Variance and Permit Appeal Filing Fees

Variance Type When Appropriate Forms and Information Needed Filing Fee Maximum Time
Emergency Violations that occur without warning. For example, sudden equipment breakdown, a power failure, or accidental fire.  Petition for Hearing Board Action  $1221 30 days 
Facts to Support Findings (Emergency)
90-day When a facility can return to compliance within 90 days.   Petition for Hearing Board Action   $1574 90 days 
Facts to Support Findings 
Interim & Regular Interim provides enforcement relief until a hearing can be held on a regular variance.  A regular variance lasts longer than 90 days and is generally limited to a year.   Petition for Hearing Board Action $1824 Though generally limited to a year, it may extend longer if justified by a detailed compliance schedule. 
Facts to Support Findings 
Proposed Compliance Schedule (Increments of Progress)
Regular  When a facility needs more than 90 days to comply with air quality rules.   Petition for Hearing Board Action  $1496 Though generally limited to a year, it may extend longer if justified by a detailed compliance schedule. 
Facts to Support Findings 
Proposed Compliance Schedule (Increments of Progress)
Permit Appeal As provided in District Rule 25, permit appeals may be filed by either a permit applicant or an aggrieved person (see Rule 25(g)) who participated in the permitting process. “Permit” includes Authority to Construct, Permit to Operate, Temporary Authorization, renewal of a Permit to Operate with new or modified conditions, Certificate of Registration, and Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) Certificate.  

Facts to Support Findings 

Proposed Compliance Schedule (Increments of Progress)

$1930  
Modification
When you want to modify an existing variance or abatement order Proposed Compliance Schedule (Increments of Progress) $1110  
Product  A manufacturer of a product used in San Diego County needs additional time to comply with air quality rules.   Petition for Hearing Board Action  $1574(90-day) or $1496(Regular)  Though generally limited to a year, it may extend longer if justified by a detailed compliance schedule. 
Facts to Support Findings
Proposed Compliance Schedule (Increments of Progress)

Fees are payable by cash, check or credit card.

Checks are made payable to:  San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, 10124 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131.

To pay by credit card please call: 858.586.2600 (note processing fees may apply to credit card payments).