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(A) The Control Authority may immediately suspend a user's discharge, after informal notice to the user, whenever such suspension is necessary to stop an actual or threatened discharge which reasonably appears to present or cause an imminent or substantial endangerment to the health or welfare of persons. The Control Authority may also immediately suspend a user's discharge, that threatens to interfere with the operation of the POTW, or will present or may present an endangering to the environment.
(1) Any user notified of a suspension of its discharge shall immediately stop or eliminate its discharge. In the event of a user's failure to immediately comply voluntarily with the suspension order, the Control Authority shall take such steps as deemed necessary, including immediate severance of the sewer connection or water service, to prevent or minimize damage to the POTW, its receiving stream, or endangerment to any individuals. The Control Authority may allow the user to recommence its discharge when the user has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Control Authority that the period of endangerment has passed unless time endangerment proceedings of this chapter are initiated against the user.
(2) If necessary, severance of the sewer connection or water service may occur without notice.
(3) A user that is responsible, in whole or in part, for any declared presenting imminent endangerment shall submit a detailed written statement, describing the causes of the harmful contribution and the measures taken to prevent any future occurrence, to the Control Authority within ten business days.
(B) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as requiring a hearing prior to any emergency suspension under this section.
(Ord. 2005-8-226, passed 8-2-05)