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CHAPTER 12.5:  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND COMPLIANCE
   Article
      I.   ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
      II.   AIR QUALITY
      III.   STORMWATER PROTECTION
      IV.   GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER QUALITY
      V.   PUBLIC DRINKING WATER
      VI.   INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER
      VII.   LIQUID WASTE
      VIII.   SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING
      IX.   FILL MATERIAL
      X.   GRADING PERMIT
Section
Article I: Administration and Enforcement
Division 1: General Provisions
   12.5-1—12.5-99   Reserved
   12.5-100   Purpose
   12.5-101   Numbering system
   12.5-102   Short title
   12.5-103   Definitions
   12.5-104   Abbreviations
   12.5-105   Incorporation of federal and state statutes, rules and regulations
Division 2: Department of Environmental Management
   12.5-106   Creation of department of environmental management
   12.5-107   Authority of director of environmental management
   12.5-108—12.5-110   Reserved
Division 3: Enforcement
   12.5-111   Enforcement options
   12.5-112   Criminal citation
   12.5-113   Notice of violation
   12.5-114   Consent order
   12.5-115   Compliance order
   12.5-116   Show cause hearing
   12.5-117   Reserved
   12.5-118   Stop work order
   12.5-119   Reconsideration and hearing
   12.5-120   Nuisance abatement
   12.5-121   Right of entry
   12.5-122   Confidentiality of records
   12.5-123   Judicial remedies and penalties
   12.5-124—12.5-135   Reserved
Division 4: Environmental Use Agreements
Subdivision I: General Provisions
   12.5-136   Definitions
   12.5-137   Purpose
   12.5-138   Authority of city manager
   12.5-139   Minimum requirements for use agreements
   12.5-140   Priority of placement
   12.5-141—12.5-144   Reserved
Subdivision II: Sub-Surface Environmental Sampling
   12.5-145   Informal request for subsurface environmental sampling
   12.5-146   Formal request for subsurface environmental sampling
   12.5-147   Use agreement for subsurface environmental sampling
   12.5-148—12.5-154   Reserved
Subdivision III: Monitoring Wells
   12.5-155   Necessity of monitoring wells
   12.5-156   Informal request for monitoring wells
   12.5-157   Formal request for monitoring wells
   12.5-158   Use agreements for monitoring wells
   12.5-159—12.5-164   Reserved
Subdivision IV: Mitigation of Contaminated Soil
   12.5-165   Confirmation of contaminated soil
   12.5-166—12.5-199   Reserved
Article II: Air Quality
Division 1: General Provisions
   12.5-200   Definitions
   12.5-201   Purpose
   12.5-202   Authority of the director
   12.5-203   Right of entry
   12.5-204—12.5-209   Reserved
Division 2: Ambient Air and Emissions Standards
   12.5-210   Adoption of state regulations
   12.5-211   Nuisance
   12.5-212—12.5-299   Reserved
Article III: Stormwater Protection
Division 1: General Provisions
   12.5-300   Definitions
   12.5-301   Administration
   12.5-302   Discharge to MS4 prohibited
   12.5-303   Connection of sanitary sewer prohibited
   12.5-304   Nuisances
   12.5-305   Emergency suspension of utility service and MS4 access
   12.5-306   Non-emergency suspension of utility service and MS4 access
   12.5-307—12.5-314   Reserved
Division 2: Cosmetic Cleaning
   12.5-315   Permit and registration required
   12.5-316   Permit application procedures
   12.5-317   Issuance of permit and registration certificates
   12.5-318   Display of registration numbers and certificates
   12.5-319   Permit conditions
   12.5-320   Permit denial and revocation
   12.5-321   Nuisances
   12.5-322—12.5-329   Reserved
Division 3: Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity, Including Construction Activity
   12.5-330   Applicability
   12.5-331   Access to facilities
   12.5-332   Unpermitted discharges prohibited
   12.5-333   Submission of NOI to city
   12.5-334   Compliance with permit
   12.5-335   Modification of stormwater pollution prevention plans
Division 4: Municipal Drainage Utility System
   12.5-336   Definitions
   12.5-337   Findings; adoption of state law
   12.5-338   Service area
   12.5-339   Establishment of a drainage utility fee
   12.5-340   Categories of drainage utility rates
   12.5-341   Billing for drainage utility fee
   12.5-342   Drainage utility fund
   12.5-343   Administration; rules
   12.5-344   Appeal
   12.5-345   Hearings
   12.5-346   Exemptions
   12.5-347   No waiver of immunity
   12.5-348   Access to stormwater drainage infrastructure; hours of operation
Article IV: Groundwater and Surface Water Quality
Division 1: Enforcement of the Texas Water Quality Control Act
   12.5-400   Definitions
   12.5-401   Declaration of policy and purpose
   12.5-402   Authority of the director
   12.5-403   Inspection authority
   12.5-404   Nuisance
   12.5-405—12.5-410   Reserved
Division 2: Municipal Setting Designations
   12.5-411   Findings
   12.5-412   Definitions
   12.5-413   Use of groundwater in municipal setting designation as a potable water source prohibited
   12.5-414   Application for city council approval of municipal setting designation
   12.5-415   Staff review
   12.5-416   Director action following application review
   12.5-417   Notice of public meeting and public hearing
   12.5-418   Conduct of public meeting
   12.5-419   Conduct of public hearing
   12.5-420   Limitation on reapplication
   12.5-421   Additional requirements
   12.5-422—12.5-499   Reserved
Article V: Public Drinking Water
Division 1: General Provisions
   12.5-500   Definitions
   12.5-501   Purpose
   12.5-502   Drinking water facility standards
   12.5-503   City drinking water analysis
   12.5-504   Connection of private water supply to city system
   12.5-505—12.5-510   Reserved
Division 2: Protection of Lake Worth
   12.5-511   Authority of director
   12.5-512   Pollution of Lake Worth watershed
   12.5-513   Extended municipal court jurisdiction
   12.5-514   Nuisance
   12.5-515—12.5-524   Reserved
Division 3: Cross-Connection Control
Subdivision I: General Provisions
   12.5-525   Purpose
   12.5-526   Cost of compliance
   12.5-527   Responsibilities of owners and renters
   12.5-528   Backflow prevention assembly requirements
   12.5-529   Residential service connections
   12.5-530   Plumbing code
   12.5-531   Installation requirements
   12.5-532   Testing of assemblies
   12.5-533   Maintenance of assemblies
   12.5-534   Thermal expansion
   12.5-535   Pressure loss
   12.5-536   Mobile units
   12.5-537   Wholesale customers
   12.5-538   Right-of-way encroachment
   12.5-539—12.5-542   Reserved
Subdivision II: Cross-Connection Inspectors
   12.5-543   Certification of cross-connection inspectors
   12.5-544—12.5-547   Reserved
Subdivision III: Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers
   12.5-548   Required license for a backflow prevention assembly tester
   12.5-549   Required registration of a certified backflow prevention assembly tester
   12.5-550   Requirements to become a registered certified backflow prevention assembly tester
   12.5-551—12.5-554   Reserved
Subdivision IV: Installation Standards and Specifications
   12.5-555   Reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly (RP)
   12.5-556   Double check valve backflow prevention assembly (DC)
   12.5-557   Double detector check valve assembly (DDC)
   12.5-558   Pressure vacuum breaker (PVB)
   12.5-559   Atmospheric vacuum breaker (AVB)
   12.5-560   Air gap separation
   12.5-561   Fire systems
   12.5-562   Offense
   12.5-563—12.5-569   Reserved
Subdivision V: Enforcement
   12.5-570   Access to premises
   12.5-571   Emergency suspension of utility service
   12.5-572   Nonemergency termination of water supply
   12.5-573   Nuisance
   12.5-574—12.5-599   Reserved
Article VI: Industrial Wastewater
Division 1: General Provisions
   12.5-600   Definitions
   12.5-601   Purpose and policy
   12.5-602   Administration
   12.5-603   Fees
   12.5-604   Incorporation of EPA or TCEQ standards
   12.5-605—12.5-609   Reserved
Division 2: Discharge Prohibitions and Limitations
   12.5-610   Discharges to the City of Fort Worth Village Creek wastewater treatment facility
   12.5-610.1   Discharges to the Trinity River Authority central regional wastewater treatment facility
   12.5-610.2   Discharges to the Trinity River Authority Denton Creek wastewater treatment facility
   12.5-611   City’s right of revision
   12.5-612   Dilution
   12.5-613   Upset
   12.5-614   Bypass
   12.5-615—12.5-619   Reserved
Division 3: Pretreatment of Wastewater
   12.5-620   Pretreatment facilities
   12.5-621   Additional pretreatment measures
   12.5-622   Accidental discharge/slug control plans
   12.5-623   Hauled septage and industrial waste
   12.5-624—12.5-629   Reserved
Division 4: Wastewater Discharge Permit Application
   12.5-630   Wastewater analysis
   12.5-631   Wastewater discharge permit required
   12.5-632   Permit application process
   12.5-633   Signatories and certification
   12.5-634—12.5-638   Reserved
Division 5: Wastewater Discharge Permit Issuance Process
   12.5-639   Wastewater discharge permit decisions
   12.5-640   Wastewater discharge permit duration
   12.5-641   Wastewater discharge permit contents
   12.5-642   Reserved
   12.5-643   Permit modification
   12.5-644   Permit transfer
   12.5-645   Grounds for permit denial or revocation
   12.5-646   Permit reissuance
   12.5-647   Regulation of wastes from other jurisdictions
   12.5-648   Extrajurisdictional users
   12.5-649—12.5-650   Reserved
Division 6: Reporting Requirements
   12.5-651   Baseline monitoring reports
   12.5-652   Compliance schedule progress reports
   12.5-653   Reports on compliance with categorical pretreatment standard deadline
   12.5-654   Periodic compliance reports for facilities discharging to the City of Fort Worth Village Creek Wastewater treatment facility
   12.5-654.1   Periodic compliance reports for facilities discharging to the Trinity River Authority wastewater treatment facility
   12.5-655   Reports of changed conditions
   12.5-656   Reports of accidental discharges
   12.5-657   Reports from non-permitted users
   12.5-658   Notification of violation based on self-monitoring
   12.5-659   Notification of the discharge of hazardous waste
   12.5-660   Analytical requirements
   12.5-661   Sample collection
   12.5-662   Date reports deemed received
   12.5-663   Record keeping
   12.5-664—12.5-669   Reserved
Division 7: Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement
   12.5-670   Inspection and sampling
   12.5-671   Publication of users in significant noncompliance for facilities discharging to the City of Fort Worth Village Creek wastewater treatment facility
   12.5-671.1   Publication of users in significant noncompliance for facilities discharging to the Trinity River Authority wastewater treatment facility
   12.5-672   Emergency suspension of water supply and/or discharge
   12.5-673   Non-emergency termination of water supply and/or discharge
   12.5-674   Performance bonds
   12.5-675   Liability insurance
   12.5-676   Additional criminal offenses
   12.5-677   Affirmative defenses to discharge violations for action in municipal or state court
   12.5-677.1   Affirmative defenses to upset only in federal court
   12.5-677.2   Other affirmative defenses to specific prohibited discharge standards only in federal court
   12.5-678   Nuisance
   12.5-679—12.5-699   Reserved
Article VII: Liquid Waste
Division 1: General Provisions
   12.5-700   Definitions
   12.5-701   Administration
   12.5-702   Purpose
   12.5-703   Disposal fee
   12.5-704   Reserved
Division 2: Generation, Transportation and Disposal
   12.5-705   Permit required
   12.5-706   Permit application procedures
   12.5-707   Issuance and display of permit
   12.5-708   Grounds for permit denial
   12.5-709   Permit conditions
   12.5-710   Permit modification
   12.5-711   Transporter responsibilities
   12.5-712   Suspension or revocation of permit
   12.5-713   Generator responsibilities
   12.5-714   Disposer responsibilities
   12.5-715   Additional permit holder responsibilities
   12.5-716   Previously issued permits
   12.5-717—12.5-729   Reserved
Division 3: Disposal Offenses
   12.5-730   Interference with grease trap, grit trap or sanitary sewer
   12.5-731   Bioremediation of grease traps
   12.5-731.1   Nuisances
   12.5-732   Cross-reference to other restrictions in this chapter
   12.5-733—12.5-799   Reserved
Article VIII: Solid Waste and Recycling
Division 1: General Provisions
   12.5-800   Definitions
   12.5-801   Administration and enforcement
   12.5-802   Operation of convenience centers
   12.5-803   Special waste not accepted
   12.5-804   Vehicles at convenience centers
   12.5-805   Assumption of risk of injury at convenience centers
   12.5-806   Waste containers required
   12.5-807—12.5-820   Reserved
Division 2: Household Collection
   12.5-821   City household collection service
   12.5-822   Preparation of household garbage and rubbish for collection
   12.5-822.1   Reserved
   12.5-823   Preparation of yard trimmings and small bundled brush for collection
   12.5-823.5   Preparation of brush for collection
   12.5-824   Preparation of recyclables for collection
   12.5-825   Placement of garbage, yard trimmings, small bundled brush, brush and recyclables for curbside city household collection service
   12.5-826   Placement of garbage and recyclables for carry-out city household collection service
   12.5-827   Maintenance and storage of carts
   12.5-828   Bulky waste collection
   12.5-829   Reserved
Division 3: Commercial Services
   12.5-830   Commercial collection service in carts
   12.5-831   Commercial waste containers
   12.5-832   Nuisance caused by commercial waste container
   12.5-833—12.5-839   Reserved
Division 4: Deposits, Rates and Collection
   12.5-840   Deposits
   12.5-841   Billing
   12.5-841.1   Residential collection fees
   12.5-841.2   Commercial garbage collection fees
   12.5-842   Delinquent accounts
   12.5-842.1   Appeal
   12.5-842.2   Hearings
   12.5-842.3   Continuation of water service during appeal
   12.5-842.4   Rights and remedies of the city
   12.5-843   Environmental protection fee
   12.5-844   Non city waste landfill environmental fee
   12.5-845—12.5-849   Reserved
Division 5: Private Collectors
   12.5-850   Agreement required
   12.5-851   Privilege agreement application
   12.5-852   Granting of privilege agreement
   12.5-853   Suspension or revocation
   12.5-854   Records and reports
   12.5-855   Penalties for violations
   12.5-856   Payment of fees/quarterly reports/annual report
   12.5-857   Solid waste vehicle hauling permit
   12.5-858   Hauling permit application
   12.5-859   Issuance of a hauling permit
   12.5-860   Display of hauling permit
   12.5-861   Hauling permit fees; terms
   12.5-862   Suspension or revocation of a hauling permit
   12.5-863   Penalties for violations
Article IX: Fill Material
Division 1: Definition of Fill Material
   12.5-864   Definition
Division 2: Registration, Notice and Placement of Sign
   12.5-865   Registration
   12.5-866   Notice
   12.5-867   Placement of sign
Division 3: Restrictions on Placement of Fill Material
   12.5-868   Height and slope restrictions
   12.5-869   Additional provisions
Division 4: Exemptions from Requirements of Division 2
   12.5-870   Exemptions
Division 5: Placement of Fill Material in Rights-of-Way
   12.5-871   Placement of fill material in existing or proposed rights-of way
Division 6: FEMA and Drainage Standards
   12.5-872   FEMA and city storm drainage standards
   12.5-873   Existing drainage pattern
Article X: Grading Permit
   12.5-874   Definition
   12.5-875   Construction of single-family and duplex homes; exemption from grading permits
   12.5-876   Grading permit required
   12.5-877   Application for a grading permit
   12.5-878   Conformance with stormwater management policies
   12.5-879   Early grading permit
   12.5-880   Final grading certificate
   12.5-881   Permit fees