Rules and Regulations Governing the Establishment of Various Fees (250-RICR-30-00-1)
250-RICR-30-00-1 ACTIVE RULE
These Rules and Regulations are promulgated pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-17.1 Environmental Management, Chapter 46-12 Water Pollution, Chapter 46-13.1 Groundwater Protection, Chapter 46-13.2 Drilling of Drinking Water Wells, Chapter 23-23 Air Pollution, and Chapter 42-35 Administrative Procedures.
The terms and provisions of these Rules and Regulations shall be liberally construed to allow the Department to effectuate the purposes of State and Federal laws, goals and policies.
If any provisions of these Rules and Regulations, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity of the remainder of the Rules and Regulations shall not be affected thereby.
These Rules and Regulations apply only to the DEM regulatory programs identified herein. Other DEM regulatory programs and other State agencies have fee schedules included in their governing Rules and Regulations.
These Regulations hereby adopt and incorporate 40 C.F.R. Parts 60, 61 and 63 by reference, not including any further editions or amendments thereof and only to the extent that the provisions therein are not inconsistent with these Regulations.
A.“Complex minor sources” means complex minor sources or modifications are:
1.Sources of VOC that have a potential to emit twenty-five (25) tons/yr. or more.
2.New sources of a listed toxic air contaminant or an existing source that would be emitting a listed toxic air contaminant that it did not emit previously.
3.Sources subject to New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants or MACT standards (40 C.F.R. Parts 60, 61 and 63 (2017), incorporated above at § 1.6 of this Part).
5.New sources with potential emissions after controls between one hundred (100) and two hundred fifty (250) tons/yr. and are not major stationary sources.
6.An application that includes four (4) or more minor sources.
7.Boilers with a heat input capacity greater than thirty million (30,000,000) BTUs/hr.
B.“Discharge – emergency” means an order of approval issued under the direction of an on-scene coordinator for the discharge of treated effluent from a pollution control system.
C.“Major and minor municipal or industrial” means categories established pursuant to Federal Environmental Protection Agency criteria for wastewater discharges. Lists are maintained by the DEM Office of Water Resources.
D.“Major modifications” means significant upgrade of existing facilities including, but not limited to, advanced treatment modifications, increase in wastewater treatment facility capacity, or addition, modification or replacement of major treatment processes. Also includes addition, modification or replacement of major combined sewer overflow collection and/or treatment facilities.
E.“Major source permit” means an approval or permit issued by the Office of Air Resources for the construction or installation of a major stationary source or major modification. Major stationary sources and major modifications are as defined in Part of this Title, Air Pollution Control Permits. Major stationary sources are defined at § 120-05-9.4.1(b) of this Title for nonattainment areas and at § 120-05-9.5.1(f) for attainment areas. Major modifications are defined at § 120-05-9.1.22 of this Title.
F.“Minor modifications” means a minor wastewater treatment facility changes including, but not limited to, addition, modification or replacement of minor treatment process equipment. Also includes addition, modification or replacement of minor combined sewer overflow treatment facilities.
G."Minor source" means minor sources or modifications are:
1.Applications for the installation of air pollution control equipment only.
2.Small package boilers firing oil or natural gas (Heat input less than or equal to thirty million (30,000,000) BTUs/hr.).
3.Small spray painting operations.
4.All other miscellaneous applications.
H.“New wastewater treatment facility” means new or complete replacement of an existing wastewater treatment facility or combined sewer overflow collection and/or treatment facilities.
I.“Orders of approval” means Order from the Director of the Department of Environmental Management approving various activities under Rhode Island’s Water Pollution Control Law (R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 46-12).
J.“Order of approval to ‘prevent pollution’” means approval of plans and specification prior to construction of wastewater facilities.
K.“Pretreatment permit” means a permit issued by the State as the control authority for the control of indirect dischargers that discharge pollutants to publicly owned treatment works.
L.“RIPDES permit” means a permit issued pursuant to the Rhode Island Pollution Discharge Elimination System Regulations for the discharge of wastewaters into the waters of the State or issued pursuant to the of this Title, Rhode Island Pretreatment Regulations to control indirect dischargers that discharge pollutants to publicly owned treatment works.
M.“Second tier" means second (2nd) tier toxic operating sources are sources meeting the definition above and which meet one (1) or more of the following criteria:
2.Facility submits incomplete or inaccurate information on its operating permit application which is not corrected following notification in writing by the Office of Air Resources.
3.Review of operating permit application requires refined modeling.
N."Sewer extensions” means extension, modification or replacement of existing collection systems including lateral sewers, interceptor sewers, force mains, pumping stations and marine sewage pump-out facilities. Also includes addition, modification and replacement of combined sewer overflow collection facilities.
O.“Toxic operating sources” means sources using and/or emitting one (1) or more of the substances listed in Part of this Title, Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 22 – Air Toxics which are notified that they are required to file an air toxics operating permit application with the Office of Air Resources pursuant to § 120-05-22.5.2 of this Title or which are required to file an application for renewal of an air toxics operating permit pursuant to § 120-05-22.5.8.
1.8Rhode Island Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) and Pretreatment Program – Office of Water Resources
RHODE ISLAND POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (RIPDES) AND PRETREATMENT PERMIT FEES
APPLICATION (Application fee is required for all new applications only. General or Group application fee is required only if review of a pollution control plan is required).
ANNUAL (Annual fees are assessed on a calendar year basis and are due July 15th of each subsequent year, for all permits active as of December 31st. Expired permits that remain in effect in accordance with the RIPDES Regulations shall continue to pay annual fees).
Individual Major Flow (MGD)
(Flow represents the sum of the average monthly limits (maximum if average is not limited) for each outfall listed in the permit).
1 – 15
> 15 – 30
Individual Minor and Pretreatment4 Flow (MGD)
(For the purposes of establishing fees, all Pretreatment Permits are classified as “Minor”. Flow represents the sum of the average monthly limits (maximum if average is not limited) for each outfall listed in the permit.)
0.01 – 0.1
General or Group Permit
ORDERS OF APPROVAL FOR DISCHARGES
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF AN ON-SITE COORDINATOR
Discharge – Emergency
1.9Wastewater Treatment Facilities Program – Office of Water Resources
ORDERS OF APPROVAL TO PREVENT POLLUTION
New Wastewater Treatment Facility
Major Wastewater Treatment Facility Modifications
Minor Wastewater Treatment Facility Modifications
Sewer Extensions with No New Flows or New Flows Less than 250,000 gpd
Sewer Extensions with New Flows of 250,000 gpd or Greater
1.10Water Quality Certification Program – Office of Water Resources
B.Water Quality Certification Fees:
1.Four hundred dollars ($400.00)
2.Modification Request for a Previously Approved Project (excluding renewals): One half (1/2) of the Original Fee.
1.11Office of Air Resources
AIR RESOURCES FEES
Major Source Permit
Complex Minor Source
Toxic Operating Sources
Checks shall be made payable to “General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island.”
B.Electronic Transfers and Credit Cards
At such time that the Department of Environmental Management establishes a system for accepting electronic transfers and credit card charges for payment of fees, the payer of the fee by these methods shall be responsible for payment of all processing or transaction fees in addition to the fee specified herein.
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R.I. Gen. Laws Chapters 42-17.1
Purpose and Reason:
To correct a typographical error in the fee chart included in Section 1.8(B). The first entry in that chart was inadvertently altered the last time the regulation was refiled.