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Stormwater Program – New Fees


On September 19, 2011, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) adopted emergency regulations revising the core regulatory fee schedules contained in Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 9, Article 1, Sections 2200 and 2200.6, and adding Section 2200.7 of the California Code of Regulations.  In California all regulations must be approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) before becoming effective.The State Board approved the fee increases proposed by staff and, after approval by the Office of Administrative Law, fees will increase for all storm water Industrial, Construction & Municipal Permits, retroactive to July 1, 2011.To view the fee schedule proposed to the Board, go to http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/resources/fees/index.shtml under Annoucements & select Board Meeting Agenda Items for the adoption of regulatory fees for Water Quality and Water Rights Programs ( http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/agendas/2011/sep/agnd091911.pdf ), Item 9, Change Sheet #1.  Please note that some minor modifications were made to the resolution adopted by the State Board but the final language is not, yet available.  The resolution modifications had no impact on the adopted fee rates.

The Division of Administrative Services – Fee Branch, is responsible for setting and collecting fees for the Water Quality Program. If you have questions regarding Water Quality Fees, please email Fee_Branch@waterboards.ca.gov or phone (916) 341-5247.



Spill Prevention Control and Counter Measure Plan (SPCC)

An SPCC Plan is required for any facility that has:

  • A total aboveground oil or oil product storage capacity at the facility of more than 1,320 gallons, or
  • A total underground, buried storage capacity of more than 42,000 gallons.
  • Only containers with a capacity of 55 gallons or greater are counted in the calculation of aboveground storage capacity.

Commonly overlooked is the capacity of equipment that uses oil or oil products, which must be considered as well as general storage.

Plans need to be reviewed at least every 5 years, and effective November 1, 2011, must incorporate changes made to the regulation.

Contact CDMS to help evaluate if you need a plan, need assistance in developing a plan, or need your plan certified by a Professional Engineer.

Waste Minimization (SB14) Programs

Every 4 years, qualifying facilities must prepare a new minimization plan and submit the Summary Progress Report (SPR).

Qualifying facilities include those that generated more than 13.2 tons of hazardous waste in 2010.  Wastes that are considered are both RCRA and non-RCRA waste, and are generated on site (even if the generated waste is then treated and/or not manifested).  A common mistake is to not include hazardous waste water that is treated on site and discharged to the sewer, as this waste water does qualify as hazardous waste generated.

For more information go to http://www.cdms.com/our-services/hazardous-material-regulatory-support/reporting-plans/waste-minimization-plans/

If you need assistance determining if you are required to address Waste Minimization requirements, or to learn how CDMS can address the requirements for you, please contact one of our offices.