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(a) A Water Pollution Control Board shall be formed and shall consist of the Safety-Service Director, the City Engineer, the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant Superintendent, the Building Inspector and a representative of the Board of Health, as designated by the Board of Health. Any person in any of such five positions in an acting capacity shall serve as a Water Pollution Control Board member. The Board shall convene for a meeting at least once a month. The meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday of each month or on such other day of each month as determined by the Board. The Chairperson shall be the Director and he or she may call more meetings as the need requires.
(Ord. 2000-38. Passed 3-6-00.)
(b) The Board shall have the power to:
(1) Advise, consult and cooperate with other agencies of the State, the Federal Government and other states and agencies in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter;
(2) Encourage, participate in or conduct studies, investigations, research and demonstrations relating to water pollution and the causes, prevention, control and abatement thereof;
(3) Adopt, modify, repeal and promulgate rules and regulations governing the procedure of the Board with respect to hearings, filing of reports, issuance of permits and other matters relating to procedure;
(4) Issue, modify and repeal orders, subject to this chapter, after a public hearing, prohibiting or abating discharges of sewage, industrial waste or other waste into waters within the City limits;
(5) Require necessary permits, pretreatment facilities, metering, gauging and other essentials needed in the abatement of water pollution as required by this chapter;
(6) Issue, revoke, modify or deny permits for the discharge of sewage, industrial waste or other waste into waters within the City. The Board may specify, in permits for the discharge of sewage, industrial waste and other waste, the volume and strength of such sewage, industrial waste and other waste which may be discharged. Exceptions are those that are under direct permit to the State. Applications for permits shall be acted upon by the Board within sixty days after receipt.
(7) Institute or cause to be instituted in the Court of Common Pleas having jurisdiction, proceedings to compel compliance with this chapter or with orders of the Board; and
(8) Exercise all incidental powers necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter in the abatement of water pollution within the City.
(Ord. 93-293. Passed 12-20-93.)