16.20.160   Waste and refuse--Removal and control.
   A.   No person shall permit or cause to be permitted the discharge of any chemicals, oil, or liquid hydrocarbons and other oil field waste or refuse, including wastewater and brine to be deposited, placed, or discharged in, into, or upon a public right-of-way, storm drain, sanitary drain or sewer, drainage canal or ditch, flood control channel or onto private property including any oil leasehold property. Notwithstanding the foregoing, treated wastewater and brine may be discharged if a permit is obtained for such discharge in accordance with provisions contained in Section 16.12.080 of this title.
   After any spill, leak, or malfunction, the responsible operator shall remove or cause to be cleaned and/or removed, to the satisfaction of the inspector, all oil and waste materials from any public or private property affected by such spill, leak, or malfunction.
   B.   No person shall permit or cause to be permitted any oil, waste oil, water, refuse, or waste materials to be on the surface of the ground, underground, or near any oil well, pump, boiler, storage tank, or building except within an approved location. Upon order of the oil services coordinator, the operator shall cause such materials to be cleaned and/or removed by an approved waste hauler or other approved means.
   C.   Open earth pits, sumps, skim ponds, or any other area where there is storage of oils or liquid hydrocarbons, brines, or other waste liquids open to the sky are prohibited and shall be removed, evacuated of all foreign or contaminated materials, and filled with compatible clean earth within one hundred eighty days of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title, except any clarifiers or concrete pits which were constructed with approved permits prior to the adoption of the ordinance codified in this title, provided that all such areas shall be protected by grates or screening pursuant to D.O.G. requirements.
   D.   Flammable waste gases or vapors shall not be discharged to the atmosphere or burned by open flame except by written approval of D.O.G. and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
   E.   Cement slurry or dry cement shall not be disposed of on the surface.
   F.   All oil operation sites shall at all times be kept free and clear of debris, weeds, brush, trash, or other waste or combustible material.
(Ord. 90-08-1074 § 4 (part))