Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-430-7 - Annual fees for water pollution control permits

Current through August 18, 2021

(a) Authority. This section is adopted under the authority of subdivision (a) (10) of Section 22a-6 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 22a-430 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(b) Definitions: The definitions in Section 22a-430-6 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, as amended, shall apply to this section.
(c) Annual fee.
(1) Each applicant or permittee shall pay an annual fee to cover the cost to the Department of monitoring compliance with permit terms and conditions and applicable state and federal statutes and regulations. Except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, such fee shall be paid annually on or before each July 1. The commissioner shall not review any permit application unless all required fees have been paid in full, and a new or reissued permit shall not be issued prior to payment of all required fees.
(2) If the commissioner determines that an applicant for permit issuance or reissuance owes any past due fees or late fees, the applicant shall pay all such fees prior to issuance or reissuance of the permit.
(3) Notwithstanding any requirement in Section 22a-430-6 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies to the contrary, the applicant for a new permit shall pay the first annual fee within thirty days of issuance of the permit, provided the amount of such fee shall be pro-rated based on the number of days between the date of permit issuance and the next July 1. Any permittee who was required, prior to the amendment of this section on July 13, 1993, to pay an annual fee under this section for calendar year 1993 and who has not paid such fee on or before the effective date of this amendment shall pay the fee provided by this section as amended on July 13, 1993, within thirty days of notification from the commissioner that such payment is due. All permittees shall pay the annual fee for calendar year 1994 within thirty days of notification from the commissioner that such payment is due.
(d) Method of payment. All fees required by this section shall be paid by certified check or money order payable to the Department of Environmental Protection and shall, except for an annual fee which is required by this section to be submitted simultaneously with a permit application, state on the face of the check or money order, "Water Management Annual Fee."
(e) Calculation of fee.
(1) The annual fee shall be the total of the annual fees specified in Schedule B of this section for each category of discharge proposed in a permit application or, if a permit has been issued, as authorized by the permit.
(2) If a modification to a permit, other than a modification under Section 22a-430-6(e) (1) (C) or (D) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, results in an increase or decrease in the annual fee, such change in the annual fee shall be effective on the July 1 which immediately follows the issuance of the permit modification. For a modification under Section 22a-430-6(e) (1) (C) or (D) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, any increase in the annual fee resulting from the proposed modification shall be paid on or before thirty (30) days after the issuance of notice from the Commissioner that it is due.
(f) Discharge category. If the Commissioner determines upon review that an applicant's or permittee's categorization of a discharge for purposes of calculating a fee or the applicant's or permittee's calculation of a fee is incorrect, the Commissioner shall notify the applicant or permittee of his determination. Such determination shall be final. Should additional payment be due it shall be submitted within thirty (30) days of the date the notice of the Commissioner's determination is issued. The Commissioner shall determine the amount of the annual fee for any discharge category which is not listed in Schedule B based on the reasonable cost to the Department of monitoring whether the source in question is in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations and permit terms and conditions.
(g) Waiver. The Commissioner may waive, reduce, or allow delayed payment of all or part of a fee in cases in which he or she determines that the amount of the fee is clearly excessive in relation to the cost of the permitted activity.
(h) Late fee. A late fee of twenty-five percent of the annual fee shall be charged, in addition to any other fee required by this section, if an applicant or permittee fails to submit the required fee when due. The permittee shall pay an additional two percent of the amount of all fees required by this section which are overdue for each month or part thereof beyond the due date during which the fee is not paid in full. This subsection shall not prevent the Commissioner from pursuing other remedies available by statute or regulation.
(i) Exemption. Discharges from a building used solely as a single-family residence or from a swimming pool at a single family residence shall be exempt from all fee requirements under these regulations.
(j) Municipal fees.
(1) As required by Section 22a-6(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, any fee charged to a municipality pursuant to this section shall be fifty percent of the fee that would be charged to other applicants or permittees.
(2) As required by Section 22a-6(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes, for municipalities that own more than one POTW, the annual fee for each such POTW is either (A) determined by dividing the fee in schedule A for the sum of the average daily flow proposed in the permit application, if any, plus the permitted average daily flows for all other municipally-owned POTWs, by the total number of municipally-owned POTWs, or (B) fifty percent of the fee that would be charged to other applicants or permittees, for the discharge of sanitary sewage at the average daily flow stated in the permit, whichever is less.
(k) Credits and refunds. If the total annual fee paid by an applicant or permittee is more than all required fees, including late fees, the Commissioner shall credit the excess payment to the applicant to be applied to future fees due to the Commissioner under a statute or regulation administered by him or her. If the applicant or permittee demonstrates to the Commissioner's satisfaction that no future fees can reasonably be expected to be required of the applicant or permittee, the Commissioner shall refund the excess payment to the applicant or permittee. There shall be no credits or refunds other than under this subsection.

SCHEDULE B

I. Category I

Subcategory

Annual Fee

X

350.00

Y

2,725.00

Z

5,450.00

Subcategory

Wastewater Category

X*

Y*

Z*

Adhesives and Sealants2

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Aluminum Forming1 (except to POTW)

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Aluminum Forming1 (to POTW)

-

0-10,000

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

Asbestos Manufacturing1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Bakery and Confectionary3

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Battery Manufacturing1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Beverage3

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Builders Paper and Roofing Felt1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Canned and Preserved Fruits Processing1

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Canned and Preserved Seafood Processing1

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Cement Manufacturing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Clay, Gypsum, Refractory, and Ceramic Products3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Coal Gasification3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Coal Liquefaction3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Coal Mining1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Coil Coating1 (except to POTW)

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Coil Coating1 (to POTW)

-

0-10,000

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

Concrete Product3

[LESS THAN] 10,000

10,000-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Copper Forming1 (except to POTW)

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Copper forming1 (to POTW)

-

0-10,000

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

Dairy Products Processing1

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Edible Oils3

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Electrical and Electronic Components1 (except to POTW)

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Electrical and Electronic Components1 (to POTW)

-

0-10,000

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

Explosives Manufacturing3

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Ferroalloys Manufacturing1 (except to POTW)

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Ferroalloys Manufacturing1 (to POTW)

-

0-10,000

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

Fertilizer Manufacturing1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Fish Hatchery & Farm3

-

0-1,000,000

[GREATER THAN] 1,000,000

Furniture Manufacturing3

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Glass Manufacturing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Grain Mills1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Gum and Wood Chemical3

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Hospitals1

[LESS THAN] 5,000

5,000-100,000

[GREATER THAN] 100,000

Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Iron and Steel Manufacturing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Laboratory Wastewaters1

[LESS THAN] 5,000

5,000-100,000

[GREATER THAN] 100,000

Leather Tanning and Finishing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Meat Products and Rendering1

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Metal Finishing1 (except to POTW)

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Metal Finishing1 (to POTW)

-

0-10,000

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

Metal Molding and Casting1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Mineral Mining and Processing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Miscellaneous Food Product3

-

0-50,0004

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Nonferrous Metals Manufacturing1 (except to POTW)

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Nonferrous Metals Manufacturing1 (to POTW)

-

0-10,000

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

Oil and Gas Extraction1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Ore Mining1

[LESS THAN] 100,000

100,000-1,000,000

[GREATER THAN] 1,000,000

Organic Chemicals Manufacturing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Paint and Ink Formulation3

-

0-1,000

[GREATER THAN] 1,000

Paving and Roofing Materials1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Pesticides1

-

0-1,000

[GREATER THAN] 1,000

Petroleum Refining1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Pharmaceutical Preparations1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Phosphate Manufacturing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Photographic Equipment, Supplies3

[LESS THAN] 5,000

5,000-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Photographic Processing3

[LESS THAN] 5,000

5,000-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Plastics Processing1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Porcelain Enameling1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Printing and Publishing3

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Pulp and Paper Mills1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Rubber Processing3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Shale Oil3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Shipbuilding3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Shore Receptor and Bulk Terminal3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Soap, Detergent, and Cosmetic Manufacturing3

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Steam Electric Power Plants1 (per power generating unit)

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Sugar Processing1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Textile Mills1

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

Timber Products Processing1

-

0-5,000

[GREATER THAN] 5,000

Transportation3

-

0-50,000

[GREATER THAN] 50,000

* These figures refer to the total maximum daily flow for each category of discharge, in gallons per day, as authorized by the permit, or, if the annual fee being calculated is required to be paid simultaneously with a permit application, as proposed in the permit application.

1 Means wastewaters from this source, as defined pursuant to Section 301 of the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., as amended.

2 Means wastewaters from this source, as defined pursuant to the 1972 Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, as amended.

3 Defined in Section 22a-430-6(b) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, as amended.

4 For these categories, if the discharge is to a POTW and the maximm daily flow (as authorized by the permit, or, if the annual fee being calculated is required to be paid simultaneously with a permit application, as proposed in the permit application) is less than 5,000 gallons per day, the fee shall be $350.00.

[GREATER THAN] means more than

[LESS THAN] means less than

II. Category II-Miscellaneous Discharges

Category

Annual Fee

1.

Cooling Water (Non-Contact)3

a.

0-100,000*

350.00

b.

100,001-10,000,000*

1,360.00

c.

[GREATER THAN] 10,000,000*

5,450.00

2.

Incinerator3

1,775.00

3.

Transfer Station3

350.00

4.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities3

18,960.00

5.

Solid Waste Disposal Areas3

8,900.00

6.

Water Production Wastewaters3

350.00

7.

Agricultural Activities3

350.00

8.

Stormwater3

1,775.00

9.

Groundwater Contamination Recovery Systems3

2,725.00

10.

Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility3

16,350.00

11.

Sanitary Sewage3 to Surface Waters3

a.

[LESS THAN] 20,000*

1,060.00

b.

20,000-999,999*

2,130.00

c.

1,000,000-4,999,999*

2,990.00

d.

5,000,000-9,999,999*

3,410.00

e.

10,000,000-20,000,000*

3,840.00

f.

[GREATER THAN] 20,000,000*

4,260.00

12.

Sanitary Sewage3 to Groundwaters3 [GREATER THAN] 5,000[DAGGER][DAGGER]

590.00

13.

Sanitary Sewage3 to Sewer

350.00

14.

Dredging3

2,725.00

15.

Auto and other Laundries Wastewaters

a.

Power Laundries, Family and Commercial2

1.

0-50,000*

350.00

2.

[GREATER THAN] 50,000*

1,060.00

b.

Linen Supply2

1.

0-50,000*

350.00

2.

[GREATER THAN] 50,000*

1,060.00

c.

Diaper Service2

350.00

d.

Coin-Operated Laundries and Dry Cleaners2

350.00

e.

Dry Cleaning Plants Except Rug Cleaning2

1,060.00

f.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners2

475.00

g.

Industrial Laundries2

1.

0-50,000*

2,725.00

2.

[GREATER THAN] 50,000*

5,450.00

h.

Misc. Laundry & Garment Services2

350.00

i.

Car Washes2

350.00

16.

Septage Disposal Area3

1,775.00

17.

Blowdown from Heating and Cooling Equipment3

2,725.00

18.

Tumbling and Cleaning of Parts Wastewaters3

a.

0-1,000*

1,250.00

b.

1,001-10,000*

2,725.00

c.

[GREATER THAN] 10,000

5,450.00

19.

Minor Tumbling and Cleaning of Parts Wastewaters3

a.

0-1,000*

750.00

b.

1,001-10,000*

1,360.00

c.

[GREATER THAN] 10,000*

2,720.00

20.

Non-hazardous Waste Treatment Facility3

5,450.00

21.

Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Wastewater3

a.

0-50,000* (excluding natural gas pipelines)

350.00

b.

[GREATER THAN] 50,000* (excluding natural gas pipelines)

1,360.00

c.

Natural Gas Pipelines

2,725.00

* These figures refer to the total maximum daily flow for each category of discharge, in gallons per day, as authorized by the permit or, if the annual fee being calculated is required to be paid prior to permit issuance or reissuance, as proposed in the permit application.

[DAGGER][DAGGER] These figures refer to the design flow rate, in gallons per day, as authorized by the permit or, if the annual fee being calculated is required to be paid simultaneously with a permit application, as proposed in the permit application.

2 Means wastewaters from this source, as defined pursuant to the 1972 Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, as amended.

3 Defined in Section 22a-430-6(b) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, as amended.

[GREATER THAN] means more than

[LESS THAN] means less than

III. Category III-No Annual Fee.
1. Design flow rate as authorized by the permit, or, if the annual fee being calculated is required to be paid simultaneously with a permit application, as proposed in the permit application.
2. General permits issued under Section 22a-430b of the Connecticut General Statutes.
3. Building floor drain wastewaters.
4. Swimming pool backwash.
5. Permits issued pursuant to Section 22a-430-3(b) (6) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, as those Regulations existed prior to the effective date of this section.

Notes

Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-430-7
Effective June 23, 1994

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