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(a) The Biological Agent Detector User shall pay a fee for each Biological Agent Detector in order to obtain and maintain a Certificate of Registration. In the year that a Person applies for a new Certificate of Registration, the fee for the Department of Public Health shall be $3,140 for the first fixed position Biodetector and $200 for each additional fixed position Biodetector deployed within the same building. In the year that a Person applies for a new Certificate of Registration for a mobile Biodetector, the fee shall be $3,140 for each building where the Biological Agent Detector User plans to deploy the mobile Biodetector. The fee for the Fire Department shall be $220 per Biodetector, with $110 for each additional hour of review or inspection per Biodetector after the initial two hours. The Detector User must renew the Certificate of Registration annually as provided in this Article, and pay the fees for each Biological Agent Detector for the Certificate of Registration to remain valid. The fee for the Department of Public Health after the first year that a fixed position Biodetector is approved shall be $392 for the first fixed position Biodetector, and $50 for each additional fixed position Biodetector deployed within the same building. The fee for mobile devices after the first year the device is approved shall be $392 for each mobile device. The fee for the Fire Department in the years after an initial approval shall be $110 per Biodetector per hour of review or inspection. The fees shall be paid to the aforementioned Departments before the City approves or renews the Certificate of Registration and the Detector User activates or continues operation of the Biological Agent Detector.
(b) Beginning with fiscal year 2012-2013, fees set forth in this Article may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, as set forth in this Section.
Not later than April 1, the Director and the Chief shall report to the Controller the revenues generated by the fees for the prior fiscal year and the prior fiscal year's costs of operation, as well as any other information that the Controller determines appropriate to the performance of the duties set forth in this Article.
Not later than May 15, the Controller shall determine whether the current fees have produced or are projected to produce revenues sufficient to support the costs of providing the services for which the fees are assessed and that the fees will not produce revenue that is significantly more than the costs of providing the services for which the fees are assessed.
The Controller shall, if necessary, adjust the fees upward or downward for the upcoming fiscal year as appropriate to ensure that the program recovers the costs of operation without producing revenue which is significantly more than such costs. The adjusted rates shall become operative on July 1.
(Added by Ord. 211-11, File No. 110348, App. 11/3/2011, Eff. 12/3/2011)