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(a) The Safety-Service Director and other duly authorized employees of the City, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all properties of users for purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, records examination and copying, and sampling and testing of materials entering City sewers in accordance with this chapter. The Director or other duly authorized employees of the City shall have no authority to inquire into any process of any industry, including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper or other industries, beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers, waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
(b) While performing the necessary work on private properties, the Director or other duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company, and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to City employees and from liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions to perform the necessary work.
(c) The Director or his or her duly authorized representative may enter at reasonable times upon all private properties through which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purpose of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within such easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on such easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
(d) Where a company has security measures in force which require proper identification and clearance before entry into such company is granted, such company shall make the necessary arrangements with its security guards to permit duly authorized representatives of the City to enter, without delay, for the purpose of obtaining samples of wastes being discharged at various sampling points, upon showing proper identification from the City.
(Ord. 93-293. Passed 12-20-93.)