California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year 2019-20
FEES: WATER QUALITY
FEE BASED WATER QUALITY PROGRAMS
In FY 17/18, 67 percent of fees assessed were budgeted for direct program staffing and contracts.
As a result of implementing a new Statewide Financial Information System, budgetary and revenue data reports are in the process of being developed and will be available soon.
USES AND SOURCES OF FUNDS
|Key Statistics for FY 2018-19|
|Fees Collected for FY 2017-2018:||$129,507,548|
|Surplus/Deficit (Impact to Fund Reserve):||-$3,207,259|
- Data Source: Fee unit.
- Unit of Measure: Fees assessed and annual budget in dollars ($). Figures in million dollars ($M)
- Data Definitions:
Direct Costs: includes program staffing costs and program contracts.
Indirect Costs: includes administrative support, operating expenses and pro rata (Fee Unit (130) Pro Rata (130) Quality Assurance (142) CIWQS (553) DOJ Legal Services (Program 25) Health Care (Item 9800) Section 3.60 15/16 FL 3 FAC OPS).
Basin Planning and TMDL: funds the basin planning and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) programs.
Monitoring: Includes Groundwater monitoring (GAMA) and surface water monitoring program (SWAMP).
Other: It includes beach monitoring and program redirected funds.
- References: Fee Unit Program Page
FY 2017-2018 Water Quality Fee Schedule
Water Quality Fees Newsletter FY 2017-18
- Authority to set fees
- Water Code Section 13260 requires each person who dischargers waste or proposes to discharge waste that could affect the quality of the waters of the state to file a report of waste discharge with the appropriate regional water board and to pay an annual fee set by the State Water Board, the funds from which are to be deposited in the Waste Discharge Permit Fund (WDPF). Water Code section 13260 requires the State Water Board to adopt, by emergency regulations, an annual schedule of fees for persons discharging waste to the waters of the state. Water Code section 13260 further requires the State Water Board to adjust the fees annually to conform to the revenue levels set forth in the Budget Act.