City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 1, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
This article sets forth uniform requirements for direct and indirect contributors into the wastewater collection and treatment system for the City and enables the City to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws required by the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR, Part 403).
(b) 
The objectives of this article are:
(1) 
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal wastewater system which will interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the resulting sludge;
(2) 
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal wastewater system which will pass through the system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with the system;
(3) 
To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewaters and sludges from the system; and
(4) 
To provide for equitable distribution of the cost of the municipal wastewater system.
(c) 
This article provides for the regulation of direct and indirect contributors to the municipal wastewater system through the issuance of permits to certain nondomestic users and through enforcement of general requirements for the other users, authorizes monitoring and enforcement activities, requires user reporting, assumes that existing customer's capacity will not be preempted, and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 1, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
This article shall apply to the City and to persons outside the City who are, by contract or agreement with the City, users of the City POTW.
(b) 
Except as otherwise provided herein, the Superintendent of the City POTW shall administer, implement and enforce the provisions of this article.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 1, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the following terms and phrases, as used in this article, shall have the 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.
APPROVAL AUTHORITY
The Director in an NPDES state with an approved State Pretreatment Program and the Administrator of the EPA in a non-NPDES state or NPDES state without an Approved State Pretreatment Program.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRIAL USER
A principal executive officer of at least the level of vice-president, if the industrial user is a corporation; a general partner or proprietor if the industrial user is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively; or a duly authorized representative of the individual designated above if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facilities from which the indirect discharge originates.
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure, five days at 20° C. expressed in terms of weight and concentration (milligrams per liter (mg/l)).
BUILDING SEWER
A sewer conveying wastewater from the premises of a user to the POTW.
CATEGORICAL STANDARDS
National Categorical Pretreatment Standards or Pretreatment Standard.
CITY
The City of Lebanon or the City Council of Lebanon.
CONTROL AUTHORITY
The "approval authority", defined in subsection (a)(2) hereof or the Superintendent if the City has an approved Pretreatment Program under the provisions of 40 CFR, 403.11.
COOLING WATER
The water discharged from any use such as air condition, cooling or refrigeration, or to which the only pollutant added is heat.
DIRECT DISCHARGE
The discharge of treated or untreated wastewater directly to the waters of the State.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or where appropriate the term may also be used as a designation for the Administrator or other duly authorized official of such agency.
GRAB SAMPLE
A sample which is taken from a waste stream on a one-time basis with no regard to the flow in the waste stream and without consideration of time.
HOLDING TANK WASTE
Any waste from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks, and vacuum-pump tank trucks.
INDIRECT DISCHARGE
The discharge or the introduction of nondomestic pollutants from any source regulated under Section 307(b) or (c) of the Act, (33 U.S.C. 1317), into the POTW (including holding tank waste discharged into the system).
INDUSTRIAL USER
A source of indirect discharge which does not constitute a "discharge of pollutants" under regulations issued pursuant to Section 402, of the Act. (33 U.S.C. 1342).
INTERFERENCE
The inhibition or disruption of the POTW treatment processes or operations, which contributes to a violation of any requirement of the City's NPDES Permit. The term includes prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal by the POTW in accordance with 405 of the Act, (33 U.S.C. 1345) or any criteria, guidelines, or regulations developed pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA), the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act or more stringent state criteria (including those contained in any State sludge management plan prepared pursuant to Title IV of SWDA) applicable to the method of disposal or use employed by the POTW.
NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARD OR PRETREATMENT STANDARD
Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA in accordance with Section 307(b) and (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1347) which applies to a specific category of Industrial Users.
NATIONAL POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM OR NPDES PERMIT
A permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1342).
NATIONAL PROHIBITIVE DISCHARGE STANDARD OR PROHIBITIVE DISCHARGE STANDARD
Any regulation developed under the Authority of 307(b) of the Act, and 40 CFR, Section 403.5.
NEW SOURCE
Any source, the construction of which is commenced after the publication of proposed regulations prescribing a Section 307(c) (33 U.S.C. 1317) Categorical Pretreatment Standard which will be applicable to such source, if such standard is thereafter promulgated within 120 days of proposal in the Federal Register. Where the standard is promulgated later than 120 days after proposal, a new source means any source, the construction of which is commenced after the date of promulgation of the standard.
PERSON
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. The masculine gender shall include the feminine, the singular shall include the plural where indicated by the context.
pH
The logarithm (base 10) of the reciprocal of the concentration of hydrogen ions expressed in grams per liter of solution.
POLLUTANT
Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal and agricultural waste discharged into water.
POLLUTION
The man-made or man-induced alteration of the chemical, physical, biological and radiological integrity of water.
POTW TREATMENT PLANT
That portion of the POTW designed to provide treatment to wastewater.
PRETREATMENT OR TREATMENT
The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into a POTW. The reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical or biological processes, or process changes by other means, except as prohibited by 40 CFR Section 403.6(d).
PRETREATMENT REQUIREMENTS
Any substantive or procedural requirement related to pretreatment, other than a National Pretreatment Standard imposed on an industrial user.
PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
A treatment works as defined by Section 212 of the Act, (33 U.S.C. 1292) which is owned in this instance by the City. This definition includes any sewers that convey wastewater to the POTW treatment plant, but does not include pipes, sewers or other conveyances not connected to a facility providing treatment. For the purposes of this article, "POTW" shall also include any sewers that convey wastewaters to the POTW from persons outside the City who are, by contract or agreement with the City, users of the City's POTW.
SHALL
Is mandatory; "May" is permissive.
SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
Any industrial user of the City's wastewater disposal system who has a discharge flow of 25,000 gallons or more per average work day, or has a flow greater than 5% of the flow in the City's wastewater treatment system, or has in his wastes toxic pollutants as defined pursuant to Section 307 of the Act of Pennsylvania Statutes and rules or is found by the City, State Control Agency, or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have significant impact, either singly or in combination with other contributing industries, on the wastewater treatment system, the quality of sludge, the system's effluent quality, or air emissions generated by the system.
STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)
A classification pursuant to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual issued by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, 1972.
STATE
The State of Pennsylvania.
STORM WATER
Any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation and resulting therefrom.
SUPERINTENDENT
The person designated by the City to supervise the operation of the publicly owned treatment works and who is charged with certain duties and responsibilities by this article, or his duly authorized representative.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
The total suspended matter that floats on the surface of, or is suspended in, water, wastewater or other liquids, and which is removable by laboratory filtering.
TOXIC POLLUTANT
Any pollutant or combination of pollutants listed as toxic in regulations promulgated by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the provisions of GWA 307(a) or other Acts.
USER
Any person who contributes, causes or permits the contribution of wastewater into the City's POTW.
WASTEWATER
The liquid and water-carried industrial or domestic wastes from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and institutions, which may be present together, whether treated or untreated, which is contributed into or permitted to enter the POTW.
WASTEWATER CONTRIBUTION PERMIT
As set forth in Section 931.14.
WATERS OF THE STATE
All streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, springs, reservoirs, aquifer, irrigation systems, drainage systems and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface or underground, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through, or border upon the State or any portion thereof.
(b) 
Abbreviations. The following abbreviations shall have the designated meanings.
BOD
Biochemical Oxygen Demand.
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations.
COD
Chemical Oxygen Demand.
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency.
l
Liter.
mg
Milligrams.
mg/l
Milligrams per liter.
NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
POTW
Publicly Owned Treatment Works.
SIC
Standard Industrial Classification.
SWDA
Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.
TSS
Total Suspended Solids.
USC
United States Code.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 2, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
No user shall contribute or cause to be contributed, directly or indirectly, any pollutant or wastewater which will interfere with the operation or performance of the POTW. These general prohibitions apply to all such users of a POTW whether or not the user is subject to National Categorical Pretreatment Standards or any other National, State or local pretreatment standards or requirements. A user may not contribute the following substances to any POTW:
(1) 
Any liquids, solids or gases which by reason of their nature or quantity are, or may be sufficient either alone or by interaction with other substances to cause fire or explosion to be injurious in any other way to the POTW or to the operation of the POTW. At no time, shall two successive readings on an explosion hazard meter, at the point of discharge into the system (or at any point in the system) be more than 5% nor any single reading over 10% of the lower explosive limit (LEL) of the meter. Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethers, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, peroxides, chlorates, perchlorates, bromates, carbides, hydrides and sulfides and any other substances which the City, the State or EPA has notified the user is a fire hazard or a hazard to the system.
(2) 
Solid or viscous substances which may cause obstruction to the flow in a sewer or other interference with the operation of the wastewater treatment facilities such as, but not limited to: grease, garbage with particles greater than one-half inch in any dimension, animal guts or tissues, paunch manure, bones, hair, hides or fleshings, entrails, whole blood, feathers, ashes, cinders, sand, spent lime, stone or marble dust, metal, glass, straw, shavings, grass clippings, rags, spent grains, spent hops, waste paper, wood, plastics, gas, tar, asphalt residues, residues from refining, or processing of fuel or lubricating oil, mud or glass grinding or polishing wastes.
(3) 
Any wastewater having a pH less than 6.0, unless the POTW is specifically designed to accommodate such wastewater, or wastewater having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and/or personnel of the POTW.
(4) 
Any wastewater containing toxic pollutants in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, to injure or interfere with any wastewater treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a toxic effect in the receiving waters of the POTW, or to exceed the limitation set forth in a Categorical Pretreatment Standard. A toxic pollutant shall include but not be limited to any pollutant identified pursuant to Section 307(a) of the Act.
(5) 
Any noxious or malodorous liquids, gases or solids which either singly or by interaction with other wastes are sufficient to create a public nuisance or hazard to life or are sufficient to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance and repair.
(6) 
Any substance which may cause the POTW's effluent or any other product of the POTW such as residues, sludges or scums, to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse or to interfere with the reclamation process. In no case, shall a substance discharged to the POTW cause the POTW to be in noncompliance with sludge use or disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations developed under Section 405 of the Act; any criteria, guidelines or regulations affecting sludge use or disposal developed pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, or State criteria applicable to the sludge management method being used.
(7) 
Any substance which will cause the POTW to violate its NPDES and/or State Disposal System Permit or the receiving water quality standards.
(8) 
Any wastewater with objectionable color not removed in the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions.
(9) 
Any wastewater having a temperature which will inhibit biological activity in the POTW treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater with a temperature at the introduction into the POTW which exceeds 40° C. (104° F.) unless the POTW treatment plant is designed to accommodate such temperature.
(10) 
Any pollutants, including oxygen demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.) released at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which a user knows or has reason to know will cause interference to the POTW. In no case shall a slug load have a flow rate or contain concentration or qualities of pollutants that exceed for any time period longer than 15 minutes more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration, quantities, or flow during normal operation.
(11) 
Any wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such halflife or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Superintendent in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.
(12) 
Any wastewater which causes a hazard to human life or creates a public nuisance.
(b) 
When the Superintendent determines that a user(s) is contributing to the POTW, any of the above enumerated substances in such amounts as to interfere with the operation of the POTW, the Superintendent shall: advise the user(s) of the impact of the contribution on the POTW; and develop effluent limitation(s) for such user to correct the interference with the POTW.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 2, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Preemption. Upon the promulgation of the Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards for a particular industrial subcategory, the Federal Standard, if more stringent than limitations imposed under this article for sources in that subcategory, shall immediately supersede the limitations imposed under this article. The Superintendent shall notify all affected users of the applicable reporting requirements under 40 CFR, Section 403.12.
(b) 
Modification. Where the City's wastewater treatment system achieves consistent removal of pollutants limited by Federal Pretreatment Standards, the City may apply to the approval authority for modification of specific limits in the Federal Pretreatment Standards. "Consistent removal" means reduction in the amount of a pollutant or alteration of the nature of the pollutant by the wastewater treatment system to a less toxic or harmless state in the effluent which is achieved by the system in 95% of the samples taken when measured according to the procedures set forth in Section 403.7(c)(2) of (Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 403) - "General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution" promulgated pursuant to the Act. The City may then modify pollutant discharge limits in the Federal Pretreatment Standards if the requirements contained in 40 CFR, Part 403, Section 403.7, are fulfilled and prior approval from the approval authority is obtained.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 2, passed 7-23-1984]
This section shall be developed when determined necessary by the Superintendent.
No person shall discharge wastewater containing in excess of:
_____ mg/l arsenic
_____ mg/l cadmium
_____ mg/l copper
_____ mg/l cyanide
_____ mg/l lead
_____ mg/l mercury
_____ mg/l nickel
_____ mg/l silver
_____ mg/l total chromium
_____ mg/l zinc
_____ mg/l total identifiable chlorinated hydrocarbons
_____ mg/l phenolic compounds which cannot be removed by the City's wastewater treatment processes.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 2, passed 7-23-1984]
State requirements and limitations on discharges shall apply in any case where they are more stringent than Federal requirements and limitations or those in this article.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 2, passed 7-23-1984]
The City reserves the right to establish by ordinance more stringent limitations or requirements on discharges to the wastewater disposal system if deemed necessary to comply with the objectives presented in Section 931.01.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 2, passed 7-23-1984]
No user shall ever increase the use of process water or, in any way, attempt to dilute a discharge as a partial or complete substitute for adequate treatment to achieve compliance with the limitations contained in the Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards, or in any other pollutant-specific limitation developed by the City or State. (Comment: Dilution may be an acceptable means of complying with some of the prohibitions set forth in Section 931.04, e.g. the pH prohibition.)
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 2, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Plans and procedures. Each user shall provide protection from accidental discharge of prohibited materials or other substances regulated by this article. Facilities to prevent accidental discharge of prohibited materials shall be provided and maintained at the owner or user's own cost and expense. Detailed plans showing facilities and operating procedures to provide this protection shall be submitted to the City for review, and shall be approved by the City before construction of the facility. All existing users shall complete such a plan by January 1, 1986. No user who commences contribution to the POTW after the effective date of this article shall be permitted to introduce pollutants into the system until accidental discharge procedures have been approved by the City. Review and approval of such plans and operating procedures shall not relieve the industrial user from the responsibility to modify the user's facility as necessary to meet the requirements of this article. In the case of an accidental discharge it is the responsibility of the user to immediately telephone and notify the POTW of the incident. The notification shall include location of discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume, and corrective actions.
(b) 
Written notice. Within five days following an accidental discharge, the user shall submit to the Superintendent a detailed written report describing the cause of the discharge and the measures to be taken by the user to prevent similar future occurrences. Such notification shall not relieve the user of any expense, loss, damage or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the POTW, fish kills, or any other damage to person or property; nor shall such notification relieve the user of any fines, civil penalties, or other liability which may be imposed by this article or other applicable law.
(c) 
Notice to employees. A notice shall be permanently posted on the user's bulletin board or other prominent place advising employees whom to call in the event of a dangerous discharge. Employers shall insure that all employees who may cause or suffer such a dangerous discharge to occur are advised of the emergency notification procedure.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 3, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Purpose. It is the purpose of this section to provide for the recovery of costs from users of the City's wastewater disposal system for the implementation of the program established herein. The applicable charges or fees shall be set forth in the City's schedule of charges and fees.
(b) 
Charges and fees. The following fees relate solely to the matters covered by this article and are separate from all other fees chargeable by the City.
The City may adopt charges and fees which may include:
(1) 
Fees for reimbursement of costs of setting up and operating the City's Pretreatment Program;
(2) 
Fees for monitoring, inspections and surveillance procedures;
(3) 
Fees for reviewing accidental discharge procedures and construction;
(4) 
Fees for permit applications;
(5) 
Fees for filing appeals;
(6) 
Fees for consistent removal (by the City) of pollutants otherwise subject to Federal Pretreatment Standards;
(7) 
Other fees as the City may deem necessary to carry out the requirements contained herein.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 4, passed 7-23-1984]
No person shall discharge without a City permit to any natural outlet within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of such City, and/or to the POTW any wastewater except as authorized by the Superintendent in accordance with the provisions of this article.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 10, passed 7-23-1984]
To the City of Lebanon:
The undersigned being the ________________________ of the property located at ____________________________
does hereby request a permit to ________________________________________ an industrial sewer connection serving ________________________, which company is engaged in __________________________________ at said location.
1.
A plan to the property showing accurately all sewers and drains now existing is attached hereunto as Exhibit "A".
2.
Plans and specifications covering any work proposed to be performed under this permit is attached hereunto as Exhibit "B".
3.
A complete schedule of all process waters and industrial wastes produced or expected to be produced at said property, including a description of the character of each waste, the daily volume and maximum rates of discharge, representative analyses, and compliance with any applicable pretreatment standard or requirements, is attached hereunto as Exhibit "C".
4.
The name and address of the person or firm who will perform the work covered by this permit is
.
In consideration of the granting of this permit the undersigned agrees:
1.
To furnish any additional information relating to the installation or use of the industrial sewer for which this permit is sought as may be requested by the City.
2.
To accept and abide by all provisions of Ordinance 22-1984, 85 of the City, and of all other pertinent ordinances or regulations that may be adopted in the future.
3.
To operate and maintain any waste pretreatment facilities, as may be required as a condition of the acceptance into the wastewater treatment system of the industrial wastes involved, in an efficient manner at all times, and at no expense to the City.
4.
To cooperate at all times with the City and his representatives in their inspecting, sampling, and study of the industrial wastes, and any facilities provided for pretreatment.
5.
To notify the City immediately in the event of any accident, or other occurrence that occasions contributor to the wastewater treatment system of any wastewater or substances prohibited or not covered by this permit.
Date:
Signed
$_______________ inspection fee paid
Application approved and permit granted:
Date:
Signed:
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 4, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Permit required. All significant users proposing to connect to or to contribute to the POTW shall obtain a Wastewater Discharge Permit before connecting to or contributing to the POTW. All existing significant users connected to or contributing to the POTW shall obtain a Wastewater Contribution Permit within 180 days after the effective date of this article.
(b) 
Permit application. Users required to obtain a Wastewater Contribution Permit shall complete and file with the City, an application in the form prescribed by the City, and accompanied by a fee of $10. Existing users shall apply for a Wastewater Contribution Permit within 30 days after the effective date of this article, and proposed users shall apply at least 90 days prior to connecting to or contributing to the POTW. In support of the application, the user shall submit, in units and terms appropriate for evaluation, the following information:
(1) 
Name, address and location, (if different from the address);
(2) 
SIC number according to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Bureau of the Budget, 1972, as amended;
(3) 
Wastewater constituents and characteristics including but not limited to those mentioned in Section 931.04 et seq. of this article as determined by a reliable analytical laboratory; sampling and analysis shall be performed in accordance with procedures established by the EPA pursuant to Section 304(g) of the Act and contained in 40 CFR, Part 136, as amended;
(4) 
Time and duration of contribution;
(5) 
Average daily and 30 minute peak wastewater flow rates, including daily, monthly and seasonal variations if any;
(6) 
Site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans and details to show all sewers, sewer connections, and appurtenances by the size, location and elevation;
(7) 
Description of activities, facilities and plant processes on the premises including all materials which are or could be discharged;
(8) 
Where known, the nature and concentration of any pollutants in the discharge which are limited by any City, State or Federal Pretreatment Standards, and a statement regarding whether or not the pretreatment standards are being met on a consistent basis and if not, whether additional operation and maintenance (O & M) and/or additional pretreatment is required for the user to meet applicable pretreatment standards;
(9) 
If additional pretreatment and/or O & M will be required to meet the pretreatment standards; the shortest schedule by which the user will provide such additional pretreatment. The completion date in this schedule shall not be later than the compliance date established for the applicable pretreatment standards: The following conditions shall apply to this schedule:
A. 
The schedule shall contain increments of progress in the form of dates for the commencement and completion of major events leading to the construction and operation of additional pretreatment required for the user to meet the applicable pretreatment standards (e.g., hiring an engineer, completing preliminary plans, completing final plans, executing contract for major components, commencing construction, completing construction, etc.).
B. 
No increment referred to in subsection (b)(9)A. hereof shall exceed nine months.
C. 
Not later than 14 days following each date in the schedule and the final date for compliance, the user shall submit a progress report to the Superintendent including, as a minimum, whether or not it complied with the increment of progress to be met on such date and, if not, the date on which it expects to comply with this increment of progress, the reason for delay, and the steps being taken by the user to return the construction to the schedule established. In no event shall more than nine months elapse between such progress reports to the Superintendent.
(10) 
Each product produced by type, amount, process or processes and rate of production;
(11) 
Type and amount of raw materials processed or processes and rate of production;
(12) 
Number and type of employees, and hours of operation of plant and proposed or actual hours of operation of pretreatment system;
(13) 
Any other information as may be deemed by the City to be necessary to evaluate the permit application.
The City will evaluate the data furnished by the user and may require additional information. After evaluation and acceptance of the data furnished, the City may issue a Wastewater Contribution Permit subject to terms and conditions provided herein.
(c) 
Permit modifications. Within nine months of the promulgation of a National Categorical Pretreatment Standard, the Wastewater Contribution Permit of users subject to such standards shall be revised to require compliance with such standard within the time frame prescribed by such standard. Where a user, subject to a National Categorical Pretreatment Standard, has not previously submitted an application for a Wastewater Contribution Permit as required by subsection (b) hereof, the user shall apply for a Wastewater Contribution Permit within 180 days after the promulgation of the Applicable National Categorical Pretreatment Standard. In addition, the user with an existing Wastewater Contribution Permit shall submit to the Superintendent within 180 days after the promulgation of an applicable Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard the information required by subsection (b)(8) and (9) hereof.
(d) 
Permit conditions. Wastewater discharge permits shall be expressly subject to all provisions of this article and all other applicable regulations, user charges and fees established by the City. Permits may contain the following:
(1) 
The unit charge or schedule of user charges and fees for the wastewater to be discharged to a community sewer;
(2) 
Limits on the average and maximum wastewater constituents and characteristics;
(3) 
Limits on average and maximum rate and time of discharge or requirements for flow regulations and equalization.
(4) 
Requirements for installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities;
(5) 
Specifications for monitoring programs which may include sampling locations, frequency of sampling, number, types and standards for tests and reporting schedule;
(6) 
Compliance schedules;
(7) 
Requirements for submission of technical reports or discharge reports (see Section 931.15);
(8) 
Requirements for maintaining and retaining plant records relating to wastewater discharge as specified by the City, and affording City access thereto;
(9) 
Requirements for notification of the City or any new introduction of wastewater constituents or any substantial change in the volume or character of the wastewater constituents being introduced into the wastewater treatment system;
(10) 
Requirements for notification of slug discharges as per Section 931.20(c);
(11) 
Other conditions as deemed appropriate by the City to ensure compliance with this article.
(e) 
Permits duration. Permits shall be issued for a specified time period, not to exceed two years. A permit may be issued for a period less than a year or may be stated to expire on a specific date. The user shall apply for permit reissuance a minimum of 180 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing permit. The terms and conditions of the permit may be subject to modification by the City during the term of the permit as limitations or requirements as identified in Section 2 are modified or other just cause exists. The user shall be informed of any proposed changes in his permit at least 30 days prior to the effective date of change. Any changes or new conditions in the permit shall include a reasonable time schedule for compliance.
(f) 
Permit transfer. Wastewater discharge permits are issued to a specific user for a specific operation. A wastewater discharge permit shall not be reassigned or transferred or sold to a new owner, new user, different premises, or a new or changed operation without the approval of the City. Any succeeding owner or user shall also comply with the terms and conditions of the existing permit.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 4, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Compliance date report. Within 90 days following the date for final compliance with applicable Pretreatment Standards or, in the case of a new source, following commencement of the introduction of wastewater into the POTW, any user subject to pretreatment standards and requirements shall submit to the Superintendent a report indicating the nature and concentration of all pollutants in the discharge from the regulated process which are limited by pretreatment standards and requirements and the average and maximum daily flow for these process units in the user facility which are limited by such pretreatment standards or requirements. The report shall state whether the applicable pretreatment standards or requirements are being met on a consistent basis and, if not, what additional O & M and/or pretreatment is necessary to bring the user into compliance with the applicable pretreatment standards or requirements. This statement shall be signed by an authorized representative of the industrial user, and certified to by a qualified professional.
(b) 
Periodic compliance reports.
(1) 
Any user subject to a pretreatment standard, after the compliance date of such pretreatment standard, or, in the case of a new source, after commencement of the discharge into the POTW, shall submit to the Superintendent during the months of June and December, unless required more frequently in the pretreatment standard or by the Superintendent, a report indicating the nature and concentration, of pollutants in the effluent which are limited by such pretreatment standards. In addition, this report shall include a record of all daily flows which during the reporting period exceeded the average daily flow reported herein. At the discretion of the Superintendent and in consideration of such factors as local high or low flow rates, holidays, budget cycles, etc., the Superintendent may agree to alter the months during which the above reports are to be submitted.
(2) 
The Superintendent may impose mass limitations on users which are using dilution to meet applicable pretreatment standards or requirements, or in other cases where the imposition of mass limitations are appropriate. In such cases, the report required by subsection (b)(1) hereof shall indicate the mass of pollutants regulated by Pretreatment Standards in the effluent of the user. These reports shall contain the results of sampling and analysis of the discharge, including the flow and the nature and concentration, or production and mass where requested by the Superintendent, of pollutants contained therein which are limited by the applicable pretreatment standards. The frequency of monitoring shall be prescribed in the applicable pretreatment standard. All analysis shall be performed in accordance with procedures established by the Administrator pursuant to Section 304(g) of the Act and contained in 40 CFR, Part 136 and amendments thereto or with any other test procedures approved by the Administrator. Sampling shall be performed in accordance with the techniques approved by the Administrator. (Comment: Where 40 CFR, Part 136 does not include a sampling or analytical technique for the pollutant in question sampling and analysis shall be performed in accordance with the procedures set forth in the EPA publication, Sampling and Analysis Procedures for Screening of Industrial Effluents for Priority Pollutants, April, 1977, and amendments thereto, or with any other sampling and analytical procedures approved by the Administrator.)
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 4, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
The City shall require to be provided and operated at the user's own expense, monitoring facilities to allow inspection, sampling and flow measurement of the building sewer and/or internal drainage systems. The monitoring facility should normally be situated on the user's premises, but the City may, when such a location would be impractical or cause undue hardship on the user, allow the facility to be constructed in the public street or sidewalk area and located so that it will not be obstructed by landscaping or parked vehicles.
(b) 
There shall be ample room in or near such sampling manhole or facility to allow accurate sampling and preparation of samples for analysis. The facility, sampling and measuring equipment shall be maintained at all times in a safe and proper operating condition at the expense of the user.
(c) 
Whether constructed on public or private property, the sampling and monitoring facilities shall be provided in accordance with the City's requirements and all applicable local construction standards and specifications. Construction shall be completed within 90 days following written notification by the City.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 4, passed 7-23-1984]
The City shall inspect the facilities of any user to ascertain whether the purpose of this article is being met and all requirements are being complied with. Persons or occupants of premises where wastewater is created or discharged shall allow the City or their representative ready access at all reasonable times to all parts of the premises for the purposes of inspection, sampling, records examination or in the performance of any of their duties. The City, approval authority and (where the NPDES State is the approval authority) EPA shall have the right to set up on the user's property such devices as are necessary to conduct sampling, inspection, compliance monitoring and/or metering operations. Where a user has security measures in force which would require proper identification and clearance before entry into their premises, the user shall make necessary arrangements with their security guards so that upon presentation of suitable identification, personnel from the City, approval authority and EPA will be permitted to enter, without delay, for the purposes of performing their specific responsibilities.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 4, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Users shall provide necessary wastewater treatment as required to comply with this article and shall achieve compliance with all Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards within the time limitations as specified by the Federal Pretreatment Regulations. Any facilities required to pretreat wastewater to a level acceptable to the City shall be provided, operated and maintained at the user's expense. Detailed plans showing the pretreatment facilities and operating procedures shall be submitted to the City for review, and shall be acceptable to the City before construction of the facility. The review of such plans and operating procedures will in no way relieve the user from the responsibility of modifying the facility as necessary to produce an effluent acceptable to the City under the provisions of this article. Any subsequent changes in the pretreatment facilities or method of operation shall be reported to and be acceptable to the City prior to the user's initiation of the changes.
(b) 
The City shall annually publish in the daily newspaper a list of the users which were not in compliance with any pretreatment requirements or standards at least once during the 12 previous months. The notification shall also summarize any enforcement actions taken against the user(s) during the same 12 months.
(c) 
All records relating to compliance with Pretreatment Standards shall be made available to officials of the EPA or approval authority upon request.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 4, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Information and data on a user obtained from reports, questionnaires, permit applications, permits and monitoring programs and from inspections shall be available to the public or other governmental agency without restriction unless the user specifically requests and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the City that the release of such information would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets of the user.
(b) 
When requested by the person furnishing a report, the portions of a report which might disclose trade secrets or secret processes shall not be made available for inspection by the public but shall be made available upon written request to governmental agencies for uses related to this article, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, State Disposal System permit and/or the Pretreatment Programs; provided, however, that such portions of a report shall be available for use by the State or any State agency in judicial review or enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the report. Wastewater constituents and characteristics will not be recognized as confidential information.
(c) 
Information accepted by the City as confidential, shall not be transmitted to any governmental agency or to the general public by the City until and unless a ten-day notification is given to the user.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 5, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Permit suspension.
(1) 
The City may suspend the wastewater treatment service and/or a Wastewater Contribution Permit when such suspension is necessary, in the opinion of the City, in order to stop an actual or threatened discharge which presents or may present an imminent or substantial endangerment to the health or welfare of persons, to the environment, causes interference to the POTW or causes the City to violate any condition of its NPDES Permit.
(2) 
Any person notified of a suspension of the wastewater treatment service and/or the Wastewater Contribution Permit shall immediately stop or eliminate the contribution. In the event of a failure of the person to comply voluntarily with the suspension order, the City shall take such steps as deemed necessary including immediate severance of the sewer connection, to prevent or minimize damage to the POTW system or endangerment to any individuals. The City shall reinstate the Wastewater Contribution Permit and/or the wastewater treatment service upon proof of the elimination of the noncomplying discharge. A detailed written statement submitted by the user describing the causes of the harmful contribution and the measures taken to prevent any future occurrence shall be submitted to the City within 15 days of the date of occurrence.
(b) 
Permit revocation. Any user who violates the following conditions of this article or applicable State and Federal regulations, is subject to having his permit revoked in accordance with the procedures of this section:
(1) 
Failure of a user to factually report the wastewater constituents and characteristics of his discharge;
(2) 
Failure of the user to report significant changes in operations, or wastewater constituents and characteristics;
(3) 
Refusal of reasonable access to the user's premises for the purpose of inspection or monitoring; or
(4) 
Violation of conditions of the permit.
(c) 
Violation notice. Whenever the City finds that any user has violated or is violating this article, wastewater contribution permit, or any prohibition, limitation or requirements contained herein, the City may serve upon such person a written notice stating the nature of the violation. Within 30 days of the date of the notice, a plan for the satisfactory correction thereof shall be submitted to the City by the user.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 5, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
The City may order any user who causes or allows an unauthorized discharge to enter the POTW to show cause before Council why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. A notice shall be served on the user specifying the time and place of a hearing to be held by Council regarding the violation, the reasons why the action is to be taken, the proposed enforcement action, and directing the user to show cause before Council why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. The notice of the hearing shall be served personally or by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested) at least 10 days before the hearing. Service may be made on any agent or officer of a corporation.
(b) 
Council may itself conduct the hearing and take the evidence, or may designate any of its members or any officer or employee of the assigned department to:
(1) 
Issue in the name of Council notices of hearings requesting the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence relevant to any matter involved in such hearings;
(2) 
Take the evidence;
(3) 
Transmit a report of the evidence and hearing, including transcripts and other evidence, together with recommendations to Council for action thereon.
(c) 
At any hearing held pursuant to this article, testimony taken must be under oath and recorded stenographically. The transcript, so recorded, will be made available to any member of the public or any party to the hearing upon payment of the usual charges thereof.
(d) 
After Council has reviewed the evidence, it may issue an order to the user responsible for the discharge directing that, following a specified time period, the sewer service be discontinued unless adequate treatment facilities, devices or other related appurtenances are properly operated. Further orders and directives as are necessary and appropriate may be issued.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 5, passed 7-23-1984]
If any person discharges sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes into the City's wastewater disposal system contrary to the provisions of this article, Federal or State Pretreatment Requirements, or any order of the City, the City Attorney may commence an action for appropriate legal and/or equitable relief in the Circuit Court of this County.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 6, passed 7-23-1984]
If any provision, paragraph, word or section of this article is invalidated by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions, paragraphs, words, sections and articles shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 6, passed 7-23-1984]
All other articles and parts of other articles inconsistent or conflicting with any part of this article are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.
[Ord. 22-1984, 85 § 6, passed 7-23-1984]
(a) 
Civil penalties. Any user who is found to have violated an order of Council or who willfully or negligently failed to comply with any provision of this article, and the orders, rules, regulations and permits issued hereunder, shall be fined not less than $100 (optional) nor more than $1,000 (optional) for each offense. Each day on which a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense. In addition to the penalties provided herein, the City may recover reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, court reporters' fees and other expenses of litigation by appropriate suit at law against the person found to have violated this article or the orders, rules, regulations and permits issued hereunder.
(b) 
Falsifying information. Any person who knowingly makes any false statements, representation or certification in any application, record, report, plan or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to this article, or Wastewater Contribution Permit, or who falsifies, tampers with, or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under this article, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both.