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ONLOT SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
ONLOT SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
§ 18-101. Short Title
§ 18-102. Compliance
§ 18-103. Penalties
§ 18-104. Other Remedies
§ 18-201. Purposes
§ 18-202. Definitions
§ 18-203. Right and Privileges Granted
§ 18-204. Rules and Regulations
§ 18-205. Rules and Regulations to be in Conformity with Applicable Law
§ 18-206. Rates and Charges
§ 18-207. Exclusiveness of Rights and Privileges
§ 18-208. Duties of Improved Property Owner
§ 18-209. Penalties
§ 18-210. Abatement of Nuisances
PRIVIES FOR INSTITUTIONAL USES
PRIVIES FOR INSTITUTIONAL USES
§ 18-301. Purposes
§ 18-302. Definitions
§ 18-303. Right and Privileges Granted
§ 18-304. Rules and Regulations
§ 18-305. Rules and Regulations to be in Conformity with Applicable Law
§ 18-306. Rates and Charges
§ 18-307. Condition of Privy Use
§ 18-308. Exclusiveness of Rights and Privileges
§ 18-309. Duties of Improved Property Owner
§ 18-310. Penalties
§ 18-311. Abatement of Nuisances
SEWER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
SEWER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
§ 18-401. Definitions
§ 18-402. Use of Public Sewers Required
§ 18-403. Building Sewers and Connections
§ 18-404. Rules and Regulations Governing Building Sewers and Connections to Sewers
§ 18-405. Enforcement
§ 18-406. Declaration of Purpose
INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM
INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM
A. Purpose and Policy
§ 18-501. Policy
§ 18-502. Objectives
§ 18-503. Administration
B. Abbreviations and Definitions
§ 18-511. Abbreviations
§ 18-512. Definitions
§ 18-513. Prohibited Wastes, Discharges, Pollutant Limitations and Standards
§ 18-514. Pretreatment of Wastewater
§ 18-515. Fees
§ 18-516. Permits and Reports for Industrial Waste Discharges
§ 18-517. Monitoring and Inspection Requirements
§ 18-518. Enforcement
§ 18-519. Supplemental Enforcement Action
ONLOT SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
ONLOT SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
This Part shall be known as the "Lamar Township Sewage Disposal System Ordinance," and may be referred to as the same.
(Ord. 1-8-85, 8/5/1985, § 1)
From and after the effective date of this Part, all persons, as defined in Act 537, shall be required to comply with the provisions of that Act in connection with making application for and securing a proper permit for the installation of any onlot sewage disposal systems as provided for under the Act or under the rules and regulations of the Department of Environmental Protection promulgated thereunder, regardless of the size of the tract of land upon which said person desires to construct such system. Full and complete administration of this requirement shall be the responsibility of the Lycoming Sanitary Committee, to which this Township has previously granted its authority to administer the Act within its boundaries, as provided for in Act 537.
(Ord 1-8-85, 8/5/1985, § 2; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 1-8-85, 8/5/1985, § 3; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)
In addition to the remedy for noncompliance set forth in § 18-103 above, it is further provided that all of the civil and equitable remedies set forth in §§ 12, 14 and 15 of the Act, 35 P.S. 750.12, 750.14 and 750.15, shall be applicable to violations of this Part.
(Ord. 1-8-85, 8/5/1985, § 4)
The purpose of this Part is to establish procedures for the use and maintenance of existing and new holding tanks designed to receive and retain sewage whether from residential or commercial uses and it is hereby declared that the enactment of this Part is necessary for the protection, benefit and preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this municipality.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 1)
Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Part shall be as follows:
AUTHORITY - the Supervisors of Lamar Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
HOLDING TANK - a watertight receptacle, whether permanent or temporary which receives and, retains sewage conveyed by a water carrying system and is designed and constructed to facilitate the ultimate disposal of the sewage at another site.
IMPROVED PROPERTY - property within the Township upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sewage shall or may be discharged.
OWNER - any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any property located in the Township.
PERSON - any individual, partnership, company, association, corporation or other group or entity.
SEWAGE - any substance that contains any of the waste products or excrement or other discharge from the bodies of human beings or animals and any noxious or deleterious substance being harmful or inimical to the public health, or to animal or aquatic life or to the use of water for domestic water supply or for recreation.
MUNICIPALITY - Lamar Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 2)
That the Authority is hereby authorized and empowered to undertake within the Township the control and methods of holding tank use, sewage disposal and sewage collection and transportation thereof.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 3)
That the Authority is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt such rules and regulations concerning sewage which it may deem necessary from time to time to effect the purposes herein.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 4)
All such rules and regulations adopted by the Authority shall be in conformity with the provisions herein, all other ordinances of the Township, and all applicable laws, and applicable rules and regulations of administrative agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(Ord. 37-7-90,7/2/1990, § 5)
The Authority shall have the right and power to fix, alter, charge and collect rates, assessments and other charges in the area served by its facilities at reasonable and uniform rates as authorized by applicable law.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 6)
1. The collection and transportation of all sewage from any improved property utilizing a holding tank shall be done solely by or under the direction and control of the Authority, and the disposal thereof shall be made only at such site or sites as may be approved by the Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. [Ord.12/10/2001]
2. The Authority will receive, review and retain pumping receipts from permitted holding tanks.
3. The Authority will complete and retain annual inspection reports for each permitted tank.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 7; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)
The owner of an improved property that utilizes a holding tank shall:
A. Maintain the holding tank in conformance with this Part or any ordinance of this Township, the provisions of any applicable law, and the rules and regulations of the Authority and any administrative agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. Permit only the Authority or its agent to inspect holding tanks on an annual basis.
C. Permit only the Authority or its agent to collect, transport and dispose of the contents therein.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 8)
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of § 18-208, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 9; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)
In addition to any other remedies provided in this Part, any violation of § 18-208 above shall constitute a nuisance and shall be abated by the municipality or the Authority by either seeking mitigation of the nuisance or appropriate equitable or legal relief from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Ord. 37-7-90, 7/2/1990, § 10)
PRIVIES FOR INSTITUTIONAL USES
PRIVIES FOR INSTITUTIONAL USES
The purpose of this Part is to establish procedures for the use and maintenance of existing and new privies designed to receive and retain sewage from institutional uses and it is hereby declared that the enactment of this Part is necessary for the protection, benefit and preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this municipality.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 1)
Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Part shall be as follows:
AUTHORITY- the Supervisors of Lamar Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
IMPROVED PROPERTY - any property within the Township upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sewage shall or may be discharged.
MUNICIPALITY - Lamar Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
OWNER - any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any property located in the Township.
PERSON - any individual, partnership, company, association, corporation or other group or entity.
PRIVY - a watertight receptacle, whether permanent or temporary, which receives and retains sewage where water under pressure or piped waste water is not available and is designed and constructed to facilitate the ultimate disposal of the sewage at another site.
SEWAGE - any substance that contains any of the waste products or excrement or other discharge from the bodies of human beings or animals and any noxious or deleterious substances being harmful or inimical to the public health, or to animal or aquatic life or to the use of water for domestic water supply or for recreation.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 2)
The Authority is hereby authorized and empowered to undertake within the Township the control and methods of privy use, sewage disposal and sewage collection and transportation thereof.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 3)
The Authority is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt such rules and regulations concerning sewage which it may deem necessary from time to time to effect the purposes herein.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 4)
All such rules and regulations adopted by the Authority shall be in conformity with the provisions herein, all other ordinances of the Township, and all applicable laws, and applicable rules and regulations of administrative agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 5)
The Authority shall have the right and power to fix, charge and collect rates, assessments and other charges in the area served by its facilities at reasonable and uniform rates as authorized by applicable law.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 6)
1. The property owner must show that site and soil suitability testing of the lot has been conducted by the sewage enforcement officer and that the site meets the 25 Pa. Code Ch. 73 (“Standards for Sewage Disposal Facilities”) requirements for the ultimate sewage disposal by an approved onlot system if water under pressure or piped waste water becomes available to the lot.
2. At such time that water under pressure becomes available, the property owner must remove the privy and replace the privy with an approved onlot system.
3. The conditions of use described in subsection (1) do not apply:
A. To a privy to be used on an isolated lot which is not nor will not be served by water under pressure in the future.
B. To temporary use of portable retention tanks where their use is proposed at construction sites or at the site of public gatherings and entertainment.
4. Specific conditions for use of privies shall be incorporated in the permit application and permit for the proposed use of a privy.
5. The authority is provided the opportunity to inspect the privy for proper operation, maintenance and content disposal.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 7)
The collection and transportation of all sewage from any improved property utilizing a privy shall be done solely by or under the direction and control of the Authority, and the disposal thereof shall be made only at such site or sites as may be approved by the Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 8; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)
The owner of any improved property that utilizes a privy shall:
A. Maintain the privy in conformance with this Part or any ordinance of this Township, the provisions of any applicable law and the rules and regulations of the Authority and any administrative agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. Permit only the Authority or its agent to collect, transport and dispose of the contents therein.
C. Abandon the privy consistent with applicable public health and environmental standards and obtain a permit for and install an approved onlot system meeting 25 Pa. Code, Chapter 73 standards in the event that water under pressure or piped waste water becomes available to the property.
D. Permit the Authority to enter upon lands to inspect the privy for proper operation, maintenance and contents disposal.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 9)
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of §§ 18-307 through 18309, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 10; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)
In addition to any other remedies provided in this Part, any violation of § 18-309 above shall constitute a nuisance and shall be abated by the municipality or the Authority by either seeking mitigation of the nuisance or appropriate equitable or legal relief from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Ord. 55-5-98, 7/28/1998, § 11)
SEWER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
SEWER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms and phrases used in this Part shall be as follows:
AUTHORITY - East Nittany Valley Joint Municipal Authority, a Pennsylvania municipality authority, organized and existing under the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, approved May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended and supplemented.
BUILDING SEWER - the extension from the sewage drainage system of any structure to the lateral of a sewer.
IMPROVED PROPERTY - any property located within this Township upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sanitary sewage and/or industrial wastes shall be or may be discharged.
INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT - any improved property located in this Township used wholly or in part for the manufacturing, processing, cleaning, laundering or assembly of any product, commodity or article, or any other improved property located in this Township from which wastes, in addition to or other than sanitary sewage, are discharged.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES - any and all wastes discharged from an industrial establishment, other than sanitary sewage.
LATERAL - that part of the sewer system extending from a sewer to the curb line or, if there shall be no curb line, extending to the property line or easement line or, if no-such lateral shall be provided, then "lateral" shall mean that portion of, or place in, a sewer which is provided for connection of any building sewer, including a grinder pump if installed by the Authority.
OWNER - any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any improved property.
PERSON - any individual, partnership, company, association, society, corporation or other group or entity.
SANITARY SEWAGE - normal water-carried household and toilet wastes discharged from any improved property, as more particularly set forth in the rules and regulations of the Authority.
SERVICE AREA - that portion of this Township intended to be served by the sewer system, as set forth on maps designated, from time to time, by the Authority as the "Sewer System Service Area Maps."
SEWER - any pipe or conduit constituting a part of the Sewer system used or usable for sewage collection purposes, including a building sewer and a lateral.
SEWER SYSTEM - all facilities, as of any particular time, for collecting, transporting, pumping, treating and/or disposing of sanitary sewage and/or industrial wastes, situate in this Township, to be constructed, acquired, owned, maintained and operated by the Authority in, adjacent to and for certain portions of this Township.
TOWNSHIP - this Township acting by and through its Board of Supervisors, or, in appropriate cases, by and through its authorized representatives.
(Ord. 2000-2, 2/14/2000, Art. I)
1. The owner of any improved property located in the service area and either adjoining 1 or adjacent 2 to the sewer system shall connect such improved property to the sewer system, in such manner as this Township and the Authority may require, within 60 days after notice to such owner from this Township to make such connection, for the purpose of discharge of all sanitary sewage and industrial wastes from such improved property, subject to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by this Township or the Authority, from time to time.
2. All sanitary sewage and industrial wastes from any improved property, after connection of such improved property with a sewer shall be required under § 18402(1), shall be conducted into a sewer, subject to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by this Township or the Authority from time to time.
3. No person shall place or deposit or permit to be placed or deposited upon public or private property within this Township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of § 18-402(1). No person shall discharge or permit to be discharged to any natural outlet within this Township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of § 18-402(1), except where suitable treatment has been provided which is satisfactory to this Township.
4. No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle shall be used and maintained at any time upon any improved property which has been connected to a sewer or which shall be required under § 18-402(1) to be connected to a sewer. Every such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle in existence shall be abandoned and, at the discretion of this Township, shall be emptied, cleansed and filled at the expense of the owner of such improved property and under the direction and supervision of this Township; and any such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle not so abandoned and, if required by this Township, emptied, cleansed and filled, shall constitute a nuisance and such nuisance may be abated as provided by law, at the expense of the owner of such improved property.
5. No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle at any time shall be connected with a sewer.
6. The notice by this Township to make a connection to a sewer, referred to in § 18402(1), shall consist of a copy of this Part, including any amendments at the time in effect, or a brief summary of each section thereof, and a written or printed document requiring such connection in accordance with the provisions of this Part and specifying that such connection shall be made within 60 days from the date such notice is given. Such notice may be given at any time after a sewer is in place which can receive and convey sanitary sewage and industrial wastes for treatment and disposal from the particular improved property. Such notice shall be served upon the owner either by personal service or by registered mail or by such other method as at the time may be provided by law.
(Ord. 2000-2, 2/14/2000, Art. II)
1 Black's Law Dictionary 41 (6th ed. 1990) defines "adjoining" to mean touching or contiguous, as distinguished from lying near to or adjacent. To be in contact with; to abut upon.
2 Black's Law Dictionary 41 (6th ed. 1990) defines "adjacent" to mean lying near or close to: sometimes, contiguous; neighboring. "Adjacent" implies that the two objects are not widely separated, though they may not actually touch, while "adjoining" imports that they are so joined or united to each other that no other object intervenes.
1. No person shall uncover, connect with, make any opening into or use, alter or disturb, in any manner, any sewer or the sewer system without first making application for and securing a permit, in writing, from the Authority.
2. Except as otherwise provided in this § 18-403(2), each improved property shall be connected separately and independently with a sewer through a building sewer. Grouping of more than one improved property on one building sewer shall not be permitted, except under special circumstances and for good sanitary reasons or other good cause shown, and then only after special permission of this Township and the Authority, in writing, shall have been secured.
3. All costs and expenses of construction of a building sewer and all costs and expenses of connection of a building sewer to a lateral shall be borne by the owner of the improved property to be connected; and such owner shall indemnify and save harmless this Township and the Authority from all loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly or indirectly, as a result of construction of a building sewer or of connection of a building sewer to a sewer.
4. A building sewer shall be connected to a sewer at the place designated by the Authority and where the lateral is provided. The invert of a building sewer at the point of connection to a lateral shall be at the same or a higher elevation than the invert of the lateral. A smooth, neat joint shall be made and the connection of a building sewer to the lateral shall be made secure and watertight.
5. If the owner of any improved property located in this Township and adjoining or adjacent to or whose principal building is within 150 feet from the sewer system, after 60 days' notice from this township, in accordance with § 18-402(1), shall fail to connect such improved Property, as required, this Township may make such connection and may collect from such owner the costs and expenses thereof. In such case, this Township shall forthwith, upon completion of the work, send an itemized bill of the cost of the construction of such connection to the owner of the improved property to which connection has been so made, which bill shall be payable immediately or if the owner of such improved property fails to pay said bill, this Township shall file a municipal lien for the cost of said construction within 6 months of the date of the completion of said connection.
(Ord. 2000-2, 2/14/2000, Art. III)
1. Where an improved property, at the time connection to a sewer is required, shall be served by its own sewage disposal system or device, the existing house sewer line shall be broken on the structure side of such sewage disposal system or device and attachment shall be made, with proper fittings, to continue such house sewer line, as a building sewer.
2. No building sewer shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by this Township and the Authority. If any part of a building sewer is covered before so being inspected and approved, it shall be uncovered for inspection at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property to be connected to a sewer.
3. Every building sewer of any improved property shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner of such improved property.
4. Every excavation for a building sewer shall be guarded adequately with barricades and lights to protect all persons from damage and injury. Streets, sidewalks and other public property disturbed in the course of installation of a building sewer shall be restored, at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property being connected, in a manner satisfactory to this Township.
5. If any person shall fail or refuse, upon receipt of a notice of this Township or the Authority, in writing, to remedy any unsatisfactory condition with respect to a building sewer, within 60 days of receipt of such notice, this Township or the Authority may refuse to permit such person to discharge sanitary sewage and industrial wastes into the sewer system until such unsatisfactory condition shall have been remedied to the satisfaction of this Township and the Authority.
6. This Township reserves the right to adopt, from time to time, additional rules and regulations as it shall deem necessary and proper relating to connections with a sewer and the sewer system, which additional rules and regulations, to the extent appropriate, shall be and shall be construed as part of this Part.
(Ord. 2000-2, 2/14/2000, Art. IV)
1. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
2. Fines and costs imposed under provisions of this Part shall be enforceable and recoverable in the manner at the time provided by applicable law.
(Ord. 2000-2, 2/14/2000, Art. V; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)
It is declared that enactment of this Part is necessary for the protection, benefit and preservation of the health, safety and welfare of inhabitants of this Township.
(Ord. 2000-2, 2/14/2000, Art. VII)
INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM
INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM
A. Purpose and Policy
This Part sets forth uniform requirements for users of the publicly owned treatment works for the City of Lock Haven and enables Township and the City to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws, including the Clean Water Act (33 United States Code [U.S.C.] § 1251 et seq.) and the General Pretreatment Regulations (Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 403).
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 1.0)
The objectives of this Part are:
A. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the publicly owned treatment works that will interfere with its operation or contaminate the resulting sludge, increase the difficulty or cost of operation of the system or reduce the efficiency or effectiveness of the sewer system.
B. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the publicly owned treatment works that will pass through the publicly owned treatment works, inadequately treated, into receiving waters, or otherwise be incompatible with the publicly owned treatment works.
C. To protect both publicly owned treatment works personnel who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public from exposure to toxic or other dangerous substances.
D. To promote reuse and recycling of industrial wastewater and sludge from the publicly owned treatment works.
E. To provide for the equitable distribution of the cost of administration, operation, maintenance, enforcement and improvement of the publicly owned treatment works and the industrial pretreatment program.
F. To enable the City to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements, and any other Federal or State laws to which the publicly owned treatment works is subject.
G. To protect the sewer system from any damage.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 1.1)
1. This Part shall apply to all users of the publicly owned treatment works. This Part authorizes the issuance of individual wastewater discharge permits; provides for monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activities; establishes administrative review procedures; requires user reporting and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.
2. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Superintendent shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this Part. Any powers granted to or duties imposed upon the Superintendent may be delegated by the Superintendent to a duly authorized City employee.
3. Sewer Usage and Discharge Regulations.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 1.2)
B. Abbreviations and Definitions
The following abbreviations, when used in this Part, shall have the designated meanings:
A. BOD - biochemical oxygen demand.
B. BMP - best management practice.
C. BMR - baseline monitoring report.
D. CFR - Code of Federal Regulations.
E. CIU - categorical industrial user.
F. COD - chemical oxygen demand.
G. EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
H. gpd - gallons per day.
I. IU - industrial user.
J. mg/l - milligrams per liter.
K. NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
L. NSCIU - non-significant categorical industrial user.
M. POTW - publicly owned treatment works.
N. RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
O. SIU - significant industrial user.
P. SNC - significant noncompliance.
Q. TSS - total suspended solids.
R. U.S.C. - United States Code.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 3.1)
Unless a provision explicitly states otherwise, the following terms and phrases, as used in this Part, shall have the meanings hereinafter designated.
ACT or "THE ACT" - the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 etseq.
APPROVAL AUTHORITY - the Administrator or the Regional Administrator of Region III of the EPA.
AUTHORIZED OR DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE USER - an authorized representative of an industrial user may be:
(1) If the user is a corporation:
(a) The President, Secretary, Treasurer, or a Vice-President of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any other person who performs similar policy or decision-making functions for the corporation; or,
(b) The Manager of one or more manufacturing, production, or operating facilities, provided the Manager is authorized to make management decisions that govern the operation of the regulated facility including having the explicit or implicit duty of making major capital investment recommendations, and initiate and direct other comprehensive measures to assure long-term environmental compliance with environmental laws and regulations; can ensure that the necessary systems are established or actions taken to gather complete and accurate information for individual wastewater discharge permit requirements; and where authority to sign documents has been assigned or delegated to the Manager in accordance with corporate procedures.
(2) If the user is a partnership or sole proprietorship: a general partner or proprietor, respectively.
(3) If the user is a Federal, State, or local governmental facility: a Director or highest official appointed or designated to oversee the operation and performance of the activities of the government facility, or their designee.
(4) The individuals described in subparagraphs (1) through (3), above, may designate a duly authorized representative if the authorization is in writing, the authorization specifies the individual or position responsible for the overall operation of the facility from which the discharge originates or having overall responsibility for environmental matters for the company, and the written authorization is submitted to the City.
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD) - the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedures for 5 days at 20º centigrade expressed as a concentration (e.g., mg/l).
BUILDING SEWER - a sewer conveying wastewater from the premises of a user to the sewer system.
BYPASS - the intentional diversion of wastewater from any portion of an industrial user's pretreatment facility through which the wastewater normally passes.
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS) - schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to implement the prohibitions listed in § 18-513 [40 CFR 403.5(a)(1) and (b)]. BMPs include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control plant site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage.
CATEGORICAL INDUSTRIAL USER - an industrial user subject to categorical pretreatment standard or categorical standard.
CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARD OR CATEGORICAL STANDARD - any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by EPA in accordance with § 307(b) and (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317) that apply to a specific category of users and that appear in 40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405-471.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL - a registered professional engineer under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
CHAIN OF CUSTODY - a record of sample collection indicating the place and time of collection and the person collecting the sample. It shall also include a record of each person involved in possession of the sample, including the laboratory person who takes final possession of the sample for the purpose of analysis.
CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (COD) - a measure of the oxygen required to oxidize all compounds, both organic and inorganic, in water.
CITY - the City of Lock Hayen, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, and the City Council thereof, its agents and officials.
CLEAN STREAMS LAWS - the Act of June 22, 1937, as amended and reenacted by the Act of October 10, 1980, P.L. 894, 35 P.S. §§ 691.1–691.702.
COLOR - color of light transmitted through waste after removal of all suspended matter, including pseudo-colloidal particles, and measured in platinum-cobalt units.
COMBINED WASTE FORMULA - a procedure for calculating discharge concentrations of constituents of industrial waste, as defined in 40 CFR § 403.6(e).
COMPLIANCE - adherence to conditions or requirements of this Part or the industrial pretreatment program, any written directions issued by the City or any wastewater discharge permit or other permit issued under the provisions of this Part.
COMPOSITE SAMPLING - a sample composed of individual subsamples taken at regular intervals over a specified period of time. Subsamples may be proportioned by time interval or size according to flow (flow-proportioned composite sample), or be of equal size and taken at equal time intervals (equal-time composite sample).
CONTROL AUTHORITY - the City.
COOLING WATER - the water from any use such as air conditioning, cooling or refrigeration or to which the only pollutant added is heat.
DAILY MAXIMUM - the arithmetic average of all effluent samples for a pollutant collected during a calendar day.
DAILY MAXIMUM LIMIT - the maximum allowable discharge limit of a pollutant during a calendar day. Where daily maximum limits are expressed in units of mass, the daily discharge is the total mass discharged over the course of the day. Where daily maximum limits are expressed in terms of a concentration, the daily discharge is the arithmetic average measurement of the pollutant concentration derived from all measurements taken that day.
DISCHARGE - the conveyance of any water or wastewater into the sewer system direct or indirect.
DOMESTIC WASTE - normal household wastes from kitchens, water closets, lavatories and laundries, or any waste from a similar source and possessing the same characteristics.
ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE PLAN - a plan and guide developed pursuant to 40 CFR § 403.8(f)(5), providing for the enforcement of the industrial pretreatment program.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or, where appropriate, the Regional Water Management Division Director, the Regional Administrator, or other duly authorized official of said agency.
EXISTING SOURCE - any source of discharge that is not a “new source.”
GARBAGE - solid or semi-solid wastes resulting from preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food and from handling storage and sale of produce.
GRAB SAMPLE - a sample that is taken from a waste stream without regard to the flow in the waste stream and over a period of time not to exceed 15 minutes.
GROUNDWATER - water which is contained in or passing through the ground.
HOLDING TANK WASTE - any waste from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks, and vacuum-pump tank trucks.
INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM - the sum of the provisions of this Part, amendments thereto, and any regulations or activities by this Part as regards the regulation and control of industrial users.
INDUSTRIAL USER - any person who discharges industrial waste into the sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE - any solid, liquid or gaseous substance or form of energy, which is produced as a result, whether directly or indirectly, of any industrial, manufacturing, trade or business process or activity, or in the course of developing, recovering or processing of natural resources, but not sanitary sewage.
INSTANTANEOUS LIMIT - the maximum concentration of a pollutant allowed to be discharged at any time, determined from the analysis of any discrete or composited sample collected, independent of the industrial flow rate and the duration of the sampling event.
INTERFERENCE - a discharge that, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, inhibits or disrupts the POTW, its treatment processes or operations or its sludge processes, use or disposal; and therefore, is a cause of a violation of the City's NPDES permit or of the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with any of the following statutory/regulatory provisions or permits issued thereunder, or any more stringent State or local regulations: §405 of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1345); the Solid Waste Disposal Act, including Title II commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (42 U.S.C. §§ 6901 et seq.); any State regulations contained in any State sludge management plan prepared pursuant to Subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 6941 et seq.); the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 et seq.); the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq.); and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 1431 et seq. and 33 U.S.C. §§ 1401 et seq.).
LOCAL LIMITS - specific discharge limits developed and enforced by the City upon industrial or commercial facilities to implement the general and specific discharge prohibitions listed in 40 CFR 403.5(a)(1) and (b).
MANHOLE - a structure allowing access from the surface of the ground to a sewer.
MEDICAL WASTE - isolation wastes, infectious agents, human blood and blood products, pathological wastes, sharps, body parts, contaminated bedding, surgical wastes, potentially contaminated laboratory wastes, and dialysis wastes.
MONTHLY AVERAGE - the sum of all “daily discharges” measured during a calendar month divided by the number of “daily discharges” measured during that month.
MONTHLY AVERAGE LIMIT - the highest allowable average of “daily discharges” over a calendar month, calculated as the sum of all “daily discharges” measured during a calendar month divided by the number of “daily discharges” measured during that month.
NEW SOURCE -
(1) Any building, structure, facility, or installation from which there is (or may be) a discharge of pollutants, the construction of which commenced after the publication of proposed pretreatment standards under § 307(c) of the Act that will be applicable to such source if such standards are thereafter promulgated in accordance with that section; provided, that:
(a) The building, structure, facility, or installation is constructed at a site at which no other source is located.
(b) The building, structure, facility, or installation totally replaces the process or production equipment that causes the discharge of pollutants at an existing source.
(c) The production or wastewater generating processes of the building, structure, facility, or installation are substantially independent of an existing source at the same site. In determining whether these are substantially independent, factors such as the extent to which the new facility is integrated with the existing plant, and the extent to which the new facility is engaged in the same general type of activity as the existing source, should be considered.
(2) Construction on a site at which an existing source is located results in a modification rather than a new source if the construction does not create a new building, structure, facility, or installation meeting the criteria of subparagraph (1)(b) or (c) above but otherwise alters, replaces, or adds to existing process or production equipment.
(3) Construction of a new source as defined under this paragraph has commenced if the owner or operator has:
(a) Begun, or caused to begin, as part of a continuous onsite construction program:
1) Any placement, assembly, or installation of facilities or equipment.
2) Significant site preparation work including clearing, excavation, or removal of existing buildings, structures, or facilities which is necessary for the placement, assembly, or installation of new source facilities or equipment.
(b) Entered into a binding contractual obligation for the purchase of facilities or equipment which is intended to be used in its operation within a reasonable time. Options to purchase or contracts which can be terminated or modified without substantial loss, and contracts for feasibility, engineering, and design studies do not constitute a contractual obligation under this paragraph.
NONCOMPLIANCE - not in compliance.
NONCONTACT COOLING WATER - water used for cooling that does not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product, waste product, or finished product.
ORDINANCE (THIS PART) - when capitalized, the term “Ordinance” refers to this Part.
OPERATOR - any person having charge, care, control or management of a pretreatment facility for industrial wastes or of a truck or trucks used in the removal, transport or disposal of sewage or industrial wastes.
OWNER - any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of an improved property.
PASS THROUGH - a discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the City's NPDES permit, including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation.
PERSON - any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity, or any other legal entity; or their legal representatives, agents or assigns. This definition includes all Federal, State, and local governmental entities.
pH - a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, expressed in standard units.
POLLUTANT - any substance including, but not limited to, dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, filter backwash, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, medical wastes, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt, municipal, agricultural and industrial wastes, and certain characteristics of wastewater (e.g., pH, temperature, TSS, turbidity, color, BOD, COD, toxicity, or odor).
POLLUTION - the contamination of any waters of the State such as will create or is likely to create a nuisance or to render such waters harmful, detrimental or injurious to public health, safety or welfare, or to domestic, municipal, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, or other legitimate beneficial uses, or to livestock, wild animals, birds, fish or other aquatic life; or contamination of air, soil, or of the environment so as to produce or is likely to produce similar deleterious effects.
PRETREATMENT - the reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater prior to, or in lieu of, introducing such pollutants into the POTW. This reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical, or biological processes; by process changes; or by other means, except by diluting the concentration of the pollutants unless allowed by an applicable pretreatment standard.
PRETREATMENT COORDINATOR - agent of the City designated to administer the provisions of the industrial pretreatment program.
PRETREATMENT REQUIREMENTS - any substantive or procedural requirement related to pretreatment imposed on a user, other than a pretreatment standard.
PRETREATMENT STANDARDS OR STANDARDS - pretreatment standards shall mean prohibited discharge standards, categorical pretreatment standards, and local limits.
PROCESS WASTEWATER - any wastewater resulting from the direct contact of water with any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product, or waste during any manufacturing process, or water other than cooling water which results from a manufacturing process.
PROHIBITED DISCHARGE STANDARDS OR PROHIBITED DISCHARGES - absolute prohibitions against the discharge of certain substances; these prohibitions appear in § 18-519 of this Part.
PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW) - a treatment works, as defined by § 212 of the Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1292, which is owned by the City. This definition includes any devices or systems used in the collection, storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature and any conveyances, which convey wastewater to a treatment plant.
QUALIFIED ANALYST - any person who has demonstrated competency in the analysis of wastewater by submission of their generally recognized documentation of competency to the City, or who is normally employed in the capacity of an analyst by a professional analytical laboratory.
REFRIGERATION - maintenance of temperature for storage, preservation of food, or as a process of manufacturing.
SANITARY SEWAGE - the normal water carried domestic wastes from any improved property, but excluding: effluent from septic tanks in cesspools; rain, snow stormwater; groundwater; or other collected water from roofs, drains or basements.
SANITARY SEWER - a sewer carrying only sanitary sewage or industrial wastes, and to which storm, surface or ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEPTIC TANK WASTE - any sewage from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, and septic tanks.
SEWAGE COLLECTION SYSTEM - all facilities of the City or any municipality party to a service agreement with the City, as of any particular time, used or usable for collecting, transporting, pumping and disposing of wastewater, which facilities are connected to and served by the sewage treatment plant.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT - that portion of the sewer system owned by the Lock Haven City Authority and operated by the City, which is designed to provide treatment of wastewater and discharge of treated effluent to the environment.
SEWER - a pipe or conduit for conveying wastewater.
SEWER SYSTEM - the sewage collection system, sewage treatment plant and any sewers that convey wastewater to the sewage treatment plant. For the purposes of this Part, “sewer system” shall also include any sewers that convey wastewater to the sewage treatment plant from persons who are, by contract or agreement with the City, users of the sewer system.
SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER (SIU) - significant industrial user is:
(1) An industrial user subject to categorical pretreatment standards.
(2) An industrial user that:
(a) Discharges an average of 25,000 gpd or more of process wastewater to the POTW (excluding sanitary, noncontact cooling and boiler blow down wastewater).
(b) Contributes a process waste stream which makes up 5 percent or more of the average dry weather hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW treatment plant.
(c) Is designated as such by [the City] on the basis that it has a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW's operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or requirement.
SIGNIFICANT NONCOMPLIANCE - a noncompliance which meets or exceeds standards of significant noncompliance determined by the City and contained in § 18- 518 of this Part.
SIGNIFICANT VIOLATOR - any industrial user in significant noncompliance.
SLUG or SLUG LOAD - any discharge at a flow rate or concentration, which could cause a violation of the prohibited discharge standards in § 18-516 of this Part. A slug discharge is any discharge of a non-routine, episodic nature, including, but not limited to, an accidental spill or a non-customary batch discharge, which has a reasonable potential to cause interference or pass through, or in any other way violate the POTW's regulations, local limits or permit conditions.
SPILL - any discharge of pollutants resulting from the spilling, overflowing, rupture, or leakage of any storage, process or transfer container, or the control or cleanup activities associated with such an occurrence.
SPCC PLAN - spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan prepared by an industrial user to minimize the likelihood and intensity of a slug load or spill and to expedite control and cleanup activities should a slug load or spill occur.
STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) - a classification pursuant to the “Standard Industrial Classification Manual,” issued by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, 1972.
STANDARD METHODS - the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the Water Pollution Control Federation (Water Environment Federation), the American Public Health Association and the American Waterworks Association.
STATE - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
STORMWATER - any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation, and resulting from such precipitation, including snowmelt.
SUPERINTENDENT - the person designated by the City to supervise the operation of the POTW, and who is charged with certain duties and responsibilities by this Part. The term also means a duly authorized representative of the Superintendent.
TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS OR SUSPENDED SOLIDS - the total suspended matter that floats on the surface of, or is suspended in, water, wastewater, or other liquid, and that is removable by laboratory filtering.
TOTAL TOXIC ORGANICS - the sum of all quantifiable values of various organic pollutants as determined by the City or, for certain categorical industrial users, as defined in the applicable categorical standard.
TOTAL ORGANIC MANAGEMENT PLAN - a plan submitted in lieu of testing for total toxic organics in which an industrial user specifies methods of control to assure that total toxic organics do not routinely enter the sewer system.
TOWNSHIP - The Township of Lamar, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, a municipal corporation existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or its duly authorized agent. As referred to in this Part, “Township” also includes the City of Lock Haven unless expressly denied.
TOXIC POLLUTANTS - any pollutant or combination of pollutants listed as toxic in regulations promulgated by the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the provision of §307(a) of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317(b)), or other acts, or is present in sufficient quantity, either singly or in combination with other wastewater, so as to present risk of causing interference or pass through, causing harm to humans, animals or plants or creating a hazard to persons or property, either in the sewage collection system, the sewage treatment plant or the environment into which it is released.
UNAUTHORIZED DISCHARGE - discharge of an unauthorized waste, or a discharge which otherwise is not in compliance with the requirements of the industrial pretreatment program or other rules or regulations of the City.
UNAUTHORIZED WASTE - any substance which is discharged into the sewage collection system which is not in compliance with provisions of the industrial pretreatment program or which is discharged by a person in violation of any of the provisions of this Part.
USER - any person, who contributes, causes or permits the discharge of wastewater into the sewer system.
WASTEWATER - liquid and water-carried industrial wastes and sewage from residential dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and institutions, whether treated or untreated, which are contributed to the POTW.
WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT - as set forth in § 18-516 of this Part.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OR TREATMENT PLANT - that portion of the POTW which is designed to provide treatment of municipal sewage and industrial waste.
WATERS OF THE STATE - all steams, lakes, ponds, marshes, watercourse, waterways, wells, springs, reservoirs, aquifers, irrigation systems, drainage systems and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface or underground, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through or border upon the State or any portion thereof.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 3.2)
1. General Prohibitions. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes pass through or interference. These general prohibitions apply to all users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical pretreatment standards or any other national, State, or local pretreatment standards or requirements.
2. Discharge of Stormwater. No person shall discharge or cause or permit to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, ground water, roof water, subsurface drainage or building foundation drainage into any sanitary sewer.
3. Specific Prohibitions. No user shall discharge or cause to be discharged, directly or indirectly, any pollutant or wastewater which will interfere with the operation or performance of the sewer system. These prohibitions apply to all users, whether or not the users are subject to categorical standards or any other pretreatment requirement. No user may discharge any of the following substances to the sewer system:
A. Any liquids, solids or gases which by reason of their nature or quantity are, or may be, sufficient either alone or by interaction with other substances to cause fire or explosion or be injurious in any other way to the sewer system or to the operation of the sewer system. At no time shall two successive readings on an explosion hazard meter, at the point of discharge into the system (or at any point in the system) be more than 5 percent, nor any single reading over 10 percent of the lower limit (LEL) of the meter. At no time shall the closed cup flashpoint of the wastewater be less than 140ºF (60ºC) using the methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21. Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, the following substances in concentrations which cause exceedance of the above standard: gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, benezene, ethers, alcohols, peroxides, chlorates, perchlorates, bromates and carbides.
B. Any wastewater having a pH less than 6.0 or more than 10, or wastewater having any other corrosive property capable of causing structural damage to the POTW, its equipment or personnel.
C. Solid or viscous substances which may cause obstruction to the flow in a sewer or other interference with the operation of the sewer system, such as, but not limited to, grease, garbage with particles greater than 1½ inches in any dimension, animal guts or tissues, paunch manure, bones, hair, hides or fleshings, entrails, whole blood, feathers, ashes, cinders, sand, spent lime, stone or marble dust, metal, glass, straw, shavings, grass clippings, rags, spent grains, spent hops, waste paper, wood, plastics, gas, tar, asphalt residues, residues from refining or processing of fuel or lubricating oils, mud or glass grinding or polishing wastes.
D. Any pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with the sewage treatment plant or interfere with the operation of the sewer system. In no case shall a slug load be discharged.
E. Wastewater having a temperature which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 104ºF (40ºC).
F. Any petroleum oil, non-biodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through, but in no case exceeding 20 mg/l.
G. Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the POTW in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems.
H. Any trucked or hauled wastewater or pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the City in accordance with subsection .14 of this Section.
I. Any noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids, or other wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life, or are sufficient to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance or repair.
J. Wastewater which imparts color which cannot be removed by the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions, which consequently imparts color to the treatment plant's effluent, thereby violating the City's NPDES permit.
K. Any wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the City or applicable State or Federal regulations.
L. Any substance which may cause the sewage treatment plant's effluent or any other product of the sewage plant such as residues, sludges, or scums to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse, or to interfere with the reclamation process. In no case shall a substance discharge to the sewer system cause the sewage treatment plant to be in non compliance with sludge use or disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations affecting sludge use or disposal developed pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substance Control Act or State criteria applicable to the sludge management method being used.
M. Any medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the City in an individual wastewater discharge permit.
N. Any wastewater containing toxic pollutants in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other constituents of the wastewater, to injure or interfere with any wastewater treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a toxic effect in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant or to exceed the limitation set forth in an applicable categorical standard.
O. Detergents, surface-active agents, or other substances which that might cause excessive foaming in the POTW.
P. Fats, oils, or greases of animal or vegetable origin in concentrations greater than 100 mg/l.
Q. Any wastewater containing any compounds or salts of aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, lindane, methoxychlor, toxaphene, dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, trichlorophenoxyproprionic acid or other persistent herbicides, pesticides or rodenticides.
R. Any wastewater which is incompatible with treatment processes in use at the sewage treatment plant so as to cause interference or pass through.
S. Any substance which will cause City to violate its NPDES and/ or State water quality management permit or applicable receiving water quality standards. Pollutants, substances, or wastewater prohibited by this Section shall not be processed or stored in such a manner that they could be discharged to the POTW.
4. Unauthorized Discharges. Discharge of any prohibited substance listed under subsection .3 of this Section shall be considered an unauthorized discharge and the City may take whatever steps are necessary to halt such a discharge, as set forth in § 18-518 of this Part.
5. National Categorical Pretreatment Standards. If the categorical standards for a particular industrial user are more stringent than local limits or other requirements imposed under this Part, then the users must comply with the categorical pretreatment standards found at 40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405-471. The City shall notify in writing all affected industrial users of the applicable reporting requirements under 40 CFR § 403.12. The national categorical pretreatment standards are hereby incorporated into the industrial pretreatment program as Program requirements for those industrial users subject to such categorical standards.
A. Where a categorical pretreatment standard is expressed only in terms of either the mass or the concentration of a pollutant in wastewater, the City may impose equivalent concentration or mass limits in accordance with subsections 5.D and .4.E of this Section (See 40 CFR 403.6(c)).
B. When the limits in a categorical pretreatment standard are expressed only in terms of mass of pollutant per unit of production, the City may convert the limits to equivalent limitations expressed either as mass of pollutant discharged per day or effluent concentration for purposes of calculating effluent limitations applicable to individual industrial users (See 40 CFR 403.6(c)(2)).
C. When wastewater subject to a categorical pretreatment standard is mixed with wastewater not regulated by the same standard, the City shall impose an alternate limit in accordance with 40 CFR 403.6(e).
D. The City may convert the mass limits of the categorical pretreatment standards of 40 CFR Parts 414, 419, and 455 to concentration limits for purposes of calculating limitations applicable to individual industrial users. The conversion is at the discretion of the City.
E. Once included in its permit, the industrial user must comply with the equivalent limitations developed in this Section in lieu of the promulgated categorical standards from which the equivalent limitations were derived (See 40 CFR 403.6(c)(7)). Many categorical pretreatment standards specify one limit for calculating maximum daily discharge limitations and a second limit for calculating maximum monthly average, or 4-day average, limitations. Where such standards are being applied, the same production or flow figure shall be used in calculating both the average and the maximum equivalent limitation (See 40 CFR 403.6(c) (8)).
G. Any industrial user operating under a permit incorporating equivalent mass or concentration limits calculated from a production-based standard shall notify the Superintendent within 2 business days after the user has a reasonable basis to know that the production level will significantly change within the next calendar month. Any user not notifying the Superintendent of such anticipated change will be required to meet the mass or concentration limits in its permit that were based on the original estimate of the long term average production rate (See 40 CFR 403.6(c)(9)).
6. Removal Credits. Where the sewage treatment plant achieves consistent removal of pollutants limited by categorical standards, the City may apply to the approval authority for modifications of specific limits in the categorical standards if the requirements contained in 40 CFR § 403.7 are fulfilled and prior approval from the approval authority is obtained. Any such action shall be at the sole discretion of the City.
7. State Pretreatment Standards. State requirements and limitations on discharge shall apply in any case where they are more stringent than national requirements and limitations or those established under this Part.
8. Local Limits. The City Council shall establish, and review and amend from time to time, local limits which control or limit the discharge or specific pollutants by industrial users.
A. The City is authorized to establish local limits pursuant to 40 CFR 403.5(c).
B. Local limits may be established for any substance which is discharged, or likely to be discharged, to the sewer system to protect against pass through and interference; the discharge of toxic materials in toxic amounts; threats to worker health and safety; and physical, chemical or biological damage to the sewer system.
C. Local limits may limit concentration, mass or a combination of the two.
D. Local limits shall be applied to all significant industrial users and shall be included in all wastewater discharge permits. Local limits may be applied to other industrial users if deemed appropriate by the City.
E. Discharging any pollutant in excess of a local limit established for that pollutant shall constitute an unauthorized discharge. Such discharge is subject to the actions and penalties set forth herein. The City has developed technology based local limits which are specifically set forth in each wastewater discharge permit. These local limits are incorporated herein by reference, as if set forth at length.
9. The City's Right of Revision. The City reserves the right to establish, by ordinance or in individual wastewater discharge permits, more stringent standards or requirements on discharges to the POTW consistent with the purpose of this Part.
10. Dilution. No user shall ever increase the use of process wastewater, or in any way attempt to dilute a discharge, as a partial or complete substitute for adequate treatment to achieve compliance with a discharge limitation unless expressly authorized by an applicable pretreatment standard or requirement. The City may impose mass limitations on users who are using dilution to meet applicable pretreatment standards or requirements or in other cases when the imposition of mass limitations is appropriate.
11. Slug Loads and Spills. Each industrial user shall provide protection from spills resulting in prohibited discharges and slug load discharges. Facilities to prevent spills and slug loads shall be provided and maintained at the owner or industrial user's own cost and expense. The City shall evaluate whether each SIU needs an accidental discharge/slug discharge control plan or other action to control slug discharges. The City may require any user to develop, submit for approval, and implement such a plan or take such other action that may be necessary to control slug discharges. Alternatively, the Superintendent may develop such a plan for any user. An accidental discharge/ slug discharge control plan shall address, at a minimum, the following:
A. SPCC Plans. Detailed plans showing facilities and operating procedures to provide this protection shall be submitted to the City for review and shall be approved by the City before construction of the facility. All existing industrial users shall complete a spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC) plan or provide evidence that such a plan is not necessary for their facility. No industrial user who commences discharge to the sewer system after the effective date of this Part shall be permitted to introduce pollutants into the sewer system until this requirement has been fulfilled. Review and approval of such plans and operating procedures shall not relieve the industrial user from the responsibility to modify its facility as necessary to meet the requirements of the industrial pretreatment program. In the case of a spill, it is the responsibility of the industrial user to immediately telephone and notify the City of the incident. The notification shall include location of discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume, corrective actions being taken or planned and expected duration.
B. Written Notice. Within 5 days following a spill, slug load or other accidental discharge, the industrial user shall submit to the City a detailed written report describing the cause of the discharge and the measures to be taken by the industrial user to prevent similar future occurrences. Such notification shall not relieve the industrial user of any expense, loss, damage or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the sewer system, fish kill, or any other damage to person or property; nor shall such notification relieve the industrial user of any fines, civil penalties or other liability which may be imposed by this Part or applicable law.
C. Notice to Employees. A notice shall be permanently posted on the industrial user's bulletin board or other prominent place advising employees whom to call in the event of a spill or other accidental discharge. Employers shall insure that all employees who may cause or suffer such a discharge to occur are advised of the emergency notification procedure.
D. Description of Stored Chemicals.
E. Procedures to Prevent Adverse Impact from Any Accidental or Slug Discharge. Such procedures include, but are not limited to, inspection and maintenance of storage areas, handling and transfer of materials, loading and unloading operations, control of plant site runoff, worker training, building of containment structures or equipment, measures for containing toxic organic pollutants, including solvents, and/ or measures and equipment for emergency response.
F. SIU Immediate Notification to the City. Significant industrial users are required to notify the City/Superintendent immediately of any changes at its facility affecting the potential for a slug discharge.
12. Notification Requirements; Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Substances.
A. All industrial users shall notify the City, the EPA Regional Waste Management Division Director and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in writing, of any discharge into the POTW of a substance which, if otherwise disposed of, would be hazardous waste under 40 CFR, Part 261. Such notification shall include the name of the hazardous waste, as set forth in 40 CFR, Part 261, the EPA hazardous waste number and the type of discharge (continuous, batch or other). If the industrial user discharges more than 100 kilograms of such waste per calendar month, the notification shall also include the following information, to the extent that it is known and readily available to the industrial user:
(1) An identification of the hazardous constituents contained in the waste.
(2) An estimate of the mass and concentration in the wastewater of all such constituents discharged in the most recent month.
(3) An estimate of the mass and concentration of such constituents expected to be discharged during the following 12 months.
B. Industrial users that commence discharge after the effective date of this Part shall submit the report within 180 days of first discharge of the hazardous waste, except as provided in paragraph .D.
C. The required report need be submitted only once for each hazardous waste discharge. Industrial users regulated under categorical standards which have already submitted such information in baseline monitoring reports or periodic compliance reports do not have to report this information again.
D. Industrial users that discharge less than 15 kilograms of hazardous wastes in a calendar month do not have to comply with these reporting requirements. This exemption does not apply to acute hazardous wastes as specified in 40 CFR §§ 261.30(d) and 261.33(e).
E. An industrial user shall notify the City within 5 days of becoming aware of any discharges of reportable quantities of listed or unlisted hazardous substances, as defined at 40 CFR § 302.4 (CERCLA hazardous substances). This notification shall include the time of release; the name of the substance; the identifying CAS number, if known; and the approximate quantity discharge. If the discharge constitutes a spill, change in wastewater constituents or slug load, other reporting requirements of the industrial pretreatment program may also apply.
F. Each notification required by this Section shall include a statement certifying that the industrial user has a program in place to reduce the volume and /or toxicity of the discharge wastes to the extent that it is economically practical. This statement shall be designed by the authorized representative of the industrial user.
13. Drainage of Water Filtration Systems. Discharge of filter backwash to the sewer system shall be regulated as follows:
A. Granular media filter backwash water may be discharged to the sewer system, subject to all of the applicable provisions of this Part.
B. Diatomaceous earth filter backwash, if discharged to the sewer system, shall be connected to the sewer system through tanks with no less than 3 months storage capacity of spent diatomaceous earth, which tanks shall be accessible for removing solid waste for disposal.
14. Trucked and Hauled Wastes.
A. Trucked or hauled waste may be introduced into the POTW only at locations designated by the City, and at such times as are established by the Superintendent. Such waste shall not violate subsections .1 through .12 of this Part or any other requirements established by the City.
B. The City may require haulers of industrial waste to obtain individual wastewater discharge permits. The City may require generators of hauled industrial waste to obtain individual wastewater discharge permits. The City also may prohibit the disposal of hauled industrial waste. The discharge of hauled industrial waste is subject to all other requirements of this Part.
C. Industrial waste haulers may discharge loads only at locations designated by the City or Superintendent. No load may be discharged without prior consent of the Superintendent. The Superintendent may collect samples of each hauled load to ensure compliance with applicable Standards. The City may require the industrial waste hauler to provide a waste analysis of any load prior to discharge.
D. Industrial waste haulers must provide a waste-tracking form for every load. This form shall include, at a minimum, the name and address of the industrial waste hauler, permit number, truck identification, names and addresses of sources of waste, and volume and characteristics of waste. The form shall identify the type of industry, known or suspected waste constituents, and whether any wastes are RCRA hazardous wastes.
15. Regulation of Waste Received from Other Jurisdictions.
A. If another municipality, or user located within another municipality, contributes wastewater to the POTW, the City shall enter into an inter-municipal agreement with the contributing municipality.
B. Prior to entering into an agreement required by paragraph .A, above, the City shall request the following information from the contributing municipality:
(1) A description of the quality and volume of wastewater discharged to the POTW by the contributing municipality.
(2) An inventory of all users located within the contributing municipality that are discharging to the POTW.
(3) Such other information as the City may deem necessary.
C. An inter-municipal agreement, as required by paragraph .A, above, shall contain the following conditions:
(1) A requirement for the contributing municipality to adopt a sewer use ordinance which is at least as stringent as this Part and local limits, including required baseline monitoring reports (BMRs) which are at least as stringent as those set out in § 15-517 of this Part. The requirement shall specify that such ordinance and limits must be revised as necessary to reflect changes made to the City's ordinance or local limits.
(2) A requirement for the contributing municipality to submit a revised user inventory on at least an annual basis;
(3) A provision specifying which pretreatment implementation activities, including individual wastewater discharge permit issuance, inspection and sampling, and enforcement, will be conducted by the contributing municipality; which of these activities will be conducted by the City; and which of these activities will be conducted jointly by the contributing municipality and the City.
(4) A requirement for the contributing municipality to provide the City with access to all information that the contributing municipality obtains as part of its pretreatment activities.
(5) Limits on the nature, quality, and volume of the contributing municipality's wastewater at the point where it discharges to the POTW.
(6) Requirements for monitoring the contributing municipality's discharge;
(7) A provision ensuring the City access to the facilities of users located within the contributing municipality's jurisdictional boundaries for the purpose of inspection, sampling, and any other duties deemed necessary by the City.
(8) A provision specifying remedies available for breach of the terms of the inter-municipal agreement.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 3.3)
1. Pretreatment Facilities. Users shall provide wastewater treatment as necessary to comply with this Part and shall achieve compliance with all categorical pretreatment standards, local limits, and the prohibitions set out in § 18-513 of this Part within the time limitations specified by EPA, the State, or the City, whichever is more stringent. Any facilities necessary for compliance shall be provided, operated, and maintained at the user's expense. Detailed plans describing such facilities and operating procedures shall be submitted to the City for review, and shall be acceptable to the Superintendent before such facilities are constructed. The review of such plans and operating procedures shall in no way relieve the user from the responsibility of modifying such facilities as necessary to produce a discharge acceptable to the City under the provisions of this Part.
2. Additional Pretreatment Measures.
A. Whenever deemed necessary, the City may require users to restrict their discharge during peak flow periods, designate that certain wastewater be discharged only into specific sewers, relocate and/ or consolidate points of discharge, separate sewage waste streams from industrial waste streams, and such other conditions as may be necessary to protect the POTW and determine the user's compliance with the requirements of this Part.
B. The City may require any person discharging into the POTW to install and maintain, on their property and at their expense, a suitable storage and flow-control facility to ensure equalization of flow. An individual wastewater discharge permit may be issued solely for flow equalization.
3. Grease and Sand Traps. Grease, oil, and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the City, they are necessary for the proper handling of wastewater containing excessive amounts of grease and oil, or sand; except that such interceptors shall not be required for residential users. All interception units shall be of a type and capacity approved by the City, and shall be so located to be easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. Such interceptors shall be inspected, cleaned, and repaired, if deemed necessary by the City, by the user at their expense.
4. Garbage Grinders. The use of mechanical garbage grinders producing a finely divided mass, properly flushed with an ample amount of water, shall be permitted, upon the condition that no such mechanical grinder used for commercial business purposes shall be installed until permission for such use has been obtained from the City.
5. Flammable Substances. Users with the potential to discharge flammable substances may be required to install and maintain an approved combustible gas detection meter.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 3.4)
1. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Section to provide for the recovery of costs from industrial users of the sewer system for the implementation of the industrial pretreatment program established herein. The applicable charges or fees shall be set forth in the City's schedule of charges and fees.
2. Fees That May Be Charged. The City may adopt charges and fees which may include:
A. Fees for reimbursement of costs of setting up and operating the industrial pretreatment program.
B. Fees for monitoring, inspections and surveillance procedures.
C. Fees for reviewing accidental discharges procedures and construction.
D. Fees for wastewater discharge permit applications.
E. Fees for filing appeals.
F. Fees for consistent removal (by the sewage treatment plant) of pollutants otherwise subject to categorical standards.
G. Other fees as the City may deem necessary to carry out the requirements contained herein.
These fees relate solely to the matters covered by this Part and are separate from all other fees chargeable by the City.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 3.5)
1. Wastewater Analysis. When requested by the Superintendent, a user must submit information on the nature and characteristics of its wastewater within 5 days of the request. The Superintendent is authorized to prepare a form for this purpose and may periodically require users to update this information.
2. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permit Requirement. Discharge of any industrial waste to the sewer system without a wastewater discharge permit, except as authorized by the City in accordance with the provisions of this Part, is an unauthorized discharge and subject to the penalties provided herein. Each industrial user has an obligation to make reasonable efforts to determine if it is a significant industrial user and therefore subject to the permitting requirements of subsection .3 of this Section.
3. Significant Industrial User. All significant industrial users proposing to discharge wastewater into the POTW shall first obtaining an individual wastewater discharge permit from the City, except that a significant industrial user that has filed a timely application pursuant to subsection .6 of this Section may continue to discharge for the time period specified therein.
4. Other Industrial Users. Industrial users which are not significant industrial users do not require a wastewater discharge permit, but are required to comply with all other provisions of this Part. If an industrial user makes changes to processes, flow, wastewater concentration, wastewater characteristics or other changes which result in the industrial user meeting the definition of significant industrial user, the industrial user shall, immediately upon becoming aware that such a change has occurred, or 90 days prior to such change if it is planned, notify the City and apply for a wastewater discharge permit. The City may require other users to obtain individual wastewater discharge permits as necessary to carry out the purposes of this Part.
5. Permit Violations. Any violation of the terms and conditions of an individual wastewater discharge permit shall be deemed a violation of this Part and subjects the wastewater discharge permittee to the sanctions set out in § 18-518 of this Part. Obtaining an individual wastewater discharge permit does not relieve a permittee of its obligation to comply with all Federal and State pretreatment standards or requirements or with any other requirements of Federal, State, and local law.
6. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permitting Existing Connections. Any user required to obtain an individual wastewater discharge permit who was discharging wastewater into the POTW prior to the effective date of this Part and who wishes to continue such discharges in the future, shall, within 90 days after said date, apply to the City or an individual wastewater discharge permit in accordance with subsection .8 of this Section, and shall not cause or allow discharges to the POTW to continue after 180 days of the effective date of this Part except in accordance with an individual wastewater discharge permit issued by the City.
7. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permitting New Connections. Any user required to obtain an individual wastewater discharge permit who proposes to begin or recommence discharging into the POTW must obtain such permit prior to the beginning or recommencing of such discharge. An application for this individual wastewater discharge permit, in accordance with subsection .8 of this Section, must be filed at least 90 days prior to the date upon which any discharge will begin or recommence.
8. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permit Application Contents. All users required to obtain an individual wastewater discharge permit must submit a permit application in the form prescribed by the City and accompanied by the fee prescribed in the City's schedule of fees. The City may require users to submit all or some of the following information as part of a permit application:
A. The name and address of the facility (or location if different then the address), including the name of the operator and owner.
B. Contact information including the telephone and fax numbers of the personal responsible for the operation of the facility.
C. SIC number or numbers according to the “Standard Industrial Classification Manual,” Bureau of the Budget, 1972, as amended.
D. Environmental Permits. A list of any environmental control permits held by or for the facility.
E. Description of activities, facilities and plant processes on the premises, including all materials which are or could be discharged.
F. Time and duration of wastewater discharges.
G. Wastewater constituents and characteristics as required by the City, as determined by a qualified analyst.
(1) Sampling and analyses shall be performed in accordance with procedure established by the EPA pursuant to § 304(g) of the Act and contained in 40 CFR, Part 136, as amended.
(2) Sample results shall be accompanied by a signed statement of the authorized representative that the samples analyzed are representative of the normal discharge during the routine operation of the discharging facility.
H. A brief description of the nature, average rate of production including each product produced by type, amount, processes, and rate of production, and standard industrial classifications of the operation(s) carried out by such user.
I. Types of wastes generated, and a list of all raw materials and chemicals used or stored at the facility which are, or could accidentally or intentionally be, discharged to the POTW.
J. Number and type of employees, hours of operation, and proposed or actual hours of operation of pretreatment facility.
K. Site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans, and details to show all sewers, floor drains, and appurtenances by size, location, and elevation, and all points of discharge.
L. The location for monitoring all wastes covered by the permit.
M. The measured average daily and 30 minute peak wastewater flow rates, including daily, monthly and seasonal variation in gallons, to the POTW from regulated process streams and other streams, as necessary, to allow use of the combined waste stream formula set out in § 18-517.D(2)(c) (40 CFR 403.6(e)).
N. The nature and concentration of any pollutants in the discharge which are limited by any City, State, or national pretreatment requirements (including local limits) or categorical standards, and a statement regarding whether or not the categorical standard or pretreatment requirements are being met on a consistent basis and, if not, how the industrial user proposes to meet the pretreatment standards and requirements, including whether additional operation and maintenance (O&M) and/or additional pretreatment is required for the industrial user to meet the applicable standard. If the applicant is a categorical industrial user, this statement shall be signed by a certified professional.
O. If additional pretreatment and/or O&M will be required to meet categorical standards or other pretreatment requirements (including local limits), the shortest schedule by which the industrial user will provide such additional pretreatment shall be developed and submitted. The completion date of this schedule shall not be later than the compliance date established for any applicable categorical standard. The following conditions shall apply to this schedule:
(1) The schedule shall contain increments of progress in the form of dates for the commencement and completion of major events leading to the construction and operation of additional pretreatment required for the industrial user to meet the applicable categorical standards or other pretreatment requirements (e.g., hiring an engineer, completing preliminary plans, completing final plans, executing contract for major components, commencing construction, completing construction, etc.)
(2) No increment referred to in subparagraph (1) shall exceed 9 months.
(3) Not later than 14 days following each date in the schedule and the final date for compliance, the industrial user shall submit a progress report to the City, including, as a minimum, whether or not it complied with the increment of the progress to be met on such date and, it not, the date on which it expects to comply with this increment of progress, the reason for delay and the steps being taken by the industrial user to return the construction to the schedule established. In no event shall more than 9 months elapse between such progress reports to the City.
P. The categorical pretreatment standards applicable to each regulated process and any new categorically regulated processes for existing sources.
Q. Instantaneous, daily maximum, and long-term average concentrations, or mass, where required, shall be reported.
R. Any other information as may be deemed by the City to be necessary to evaluate the application. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be processed and will be returned to the user for revision.
9. Application Signatories and Certifications. All wastewater discharge permit applications, user reports and certification statements must be signed by an authorized representative of the user and contain the certification statement in § 18- 517.3. If the designation of an authorized representative is no longer accurate because a different individual or position has responsibility for the overall operation of the facility or overall responsibility for environmental matters for the company, a new written authorization satisfying the requirements of this Section must be submitted to the City prior to or together with any reports to be signed by an authorized representative.
10. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permit Decisions. The City will evaluate the data furnished by the user and may require additional information. The City will then determine whether to issue an individual wastewater discharge permit. The City may deny any application for an individual wastewater discharge permit.
11. Confidentiality of Applications.
A. All information required by the City in the permit application shall be provided by the industrial user to the best of its ability.
B. If information regarding raw materials, processes, production rates or other manufacturing information is regarded as confidential by the industrial user, such information shall be marked “confidential” on the application form.
C. Confidentiality shall not apply to information regarding the flow of or the constituents in the industrial wastewater discharge.
D. Information accepted by the City as confidential shall be handled as detailed in § 18-517.14 of this Part.
12. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permit Duration. An individual wastewater discharge permit shall be issued for a specified time period, not to exceed 5 years from the effective date of the permit. An individual wastewater discharge permit may be issued for a period less than 5 years, at the discretion of the City. Each individual wastewater discharge permit will indicate a specific date upon which it will expire. The industrial user shall apply for reissuance of the wastewater discharge permit a minimum of 180 days prior to the expiration of the industrial user's existing wastewater discharge permit. The terms and conditions of the wastewater discharge permit may be subject to modification by the City during the term of the wastewater discharge permit as limitations or requirements as indicated in § 18-513 are modified or other just cause exists. The industrial user shall be informed of any proposed changes in its wastewater discharge permit at least 30 days prior to the effective date of change. Any changes or new conditions in the wastewater discharge permit shall include a reasonable time schedule for compliance.
13. Delayed Permit Renewal.
A. If the industrial user has complied with the terms of the wastewater discharge permit and this Part, and has applied for renewal as provided for in subsection .12 of this Section and the wastewater discharge permit is not renewed on or before the expiration date through no fault of the industrial user, then the existing wastewater discharge permit shall remain in effect until it is re-issued or rescinded by the City.
B. If the wastewater discharge permit is not renewed because of a failure of the industrial user to apply for renewal in a timely fashion or through an act or omission of the industrial user, then discharge of industrial waste by the industrial user without a wastewater discharge permit is an unauthorized discharge and is subject to the enforcement provisions of this Part.
14. Appeal of Wastewater Discharge Permits.
A. Any industrial user that is issued a wastewater discharge permit may appeal the permit conditions, in whole or in part. Appeal procedures shall be set forth in § 18-518.10 of this Part.
B. During the process of appeal, the wastewater discharge permit shall remain in effect and shall be enforced with the exception of those conditions specified in writing in the appeal. Conditions imposed by Federal or State regulations (e.g., categorical standards) shall not be waived. Conditions which, in the opinion of the City, would set hazard or pose potential threat of pollution if waived, shall not be waived during an appeal.
15. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permit Contents. An individual wastewater discharge permit shall include such conditions as are deemed reasonably necessary by the City 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.
A. Individual wastewater discharge permits must contain:
(1) A statement that indicates the wastewater discharge permit issuance date, expiration date and effective date.
(2) A statement that the wastewater discharge permit is nontransferable without prior notification to the City in accordance with subsection .16 of this Section, and provisions for furnishing the new owner or operator with a copy of the existing wastewater discharge permit.
(3) Effluent limits, including best management practices, based on applicable pretreatment standards.
(4) Self monitoring, sampling, reporting, notification, and record-keeping requirements. These requirements shall include an identification of pollutants (or best management practice) to be monitored, sampling location, sampling frequency, and sample type based on Federal, State, and local law.
(5) 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.
(6) Requirements to control slug discharge, if determined by the City to be necessary.
B. Wastewater discharge permits shall be expressly subject to all provisions of this Part and all other applicable regulations, user charges and fees established by the City. Individual wastewater discharge permits may contain, but need not be limited to, the following conditions:
(1) Limits on the average and/or maximum rate of discharge, time of discharge, and/or requirements for flow regulation and equalization.
(2) Limits on the average and maximum wastewater constituents and characteristics, including local limits and/or categorical standards, as applicable.
(3) 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.
(4) Requirements for the development and implementation of spill control plans or other special conditions including management practices necessary to adequately prevent accidental, unanticipated, or non-routine discharges such as slug load as per § 18-513.11.
(5) Development and implementation of waste minimization plans to reduce the amount of pollutants discharged to the POTW.
(6) The unit charge or schedule of user charges and fees for the management of the wastewater discharged to the POTW.
(7) Requirements for installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities and equipment, including flow measurement devices.
(8) A statement that compliance with the individual 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 individual wastewater discharge permit.
(9) List of prohibited discharges, as presented in § 18-513 of this Part.
(10) Requirements for submission of technical reports or discharge reports, including the information to be contained and the signatory requirement of these reports.
(11) Specifications for monitoring programs which may include sampling locations, frequency of sampling, number, types and standards for tests and reporting schedule.
(12) Requirements for maintaining and retaining records relating to industrial waste and wastewater discharges and characteristics as specified by the City and affording the City access thereto.
(13) Requirements for installation and maintenance of pretreatment facilities.
(14) Compliance schedules.
(15) Other conditions as deemed appropriate by the City to ensure compliance with this Part, and State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.
16. Transferability of Permits. Wastewater discharge permits are issued to a specific industrial user for specific operation. A wastewater discharge permit shall not be reassigned or transferred or sold to a new person, new industrial user, different premises or a new or changed operation without the approval of the City. Any succeeding industrial user shall also comply with the terms and conditions of the existing wastewater discharge permit. The City may, at its discretion, deny the transfer of a wastewater discharge permit and require application for a new wastewater discharge permit under the provision of this Section.
17. Permit Modification. The City may modify an individual wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
A. To incorporate any new or revised Federal, State, or local pretreatment standards or requirements.
B. To address significant alterations or additions to the user's operation, processes, or wastewater volume or character since the time of the individual wastewater discharge permit issuance.
C. A change in the POTW that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the authorized discharge.
D. Information indicating that the permitted discharge poses a threat to the City's POTW, City personnel, or the receiving waters.
E. Violation of any terms or conditions of the individual wastewater discharge permit.
F. Misrepresentations or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application or in any required reporting.
G. Revision of or a grant of variance from categorical pretreatment standards pursuant to 40 CFR 403.13.
H. To correct typographical or other errors in the individual wastewater discharge permit. To reflect a transfer of the facility ownership or operation to a new owner or operator where requested in accordance with subsection .16 of this Section.
18. Change in Operations. Each user must notify the City of any significant changes to the user's operations or system including manufacturing processes, raw materials, auxiliary processes, pretreatment processes, or other changes which might alter the nature, quality, volume or flow rate of its wastewater at least 30 days before the change, or if unplanned, immediately upon making the change. The report shall include all information necessary to determine the effect on the wastewater of the change.
A. The City may require the user to submit such information as may be deemed necessary to evaluate the changed condition, including the submission of a wastewater discharge permit application under § 18-514.8 of this Part.
B. The City may, on receipt of such a report:
(1) Continue an existing wastewater discharge permit in effect.
(2) Require application for a new wastewater discharge permit.
(3) Modify an existing wastewater discharge permit to reflect the changed nature of the waste.
(4) Rescind and re-issue an existing wastewater discharge permit in order to make substantial changes in wastewater discharge permit conditions.
(5) Revoke an existing wastewater discharge permit ore require the industrial user to cease or prevent the discharge.
(6) Take such action as it deems appropriate.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 3.6)
1. Baseline Monitoring Reports.
A. As soon as possible following the promulgation of a categorical standard, the wastewater discharge permit of industrial users subject to such standards shall be revised, if necessary, to require compliance with such categorical standards within the time frame prescribed by the categorical standard.
B. Where an industrial user, subject to newly promulgated categorical standard, has not previously submitted an application for a wastewater discharge permit as required by § 18-515.8, the industrial user shall, within 180 days after the promulgation of the applicable categorical standard:
(1) Apply for a wastewater discharge permit.
(2) Provide the baseline monitoring information required by 40 CFR § 403.12(b). This information may be incorporated into the application for a wastewater discharge permit.
C. Within either 180 days after the effective date of a categorical pretreatment standard, or the final administrative decision on a category determination under 40 CFR 403.6(a) (4), whichever is later, existing categorical industrial users currently discharging to or scheduled to discharge to the POTW shall submit to the City a report which contains the information listed in paragraph .D, below. At least 90 days prior to commencement of their discharge, new sources, and sources that become categorical industrial users subsequent to the promulgation of an applicable categorical standard, shall submit to the City a report which contains the information listed in paragraph .D, below. A new source shall report the method of pretreatment it intends to use to meet applicable categorical standards. A new source also shall give estimates of its anticipated flow and quantity of pollutants to be discharged.
D. Users described above shall submit the information set forth below:
(1) All information required in subsection .8 of this Section. (See 40 CFR 403.12(b) (1)).
(2) Measurement of Pollutants.
(a) The user shall provide the information required in subsection .8.G, .N, .P and .Q of this Section.
(b) The user shall take a minimum of one representative sample to compile that data necessary to comply with the requirements of this paragraph.
(c) Samples should be taken immediately downstream from pretreatment facilities if such exist or immediately downstream from the regulated process if no pretreatment exists. If other wastewaters are mixed with the regulated wastewater prior to pretreatment the user should measure the flows and concentrations necessary to allow use of the combined waste stream formula in 40 CFR 403.6(e) to evaluate compliance with the pretreatment standards. Where an alternate concentration or mass limit has been calculated in accordance with 40 CFR 403.6(e) this adjusted limit along with supporting data shall be submitted to the control authority.
(d) Sampling and analysis shall be performed in accordance with subsections .6 and .7 of this Section.
(e) The City may allow the submission of a baseline report which utilizes only historical data so long as the data provides information sufficient to determine the need for industrial pretreatment measures.
(f) The baseline report shall indicate the time, date and place of sampling and methods of analysis, and shall certify that such sampling and analysis is representative of normal work cycles and expected pollutant discharges to the POTW.
(3) Compliance Certification. A statement, reviewed by the user's authorized representative as defined in § 18-513.2 and certified by a qualified professional, indicating whether pretreatment standards are being met on a consistent basis, and, if not, whether additional operation and maintenance (O&M) and/or additional pretreatment is required to meet the pretreatment standards and requirements.
(4) Compliance Schedule. If additional pretreatment and/or O&M will be required to meet the pretreatment standards, the shortest schedule by which the user will provide such additional pretreatment and/or O&M must be provided. The completion date in this schedule shall not be later than the compliance date established for the applicable pretreatment standard. A compliance schedule pursuant to this Section must meet the requirements set out in subsection .2 of this Section.
2. Compliance Schedule Progress Reports. The following conditions shall apply to the compliance schedule required by subsection .1.D.(4) of this Part.
A. The schedule shall contain progress increments in the form of dates for the commencement and completion of major events leading to the construction and operation of additional pretreatment required for the user to meet the applicable pretreatment standards (such events include, but are not limited to, hiring an engineer, completing preliminary and final plans, executing contracts for major components, commencing and completing construction, and beginning and conducting routine operation).
B. No increment referred to above shall exceed 9 months.
C. The user shall submit a progress report to the City no later than 14 days following each date in the schedule and the final date of compliance including, as a minimum, whether or not it complied with the increment of progress, the reason for any delay, and, if appropriate, the steps being taken by the user to return to the established schedule.
D. In no event shall more than nine months elapse between such progress reports to the City.
3. Signature and Report Certification.
A. Certification of Permit Applications, User Reports and Initial Monitoring Waiver. The following certification statement is required to be signed and submitted by users submitting permit applications in accordance with § 18-516.7 and .8; users submitting baseline monitoring reports under subsection .1 of this Section (See 40 CFR 403.12 (1)); users submitting reports on compliance with the categorical pretreatment standard deadlines under subsection .4 of this Section (See 40 CFR 403.12(d)); users submitting periodic compliance reports required by subsection .5 of this Section (See 40 CFR 403.12(e) and (h)). The following certification statement must be signed by an authorized representative as defined in § 18-512.
“I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.”
4. Categorical Compliance Report. Within 90 days following the date for final compliance with applicable categorical standards or, in the case of a new source, following commencement of the discharge of industrial waste from processes regulated by categorical standards shall submit to the City a report indicating the nature and concentration of all pollutants in the discharge from the regulated process which are limited by categorical standards and the average and maximum daily flow for those process units in the industrial user's facility which are limited by such categorical standards. The report shall certify that the information contained therein concerning wastewater constituents and flows is representative of discharges during normal work cycles. The report shall also state whether the applicable categorical standards are being met on a consistent basis and, if not, what additional operation and management practices and/or pretreatment is necessary to bring the industrial user into compliance with the applicable categorical standards, and including a schedule for completion of the required actions in the form described in subsection .2 of this Section.
5. Periodic Compliance Reports.
A. All significant industrial users must, at a frequency determined by the City but no less than twice per year (June and December) submit reports indicating the nature and concentration of pollutants in the discharge which are limited by pretreatment standards and the measured or estimated average and maximum daily flows for the reporting period. In cases where the pretreatment standard requires compliance with a best management practice (BMP) or pollution prevention alternative, the user must submit documentation required by the City or the pretreatment standard necessary to determine the compliance status of the user.
B. For significant industrial users subject to categorical standards, if discharge limits are based on mass units per production unit, then production information regarding the regulated processes during the reporting period shall be included in the report, along with flow and concentration values, so that a determination of compliance or noncompliance with categorical standards can be made.
C. All periodic compliance reports must be signed and certified in accordance with subsection .3 of this Section.
D. All wastewater samples must be representative of the user's discharge. Wastewater monitoring and flow measurement facilities shall be properly operated, kept clean, and maintained in good working order at all times. The failure of a user to keep its monitoring facility in good working order shall not be grounds for the user to claim that sample results are unrepresentative of its discharge.
E. If a user subject to the reporting requirement in this Section monitors any regulated pollutant at the appropriate sampling location more frequently than required by the City, using the procedures prescribed in subsection .6 of this Section, the results of this monitoring shall be included in the report. (See 40 CFR 403.12(g) (6)).
6. Reporting and Re-Sampling of Discharge Limit Violations.
A. If, upon receipt of valid sampling and testing results, a significant industrial user becomes aware that a violation of discharge limits has occurred, the significant industrial user shall, within 24 hours of becoming aware of the violation, notify the City of this fact. Within 30 days of becoming aware of the violation, the significant industrial user shall also sample and analyze its discharge(s) for each parameter found to be in violation and report the results of the re-sampling and analysis to the City.
B. Each significant industrial user shall have a duty, on receipt of validly obtained sampling and analysis results, of inspecting the results and determining if any wastewater discharge permit condition has been violated. Failure to examine and compare testing results with wastewater discharge permit conditions shall not be a valid defense for failure to comply with these reporting conditions.
7. Sampling and Analysis.
A. All pollutant analyses, including sampling techniques, to be submitted as part of a wastewater discharge permit application or report shall be performed in accordance with the techniques prescribed in 40 CFR Part 136 and amendments thereto, unless otherwise specified in an applicable categorical pretreatment standard. If 40 CFR Part 136 does not contain sampling or analytical techniques for the pollutant in question, or where the EPA determines that the Part 136 sampling and analytical techniques are inappropriate for the pollutant in question, sampling and analyses shall be performed by using validated analytical methods or any other applicable sampling and analytical procedures, including procedures suggested by the City or other parties approved by EPA.
B. Monitoring results submitted to satisfy reporting requirements must be based on data obtained through appropriate sampling and analysis performed during the period covered by the report that is representative of conditions occurring during the reporting period.
C. Except as indicated in paragraph .D and .E below, the user must collect wastewater samples using 24-hour flow-proportional composite sampling techniques, unless time-proportional composite sampling or grab sampling is authorized by the City. Where time-proportional composite sampling or grab sampling is authorized by the City, the samples must be representative of the discharge. Using protocols (including appropriate preservation) specified in 40 CFR Part 136 and appropriate EPA guidance, multiple grab samples collected during a 24-hour period may be composited prior to the analysis as follows: for cyanide, total phenols, and sulfides the samples may be composited in the laboratory or in the field; for volatile organics and oil and grease, the samples may be composited in the laboratory. Composite samples for other parameters unaffected by the compositing procedures as documented in approved EPA methodologies may be authorized by the City, as appropriate. In addition, grab samples may be required to show compliance with instantaneous limits.
D. Samples for oil and grease, temperature, pH, cyanide, total phenols, sulfides, and volatile organic compounds must be obtained using grab collection techniques.
E. For sampling required in support of baseline monitoring and 90-day compliance reports required in § 18-517.1 and .2 [40 CFR 403.12(b) and (d)], a minimum of four grab samples must be used for pH, cyanide, total phenols, oil and grease, sulfide and volatile organic compounds for facilities for which historical sampling data do not exist; for facilities for which historical sampling data are available, the City may authorize a lower minimum. For the reports required by paragraphs in § 18-517 (40 CFR 403.12(e) and 403.12(h)), the industrial user is required to collect the number of grab samples necessary to assess and assure compliance by with applicable pretreatment standards and requirements.
8. Monitoring Facilities.
A. The City may require an industrial user to provide and operate, at the industrial user's own expense, monitoring facilities to allow inspection, sampling and flow measurement of the wastewater or industrial waste discharge. The monitoring facility should normally be situated on the industrial user's premises, but the City may, when such a location would be impractical or cause undue hardship on the industrial user, allow the facility to be constructed in the public street or sidewalk area and located so that it will not be obstructed by landscaping or parked vehicles.
B. There shall be ample room in or near such sampling manhole or facility to allow accurate sampling and preparation of samples for analysis. The facility, sampling and measuring equipment shall be maintained at all times in a safe and proper operating condition at the expense of the industrial user.
C. Whether constructed on public or private property, the sampling and monitoring facilities shall be provided in accordance with the City's requirements and all applicable local construction standards and specifications. Construction shall be completed within 90 days following written notification by the City.
9. Individual Wastewater Discharge Permit Reissuance. A user with an expiring individual wastewater discharge permit shall apply for individual wastewater discharge permit reissuance by submitting a complete permit application, in accordance with § 18-516.8 of this Part, a minimum of 180 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing individual wastewater discharge permit.
10. Inspections. The City shall have the right to enter the premises of any user to determine whether the user is complying with all requirements of this Part and any individual wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder. Users shall allow the City ready access to all parts of the premises for the purposes of inspection, sampling, records examination and copying, and the performance of any additional duties.
A. Where a user has security measures in force which require proper identification and clearance before entry into its premises, the user shall make necessary arrangements with its security guards so that, upon presentation of suitable identification, The Superintendent or Pretreatment Coordinator shall be permitted to enter without delay for the purposes of performing specific responsibilities.
B. Any temporary or permanent obstruction to safe and easy access to the facility to be inspected and/or sampled shall be promptly removed by the user at the written or verbal request of the Superintendent or Pretreatment Coordinator and shall not be replaced. The costs of clearing such access shall be borne by the user.
C. Unreasonable delays in allowing the City access to the user's premises shall be a violation of this Part.
11. Reports from Unpermitted Users. All users not required to obtain an individual wastewater discharge permit shall provide appropriate reports to the Superintendent as the City may require.
12. Date of Receipt of Reports. Written reports will be deemed to have been submitted on the date postmarked. For reports, which are not mailed, postage prepaid, into a mail facility serviced by the United States Postal Service, the date of receipt of the report shall govern.
A. Users subject to the reporting requirements of this Part shall retain, and make available for inspection and copying, all records of information obtained pursuant to any monitoring activities required by this Part, any additional records of information obtained pursuant to monitoring activities undertaken by the user independent of such requirements. Records shall include the date, exact place, method, and time of sampling, and the name of the person(s) taking the samples; the dates analyses were performed; who performed the analyses; the analytical techniques or methods used; and the results of such analyses. These records shall remain available for a period of at least 3 years. This period shall be automatically extended for the duration of any litigation concerning the user or the City, or where the user has been specifically notified of a longer retention period by the City.
B. The City shall keep and maintain all records relating to the administration and enforcement of the industrial pretreatment program including, but not limited to, wastewater discharge permit applications, investigations and calculations, wastewater discharge permits, inspection reports, industrial user reports, sampling results and enforcement activities for a minimum of 3 years. In case of ongoing litigation, records shall be maintained as long as they may be required.
A. Information and data on a user obtained from reports, surveys, wastewater discharge permit applications, individual wastewater discharge permits, and monitoring programs, and from the Superintendent's inspection and sampling activities, shall be available to the public without restriction, unless the user specifically requests, and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the City, that the release of such information would divulge information, processes, or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets under applicable State law. Any such request must be asserted at the time of submission of the information or data.
B. When requested and demonstrated by the user furnishing a report that such information should be held confidential, the portions of a report which might disclose trade secrets or secret processes shall not be made available for inspection by the public, but shall be made available immediately upon request to governmental agencies for uses related to the NPDES program or pretreatment program, and in enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the report. Wastewater constituents and characteristics and other effluent data, as defined at 40 CFR 2.302 shall not be recognized as confidential information and shall be available to the public without restriction.
C. The City shall maintain a secure place to store records containing confidential information and shall insure that all records marked as confidential are kept secure from casual or public scrutiny.
D. When information accepted by the City as confidential is transmitted to any government agency, a notification to the industrial user shall be provided listing the confidential information transmitted and the governmental entity requesting it.
(Ord. 7-6-2010, 7/6/2010, § 3.7)