CHAPTER 915
Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Rules and Regulations
915.001   Method of using references.
915.002   Introduction, findings, and declaration of policy.
915.003   Applicability.
915.004   Purpose and policy.
915.005   Conflicts.
 
GENERAL
915.010   Definitions.
 
REGULATIONS
915.100   General discharge prohibitions.
915.101   Categorical pretreatment standards.
915.102   Dilution.
915.103   Supplementary limitations.
915.104   Oil and grease prohibition.
915.105   Prohibition of acid and plating wastes.
915.106   Mass limitations.
915.107   Pretreatment of waste.
 
FEES
915.200   Purpose.
915.201   Sample collection.
915.202   Sample analysis.
915.203   Other charges and fees.
915.204   Reserved for future legislation.
 
ADMINISTRATION
915.300   Accidental discharges.
915.301   Wastewater discharge permits.
915.302   Baseline report.
915.303   Standards modification.
915.304   Compliance date report.
915.305   Periodic compliance reports.
915.306   Monitoring and sampling analysis.
915.307   Signatory requirements.
915.308   Inspections and sampling.
915.309   Construction of sampling manhole and equipment.
915.310   Confidential information.
915.311   Bypass.
915.312   Notification of change in discharge characteristics.
915.313   Precast sampling and metering manhole detail.
915.314   Notice of violation/repeat sampling and reporting.
 
ENFORCEMENT
915.400   Emergency suspension of service and discharge permits.
915.401   Revocation of permit and/or termination of treatment services.
915.402   Notification of violation.
915.403   Show cause hearing.
915.404   Judicial proceedings.
915.405   Enforcement actions; annual publication.
915.406   Users request for a hearing before the Water Pollution Control Board.
915.407   Right to appeal.
915.408   Operating upsets or other conditions resulting in noncompliance.
 
PENALTIES, COSTS AND DAMAGES
915.500   Administrative fees.
915.501   Recovery of costs incurred by City.
915.502   Falsifying information.
915.503   Civil penalties.
915.504   Criminal penalties.
915.505   Payment of fees, costs or penalties.
915.506   Remedies nonexclusive.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
915.600   Right of revision.
915.601   Records retention.
915.602   Removal credits.
915.603   Net/gross calculations.
915.604   Reserved for future legislation.
915.605   Inconsistency.
 
SURCHARGE COMPUTATIONS
915.700   Wastes subject to surcharge computation.
915.701   Establishing sewer surcharge.
915.702   Average multiple outlets.
915.703   Determination of flow rate.
915.704   Charges applied when  analyses are absent.
915.705   Surcharge formula.
915.706   Use of BOD and COD  analyses.
915.707   Annual review of strength surcharge and industrial waste surveillance charges.
915.708   Power to determine  surcharge for special wastes.
 
GREASE TRAP INSPECTION
915.800   Oil and grease prohibition.
915.801   Maintenance.
915.802   Inspection and sampling.
915.803   Manifest and record retention.
915.804   Falsifying information.
915.805   Administrative fees.
915.806   Recovery of costs incurred by City.
915.807   Payments of fees, costs, or penalties.
 
CROSS REFERENCES
Environmental Protection Agency; regulations - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 3745
Water pollution control - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 6111
Municipal authority - see Ohio R.C. 6111.032
Sewer rules and regulations - see S.U. & P.S. Ch. 913
 
PREAMBLE
 
   The adoption of rules and regulations is not for the purpose of imposing unnecessary or burdensome regulations upon the use of the sewerage system or wastewater treatment plants of the City of Lorain, Ohio by industrial users, but only to provide for the orderly conduct of the business of the City Utilities Department, in order to prevent the pollution of our natural waterways and the protection of our publicly owned treatment words and our environment.
(Ord. 30-14. Passed 3-3-14.)