Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, C



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Historical Note

New Section made by final rulemaking at 17 A.A.R. 568, effective July 1, 2011 (Supp. 11-2).

R18-14-111. Other Flat Fees

Flat fees. The Department shall assess a flat fee for the following water quality protection services:

1. Dry well registration, $100 per dry well;

2. Dry well transfer of registration, $50 per transfer;

3. Certificate of Approval for Sanitary Facilities for Subdivisions.

a. Subdivision with public sewerage system: $800 for every increment of 150 lots or less;

b. Subdivision with individual sewerage system:

i. $500 for less than 10 lots;

ii. $1,000 for greater than 10 lots but less than 50 lots;

iii. $1,000 for each additional increment of 50 lots or less.

c. If water from a central system is not provided to the lot, the fee is one and one-half the applicable fee stated in subsection (3)(a) or (b).

d. Condominium subdivision: $1,000 for every increment of 150 units or less.

Historical Note

New Section made by final rulemaking at 17 A.A.R. 568, effective July 1, 2011 (Supp. 11-2).

R18-14-112. Implementation

The fees in this Article apply on July 1, 2011. For fees related to the AZPDES program:

1. A person shall submit the applicable fee when requesting a water quality protection service as specified in an AZPDES General Permit or in 18 A.A.C. 9, Article 9; and

2. A person is responsible for paying the annual fee for an AZPDES general permit, even if the person filed for coverage before the effective date of these rules.

Historical Note

New Section made by final rulemaking at 17 A.A.R. 568, effective July 1, 2011 (Supp. 11-2).

R18-14-113. Annual Report

By December 1 of each year, the Department shall publish an accounting of Water Quality Fee Fund revenue and expenditure activity for the prior fiscal year.

Historical Note

New Section made by final rulemaking at 17 A.A.R. 568, effective July 1, 2011 (Supp. 11-2).

ARTICLE 2. PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
DESIGN REVIEW FEES


R18-14-201. Definitions

In addition to the definitions in A.A.C. R18-1-501, and 18 A.A.C. 4, the following terms apply to this Article:

“Design review” means the process for reviewing an application for an Approval to Construct as prescribed in A.A.C. R18-5-505(B).

“Design review service” means all activities related to processing an application for an Approval to Construct, including reviewing, approving, or denying an application, conducting a pre-application meeting or site visit, or other activity required to review an Approval to Construct application.

“Distribution system” has the same meaning prescribed in A.A.C. R18-5-101.

“Priority Review” means a design review service where a license application is reviewed using not more than 50% of the total review time-frame for an Approval to Construct license application.

“Public water system” has the same meaning prescribed in A.R.S. § 49-352(B).

“Licensing time-frame” means a period of time described and defined in A.R.S. Title 41, Chapter 6, Article 7.1, and 18 A.A.C. 1, Article 5.

“Water treatment plant” has the same meaning prescribed in A.A.C. R18-5-101.

Historical Note

Section made by final rulemaking at 14 A.A.R. 4102, effective December 6, 2008 (Supp. 08-4).

R18-14-202. Flat Rate Fees

A. The Department shall assess and collect a flat rate fee for design review services for public water systems.

B. Design criteria for public water systems are specified in 18 A.A.C. 4 and 18 A.A.C. 5.

C. An applicant shall submit public water system design review fees with an application for an Approval to Construct, as specified in 18 A.A.C. 5, Article 5.

D. The flat rate fees for a design review service:

1. Are established in Table 1, are assessed on a per-unit basis where applicable, and are cumulative unless otherwise specified in this Article;

2. Shall be paid by cash, check, cashier’s check, money order, or any other method acceptable to the Department; and

3. Shall be paid in full before the Department issues approval of an application.

E. The Department shall refund 50 percent of the application fee paid by an applicant if, during the administrative completeness review time-frame period, the applicant:

1. Fails to respond in a reasonably timely manner, as set forth in A.A.C. R18-1-507, to a notice of administrative deficiencies requesting additional information under A.A.C. R18-1-503, and the Department denies the application; or

2. Withdraws the application.

F. If an application is denied under A.A.C. R18-1-507 after the end of the administrative completeness review time-frame, the Department shall retain the flat fee paid by the applicant.

G. If an applicant requests priority review, the Department shall approve or deny the request. When determining whether to approve a priority review request, the Department shall consider the complexity of the project and the Department’s current work load. If priority review is approved by the Department, the applicant shall pay the priority review fee specified in Table 1.

H. State agencies are exempt from all fees imposed under this Article pursuant to A.R.S. § 49-353(A)(2)(b).

Historical Note

Section made by final rulemaking at 14 A.A.R. 4102, effective December 6, 2008 (Supp. 08-4).

Table 1. Design Review Service Fees




Public Water System Design Review Application Types

Fees1, 2

Approval to Construct Public Water Supply Distribution System:




150 or fewer service connections

$900

151 to 300 service connections

$1,400

301 to 450 service connections

$1,900

451 to 600 service connections

$2,400

601 to 750 service connections

$2,900

Each additional 150 service connections

Add $500

Water Treatment Plants and Blending Plans (including new source approval if applicable):




< 0.1 mgd

$1,500

³ 0.1 mgd and < 1 mgd

$2,000

³ 1 mgd and < 5 mgd

$3,000

³ 5 mgd

$5,000

Well (including new source approval if applicable)

$1,250

Storage Tank

$800

Booster Pump

$800

Main Line Extension

$250

Chlorinators/Disinfection Devices

$250

Extension of Time to Construct3

50% of the application fee, not to exceed $500

Priority Review Fee4

Double the Standard Fee


1 Fees are calculated on a per-unit basis; i.e., a separate fee is assessed for each separate storage tank, booster pump, disinfection device, or main line extension.

2 Fees for each application type are cumulative; an applicant must pay the total of all pertinent fees.

3 Extensions of time to construct are issued pursuant to A.A.C. R18-5-505(E); the Section states that an Approval to Construct becomes void if construction is not commenced or completed within a specified time period, unless the Department grants an extension of time.

4 Priority Review Projects require Department authorization prior to filing.

Historical Note

Table 1, Design Review Service Fees, made by final rulemaking at 14 A.A.R. 4102, effective December 6, 2008 (Supp. 08-4).

June 30, 2011 Page Supp. 11-2



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