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#1 2018-02-27 01:33:41

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2017-2018 Waterboard Fees

2017-18 Fee Schedules


2200.7. Annual Fee Schedule for Cannabis Cultivation.

(a) Annual fees for waste discharge requirements and waivers of
waste discharge requirements for discharges associated with cannabis cultivation shall be as follows:

    (1) Category 1: If a discharger is not a member of a group that
    has been approved by the appropriate regional board, the following     fee schedule applies:

Tier Discharge Threat

Annual Fee:
1 Low         Threat to Water Quality         $1,000
2 Moderate     Threat to Water Quality         $2,500
3 Elevated          Threat to Water Quality         $10,000

    (2) Category 2: If a discharger is a member of a group that has     been approved by the appropriate regional board, the following fee     schedule applies:

Annual Fee:
1 Low         Threat to Water Quality         $700
2 Moderate     Threat to Water Quality         $1,750
3 Elevated      Threat to Water Quality         N/A

1 As assigned by the appropriate regional board.
2 Dischargers in Tier 3 may join a third-party group, but must pay the Category 1 fee unless the regional board subsequently as signs the Discharger to a lower tier. Any Discharger that is required by the regional board to take corrective action shall be subject to the fee schedule in Category 1 for a minimum of one billing cycle, and for all subsequent billing cycles until all corrective actions are
complete as determined by the regional board.


(b) Annual fees for dischargers covered under Statewide General
Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges of Waste Associated with Cannabis Cultivation shall be as follows:

(1) Tier 1 – Dischargers that have a disturbed area greater than 2,000 square feet and less than one acre:

Risk Designation

Annual Fee

Low Risk             $600
Moderate Risk         $1,800
High Risk             $4,800

(2) Tier 2 – Dischargers that have a disturbed area equal to or
greater than one acre:

Risk Designation

Annual Fee

Low Risk             $1,000
Moderate Risk         $3,000
High Risk             $8,000

(3) Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements – Dischargers with indoor cultivation sites or conditionally exempt sites shall pay an application fee for initial coverage and renewals of coverage of $600. The fee shall be paid each time an application for coverage is submitted.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 185 and 1058 of the Water Code.
Reference: Sections 13260
and 13269 of the Water Code.

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