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Delaware House Bill 249

This Act updates certain statutory fees in Title 7 and establishes or updates certain permit and licensing fees. This Act also replaces and supersedes 1991 Del Laws. Ch. 86 (H.B. 360), An Act to Amend Titles 7 and 23 of the Delaware Code Relating to Permit Fees and Other Assessments Charged by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and to Authorize and Approve Various Permit Fees and Assessment. 

HB 249: An Act to amened Title 7 of the Delaware Code related to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

 

https://legis.delaware.gov/BillDetail?LegislationId=140748

 

Sponsor(s): Primary -Carson, Senator Paradee

 

Summary:
This Act updates certain statutory fees in Title 7 and establishes or updates certain permit and licensing fees. This Act also replaces and supersedes 1991 Del Laws. Ch. 86 (H.B. 360), An Act to Amend Titles 7 and 23 of the Delaware Code Relating to Permit Fees and Other Assessments Charged by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and to Authorize and Approve Various Permit Fees and Assessments.

 

Details

Lines 1-26 outline DNREC outlines DNREC funding sources and uses, noting past dates of permit and licensing fees, some more than 30 years old. Also notes cost increases for employees, benefits, etc.

 

Line 37 start: License Fees

Title Old Annual Fee Proposed Annual Fee
Percolation Tester $40 $100
System Designer $40 $100
Site Evaluator $40 $100
System Inspector $40 $100
Septic Tank System Installer $40 $100
Liquid Waste Hauler $40 $100
 
Licensing Examination $100 annual fee
Late License Renewal Fee $50

 

Line 166 start: Division of Watershed Stewardship/Sediment and Stormwater Management

 

Contractor Training Program $65 per trainee
Certified Construction Review Program $225 per trainee
Certified Construction Review Recertification $90 every 5 years
NPDES Construction General Permit $195

 

Line 180 Start: Division of Water

 

Drilling Contractor Licensing $250 per application
Pump Installation Contractor Licensing $250 per application
Well Driller License $100 per application
Pump Installer License $100 per application
Waste Hauling Transporter Permit $1,000 per application
Wastewater Operators Licenses $100 per application
Wastewater Operator Emergency Licenses $500 per application
Wastewater Operator Examination

(written or oral)

$100 per application
Wastewater Late Fee for Renewal of License $50 per application
Water Supply Late Fee for Renewal of License $50 per application
NPDES Permit Application Fee $250.00 every 5 years
NPDES Amendments $250 per application
NPDES Major Industrial Fee $0.25/1,000 gallon discharged, up to $25,000.00 per year
NPDES Minor Industrial Fee $0.25/1,000 gallon discharged, up to $25,000.00 per year
NPDES Major (Public) Municipal Fee $0.25/1,000 gallon discharged, up to $25,000.00 per year
NPDES Minor (Private) Municipal Fee $0.25/1,000 gallon discharged, up to $25,000.00 per year
Industrial Stormwater – Individual $2,500 per year
Industrial Stormwater – General $250 per year
Industrial Stormwater – No Exposure $250 per year
WW Treatment Facility Construction – Major $5,000 per application
WW Treatment Facility Construction – Minor $2,500 per application
Sewer Collection – system application $2,500 per application
Biosolids – Septage

(50,000 gallons per year or more)

$1,000 per year
Biosolids – Septage

(Under 50,000 gallons per year)

$500 per year
Bulk Storge – Transfer and Pipelines $5,000 per application
Temporary Discharge Authorization $250 per application
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems – Individual $250 per 5-year application
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems- General $250 per 5-year application
Biosolids – Agricultural Utilization Major and Minor* $250 per dry tone, up to $25,000 per year
*political subdivisions of the state are not exempt from these annual fees
Large Septic Drainfields, RIBs & UIC Permit Application Fee $250 per application
Large Septic Drainfields, RIBs & UIC Annual Fee $.025 per 1,000 gallons up to $25,000
Irrigation Spray Systems Permit Application Fee $250 per application
Irrigation Spray Systems – Food Processing Annual Fee* $0.25 per 1,000 gallons, up to $25,000
Irrigation Spray Systems – Minor Annual Fee * $0.25 per 1,000 gallons, up to $25,000
Irrigation Spray Systems – Major Annual Fee* $0.25 per 1,000 gallons, up to $25,000
*political subdivisions of the state are not exempt from these annual fees

Line 230 start: Water Use (Large Wells/Withdrawals)

 

Allocation Permit – Public Systems $250 per permit
Allocation Annual Fee – Public Systems $0.25 per 1,000 gallons up to $25,000
Allocation Permit – Industrial Systems $250 per permit
Allocation Annual Fee – Industrial Systems $0.25 per 1,000 gallons up to $25,000
Allocation Permit – Commercial Systems $250 per permit
Allocation Annual Fee – Commercial Systems $0.25 per 1,000 gallons up to $25,000
Allocation Permit – Agriculatural Systems $250 per permit
Allocation Annual Fee – Agricultural Systems Waived

 

Line 240 start: Underground Discharges (Septics)

 

Review Private Site Evaluation $250
Component Replacement $250
System Repair $250
Authorization to Connect $250
Class H Inspection Review $250
Subdivision Feasibility Review $250
Gravity System Permit $250
Engineered System Permit $250
Sys. Compliance Inspection $100
Holding Tank Inspection $250
Waiver/Variance $1,000
Product Approvals Application Fee $1,000 per application
Product Approvals Annual Fee $500 per year

 

Line 254 start: Residential Services (Wells and Borings and Dewaterings)

 

Agricultural – Standard $250 per application
Agricultural – Within an area with an established CPCN $250 per application

Goes on to list many others at $250 per application to Line 273. Waivers/Variances $1,000 per application

 

Lines 274 through 318 speak on docks/piers, dredging, subaqueous lands, marinas, and wetlands.

 

Linces 320 to document end speak on license expirations, application dates, and effective dates.

 

Line 320 states, “Section 10. The Secretary may increase fees levied by the Department in Section 6 on an annual basis by no more than 5%”. Line 110 speaks on Section 6; essentially the fee schedules therein.

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