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Project Review and Fee Schedule

All projects proposed within the Auburn Municipal, Blue Canyon, and Lincoln Regional Airport Influence Areas shall be subject to an ALUC fee. As allowed by State law (Public Utilities Code Section 21671.5(f)), the Commission approved the following Fee Schedule (December 1, 2021) for the purpose of defraying costs associated with project reviews. The applicable fee must be submitted with the application and supplemental deposit to initiate a consistency determination. The need for technical consulting assistance would be determined and provided on a “time and materials” basis.

The fee schedule will be reviewed annually and adjusted based on the federal Consumer Price Index and upon ALUC approval, go into effect July 1st of each fiscal year. The updated fee schedule would become effective January 31, 2022, 60 days after Commission adoption.

Downloadable fee schedule, PCALUCP Adopting Resolution 21-45 and Notice of Exemption

21-45 ALUC Fee Schedule Update.pdfALUC_FEE_NOE.pdf
Category CategoryApplication Fee2Supplemental Deposit3
Non-Mandatory Project Referrals$500Time and materials basis
Mandatory Project Referrals4$2,500Time and materials basis
ALUC Appeals5$200Not Applicable


1 Fees established by the ALUC will be reviewed annually or upon recommendation of the ALUC Executive Director and adjusted as necessary (ALUC Policy 2.2.7). Adjustment of the fees will be based on the federal Consumer Price Index and upon ALUC approval, go into effect July 1st of each fiscal year.
2 Application fee is the minimum charge and is non-refundable. Fee must be paid to PCTPA or referring agency prior to project referral (ALUC Policy 2.8.4).
3 If it is determined that technical assistance is needed to complete the review, a supplemental deposit would be requested and charged against on a “time and materials” basis. At the time the cost of the review reaches 80 percent of the deposited amount, the project proponent will be notified that additional payment may be required upon completion of the review. After the project review is completed, the project proponent will either receive an invoice for the additional amount due or a refund depending on the actual costs incurred.
4 See ALUC Policy 2.4.1 and 2.5.1 for list of actions requiring mandatory referral. Mandatory Project Referral fee waived for local member agency documents; however, a supplemental deposit may be requested if technical consulting services are needed.
5Appeals and fee must be submitted within 10 days of the date the ALUC made its consistency finding (ALUC Policy 2.10.3).

FAA Obstruction Evaluation / Airport Airspace Analysis

Any person/organization proposing a structure that could penetrate 14 CFR Part 77 surfaces (navigable airspace) must file Form 7460-1 with the FAA to determine if a review is required. Form 7460-1 “Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration” is available at the FAA website. Form 7460-1 must be filed with the FAA at least 45 days prior to project construction. FAA’s Notice Criteria Tool to determine whether a notice is required.

FAA’s Notice Criteria Tool located at:

Should you have any questions, please contact David Melko at 530.823.4090 or