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§ 3-307 Fees. 23 Amended and subsection added, 1984 Ordinances, p. 719.23

(1) Installation Permits. The fee shall be as follows:

(a) Boilers, Warm Air Furnaces, and Hot Water Heaters:

(.1) Where the rated capacity is 20,000,000 BTU per hour or less. . . . .$250.00 24 Amended, 1973 Ordinances, p. 902; amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).24

(.2) Where the rated capacity is over 20,000,000 BTU per hour. . . . .$400.00 25 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).25

(.3) Capacity is calculated on the basis of the net load rating;

One square foot of steam radiation has a capacity of 240 British Thermal Units per hour;

One square foot of hot water radiation has a capacity of 150 British Thermal Units per hour; and

One boiler horsepower is equivalent to 33,472 British Thermal Units per hour.

(b) Incinerators and crematories. . . . .$400.00 26 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).26

(c) Smoke ovens, tar and asphalt kettles, road material treating plants, and varnish and paint heating kettles. . . . .$400.00 27 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).27

(d) Paint spraying equipment and dryers, per unit. . . . .$400.00 28 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).28

(e) Chemical processing equipment; crushing, grinding or milling equipment; rendering kettles; and air cleaning devices, per unit. . . . .$400.00 29 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).29

(f) Others. . . . .$400.00 30 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).30

(2) Operating Licenses. 31 Amended, 1977 Ordinances, p. 1153; amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).31 An operating license shall be obtained for each boiler, furnace, or other combustion unit, process unit, or air-cleaning device and their related appurtenances. In general, the classification established for the installation permit shall apply to operating licenses. A fee of $150.00 shall be charged for the issuance of an indefinite operating license. An annual fee for renewable operating licenses shall be charged according to the following schedule:

(a) Boilers and furnaces of a capacity of 20,000,000 BTU per hour, or less. . . . .$150.00 32 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).32

(b) Boilers and furnaces of a capacity of more than 20,000,000 BTU per hour. . . . .$400.00 33 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).33

(c) Incinerators and crematories. . . . .$400.00 34 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).34

(d) Smoke ovens, tar and asphalt kettles, road material treating plants, and varnish and paint heating kettles. . . . .$250.00 35 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).35

(e) Paint spraying equipment and dryers. . . . .$250.00 36 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).36

(f) Chemical processing equipment; crushing, grinding or milling equipment; rendering kettles; and air cleaning devices. . . . .$400.00 37 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).37

(g) Gas stations. . . . .$275.00 37.1 Added, Bill No. 110070 (approved May 25, 2011).37.1

(h) Others. . . . .$400.00 38 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008); renumbered, Bill No. 110070 (approved May 25, 2011).38

(3) Filing Fees. 39 Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).39 In addition to any applicable fee set forth in (1) and (2) above, each application for a permit or license required by this Title shall also be assessed a non-refundable filing fee of $30.00, payable at the time the application is submitted.

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