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(a) 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:
(1) an initial fee of $609.51, payable to the Department, upon filing a site history report with the Department; and
(2) an additional fee of $203.17 per hour for document processing and review and applicant consultation exceeding three hours or portion thereof, payable to the Department, upon filing of the certification required pursuant to Section 22A.11.
(b) Beginning with fiscal year 2008-2009 and annually thereafter, the fees set forth in this Section 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 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 Section.
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 which 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 as Sec. 1237 by Ord. 35-99, App. 3/12/99; amended by Ord. 150-08, File No. 080743, 7/30/2008; redesignated and amended by Ord. 155-13 , File No. 130369, App. 7/25/2013, Eff. 8/24/2013)