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This section is applicable to all industrial users discharging wastewaters that are not subject to national categorical pretreatment standards and requirements.
(A) Disclosure forms. Any user so required by the Superintendent of Utilities shall complete and file initial or updated disclosure reports. Existing industrial users shall file the forms within the time specified by the Superintendent, and new industrial users shall file the forms at least 90 days prior to commencement of discharge to the POTW. The disclosures to be made by the user shall be on forms provided by the Authority and shall include:
(1) The name, address and location of the industrial user’s facility, the name of the facility’s operators or owners and the contact official;
(2) A list of any environmental control permits held by or for the facility;
(3) A brief description of the nature of operations at the facility, including the type of processes used or to be used, hours of operation, number of employees and standard industrial classification (SIC) code of the operations. If no products are made, a description of services provided by the facility is to be made;
(4) A list of products to be made, estimated or actual rates of production, a list of raw materials used and identification of any known toxic priority pollutants;
(5) Sources of water supply, amounts of average and maximum daily flow of wastewater to be discharged, sources generating the wastewater and disclosure of any existing or planned wastewater pretreatment facilities;
(6) Facility site and floor plans showing the location of buildings, process areas, wastewater sumps, sewer lines and connections, access manholes, pretreatment facilities and points of connection to the city’s sewer;
(7) Results of sampling and analysis, as required by the Superintendent, identifying the nature and concentration of pollutants regulated by this chapter, together with a statement indicating whether or not compliance with required limitations is being achieved on a consistent basis, and if not, identification of pollutants requiring additional control measures or pretreatment facilities; and
(8) A certification statement attesting that the information submitted is true, accurate and complete, signed by an officer, owner or authorized representative of the industrial user.
(B) Compliance schedules.
(1) When an existing or new industrial user’s wastewater discharges require pretreatment control measures or installation of pretreatment facilities to comply with this chapter, the Superintendent shall require the user to submit a compliance schedule, providing the shortest time feasible by which the user will implement or install such measures or facilities and achieve final compliance.
(2) Design plans and drawings for installation of physical wastewater pretreatment facilities shall be prepared and certified by a qualified professional engineer, and shall be subject to plan approval requirements specified in § 1054.09 of this chapter.
(3) The required contents and conditions for compliance schedules are as specified in § 1054.18 of this chapter.
(C) Compliance date reports.
(1) Within 90 days after the final date for compliance with applicable pretreatment standards required by the Superintendent, or 90 days following commencement of the introduction of wastewater into the POTW by a new industrial user, any user subject to this chapter shall submit to the Superintendent a report indicating the nature and concentration of the pollutants in the user’s wastewater discharge, and the average and maximum daily flow in gallons. The report shall state whether the applicable pretreatment standards are being met on a consistent basis and, if not, what additional operating or maintenance controls, or pretreatment, is necessary to bring the discharge into compliance.
(2) A certification statement attesting that the information submitted is true, accurate and complete shall be signed by an officer, owner or authorized representative of the user and, in the case of installed physical pretreatment facilities, by a qualified professional engineer.
(D) Periodic compliance reports.
(1) Industrial users shall submit to the Superintendent periodic reports on the continued compliance with pretreatment standards. The appropriate wastewater characteristics to be monitored, and the frequency of sampling and reporting, shall be determined by the Superintendent and specified in the user’s administrative orders of wastewater acceptance.
(2) Significant non-categorical industrial users, as defined in § 1054.01 of this chapter, shall submit to the Superintendent at least once every six months a report of the required pollutants to be monitored on dates specified in the user’s acceptance orders. The reports shall be based on sampling and analysis performed in the period covered by the report. This sampling and analysis may be performed by the authority in lieu of the significant non-categorical industrial user, whereupon the user will not be required to submit the report.
(E) General control mechanisms. The control authority may choose to issue a general permit to a group of similar industrial users, rather than permits to each individually. The details of the general permitting scheme follow.
(1) A general permit may be issued for groups of users, including both significant and non-significant industrial users that have the same or substantially similar types of operations, discharge the same types of wastes, require the same effluent limitations and require the same or similar monitoring.
(2) General permits are not available to users subject to production-based categorical pretreatment standards, categorical pretreatment standards expressed as mass of pollutant discharged per day, or industrial users whose limits are based on the combined waste stream formula or net/gross calculations.
(3) To be covered by a general permit, the significant industrial user is required to file a written request to the Superintendent for coverage that identifies its contact information, production processes, the types of waste generated, the location for monitoring all wastes to be covered by that control mechanism, any requests for a monitoring waiver for any pollutant not present, and any other information the authority deems appropriate.
(4) The control authority will retain a copy of the general permit, documentation to support the authority’s determination that a specific significant industrial user meets the general permitting criteria, and a copy of the user’s request for coverage at least three years after its expiration.
(Prior Code, § 1054.15) (Ord. 59-1991, passed 4-8-1991; Ord. 149-2013, passed 9-9-2013)