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Each user shall provide protection against accidental discharge of materials or substances prohibited or regulated by this chapter. Where necessary, facilities shall be notified by the Safety- Service Director to submit detailed plans and operating procedures to prevent accidental discharge of prohibited materials. The plans shall be approved by the Director before construction of the facility. Review and approval of such plans and operating procedures by the Director shall not relieve the discharger from the responsibility to modify its facility as necessary to meet the requirements of this chapter. These facilities shall be provided and maintained at the user's cost and expense.
Users shall notify the City immediately upon the occurrence of a slug or accidental discharge of substances prohibited by this chapter. The notification shall include the location of the discharge, the date and time thereof, the type of waste, the concentration and volume, and corrective actions. Any user who discharges a slug of prohibited materials shall be liable for any expense, loss or damage to the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant, in addition to the amount of any fine imposed on the City on account thereof under State or Federal law.
No person shall fail to report an accidental discharge at the time it occurs.
Signs shall be permanently posted in conspicuous places on the user's premises advising employees whom to call in the event of a slug or accidental discharge. Employers shall instruct all employees who may cause or discover such a discharge with respect to emergency notification procedure.
(Ord. 93-293. Passed 12-20-93.)