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Utah law allows for the Division of Air Quality to collect three kinds of fees for the work it performs in the permitting process.

Application Filing Fees

The filing fee and the base application are to be submitted with the application.

Source Type Fee
Name Change $100
Small Source Exemption Registration $250
Soil Remediation (Form 16) $250
Temporary Relocation (Form 15A) $630
New Minor Source and Major (not PSD) Source (Including GAO) $500
Major or Minor Modification (Including GAO) $500
Un-permitted Source $1500
Un-permitted Emission Point $1500
New Major PSD Source $5000

The filing fees for name changes, small source registration, and soil remediation projects will be billed when the project is complete.

Application Review Fees

The base fee and the filing fee are to be submitted with the application. These fees depend on the source’s size category and its location as defined and specified below. The specified fees are based on the standard length of time to review a permit application (Notice of intent—NOI) in various categories and to issue a permit (Approval Order—AO).

If the review takes longer than the standard time to review your NOI, the law currently authorizes DAQ to charge $90 per hour for the additional time spent on your application.

Maintenance or Non-attainment Areas

Source Type Standard Hours Fee
New Major Source 450 $40,500
Existing Major Source with a Major Modification 450 $40,500
Existing Minor Source with a Major Modification 450 $40,500
Existing Major Source with a Minor Modification 20 $1,800
New Minor Source 20 $1,800
Existing Minor Source with a Minor Modification 20 $1,800

The following locations are maintenance or non-attainment areas: Utah County, Salt Lake County, Davis County, and the City of Ogden.

Attainment Areas

Source Type Standard Hours Fee
New Major Source 300 $27,000
Existing Major Source with a Major Modification 300 $27,000
Existing Minor Source with a Major Modification 300 $27,000
Existing Major Source with a Minor Modification 20 $1,800
New Minor Source 20 $1,800
Existing Minor Source with a Minor Modification 20 $1,800
  • Attainment areas are locations outside Utah County, Salt Lake County, Davis County, and the City of Ogden.
  • For further information or questions contact Marty Gray (801) 536-4151.

Generic Permits

(Standardized Review/BACT)

The filing fee and the base application are to be submitted with the application.

Source Type Fee
New Minor Sources (including GAO) (8 hrs) $720
Existing Minor Sources with Minor Modification (including GAO) (8 hrs) $720
Name Change and Permit Transfer (Form 1c) $100
Applications for Sales and Use Tax Exemption $90/hr
Soil Remediation Approval Letters $90/hr
Experimental Approval Orders and Flexibility Changes $90/hr
Replacement in Kind $90/hr
Review Environmental Impact Analyses $90/hr
Small Source Exemption $90/hr
Other Technical Services $90/hr
  • The fees for work being done on an hourly rate will be billed when the project is complete.
  • For further information or questions contact Alan Humpherys (801) 536-4142.
  • Checks should be made payable to the State of Utah, Division of Air Quality.

Annual Emission Fees (Title V)

Annual emission fees are paid by companies subject to the Title V or Operating Permit Program. These companies typically have large emissions, however Title V area source emissions for smaller sources without Title V permits are also chargeable emissions. Visit the operating permit program fact sheet to see if this program may apply to your business. Companies are charged an annual emissions fee based on the amount of pollutants they emit to the air. This fee pays for the administrative cost of the Operating Permit Program. Unlike Approval OrderNOI reviews, there is no additional fee for the issuance of an operating permit, the issuance of an operating permit is included in the annual emissions fee. The fee may be adjusted annually.

  • The emission fee for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) is $77.71 per ton of emissions.
  • For further information or questions contact David Beatty (801) 536-4060.