The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA) Board of Directors has a long-standing financial goal of full cost recovery for SRCAA’s fee-based programs. Registration fees have not kept up with rising costs:
- SRCAA’s annual registration fees were not adjusted for six years (2016-2022).
- In October 2022, annual registration fees increased by 15%, which reduced the program deficit by 57%. While the Board was aware that this increase would not resolve the deficit, the preference was to spread the fee increases over a few years to help to lessen the impact on registered sources.
- Without this proposed fee increase, the registration program is projected to have a $90,000 deficit in the FY24 budget.
- Once the program deficit is resolved, the Board may consider smaller, routine fee adjustments to minimize the burden on registered sources that can occur with larger, unanticipated increases.
The proposed fee amendments to the Annual Registration Fees in the Consolidated Fee Schedule, Section 10.06(B), are provided in the table below or in this redlined Consolidated Fee Schedule.
|Registration Fee Categories||Current Fee||Proposed Fee||Percent Increase|
|Emissions Point Fee||$96/stack||$110||15%|
|Synthetic Minor (SM) Fee||$2,285||$2,400||5%|
Assistance: If you would like assistance in determining how the proposed registration fees may affect your specific facility’s fee(s), please call 509-477-4727 and ask to speak with an engineer, or send an email inquiry to Engineer@SpokaneCleanAir.org.
Comments: Written comments on the proposed changes will be accepted until the close of the public hearing on August 3, 2023. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email: SRCAA, Attention Margee Chambers, 1610 S. Technology Blvd., #101, Spokane, WA 99224, or PublicComment@spokanecleanair.org.
Public Hearing: A public hearing will be held during SRCAA’s Board of Directors meeting, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, August 3, 2023, at SRCAA’s office, 1610 S. Technology Blvd. #101, Spokane, WA 99224. Virtual / call-in option for the public hearing will be provided on the meeting agenda, which will be posted a week prior to the meeting at www.SpokaneCleanAir.org.
Please note that under the Washington State Public Records Act (Chapter 42.56 RCW), your written and oral comments, attachments and associated contact information (e.g. your name, address, email, etc.) become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request.