"Hot Spots" State Fees Categories & Costs
The AB 2588 "Hot Spots" fee categories, complexities, fee amounts, and description of each risk category are shown below. State fees are risk-based and assessed on an annual basis. The size of the facility (complexity) also affects the fee amounts in each risk category with larger (complex) facilities paying a higher amount than smaller (simple) facilities.
Fee Category and Complexity
"Prioritization Score Greater Than Ten (10.0) Facility" means a facility that has a prioritization score greater than 10 and the facility has not had an HRA approved by the district.
"Risk of 10.0 to Less Than 50.0 Per Million Facility" means a facility that has had an HRA performed with results that meet either of the following criteria:
(a) 50 > Cancer Risk > 10 or
"Risk of 50.0 to Less Than 100.0 Per Million Facility" means a facility that has had an HRA performed with results of: 100 > Cancer Risk > 50.
"Risk of 100.0 Per Million or Greater Facility" means a facility that has had an HRA performed with results of: Cancer Risk > 100.
"Unprioritized Facility" means a facility that has not been prioritized.
"Tracking Facility" means a facility that has been prioritized with a score of greater than 10 and meets either of the following:
(a) HRA has been performed with the results of: 10 > Cancer Risk > 1 and a Hazard Index, both acute and chronic, of less than or equal to 1, or
"Industrywide Facility" means a facility that qualifies to be included in an industrywide emission inventory prepared by the district or a facility that emits less than 10 tons per year of each criteria pollutant, falls within a class composed of primarily of small businesses, and whose emissions inventory report was prepared by the district. Gasoline dispensing facilities, dry cleaners and auto body shops are included in the industrywide inventory.
Fee Exempt (G)
Generally, facilities with a prioritization score less than or equal to 10, or a health risk assessment for cancer less than 1 per million and chronic and acute health index less than 0.1, are exempt from AB 2588 "Hot Spots" State fees.
"Hot Spots" Facility Fee Category Flowchart
Use the following flow chart to determine the appropriate fee category for a given facility.