• BCDC Proposing to Double Permit Fees

  • The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) will consider a proposal to double its existing permit fees at its regularly scheduled public hearing at 1 p.m. on April 18, 2019, at the Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco. The following explanation is from the staff report accompanying the proposal:

    Currently, Appendix M to the Commission's regulations contains a schedule of permit application fees that are categorized by the type of permit application. The fees were established with the goal of recovering from permit applicants 20% of the total costs of the Commission's regulatory program.... The Commission proposes to amend Appendix M: (1) to double all existing permit application fees; and (2) to increase the percentage of the Commission's total regulatory program costs recovered from permit application fees from 20% to 40%. Under the proposal, the permit application fees would be recalculated every five years.

    The existing fees for minor and major permits, as well as the proposed changes, are as follows:

    Minor Administrative Permit with a total project cost (TPC) of:

    —Less than $5,000 $150300
    —$5,000 to $50,000 $175350
    —$50,001 to $100,000 $350700
    —$100,001 to $600,000 $1,0502,100
    —$600,001 to $10 million 0.120.24% of TPC
    —$10,000,001 to $50 million $12,00024,000 or 0.100.20% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —$50,000,001 to $100 million $50,000100,000 or 0.080.16% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —$100,000,001 to $300 million $80,000160,000 or 0.060.12% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —$300,000,001 to $600 million $180,000360,000 or 0.040.08% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —more than $600 million $240,000480,000

    Major Permit with a total project cost (TPC) of:

    —Less than $50,000 $350700
    —$50,000 to $100,000 $7001,400
    —$100,001 to $200,000 $9001,800
    —$200,001 to $300,000 $1,1002,200
    —$300,001 to $600,000 $1,2002,400
    —$600,001 to $10 million 0.200.40% of TPC
    —$10,000,001 to $50 million $20,00040,000 or 0.170.34% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —$50,000,001 to $100 million $85,000170,000 or 0.140.28% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —$100,000,001 to $300 million $140,000280,000 or 0.110.22% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —$300,000,001 to $600 million $330,000660,000 or 0.080.16% of TPC, whichever is greater
    —more than $600 million $600,0001,200,000

    Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 19 and may be submitted to:
    Marc Zeppetello, Chief Counsel
    San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
    455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 10600
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Telephone: (415) 352-3655
    Email: marc.zeppetello@bcdc.ca.gov

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