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(a) No person shall discharge industrial wastes, either directly or indirectly, into any sewer, watercourse or natural outlet within the City without first completing an Application for Discharge Permit and an Industrial Waste Survey form supplied by the Superintendent of the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant for significant industrial users, and at least an Industrial Waste Survey for nonsignificant industrial users. All dischargers must receive written approval from the City for each discharge or change in discharge prior to startup of the discharge or change in discharge.
(b) No discharge permit shall be issued unless and until the following conditions have been met:
(1) Disclosure of name, address and location of the user;
(2) Disclosure of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) number according to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Bureau of the Budget, 1972, as amended;
(3) Disclosure of wastewater constituents and characteristics, including, but not limited to, those mentioned in this chapter, as determined by bona fide chemical and biological analyses. Sampling and analysis shall be performed in accordance with procedures established by the U.S. EPA and contained in 40 CFR, Part 136, as amended.
(4) Disclosure of time and duration of discharges;
(5) Disclosure of average daily wastewater flow rates in gallons per day. All flows shall be measured unless other verifiable techniques are approved by the Safety-Service Director due to cost or nonfeasibility.
(6) Disclosure of site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans and details to show all sewers, sewer connections, inspection manholes, sampling chambers and appurtenances by size, location and elevation;
(7) Description of activities, facilities and plant processes on the premises, including all materials which are or may be discharged to the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant;
(8) Disclosure of the nature and concentration of any pollutant or material prohibited by this chapter in the discharge, together with a statement regarding whether or not compliance is being achieved on a consistent basis and, if not, whether additional operation and maintenance activities and/or additional pretreatment is required for the user to comply with this chapter;
(9) Where additional pretreatment and/or operation and maintenance activities are required to comply with this chapter, a declaration of the shortest schedule by which the user will provide such additional pretreatment and/or implementation of additional operational and maintenance activities, as follows:
A. The schedule shall contain milestone dates for the commencement and completion of major events leading to the construction and operation of additional pretreatment required by this chapter, including, but not limited to, dates relating to hiring an engineer, hiring other appropriate personnel, completing preliminary plans, completing final plans, executing contracts for major components, commencing construction, completing construction and all other acts necessary to achieve compliance.
B. Under no circumstance shall the City permit a time increment for any single step directed toward compliance which exceeds four months.
C. Not later than fourteen days following each milestone date in the schedule and the final date for compliance, the user shall submit a progress report to the City, including not less than a statement as to whether or not it complied with the increment of progress represented by that milestone date and, if not, the date on which it expects to comply with this increment of progress, the reason for delay and the steps being taken by the user to return the construction to the approved schedule. In no event shall more than four months elapse between such progress reports to the City.
(10) Disclosure of each product produced by type, amount, process and rate of production;
(11) Disclosure of the type and amount of raw materials utilized (average and maximum per day); and
(12) The signature of a principal executive officer of the user.
(c) The City will evaluate the waste survey form filed by the user and may require additional information. After full evaluation and acceptance of the data furnished, the City shall issue a wastewater discharge permit subject to terms and conditions provided in this chapter.
(d) To obtain a permit to discharge any industrial waste or cooling water to any natural outlet within the City, the following conditions shall be met:
(1) Proof of a permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to discharge into State watercourses or a statement from the Agency that such permit is not required; and
(2) Complete and file with the Superintendent of the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant a waste survey form which shall furnish pertinent data, including quantity of flow and an analysis of the sewage, industrial waste, water or liquid so discharged. An analysis shall be performed for each pollutant regulated in this chapter, and shall be accomplished by the "person or company" within ninety days after such discharge begins.
(e) If any wastewater exceeds the pollutant limitations established in this chapter, the Water Pollution Control Board may:
(1) Reject the wastewater;
(2) Require the user to pretreat or modify the wastewater to meet the pollutant limits established in this chapter; and
(3) Take legal action against the user.
(f) Wastewater discharge permits shall be expressly subject to this chapter and all other applicable regulations, user charges and fees established by the City. Permits may contain the following:
(1) The unit charge or schedule of user charges and fees for the wastewater to be discharged to a community sewer;
(2) Limits on the average and maximum wastewater constituents and characteristics;
(3) Limits on the average and maximum rate and time of discharge or requirements for flow regulations and equalization;
(4) Requirements for installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities;
(5) Specifications for monitoring programs which may include sampling locations, frequency of sampling, number, types and standards for tests and reporting schedules;
(6) Compliance schedules;
(7) Requirements for submission of technical reports or discharge reports;
(8) Requirements for maintaining and retaining plant records relating to wastewater discharge as specified by the City and affording City access thereto;
(9) Requirements for notification of the City of any new introduction of wastewater constituents or any substantial change in the volume or character of the wastewater constituents being introduced into the wastewater treatment system;
(10) Requirements for notification of slug discharges; and
(11) Other conditions deemed appropriate by the City to ensure compliance with this chapter.
(g) Within nine months of the promulgation of a Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard, the wastewater contribution permit of a user subject to such standard shall be revised to require compliance with such standard within the time frame prescribed by such standard. Where a user, subject to a Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard, has not previously submitted an application for a wastewater contribution permit, such user shall apply for such permit within 180 days after the promulgation of the applicable Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard. In addition, the user with an existing wastewater contribution permit shall submit to the Superintendent of the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant, within 180 days after the promulgation of an applicable Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard, his or her status of compliance with the new Standard.
(h) Permits shall be issued for three years. Users shall apply for permit reissuance a minimum of 180 days prior to the expiration of the existing permit. The terms and conditions of the permit may be subject to modification by the City during the term of the permit as limitations or requirements are modified or other just cause exists. The user shall be informed of any proposed change in his or her permit at least thirty days prior to the effective date of such change. Any change or new condition in the permit shall include a reasonable time schedule for compliance.
(i) A wastewater discharge permit is issued to a specific user for a specific operation. A wastewater discharge permit shall not be reassigned or transferred or sold to a new owner, a new user, a different premises or a new or changed operation without the approval of the Superintendent.
(Ord. 2002-46. Passed 3-4-02.)