Permit Fees - NEW (Effective October 22, 2016)

Fees are charged for wastewater discharge permits and plan reviews. Consult the following tables to determine the fee for your permit. If your permit type is not in the tables, your fee may be an "hourly or negotiated" fee as described in 18 AAC 72.959.

Fee Tables

(a) In order to obtain a plan review under 18 AAC 72.220 or 18 AAC 72.600, or to obtain review of a stormwater pollution prevention plan submitted in accordance with a permit issued under 33 U.S.C. 1342(p) (Clean Water Act, sec. 402(p)) or 18 AAC 83.205, an applicant must pay the fees listed in Table C of this subsection with the submittal of the plans:

Table C. Plan Review and Related Fees 1 - NEW
Fee (in dollars) on or before December 31, 2017 Fee (in dollars) not earlier than January 1, 2018 and not later than December 31, 2018 Fee (in dollars) on or after January 1, 2019
(1) Domestic wastewater system with a daily peak capacity measurement, in gallons per day, of
 (A) 0 - 1,500 405 530 655
 (B) 1,501 - 2,500 540 790 1,040
 (C) 2,501 - 15,000 1,095 1,535 1,970
 (D) 15,001 - 50,000 1,800 2,560 3,320
 (E) 50,001 and over Hourly fee in accordance with 18 AAC 72.959 Hourly fee in accordance with 18 AAC 72.959 Hourly fee in accordance with 18 AAC 72.959
(2) Waivers or modifications under 18 AAC 72.0602 295 295 295
(3) Nondomestic wastewater systems for discharges that include stormwater runoff for engineering plans required by 18 AAC 72.600(a) for projects
 (A) of less than one acre 150 365 580
 (B) that are at least one acre but less than five acres 450 785 1,115
 (C) that are at least five acres but less than 20 acres 900 1,490 2,080
 (D) that are 20 acres or more 1,500 2,065 2,630
(4) Domestic and nondomestic sewer main extensions or replacements
 (A) up to 1,000 feet 465 625 785
 (B) for each additional 1,000 feet, or fraction of that amount, over the first 1,000 feet 240 315 385
(5) Registration fee for documentation of construction forms 115 115 115
Notes to Table C:
1 The fees in Table C are for review of a single plan. Once a determination is issued, the process is considered complete.
2 The fee is applicable only to conventional onsite system submitted to the department under 18 AAC 72.005 - 18 AAC 72.070. The fee is for a waiver requested for a single prescribed standard under 18 AAC 72.005 - 18 AAC 72.070 (for instance, horizontal separtion to surface water and horizontal separation to a water system are two separate standards).

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(a) An applicant must pay the appropriate fee as listed in Table D of this subsection for authorization to operate under an existing general permit issued under 18 AAC 72.900, 18 AAC 83.205, or authorization to operate under a general permit issued under 33 U.S.C. 1342 (Clean Water Act, sec. 402) that has been certified by the department under 33 U.S.C. 1341 (Clean Water Act, sec. 401):

Table D. General Permit Authorization Fees - NEW
Fee (in dollars) on or before December 31, 2017 Fee (in dollars) not earlier than January 1, 2018 and not later than December 31, 2018 Fee (in dollars) on or after January 1, 2019
(1) Annual fee for a domestic wastewater system covered under a general permit, with a daily maximum permitted flow, in gallons per day, of 1
 (A) 0 - 1,500 405 535 665
 (B) 1,501 - 15,000 765 765 765
 (C) 15,001 and over 1,280 1,280 1,280
(2) One-time fee for a construction activity that consists of excavation dewatering 950 950 950
(3) Annual fee for fish hatcheries and aquaculture facilities 765 1,240 1,715
(4) Annual fee for seafood processing covered under a general permit 615 1,165 1,715
(5) Annual fee for log transfer facilities 435 435 435
(6) One-time fee for hydrostatic test waters 525 835 1,145
(7) One-time fee for aquifer pump testing, in support of mineral mining development and exploration 525 835 1,145
(8) Annual fee for wastewater discharges from drinking water filter backwash 820 1,230 1,635
(9) Annual fee for cooling water general permit 1,025 1,540 2,050
(10) One-time fee for construction general permit (CGP) for stormwater runoff 580 580 580
(11) Annual fee for multi-sector general permit (MSGP) for stormwater 735 735 735
(12) Annual fee for mechanical placer mining with a mixing zone authorized under 18 AAC 70.2402 225 270 315
(13) Annual fee for placer small suction general permit 25 25 25
(14) Annual fee for placer medium suction general permit 90 90 90
(15) Annual fee for mechanical placer mining without a mixing zone authorized under 18 AAC 70.240 225 225 225
(16) Annual fee for placer Norton Sound general permit 360 540 715
(17) Annual fee for each general permit authorization for oil and gas exploration and development
 (A) North Slope oil and gas general permit 700 700 700
 (B) Cook Inlet oil and gas general permit 2,220 2,910 3,600
 (C) Arctic oil and gas general permit 2,220 2,295 2,370
 (D) Underground Injection Control Class I well general permit 415 685 950
(18) Annual fee for arctic geotechnical general permit 2,290 3,435 4,575
Notes to Table D:
1 If the applicant is a business with fewer than 20 employees, the fee is reduced by a travel cost of $85.
2 If the applicant is a business with fewer than 20 employees, the fee is reduced by a travel cost of $25.

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(a) An applicant must pay the appropriate fee as listed in Table E of this subsection for a permit issued under 18 AAC 72.215, 18 AAC 72.500, or 18 AAC 83.110 or for certification of a permit required by 33 U.S.C. 1341 (Clean Water Act, sec. 401):

Table E. Individual Permit Fees 1 - NEW
Fee (in dollars) on or before December 31, 2017 Fee (in dollars) not earlier than January 1, 2018 and not later than December 31, 2018 Fee (in dollars) on or after January 1, 2019
(1) Annual fee for a domestic wastewater system covered under a general permit, with a daily maximum permitted flow, in gallons per day, of 1
 (A) 0 - 100,000 655 655 655
 (B) 100,001 and over 2,520 5,220 7,920
(2) Annual fee for power generation cooling water discharge by a facility 3,195 4,860 6,520
(3) Annual fee for seafood processing that is not covered under the general permit 5,340 6,190 7,040
(4) One-time fee for seafood processor modifications within the same year 325 325 325
(5) One-time application fee for certification under 33 U.S.C. 1341 of a “dredge-or-fill” permit issued under 33 U.S.C. 1344 (Clean Water Act, sec. 404), for 2
 (A) Airport project 320 320 320
 (B) Other projects or department activities as follows:
  (i) waiver of certification under 33 U.S.C. 1341 130 130 130
  (ii) project disturbing less than one acre 300 450 600
  (iii) project disturbing 1 - 5 acres 735 750 765
  (iv) project disturbing 5.01 to 20 acres 1,160 1,160 1,160
  (iv) project disturbing greater than 20 acres 2,375 2,375 2,375
(6) Annual fee for harbor dredge projects 540 810 1,080
(7) Annual fee for individual permit for a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) 4,560 6,840 9,115
(8) Annual fee for bulk fuel and small oil terminals with only a few low-volume discharges 3,245 4,870 6,490
Notes to Table E:
1 If the applicant is a business with fewer than 20 employees, the fee is reduced by a travel cost of $85.
2 Mine projects and pipelines eight inches or greater in diameter are subjected to a fee as described in 18 AAC 72.959.

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If the facility is owned by a business that has 20 or fewer employees, you may be entitled to a reduction in your fee. Please note that this fee reduction only applies to businesses, and not to governmental agencies such as city or state government. To verify whether you qualify for this fee reduction, consult the chart on pages 2 and 3 of the Certificate of Number of People Employed by a Business form. Fill in the form and mail it to the address below.

Please email completed form(s) to DEC.ANC-WaterBilling@alaska.gov

Or mail to:

Division of Water – Permit BIlling
Department of Environmental Conservation
410 Willougby Ave Suite 303
Juneau, AK 99801

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Contacts

For more information, please contact:
Chris Novell
Division of Water – Permit BIlling
Department of Environmental Conservation
410 Willougby Ave Suite 303
Juneau, AK 99801
Office: 907-465-5146 | Fax: 907-465-5177
Email: Christopher.Novell@alaska.gov