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(A) All sampling and analysis of wastewater performed to fulfill the requirements of this chapter shall be made in accordance with EPA approved techniques and analytical methods contained in 40 C.F.R. part 136.
(B) If sampling performed by an industrial user indicates a violation, the user shall notify the control authority within 24 hours of becoming aware of the violation. The user shall also repeat the sampling and analysis and submit the results to the Superintendent of Utilities within 30 days after becoming aware of the violation, unless:
(1) The authority performs sampling of the user’s wastewater discharge at least once per month;
(2) The authority performs sampling of the discharge between the time when the user performs its initial sampling and the time when the user receives the results of this sampling;
(3) (a) All industrial users shall notify the authority in advance of any substantial changes in the wastewater volume or the character of pollutants in their discharge, including the listed or characteristic hazardous wastes for which the user has submitted initial notification under 40 C.F.R. § 403.12.
(b) Approval by the control authority must be obtained prior to the introduction of the new wastewater source or pollutants into the sewerage system, or when a change will affect the determination or application of compliance requirements by the control authority.
(c) Notification shall not be required for changes required by administrative compliance orders issued to enforce compliance with discharge standards or control discharge flow rates.
(4) (a) All industrial users are subject to notification requirements for discharge of wastes to the POTW which, if otherwise disposed of, would be a hazardous waste under 40 C.F.R. part 261 (RCRA hazardous waste regulations). Notifications shall be made to the POTW, U.S. EPA Region and the Ohio EPA Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste by industrial users commencing discharge after 8-23-1990, no later than 180 days after the discharge starts, and, in the case of RCRA regulations identifying additional wastes as hazardous, within 90 days of the effective date of such regulations. In the case of notifications made under this division (B)(4), the industrial user shall certify that it has a program in place to reduce the volume and toxicity of hazardous wastes generated to the degree it has been determined to be economically practical.
(b) Users are exempt from the notification requirements if they discharge less than 15 kilograms of non-acute hazardous waste per calendar month, or are already reporting those pollutants covered by categorical pretreatment standards through self-monitoring requirements.
(Prior Code, § 1054.17) (Ord. 59-1991, passed 4-8-1991; Ord. 62-1993, passed 4-26-1993; Ord. 149-2013, passed 9-9-2013)