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    Sec. 16.2-56. Fees.

     

    Sec. 16.2-56. Fees.

     (a)  An applicant shall pay the fees provided in Table 1 for initial issuance of general permit coverage and VSMP authority permit coverage. No more than 50% of the total fee to be paid by the applicant set out in Table 1 shall be due at the time a stormwater management plan or an initial stormwater management plan is submitted to the City of Lynchburg for review. The balance shall be paid prior to the issuance of coverage under the general permit. When a site or sites are purchased for development within a previously permitted common plan of development or sale, the applicant shall be subject to fees in accordance with the disturbed acreage of the site or sites according to the following table.

     Table 1: Fees for permit issuance

      


    Fee type
    Total fee to be paid by Applicant (includes both VSMP authority and Department portions where applicable) Department portion of “total fee to be paid by Applicant”
    (based on 28% of total
    fee paid*)
    General   /   Stormwater   Management   -  Small Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage less than 1 acre.)  
     
    $290
     
     
    $81
    General   /   Stormwater   Management   -  Small Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Single family detached residential structure, within or outside a common plan of development or sale, with land disturbance acreage less than five acres. Residential subdivisions that require the construction of new streets will be considered General / Stormwater Management - Small Construction Activity/Land Clearing activities as defined below.  
     
     
    $0
     
     
     
    N/A
    General   /   Stormwater   Management   -  Small Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 1 acre and less than 5 Acres) including the development of residential subdivisions that require the construction of new streets.  
     
     
    $2,700
     
     
     
    $756
    General   /   Stormwater   Management   –  Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 5 acres and less than 10 acres)  
     
     
    $3,400
     
     
     
    $952
    General   /   Stormwater   Management   –  Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing [Sites or areas with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 10 acres and less than 50 acres]  
     
     
    $4,500
     
     
     
    $1,260
    General   /   Stormwater   Management   –  Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 50 acres and less than 100 acres)  
     
     
    $6,100
     
     
     
    $1,708
    General   /   Stormwater   Management   –  Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 100 acres)  
     
     
    $9,600
     
     
     
    $2,688

     * If the project is completely administered by the Department such as may be the case for a state or federal project or projects covered by individual permits, the entire applicant fee shall be paid to the Department.

     (b) Fees for the modification or transfer of registration statements from the general permit issued by the State Board shall be imposed in accordance with Table 2.  If the general permit modifications result in changes to stormwater management plans that require additional review by the City of Lynchburg, such reviews shall be subject to the fees set out in Table 2.  The fee assessed shall be based on the total disturbed acreage of the site.  In addition to the general permit modification fee, modifications resulting in an increase in total disturbed acreage shall pay the difference in the initial permit fee paid and the permit fee that would have applied for the total disturbed acreage in Table 1. Fees required by this section go to the City of Lynchburg.
     

    Table 2: Fees for the modification or transfer of registration statements for the General
    Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities

     

    Type of Permit Fee Amount
    General / Stormwater Management – Small Construction Activity/Land
    Clearing (Areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage less than 1 acre)
     
    $20
    General / Stormwater Management – Small Construction Activity/Land
    Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 1 acre and less than 5 acres)
     
     
    $200
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land
    Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 5 acres and less than 10 acres)
     
     
    $250
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land
    Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 10 acres and less than 50 acres)
     
     
    $300
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land
    Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 50 acres and less than 100 acres)
     
     
    $450
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land
    Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 100 acres)
     
    $700

     (c) The following annual permit maintenance shall be imposed in accordance with Table 3, including fees imposed on expired permits that have been administratively continued. With respect to the general permit, these fees shall apply until the permit coverage is terminated.  Fees specified by this section will go to the City of Lynchburg.

    Table 3: Permit Maintenance Fees
     

    Type of Permit Fee Amount
    Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Land-Disturbing Activity (not subject to General Permit coverage; sites within designated areas of Chesapeake Bay Act localities with land-disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 2,500 square feet and less than 1 acre)  
     
    $50
    General / Stormwater Management – Small Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage less than 1 acre)  
    $50
    General / Stormwater Management – Small Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance equal to or greater than 1 acre and less than 5 acres)  
     
    $400
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 5 acres and less than 10 acres)  
     
    $500
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 10 acres and less than 50 acres)  
     
    $650
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater than 50 acres and less than 100 acres)  
     
    $900
    General / Stormwater Management – Large Construction Activity/Land Clearing (Sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal to or greater 100 acres)  
    $1,400

     General permit coverage maintenance fees shall be paid annually to the City of Lynchburg by the anniversary date of general permit coverage.  No permit will be reissued or automatically continued without payment of the required fee.  General permit coverage maintenance fees shall be applied until a notice of termination is effective.
     
    (d) The fees set forth in subsections (a) through (c) above, shall apply to:
    (1) All persons seeking coverage under the general permit.
    (2) All permittees who request modifications to or transfers of their existing registration statement for coverage under a general permit.
     
    (3) Persons whose coverage under the general permit has been revoked shall apply to the department for an individual permit for discharges of stormwater from construction activities.
     
    (4) Permit and permit coverage maintenance fees outlined in this section may apply to each general permit holder.
     
    (e) No general permit application fees will be assessed to:
     
    (1) Permittees who request minor modifications to general permits as defined in section 16.2-8(25) of this ordinance.  Permit modifications at the request of the permittee resulting in changes to stormwater management plans that require additional review by the administrator shall not be exempt pursuant to this Section.
     
    (2) Permittees whose general permits are modified or amended at the initiative of the department, excluding errors in the registration statement identified by the administrator or errors related to the acreage of the site.
     
    (f) All incomplete payments will be deemed as nonpayments, and the applicant shall be notified of any incomplete payments. Interest may be charged for late payments at the underpayment rate set forth in §58.1-15 of the Code of Virginia and is calculated on a monthly basis at the applicable periodic rate.  A 10% late payment fee shall be charged to any delinquent (over 90 days past due) account.  The City of Lynchburg shall be entitled to all remedies available under the Code of Virginia in collecting any past due amount.
    (Ord. No. O-14-070, 6-10-14; Ord. No. O-14-127, 11-11-14)