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Rule 307. CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PLAN FEES

Adopted 7/7/05

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to recover the District’s costs for the review and management of Conservation Management Plan (CMP) Applications and Plan required by Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

2.0 Applicability

This rule applies to each owner/operator of an Agricultural Operation Site subject to Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

3.0 Definitions

3.1 Agricultural Operation Site (AOS): as defined in Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

3.2 Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO): as defined in Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

4.0 Exemptions

The provisions of this rule do not apply to any AOS subject to the District’s Permit to Operate requirements.

5.0 CMP Application and Renewal Fees

5.1 Agricultural Operation Site subject to Rule 502:

The owner/operator of an AOS shall pay an initial CMP Plan fee (call the District to get the current fees quoted). This fee will cover the cost of plan review and approval as well as the cost of the first year of field inspections.

5.2 Multiple Agricultural Operation Sites subject to Rule 502:

An owner/operator of multiple AOSs shall pay the applicable fee as shown in Section 5.1 for all AOSs submitted to the APCO at the same time. CMP applications for AOSs submitted at different times shall each be subject to the full fee shown in Section 5.1.

5.3 CMP Plan Renewal Fee

The owner/operator shall pay a renewal fee (call the District to get the current fees quoted) every year for each CMP Plan that is required by Rule 502. After five years, if there has been no change in the CMP plan and no CMP plan violations, the annual renewal fee will be reduced.

5.4 CMP Modification Fee

No additional fees are required to request a modification of a previously approved CMP Plan.

5.5 CMP Fee Adjustments

Beginning on July 1, 2006, all CMP application and renewal fees shall be adjusted annually in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 42311 to account for changes in the annual California Consumer Price Index. The actual fees charged shall be rounded to the nearest five dollar ($5) increment.

6.0 Fee Notification

6.1 The initial CMP Plan fee shall be submitted to the District with the submittal of the plan. The submittal will be deemed to be incomplete and no processing or approval will occur until the fee is paid.

6.2 The APCO shall provide the AOS owner/operator with an invoice for the annual renewal fee annually in the month the CMP Plan was approved. CMP Plan renewal fees are due and payable within 30 days of the invoice date.

7.0 Late Fees

If payment of any charges levied under this rule is not received by the APCO within 30 days of the invoice date, the charges shall be increased in accordance with the schedule provided in Rule 300 Section D. (Notification of Fees Due).

(Draft – May 16, 2005)

(Web revision of Rule 307- October 1, 2008)

Rule 307 – CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PLAN FEES

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to recover the District’s costs for the review and management of Conservation Management Plan (CMP) Applications and Plan required by Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

2.0 Applicability

This rule applies to each owner/operator of an Agricultural Operation Site subject to Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

3.0 Definitions

3.1 Agricultural Operation Site (AOS): as defined in Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

3.2 Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO): as defined in Rule 502 (Conservation Management Practices).

4.0 Exemptions

The provisions of this rule do not apply to any AOS subject to the District’s Permit to Operate requirements.

5.0 CMP Application and Renewal Fees

5.1 Agricultural Operation Site subject to Rule 502:

The owner/operator of an AOS shall pay an initial CMP Plan fee of $165.00. This fee will cover the cost of plan review and approval as well as the cost of the first year of field inspections.

5.2 Multiple Agricultural Operation Sites subject to Rule 502:

An owner/operator of multiple AOSs shall pay the applicable fee as shown in Section 5.1 for all AOSs submitted to the APCO at the same time. CMP applications for AOSs submitted at different times shall each be subject to the full fee shown in Section 5.1.

5.3 CMP Plan Renewal Fee

The owner/operator shall pay a renewal fee of $65.00 every year for each CMP Plan that is required by Rule 502. After five years, if there has been no change in the CMP plan and no CMP plan violations, the annual renewal fee will be reduced to $30.00.

5.4 CMP Modification Fee

No additional fees are required to request a modification of a previously approved CMP Plan.

5.5 CMP Fee Adjustments

Beginning on July 1, 2006, all CMP application and renewal fees shall be adjusted annually in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 42311 to account for changes in the annual California Consumer Price Index. The actual fees charged shall be rounded to the nearest five dollar ($5) increment.

6.0 Fee Notification

6.1 The initial CMP Plan fee shall be submitted to the District with the submittal of the plan. The submittal will be deemed to be incomplete and no processing or approval will occur until the fee is paid.

6.2 The APCO shall provide the AOS owner/operator with an invoice for the annual renewal fee annually in the month the CMP Plan was approved. CMP Plan renewal fees are due and payable within 30 days of the invoice date.

7.0 Late Fees

If payment of any charges levied under this rule is not received by the APCO within 30 days of the invoice date, the charges shall be increased in accordance with the schedule provided in Rule 300 Section D. (Notification of Fees Due).



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