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(a) All dischargers shall submit periodic reports to the General Manager, and the General Manager may require any reports or information appropriate for the nature of any discharge, on a case-by-case basis. Specific reporting requirements shall be specified in the permit, or in compliance directives and orders. Failure to submit complete and accurate reports by the date specified in an order or permit is a violation of this Article.
(b) Dischargers holding Class I permits shall submit periodic reports of compliance on a quarterly basis ("Quarterly Reports"), as specified in the permit. These reports shall include a description of any violations of this Article, remedial measures undertaken by the discharger, process changes, treatment system alterations, and any other information required by the permit. Class I permittees subject to Categorical Pretreatment Standards shall include the information required by 40 CFR 403.12(e) (1990) in each Quarterly Report.
(c) Any new source discharger that must comply with Categorical Pretreatment Standards shall submit a Baseline Monitoring Report at least 90 days prior to commencement of any discharge. Any discharger that becomes subject to Categorical Pretreatment Standards due to promulgation of a new Standard, or pursuant to a certification under 40 CFR 403.6(a)(4) (1990), shall submit a Baseline Monitoring Report within 180 days of the effective compliance date. Every discharger subject to a Class I permit shall submit an amended Baseline Monitoring Report whenever the volume or characteristics of its discharge significantly changes, or when required by the General Manager.
(d) Dischargers subject to Class I permits shall submit a 90-day compliance report within 90 days of the compliance date of an applicable Categorical Pretreatment Standard, or, for new sources, within 90 days following commencement of the discharge.
(e) Dischargers subject to a compliance schedule for the construction or operation of pretreatment systems or devices required to meet Categorical Pretreatment Standards shall submit compliance schedule progress reports not later than 14 days after each major event date and the final compliance date. All other dischargers subject to compliance schedules shall submit compliance schedule reports as ordered by the General Manager. Each progress report shall state whether or not the discharger has complied with the increment of progress to be met on such date and, if not, the date on which it expects to comply with this increment of progress, the reason for delay, and any steps being taken to return to the established compliance schedule. The General Manager may require such additional information as necessary in any compliance schedule progress report, and may extend the date for submittal, provided that no more than nine months may elapse between any two progress reports.
(f) Every person signing any report required by Paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or (i) of this Section shall make the following certification:
I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.
(g) All reports must be signed by an authorized representative of the discharger. An authorized representative may be:
(1) A principal executive officer or official, if the discharger submitting the reports required by this Section is a corporation or public agency;
(2) A general partner or proprietor if the discharger submitting the report required by this Section is a partnership or sole proprietorship respectively;
(3) A duly authorized representative of the individual designated in Subparagraph (1) and (2) of this paragraph if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facility from which the discharge originates.
(h) Dischargers shall notify the General Manager prior to any substantial change in the volume or character of pollutants in any wastewater discharge and shall apply for and obtain an amended permit prior to commencement of such altered discharge.
(i) Dischargers shall immediately notify the General Manager of any discharge or threatened discharge of pollutants, including but not limited to oxygen-demanding pollutants, wastes or hazardous wastes as defined in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, or any other substances on the discharger's premises that: (i) could cause danger to the public; (ii) may cause interference in the sewerage system; or (iii) constitutes a violation of the requirements of this Article or a permit or order issued by the General Manager. A written report to the General Manager shall be submitted within five working days after the discharge commenced explaining the nature, volume and duration of the noncompliance or release and all remedial and preventive measures taken by the discharger. Such notification and report shall not relieve any discharger of liability for any expenses, including but not limited to, costs for countermeasures, loss or damage to the sewerage system, liability for fines imposed upon the City because of such occurrences, liability for any fines or damages because of such occurrences, or for any damages incurred by a third party.
(j) All dischargers that are required to monitor their discharges shall sample in accordance with the sampling planning, methodology and equipment, and the sample processing, documentation and custody procedures specified in Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods, SW-846, 3rd edition, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, November, 1986, and any amendments thereto. The analysis of samples shall be performed in accordance with the techniques prescribed in federal regulations at 40 CFR Part 136 (1990), and amendments thereto, which are incorporated by reference in this Article.
(k) Each municipality, sanitation district or local governmental entity located outside the boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco that, pursuant to contract or law, delivers wastewater to the City's sewerage system for treatment and disposal shall immediately notify the General Manager of its approval or the creation of a new source located within its jurisdiction. Each such governmental entity also shall notify each new source that its proposed discharge must comply with the provisions of this Article and other applicable laws.
(Added by Ord. 19-92, App. 1/23/92; amended by Ord. 116-97, App. 3/28/97)