The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has proposed to increase air fees for businesses that are subject to Title V air quality permitting. This change will amend the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) Chapter 74:37:01 - Air Emission Fees.

The Title V program fees were last increased in 2017. As the costs to implement a Title V program continue to increase, the DENR has proposed to increase the Title V fees again to cover the costs of the program. The increases will affect various permitting costs, such as:

  • The fee for the actual amount of pollutants emitted from each permitted air pollution source will increase from $8.10 to $8.30 per ton emitted.
  • Administrative fees for sources emitting less than 50 tons per year (tpy) will increase from $135 to $138.
  • Administrative fees for sources emitting greater than 50 tpy, but less than 100 tpy will increase from $650 to $664.
  • Administrative fees for those sources emitting greater than 100 tpy of pollutants will increase from $1,350 to $1,379.
  • The annual minimum fee for a permitted source classified in both the first bullet and either the second, third, or fourth bullet will increase from $270 to $276.
  • The application fee for a construction, initial operation, general, modification, or renewal of a Title V permit will increase from $135 to $138.

There are also other source-specific fee increases (e.g. asphalt plants and rock crushing plants) proposed that are not summarized above, but found on the proposed rules page.

The DENR will be hosting a public meeting at the Matthew Training Center, Joe Foss Building, Pierre, South Dakota on October 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. In addition, comments on the proposed rules can be submitted to South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Air Quality Program, Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capital Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2182, or electronically. All comments, electronic or physical, must be received by the DENR by October 22, 2018.

For more information on how this change may affect your facility, please contact Rydell Klosterman at (651) 275-9900 ext. 9.