Borough of Rosslyn Farms, PA
Allegheny County
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For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings hereinafter designated:
INTERFERENCE
Any inhibition or disruption of the ALCOSAN facilities, its treatment processes or operations, its sludge processes, use or disposal, or of any sewer, pipe or other conveyance located in the Borough and transmitting substances into the ALCOSAN facilities, which is a cause of and significantly contributes to either a violation of any requirement of ALCOSAN'S National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit (hereinafter called "NPDES permit") including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation or to the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal by ALCOSAN in accordance with the following statutory provisions and rules, regulations or permits issued thereunder: Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P.S. § 750.1 et seq.), Pennsylvania Clean Streams Act (35 P.S. § 691.1 et seq.), Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act (35 P.S. § 6018.101 et seq.), Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.), the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.), including Title II, more commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and including all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania statutes and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations prepared pursuant to Subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.), County of Allegheny Health Code and the Pollution Control Standards of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. (All such statutory provisions, rules, regulations or permits are hereinafter collectively called "laws.") A user significantly contributes to such a permit violation or prevention or sludge use or disposal in accordance with the above-cited laws whenever such user:
A. 
Discharges daily pollutant loading in excess of that allowed by permit or by contract with ALCOSAN or by federal, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny, ALCOSAN or Borough laws, ordinances, rules or regulations.
B. 
Discharges wastewater which substantially differs in nature or constituents from the user's average discharge.
C. 
Knows or has reason to know that its discharge, alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources, would result in violation of ALCOSAN's NPDES permit or prevent sewage sludge use or disposal in accordance with the above cited laws as they apply to ALCOSAN's selected method of sludge.
PASS THROUGH
Any discharge of pollutant through the facilities of ALCOSAN into navigable waters or any stream in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in quantities or concentrations which are a cause of and significantly contribute to a violation of any requirement of ALCOSAN's NPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation). A user significantly contributes to such a permit violation where it:
A. 
Discharges a daily pollutant loading in excess of that allowed by permit or by contract with ALCOSAN or by federal, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny, ALCOSAN or Borough laws, ordinances, rules or regulations.
B. 
Discharges wastewater which substantially differs in nature or constituents from the user's average discharge.
C. 
Knows or has reason to know that its discharge, alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources, would result in a permit violation.
D. 
Knows or has reason to know that ALCOSAN is, for any reason, violating its final effluent limitations in its permit and that such user's discharge, either alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources, increases the magnitude or duration of ALCOSAN's violations.
No person, firm, association or corporation shall introduce or cause to be introduced, directly or indirectly, into the facilities of ALCOSAN or into any sewer, pipe or other conveyance located in the Borough and transmitting substances into the facilities of ALCOSAN, any toxic substance, pollutant or other wastewater which will:
A. 
Cause interference with the operation or performance of ALCOSAN's treatment plant or other facilities; or
B. 
Pass through ALCOSAN's treatment plant or other facilities.
No person, firm, association or corporation shall introduce, permit or cause to be introduced, directly or indirectly, into the facilities of ALCOSAN or into any sewer, pipe or other conveyance located in the Borough and transmitting substances into the facilities of ALCOSAN any of the following:
A. 
Any pollutant or wastewater which will interfere with or substantially adversely affect the operation or performance of the ALCOSAN treatment plant, or pass through said plant into navigable waters or streams of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in quantities or concentrations which are a cause of and significantly contribute to a violation of any requirement of the above cited laws or the ALCOSAN NPDES permit, or adversely affect the use or disposal of ALCOSAN sludge or other residues.
B. 
Any substance which will endanger the life, health or safety of the treatment plant, sewer maintenance and plant operations personnel or which would preclude safe entry into the sewer system or any portion of the treatment plant.
C. 
Any ignitable, reactive, explosive or corrosive waste.
D. 
All wastes that are defined or listed as hazardous under the regulations enacted by agencies of the federal government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
E. 
Any wastewater with a temperature great enough to inhibit biological activity in the ALCOSAN treatment plant.
F. 
Any waste which exceeds the naturally occurring background levels for either alpha, beta or gamma radiation and/or any wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration not in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.
G. 
Any solids or viscous substances capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of ALCOSAN's facilities or facilities discharging into the ALCOSAN's system.
H. 
Any noxious or malodorous liquids, gases or solids which either singly or by interaction with other wastes may create a public nuisance or adversely affect public health or safety.
I. 
Pathological wastes from a hospital or other medical establishment.
J. 
Garbage, whether ground or not, except properly shredded food waste garbage resulting from the proper use of a garbage grinder or disposer of a type approved by ALCOSAN and maintained in good operating condition.
K. 
Sludges or other materials from septic tanks or similar facilities or from sewage or industrial waste treatment plants or from water treatment plants, unless the discharge of such sludges and other materials is specifically approved by ALCOSAN.
L. 
Any substance which violates discharge regulations as established by authorized agencies of the federal government, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, Allegheny County or ALCOSAN.
No person, firm, association or corporation shall introduce or cause to be introduced, directly or indirectly, into the facilities of ALCOSAN or into any sewer, pipe or other conveyance located in the Borough and transmitting substances into the facilities of the Sanitary Authority, any toxic substance, pollutant or other wastewater in violation of national categorical or general pretreatment standards promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to § 307(b) and (c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act [33 U.S.C. § 111317(b) and (c)].
No person, firm, association or corporation shall take any action or do or cause to be done any thing in violation of any provision of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or of any regulation promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursuant thereto.
No person, firm, association or corporation shall take any action or do or cause to be done anything in violation of any rule or regulation of ALCOSAN or of laws, ordinances, rules or regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the County of Allegheny, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission or the Borough pertaining to sewage discharge, introduction or treatment.
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article is continued shall constitute a separate offense. In the case of firms or associations, the penalty may be imposed upon the partners or members thereof, and in the case of corporations, upon the officers thereof.