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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 15. Department of Environmental Quality
Chapter 100. Small Energy Storage Facilities Permit by Rule

9VAC15-100-110. Fees.

A. Fees shall be collected for an application for a PBR or an application to retrofit an existing PBR for a project subject either to 9VAC15-100-30 or 9VAC15-100-130. No fee shall be required for administrative permit changes pursuant to 9VAC15-100-100 A or B.

B. Fees for PBR applications or retrofits shall be paid by the applicant as follows.

1. All permit application and retrofit fees if applicable are due at the time of application or retrofit submittal.

2. Fees shall be collected utilizing, where practicable, an online payment system. Until such system is operational, fees shall be paid by check, draft, or postal money order made payable to "Treasurer of Virginia/DEQ" and shall be sent to the Department of Environmental Quality, Receipts Control, P.O. Box 1104, Richmond, VA 23218.

a. Fees shall be in United States currency, except that agencies and institutions of the Commonwealth of Virginia may submit interagency transfers for the amount of the fee.

b. The department may provide a means to pay fees electronically. When fees are collected electronically pursuant to this section through credit cards, business transaction costs to the department associated with processing such payments may be assessed.

3. All incomplete payments shall be deemed nonpayment.

4. No PBR application, modification, or retrofit will be deemed complete until the department receives proper payment.

a. 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.

b. The department is entitled to all remedies available under the Code of Virginia in collecting any past due amount.

C. Each application for a PBR and each retrofit of a PBR is a separate action and shall be assessed a separate fee. The fee for a permit application or retrofit is identified in Table 1.

Table 1

Facility Type and Size

Permit Fee

Project with a disturbance zone less than or equal to 10 acres


Project with a disturbance zone greater than 10 acres


Retrofit project


D. All applicants, unless otherwise specified by the department, shall submit the following information along with the fee payment in a form acceptable to the department and include the following information:

1. Applicant name, address, and daytime telephone number;

2. Responsible person name, address, and daytime telephone number if different from the applicant;

3. Name of the project and project location;

4. Whether the fee is for a new PBR issuance or permit retrofit;

5. The amount of fee submitted; and

6. The existing permit number.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1197.5 and 10.1-1197.6 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 11, eff. January 1, 2022.

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