15A NCAC 02H .0806       FEES ASSOCIATED WITH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

(a)  An applicant for laboratory certification, excluding those laboratories seeking Field Parameter Certification only, must submit to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Laboratory Section, a non-refundable fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) for the evaluation and processing of each application.

(b)  Municipal, Industrial and Other laboratories must pay an annual fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each inorganic parameter plus one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each organic parameter and metals analyte; however, the minimum fee will be one thousand three hundred fifty dollars ($1,350.00) per year.

(c)  Commercial laboratories must pay an annual fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each inorganic parameter plus one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each organic parameter and metals analyte; however, the minimum fee will be two thousand seven hundred dollars ($2,700.00) per year.

(d)  Prior to receiving initial certification, a laboratory must pay the required fee as specified in Paragraph (b) or (c) of this Rule.  Initial certification fee will be prorated on a semi-annual basis to make all certification renewals due on the first day of January.

(e)  Once certified, a laboratory must pay the full annual parameter fee for each parameter added to their certificate.

(f)  A laboratory decertified for all parameters must pay initial certification fees prior to recertification.

(g)  A laboratory decertified for one or more parameters must pay a fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each parameter for which it was decertified prior to recertification.

(h)  Out-of-state laboratories shall reimburse the state for actual travel and subsistence costs incurred in certification and maintenance of certification.

(i)  Annual certification fees are due 60 days after receipt of invoice.

(j)  A two hundred fifty dollar ($250.00) late payment fee must be paid when annual certification fees are not paid by the date due.

(k)  Commercial facilities analyzing samples for field parameters only must pay an annual fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per year.

(l)  Municipal and Industrial facilities analyzing samples for field parameters only must pay an annual fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143‑215.3(a)(10);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 2, 1992; December 1, 1984;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002.