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§ 467-210.  Administrative enforcement remedies.
   A.   Notification of violation. When the City finds that a user has violated, or continues to violate, any provision of this Part, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, the City may serve upon that user a written notice of violation. Within 30 days of the receipt of this notice, an explanation of the violation and a plan for the satisfactory correction and prevention thereof, to include specific required actions, shall be submitted by the user to the City. Submission of this plan in no way relieves the user of liability for any violations occurring before or after receipt of the notice of violation. Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of the City to take any action, including emergency actions or any other enforcement action, without first issuing a notice of violation.
   B.   Consent  orders.  The  City  may  enter  into  consent  orders,  assurances  of  voluntary compliance, or other similar documents establishing an agreement with any user responsible for noncompliance. Such documents will include specific action to be taken by the user to correct the noncompliance within a time period specified by the document. Such documents shall have the same force and effect as the administrative orders issued pursuant to § 467-210D and E of this Part and shall be judicially enforceable.
   C.   Show cause hearing. The City may order a user which has violated, or continues to violate, any provision of this Part, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, to appear before the City and show cause why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. Notice shall be served on the user specifying the time and place for the meeting, the proposed enforcement action, the reasons for such action, and a request that the user show cause why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. The notice of the meeting shall be served personally or by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested) at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Such notice may be served on any authorized representative of the user. A show cause hearing shall not be a bar against, or prerequisite for, taking any other action against the user.
   D.   Compliance orders. When the City finds that a user has violated, or continues to violate, any provision of this Part, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, the City may issue an order to the user responsible for the discharge directing that the user come into compliance within a specified time. If the user does not come into compliance within the time provided, sewer service may be discontinued unless adequate treatment facilities, devices, or other related appurtenances are installed and properly operated. Compliance orders also may contain other requirements to address the noncompliance, including additional self-monitoring and management practices designed to minimize the amount of pollutants discharged to the sewer. A compliance order may not extend the deadline for compliance established for a pretreatment standard or requirement, nor does a compliance order relieve the user of liability for any violation, including any continuing violation. Issuance of a compliance order shall not be a bar against, or a prerequisite for, taking any other action against the user.
   E.   Cease-and-desist orders.
      (1)   When the City finds that a user has violated, or continues to violate, any provision of this Part, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, or that the user's past violations are likely to recur, the City may issue an order to the user directing it to cease and desist all such violations and directing the user to:
         (a)   Immediately comply with all requirements.
         (b)   Take such appropriate remedial or preventive action as may be needed to properly address a continuing or threatened violation, including halting operations and/or terminating the discharge.
      (2)   Issuance of a cease-and-desist order shall not be a bar against, or a prerequisite for, taking any other action against the user.
   F.   Administrative civil penalties.
      (1)   When the City finds that a user has violated, or continues to violate, any provisions of this Part, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, the City may fine such user in an amount not to exceed $25,000 per day for each violation regardless of jurisdictional boundaries. Such fines shall be assessed on a per-violation, per-day basis. In the case of monthly or other long-term average discharge limits, fines may be assessed for each day during the period of violation. The foregoing administrative civil penalties shall be enforced in accordance with the provisions of §§ 467-211B and 467-212F of this Part.
      (2)   Unpaid charges, fines, and penalties shall, after 60 calendar days, be assessed a late charge of 10% APR. A lien against the user's property will be sought for unpaid charges, fines and penalties.
      (3)   Users desiring to dispute such fines must file a written request for the City to reconsider the fine along with full payment of the fine amount within 30 days of being notified of the fine. Where a request has merit, the City may convene a hearing on the matter. In the event the user's appeal is successful, the payment, together with any interest accruing thereto, shall be returned to the user. The City may add the costs of preparing administrative enforcement actions, such as notices and orders, to the fine.
      (4)   Issuance of an administrative fine shall not be a bar against, or a prerequisite for, taking any other action against the user.
   G.   Emergency suspensions.
      (1)   The City may immediately suspend a user's discharge, whenever such suspension is necessary to stop an actual or threatened discharge which reasonably appears to present or cause an imminent or substantial endangerment to the health or welfare of persons. The City may also immediately suspend a user's discharge, after notice and opportunity to respond, that threatens to interfere with the operation of the POTW, or which presents, or may present, an endangerment to the environment.
         (a)   Any user notified of a suspension of its discharge shall immediately stop or eliminate its contribution. In the event of a user's failure to immediately comply voluntarily with the suspension order, the City may take such steps as deemed necessary, including immediate severance of the sewer connection, to prevent or minimize damage to the POTW, its receiving stream, or endangerment to any individuals. The City may allow the user to recommence its discharge when the user has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the City that the period of endangerment has passed, unless the termination proceedings in Subsection H of this section are initiated against the user.
         (b)   A user that is responsible, in whole or in part, for any discharge presenting imminent endangerment shall submit a detailed written statement, describing the causes of the harmful contribution and the measures taken to prevent any future occurrence, to the City prior to the date of any show cause or termination hearing under Subsection C or H of this section.
      (2)   Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as  requiring a hearing prior to any emergency suspension under this section.
   H.   Termination of discharge.
      (1)   In addition to the provisions in § 467-205F of this Part, any user who violates the following conditions is subject to discharge termination:
         (a)   Violation of wastewater discharge permit conditions.
         (b)   Failure to accurately report the wastewater constituents and characteristics of its discharge.
         (c)   Failure  to  report  significant  changes  in  operations  or  wastewater  volume, constituents, and characteristics prior to discharge.
         (d)   Refusal of reasonable access to the user's premises for the purpose of inspection, monitoring or sampling.
         (e)   Violation of the pretreatment standards in § 467-202 of this Part.
      (2)   Such user will be notified of the proposed termination of its discharge and be offered an opportunity to show cause under Subsection C of this Part why the proposed action should not be taken. Exercise of this option by the City shall not be a bar to, or a prerequisite for, taking any other action against the user.