Compliance monitoring and administration fees
What costs do compliance monitoring and administration fees recover?
This annual fee pays for the cost of inspections, sampling, lab analyses, data review, overall management of the permit, administrative tasks, and technical assistance.
King County Industrial Waste uses criteria to group similar facilities into tiers. These tiers decide how much a facility will need to pay. All facilities in the same tier pay the same fee. The fee represents the average cost of providing services to these facilities.
How do I pay King County Industrial Waste fees?
You can pay the following Industrial Waste fees and charges online:
- Permit issuance fees
- Post-violation inspection and monitoring program (PVIMP) charges
Instructions for online payment can be found on your invoice.
Pay through your local sewer agency
You cannot pay the following Industrial Waste fees online. Your local sewer agency will continue to bill you for these IW fees:
- Compliance monitoring and administration fees
- High-strength surcharge treatment fees
King County fees vs Local Sewer Agency fees
As a facility, you pay both industrial waste fees and sewer use rates. King County treats the sewage from 34 local sewage agencies at five treatment plants. The local agencies bill residents and businesses for sewer use, which pays for the costs of conveying and treating wastewater, and industrial waste fees, which pay for program costs associated with monitoring and administering the pretreatment program.
King County directly charges a capacity charge for new connections to the system. The capacity charge helps King County cover the cost of sewer improvements and expansion projects needed to serve growth in the region. You can find more information about King County sewer charges by reading the Rate Payer Report.
|Fee/Charge||Bill paid to|
|King County Industrial Waste program fees|
|Permit and authorization issuance fees||King County|
|Compliance monitoring and administration fees||Local sewage agency|
|Surcharge treatment for high-strength waste||Local sewage agency|
|Post-violation inspection and monitoring fee||King County|
|King County Wastewater Treatment division fees|
|Sewer use rates||Local sewage agency|
|Capacity charge||King County|