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Regulatory Fee Program

Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 72 and regulations of the Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) provide that all persons who need a permit, certificate, or approval pursuant to a state environmental regulatory program, or who are subject to regulation under a state environmental regulatory program, are required to submit an annual fee to this Department.

Remittance

Remittance must be received by the payment due date shown on the invoice to avoid interest and penalty charges. Interest rates are set by the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, and assessed pursuant to Article 72 of the Environmental Conservation Law. Penalties are assessed based on the amount of the payment deficiency at a rate of five percent of that deficiency per month, not to exceed twenty-five percent. Note: The penalty rate for the Operating Permit Program may differ and is shown on your invoice, if applicable.

Establishing Account

After you receive the invoice from the Department, you may access the e-Payment via the link given in the invoice, and set up your account. Please wait to receive an email from DEC indicating that your DEC account has been established, allowing you to access the payment application.

If you do not receive an email within an hour of your account set-up, please contact the Revenue Unit at (518) 402-9365 or you may email them at revenue@dec.ny.gov

Error Alert for e-Payment

If there is an issue with your account, please contact the Revenue Unit at (518) 402-9365 or you may email them at revenue@dec.ny.gov

Prior to calling, please have your customer number and transaction number(s) from your invoice(s) available. Please include them in your email along with your telephone number.

Disputes

Please take notice that 6 NYCRR 481.9(c) provides that challenges to a Regulatory Program Fee may be rejected under the following circumstances; (1) failure to make a request for a recalculation of the fee within 30 business days of the date of the Department's original invoice; or (2) failure to make payment in full of the undisputed amount of the annual program fee; or (3) failure to give a specific reason for challenging the fee. A new fee recalculation request must be submitted for each year's assessment, regardless of the status of the previous years recalculation request.

If a determination is made in favor of the Department, disputed amounts not prepaid at the time of dispute are subject to interest and penalty charges, retroactive from the due date.

If you have any questions regarding a bill, please contact the Revenue Unit at 518-402-9365 between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Forms

Paying Your Title V Regulatory Fees Electronically

Title V Regulatory Fee invoices may be viewed and paid electronically by visiting the Doing Business with DEC page.