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(a) "Act" or "the Act." The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. Section 1251 et seq.
(b) "Authorized or Duly Authorized Representative of the User".
(1) If the User is a corporation:
(A) The president, secretary, treasurer, or a vice-president of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any other person who performs similar policy or decision-making functions for the corporation; or
(B) The manager of one or more manufacturing, production, or operating facilities, provided the manager is authorized to make management decisions that govern the operation of the regulated facility including having the explicit or implicit duty of making major capital investment recommendations, and initiate and direct other comprehensive measures to assure long-term environmental compliance with environmental laws and regulations; can ensure that the necessary systems are established or actions taken to gather complete and accurate information for individual wastewater discharge permit requirements; and where authority to sign documents has been assigned or delegated to the manager in accordance with corporate procedures.
(2) If the User is a partnership or sole proprietorship: a general partner or proprietor, respectively.
(3) If the User is a Federal, State, or local governmental facility: a director or highest official appointed or designated to oversee the operation and performance of the activities of the government facility, or their designee.
(4) The individuals described in paragraphs 1 through 3, above, may designate a Duly Authorized Representative if the authorization is in writing, the authorization specifies the individual or position responsible for the overall operation of the facility from which the discharge originates or having overall responsibility for environmental matters for the company, and the written authorization is submitted to [the City].
(c) "Categorical Pretreatment Standard or Categorical Standard". Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by EPA in accordance with Sections 307(b) and (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. Section 1317) that apply to a specific category of Users and that appear in 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405-471.
(d) "Compliance determination" means the sampling and analysis conducted on specific industrial wastes to ascertain compliance with this article.
(e) "Compliance schedule" means the time period allowed by the City in which an industry shall comply with permit conditions or discharge requirements.
(f) "Composite samples" means a combination of individual samples of wastewater taken at hourly or selected intervals, to minimize the variability of the individual sample.
(g) "Demand monitoring" means any flow measurement, sampling and analyses required as a result of accidental, toxic or shock loads on the wastewater system.
(h) "Director" means the Public Works Director, City of Thousand Oaks, for purposes of this article.
(i) "Domestic wastewater" means the liquid or water-borne wastes derived from or equivalent to that of ordinary residential living processes. These wastes may be disposed of without special treatment into the service lateral.
(j) "Grab sample" means a single sample of wastewater taken irrespective of set time or flow.
(k) "Indirect Discharge or Discharge". The introduction of pollutants into the POTW, as defined below, from any nondomestic source.
(l) "Industrial discharger" or "industrial user" means any person or entity discharging more than ten thousand (10,000) gallons per day of industrial wastes or those subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act, no matter what the volume.
(m) "Industrial wastes" means all wastewater of a community excluding domestic and pollutant free wastewater and shall include all such wastewater from any producing, manufacturing, processing, institutional, commercial, agricultural, or other operation which contains characteristics unlike that of domestic wastewater.
(n) "Interceptor or trap" means a gravity separation device or receptacle of 750 gallons or greater capacity which is designed, constructed and operated for the purpose of retaining sand, silt, grit, oil and grease while permitting the wastewater to be discharged to the public wastewater system. Any interceptor or trap shall have a minimum capacity of 750 gallons, unless approved in writing by the Public Works Director.
(o) "Interference". A discharge that, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, inhibits or disrupts the POTW, its treatment processes or operations or its sludge processes, use or disposal; and therefore, is a cause of a violation of the City's HCTP-NPDES permit or of the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with any of the following statutory/regulatory provisions or permits issued thereunder, or any more stringent State or local regulations: Section 405 of the Act; the Solid Waste Disposal Act, including Title II commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); any State regulations contained in any State sludge management plan prepared pursuant to Subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act; the Clean Air Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act.
(p) "Mass emission rate" means the weight of material discharged to the wastewater system during a given time interval. Unless otherwise specified, the mass emission rate shall mean pounds per day of a particular constituent or combination of constituents.
(q) "Mg/l" means milligrams per liter.
(r) "New source" means any building, structure, facility or installation form which there is or may be a discharge of pollutants, the construction of which commenced after the publication of proposed pretreatment standards which will be applicable to the source; provided, that the building, structure, facility or installation is constructed at a site at which no other source is located, or totally replaces the process or production equipment that causes the discharge of pollutants at an existing source, or is substantially independent of an existing source at the same site.
(s) "Pass Through". A discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the City's HCTP-NPDES permit, including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation.
(t) "Pretreatment" means the reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into the wastewater system.
(u) "Pretreatment standard" means any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with the Clean Water Act, which applies to industrial users. These include "categorical standards" which establish specific concentration limits for certain pollutants and total prohibitions of other pollutants as specified in applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(v) "Pretreatment requirement" means any substantive or procedural requirement related to pretreatment, other than a pretreatment standard, imposed on an industrial user.
(w) "Publicly Owned Treatment Works or POTW". A treatment works, as defined by Section 212 of the Act (33 U.S.C. Section 1292), which is owned by the City. This definition includes any devices or systems used in the collection, storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature and any conveyances, which convey wastewater to a treatment plant.
(x) "Sampling and evaluation program" means the determination of applicable pollutant concentrations or mass emissions in an industrial waste stream, or other conditions specified in the discharger's permit over a period of not more than ten (10) normal consecutive working days.
(y) "Sampling well" means an approved opening to a building service lateral for the purpose of sampling and flow measurement.
(z) "Standard Industrial Classification (S.I.C.)" means a system of classifying industries as identified in the S.I.C. Manual, 1972, Office of Management and Budget and as may be subsequently amended.
(aa) "User" means any person who discharges or causes a discharge of wastewater directly or indirectly to the service lateral or public wastewater line.
(bb) "Wastewater system" refers to the public system owned and operated by the City of Thousand Oaks.
(Ord. 1515-NS, eff. June 5, 2009)