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Permit fee schedule.

(1) Application fee. In addition to the annual fee, first time applicants (except those applying for coverage under a general permit) will pay a one time application fee of twenty-five percent of the annual permit fee, or $250.00, whichever is greater. An application fee is assessed for RCRA sites regardless of whether a new permit is issued or an existing permit for other than the discharge resulting from the RCRA corrective action, is modified.
(2) Industrial facility categories.
INDUSTRIAL FACILITY CATEGORIES
FY 2020
ANNUAL
PERMIT FEE
FY 2021
ANNUAL
PERMIT FEE &
BEYOND
Aluminum Alloys
$21,768.00
 
$22,950.00
 
Aluminum and Magnesium Reduction Mills
 
 
 
a.
NPDES Permit
115,785.00
 
115,785.00
 
 
b.
State Permit
57,895.00
 
57,895.00
 
Aluminum Forming
65,304.00
 
68,850.00
 
Aquaculture
 
 
 
a.
Finfish hatching and rearing - Individual Permit
5,889.00
 
5,889.00
 
 
b.
Finfish hatching and rearing - General Permit Coverage
4,125.00
 
4,125.00
 
 
c.
Shellfish hatching
223.00
 
223.00
 
Aquatic Pest Control
 
a.
Irrigation Districts
647.00
 
682.00
 
 
b.
Mosquito Control Districts
647.00
 
682.00
 
 
c.
Invasive Moth Control
647.00
 
682.00
 
 
d.
Aquatic Species Control & Eradication
647.00
 
682.00
 
 
e.
Oyster Growers
647.00
 
682.00
 
 
f.
Rotenone Control
647.00
 
682.00
 
Boat Yards - Individual Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
With stormwater only discharge
558.00
 
588.00
 
 
b.
All others
1,113.00
 
1,173.00
 
Boat Yards - General Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
With stormwater only discharge
509.00
 
537.00
 
 
b.
All others
1,031.00
 
1,087.00
 
Bridge Washing
 
 
 
a.
Single-site Permit
3,839.00
 
4,047.00
 
 
b.
WSDOT Annual Fee
12,757.00
 
13,450.00
 
Coal Mining and Preparation
 
 
 
a.
< 200,000 tons per year
8,702.00
 
9,175.00
 
 
b.
200,000 - < 500,000 tons per year
19,593.00
 
20,657.00
 
 
c.
500,000 - < 1,000,000 tons per year
34,827.00
 
36,718.00
 
 
d.
1,000,000 tons per year and greater
65,304.00
 
68,850.00
 
Combined Industrial Waste Treatment
 
 
 
a.
< 10,000 gpd
3,972.00
 
3,972.00
 
 
b.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
9,816.00
 
9,816.00
 
 
c.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
19,636.00
 
19,636.00
 
 
d.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
 
e.
500,000 gpd and greater
58,901.00
 
58,901.00
 
Combined Food Processing Waste Treatment Facilities
18,797.00
 
18,797.00
 
Combined Sewer Overflow System
 
 
 
 
a.
< 50 acres
3,927.00
 
3,927.00
 
 
b.
50 - < 100 acres
9,816.00
 
9,816.00
 
 
c.
100 - < 500 acres
11,783.00
 
11,783.00
 
 
d.
500 acres and greater
15,704.00
 
15,704.00
 
Commercial Laundry
526.00
 
555.00
 
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
 
 
 
 
a.
< 200 Animal Units
292.00
 
308.00
 
 
b.
200 - < 400 Animal Units
732.00
 
772.00
 
 
c.
400 - < 600 Animal Units
1,466.00
 
1,546.00
 
 
d.
600 - < 800 Animal Units
2,198.00
 
2,317.00
 
 
e.
800 Animal Units and greater
2,935.00
 
3,094.00
 
Dairies $.50 per Animal Unit not to exceed $1,969.00 for FY 2020 and $2,076.00 for FY 2021 & beyond
 
 
Facilities Not Otherwise Classified - Individual Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
1,963.00
 
1,963.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
3,927.00
 
3,927.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
9,817.00
 
9,817.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
15,704.00
 
15,704.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
31,258.00
 
31,258.00
 
 
f.
500,000 - < 1,000,000 gpd
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
 
g.
1,000,000 gpd and greater
58,900.00
 
58,900.00
 
Facilities Not Otherwise Classified - General Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
1,377.00
 
1,377.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
2,849.00
 
2,849.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
6,874.00
 
6,874.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
10,997.00
 
10,997.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
21,987.00
 
21,987.00
 
 
f.
500,000 - < 1,000,000 gpd
27,484.00
 
27,484.00
 
 
g.
1,000,000 gpd and greater
41,232.00
 
41,232.00
 
Flavor Extraction
 
 
 
a.
Steam Distillation
202.00
 
202.00
 
Food Processing
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
1,961.00
 
1,961.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
5,003.00
 
5,003.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
8,934.00
 
8,934.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
14,036.00
 
14,036.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 250,000 gpd
19,633.00
 
19,633.00
 
 
f.
250,000 - < 500,000 gpd
25,819.00
 
25,819.00
 
 
g.
500,000 - < 750,000 gpd
32,393.00
 
32,393.00
 
 
h.
750,000 - < 1,000,000 gpd
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
 
i.
1,000,000 - < 2,500,000 gpd
48,374.00
 
48,374.00
 
 
j.
2,500,000 - < 5,000,000 gpd
53,993.00
 
53,993.00
 
 
k.
5,000,000 gpd and greater
58,901.00
 
58,901.00
 
Fruit Packing - Individual Permit Coverage
 
 
 
 
a.
0 - < 1,000 bins/yr.
392.00
 
392.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 5,000 bins/yr.
786.00
 
786.00
 
 
c.
5,000 - < 10,000 bins/yr.
1,570.00
 
1,570.00
 
 
d.
10,000 - < 15,000 bins/yr.
3,144.00
 
3,144.00
 
 
e.
15,000 - < 20,000 bins/yr.
5,199.00
 
5,199.00
 
 
f.
20,000 - < 25,000 bins/yr.
7,264.00
 
7,264.00
 
 
g.
25,000 - < 50,000 bins/yr.
9,717.00
 
9,717.00
 
 
h.
50,000 - < 75,000 bins/yr.
10,800.00
 
10,800.00
 
 
i.
75,000 - < 100,000 bins/yr.
12,564.00
 
12,564.00
 
 
j.
100,000 - < 125,000 bins/yr.
15,704.00
 
15,704.00
 
 
k.
125,000 - < 150,000 bins/yr.
19,633.00
 
19,633.00
 
 
l.
150,000 bins/yr. and greater
23,524.00
 
23,524.00
 
Fruit Packing - General Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
0 - < 1,000 bins/yr.
274.00
 
274.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 5,000 bins/yr.
550.00
 
550.00
 
 
c.
5,000 - < 10,000 bins/yr.
1,100.00
 
1,100.00
 
 
d.
10,000 - < 15,000 bins/yr.
2,201.00
 
2,201.00
 
 
e.
15,000 - < 20,000 bins/yr.
3,643.00
 
3,643.00
 
 
f.
20,000 - < 25,000 bins/yr.
5,085.00
 
5,085.00
 
 
g.
25,000 - < 50,000 bins/yr.
6,800.00
 
6,800.00
 
 
h.
50,000 - < 75,000 bins/yr.
7,557.00
 
7,557.00
 
 
i.
75,000 - < 100,000 bins/yr.
8,788.00
 
8,788.00
 
 
j.
100,000 - < 125,000 bins/yr.
10,997.00
 
10,997.00
 
 
k.
125,000 - < 150,000 bins/yr.
13,744.00
 
13,744.00
 
 
l.
150,000 bins/yr. and greater
16,491.00
 
16,491.00
 
Fuel and Chemical Storage
 
 
 
a.
< 50,000 bbls
1,963.00
 
1,963.00
 
 
b.
50,000 - < 100,000 bbls
3,927.00
 
3,927.00
 
 
c.
100,000 - < 500,000 bbls
9,816.00
 
9,816.00
 
 
d.
500,000 bbls and greater
19,636.00
 
19,636.00
 
Hazardous Waste Clean Up Sites
 
 
 
a.
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST)
 
 
 
 
1.
State Permit
5,149.00
 
5,149.00
 
 
 
2.
NPDES Permit Issued pre 7/1/94
5,148.00
 
5,148.00
 
 
 
3.
NPDES Permit Issued post 7/1/94
10,298.00
 
10,298.00
 
 
b.
Non-LUST Sites
 
 
 
 
1.
1 or 2 Contaminants of concern
10,069.00
 
10,069.00
 
 
 
2.
˃ 2 Contaminants of concern
20,137.00
 
20,137.00
 
Ink Formulation and Printing
 
 
 
a.
Commercial Print Shops
3,021.00
 
3,021.00
 
 
b.
Newspapers
5,035.00
 
5,035.00
 
 
c.
Box Plants
8,055.00
 
8,055.00
 
 
d.
Ink Formulation
10,070.00
 
10,070.00
 
Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing
 
 
 
a.
Lime Products
9,816.00
 
9,816.00
 
 
b.
Fertilizer
11,816.00
 
11,816.00
 
 
c.
Peroxide
15,704.00
 
15,704.00
 
 
d.
Alkaline Earth Salts
19,636.00
 
19,636.00
 
 
e.
Metal Salts
27,482.00
 
27,482.00
 
 
f.
Acid Manufacturing
38,942.00
 
38,942.00
 
 
g.
Chlor-alkali
78,533.00
 
78,533.00
 
Iron and Steel
 
 
 
a.
Foundries
21,768.00
 
22,950.00
 
 
b.
Mills
43,573.00
 
45,939.00
 
Metal Finishing
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
2,609.00
 
2,751.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
4,351.00
 
4,587.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
10,879.00
 
11,470.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
21,767.00
 
22,949.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
43,530.00
 
45,894.00
 
 
f.
500,000 gpd and greater
65,299.00
 
68,845.00
 
Noncontact Cooling Water With Additives - Individual Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
1,229.00
 
1,229.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
1,713.00
 
1,713.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
3,685.00
 
3,685.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
8,593.00
 
8,593.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
14,721.00
 
14,721.00
 
 
f.
500,000 - < 1,000,000 gpd
20,863.00
 
20,863.00
 
 
g.
1,000,000 - < 2,500,000 gpd
27,001.00
 
27,001.00
 
 
h.
2,500,000 - < 5,000,000 gpd
32,993.00
 
32,993.00
 
 
i.
5,000,000 gpd and greater
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
Noncontact Cooling Water With Additives - General Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
861.00
 
861.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
1,716.00
 
1,716.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
2,579.00
 
2,579.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
6,015.00
 
6,015.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
10,307.00
 
10,307.00
 
 
f.
500,000 - < 1,000,000 gpd
14,606.00
 
14,606.00
 
 
g.
1,000,000 - < 2,500,000 gpd
18,899.00
 
18,899.00
 
 
h.
2,500,000 - < 5,000,000 gpd
23,191.00
 
23,191.00
 
 
i.
5,000,000 gpd and greater
27,484.00
 
27,484.00
 
Noncontact Cooling Water Without Additives - Individual Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
984.00
 
984.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
1,963.00
 
1,963.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
2,948.00
 
2,948.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
6,874.00
 
6,874.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
11,783.00
 
11,783.00
 
 
f.
500,000 - < 1,000,000 gpd
16,687.00
 
16,687.00
 
 
g.
1,000,000 - < 2,500,000 gpd
21,511.00
 
21,511.00
 
 
h.
2,500,000 - < 5,000,000 gpd
26,503.00
 
26,503.00
 
 
i.
5,000,000 gpd and greater
31,414.00
 
31,414.00
 
Noncontact Cooling Water Without Additives - General Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
688.00
 
688.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
1,377.00
 
1,377.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
2,064.00
 
2,064.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
4,811.00
 
4,811.00
 
 
e.
100,000 - < 500,000 gpd
8,246.00
 
8,246.00
 
 
f.
500,000 - < 1,000,000 gpd
11,683.00
 
11,683.00
 
 
g.
1,000,000 - < 2,500,000 gpd
15,117.00
 
15,117.00
 
 
h.
2,500,000 - < 5,000,000 gpd
18,554.00
 
18,554.00
 
 
i.
5,000,000 gpd and greater
21,987.00
 
21,987.00
 
Nonferrous Metals Forming
21,768.00
 
22,950.00
 
Ore Mining
 
 
 
a.
Ore Mining
4,352.00
 
4,588.00
 
 
b.
Ore mining with physical concentration processes
8,704.00
 
9,177.00
 
 
c.
Ore mining with physical and chemical concentration processes
34,827.00
 
36,718.00
 
Organic Chemicals Manufacturing
 
 
 
a.
Fertilizer
19,636.00
 
19,636.00
 
 
b.
Aliphatic
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
 
c.
Aromatic
58,901.00
 
58,901.00
 
Petroleum Refining
 
 
 
a.
< 10,000 bbls/d
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
 
b.
10,000 - < 50,000 bbls/d
77,853.00
 
77,853.00
 
 
c.
50,000 bbls/d and greater
157,075.00
 
157,075.00
 
Photofinishers
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
1,570.00
 
1,570.00
 
 
b.
1,000 gpd and greater
3,927.00
 
3,927.00
 
Power and/or Steam Plants
 
 
 
a.
Steam Generation - Nonelectric
7,924.00
 
7,924.00
 
 
b.
Hydroelectric
7,924.00
 
7,924.00
 
 
c.
Nonfossil Fuel
11,781.00
 
11,781.00
 
 
d.
Fossil Fuel
31,414.00
 
31,414.00
 
Pulp, Paper and Paper Board
 
 
 
a.
Fiber Recyclers/Nonwood Pulp Mills
19,632.00
 
19,632.00
 
 
b.
Paper Mills
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
 
c.
Groundwood Pulp Mills
 
 
 
 
1.
< 300 tons per day
58,901.00
 
58,901.00
 
 
 
2.
˃ 300 tons per day
117,813.00
 
117,813.00
 
 
d.
Chemical Pulp Mills
 
 
 
 
w/o Chlorine Bleaching
157,068.00
 
157,068.00
 
 
e.
Chemical Pulp Mills
 
 
 
 
w/Chlorine Bleaching
176,697.00
 
176,697.00
 
Radioactive Effluents and Discharges (RED)
 
 
 
a.
< 3 waste streams
37,986.00
 
37,986.00
 
 
b.
3 - < 8 waste streams
65,965.00
 
65,965.00
 
 
c.
8 waste streams and greater
108,648.00
 
108,648.00
 
RCRA Corrective Action Sites
27,597.00
 
27,597.00
 
Sand and Gravel - Individual Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
Mining Activities
 
 
 
 
1.
Mining, screening, washing and/or crushing
3,581.00
 
3,581.00
 
 
 
2.
Nonoperating site (fee per site)
147.00
 
147.00
 
 
b.
Asphalt Production
 
 
 
 
1.
1 - < 50,000 tons/yr.
1,492.00
 
1,492.00
 
 
 
2.
50,000 - < 300,000 tons/yr.
3,582.00
 
3,582.00
 
 
 
3.
300,000 tons/yr. and greater
4,480.00
 
4,480.00
 
 
 
4.
Nonoperating Asphalt
147.00
 
147.00
 
 
c.
Concrete Production
 
 
 
 
1.
1 - < 25,000 cu. yds/yr.
1,492.00
 
1,492.00
 
 
 
2.
25,000 - < 200,000 cu. yds/yr.
3,582.00
 
3,582.00
 
 
 
3.
200,000 cu. yds/yr. and greater
4,480.00
 
4,480.00
 
 
 
4.
Nonoperating Concrete
147.00
 
147.00
 
The fee for a facility in the sand and gravel production category is the sum of the applicable fees in the mining activities and concrete and asphalt production categories.
 
 
 
d.
Portable Operations
 
 
 
 
1.
Rock Crushing
3,581.00
 
3,581.00
 
 
 
2.
Asphalt
3,581.00
 
3,581.00
 
 
 
3.
Concrete
3,581.00
 
3,581.00
 
 
 
4.
Nonoperating Site
147.00
 
147.00
 
Sand and Gravel - General Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
Mining Activities
 
 
 
 
1.
Mining, screening, washing and/or crushing
2,505.00
 
2,505.00
 
 
 
2.
Nonoperating site (fee per site)
103.00
 
103.00
 
 
b.
Asphalt Production
 
 
 
 
1.
0 - < 50,000 tons/yr.
1,046.00
 
1,046.00
 
 
 
2.
50,000 - < 300,000 tons/yr.
2,507.00
 
2,507.00
 
 
 
3.
300,000 tons/yr. and greater
3,135.00
 
3,135.00
 
 
 
4.
Nonoperating Asphalt
103.00
 
103.00
 
 
c.
Concrete Production
 
 
 
 
1.
0 - < 25,000 cu. yds/yr.
1,046.00
 
1,046.00
 
 
 
2.
25,000 - < 200,000 cu. yds/yr.
2,507.00
 
2,507.00
 
 
 
3.
200,000 cu. yds/yr. and greater
3,135.00
 
3,135.00
 
 
 
4.
Nonoperating Concrete
103.00
 
103.00
 
The fee for a facility in the sand and gravel production category is the sum of the applicable fees in the mining activities and concrete and asphalt production categories.
 
 
 
d.
Portable Operations
 
 
 
 
1.
Rock Crushing
2,507.00
 
2,507.00
 
 
 
2.
Asphalt
2,507.00
 
2,507.00
 
 
 
3.
Concrete
2,507.00
 
2,507.00
 
 
 
4.
Nonoperating
103.00
 
103.00
 
Seafood Processing
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
1,963.00
 
1,963.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 10,000 gpd
5,003.00
 
5,003.00
 
 
c.
10,000 - < 50,000 gpd
8,934.00
 
8,934.00
 
 
d.
50,000 - < 100,000 gpd
14,036.00
 
14,036.00
 
 
e.
100,000 gpd and greater
19,636.00
 
19,636.00
 
Shipyards
 
 
 
a.
Per crane, travel lift, small boat lift
4,352.00
 
4,588.00
 
 
b.
Per drydock under 250 ft in length
4,352.00
 
4,588.00
 
 
c.
Per graving dock
4,352.00
 
4,588.00
 
 
d.
Per marine way/ramp
6,528.00
 
6,882.00
 
 
e.
Per syncrolift
6,528.00
 
6,882.00
 
 
f.
Per drydock 250 ft and over in length
8,704.00
 
9,177.00
 
 
g.
In-water vessel maintenance
8,704.00
 
9,177.00
 
The fee for a facility in the shipyard category is the sum of the fees for the applicable units in the facility.
 
 
Solid Waste Sites (nonstormwater)
 
 
 
a.
Nonputrescible
7,850.00
 
7,850.00
 
 
b.
< 50 acres
15,703.00
 
15,703.00
 
 
c.
50 - < 100 acres
31,414.00
 
31,414.00
 
 
d.
100 - < 250 acres
39,266.00
 
39,266.00
 
 
e.
250 acres and greater
58,901.00
 
58,901.00
 
Textile Mills
78,533.00
 
78,533.00
 
Timber Products
 
 
 
a.
Log Storage
3,927.00
 
3,927.00
 
 
b.
Veneer
7,850.00
 
7,850.00
 
 
c.
Sawmills
15,704.00
 
15,704.00
 
 
d.
Hardwood, Plywood
27,482.00
 
27,482.00
 
 
e.
Wood Preserving
37,706.00
 
37,706.00
 
Vegetable/Bulb Washing Facilities
 
 
 
a.
< 1,000 gpd
130.00
 
130.00
 
 
b.
1,000 - < 5,000 gpd
262.00
 
262.00
 
 
c.
5,000 - < 10,000 gpd
517.00
 
517.00
 
 
d.
10,000 - < 20,000 gpd
1,042.00
 
1,042.00
 
 
e.
20,000 and greater
1,721.00
 
1,721.00
 
Vehicle Maintenance and Freight Transfer
 
 
 
a.
< 0.5 acre
3,927.00
 
3,927.00
 
 
b.
0.5 - < 1.0 acre
7,850.00
 
7,850.00
 
 
c.
1.0 acre and greater
11,781.00
 
11,781.00
 
Vessel Deconstruction
19,157.00
 
20,197.00
 
Water Plants - Individual Permit Coverage
5,359.00
 
5,359.00
 
Water Plants - General Permit Coverage
3,752.00
 
3,752.00
 
Wineries - Individual Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 24,999 gallons per year (gpy)
423.00
 
423.00
 
 
b.
25,000 - < 39,999 gpy
621.00
 
621.00
 
 
c.
40,000 - < 54,999 gpy
960.00
 
960.00
 
 
d.
55,000 - < 69,999 gpy
1,297.00
 
1,297.00
 
 
e.
70,000 - < 99,999 gpy
1,636.00
 
1,636.00
 
 
f.
100,000 - < 299,999 gpy
2,370.00
 
2,370.00
 
 
g.
300,000 - < 699,999 gpy
7,111.00
 
7,111.00
 
 
h.
700,000 - < 999,999 gpy
16,594.00
 
16,594.00
 
 
i.
1,000,000 - < 1,999,999 gpy
23,762.00
 
23,762.00
 
 
j.
2,000,000 gpy and greater
47,470.00
 
47,470.00
 
Wineries - General Permit Coverage
 
 
 
a.
< 24,999 gpy
296.00
 
296.00
 
 
b.
25,000 - < 39,999 gpy
434.00
 
434.00
 
 
c.
40,000 - < 54,999 gpy
671.00
 
671.00
 
 
d.
55,000 - < 69,999 gpy
907.00
 
907.00
 
 
e.
70,000 - < 99,999 gpy
1,144.00
 
1,144.00
 
 
f.
100,000 - < 299,999 gpy
1,657.00
 
1,657.00
 
 
g.
300,000 - < 699,999 gpy
4,973.00
 
4,973.00
 
 
h.
700,000 - < 999,999 gpy
11,604.00
 
11,604.00
 
 
i.
1,000,000 - < 1,999,999 gpy
16,617.00
 
16,617.00
 
 
j.
2,000,000 gpy and greater
33,196.00
 
33,196.00
 
(a) Facilities other than those in the sand and gravel, shipyard, or RCRA categories that operate within several fee categories or subcategories, shall be charged from that category or subcategory with the highest fee.
(b) The total annual permit fee for a water treatment plant that primarily serves residential customers may not exceed three dollars per residential equivalent. The number of residential equivalents is determined by dividing the facility's annual gross revenue in the previous calendar year by the annual user charge for a single family residence that uses nine hundred cubic feet of water per month.
(c) Fruit packer, sand and gravel, and winery permit holders are required to submit information to the department certifying annual production (calendar year) or unit processes. The permit holder shall submit the information to the department by the required due date. Failure to provide this information results in a fee determination based on the highest subcategory the facility has received permit coverage in.
(i) Information submitted shall bear a certification of correctness and be signed:
(A) In the case of a corporation, by an authorized corporate officer;
(B) In the case of a limited partnership, by an authorized partner;
(C) In the case of a general partnership, by an authorized general partner; or
(D) In the case of a sole proprietorship, by the proprietor.
(ii) The department may verify information submitted and, if it determines that false or inaccurate statements have been made, it may, in addition to taking other actions provided by law, revise both current and previously granted fee determinations.
(d) Fees for fruit packers discharging only noncontact cooling water without additives shall pay the lesser of the applicable fee in the fruit packing or noncontact cooling water without additives categories.
(e) Where no clear industrial facility category exists for placement of a permit holder, the department may elect to place the permit holder in a category with dischargers or permit holders that contain or use similar properties or processes and/or a category which contains similar permitting complexities to the department.
(f) Hazardous waste cleanup sites and EPA authorized RCRA corrective action sites with whom the department has begun cost recovery through chapter 70.105D RCW shall not pay a permit fee under chapter 173-224 WAC until such time as the cost recovery under chapter 70.105D RCW ceases.
(g) Any permit holder, with the exception of nonoperating sand and gravel operations or a permitted portable facility, who has not been in continuous operation within a consecutive eighteen-month period or who commits to not being in operation for a consecutive eighteen-month period or longer can have their permit fee reduced to twenty-five percent of the fee that they would be otherwise assessed. This nonoperating mode may be verified by the appropriate ecology staff. Once operations resume, the permit fee returns to the full amount.
Facilities who commit to the minimum eighteen-month nonoperating mode but go back into operation during the same eighteen-month period are assessed permit fees as if they were active during the entire period.
(h) Facilities with subcategories based on gallons per day (gpd) shall have their annual permit fee determined by using the maximum daily flow or maximum monthly average permitted flow in gallons per day as specified in the waste discharge permit, whichever is greater.
(i) RCRA corrective action sites requiring a waste discharge permit are assessed a separate permit fee regardless of whether the discharge is authorized by a separate permit or by a modification to an existing permit for a discharge other than that resulting from the corrective action.
(3) MUNICIPAL/DOMESTIC FACILITIES
(a) The annual permit fee for a permit held by a municipality for a domestic wastewater facility issued under RCW 90.48.162 or 90.48.260 is determined as follows:
Residential Equivalents (RE)
FY 2020
Annual
Permit Fee
FY 2021
Annual
Permit Fee & Beyond
< 250,000
$2.16
$2.16
˃ 250,000
2.07
2.16
(b) The annual permit fee under RCW 90.48.162 or 90.48.260 that is held by a municipality which:
(i) Holds more than one permit for domestic wastewater facilities; and
(ii) Treats each domestic wastewater facility as a separate accounting entity, is determined as in (a) of this subsection.
A separate accounting entity is one that maintains separate funds or accounts for each domestic wastewater facility. Revenues are received from the users to pay for the costs of operating that facility.
(c) The sum of the annual permit fees for permits held by a municipality that:
(i) Holds more than one permit for domestic wastewater facilities issued under RCW 90.48.162 or 90.48.260; and
(ii) Does not treat each domestic wastewater facility as a separate accounting entity, as described in (b) of this subsection, is determined as in (a) of this subsection.
(d) The permit fee for a privately owned and public-owned domestic wastewater facility that primarily serves residential customers is determined as in (a) of this subsection. Residential customers are those whose lot, parcel or real estate, or building is primarily used for domestic dwelling purposes.
(e) The annual permit fee for privately owned or public-owned domestic wastewater facilities must be determined by using the maximum daily flow or maximum monthly average permitted flow in million gallons per day, whichever is greater, as specified in the waste discharge permit. Permit fees for privately owned or public-owned domestic wastewater facilities that do not serve primarily residential customers and for state-owned domestic wastewater facilities are the following:
Permitted Flows
FY 2020
Annual
Permit Fee
FY 2021
Annual
Permit Fee & Beyond
.1 MGD and Greater
$14,299.00
 
$15,075.00
 
.05 MGD to
< .1 MGD
5,721.00
 
6,032.00
 
.0008 MGD to
< .05 MGD
2,861.00
 
3,016.00
 
< .0008 MGD
863.00
 
910.00
 
(f) The number of residential equivalents is calculated in the following manner:
(i) If the facility serves only single-family residences, the number of residential equivalents is the number of single-family residences that it served on January 1 of the previous calendar year.
(ii) If the facility serves both single-family residences and other classes of customers, the number of residential equivalents is calculated in the following manner:
(A) Calculation of the number of residential equivalents that the facility serves in its own service area. Subtract from the previous calendar year's gross revenue:
(I) Any amounts received from other municipalities for sewage interception, treatment, collection, or disposal; and
(II) Any user charges received from customers for whom the permit holder pays amounts to other municipalities for sewage treatment or disposal services. Divide the resulting figure by the annual user charge for a single-family residence.
(B) Calculation of the number of residential equivalents that the facility serves in other municipalities which pay amounts to the facility for sewage interception, treatment, collection, or disposal:
(I) Divide any amounts received from other municipalities during the previous calendar year by the annual user charge for a single-family residence. In this case "annual user charge for a single-family residence" means the annual user charge that the facility charges other municipalities for sewage interception, treatment, collection, or disposal services for a single-family residence. If the facility charges different municipalities different single-family residential user fees, then the charge used in these calculations must be that which applies to the largest number of single-family residential customers. Alternatively, if the facility charges different municipalities different single-family residential user fees, the permit holder may divide the amount received from each municipality by the annual user charge that it charges that municipality for a single-family residence and sum the resulting figures.
(II) If the facility does not charge the other municipality on the basis of a fee per single-family residence, the number of residential equivalents in the other municipality is calculated by dividing its previous calendar year's gross revenue by its annual user fee for a single-family residence. If the other municipality does not maintain data on its gross revenue, user fees, and/or the number of single-family residences that it serves, the number of residential equivalents is calculated as in (f)(iv) of this subsection.
(III) If the other municipality serves only single-family residences, the number of residential equivalents may be calculated as in (f)(i) of this subsection.
The sum of the resulting figures is the number of residential equivalents that the facility serves in other municipalities.
(C) The number of residential equivalents is the sum of the number of residential equivalents calculated in (f)(ii)(A) and (B) of this subsection.
(iii) The annual user fee for a single-family residence is calculated by either of the following methods, at the choice of the permit holder:
(A) The annual user fee for a single-family residence using nine hundred cubic feet of water per month. If users are billed monthly, this is calculated by multiplying by twelve the monthly user fee for a single-family residence using nine hundred cubic feet of water per month. If users are billed bimonthly, the annual user fee is calculated by multiplying by six the bimonthly user fee for a single-family residence using one thousand eight hundred cubic feet of water per two-month period. If the user fee for a single-family residence varies, depending on age, income, location, etc., then the fee used in these calculations must be that which applies to the largest number of single-family residential customers.
(B) The average annual user fee for a single-family residence. This average is calculated by dividing the previous calendar year's gross revenue from provision of sewer services to single-family residences by the number of single-family residences served on January 1 of the previous calendar year. If the user fee for a single-family residence varies, depending on age, income, location, etc., then the gross revenue and number of single-family residences used in making this calculation must be those for all the single-family residential customers.
In either case, (f)(iii)(A) or (B) of this subsection, the permit holder must provide the department with a copy of its complete sewer rate schedule for all classes of customers.
(iv) If a permit holder does not maintain data on its gross revenue, user fees, and/or the number of single-family residences that it serves, and therefore cannot use the methods described in (f)(i) or (ii) of this subsection to calculate the number of residential equivalents that it serves, then the number of residential equivalents that it serves is calculated by dividing the average daily influent flow to its facility for the previous calendar year by two hundred fifty gallons. This average is calculated by summing all the daily flow measurements taken during the previous calendar year and then dividing the resulting sum by the number of days on which flow was measured. Data for this calculation must be taken from the permit holder's discharge monitoring reports. Permit holders using this means of calculating the number of their residential equivalents must submit with their application a complete set of copies of their discharge monitoring reports for the previous calendar year.
(g) Fee calculation procedures for holders of permits for domestic wastewater facilities.
(i) Municipalities holding permits for domestic wastewater facilities issued under RCW 90.48.162 and 90.48.260, and holders of permits for privately owned domestic wastewater facilities that primarily serve residential customers must complete a form certifying the number of residential equivalents served by their domestic wastewater system. The form must be completed and returned to the department within thirty days after it is mailed to the permit holder by the department. Failure to return the form could result in permit termination.
(ii) The form shall bear a certification of correctness and be signed:
(A) In the case of a corporation, by an authorized corporate officer;
(B) In the case of a limited partnership, by an authorized partner;
(C) In the case of a general partnership, by an authorized partner;
(D) In the case of a sole proprietorship, by the proprietor; or
(E) In the case of a municipal or other public facility, by either a ranking elected official or a principal executive officer.
(iii) The department may verify the information contained in the form and, if it determines that the permit holder has made false statements, may, in addition to taking other actions provided by law, revise both current and previously granted fee determinations.
(4) STORMWATER PERMIT COVERAGES (UNLESS SPECIFICALLY CATEGORIZED ELSEWHERE IN WAC 173-224-040(2))
 
FY 2020
Annual Permit
Fee
FY 2021
Annual Permit
Fee & Beyond
a.
Individual Construction or Industrial Stormwater Permits
 
 
 
1.
< 50 acres
$5,721.00
 
$6,032.00
 
 
2.
50 -< 100 acres
11,433.00
 
12,054.00
 
 
3.
100 -< 500 acres
17,163.00
 
18,095.00
 
 
4.
500 acres and greater
22,880.00
 
24,122.00
 
b.
Facilities Covered Under the Industrial Stormwater General Permit
 
 
 
1.
Municipalities and state agencies
1,874.00
 
1,976.00
 
 
2.
New permit holders without historical gross revenue information
982.00
 
1,035.00
 
 
3.
The permit fee for all other permit holders shall be based on the gross revenue of the business for the previous calendar year
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Revenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less than $100,000
182.00
 
192.00
 
 
 
 
$100,000 -< $1,000,000
789.00
 
832.00
 
 
 
 
$1,000,000 -< $2,500,000
944.00
 
995.00
 
 
 
 
$2,500,000 -< $5,000,000
1,577.00
 
1,663.00
 
 
 
 
$5,000,000 -< $10,000,000
2,365.00
 
2,493.00
 
 
 
 
$10,000,000 and greater
2,857.00
 
3,012.00
 
To be eligible for less than the maximum permit fee, the permit holder must provide documentation to substantiate the gross revenue claims. Documentation shall be provided annually in a manner prescribed by the department. The documentation shall bear a certification of correctness and be signed:
(a) In the case of a corporation, by an authorized corporate officer;
(b) In the case of a limited partnership, by an authorized general partner;
(c) In the case of a general partnership, by an authorized partner; or
(d) In the case of a sole proprietorship, by the proprietor.
The department may verify the information contained in the submitted documentation and, if it determines that the permit holder has made false statements, may deny the adjustment, revoke previously granted fee adjustments, and/or take such other actions deemed appropriate or required under state or federal law.
c.
Construction Activities Covered Under the Construction Stormwater General Permit(s)
 
1.
Less than 5 acres disturbed area
$740.00
$780.00
 
2.
5 -< 7 acres of disturbed area
1,203.00
1,268.00
 
3.
7 -< 10 acres of disturbed area
1,624.00
1,712.00
 
4.
10 -< 20 acres of disturbed area
2,216.00
2,336.00
 
5.
20 acres and greater of disturbed area
2,756.00
2,906.00
(5) MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM PERMITS
(a) Except as provided for in (d) of this subsection, the municipal stormwater permit annual fee for the entities listed below is:
Name of Entity
FY 2020
Annual Permit
Fee
FY 2021
Annual Permit
Fee & Beyond
King County
$65,157.00
 
$68,695.00
 
Snohomish County
65,157.00
 
68,695.00
 
Pierce County
65,157.00
 
68,695.00
 
Tacoma, City of
65,157.00
 
68,695.00
 
Seattle, City of
65,157.00
 
68,695.00
 
Washington
Department of
Transportation
65,157.00
 
68,695.00
 
Clark County
65,157.00
 
68,695.00
 
(b) Municipal stormwater general permit fees for cities and counties, except as otherwise provided for in (a), (c), and (d) of this subsection, are determined in the following manner: For fiscal year 2020, ecology will charge $1.89 per housing unit inside the geographic area covered by the permit for those cities and counties whose median household income exceeds the state average. Cities and counties whose median household income is less than the state average will have their fee per housing unit reduced to $.93 per housing unit inside the geographic area covered by the permit. For fiscal year 2021, ecology will charge $1.99 per housing unit inside the geographic area covered by the permit for those cities and counties whose median household income exceeds the state average. Cities and counties whose median household income is less than the state average will have their fee per housing unit reduced to $.98 per housing unit inside the geographic area covered by the permit. Fees will not exceed $65,157.00 for fiscal year 2020 and $68,695.00 for fiscal year 2021. The minimum annual fee will not be lower than $2,709.00 for fiscal year 2020 and $2,856.00 for fiscal year 2021 unless the permitted city or county has a median household income less than the state average. In this case, the city or county will pay a fee totaling $.93 per housing unit for fiscal year 2020. The fee amount for FY 2021 is $.98 per housing unit.
(c) Other entities required to have permit coverage under a municipal stormwater general permit will pay an annual fee based on the entities' previous year's annual operating budget as follows:
Annual Operating Budget
FY 2020
Annual Permit
Fee
FY 2021
Annual Permit
Fee
Less than $100,000
$189.00
 
$199.00
 
$100,000 - < $1,000,000
764.00
 
805.00
 
$1,000,000 - < $5,000,000
1,906.00
 
2,009.00
 
$5,000,000 - < $10,000,000
2,860.00
 
3,015.00
 
$10,000,000 and greater
4,765.00
 
5,024.00
 
For the purposes of determining the annual permit fee category, the annual operating budget shall be the entities' annual operating budget for the entities' previous fiscal year and shall be determined as follows:
(i) For diking, drainage, irrigation, and flood control districts, the district's annual operating budget.
(ii) For ports, the annual operating budget for the port district.
(iii) For colleges, schools, and universities, the portion of the operating budget related to plant or facilities operation and maintenance for the site or sites subject to the permit.
(iv) For state agencies, the annual operating budget for the site or sites subject to the permit.
(v) For other entities not listed, ecology will consider annual revenue, and the noncapital operating budget for the site subject to the permit.
(d) Municipal stormwater permits written specifically for a single entity, such as a single city, county, or agency, issued after the effective date of this rule will have its annual fee determined in the following manner:
(i) For cities and counties listed in (a) of this subsection, the fee shall be five times the amount identified.
(ii) For cities and counties whose median household income exceeds the state average, the fee shall be the higher of either five times the otherwise applicable general permit fee or $30,000. For municipalities whose median household income is less than the state average, the fee shall be the higher of 2.5 times the otherwise applicable general permit fee or $15,000.
(iii) For entities that would otherwise be covered under a municipal stormwater general permit as determined in (c) of this subsection, the fiscal year 2020 annual fee for a permit written for a specific entity is $13,554.00. For fiscal year 2021, the annual fee is $14,290.00.
(e) Ecology will assess a single permit fee for entities which apply only as copermittees or coapplicants. The permit fee shall be equal to the highest single permit fee which would have been assessed if the copermittees had applied separately.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.465. WSR 19-14-040 (Order 18-01), § 173-224-040, filed 6/26/19, effective 7/27/19; WSR 17-16-005 (Order 16-11), § 173-224-040, filed 7/20/17, effective 8/20/17; WSR 15-23-110 (Order 15-02), § 173-224-040, filed 11/18/15, effective 12/19/15; WSR 13-22-051 (Order 13-02), § 173-224-040, filed 11/1/13, effective 12/2/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.465 and 2011 c 50 § 302(2). WSR 11-20-035 (Order 11-02), § 173-224-040, filed 9/27/11, effective 10/28/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.465. WSR 09-20-020 (Order 09-06), § 173-224-040, filed 9/28/09, effective 10/29/09. Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.48 RCW. WSR 08-16-109 (Order 08-05), § 173-224-040, filed 8/5/08, effective 9/5/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.465. WSR 06-12-028 (Order 05-17), § 173-224-040, filed 5/30/06, effective 6/30/06; WSR 04-15-046, § 173-224-040, filed 7/13/04, effective 8/13/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.48 RCW. WSR 02-12-059, § 173-224-040, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02; WSR 00-13-010 (Order 00-06), § 173-224-040, filed 6/9/00, effective 7/10/00; WSR 00-02-031 (Order 99-03), § 173-224-040, filed 12/28/99, effective 1/28/00; WSR 98-03-046 (Order 97-27), § 173-224-040, filed 1/15/98, effective 2/15/98; WSR 96-03-041 (Order 94-21), § 173-224-040, filed 1/10/96, effective 2/10/96; WSR 94-10-027 (Order 93-08), § 173-224-040, filed 4/28/94, effective 5/29/94; WSR 92-03-131 (Order 91-45), § 173-224-040, filed 1/21/92, effective 2/21/92. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.21A RCW. WSR 89-12-027 and 90-07-015 (Order 89-8 and 89-8A) , § 173-224-040, filed 5/31/89 and 3/13/90, effective 4/13/90.]
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