(A)   Wastewater discharge permit duration. A wastewater discharge permit shall be issued for a specified time period, not to exceed three years from the effective date of the permit. A wastewater discharge permit may be issued for a period of less than three years at the discretion of the director. Each wastewater discharge permit will indicate a specific date upon which it will expire.
   (B)   Wastewater discharge permit contents. A wastewater discharge permit shall include such conditions as are deemed reasonably necessary by the director to prevent pass through or interference, protect the quality of the water body receiving the treatment plant's effluent, protect worker health and safety, facilitate sludge management and disposal, and protect against damage to the POTW.
      (1)   Wastewater discharge permits must contain:
         (a)   A statement that indicates wastewater discharge permit duration which in no event shall exceed three years;
         (b)   A statement that the wastewater discharge permit is nontransferable without prior notification to the city in accordance with subsection (5) below, and provisions for furnishing the new owner or operator with a copy of the existing wastewater discharge permit;
         (c)   Effluent limits, including best management practices, based on applicable pretreatment standards;
         (d)   Self-monitoring, sampling, reporting, notification, and record-keeping requirements. These requirements shall include an identification of pollutants to be monitored, sampling location, sampling frequency, and sample type based on federal, state, and local law; and
         (e)   A statement of applicable civil and criminal penalties for violation of pretreatment standards and requirements, and any applicable compliance schedule. Such schedule may not extend the time for compliance beyond that required by applicable federal, state, or local law.
         (f)   Requirements to control slug discharge, if determined by the director to be necessary.
      (2)   Wastewater discharge permits may contain, but need not be limited to the following conditions:
         (a)   Limits on the average and/or maximum rate of discharge, time of discharge, and/or requirements for flow regulation and equalization;
         (b)   Requirements for the installation of pretreatment technology, pollution control, or construction of appropriate containment devices, designed to reduce, eliminate, or prevent the introduction of pollutants into the treatment works;
         (c)   Requirements for the development and implementation of control plans or other special conditions including management practices necessary to adequately prevent accidental, unanticipated, or nonroutine discharges;
         (d)   Development and implementation of waste minimization plans to reduce the amount of pollutants discharged to the POTW;
         (e)   The unit charge or schedule of user charges and fees for the management of the wastewater discharged to the POTW;
         (f)   Requirements for installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities and equipment;
         (g)   A statement that compliance with the wastewater discharge permit does not relieve the permittee of responsibility for compliance with all applicable federal and state pretreatment standards, including those which become effective during the term of the wastewater discharge permit; and
         (h)   Other conditions as deemed appropriate by the director to ensure compliance with this chapter, and state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
   (C)   Wastewater discharge permit appeals. The director shall provide public notice of the issuance of a wastewater discharge permit. Any person, including the user, may petition the director to reconsider the terms of a wastewater discharge permit within 30 days of notice of its issuance.
      (1)   Failure to submit a timely petition for review shall be deemed to be a waiver of the administrative appeal.
      (2)   In its petition, the appealing party must indicate the wastewater discharge permit provisions objected to, the reasons for this objection, and the alternative condition, if any, it seeks to place in the wastewater discharge permit.
      (3)   The effectiveness of the wastewater discharge permit shall not be stayed pending the appeal.
      (4)   If the director fails to act within 45 days, a request for reconsideration shall be deemed to be denied. Decisions not to reconsider a wastewater discharge permit, not to issue a wastewater discharge permit, or not to modify a wastewater discharge permit shall be considered final administrative actions for purposes of judicial review.
      (5)   Aggrieved parties seeking judicial review of the final administrative wastewater discharge permit decision must do so by filing a complaint with the Circuit Court of the county.
   (D)   Wastewater discharge permit modification. The director may modify a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
      (1)   To incorporate any new or revised federal, state, or local pretreatment standards or requirements;
      (2)   To address significant alterations or additions to the user's operation, processes, or wastewater volume or character since the time of wastewater discharge permit issuance;
      (3)   A change in the POTW that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the authorized discharge;
      (4)   Information indicating that the permitted discharge poses a threat to the city's POTW, city personnel, or the receiving waters;
      (5)   Violation of any terms or conditions of the wastewater discharge permit;
      (6)   Misrepresentations or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application or in any required reporting;
      (7)   Revision of, or a grant of variance from, categorical pretreatment standards pursuant to Rule 62-625.700, F.A.C.; and
      (8)   To correct typographical or other errors in the wastewater discharge permit.
   (E)   Wastewater discharge permit transfer. Wastewater discharge permits may be transferred to a new owner or operator only if the permittee gives at least 90 days advance notice to the director and the director approves the wastewater discharge permit transfer. The notice to the director must include a written certification by the new owner or operator which includes the following:
      (1)   A statement that the new owner and/or operator has no immediate intent to change the facility's operations and processes;
      (2)   Identification of the specific date on which the transfer is to occur; and
      (3)   Acknowledgment of full responsibility for complying with the existing wastewater discharge permit.
Failure to provide advance notice of a transfer renders the wastewater discharge permit void as of the date of the facility transfer.
   (F)   Wastewater discharge permit revocation. The director may revoke a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
      (1)   Failure to notify the director of significant changes to the wastewater prior to the changed discharge;
      (2)   Failure to provide prior notification to the director of changed conditions pursuant to § 57.09(E) of this chapter;
      (3)   Misrepresentation or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application;
      (4)   Falsifying self-monitoring reports;
      (5)   Tampering with monitoring equipment;
      (6)   Refusing to allow the director timely access to the facility premises and records;
      (7)   Failure to meet effluent limitations;
      (8)   Failure to pay fines;
      (9)   Failure to pay sewer charges;
      (10)   Failure to meet compliance schedules;
      (11)   Failure to complete a wastewater survey or the wastewater discharge permit application;
      (12)   Failure to provide advance notice of the transfer of business ownership of a permitted facility; or
      (13)   Violation of any pretreatment standard or requirement, or any terms of the wastewater discharge permit or this chapter. Wastewater discharge permits shall be voidable upon cessation of operations or transfer of business ownership. All wastewater discharge permits issued to a particular user for a particular facility are void upon the issuance of a new wastewater discharge permit for that facility.
   (G)   Wastewater discharge permit reissuance. A user with an expiring wastewater discharge permit shall apply for wastewater discharge permit reissuance by submitting a complete permit application, in accordance with § 57.07(E) of this chapter, a minimum of 90 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing wastewater discharge permit.
   (H)   Regulation of waste received from other jurisdictions.
      (1)   If another municipality, or a user located within another local government's jurisdiction contributes wastewater to the POTW, the director shall enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the contributing local government.
      (2)   Prior to entering into an agreement required by subsection (a) above, the director shall request the following information from the contributing local government:
         (a)   A description of the quality and volume of wastewater discharged to the POTW by the contributing municipality;
         (b)   An inventory of all users located within the contributing municipality that are discharging to the POTW; and
         (c)   Such other information as the director may deem necessary.
      (3)   An intergovernmental agreement, as required by subsection (1) above, shall contain the following conditions:
         (a)   A requirement for the contributing local government to adopt a sewer use ordinance which is at least as stringent as this chapter and local limits which are at least as stringent as those set out in § 57.05(F) of this chapter. The requirement shall specify that such ordinance and limits must be revised as necessary to reflect changes made the to city's ordinance or local limits;
         (b)   A requirement for the contributing local government to submit a revised user inventory on at least an annual basis;
         (c)   A provision specifying which pretreatment implementation activities, including wastewater discharge permit issuance, inspection and sampling, and enforcement, will be conducted by the contributing local government; which of these activities will be conducted by the director; and which of these activities will be conducted jointly by the contributing local government and the director.
         (d)   A requirement for the contributing local government to provide the director with access to all information that the contributing local government obtains as part of its pretreatment activities;
         (e)   Limits on the nature, quality, and volume of the contributing local government's wastewater at the point where it discharges to the POTW;
         (f)   Requirements for monitoring the contributing local government's discharge;
         (g)   A provision ensuring the director access to the facilities of users located within the contributing local government's jurisdictional boundaries for the purpose of inspection, sampling, and any other duties deemed necessary by the director; and
         (h)   A provision specifying remedies available for breach of the terms of the intergovernmental agreement.
(Ord. O-99-45, passed 12-1-99; Am. Ord. O-2001-41, passed 10-17-01; Am. Ord. O-2012-16, passed 7-18-12)