In the case of any problem discharge including, but not limited to, accidental discharges, discharges of a non-routine, episodic nature, a non-customary batch discharge or a slug load that may cause potential problems for the POTW, including any violation of the prohibited discharge standards established under this chapter, the person discharging same shall notify the Director immediately by telephone in accordance with the following requirements and procedures.
   (A)   Information required. The notification to the Director required under this section shall include, at a minimum, the location of the discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume, if known, treatability of waste, toxic effects to humans, if any, and corrective actions taken by the person responsible for the discharge.
   (B)   Follow-up written report required. Within five days following the occurrence of the discharge, the person responsible for the discharge shall, unless waived by the Director in writing, submit a detailed written report describing the nature and causes of the discharge and the measures to be taken by the person to prevent similar future occurrences; provided, however, that, the notification shall not relieve the person of any loss, expense, damage or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the POTW or sanitary sewer, natural resources or any other damage to persons or property; nor shall the notification relieve the person of any fines, civil penalties or other liability imposed by this chapter or other applicable law.
   (C)   Consequences of failure to notify. Each failure to notify of a potential problem discharge hereunder shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter.
   (D)   Instruction of notice procedures. Each person discharging wastewater containing prohibited waste shall instruct all employees who either may suffer or cause a problem discharge to occur or be responsible for reporting same of the obligation and proper procedures for notification of a problem discharge hereunder and shall permanently post written notice of the procedures on a bulletin board or other prominent place.
(Ord. 970318A, passed 3-18-1997)