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Wastewater contribution permits shall be subject to all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable regulations, user charges, and fees established by the city. Each discharge permit will indicate a specific date upon which it will expire. Permits must contain the following items noted in divisions (A) through (J) of this section.
(A) A statement that indicates the wastewater discharge permit issuance date, expiration date and effective date.
(B) A statement that the wastewater discharge permit is nontransferable without prior notification to the POTW and provisions for furnishing the new owner or operator with a copy of the existing wastewater discharge permit.
(C) Effluent limits, including best management practices, based on applicable pretreatment standards.
(D) Self-monitoring, sampling, reporting, notification, and record-keeping requirements and affording the city access thereto. These requirements shall include an identification of pollutants or best management practices to be monitored, sampling location, sampling frequency, and sample type based on federal, state, and local law.
(E) The process for seeking a waiver from monitoring for a pollutant neither present nor expected to be present in the discharge.
(F) A statement of applicable civil and criminal penalties for violation of pretreatment standards and requirements, and any applicable compliance schedule. Such schedule may not extend the time for compliance beyond that required by applicable federal, state, or local law.
(G) Requirements to control slug load discharge, if determined by the POTW to be necessary.
(H) Requirements for notification of slug load discharge.
(I) Requirements for notifying the city of any new waste streams or any substantial change in the volume or character of the wastewater being discharged.
(J) Any grant of the monitoring waiver by the POTW must be included as a condition in the user's permit.
(K) Optional permit contents. Wastewater discharge permits may contain, but not limited to, the following conditions:
(1) Limits on specific pollutants;
(2) Limits on the average and minimum rate and time of discharge;
(3) Requirements for flow regulations and equalization;
(4) Requirements for installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities and equipment, including flow measurement devices;
(5) Compliance schedules;
(6) Other conditions as deemed appropriate by the city to ensure compliance with this chapter.
(L) Slug discharge control plan. The POTW shall evaluate the need for a plan, device or structure to control a potential sludge discharge at least once during the term of each significant industrial user's control mechanism. New significant industrial users shall be evaluated within 1 year of being identified as a significant user. If the POTW decides that a slug control plan is needed, the plan shall contain, at a minimum, the following elements:
(1) Description of discharge practices, including no-routine batch discharges;
(2) Description of stored chemicals;
(3) Procedures for immediately notifying the POTW of slug discharges, including any discharges that would violate a prohibition under paragraph (B) of rule 375-3-04 of the Ohio Administrative Code, with procedures for follow-up written notification within 5 days;
(4) If necessary, procedures to prevent adverse impact from accidental spills, including inspection and maintenance of storage areas, handling and transfer of materials, loading and unloading operations, control of wastewater discharge, worker training, building of containment structures or equipment, measures for containing toxic organic pollutants (including solvents), or measures and equipment for emergency response.
(M) General control mechanisms.
(1) General control mechanisms can be issued for groups of users, including both significant and non-significant industrial users, that:
(a) Have the same or substantially similar types of operations;
(b) Discharge the same types of wastes;
(c) Require the same effluent limitations; and
(d) Require the same or similar monitoring.
(2) General control mechanisms are not available to industrial users that are:
(a) Subject to production-based categorical pretreatment standards;
(b) Categorical pretreatment standards expressed as mass of pollutant discharged per day; or
(c) Industrial users whose limits are based on the combined waste stream formula or net/gross calculations.
(3) To be covered by a general control mechanism, the significant industrial user is required to file a written request to the POTW for coverage that identifies:
(a) Its contact information;
(b) Its production processes;
(c) The types of wastes generated;
(d) The location for monitoring all wastes to be covered by the control mechanism;
(e) Any requests for a monitoring waiver for any pollutants not present; and
(f) Any other information the POTW deems appropriate.
(4) The POTW shall retain a copy of the general control mechanism, documentation to support the POTW's determination that a specific significant industrial user meets the criteria listed above and a copy of the user's written request for coverage for three years after the expiration of the control mechanism.
(1974 Code, § 54.39) (Ord. 29-84, passed 9-4-1984; Am. Ord. 26-87, passed 7-6-1987; Am. Ord. 46-90, passed 9-17-1990; Am. Ord. 9-91, passed 3-4-1991; Am. Ord. 14-09, passed 6-1-2009)