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The Director is authorized to charge the following fees to defray the costs of document processing and review, consultation with applicants, and administration of this Article: for fiscal year 2008-2009 (1) an initial fee of $492, payable to the Department upon the filing of a Dust Control Plan with the Department; and (2) an additional fee of $164 per hour for time spent in document processing and review and applicant consultation exceeding three hours or portion thereof payable to the Department. Beginning with fiscal year 2009-2010, no later than April 15 each year, the Controller shall adjust the fees provided in this Article to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index, without further action by the Board of Supervisors. In adjusting the fees, the Controller may round these fees up or down to the nearest dollar. The Director shall perform an annual review of the fees scheduled to be assessed for the following fiscal year and shall file a report with the Controller no later than May 1st of each year, proposing, if necessary, an adjustment to the fees to ensure that costs are fully recovered and that fees do not produce significantly more revenue than required to cover the costs of operating the program. The Controller shall adjust fees when necessary in either case.
(Added by 176-08, File No. 071009, App. 7/30/2008)