Air Quality Fees

Overview

Annual fee invoices for CESs and CTOs will be mailed to subject sources on June 30, 2022, and must be returned by July 31, 2022. Failure to pay the full amount by July 31, 2022 will result in penalties/late fees of 5% per month, beginning on August 1.

Contact Us

Questions concerning specific invoices should be directed to the Division of Air Quality to the following:

Stephanie Hammonds
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x41263
Email: dep.airqualityfees@wv.gov


Certified Emission Statement (CES) Invoices

Major and Deferred Title V Sources Under 45CSR30

The Title V fee for the period beginning on July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023 is $55.62 per ton of regulated air pollutant emitted in calendar year 2021.

Title V Sources (Major and Deferred) will receive a pre-populated invoice based on their reported SLEIS emissions inventory information with the amount due calculated. If a facility did not report their 2021 calendar year emissions in SLEIS, they will receive a blank invoice which they must use to calculate the amount due.


Calculating Fees

CES Fee Considerations

When calculating fees, consider the following:

  • Actual emissions should include air emissions from all sources at the facility, including point source, fugitive, and accidental releases.

  • Actual emissions of each regulated pollutant more than 4,000 tons per year are to be reported, but fees are capped at 4,000 tons per pollutant.

  • Total actual emissions should be rounded to the nearest ton.

  • Particulate matter emissions must include both condensable and filterable emissions.

CES Fee Determination

CES fees are determined based on the higher of the following:

  • Total actual emissions (in tons) during the previous calendar year, multiplied by the current fee per ton ($55.62/ton)

  • -OR-

  • The facility/source category fee from 45CSR22 as listed on the CES invoice as the minimum fee.


CES Invoices

CES Invoices must be signed by a Responsible Official (as defined in 45CSR30) or a delegated authorized representative. To delegate an authorized representative, please enclose a completed Authority of Corporation Form when payment is submitted.


Submitting Payment for a CES Invoice

Please pay the total amount due and return the signed CES invoice using one of the following methods:

Mail

Mail payment and signed CES invoice to:

Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
(TRES/RPD)
PO Box 40420
Charleston, WV 25364

Online

Pay with credit card or ACH at dep.wv.gov/payDEP. Credit card payments have a 2.25% service charge.

Email signed CES invoice to dep.airqualityfees@wv.gov

Phone

Pay with credit card by contacting DEP Accounts Receivable at (304) 926-0499 x41195. DEP accepts Visa and MasterCard only. You must have the facility ID and invoice number available for payment.

Email signed CES invoice to dep.airqualityfees@wv.gov


Additional Information Regarding CES Invoices

Title V Receipts

A Title V receipt cannot be issued unless DAQ receives a complete CES Invoice package consisting of the following:

  • Completed original CES Invoice: both upper and lower portions of the form.

  • Signature of the Responsible Official or delegated authorized representative.

  • Authority of Corporation Form if one has not been previously submitted for that authorized representative.

  • Fee payment

Facility Information Corrections

Corrections to facility information can be made on the returned form or by emailing changes to dep.airqualityfees@wv.gov


Certificate to Operate (CTO) Invoices

Non-Title V Sources

CTO fees are determined based on the facility/source category fee from 45CSR22.

Facility Information Corrections

Corrections to facility information can be made by e-mailing changes to dep.airqualityfees@wv.gov

Submitting Payment for a CTO Invoice

Mail

Mail payment and lower portion (payment coupon) of the original CTO invoice to:

Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
(TRES/RPD)
PO Box 40389
Charleston, WV 25364

Online

Pay with credit card or ACH at dep.wv.gov/payDEP. Credit card payments have a 2.25% service charge.

Phone

Pay with credit card by contacting DEP Accounts Receivable at (304) 926-0499 x41195. DEP accepts Visa and MasterCard only. You must have the facility ID and invoice number available for payment.

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