Government of New Brunswick
  • Description
  • Fees
  • Contacts
  • Overview

    An air quality approval is required by owners or operators of a source of air contaminants for the construction, operation, or modification of the source. This applies to most existing or new industrial and some commercial or institutional facilities.

    Eligibility

    Anyone constructing, operating, and/or modifying what is considered by the department to be a source of contaminants. This applies to most existing or new industrial and some commercial or institutional facilities in New Brunswick.

    Description

    The following are the major services that are provided through the Approvals program: Application Review, Approval Development and Issuance, and Compliance Verification. The actual time spent on providing these services increases with facility complexity and associated environmental risk. In keeping with this, the annual fees for Air Quality Approvals are broken into five classes that include Class 1A, 1B, 2, 3, and 4 facilities. A Class 1A facility is considered the most complex and requires the most regulatory effort, and therefore has the highest annual fee. Conversely, a Class 4 facility is considered the least complex and requires the lowest associated amount of regulatory effort, and therefore has the lowest annual fee.

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2012-ENV-01-AirQualityApprovalClass1A.pdf,
    2012-ENV-02-AirQualityApprovalClass1B.pdf,
    2012-ENV-03-AirQualityApprovalClass2.pdf,
    2012-ENV-04-AirQualityApprovalClass3.pdf,
    2012-ENV-05-AirQualityApprovalClass4.pdf


    Fees

    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Air Quality Approval   
      Class 1A Facility (per year)66,000.002012-03-30
      Class 1B Facility (per year)30,800.002012-03-30
      Class 2 Facility (per year). 5,500.002012-03-30
      Class 3 Facility (per year)1,100.002012-03-30
      Class 4 Facility (per year)550.002012-03-30
    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton
    Environment - Regional Offices
    Bathurst
    Miramichi
    Moncton
    Saint John
    Fredericton
    Grand Falls