Water Quality Division: Permits: Fees

In 2010, ADEQ was granted authority to revise fees for the Aquifer Protection Permits (APP) and direct use of Reclaimed Water Permits Programs and establish fees for the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Permits Program. Fee rules for ADEQ's water quality permitting services were approved on April 05, 2011 and became effective July 01, 2011.

A copy of the rules are available from the Arizona Secretary of State . ADEQ has also prepared Frequently Asked Questions about the fee rules. Fees may be paid by check or money order made payable to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality or ADEQ.

Pursuant to A.A.C. R18-14-113, ADEQ published an accounting of the revenue and expenditure activity for the prior fiscal year FY2012.

A $2,000 initial fee is required at the time an application is submitted to the Department for review of any water quality protection service subject to an hourly fee. For APP Compliance Schedule Item (CSI) review, the Department has established Alternative Initial Fees for Compliance Schedule Items that are not Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) Amendments, which are significantly less than $2,000.00 (A.A.C. R18-14-103).


WATER QUALITY PROTECTION SERVICES FEES
Aquifer Protection Permits (APP)
Type of Permit Fee Amount Rule Reference
APP Individual Permits
(Includes area-wide, clean closure, amendments, and compliance schedules.)
$122 Hourly R18-14-102(A), Table 1. Maximum Fees
Annual Fees for APP Individual Permits Flat Fee R18-14-104 Table 2. APP Annual Registration Fees
APP Type 2 General Permits
(Most APP Type 2 General Permits are considered Standard, except the 2.02 General Permit: Intermediate Stockpiles at Mining Sites (R18-9-C302), which is determined to be a complex permit and pays the higher fee.)
Flat Fee R18-14-108 Table 4. Type 2 and 3 General Permit Fees
APP Type 3 General Permits
(Most APP Type 3 General Permits are considered Standard, except the 3.01 General Permit: Lined Impoundments (R18-9-D301) and the 3.04 General Permit: Non-Stormwater Impoundments at Mining Sites (R18-9-D304), which are determined to be complex permits and pay the higher fee.)
Flat Fee R18-14-108 Table 4. Type 2 and 3 General Permit Fees
APP Type 4 General Permits
(See Engineering Review (ER) Program Application Fees for a detailed list of various fees for the review and approval of drinking water distributions systems, wastewater systems and subdivisions.)
Flat Fee R18-14-108 Table 5. Type 4 General Permit Fees
APP Determination of Applicability $122 Hourly R18-14-102(A), Table 1. Maximum Fees
Proprietary Review for On-site Wastewater Facilities $122 Hourly R18-14-102(A), Table 1. Maximum Fees

Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES)
Type of Permit Fee Amount Rule Reference
AZPDES Individual Permits
(Includes Phase I MS4s, wastewater treatment plants, industrial, and amendments.)
$122 Hourly R18-14-102(A), Table 1. Maximum Fees
Pretreatment $122 Hourly R18-14-102(A), Table 1. Maximum Fees
Annual Fees for AZPDES Individual Permits
(Includes Phase I MS4s, wastewater treatment plants, and industrial.)
Flat Fee R18-14-104 Table 3. AZPDES Annual Fees
Annual Fees for Pretreatment Flat Fee R18-14-104 Table 3. AZPDES Annual Fees
AZPDES General Permits
(Includes Phase II MS4s, Construction General Permit, Multi-Sector General Permit, and De Minimis General Permit. The De Minimis General Permit is categorized under Non-Stormwater Discharges as follows: De Minimis General Permit Single Source is Level 1A; De Minimis General Permit Area-wide (including project-wide and facility-wide) is Level 1B.)
Flat Fee R18-14-109 Table 6. AZPDES Water Quality Protection Services Flat Fees
Annual Fees for AZPDES General Permits
(Includes Phase II MS4s, Construction General Permit, Multi-Sector General Permit, and De Minimis General Permit. The De Minimis General Permit is categorized under Non-Stormwater Discharges as follows: De Minimis General Permit Single Source is Level 1A; De Minimis General Permit Area-wide (including project-wide and facility-wide) is Level 1B.)
Flat Fee R18-14-109 Table 6. AZPDES Water Quality Protection Services Flat Fees
Pollution Prevention Plan Review
(Includes Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for Construction General Permit and Multi-Sector General Permit, and Best Management Practices Plans for De Minimis General Permit.)
Flat Fee R18-14-109 Table 6. AZPDES Water Quality Protection Services Flat Fees
Biosolids Land Application Registration
(Includes amendments.)
Flat Fee R18-14-109 Table 6. AZPDES Water Quality Protection Services Flat Fees
Annual Report for Biosolids Land Application Flat Fee R18-14-109 Table 6. AZPDES Water Quality Protection Services Flat Fees

Reclaimed Water
Type of Permit Fee Amount Rule Reference
Reclaimed Water Individual Permit $122 Hourly R18-14-102(A), Table 1. Maximum Fees
Annual Fees for Reclaimed Water Individual Permit Flat Fee R18-14-104(C)
Reclaimed Water Type 2 General Permits
(Most Reclaimed Water Type 2 General Permits are considered Standard, except the Direct Reuse of Class C Reclaimed Water (R18-9-716), which is determined to be a complex permit and pays the higher fee.)
Flat Fee R18-14-110 Table 7. Reclaimed Water General Permit Fees
Reclaimed Water Type 3 General Permits
(Most Reclaimed Water Type 3 General Permits are considered Standard, except the Gray Water (R18-9-719), which is determined to be a complex permit and pays the higher fee.)
Flat Fee R18-14-110 Table 7. Reclaimed Water General Permit Fees

Other
Type of Permit Fee Amount Rule Reference
Drywells Flat Fee R18-14-111
Certificate of Approval for Sanitary Facilities for Subdivisions
(See Engineering Review (ER) Program Application Fees for a detailed list of various fees for the review and approval of drinking water distributions systems, wastewater systems and subdivisions.)
Flat Fee R18-14-111

Public Water System Design Review
Design Review Fee Amount Rule Reference
Public Water System Design Review
(See Engineering Review (ER) Program Application Fees for a detailed list of various fees for the review and approval of drinking water distributions systems, wastewater systems and subdivisions.)
Flat Fee R18-14-202 Table 1. Design Review Service Fees