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Georgia EPD Proposes New Air Permit Fees – UPDATED

Georgia EPD is proposing changes to Air Permit Fees, starting in State Fiscal Year 2019.

UPDATED INFORMATION:

On May 23, 2018, the Georgia EPD DNR Board approved the proposed changes to Air Permit Fees, starting in State Fiscal Year 2019:

  • There will be no changes to the FY2019 annual fee $/ton rate or minimum Title V fee.
  • Beginning on March 1, 2019, facilities will be required to pay an air permit application fee based on permit type (list of fees provided below in the original 2017 article).

Update from March 2018:

The public hearing on the proposed changes will be held on April 9, 2018.  Written comments are due by April 16, 2018.

The proposed amendments and fee manual are available here:  https://epd.georgia.gov/chapter-391-3-1-air-quality-control

Original article from 2017:

Draft Rules:  https://epd.georgia.gov/air/documents/draft-rules-air-permit-fees

Draft Fee Manual:  https://epd.georgia.gov/air/documents/draft-air-permit-fee-manual

Meeting Announcement:  https://epd.georgia.gov/sites/epd.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/Announce_PermitFees_Stakeholder_Oct2017.pdf

Highlights:

  • No proposed change to the current annual fees ($37.34 per ton for coal-fired EGUs and $35.50 for all other sources).
  • Beginning March 1, 2019, air permit application fees would be required based on permit type:

Minor Source Permit or Amendment: $250

Synthetic Minor Source Permit or Amendment: $1000

Major Source Permit not PSD or 112(g): $2000

Name / Ownership Change: $250

Permit-by-Rule: $250

Title V 502(b)(10) Permit Amendment: $2000

Title V Minor Modification with Construction: $2000

Title V Minor Modification without Construction: $2000

Title V Significant Modification with Construction: $2000

Title V Significant Modification without Construction: $2000

PSD Permit or 112(g) Permit: $7500

Nonattainment NSR Permit: $7500

  • These application fees do not include the optional expedited permit fee.
  • EPD is hosting a stakeholder meeting on November 13, 2017 to review the proposed changes.

For more information, please contact your EPS consultant.

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