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(A) The Superintendent or his or her designee may issue to any user who causes or contributes to violations of this chapter; waste water permit or order issued hereunder, an order to appear and show cause why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. A notice shall be served on the user specifying the time and place of the hearing to be held by the Superintendent regarding the violation, the reasons why the action is to be taken, the proposed enforcement action and directing the user to show cause, before the Superintendent, why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. The notice of the hearing shall be served personally or by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested) at least ten days before the hearing. Service may be made on any agent or officer of the industrial user. Whether or not a duly notified industrial user or its representative appears, immediate enforcement action may be pursued.
(B) The city may, itself, conduct the hearing and take the evidence, or designate a representative to:
(1) Issue, in the name of the city, notices of hearings requesting the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence relevant to any matter involved in such hearing;
(2) Take the evidence; and
(3) Transmit a report of the evidence and hearing, including transcripts and other evidence, together with recommendations to the city for action thereon.
(C) At any hearing held pursuant to this chapter, testimony taken must be under oath and recorded stenographical. The transcript, so recorded, will be made available to any member of the public or any party to the hearing upon payment of the usual charges thereof.
(D) (1) After the city has received the evidence, it may issue an order to the user responsible for the discharge directing that, following a specified time period, the sewer service be discontinued unless adequate treatment facilities, devices or other related appurtenances are property operated.
(2) Further orders and directives as are necessary and appropriate may be issued.
(Ord. 2014-01, passed 6-9-2014)