[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
This chapter sets forth the uniform requirements for the users of the publicly owned treatment works for the Township of Cranberry and enables the Township to comply with all applicable commonwealth and federal laws, including the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.) and the general pretreatment regulations (40 CFR 403). The objectives of this chapter are:
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the publicly owned treatment works that will interfere with its operation;
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the publicly owned treatment works that will pass through the publicly owned treatment works, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or otherwise be incompatible with the publicly owned treatment works;
To protect both publicly owned treatment works personnel who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public;
To promote the reuse and recycling of industrial wastewater and sludge from the publicly owned treatment works;
To provide for fees for the equitable distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance, and improvement of the publicly owned treatment works; and
To enable the Township to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements, and any other federal or commonwealth laws to which the publicly owned treatment works is subject.
This chapter shall apply to all users of the publicly owned treatment works. The chapter authorizes the issuance of wastewater discharge permits to certain users and regulates others through general requirements; provides for monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activities; establishes administrative review procedures; requires user reporting; and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.
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Except as otherwise provided herein, the Township Manager or his designees shall be responsible to administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
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The following abbreviations, when used in this chapter, shall have the designated meanings:
[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
Unless a provision explicitly states otherwise, the following terms and phrases, as used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings hereinafter designated.
- ACT or THE ACT
- The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the "Clean Water Act," as amended, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.
- A. A principal executive officer of at least the level of vice president if the user is a corporation;
- B. A general partner or proprietor if the user is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively; or
- C. A duly authorized representative of any individual designated in Subsection A or B, if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facilities from which the indirect discharge originates and has been designated in writing by the individual designated in Subsection A or B above.
- BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedures for five days at 20° C., usually expressed as a concentration in mg/l.
- The Board of Supervisors of the Township.
- CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARD or CATEGORICAL STANDARD
- Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA which apply to a specific category of users, and which appear in 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405 through 471.
- COOLING WATER
- The water discharged from any use, such as air conditioning, cooling or refrigeration, or water to which the only pollutant added is heat, and may include noncontact cooling water.
- The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
- DIRECT DISCHARGE
- Discharge of treated or untreated wastewater directly into the waters of commonwealth.
- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY or EPA
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency.
- EXISTING SOURCE
- Any discharge into the POTW, the operation of which commenced prior to the effective date of this chapter.
- FATS, OILS AND GREASE or FOG
- Those components of wastewater amenable to measurement by EPA method 1664A (polar material) and shall include fats, oil and grease and other components extracted from wastewater by this method.
- FOOD SERVICE FACILITY
- Any facility which prepares and/or packages food or beverages for sale or consumption, on or off site, with the exception of private residences. Food service facilities shall include, but are not limited to: food manufacturers, food packagers, restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, lounges, hospitals, hotels, nursing homes, churches, schools, and all other food service facilities not listed above.
- GRAB SAMPLE
- A sample which is taken from a waste stream without regard to the flow in the waste stream and over a period of time not to exceed 15 minutes.
- GREASE INTERCEPTOR
- A plumbing appurtenance or appliance that is installed in a sanitary drainage system to intercept nonpetroleum fats, oils, and greases (FOG) from a wastewater discharge.
- HOLDING TANK WASTE
- Any waste from holding tanks, such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks, and vacuum pump trucks.
- INDIRECT DISCHARGE
- The introduction of pollutants into the POTW from any nondomestic source regulated under Section 307(b), (c), or (d) of the Act.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- Shall have the meaning ascribed to it in the act of June 22, 1937 (P.L. 1987, No. 394), known as the "Clean Streams Law," and the regulations adopted thereunder, and shall include but not be limited to any solid, liquid, or gaseous substance or form of energy rejected or escaping in the course of any industrial, manufacturing, trade, or business process or in the course of the development, recovery, or processing of natural resources.
- A discharge, which, 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 Township's NPDES permit or 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 commonwealth 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 commonwealth regulations contained in a 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.
- MEDICAL WASTE
- Isolation waste, infectious agents, human blood and blood products, pathological wastes, sharps, body parts, contaminated bedding, surgical wastes, potentially contaminated laboratory wastes, and dialysis wastes.
- NEW SOURCE
- Any building, structure, facility, or installation from which there is or may be a discharge of pollutants, the construction of which commenced after the effective date of this chapter, provided that:
- A. The building, structure, facility, or installation is constructed at a site at which no other source is located; or
- B. The building, structure, facility, or installation totally replaces the process or production equipment that causes the discharge of pollutants at an existing source; or
- C. The production or wastewater-generating processes of the building, structure, facility, or installation are substantially independent of an existing source at the same site.
- NONCONTACT COOLING WATER
- Water used for cooling that does not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product, waste product, or finished product.
- NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM or NAICS
- A classification pursuant to the United States NAICS Manual issued by the United States Office of Management and Budget.
- NPDES PERMIT
- A permit issued to a POTW pursuant to Section 402 of the Act.
- OIL AND GRIT SEPARATOR
- A plumbing appurtenance or appliance that is installed in a sanitary drainage system to intercept petroleum based (non-polar) oils and greases, sand and grit from a wastewater discharge.
- A discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the commonwealth in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is the cause of a violation of any requirement of the Township's NPDES permit, including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation.
- Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint-stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity, or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns. This definition includes all federal, commonwealth, and local governmental entities.
- The logarithm (Base 10) of the reciprocal of the concentration of hydrogen ions expressed in grams-per-liter of solution.
- Dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, filter backwash, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, medical wastes, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt, municipal, agricultural and industrial wastes, and certain characteristics of wastewater (e.g., pH, temperature, TSS, turbidity, color, BOD, COD, toxicity, or odor).
- The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater prior to or in lieu of introducing such pollutants into the POTW. This reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical, or biological processes; by process changes; or by other means, except by diluting the concentration of the pollutants unless allowed by an applicable pretreatment standard.
- PRETREATMENT REQUIREMENTS
- Any substantive or procedural requirement related to pretreatment imposed on a user, other than a pretreatment standard.
- PRETREATMENT STANDARDS OR STANDARDS
- Any prohibited discharge standards, categorical standards, or local limits.
- PROHIBITED DISCHARGE STANDARDS or PROHIBITED DISCHARGES
- Absolute prohibitions against the discharge of certain substances; these prohibitions appear in § 19-201 of this chapter.
- PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS or POTW
- A "treatment works" as defined by Section 212 of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1292) which is owned by the Township. 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.
- Human excrement, and gray water (household showers, dishwashing operations, etc.).
- SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
- Any user subject to categorical pretreatment standards or a user that:
- A. Discharges an average of 25,000 gpd or more of process wastewater to the POTW;
- B. Contributes a process waste stream which makes up 5% or more of the average dry weather hydraulic or organic capacity of the treatment plant; or
- C. Is designated as such by the Township on the basis that it has a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW's operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or requirement due to processes employed or chemicals stored at the facility.
- SLUG LOAD or SLUG
- Any discharge at a flow rate or concentration which could cause a violation in the prohibited discharge standards in § 19-201.
- Any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation, and resulting from such precipitation, including snowmelt.
- SUSPENDED SOLIDS
- The total suspended matter that floats on the surface of, or is suspended in water, wastewater, or other liquid, and which is removable by laboratory filtering.
- The Township of Cranberry, County of Butler, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- TOXIC POLLUTANT
- Any pollutant or combination of pollutants listed as toxic in regulations promulgated by the EPA under the provisions of Section 307 of the Act.
- Any person who contributes, causes or permits the contribution of wastewater into the POTW.
- Liquid or water-carried industrial wastes and sewage from residential dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and institutions, whether treated or untreated, which are contributed to or permitted to enter the POTW.
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT or TREATMENT PLANT
- That portion of the POTW which is designed to provide treatment of municipal sewage and industrial waste.
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 691.1 et seq.