Chapter 7.42
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT FEES

Sections:

7.42.010    Title.

7.42.020    Purpose.

7.42.030    Hourly rate.

7.42.040    Basis for fees.

7.42.050    Retail food facilities.

7.42.051    Reduced annual fees.

7.42.052    Penalty for operating food facility without valid permit.

7.42.060    Water.

7.42.070    Recreation.

7.42.080    Housing and institutions.

7.42.090    Solid waste.

7.42.100    Liquid waste.

7.42.101    Penalty for construction without permit.

7.42.110    Wells.

7.42.111    Penalty for construction without permit.

7.42.120    Land development.

7.42.130    Unified permits--CUPA.

7.42.131    Reduced annual fees.

7.42.140    Body art.

7.42.141    Reduced annual fees.

7.42.150    Complaint investigations.

7.42.160    Administrative fees.

7.42.170    Emergency incident response.

7.42.180    State surcharge for CUPA program elements.

7.42.190    Permit or license--Denial, suspension, revocation.

7.42.200    Nontransferability.

7.42.210    Collection.

7.42.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the environmental health department fee ordinance.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.020 Purpose.

The provisions of this chapter establishing fees associated with environmental health services are enacted pursuant to the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 101325 and 101280; California Health and Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 25100), Chapter 6.7 (commencing with Section 25280), Chapter 6.95 (commencing with Section 25500) and Chapter 6.11 (commencing with Section 25404); California Water Code (commencing with Section 13700), and California Constitution, Article XI, Section 7.

Fees are necessary as a source of revenue to defray the costs of personnel, materials, support services, and other costs incurred by the county in conducting the regulatory programs established by state and local laws and regulations.  The costs incurred by the county for the majority of such regulatory purposes are not met by any grants by the state of California.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.030 Hourly rate.

The term "hourly rate" refers to the rate used to calculate the majority of program fees.  The rate is calculated using methodologies approved by the Amador County board of supervisors and the Amador County auditor’s office.  The board of supervisors establishes that the hourly rate for environmental health department services shall be one hundred twenty dollars.  The board may increase or decrease the hourly rate by ordinance revision at any time if it determines that there has been a significant change in program or departmental costs.  The hourly rate shall be reviewed and, if necessary, revised no less frequently than once every three years.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.040 Basis for fees.

Fees are based on the expected time and materials required to conduct inspections, review plans, program administration, or processing the necessary information for the normal maintenance of records and issuance of those permits or registrations, or other services rendered by the environmental health department.  Unusual circumstances requiring additional staff time in excess of that budgeted for the adopted fee shall require payment of additional fees to be levied by the department at the hourly rate, based on one-half-hour increments, at the time the service is rendered.  Cost recovery for materials or services required above and beyond standard forms, tests, laboratory services, etc., will be charged to the permittee, registrant, or responsible party and shall be due and payable within thirty days of the invoice date.  Specific fee amounts are itemized in Sections 7.42.050 through 7.42.160, inclusive.  Established fees shall be reviewed for revision no less frequently than every three years.  Fees for calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020 are hereby established according to the following schedules.  Fees established for calendar year 2020 shall remain in effect thereafter unless and until altered by the Amador County board of supervisors.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.050 Retail food facilities.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

 

Bed and Breakfast

$174

$179

$185

B.

1.

Restaurant 0--20 Seats

$182

$196

$210

2.

Restaurant 21--50 Seats

$224

$242

$260

3.

Restaurant 51--100 Seats

$277

$298

$320

4.

Restaurant 101+ Seats

$381

$410

$440

5.

Plus Bar or Catering

$69

$74

$80

C.

 

Bar Only

$145

$163

$180

D.

1.

Temp Food Facility--Annual

$104

$112

$120

2.

Temp Food Facility--Single Event

$41

$51

$60

3.

Event Organizer

$104

$112

$120

E.

1.

Liquor/Convenience Store

$127

$138

$150

2.

Retail Market <1,000 Sq. Ft.

$173

$186

$200

3.

Retail Market 1,000--5,000 Sq. Ft.

$312

$336

$360

4.

Retail Market >5,000 Sq. Ft.

$416

$448

$480

5.

Each Additional Food Prep

$69

$74

$80

F.

1.

Bakery <1,000 Sq. Ft.

$270

$300

$330

2.

Bakery 1,000+ Sq. Ft.

$302

$316

$330

G.

 

Catering

$170

$173

$175

H.

 

Produce Stand

$149

$155

$160

I.

 

Mobile or Stationary/Mobile Food Prep Unit

$173

$186

$200

J.

 

Mobile Food Facility--No Prep

$130

$140

$150

K.

 

Commissary

$52

$56

$60

L.

 

Major Plan Review and Preopening Inspection--Deposit

$360

$360

$360

M.

1.

Private School Food Prep Kitchen

$213

$266

$320

2.

Private School Satellite Kitchen

$144

$192

$240

N.

1.

Public School Food Prep Kitchen

$277

$298

$320

2.

Public School Satellite Kitchen

$208

$224

$240

O.

 

Vending Machine--Potentially Hazardous Food

$52

$56

$60

P.

1.

Cottage Food Operation--Class A

$57

$58

$60

2.

Cottage Food Operation--Class B

$147

$153

$160

Q.

 

Farmer’s Market

$149

$155

$160

R.

 

CalCode Water System

$104

$112

$120

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.051 Reduced annual fees.

Annual fees are reduced fifty percent for those facilities opening on or after July 1st.  Reduced fees do not apply to businesses closing prior to July 1st.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.052 Penalty for operating food facility without valid permit.

The penalty for operating without a valid permit shall not exceed three times the normal permit fee per Health and Safety Code Section 114387. (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.060 Water.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

Community System--100+ Service Connections

$1,109

$1,109

$1,109

B.

Community System--25--99 Service Connections

$887

$887

$887

C.

Community System--15--24 Service Connections

$554

$554

$554

D.

Nontransient, Noncommunity

$720

$720

$720

E.

Noncommunity without Additional Permitted Facilities

$355

$377

$400

F.

Noncommunity with Additional Permitted Facilities

$248

$274

$300

G.

State Small Water System

$182

$196

$210

H.

Water System Plan Check--Deposit

$360

$360

$360

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.070 Recreation.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

Public Pool

$156

$168

$180

B.

Each Additional Pool or Spa at Same Location

$104

$112

$120

C.

Public Spa

$139

$149

$160

D.

Beach/Freshwater Bathing Place

$156

$168

$180

E.

Private Pool Site Inspection and Clearance

Hourly

Hourly

Hourly

F.

Public Pool Plan Check and Construction Inspections--Deposit

$360

$360

$360

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.080 Housing and institutions.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

Detention Facility--Approximately 8 Hours/Year

NC

NC

NC

B.

Organized Camp (Includes Noncomm. Water System)

$659

$710

$760

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.090 Solid waste.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

Permit Processing Deposit

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

B.

Active Landfill Annual Fee

$2,976

$3,648

$4,320

C.

Closed Landfill Annual Fee (Post-1987)

$1,872

$2,016

$2,160

D.

Transfer Station Annual Fee

$1,248

$1,344

$1,440

E.

Truck Inspection--Annual License Fee

$69

$74

$80

F.

EA Notification Annual Fee

$416

$448

$480

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.100 Liquid waste.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

 

Septic Tank Pumper Truck

$195

$197

$200

B.

 

Chemical Toilet Pumper Truck

$120

$120

$120

C.

1.

On-Site Sewage Application and Investigation--New Construction

$260

$280

$300

2.

On-Site Sewage Application and Investigation--Repair/Expansion

$218

$229

$240

3.

Winter Groundwater Monitoring

$208

$224

$240

D.

 

Plan Review Deposit

$312

$336

$360

E.

1.

On-Site Sewage Permit--Conventional

$145

$163

$180

2.

On-Site Sewage Permit--Nonengineered with Pump Station

$208

$224

$240

3.

On-Site Sewage Permit--Engineered Nonalternative

$290

$325

$360

4.

On-Site Sewage Permit--Alternative

$624

$672

$720

5.

Minor Repair Permit

$124

$152

$180

6.

Tank Only Permit

$104

$112

$120

F.

1.

OS Permit Renewal/Reactivation--Nonengineered

$104

$112

$120

2.

OS Permit Renewal/Reactivation--Engineered

$156

$168

$180

G.

 

County Service Area No. 6 Monitoring

$224

$237

$250

H.

 

Holding Tank Use Permit

$211

$231

$250

I.

1.

Graywater System Application and Site Investigation

$120

$120

$120

2.

Graywater System Permit

$180

$180

$180

J.

 

Appeal/Variance--Deposit

$360

$360

$360

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.101 Penalty for construction without permit.

The penalty for construction without the required permit is a minimum of two hours’ investigation, two hundred forty dollars, in addition to any application, plan review, permit, or other fees.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.110 Wells.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

 

Water Supply Well Permit

$292

$296

$300

B.

 

Well Deepening Permit

$146

$148

$150

C.

1.

Monitoring Well

Permit--Initial

$220

$220

$220

2.

Monitoring Well

Permit--Each Additional

$30

$30

$30

D.

1.

Soil Boring--Initial

$120

$120

$120

2.

Soil Boring--Each Additional

$30

$30

$30

E.

1.

Ground Source Heat Pump--Initial

$214

$217

$220

2.

Ground Source Heat Pump--Each Additional

$69

$74

$80

F.

 

Well Destruction Permit

$130

$140

$150

G.

 

Lab Fees

At Cost

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.111 Penalty for construction without permit.

The penalty for construction without the required permit is a minimum of two hours’ investigation, two hundred forty dollars, in addition to any permit or other fees.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.120 Land development.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

1.

Parcel Map--Existing PWS

$360

$360

$360

2.

New OSS--Per Undeveloped Parcel

$271

$285

$300

B.

 

Subdivision--Deposit (Includes Environmental Document)

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

C.

 

Zone Change

$176

$208

$240

D.

 

Gen Plan Amendment

$176

$208

$240

E.

 

Use Permit

$208

$224

$240

F.

1.

Neg Dec

$144

$192

$240

2.

EIR--Deposit (Includes Project Processing Fee)

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

G.

 

BLA--Per Parcel to Be Investigated

$260

$280

$300

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.130 Unified permits--CUPA.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

1.

Lg Bus Plan

$497

$513

$530

2.

Med Bus Plan

$312

$336

$360

3.

Sm BP or Fuel Only

$156

$168

$180

B.

1.

CAL-ARP Initial--Deposit

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

2.

CAL-ARP Annual

$312

$336

$360

C.

1.

UST PC--Deposit

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

2.

Annual Fee--1st Tank

$269

$315

$360

3.

Annual Fee--Add’l Tank

$165

$203

$240

4.

PC--UST/Piping Alterations--Dep

$360

$360

$360

5.

Insp Alterations

Hourly

Hourly

Hourly

6.

UST Closure

$373

$427

$480

7.

Temp Closure

Same as Annual Fee

D.

1.

Generator CE

$104

$112

$120

 

2.

Small Generator

$208

$224

$240

3.

Large Generator

$386

$388

$390

E.

1.

AST Eng SPCC

$347

$353

$360

2.

AST Self-Cert SPCC

$163

$202

$240

F.

 

State Surcharge Fees

At Cost

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.131 Reduced annual fees.

Annual fees are reduced fifty percent for those facilities opening on or after July 1st.  Reduced fees do not apply to businesses closing prior to July 1st.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.140 Body art.

 

2018

2019

2020

A.

Facility Annual Permit

$173

$187

$200

B.

Practitioner Annual Registration

$58

$62

$65

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.141 Reduced annual fees.

Annual fees are reduced fifty percent for those facilities opening on or after July 1st.  Reduced fees do not apply to businesses closing prior to July 1st.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.150 Complaint investigations.

A.

 

Vector, Solid Waste, Housing, and Other Nuisance Complaints

 

1.

Initial Investigation, First Contact, and First Follow-Up Inspection

No charge

2.

Additional Follow-Up Visits

$120.00/hour--one-hour minimum--one-half-hour increments

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.160 Administrative fees.

A.

1.

Consultation--Office, >10 Minutes

$120.00/hour--one-half-hour increments

2.

Consultation--Field

$120.00/hour--one-hour minimum--one-half-hour increments

B.

1.

Copies or Scans--Up to Five, 11" X 17" Max

No charge

2.

Copies or Scans--Six or More

$0.25 per page

C.

 

Administrative/Appeal Hearing

$240.00

D.

 

Late Payment of Annual Fee

20% of outstanding amount at 90 days, 40% of outstanding amount at 180 days, hearing to review permit suspension or revocation at 270 days

E.

 

Returned Check Fee

At the rate established by the Amador County treasurer/tax collector

F.

 

Fee Refund Request Processing Charge

$30.00

G.

 

Replacement Permit

$30.00

H.

 

Special Inspection or Reinspection

$120.00/hour--one hour minimum--one-half hour increments

I.

 

Any services not otherwise identified are to be billed at cost for materials and third party services, and $120.00/hour for staff time--one hour minimum--one-half hour increments

(Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.170 Emergency incident response.

Costs incurred by the director for services provided in the event of a response to hazardous material release, threatened release, or other emergency response incident based on the current hourly rate established pursuant to Section 7.42.030 shall be reimbursed by the responsible party for each hour expended or portion thereof per responding environmental health department staff member, plus contractor, laboratory, and materials costs, if any, to mitigate the incident.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.180 State surcharge for CUPA program elements.

For all facilities which fall under one or more CUPA oversight program elements, the applicable state surcharge in the amount prescribed by or pursuant to law shall be collected in addition to fees established pursuant to this chapter.  The state surcharge fees shall be established by the state of California.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.190 Permit or license--Denial, suspension, revocation.

Except as prohibited by federal or state law or regulation, or local ordinance or regulation, the director shall be authorized to deny, suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew any permit or license to any party or responsible parties wherein any license, permit, or program cost recovery fees are unpaid and delinquent pursuant to this chapter.  Any decision of the director to deny, suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew any permit or license may be appealed to the hearing authority pursuant to procedures adopted by the director.  Any such appeal shall be in writing, shall state the specific reasons therefor and grounds asserted for relief, and shall be filed with the director not later than fifteen days after the date of service of any such decision.  If an appeal is not filed within the time or in the manner prescribed above, the right to review shall be deemed to have been waived.  "Hearing authority" shall be deemed to refer to the land use and community development committee unless or until another body is appointed this duty by the Amador County board of supervisors.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.200 Nontransferability.

Unless specific provision to the contrary is found in law, permits or registrations issued by this office for programs addressed by this chapter may not be transferred to successors in interest.  Exceptions to this section include permits for individual on-site wastewater systems and individual water supply wells.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).

7.42.210 Collection.

The department shall be responsible for initial notification and collection of all fees prescribed by this chapter.  Fees over ninety days in arrears shall be subject to late payment penalties and may result in referral to a collections service for further action.  Additional costs which may arise in the collection process are not the responsibility of the department.  (Ord. 1771 §2(part), 2018).