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PROJECTED REVENUES AND EXPENSES The proposed fee schedule sets forth fees that will fund the operations of the Contra Costa County Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) in fiscal year 2010-2011. These fees are collected in a single fee system mandated by the California Health & Safety Code (HSC) section 25404.5. The governing board of every CUPA is required to “establish the amount to be paid by each person regulated by the unified program under the single fee system at a level sufficient to pay the necessary and reasonable costs incurred by the certified unified program agency. . . “ (HSC § 25404.5(a)(2)A.) The proposed fees are based on projections of expenses and revenues for the fiscal year 2010-2011. Expense Projections The first step in the budget process is projecting expenses for fiscal year 2010-2011. These projected expenses are for the County CUPA as a whole and for each of the individual CUPA programs. The expenses of the County CUPA include staff salaries, and benefits, services and supplies, and overhead. Staff salaries and benefits make up the bulk of the annual expenses of the County CUPA and of each of the CUPA programs. Some expenses are attributable to specific programs. The salaries and benefits of inspectors of underground storage tanks, for example, would be attributed directly to the Underground Storage Tank Program. Other expenses, such as administrative overhead, apply to the CUPA as a whole. These other ...

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PROJECTED REVENUES AND EXPENSES
The proposed fee schedule sets forth fees that will fund the operations of the Contra
Costa County Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) in fiscal year 2010-2011.
These fees are collected in a single fee system mandated by the California Health &
Safety Code (HSC) section 25404.5.
The governing board of every CUPA is required to
“establish the amount to be paid by each person regulated by the unified program under
the single fee system at a level sufficient to pay the necessary and reasonable costs
incurred by the certified unified program agency. . . “ (HSC § 25404.5(a)(2)A.)
The proposed fees are based on projections of expenses and revenues for the fiscal
year 2010-2011.
Expense Projections
The first step in the budget process is projecting expenses for fiscal year 2010-2011.
These projected expenses are for the County CUPA as a whole and for each of the
individual CUPA programs.
The expenses of the County CUPA include staff salaries,
and benefits, services and supplies, and overhead.
Staff salaries and benefits make up
the bulk of the annual expenses of the County CUPA and of each of the CUPA
programs.
Some expenses are attributable to specific programs.
The salaries and
benefits of inspectors of underground storage tanks, for example, would be attributed
directly to the Underground Storage Tank Program.
Other expenses, such as
administrative overhead, apply to the CUPA as a whole.
These other expenses are
proportionally allocated based on the staff regular working hours’ salary and benefits.
The projections of expenses for the fiscal year 2010-2011 start with the expenses for
the fiscal year 2009-2010.
Projected expenses for the fiscal year 2009-2010 are based
on the actual expenses incurred for this fiscal year.
Extraordinary expenses projected during fiscal year 2009-2010 that are not expected in
the fiscal year 2010-2011 are subtracted from the baseline expense projection for fiscal
year 2009-2010.
There is a projected decrease in the building costs of $463,311 for
fiscal year 2009-2010.
Conversely, extraordinary expenses that are projected and
budgeted for fiscal year 2010-2011but not included in the past fiscal year expense
projections are added.
For fiscal year 2010-2011, these include a $50,000 anticipated
expense in upgrading the hazardous materials response vehicles diesel exhaust system
to meet the new air quality requirements.
The expense projections for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 are shown below for
the County CUPA as a whole and the individual CUPA programs.
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CUPA Expense Projections Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Description
HMBP
Program
HWG
Program
Cal/ARP
Program
UST
Program
APSA
Program
Total CUPA
Programs
Salaries and Benefits
$2,070,299
$1,272,227
$821,857
$848,803
355,201
$5,368,387
Services and Supplies
$1,825,897
$373,590
$241,564
$248,604 $104,402
$2,794,057
Indirect Administration
$148,185
$118,277
$76,478
$78,707
$33,053
$454,700
County Overhead
$21,445
$17,117
$11,068
$11,390
$4,783
$65,803
Total
$4,065,826
$1,781,211
$1,150,967
$1,187,504 $497,449
$8,682,948
CUPA Expense Projections Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Description
HMBP
Program
HWG
Program
Cal/ARP
Program
UST
Program
APSA
Program
Total CUPA
Programs
Salaries and Benefits
$2,142,640
$1,277,296
$839,846
$846,819
$326,543
$5,433,144
Services and Supplies
$2,240,636
$328,739
$216,354
$217,378
$84,121
$3,087,228
Indirect Administration
$154,938
$118,765
$78,163
$78,533
$30,391
$460,789
County Overhead
$37,626
$28,841
$18,981
$19,071
$7,380
$111,900
Total
$4,575,840
$1,753,642
$1,153,344
$1,161,801
$448,435
$9,093,062
Revenue Projections
After expenses for the fiscal year 2010-2011 have been projected, the next step is to
look at the revenue side of the balance sheet.
Annual permit fee payments are the
primary revenue source for the Contra Costa County CUPA.
Additional revenue
sources include late payment penalties, enforcement fines, payments for incident
response, and grants.
The revenues also include any carryover or shortfalls from the
previous fiscal year.
A carryover is added to the revenues because there were excess
fees collected the previous fiscal year, while a shortfall is a shortage of revenues from
the previous year that is to be made up partially or completely in the current fiscal year.
Some revenues are collected on an intermittent basis.
These include monies collected
for underground storage tank plan checks and inspections after repairs or modifications.
The same is true for revenues resulting from cost recovery for services provided by the
hazardous material response team.
Fines, late penalties, incident response payments
and grants fall into the same category.
These revenues are projected for fiscal year
2010-2011 by the actual revenues in those categories for the fiscal year 2009-2010.
The total of these revenues are then compared to the expenses to determine the
remaining revenues needed to operate the County CUPA for the fiscal year 2010-2011.
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The remaining revenues that are needed to fund the CUPA for fiscal year 2010-2011are
collected from regulated business in the form of annual permit fees.
A single fee is
charged to each regulated business, with the total broken down by program on the
annual invoice.
The amount of the fee paid by a particular business depends on the
programs applicable to that business, the number of regulated businesses within the
jurisdiction of the County CUPA, and numerous other factors that include the size of the
business, the amount of hazardous waste generated by that business, projected
inventories of hazardous materials handled on site and tank capacities.
The projected revenues for Fiscal Years 2010/2011 and the actual revenues for
2009/2010 for the CUPA as a whole and each of the CUPA programs are shown below:
Projected Revenues Fiscal Year 2009/2010
Description
HMBP
Program
HWG
Program
CalARP
Program
UST
Program
APSA
Program
Total CUPA
Programs
Permit
$41,388
$0
$0
$89,000
$825
$131,213
Fines & Penalties
$104,408
$38,933
$0
$27,345
$8,457
$179,143
Intergovernmental
Revenue
$175,798
$0
$0
$0
$19,175
$194,973
Business
Fees/Collected FY
09-10
$625,800
$0
$1,076,988
$614,204
$440,327
$2,757,319
Carryovers/
(Shortfalls)
$297,108
(79,104)
$0
$0
$0
$218,004
Business Fees/To
Be Billed FY 09-10
$2,821,324
$1,821,382
$0
$0
$0
$4,642,706
Accrued Revenues
from FY 10-11
$0
$0
$73,979
$456,955
$28,656
$559,590
Total CUPA
Revenues
$4,065,826
$1,781,211
$1,150,967
$1,187,504
$497,440
$8,682,948
Projected Revenues Fiscal Year 2010/2011
Description
HMBP
Program
HWG
Program
CalARP
Program
UST
Program
APSA
Program
Total CUPA
Programs
Permit
$41,388
$0
$0
$89,000
$825
$131,213
Fines & Penalties
$104,408
$38,933
$0
$27,345
$8,457
$179,144
Intergovernmental
Revenue
$175,798
$0
$0
$0
$10,000
$185,798
Fee Carryovers
(Shortfalls)
$0
$0
($73,979)
($456,955)
($28,656)
($559,590)
Business Fees/ To
Be Billed FY 10-11
$1,244,502
$0
$1,227,323
$1,253,235
$457,808
$4,182,868
Business Fees/ To
Be Billed FY 11-12
$3,009,744
$1,714,709
$0
$0
$0
4,724,453
Accrued Revenues
from FY 11-12
$0
$0
$0
$338,176
$0
$338,176
Total
$4,575,840
$1,753,642
$1,153,344
$$1,161,801
$448,435
$9,9093,062
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CERTIFIED UNIFIED PROGRAM AGENCY
Proposed Fee Schedule
Effective July 1, 2010
The following is the schedule of fees applicable to programs administered by the
Contra Costa Certified Unified Program Agency (“CUPA”).
Fees to fund the
reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the Contra Costa County CUPA are
authorized by California Health & Safety Code section 25404.5 and Section 15210 of
Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations.
Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program
Projected Inventory (Lbs. Of Material)
# Employees
Current Fee
Proposed Fee
Less than 1,000
N/A
$192
$227
1,000 or more but less than 10,000
0 to 19
$280
$299
10,000 or more but less than 100,000
0 to 19
$668
$647
100,000 or more but less than 250,000
0 to 19
$1,912
$910
250,000 or more but less than 500,000
0 to 19
$3,011
$1,755
Less than 10,000
20 or more
$744
$861
10,000 or more but less than 100,000
20 or more
$1,125
$1,167
100,000 or more but less than 250,000
20 or more
$2,380
$2,160
250,000 or more but less than 500,000
20 or more
$4,932
$4,107
500,000 or more but less than 2.5 million
N/A
$10,077
$11,743
2.5 million or more but less than 10 million
N/A
$17,681
$20,546
10 million or more but less than 100 million
N/A
$29,740
$35,521
100 million or more but less than 1 billion
N/A
$65,962
$69,030
1 billion or more but less than 5 billion
N/A
N/A
$116,169
5 billion or more
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other
All oil refineries and class 1 off-site hazardous
waste disposal sites
N/A
$128,290
$154,255
Unstaffed Remote Facilities
• Exemption Processing
• Initial Notification of Inventory Change
Processing
N/A
N/A
$199
$199
$241
$241
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Hazardous Waste Generator Program
Hazardous Waste Generated
Current Fee
Proposed
Fee
Less than 1,000 pounds/year
$316
$294
0.5 or more tons, but less than 5 tons/year
$316
$476
5 or more tons, but less than 12 tons/year
$431
$670
12 or more tons, but less than 25 tons/year
$648
$1,021
25 or more tons, but less than 50 tons/year
$1,001
$1,644
50 or more tons, but less than 250 tons/year
$2,138
$3,859
250 or more tons, but less than 500 tons/year
$7,024
$12,094
500 or more tons, but less than 1,000 tons/year
$11,063
$19,838
1,000 or more tons, but less than 2,000 tons/year
$14,754
$33,875
2,000 or more tons/year
$39,100
$76,800
Onsite Treatment
• Permit By Rule (Fixed Units)
$1,990
$2,900
• Conditional Authorization
$1,990
$2,900
• Conditional Exemption and Commercial Laundry
$398
$580
• Conditional Exemption – Limited
$398
$580
Underground Storage Tank Program
Underground Storage Tank Annual Permit
Current Fee
Proposed
Fee
Single tank of 1,000 gallons or less used solely
in connection with the occupancy of a residence
$398
$580
First tank of 50,000 gallons or less
$199
$290*
Basic fee for tank of 50,000 gallons or less
$697
$1,015
Each tank of 50,000 gallons or more
$1,194
$1,740
*
In addition to the basic fee, a surcharge of $199 is applicable to the tank at each site that has
the earliest installation date.
Underground Storage Tank Inspection & Other Fees
Current Fee
Proposed
Fee
Permit Amendment or Transfer
$199
$290
Tank or Piping Modification or Repair Plan Review and
Inspection
Base Fee
• Each additional hour or fraction thereof of staff time beyond
3.5 hours
$697
$199
$1,015
$290
Tank Lining Upgrade Plan Review and Inspection
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• First tank
Each additional tank
Each additional hour or fraction thereof of staff time beyond
10.5 hours
$2,090
$298
$199
$3,045
$435
$290
Tank Installation Plan Review and Inspection
New tank facility, first tank
New tank facility, each additional tank
$3,682
$398
$5,365
$580
Tank and Piping Removal Plan Review and Inspection
First tank
Each additional tank
$1,393
$299
$2,030
$435
Field Installed Cathodic Protection Plan Review and Inspection
$995
$1,450
Tank Lining Inspection
First tank
Each additional tank
$1,393
$199
$2,030
$290
Piping, Under Dispenser Container and Sump Upgrade Plan
Review and Inspection
First tank
Each additional tank
$2,488
$299
$3,625
$435
Under Dispenser Container or Sump Repair (Without Piping)
Inspection
(Single Sump or Single Under Dispenser Container Repair)
$697
$1,015
Phase I EVR Upgrade Plan Review and Inspection
(Upgrade includes installation of Spill Containers)
$498
$725
Existing Under Dispenser Container Replacement Plan Review
and Inspection
(Includes Soil Sampling)
$697
$1,015
Temporary Closure Plan Review and Inspection
First tank
Each additional tank
$597
$100
$870
$145
Monitoring System Change Plan Review and Inspection
$796
$1,160
Cold Start of Monitoring Panel Inspection
$597
$870
Penalty
The following penalty shall be applied and collectible from parties
responsible for the following action:
Failure to file and report a change in ownership or
operator of an underground tank
This penalty is in addition to those that may be imposed under any
other underground tank regulation.
Penalty
$500/tank
$500/tank
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California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program
Fees applicable to stationary sources will be determined according to the following formula, and are
unchanged from the currently applicable fees:
Fee
=
(TC/TRF) x RF
TC
=
Total cost of the County’s CalARP program
TRF
=
“Total Risk Factor,” or the sum of the Stationary Source Modified Chemical
Exposure Indexes (SSMCEI) of all stationary sources in the County
RF
=
“Risk Factor,” or a stationary source SSMCEI
The TRF for the County and RF of a stationary source (SSMCEI) shall be determined pursuant to
the Contra Costa County Health Services Department’s California Accidental Release Prevention
Program Relative Risk Determination Methodology, attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated
herein by this reference.
Stationary Source Exemption Fees
Current Fee
Proposed Fee
Exemption Application Review
(Per regulated substance per process; fee credited toward
CalARP Program fees if exemption not granted)
$500
$500
Exemption Application Review
(Per warehouse where regulated substances are stored, if
source does not handle any regulated substance in a process;
fee credited toward CalARP Program fees if exemption not
granted )
$500
$500
Annual Administrative Fee
(Assessed on all stationary sources that handle regulated
substances on site but are exempt from preparing a Risk
Management Plan)
$75
$75
Reduced Fee for Multiple Stationary Sources
Companies that have multiple stationary sources that are
substantially identical, as determined at the sole discretion of the
Director of Health Services, or his designee, may be assessed a
reduced fee.
The fee for such a company shall be as follows:
• First stationary source
• Each additional substantially identical stationary source
Full fee
Greater of $75 or
10% of full fee
Full fee
Greater of $75 or
10% of full fee
Reduced Fee for Non-Profit Organizations
(Stationary sources owned by a non-profit organization,
pursuant to 26 USC § 501(c).).
Greater of $75 or
10% of full fee
(per stationary
source)
Greater of $75 or
10% of full fee
(per stationary
source)
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Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Program
Tank Facility Description
Current Fee
a
Proposed Fee
Facility with storage capacity of 1,320 or more gallons but less than
10,000 gallons
$987
$583
Facility with storage capacity of 10,000 or more gallons but less
than 100,000 gallons
$3,108
$2,800
Facility with storage capacity of 100,000 or more gallons but less
than 1 million gallons
$4,661
$8,400
Facility with storage capacity of 1 million or more gallons but less
than 10 million gallons
$6,215
$11,200
Facility with storage capacity of 10 million or more gallons but less
than 100 million gallons
$9,097
$21,000
Facility with storage capacity of 100 million or more gallons
$12,510
$33,600
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The current APSA fee was based on six months of expenses for fiscal year 2009-2010
Miscellaneous CUPA Fees
Incident Response
• Each hour or fraction thereof of service time delivered by the
County Health Services Department in connection with the
characterization or remediation of site contamination by discharge of
a hazardous substance, material or waste, if the owner, operator or
other responsible person in charge of the site requests assistance
from the County or where an inspection or an emergency response
is necessary to verify compliance with State and County regulations
or to assure public safety.
This includes responses to illegal drug
labs.
• Each hour or fraction thereof of staff time after 5 p.m. until
8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, Sunday and
County holidays.
$199/hr.
$222/hr
$199/hr.
$222/hr.
Re-Inspection Fee
For each hour or fraction of staff time Monday through Friday
between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. that it takes to perform any
additional inspections beyond the routine or initial inspection and
one follow-up inspection will be charged at the following rate.
$199/hr.
$199/hr.
Document Search
Each hour or fraction thereof of staff time Monday through Friday
between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm. Shall be charged to any consulting
firm, realtor, lending institute or other commercial enterprise for
services performed in complying with document research requests
for these enterprises.
$199/hr.
$199/hr.
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Current Fee
Proposed Fee
Pro-Rata Fee
The Certified Unified Program fee will be prorated for each month
and for the Hazardous Materials Business Plan and California
Accidental Release Prevention Programs portion that determines
this fee for the number of months that the business is subject to the
programs that determines the Certified Unified Program fee during a
fiscal year that starts on July 1.
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