Fees

Fees are required for certain programs and services provided by the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality.

Questions may be addressed to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality at 701-328-5188 or email AirQuality@nd.gov


Application Fee for a Permit to Construct

A filing fee of $325 must be paid for all sources requiring a Permit to Construct. The payment of the fee, in the form of a check or money order made payable to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, shall be submitted with the permit application. Fees may also be paid electroncially, via credit card (with additonal serivce fee) or ACH (no additonal fees), through CERIS-ND.

Additionally, an application processing fee must be paid for sources when actual processing costs exceed $325. Applications requiring a major engineering analysis and/or computer dispersion modeling may result in significant costs which will be included in the fee. Itemized statements are prepared on a periodic basis (normally quarterly) and a final statement will be provided to the applicant following final action on the permit application. These fees are invoiced using CERIS-ND and can be paid in the form of a check or money order or electroncially, via credit card (with additonal serivce fee) or ACH (no additonal fees), through CERIS-ND.

Application Fee for a Permit to Operate

Title V, minor source and, synthetic Permit to Operate applications, administrative changes, revisions and renewals do not require a fee.


Annual Permit to Operate Fees

An annual permit fee shall be paid for all sources/installations operating under a Permit to Operate, except those which are exempt as designated by the Department; the annual permit fee is based on:

    1. Source classification and/or annual emissions.
    2. Costs incurred by the Department for audits of source-operated ambient monitoring networks.
    3. Costs incurred by the Department while observing source and/or performance specification testing.

Permitting & Compliance Fees

Annual Fee Schedule for Minor Sources

(True Minor, Synthetic Minor, & General)

Permit Type

Amount

True Minor $300
Synthetic Minor $300
General $300
State/Local Government fee for a Permit to Operate $0

Annual Fee Schedule for Major Sources

(Title V- for bills issued July 2021 & July 2022)

Type

Amount (2021)

Amount (2022)

Minimum fee for a Permit to Operate $671.37 $706.95
Fee for Criteria Pollutants (PM102, SO2, NOx, & VOCs) Emitted $16.12/ton1 $16.97/ton1
Fee for Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) Emitted $33.57/ton1 $35.35/ton1

1 Emissions up to 4,000 tons per contaminant per source and for boilers greater than 250 MMBtu/hr.
2 PM2.5 emissions are counted in PM10.

Exemptions:

  • The rules exempt state and local government-owned facilities from fees.
  • Small Businesses under the Clean Air Act may petition for exemption from annual fees. For more information about small businesses see the Small Business Assistance Program.

Each boiler with a heat input greater than 250 MMBtu/hr will be assessed fees on an individual basis and independent of the fees associated with the rest of the installation.

Major source fee rate/ton may be increased annually based on 12-month Consumer Price Index (CPI) ending August 31 each year. Note: The August 2021 12-month CPI rate was +5.3%.

General Information Concerning the Air Pollution Control Permit Fee System (04-19)

Fees for Construction Permits, Operating Permits, and Oil & Gas Well Registrations are detailed in Chapter 33.1-15-23.


Oil & Gas Well Registration Fee

A filing fee of $150 must be paid for all new well heads at new or existing sites, see Oil & Gas Well Registration Information for more information. The payment of the fee, in the form of a check, money order, credit card, or ACH made payable to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, shall be submitted with the registration package.


Records Retention Schedule (04-2019)

Services Cost Per
Copies 25¢ Page/Side
Locating Records $25 Hour for Staff, 1st hour free.
Other TBD For other cost incurred during the records request.

Last Updated: 01/11/2021