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Notwithstanding other requirements of law, as soon as any operator, or person responsible for emergency response for a facility or operation, has information of any known or suspected release of materials that is causing or may result in illegal discharges or pollutant discharges into stormwater, the MS4, or waters of the United States. The operator or person with this information shall take all necessary steps to ensure the discovery, containment, and cleanup of such release. In the event of such a release of hazardous materials, the operator or person shall immediately notify emergency response agencies of the occurrence using the emergency dispatch services. In the event of release of non-hazardous materials, the operator or person shall notify the Engineering Department in person, by phone or by electronic communication no later than the next business day. Notification in person or by phone shall be confirmed in writing and the confirmation shall be mailed to the City within three (3) business days of the initial notification. If the discharge of prohibited materials emanates from a commercial or industrial establishment, the owner or operator of such establishment shall retain an on-site written record of the discharge and the action taken to prevent its recurrence. These records shall be retained for a minimum of three (3) years.
(Ord. O2005-15, passed 2-16-05; Ord. O2021-022, passed 8-4-21)