Beginning with the 2013 Annual Operating Report (AOR) and DEP Form 62-210.900(5), annual emissions fees collected by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from major sources of air pollution (Title V sources) are based on the actual amount of regulated air pollutants emitted. The annual emissions fees are automatically calculated based on emissions reported for marked pollutants on the electronic Annual Operating Report (EAOR). Upon submission of the EAOR, the Annual Title V Emissions Fee Invoice is generated, however please keep in mind fee payments for the 2019 AOR have been extended to May 1. Owners or operators ensure fees are calculated correctly, please see Important information in the sections below, including 'EAOR Calculation of Title V Annual Emissions Fees'.
The deadline to pay the Title V emissions fees and the deadline for submitting the AOR are extended by 30 days and must be paid or submitted to the Department by midnight on May 1, 2020 (pursuant respectively to Section 403.0872, Florida Statutes, and pursuant to paragraph 62-210.370(3)( c), Florida Administrative Code). This extension was granted in an Emergency Final Order (OGC NO. 20-0239) issued on 4/1/2020 in response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Facilities submitting fees after May 1 are subject to additional fees as described below in the section, Title V Fee Factor; Penalty and Interest Fees.
Resources to help you complete your AOR, including the most recent version of EAOR software required to complete the AOR, are available on the EAOR webpage.
Note: If you are having trouble submitting or printing your report from EAOR, or the EAOR abruptly closes, please visit the software download page to find out how to fix it.
If you have questions or need assistance after reviewing the information posted on the EAOR webpage, please contact us at: 850-717-9000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Send EAOR Title V Fee Invoice and Annual Emissions Fee Payment
Two methods of payment are available:
If paying by check, send the invoice and check by regular or certified mail to:
Major Air Pollution Source Annual Emissions Fee P.O. Box 3070 Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3070
Make checks payable to Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
If paying by electronic transfer of funds, please contact Barbara Friday at 850-717-9095 for wiring instructions, or email us at email@example.com
EAOR Calculation of Title V Annual Emissions Fees
The Title V Annual Emissions Fees are automatically calculated by the EAOR software based on the actual emissions reported for each pollutant regulated at the Title V facility. Regulated pollutants have a numerical emissions limit or emissions cap in the permit and will be marked in EAOR; a marked pollutant will have an asterisk (for example *PM). It is important to check each regulated pollutant is correctly marked in EAOR prior to completing the EAOR. If pollutants are not correctly marked, then please contact us as soon as possible before proceeding with your AOR by phone at:
Because the Title V Annual Emissions Fees are automatically calculated by the EAOR software, each Title V source must submit the AOR using DEP's EAOR software, unless the Title V source claims a technical or financial hardship. In this case, the source claiming a hardship must submit DEP Form No. 62-210.900(5) and the appropriate Title V Annual Emissions Fee to DEP by mail, instead of using the reporting software.
The applicable fee factor is set at $30/ton of pollutant(s) emitted and is used in EAOR to automatically generate the total fee due for the calendar year emissions. Please note that if the calculated fee payment is not postmarked or electronically submitted by May 1, DEP shall impose, in addition to the fee, a penalty of 50 percent of the amount of the unpaid fee, plus interest on such amount.
The interest rate for fees which are due however not paid by May 1, pursuant to Section 55.03(1), Florida Statutes, has been set at 6.57 percent per annum (0.5475 percent per month). This interest rate is effective May 1 – June 30, however rates are subject to change on a quarterly basis, so if you are making a payment outside of this time period, then please refer to Florida's Chief Financial Officer's webpage for the applicable Current or Historical Judgment Interest Rates.
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