Applying for a Title V Permit

If the facility meets the applicability criteria for Title V, the facility must submit an application for an initial Title V permit. 

Title V Fees

All facilities subject to the Title V Permit Program shall pay the applicable fees shown in district Rule 301-Permitting (PDF) and associated fees and Rule 306-Plan Fees (PDF). The applicable provisions of Rules 301 and 306 are referred below. Since the District Rules are at times amended, the latest version of the rules should be consulted for final determination of the correct fees.

Permitting Scenario Applicable Fee
Existing Facilities with Existing Equipment Permits Applying for an Initial Title V Facility Permit Initial application fee shall be according to Rule 301(p)(3)(A) when the application is submitted. The final fee shall include staff time spent on the application according to Rule 301(p)(3)(B), Public Notice fee according to Rule 301(p)(9) and any applicable Public Hearing fee according to Rule 301(p)(10).
Title V Facility Permit Revision Requests  Revisions including permit terms or conditions, permit streamlining, alternative operating scenario, or a permit shield shall require applications with applicable fees according to Rule 301(p)(4) through (7), the sum of applicable fees shown in Rule 301(c) and (i), and any applicable Public Notice fee according to Rule 301(p)(9) and Public Hearing fee according to Rule 301(p)(10).
Change of Operator  with a valid Title V Permit  Change of operator is handled as an Administrative Permit revision. The processing fees are those shown in Rule 301 (p)(6) plus the sum of applicable fees shown in Rule 301(c)(2). 
Administrative Title V Facility Permit Revision (definition (PDF))  The processing fee shall be according to Rule 301(p)(6).
Title V Facility Permit Revision (definition (PDF))  For minor revision, de minimis significant revision, or significant permit revision, the fees are shown in Rule 301(p)(7), the sum of applicable fees shown in Rule 301(c) and (i), and any applicable Public Notice fee according to Rule 301(p)(9) and Public Hearing fee according to Rule 301(p)(10). 
Annual Renewal of Permit Units in the Title V Permit
Applicable renewal fee for each active permit unit in the Title V is shown in Rule 301(d)(2). 
End of Term Renewal Fees  Fees are specified in Rule 301(p)(8) at the end of term specified on the Title V Facility Permit.
Public Notice for Title V Facility Permits  Public notice fee shall include the costs incurred by the District per Rule 301(p)(9).
Public Hearing For Title V Facility Permits  Public hearing fee is specified in Rule 301 (p)(10). 
Title V Facility Permit Application Cancellation
Final cancellation fee is specified in Rule 301(p)(11). 
Notice of Amount Due and Nonpayment Penalties
Fee is specified in Rule 301(p)(12). 
Exemption from the Title V Program  Plan application and applicable fees shall be calculated in accordance with Rule 306-Plan Fees. Click here for other requirements (PDF). 
New Facilities Applying for an Initial Title V Facility Permit  All initial processing fees [including Permits to Construct] shall be the sum of applicable fees shown in Rule 301(c) and (i) for all equipment at the facility, and the initial application fee according to Rule 301(p)(3)(A). The final fee shall also include staff time spent on the application according to 301(p)(3)(B) and any applicable Public Notice fee according to Rule 301(p)(9) and Public Hearing fee according to Rule 301(p)(10). 

All applications for initial Title V permits that were submitted after July 1, 1999 will be assessed an initial filing fee based on the number of devices. Some facilities with complex applications may be assessed additional fees based on the staff time required to process the application. The fee schedules for the initial application and staff time to process the initial Title V application are found in SCAQMD Rule 301(p)(3)(A) and 301(p)(3)(B) (PDF).

Compliance Assurance Monitoring Requirements

Phase One applications that were not deemed complete by April 20, 1998 or that are submitted after that date, may be subject to federal Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) requirements in accordance with 40 CFR Part 64. Affected facilities are required to complete the CAM Applicability Form 500-H as part of a Title V application. 

A Title V facility that is subject to CAM must additionally submit a CAM plan in accordance with Rule 306-Plan Fees (PDF).

View Sample CAM applicability flow chart.

To learn more about the CAM program, you can visit the EPA’s CAM website at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/emc/cam.htmlLink to external website..