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Fees Under the Virginia Air Pollution Control Law

Many sources with permits under the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board Regulations are required to pay permit application, annual maintenance and annual emissions fees. Information regarding these fees as well as fee contacts can be found on this webpage:

Application Fees

Application fees are adjusted annually by the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The table below lists the 2020 application fees effective from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:

Sources subject to Title V permitting requirements:

Application Type Application
Fee Amount for 2020
Major NSR permit $70,512
Major NSR permit amendment (except administrative) $11,192
State major permit $27,981
Minor NSR permit (that is not also a state major permit) $5,596
Minor NSR permit amendment (except administrative)  $2,798
Title V permit $39,173
Title V permit renewal $16,788
Title V permit modification (except administrative) $4,476
State Operating permit $11,192
State Operating permit amendment (except administrative) $4,476

*Sources subject to the requirements of a synthetic minor permit:

Application Type Application
Fee Amount for 2020 
Minor NSR permit $3,357
Minor NSR permit amendment (except administrative) $1,119
State operating permit $5,596
State operating permit amendment (except administrative) $2,798

*Sources subject to the requirements of a synthetic minor permit are sources having the potential to emit more than the Title V thresholds but have taken an enforceable permit limit to avoid major source status either through an Article 5 State Operating Permit (SOP) or an Article 6 Minor New Source Review (NSR) Permit.

Sources seeking an administrative amendment or sources that are classified as “true minor” are not required to pay an application fee. Please contact your Regional Air Permit Manager if you have specific questions about your permit application fee.

2020 Air Permitting Application Forms

Emissions and Maintenance Fees Report

A report of the emissions and maintenance fees from 1994 to current year is available in an Excel file format (.xlsx). For a portable data file (.pdf) version of this report, please contact Sue Hines.

2019 Billing Year Emission Fees & Bills

Invoices were distributed via email in July 2019 to all Air permit emission fee program facilities.  This cover letter provides details on revised emission and maintenance fees. The Permit Emissions Fee Revision Form and the Permit Emissions Fee Alternate Payment Form  are available on the Forms page.

Maintenance Fees

Title V maintenance fees help to cover the cost of compliance activities and other costs associated with the Title V permit program. Sources classified as Title V or Synthetic Minor will receive an invoice from DEQ for an annual maintenance fee no later than August 1. 

Because maintenance fees are based on the Title V permitting status from the previous calendar year, some sources will be charged a maintenance fee without being charged an emission fee (2020 invoices will be based on 2019 TV permitting status). The table below lists the maintenance fees for 2020:

Stationary Source Type 2020 Maintenance Fee Amount
Title V Complex Major Source* $23,798
Title V Major Source             $8,329
Title V Source By Rule $3,189
Synthetic Minor 80% Source (SM-80) $2,126
Synthetic Minor Source (other than SM-80 Source)  $559

 *Title V Complex Major Source means a major source that is subject to a total of seven or more subparts in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63.

Please contact your Regional Air Compliance Manager if you have specific questions about how your source is classified.

Emission Fees

Title V emission fees are charged to Title V sources and some synthetic minor operating permit sources based on actual emissions from the previous year, as reported by the source and confirmed by DEQ. These fees are charged on a $ per ton basis, up to 4000 tons per year for any one pollutant, and are adjusted annually

The fee for 2020 (to be charged for 2019 emissions) is $85.43 per ton. For general questions on emissions fees, please contact Tom Ballou at (804) 698-4406.

Regional Fee Contacts

Questions regarding maintenance and emission fees should be directed to the DEQ regional office responsible for your facility.

Blue Ridge Regional Office
901 Russell Drive
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 562-6700
Emissions and Maintenance Contact: Nicole Wright

Northern Virginia Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, VA22193
(703) 583-3800
Emissions and Maintenance Contact: Justin Wilkinson or David Hartshorn

Piedmont Regional Office
4949-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA23060
(804) 527-5020
Emissions Contact: Denise Moyer or James Kyle
Maintenance Contact: James Kyle

Southwest Regional Office
355 Deadmore Street
PO Box 1688
Abingdon, VA24210
(276) 676-4800
Emissions and Maintenance Contact: Crystal Bazyk or Tracey Blalock

Tidewater Regional Office
5636 Southern Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA23462
(757) 518-2010
Emissions and Maintenance Contact: John Brandt

Valley Regional Office
4411 Early Road
PO Box 3000
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 574-7800
Emissions Contact: Kelly Showalter
Maintenance Contact: Keith Fowler


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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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