Solid Waste Fees: Page 2 of 2


In addition to the application fee, ADEQ provides the applicant with itemized bills for expenses associated with application evaluation and processing the permit decision. The itemized bill includes:

  1. The dates of the billing period
  2. The date and number of review hours performed during the billing period itemized by employee name and position type
  3. A description of the review task performed, the specific facility and operational unit involved, and the hourly rate
  4. The amounts of other expenses (see below) included in the bill
  5. A summary of the total fees paid to date, total fees due for the billing period, the date the payment is due, and the maximum fee for the permit action.

Fees consist of processing charges and other expenses, including:

  1. Processing charges: ADEQ calculates the processing charges using a rate of $122.00 per hour, multiplied by the number of review hours used to evaluate the application and process the permit decision
  2. Other expenses: Other expenses include those ADEQ determines are necessary for evaluating the application and processing the permit decision.

These include:

  • Per diem expenses
  • Transportation costs
  • Reproduction costs
  • Laboratory analysis charges performed during the review of the permit action
  • Public notice advertising and mailing costs, vi. Presiding officer expenses (for public hearings on the permit action)
  • Court reporter expenses (for public hearings on the permit action)
  • Facility rentals (for public hearings on the permit action)
  • Other reasonable and necessary review-related expenses, documented in writing, and agreed to by the applicant

ADEQ will issue a final itemized bill after the approval or disapproval of an application. If the cost of reviewing the plan is less than the initial fee, the difference will be returned to the applicant. If the cost exceeds the initial fee, the applicant must reimburse ADEQ for the difference, up to the maximum fee.