§ 33.517  MONITORING AND REPORTING VIOLATIONS
 
NON-COMPLIANCE
NATURE OF THE VIOLATION
ENFORCEMENT RESPONSES
PERSONNEL
 
 
 
 
1.  Reporting violation
Report is improperly signed or certified
Phone call or NOV
PC
 
 
 
 
 
Report is improperly signed or certified after notice by POTW
- AO
- Show cause order
PC
PC, S
 
 
 
 
 
Isolated, not significant
(e.g., 5 days late)
Phone call; NOV
I, PC
 
 
 
 
 
Significant
(e.g., report 30 days or more late)
AO to submit with fine per additional day
PC
 
 
 
 
 
Reports are always late or no reports at all
- AO with fine
- Show cause order
- Civil action
PC
PC, S
S
 
Failure to report spill or changed discharge (no harm)
NOV
PC
 
 
 
 
 
Failure to report spill or changed discharge (results in harm)
- AO with fine
- Civil action
PC
S
 
 
 
 
 
   Repeated failure to report spills
   - Show cause order
   - Terminate service
PC, S
S
 
 
 
 
 
   Falsification
   - Criminal investigation
   - Terminate service
S
S
 
 
 
 
2.  Failure to monitor correctly
Failure to monitor all pollutants as required by permit
NOV or AO
PC
 
 
 
 
 
Recurring failure to monitor
- AO with fine
- Civil action
PC
S
 
 
 
 
3.  Improper sampling
Evidence of intent
- Criminal investigation
- Terminate service
S
S
 
 
 
 
4.  Failure to install monitoring equipment
Delay of less than 30 days
NOV
PC
 
 
 
 
 
Delay of 30 days or more
AO to install with fine for each additional day
PC
 
 
 
 
 
Recurring, violation of AO
- Civil action
- Criminal investigation
- Terminate service
PC
S
S
 
 
 
 
5.  Compliance Schedules (in permit)
Missed milestone by less than 30 days, or will not affect final milestone
NOV or AO with fine
PC
 
 
 
 
 
Missed milestone by more than 30 days, or will affect final milestone (good cause for delay)
AO with fine
PC
 
Missed milestone by more than 30 days, or will affect final milestone (no good cause for delay)
- Show cause order
- Civil action
- Terminate service
PC, S
S
S
 
 
 
 
 
Recurring violation or violation of schedule in AO
- Civil action
- Criminal investigation
- Terminate service
S
S
S
 
(Ord. 91-9, passed 6-11-91; Am. Ord. 2015-12, passed 8-7-15)