Proposed DEP Rule Adds Fees

By Renee Sosnowski

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is considering adding a rule to establish fees to replace Subchapter 5 of Chapter 1 of Title 24 of the Air Pollution Control Code (the “Air Code”), which will be repealed as of May 6, 2016.

The new fee schedule retains the existing fees and establishes fees for previously unregulated equipment that will be regulated under the revised Air Code. These sources include char broilers, which will require a registration, and cogeneration systems, which will require a certificate of operation.

The DEP will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule amendments, which will take place at 10 a.m. on March 21, 2016. The hearing will be held in the 9th floor conference room at 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, New York.

For more details, including how to voice your comments on the proposed rule, please click here.