(A)   Conditions for revocation. Any user who violates this chapter, its permit, the Illinois Environmental Protection Act or the Federal Act, or regulations promulgated under either act, or any of the following, is subject to having its permit revoked in accordance with the procedures of this section:
      (1)   Failure of a user to factually report the wastewater constituents and characteristics of its discharge as determined by the user's or Lockport Sanitary Sewer Department's analysis;
      (2)   Failure of the user to report significant changes in process activity or wastewater constituents and characteristics;
      (3)   Refusal of reasonable access to the user's premises by Lockport Sanitary Sewer Department representatives for the purpose of inspection or monitoring;
      (4)   Tampering with, disrupting, or destroying Lockport Sanitary Sewer Department equipment;
      (5)   Failure to report an accidental discharge of a pollutant;
      (6)   Failure to report an upset of user's treatment facilities;
      (7)   Violations of conditions of the permit;
      (8)   Misrepresentation or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application;
      (9)   Falsifying self-monitoring reports;
      (10)   Failure to meet effluent limitations;
      (11)   Failure to pay fines;
      (12)   Failure to pay sewer charges;
      (13)   Failure to meet compliance schedules;
      (14)   Failure to complete a wastewater survey, or any other required reports in § 55.031.
   (B)   Procedures for revocation.
      (1)   The Superintendent may order any user who causes or allows any action which is subject to revocation under this section to show cause before the City Council why its permit should not be revoked. A notice shall be served on the user specifying the time and place of a hearing to be held by the City Council regarding the violation, the reasons why the action is to be taken, the proposed action, and directing the user to show cause before the City Council why its permit should not be revoked. The notice of the hearing shall be served personally or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, at least ten days before the hearing. Service may be made on any agent or officer of a corporation.
      (2)   The City Council may itself conduct the hearing and take the evidence, or may designate any of its members or its attorney to:
         (a)   Issue in the name of the City Council notices of hearings requesting the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence relevant to any matter involved in such hearing;
         (b)   Take the evidence;
         (c)   Transmit a report of the evidence and hearing, including transcripts and other evidence together with recommendations to the City Council for action thereon.
      (3)   At any hearing held pursuant to this chapter, testimony taken must be under oath and recorded stenographically. The transcript, so recorded, will be made available to any member of the public or any party to the hearing upon payment of the usual copying charges therefore.
      (4)   After the City Council has reviewed the evidence, it may issue an order to the user responsible for the discharge directing either:
         (a)   That the discharge permit be revoked and the service be disconnected;
         (b)   That following a specified time the permit shall be revoked and sewer service discontinued unless adequate treatment facilities, devices or other related appurtenances have been installed and operated properly to comply with the discharge permit;
         (c)   Direct the user to cease the unauthorized discharge effective after a specified period of time;
         (d)   That such other relief as deemed necessary by the City Council to abate the discharge be granted. Further orders and directives as are necessary may be issued.
      (5)   Following an order of revocation, the user shall cease discharging to the city. Failure to do so shall be evidence of continuing harm to the sanitary sewers and provide grounds for the granting of injunctive relief or temporary restraining orders.
(Ord. 16-005, passed 5-18-16)