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(a) The superintendent may conduct all inspection, surveillance, and monitoring procedures necessary to assure compliance with applicable sections of this chapter or with federal or state requirements.
(b) The superintendent shall be authorized to enter, without unreasonable delay, any premises of any discharger to carry out inspections, surveillance and monitoring to assure compliance with this chapter and applicable federal, state and local requirements. Records shall be maintained and made available for inspection as described in Section 16.09.160.
(c) In addition to any other remedy available to the city, the superintendent may issue a notice of non-compliance at the time of the inspection to require the discharger to implement actions that will correct violations of this chapter or the permit. Such directive shall be considered as an additional condition on the dischargers' permit and may be reviewed as provided in Section 16.09.100.
(d) Prior to final closure of any industrial or commercial facility, the superintendent may require cleaning, inspection and/or testing of the facility's sanitary sewer lines, appurtenances and/or devices to ensure that the integrity of the sewer lines has not been compromised and to determine the quantity and pollutant content of sediments. Inspection and/or testing to ensure the integrity of sewer lines may be required when the facility's discharge history includes pH fluctuations, or when past discharges may have compromised or call into question the integrity of the sewer lines. Inspection and/or testing to determine the quantity and pollutant content of sediments may be required when the facility's type of operations and pollutant content of discharges make the presence of contaminated sediments likely. Inspection and testing may include, but not be limited to, pressurized testing, smoke testing, video camera inspection, and/or analytical testing of sediments for pollutants regulated by the facility's discharge permit. Where contaminated sediments or compromised sewer lines are identified, responses may include, but not be limited to, requiring replacement of compromised sewer lines and requiring removal of contaminated sediments from sewer lines. In lieu of analytical testing, facilities may elect to remove sediments from sewer lines in a manner approved by the superintendent. For the purposes of this section, “final closure” means closure of an industrial or commercial facility when an entire building is being vacated by the current operator, or when the uses of an entire building will no longer include use of hazardous materials.
(Ord. 5084 § 2 (part), 2010)