NJDEP Air Permit Fee Increases

January 5, 2015

 

 

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued a proposal for public comment on air permit fee increases for the 2015-2019 5-year period on August 19, 2014.  Under this proposal as written, permit fees for non-major facilities will be increasing between 44 – 100%.  The fee for a General Permit (GP) that is currently $410 for a 5-year permit will increase to $820 for the same 5-year period.  The fee for a RADIUS permit will increase 44% from the current fee schedule.  Presently, the first source on a RADIUS application is $1,755 and each additional source is $410.  The new fees would be $2,575 for the first source and $590 for each additional source. 

The Air Quality Permitting group at NJDEP indicated that they were asked by the Office of Management and Budget to propose a fee structure that would fully fund the minor source air program.  The proposal would fund approximately 95% of the current costs to administer the program.

Public comments were closed on October 17, 2014 with fee increases anticipated to take effect on March 1, 2015.

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