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Any person who commences the discharge of hazardous waste shall notify the Director, the Director of the EPA Regional Waste Management Division, and state hazardous waste authorities having jurisdiction in writing of any discharge into the POTW of a substance which, if otherwise disposed of, would be a hazardous waste under 40 C.F.R. part 261 in accordance with the following standards and procedures.
(A) Required information. The notification required hereunder shall include the name of the hazardous waste as set forth in 40 C.F.R. part 261, the EPA hazardous waste number and the type of discharge (continuous, batch or more). If the person discharges more than 100 kilograms of waste per calendar month to the POTW, the notification shall also contain the following information to the extent the information is known and readily available to the person:
(1) An identification of the hazardous constituents contained in the wastes;
(2) An estimation of the mass and concentration of the constituents in the wastestream discharge during that calendar month;
(3) An estimation of the mass of constituents in the wastestream expected to be discharged during that calendar month; and
(4) An estimation of the mass of constituents in the wastestream expected to be discharged during the following 12 months.
(B) Deadline for notifications. All notifications required under this section shall be made no later
than 180 days after the discharge commences; provided, however, that, any notification under this section need be made only once for each hazardous waste discharged.
(C) Pollutants previously reported. The notification requirement in this section does not apply to
pollutants already reported under the self-monitoring requirements set forth in this chapter.
(D) Quantitative exemption. Dischargers are exempt from the reporting requirements of this section during a calendar month in which they discharge no more than 15 kilograms of hazardous wastes unless the wastes are acute hazardous wastes as specified in 40 C.F.R. §§ 261.30(d) and 261.33(e). Discharges of more than 15 kilograms of non-acute hazardous wastes in a calendar month or any quantity of acute hazardous wastes as specified in 40 C.F.R. §§ 261.30(d) and 261.33(e) requires a one-time notification satisfying the information requirements set forth above. Subsequent months during which the person discharges more than the quantities of any hazardous wastes do not require additional notification.
(E) New or additional hazardous wastes. In the case of any new regulations under § 3001 of RCRA identifying additional characteristics of hazardous waste or listing any additional substance as a hazardous waste, the person must notify the POTW, EPA Regional Waste Management Waste Division Director and state hazardous waste authorities of the discharge of any substance within 90 days of the effective date of the regulations.
(F) Volume reduction plan. In the case of any notification made under this section, the person shall certify that he or she has a program in place to reduce the volume and toxicity of hazardous wastes generated.
(Ord. 970318A, passed 3-18-1997) Penalty, see § 51.999