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Step 5: Paying Fees

This is the fifth of six reporting steps. Examples and instructions for owners or operators of facilities in calculating the total filing fee that will be billed after submitting a Tier II Initial or Annual Report.

Expand each section below for more information on the necessary steps.

Submission Fees in the Tier II Reporting application are automatically calculated and assessed.

  • All Tier II facilities are required to pay a reporting fee, except federal facilities.
  • ePay is the TCEQ's online payment application.
  • Fees will be billed when submitting Annual or Initial Tier II Reports.
  • Deficiency Correction Reports do not have a fee associated with their submission.

* State agencies and public colleges may request an invoice for an interagency transfer voucher (ITV) from the Tier II Program.

Fee Schedule for types of facilities and information on fee consolidation.

Fees are determined by your North American Industrial Classification System code and categorized into two categories of facilities. They are then based on the number of chemicals per facility.

Fees are calculated and billed automatically by the Tier II Online Reporting Program, but you can use the following fee calculators to determine your hypothetical balance.

A fee will be calculated and assessed each time an Annual or Initial report is submitted. Make sure that your facility and chemical information is complete prior to submission as a submitted report cannot be recalled and any changes will need to be made in a new report.

Calculate your fees by the type of facility you operate:

* Does your NAICS code begin with a 31, 32, or 33? If so, you are a manufacturer.

NAICS Code Search 

Payments are due following the submission of a report, and balances can be accessed from ePay's website. A customer that does not pay the fee through ePay will be sent a mailed invoice. (If the ePay system is not used directly after submission it is possible to have an invoice mailed for a fee that has already been paid.)

  • Pay online with ePay using a credit card or ACH (electronic funds transfer).
    • The Pay Now feature can be accessed at the bottom of the Report Detail page for any submitted report.
    • ePay Website- Use the AR Account Number and Invoice Number found on your Confirmation of Submittal document or received invoice.
  • Pay by mail using the invoice mailed to your Customer Number's Billing Contact with check or money order. This Billing Contact will be established in your Tier 2 Report's Contacts list.