The Chapter 109 General Update and Fee Package Proposed Rulemaking was published in the PA Bulletin on August 26, 2017. This drinking water package includes new annual fees and also revised permit fees. Other changes include alarm and shutdown capabilities, auxillary power, revised turbidity requirements, etc.
This fee package is in response to lack of funding to the state budget for the PA drinking water program. EPA has put DEP on notice for failure to meet the federal requirement for onsite review of water system operations and maintenance capability (also known as a sanitary survey). Click here for DEP’s response letter to EPA.
The comment period ended on September 25, 2017. Click here for PMAA's comments. Click here for all comments.
An overview of the fee part of the package is below: