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What Fees Are Required for an Air Permit?

The permit fee requirements under Env-A 700, effective June 26, 2004, have been established to support the development, implementation and administration of the statewide air permit program. There are four types of fees: (1) emission-based fees, (2) permit application review fees, (3) modeling fees, and (4) testing and monitoring fees.

1) Emission-Based Fees for All Permitted Sources:

(Holders of Temporary Permits, Title V Permits, State Permits to Operate and General Permits) Visit the Emissions Fees Notice webpage at: des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/pehb/apps/crss/emissions-fees-notice.htm

2) Permit Application Review Fees:

Apply to new sources only, i.e., source locations that have not been paying emission-based fees as of June 2004.

All new sources of air pollution are subject to either an Application Review Fee for Temporary Permits or an Application Fee for Air Toxics Reviews:

Application Review Fee for Temporary Permits: $2,000

For all sources subject to Env-A 607.01, which requires a temporary permit prior to construction or installation of certain listed sources or devices. Sources that are only subject to the regulated air toxic pollutant regulations Env-A 1400 are excluded from this fee and will only pay the Application Fee for Air Toxics Reviews.

Application Fee for Air Toxic Reviews:

For sources that submit a compliance determination application for regulated air toxic pollutants under Env-A 1400 and are not otherwise required to obtain a permit under Env-A 607.01. (Note: Under Env-A 1400, a source can make its own compliance determination and thus would not be required to submit an application.)

$500 – Initial application fee for air toxics review. No other review fee is required with a finding of "No Permit Required."

$500 – Additional review fee with a determination that a permit is required (total review fee of $1,000).

Major Source – Permit Review Fees:

As previously required, these permit review fees apply to new "major" sources and modifications to existing "major" sources (i.e., those that emit at specified threshold levels) and include reviews for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and federal New Source Review (Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Non-Attainment reviews).

Fees are determined by the number of employee hours spent on the review multiplied by the employee’s hourly rate plus all travel and public notification costs.

3) Modeling Fees for Initial Permit Applications:

For all sources that are subject to the application review fees described above that require air dispersion modeling as part of the application review, the following additional fees apply:

$2,500 for all devices subject to 607.01.

$1,500 for sources that are only subject to the regulated air toxic pollutant regulations.

Discounted rates for applications that include consultant prepared modeling are as follows:

$1,875 for devices subject to 607.01.

$1,125 for sources that are subject to air toxics reviews.

Examples of application review fees and modeling fees under the permit fee system Microsoft Word Symbol

4) Testing and Monitoring Fees for Temporary Permits:

All sources,including Title V sources which were previously exempt from these fees, will be charged for testing and monitoring conducted by DES as required by temporary permits. Charges will be determined by the number of employee hours spent on the testing and monitoring multiplied by the employee’s hourly rate plus any costs incurred for travel, lodging, meals, equipment, and supplies to carry out the required testing.

 

 

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