Proposed Regulation Fee Increase
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection – Bureau of Water Pollution Control (BWPC) is proposing a fee increase to ensure that the BWPC can continue to perform its statutory requirements to protect waters of the state from pollution. The various fees schedules were last updated between 11 to 18 years ago. Increased fees are proposed to cover revenue shortfalls for existing staff. In addition, the increased revenue will be used to hire additional staff to help timely review and approve permit applications, to ensure adequate technical services are available for our permitees, to ensure timely and necessary compliance and enforcement actions are initiated and to provide the necessary administrative assistance to the public.
BWPC is planning to submit the proposed regulations to the LCB for an initial agency draft regulation number before June 30, 2022. Over the next few months, BWPC will engage with our regulated community on a stakeholder process, including an informal workshop where the public is welcome to discuss the fee increases. After this, a formal Workshop will be held following a minimum 14-day public notice period. BWPC anticipates these proposed regulations will be heard by the State Environmental Commission by December 2022. We will continue to send emails via ListServ with additional information and important dates.
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A summary of the proposed regulations includes:
- Increased annual review and services fees for individual permits per the consumer price index to account for inflation since the last fee change
- An added fee for minor permit modifications of individual permits
- Increased application fees and annual review and service fees for MS4s
- Increased application and annual fees for stormwater permits
- New fees for Notice of Termination Reinspection and for No Exposure Certificates
- Increased application fees for other general permits
- Increased application fees and new fees for on-site sewage disposal systems with a capacity of less than 5,000 gallons
- Add an optional 3% increase to the application and annual fees each year (excluding general permits) to avoid the need to implement large fee increases in the future.