Pennsylvania NPDES Permit Application and Fee Changes Now in Effect
New Water Quality Management and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit fees are in place in Pennsylvania. For full details, please visit: http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol51/51-35/1377.html
PAG-03 clients: At this time general permit holder fees are not being changed.
For all questions about how this impacts you, please contact Katie Cirone, PE.
The following annual fee schedule for individual NPDES permit holders was shared from Volume 51 Issue 35 – 51 pa.B. 5361 – Water Quality Management and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit Application Fees.
92a.62. Annual fees.
(a) Permittees shall pay an annual fee in the amount indicated in the following schedule to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The annual fee for permits issued before August 28, 2021, is due on each anniversary of the effective date of the last permit issuance or reissuance until the Department terminates the permit. The annual fee for permits issued for the first time after August 28, 2021, is due on each anniversary of the effective date of the initial permit until the Department terminates the permit. The flows listed in this section are total annual average design flows for all discharges at a facility in million gallons per day (MGD).
(b) Annual fees for individual NPDES permits are as follows:
|Single Residence Sewage Treatment Plant||$100|
|Small Flow Treatment Facility||$250|
|Minor Sewage Facility < 0.05 MGD||$500|
|Minor Sewage Facility ≥= 0.05 MGD and < 1.0 MGD||$1,000|
|Minor Sewage Facility with CSO||$2,500|
|Major Sewage Facility ≥= 1.0 MGD and < 5.0 MGD||$3,750|
|Major Sewage Facility ≥ 5.0 MGD||$5,000|
|Major Sewage Facility with CSO||$7,500|
|Minor Industrial Waste Facility not covered by ELG||$1,500|
|Minor Industrial Waste Facility covered by ELG||$3,000|
|Major Industrial Waste Facility < 250 MGD||$7,500|
|Major Industrial Waste Facility ≥= 250 MGD||$50,000|
|Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities||$500|