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Water system evaluation and project review and approval fees.

(1) The fees for the review and approval of water system plans, project reports, construction documents, existing systems, and related evaluations required under chapters 246-290, 246-291, 246-293, 246-294, and 246-295 WAC are:
(a) Water system plans required under WAC 246-290-100, 246-290-105, 246-291-140, 246-293-220, and 246-293-230.
 
 
——————————————— Group A —————————————
 
Project Type
Group B
<100
Services
100 to 500
Services
501 to 999
Services
1,000 to
9,999
Services
10,000
or more
Services
Water system plan (New and Updated)
$138
 
$491
 
$1,206
 
$2,280
 
$3,705
 
$5,484
 
Minor water system plan alteration
$31
 
$115
 
$293
 
$565
 
$919
 
$1,349
 
(b) Satellite management agency (SMA) plans for Group A and Group B water systems required under WAC 246-295-040.
 
————— Total Active or Approved Services —————
 
Project Type
 
<100
Services
 
100 to 500
Services
 
501 to 999
Services
1,000 to
9,999
Services
10,000
or more
Services
SMA plan for ownership (New and Updated)
$491
 
$1,206
 
$2,280
 
$3,705
 
$5,484
 
SMA approval amendment
 
$102 per hour or appropriate fee from category above, whichever is less
 
SMA plan for operation only (New and Updated)
$1,206
 
$1,206
 
$1,206
 
$1,206
 
$1,206
 
Note:
SMAs owning water systems and submitting planning documents to the department for review shall be charged only the SMA fee.
(c) New plan elements required under WAC 246-290-100, 246-290-105, 246-290-125, 246-290-132, 246-290-135, 246-290-691, and 246-291-140 including:
(i) Water use efficiency; and
(ii) Wellhead protection, shall be reviewed separately by the department and the fee assessed shall reflect the time spent for this review and shall be calculated based on one hundred two dollars per hour. After the initial submittal, updated information shall be reviewed as part of the updated water system plan and the review fee shall be included in the applicable updated plan review fee listed under (a) or (b) of this subsection.
(d) Project reports required under WAC 246-290-110 and design reports required under WAC 246-291-120.
 
 
——————————————— Group A —————————————
 
Project Type
Group B
<100
Services
100 to 500
Services
501 to 999
Services
1,000 to
9,999
Services
10,000
or more
Services
All types of filtration or other complex treatment processes
$348
 
$710
 
$1,103
 
$1,598
 
$2,204
 
$2,922
 
Chemical addition only, such as ion exchange, hypochlorination, or fluoridation
$102
 
$205
 
$348
 
$525
 
$743
 
$994
 
Complete water system (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any)
$205
 
$491
 
$778
 
$1,137
 
$1,564
 
$2,061
 
System modifications requiring a detailed evaluation to determine whether the system, as modified, will comply with regulations (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any)
$138
 
$348
 
$565
 
$851
 
$1, 206
 
$1,626
 
Note:
In accordance with WAC 246-290-125, project reports are not required for minor projects that are described in sufficient detail in an approved water system plan, and have been reviewed as part of the process for approving the water system plan.
(e) Special reports or plans required under WAC 246-290-230, 246-290-235, 246-290-250, 246-290-470, 246-290-636, 246-290-640, 246-290-654, 246-290-676, 246-291-230 including:
(i) Corrosion control recommendation report;
(ii) Corrosion control study;
(iii) Plan to cover uncovered reservoirs;
(iv) Predesign study;
(v) Uncovered reservoir plan of operation;
(vi) Tracer study plan;
(vii) Surface water or GWI treatment facility operations plan;
(viii) Filtration pilot study; or
(ix) GWI determination reports, shall be reviewed by the department and the fee assessed shall reflect the time spent for this review and shall be calculated based on one hundred two dollars per hour.
(f) Construction documents required under WAC 246-290-120 and design reports required under WAC 246-291-120.
 
 
——————————————— Group A —————————————
 
Project Type
Group B
<100
Services
100 to 500
Services
501 to 999
Services
1,000 to
9,999
Services
10,000
or more
Services
All types of filtration or other complex treatment processes
$348
 
$710
 
$1,103
 
$1,598
 
$2,204
 
$2,922
 
Chemical addition only, such as ion exchange, hypochlorination, or fluoridation
$102
 
$205
 
$348
 
$525
 
$743
 
$994
 
Complete new water system except treatment (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any)
$281
 
$633
 
$919
 
$1,279
 
$1,709
 
$2,204
 
New source only (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any)
$205
 
 
$382
 
$525
 
$710
 
$919
 
$1,172
 
One or more of the following submitted as a package and not requiring a detailed evaluation as determined by the department: Water line installation, booster pump station, modifications to source pumping, piping-valving, controls or storage reservoir (an additional fee shall be assessed for review of treatment facility, if any)
$138
 
$241
 
$382
 
$565
 
$778
 
$1,027
 
Documents submitted for projects such as water line installation, booster pump stations, modifications to source pumping, piping/valving, controls or storage reservoirs as determined by the department where such projects:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comply with design standards established by the department;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Are prepared by a professional engineer in accordance with WAC 246-290-040; and
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do not require a detailed evaluation by the department.
$64
 
$118
 
$198
 
$281
 
$389
 
$512
 
(g) Existing system approval required under WAC 246-290-140 and 246-291-130. For the purpose of this subsection the department shall determine whether a system is expanding or nonexpanding.
 
 
———————————————— Group A —————————————
 
Project Type
 
Group B
<100
Services
100 to 500
Services
501 to 999
Services
1,000 to
9,999
Services
10,000
or more
Services
NONEXPANDING system not requiring a detailed evaluation by the department
$268
 
$539
 
$811
 
$1,083
 
$1,355
 
$1,626
 
NONEXPANDING system requiring a detailed evaluation as determined by the department
$404
 
$811
 
$1,229
 
$1,626
 
$2,034
 
 
$2,441
 
EXPANDING system not requiring a detailed evaluation by the department
$539
 
$1,083
 
$1,626
 
$2,169
 
$2,714
 
$3,256
 
EXPANDING system requiring a detailed evaluation as determined by the department
$676
 
$1,355
 
$2,034
 
$2,714
 
$3,391
 
$4,072
 
(h) Other evaluations and approvals. As applicable, these fees will be charged in addition to the basic fees assessed under (a) through (h) of this subsection.
 
 
——————————————— Group A———————————————
Project Type
Group B
<100
Services
100 to 500
Services
501 to 999
Services
1,000 to
9,999
Services
10,000
or more
Services
Well-site evaluation and approval including the site inspection and hydrogeologic information review.
$205
 
$309
 
$363
 
$451
 
$565
 
$710
 
Regulatory monitoring plan1
No plan
required
$198
 
$268
 
$337
 
$404
 
$471
 
Unfiltered system annual comprehensive report
Not
applicable
$404
 
$676
 
$947
 
$1,218
 
$1,489
 
1A comprehensive document containing coliform, inorganic chemical and organic chemical monitoring plans in accordance with WAC 246-290-300.
 
Water system compliance report
$115
 
$115
 
$115
 
$115
 
$115
 
$115
 
(2) To determine the appropriate fee for a noncommunity system, calculate the service equivalent by taking the average population served each day of operation and dividing by twenty-five for a transient noncommunity (TNC) system and two and one-half for nontransient noncommunity (NTNC) system. Use the number of service equivalents to find out what Group A size category to look under and submit the appropriate fee. (All noncommunity systems are Group A systems as described in WAC 246-290-020.)
(3) Additional review and approval fees may be assessed as follows:
(a) The basic fee covers an evaluation, or the review of an initial submittal and one resubmittal if required. If additional resubmittals are required, an additional twenty-five percent of the original fee will be assessed for each additional resubmittal. For water system plan and SMA plan preparation the basic fee also covers a preplanning conference;
(b) Fees for department project approval based on local technical review will be determined on a case-by-case basis as outlined in the applicable memorandum of understanding between the department and the respective local agency;
(c) Fees may be assessed for services which the department determines are not described under subsection (1) of this section. If assessed, the fees will be calculated based on a rate of one hundred two dollars per hour.
Examples of these services include, but are not limited to:
(i) Collection of water quality samples requested by purveyor;
(ii) Review of alternate technologies requested by purveyor, manufacturer or authorized representative;
(iii) Sanitary surveys, including the time spent as part of the annual on-site inspections for systems under WAC 246-290-690(3) that is in addition to the time necessary to assess watershed control and disinfection treatment;
(iv) Well field designations; or
(v) Transfers of ownership under WAC 246-290-035 or 246-294-060.
(d) Additional fees assessed by the department shall be billed to the purveyor using an itemized invoice.
(4) If the legislature revises the water system operating permit fee under RCW 70.119A.110 to incorporate into it one or more fees for service currently assessed separately under this section, and the purveyor has paid that consolidated fee, the department shall not assess or collect a separate fee under this section for any such service.
(5) All fees required under this section except as noted in subsection (3) of this section, shall be submitted prior to the department's approval. Payment of fees shall be in the form of a check or money order made payable to: The Department of Health, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, Washington 98507-1099. Payment of a fee shall not guarantee approval of the submitted document or evaluation request.
(6) Purveyors unable to determine the appropriate fee payment to submit should contact the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.110. WSR 12-05-079, § 246-290-990, filed 2/16/12, effective 3/18/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 43.20B.020, and 2010 c 37. WSR 10-16-108, § 246-290-990, filed 8/2/10, effective 9/2/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.20B.020. WSR 07-14-128, § 246-290-990, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.180. WSR 07-02-025B, § 246-290-990, filed 12/22/06, effective 1/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.119.160. WSR 04-12-123, § 246-290-990, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.20B.020, and 70.119.160. WSR 03-13-028, § 246-290-990, filed 6/10/03, effective 7/11/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.119.160. WSR 02-01-065, § 246-290-990, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 00-02-015, § 246-290-990, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; WSR 99-12-022, § 246-290-990, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.020. WSR 98-11-068, § 246-290-990, filed 5/19/98, effective 6/19/98; WSR 97-12-032, § 246-290-990, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97; WSR 95-20-079, § 246-290-990, filed 10/4/95, effective 11/4/95; WSR 93-01-006 (Order 315), § 246-290-990, filed 12/3/92, effective 1/3/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-290-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 87-14-066 (Order 2493), § 440-44-048, filed 7/1/87; WSR 83-14-038 (Order 1980), § 440-44-048, filed 6/30/83.]
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