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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
April 23, 2002
S. Printed 4/23/02--S.
Read the first time April 9, 2002.
TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-145, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION FEE FOR A PERMIT TO ALTER A CRITICAL AREA AS DEFINED IN SECTION 48-39-10 WHICH INCLUDES COASTAL WATERS, TIDELANDS, BEACHES, AND A BEACH DUNE SYSTEM, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO RAISE OR LOWER THE FEE AFTER COMPLYING WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 48-39-145(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 497 of 1994, is further amended to read:
"(A) The department may charge an administrative fee upon application for a permit for alteration of a critical area as defined in Section 48-39-10. Applications for permits which are noncommercial/nonindustrial in nature and provide personal benefits that have no connection with a commercial/industrial enterprise must
be charged pay an administrative fee not to exceed fifty-one of two hundred fifty dollars, unless the application is for a dock one hundred feet or less in length, in which case the fee must be one hundred and fifty dollars. Applications for amendments or modifications of permits that must be placed on public notice must be charged an administrative fee of one hundred dollars. The department may raise or lower the fee by regulation after complying with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act. A reasonable fee, determined by the department, must be charged for permit applications when the planned or ultimate purpose of the activity is commercial or industrial in nature."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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