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February 27, 2015

New Jersey Amends Air Permit Fee Schedule

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has amended its rules at N.J.A.C. 7:27-8 “Permits and Certificates for Minor Facilities (and Major Facilities without an Operating Permit)” and N.J.A.C. 7:27-22 “Operating Permits”.  The changes primarily relate to revising the air permit fee schedules.  The rule adoption was published in the February 17, 2015 New Jersey Register and the new fee schedules are effective as of February 27, 2015.

Who is affected?
Minor air facilities regulated by N.J.A.C. 7:27-8

  • Anyone who has or applies for a preconstruction permit.
  • Anyone who has or submits a general permit registration or used oil space heater registration.
  • Anyone who renews an operating certificate or a general permit registration.
  • Anyone who submits an application for Environmental Improvement Pilot Test (EIPT)

Major air facilities regulated by N.J.A.C. 7:27-22.

  • Anyone who applies for a significant modification to an operating permit.
  • Anyone who submits a general operating permit registration.
  • Anyone who submits an application for Environmental Improvement Pilot Test (EIPT)

What has changed?
Minor air facilities regulated by N.J.A.C. 7:27-8

  • All general permit registration and renewal fees
  • Base and supplementary fees for a new preconstruction permit and for changes to an existing preconstruction permit.
  • New supplementary fee for applications that trigger PSD regulations and require BACT evaluation, air quality modeling, etc.

Major air facilities regulated by N.J.A.C. 7:27-22.

  • Base and supplementary fees for a significant modification to an operating permit
  • Fees for general operating permit registrations
  • Environmental Improvement Pilot Tests (EIPT).
  • New flat fee for significant modifications that trigger PSD or Sub 18 regulations.

When are the new fees effective?
All increased/new fees for Minor and Major air facilities are effective February 27, 2015 through December 31, 2019.

Where can I get more information?
Click here for Minor Air Facilities Fee Schedule
Click here for Major Air Facilities Fee Schedule
See http://www.state.nj.us/dep/aqm/rules27.html for the revised N.J.A.C. 7:27-8 and N.J.A.C. 7:27-22.

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