New Fee Schedule Now Effective
The new fee schedule is effective September 15, 2022, and applies to the General and Individual NPDES programs and NPDES Major Amendments.
Chapter 102 Erosion Control requires a General NPDES Permit or an Individual NPDES Permit when a person proposes to disturb one or more acres during the duration of an earth disturbance activity. This includes earth disturbance on any portion, part or during any stage of the activity, or earth disturbance during any stage of a larger common plan or development or sale.
An Individual NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities is required for sites in special protection watersheds and sites that are unable to meet the nine eligibility requirements listed in the General PAG-02 permit. A PAG-01 General NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Small Construction Activities is applicable for sites disturbing under five acres and meeting all PAG-01 specifications.
The ACCD Fee Schedule assesses a permit fee based on two metrics for non-restoration NPDES permits: total earth disturbance acreage and number of stormwater discharge points. In addition, green infrastructure credits are offered for the use of non-structural credits and select BMPs under the updated fee schedule, off-setting permit costs while increasing environmental benefits for the county. Expedited options are available.
Site Restoration NPDES permits assess a fee based off disturbed acreage.
General NPDES (PAG-01 and PAG-02) permits require a $500 administrative filing fee payable to ACCD CWF. Individual NPDES permits require a $1,500 administrative filing fee payable to ACCD CWF.
All Chapter 102 permits require a $100/disturbed acre fee payable to PACWF, rounded to nearest whole acre.