.07 Fees.

A. A certified water quality laboratory in the State of Maryland, except a federal, State, or a local government laboratory, shall pay an annual certification fee of $250 plus $10 for each specific test and parameter combination for which certification is requested.

B. An out-of-State water quality laboratory shall pay a $400 annual certification fee for all parameters certified by their home state or NELAP accrediting body.

C. The applicant for certification shall pay the fee at the time an application for certification or renewal of certification is submitted to the Department.

D. If a water quality laboratory submits its renewal application after the expiration date of its certification, it shall pay a late fee of $100.