• Expedited Review Services & Fees. Preliminary Plans submittals that conform to the requirements listed below may be submitted, processed, and reviewed in an expedited capacity. The fee shall be $2,500 per Department Engaged in Review or, the 3rd Party Review Costs + 15%, as applicable, plus the Standard Review and Administrative Fees (per submittal). Expedited review services apply to the first two Plan reviews. Any subsequent required reviews are subject to the standard Plan review fees and review times for non-expedited Plans review. Qualifying completed submittals shall be made at least 20 business days in advance of the intended Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting date, using meeting schedule set by the Administrative Officer or designee, and as meeting availability permits.

  • Expectations for service delivery for both the Departments engaged in Concurrent Departmental Review as well as the Applicant.

    • Expedited review services apply to the first two Plan reviews. Any subsequent required reviews are subject to the standard Plan review fees and review times for non-expedited Plans review.
    • Submittal Deadline. A complete Preliminary Plan submittal shall be made at least 20 business days in advance of the intended Technical Review Committee (TRC) Meeting date, pending meeting availability. Within two (2) business days upon receipt of a complete submittal, the Administrative Officer or Designee will review the submittal for Expedited Review eligibility, determine if the submittal will be reviewed in-house or by a 3rd Party, and notify the Applicant accordingly. If it is determined that staff is unavailable to deliver the expectations of expedited review services, the Applicant will be given the option to proceed with 3rd Party Review Services.
    • Payment of Fees. If the submittal qualifies for in-house Expedited Review, the Applicant shall remit payment of the applicable Expedited Review Services Fees within two (2) business days upon receipt of the Department’s confirmation of eligibility. Should review be provided by a 3rd Party, fees will be invoiced to and payment shall be received from the Applicant prior to issuance of comment letters and/or approval. The fee is $2,500 per Department Engaged in Review or, the 3rd Party Review Costs + 15%, as applicable, plus the Standard Review and Administrative Fees (per submittal). If staff is unavailable to deliver the expectations of expedited review, as established in Chapter 59, The Land Development and Subdivision Regulations of Berkeley County, the applicant will be notified within two (2) days upon receipt of a completed application and given the option to proceed with 3rd Party Review Services. Unless an extension is agreed upon by the Applicant, should any of the Departments engaged in Plans review fail to meet the deadlines established in Chapter 59, The Land Development and Subdivision Regulations of Berkeley County, the Applicant will receive a full monetary refund of the Expedited Review Services Fees remitted; the standard review fees will remain applicable.
    • Initial Review. The Departments engaged in concurrent review shall provide to the Applicant comprehensive written comments within three (3) business days following the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting in which the submittal was entertained.
    • Resubmittal Deadline. Upon receipt of comments and/or concurrence from all Departments engaged in concurrent Plans review, the Applicant shall have within five (5) business days to resubmit a revised or final Plan set, as applicable, or any necessary outstanding materials unless an extension is granted by the Administrative Officer or designee. If the Applicant fails to resubmit within this timeline, he/she is no longer eligible for expedited services and forfeits all expedited fees paid.
    • Review of the Resubmittal. The Departments engaged in concurrent review shall provide to the Applicant comprehensive written comments or concurrence for approval within ten (10) business days upon receipt of a completed resubmittal.
    • Final Approval. Upon receipt of a final Plans set for approval and any necessary required documentation, the Departments engaged in review shall have within three (3) business days to formally-issue final approval.
    • Penalties. Unless an extension is agreed upon by the Applicant, should any of the Departments engaged in Plans review fail to meet the deadlines established herein, the Applicant will receive a full monetary refund of the Expedited Review Services Fees remitted; standard administrative and review fees remain applicable.

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