City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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§ 208-33 General sewer use requirements.

A. 
Prohibited discharge standards.
(1) 
General prohibitions. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes pass through or interference. These general prohibitions apply to all users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical pretreatment standards or any other national, state or local pretreatment standards or requirements.
(2) 
Specific prohibitions.
(a) 
No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW the following pollutants, substances or wastewater:
[1] 
Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the POTW, including, but not limited to, wastestreams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less than 140° F. (60° C) using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
[2] 
Wastewater having a pH less than 6.0 or more than 9.0, or otherwise causing corrosive structural damage to the POTW or equipment;
[3] 
Any hazardous waste or waste that is regulated under Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.
[4] 
Solid or viscous substances in amounts which will cause obstruction of the flow in the POTW resulting in interference, but in no case solids greater than 4.0 inches or 1.2 centimeters in any dimension;
[5] 
Pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.) released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration, which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with the POTW;
[6] 
Wastewater having a temperature greater than 104° F. (40° C.) or which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 104° F. (40° C.);
[7] 
Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through;
[8] 
Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors or fumes within the POTW in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems;
[9] 
Trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the Superintendent in accordance with § 208-34D of this chapter.
[10] 
Noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids or other wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, is sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life or to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance or repair;
[11] 
Wastewater which imparts color which cannot be removed by the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions, which consequently imparts color to the treatment plant's effluent, thereby violating the City's NPDES permit:
[12] 
Wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes except in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations;
[13] 
Stormwater, surface water, groundwater, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water and unpolluted wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent;
[14] 
Sludges, screenings or other residues from the pretreatment of industrial wastes;
[15] 
Medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the Superintendent in a wastewater discharge permit;
[16] 
Wastewater causing, alone or in conjunction with other sources, the treatment plant's effluent to fail a toxicity test;
[17] 
Detergents, surface-active agents or other substances which may cause excessive foaming in the POTW;
[18] 
Fats, oils or greases of animal or vegetable origin in concentrations greater than 100 mg/l;
[19] 
Wastewater causing two readings on an explosion hazard meter at the point of discharge into the POTW, or at any point in the POTW, of more than 10% or any single reading over 1% of the lower explosive limit of the meter.
(b) 
Pollutants, substances or wastewater prohibited by this section shall not be processed or stored in such a manner that they could be discharged to the POTW.
B. 
National categorical pretreatment standards. The categorical pretreatment standards found at 40 CFR Chapter 1, Subchapter N, Parts 405-471 are hereby incorporated.
(1) 
Where a categorical pretreatment standard is expressed only in terms of the mass of a pollutant per unit of product in wastewater, the Superintendent may impose equivalent concentration or mass limits in accordance with 40 CFR 403.6C.
(2) 
When wastewater subject to a categorical pretreatment standard, is mixed prior to treatment with wastewater not regulated by the same standard, the Superintendent shall impose an alternate limit using the combined wastewater formula in 40 CFR 403.6C.
(3) 
A user may obtain a variance from a categorical pretreatment standard if the user can prove, pursuant to the procedural and substantive provisions in 40 CFR 403.13, that factors relating to its discharge are fundamentally different from the factors considered by the EPA when developing the categorical pretreatment standard.
(4) 
A user may obtain a net gross adjustment to a categorical standard in accordance with 40 CFR 403.15.
C. 
Local limits. The following pollutant limits are established to protect against pass through and interference. No person shall discharge wastewater containing in excess of the following [instantaneous maximum allowable discharge limits]:
Compound
Concentration
(milligrams per liter)
Mass
(pounds per day)
Arsenic
0.40
0.40
Cadmium
0.10
0.10
Chromium
6.00
6.00
Copper
3.00
3.00
Iron
200
200
Mercury
0.10
0.10
Lead
0.60
0.60
Manganese
4.00
4.00
Nickel
2.50
2.50
Selenium
0.60
0.60
Silver
0.70
0.70
Zinc
1.50
1.50
Cyanide
0.40
0.40
D. 
City's right of revision. The City reserves the right to establish, by ordinance or in wastewater discharge permits, more stringent standards or requirements on discharges to the POTW.
E. 
Dilution. 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 a discharge limitation unless expressly authorized by an applicable pretreatment standard or requirement. The Superintendent may impose mass limitations on users who are using dilution to meet applicable pretreatment standards or requirements or in other cases when the imposition of mass limitations is appropriate.

§ 208-34 Pretreatment of wastewater.

A. 
Pretreatment facilities. Users shall provide wastewater treatment as necessary to comply with this chapter and shall achieve compliance with all categorical pretreatment standards, local limits and the prohibitions set out in § 208-33A of this chapter within the time limitations specified by the EPA, the state or the Superintendent, whichever is more stringent. Any facilities necessary for compliance shall be provided, operated and maintained at the user's expense. Detailed plans describing such facilities and operating procedures shall be submitted to the Superintendent for review and shall be acceptable to the Superintendent before such facilities are constructed. The review of such plans and operating procedures shall in no way relieve the user from the responsibility of modifying such facilities as necessary to produce a discharge acceptable to the City under the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
Additional pretreatment measures.
(1) 
Whenever deemed necessary, the Superintendent may require users to restrict their discharge during peak flow periods, designate that certain wastewater be discharged only into specific sewers, relocate and/or consolidate points of discharge, separate sewage wastestreams from industrial wastestreams and such other conditions as may be necessary to protect the POTW and determine the user's compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(2) 
The Superintendent may require any person discharging into the POTW to install and maintain, on his/her property and at his/her expense, a suitable storage and flow-control facility to ensure equalization of flow. A wastewater discharge permit may be issued solely for flow equalization.
(3) 
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of wastewater containing excessive amounts of grease and oil or sand; except that such interceptors shall not be required for residential users. All interception units shall be of type and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be so located as to be easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. Such interceptors shall be inspected, cleaned and repaired regularly, as needed, by the user at his/her expense.
(4) 
Users with the potential to discharge flammable substances may be required to install and maintain an approved combustible gas detection meter.
C. 
Accidental discharge/slug control plans. At least once every two years, the Superintendent shall evaluate whether each significant industrial user needs an accidental discharge/slug control plan. The Superintendent may require any user to develop, submit for approval and implement such a plan. Alternatively, the Superintendent may develop such a plan for any user. An accidental discharge/slug control plan shall address, at a minimum, the following:
(1) 
Description of discharge practices, including nonroutine batch discharges;
(2) 
Description of stored chemicals;
(3) 
Procedures for immediately notifying the Superintendent of any accidental or slug discharge, as required by § 208-37F of this chapter; and
(4) 
Procedures to prevent adverse impact from any accidental or slug discharge. Such procedures include, but are not limited to, inspection and maintenance of storage areas, handling and transfer of materials, loading and unloading operations, control of plant site runoff, worker training, building of containment structures or equipment, measures for containing toxic organic pollutants, including solvents, and/or measures and equipment for emergency response.
D. 
Hauled wastewater.
(1) 
Septic tank waste may be introduced into the POTW only at locations designated by the Superintendent and at such times as are established by the Superintendent. Such waste shall not violate § 208-33 of this chapter or any other requirements established by the City. The Superintendent may require septic tank waste haulers to obtain wastewater discharge permits.
(2) 
The Superintendent shall require haulers of industrial waste to obtain wastewater discharge permits. The Superintendent may require generators of hauled industrial waste to obtain wastewater discharge permits. The Superintendent also may prohibit the disposal of hauled industrial waste. The discharge of hauled industrial waste is subject to all other requirements of this chapter.
(3) 
Industrial waste haulers may discharge loads only at locations designated by the Superintendent. No load may be discharged without prior consent of the Superintendent. The Superintendent may collect samples of each hauled load to ensure compliance with applicable standards. The Superintendent may require the industrial waste hauler to provide a waste analysis of any load prior to discharge.
(4) 
Industrial waste haulers must provide a waste-tracking form for every load. This form shall include, at a minimum, the name and address of the industrial waste hauler, permit number, truck identification, names and addresses of sources of waste, and volume and characteristics of waste. The form shall identify the type of industry, known or suspected waste constituents, and whether any wastes are RCRA hazardous wastes.
(5) 
The City Council will, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent/Engineer, make the final determination for all of the above hauled waste sections.

§ 208-35 Wastewater discharge permit application.

A. 
Wastewater analysis. When requested by the Superintendent, a user must submit information on the nature and characteristics of its wastewater within 30 days of the request. The Superintendent is authorized to prepare a form for this purpose and may periodically require users to update this information.
B. 
Wastewater discharge permit requirements.
(1) 
No significant industrial user shall discharge wastewater into the POTW without first obtaining a wastewater discharge permit from the Superintendent, except that a significant industrial user that has filed a timely application pursuant to § 208-35C of this chapter may continue to discharge for the time period specified therein.
(2) 
The Superintendent may require other users to obtain wastewater discharge permits as necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(3) 
Any violation of the terms and conditions of a wastewater discharge permit shall be deemed a violation of this chapter and subjects the wastewater discharge permittee to the sanctions set out in §§ 208-41 through 208-43 of this chapter. Obtaining a wastewater discharge permit does not relieve a permittee of its obligation to comply with all federal and state pretreatment standards or requirements or with any other requirements of federal, state and local law.
(4) 
Wastewater discharge permit fees:
[Added 1-13-2009 by Doc. 140/08]
(a) 
Sanitary only: $50.
(b) 
Sanitary with special waste: $200.
(c) 
Sanitary with process chemical: $500.
C. 
Wastewater discharge permitting; existing connections. Any user required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit who was discharging wastewater into the POTW prior to the effective date of this chapter and who wishes to continue such discharges in the future, shall, within 30 days after said date, apply to the Superintendent for a wastewater discharge permit in accordance with § 208-35E of this chapter and shall not cause or allow discharges to the POTW to continue after 45 days of the effective date of this chapter, except in accordance with a wastewater discharge permit issued by the Superintendent.
D. 
Wastewater discharge permitting; new connections. Any user required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit who proposes to begin or recommence discharging into the POTW must obtain such permit prior to the beginning or recommencing of such discharge. An application for this wastewater discharge permit, in accordance with § 208-35E of this chapter must be filed at least 90 days prior to the date upon which any discharge will begin or recommence.
E. 
Wastewater discharge permit application contents.
(1) 
All users required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit must submit a permit application. The Superintendent may require all users to submit as part of an application the following information:
(a) 
All information required by § 208-37A(2) of this chapter;
(b) 
Description of activities, facilities and plant processes on the premises, including a list of all raw materials and chemicals used or stored at the facility which are or could accidentally or intentionally be discharged to the POTW;
(c) 
Number and type of employees, hours of operation and proposed or actual hours of operation;
(d) 
Each product produced by type, amount, process or processes and rate of production;
(e) 
Type and amount of raw materials processed (average and maximum per day);
(f) 
Site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans and details to show all sewers, floor drains and appurtenances by size, location and elevation and all points of discharge;
(g) 
Time and duration of discharges; and
(h) 
Any other information as may be deemed necessary by the Superintendent to evaluate the wastewater discharge permit application.
(2) 
Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be processed and will be returned to the user for revision.
F. 
Application signatories and certification. All wastewater discharge permit applications and user reports must be signed by an authorized representative of the user and contain the following certification statement:
"I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations."
G. 
Wastewater discharge permit decisions. The Superintendent will evaluate the data furnished by the user and may require additional information. Within 10 days of receipt of a complete wastewater discharge permit application, the Superintendent will determine whether or not to issue a wastewater discharge permit. The Superintendent may deny any application for a wastewater discharge permit.

§ 208-36 Wastewater discharge permit issuance process.

A. 
Wastewater discharge permit duration. A wastewater discharge permit shall be issued for a specified time period, not to exceed five years from the effective date of the permit. A wastewater discharge permit may be issued for a period of less than five years, at the discretion of the Superintendent. Each wastewater discharge permit will indicate a specific date upon which it will expire.
B. 
Wastewater discharge permit contents. A wastewater discharge permit shall include such conditions as are deemed reasonably necessary by the Superintendent to prevent pass through or interference, protect the quality of the water body receiving the treatment plant's effluent, protect worker health and safety, facilitate sludge management and disposal and protect against damage to the POTW.
(1) 
Wastewater discharge permits must contain:
(a) 
A statement that indicates wastewater discharge permit duration, which in no event shall exceed five years;
(b) 
A statement that the wastewater discharge permit is nontransferable without prior notification to the City in accordance with § 208-36E of this chapter and provisions for furnishing the new owner or operator with a copy of the existing wastewater discharge permit;
(c) 
Effluent limits based on applicable pretreatment standards;
(d) 
Self-monitoring, sampling, reporting, notification and recordkeeping requirements. These requirements shall include an identification of pollutants to be monitored, sampling location, sampling frequency and sample type based on federal, state and local law; and
(e) 
A statement of applicable civil and criminal penalties for violation of pretreatment standards and requirements, and any applicable compliance schedule. Such schedule may not extend the time for compliance beyond that required by applicable federal, state or local law.
(2) 
Wastewater discharge permits may contain, but need not be limited to the following conditions:
(a) 
Limits on the average and/or maximum rate of discharge, time of discharge and/or requirements for flow regulation and equalization;
(b) 
Requirements for the installation of pretreatment technology, pollution control or construction of appropriate containment devices, designed to reduce, eliminate or prevent the introduction of pollutants into the treatment works;
(c) 
Requirements for the development and implementation of spill control plans or other special conditions, including management practices necessary to adequately prevent accidental, unanticipated or nonroutine discharges;
(d) 
Development and implementation of waste minimization plans to reduce the amount of pollutants discharged to the POTW;
(e) 
The unit charge or schedule of user charges and fees for the management of the wastewater discharge to the POTW;
(f) 
Requirements for installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities and equipment;
(g) 
A statement that compliance with the wastewater discharge permit does not relieve the permittee of responsibility for compliance with all applicable federal and state pretreatment standards, including those which become effective during the term of the wastewater discharge permit; and
(h) 
Other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent to ensure compliance with this chapter and state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
C. 
Wastewater discharge permit appeals. The Superintendent shall provide public notice of the issuance of a wastewater discharge permit. Any person, including the user, may petition the Superintendent to reconsider the terms of a wastewater discharge permit within 30 days of notice of its issuance.
(1) 
Failure to submit a timely petition for review shall be deemed to be a waiver of the administrative appeal.
(2) 
In its petition, the appealing party must indicate the wastewater discharge permit provisions objected to, the reasons for this objection, and the alternative condition, if any, it seeks to place in the wastewater discharge permit.
(3) 
The effectiveness of the wastewater discharge permit shall not be stayed pending the appeal.
(4) 
If the Superintendent fails to act within 10 days, a request for reconsideration shall be deemed to be denied. Decisions not to reconsider a wastewater discharge permit, not to issue a wastewater discharge permit or not to modify a wastewater discharge permit shall be considered final administrative actions for purposes of judicial review.
(5) 
Aggrieved parties seeking judicial review of the final administrative wastewater discharge permit decision must do so by filing a complaint with the District Court of Haverhill for administrative appeal within 45 days.
D. 
Wastewater discharge permit modification. The Superintendent may modify a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
(1) 
To incorporate any new or revised federal, state or local pretreatment standards or requirements;
(2) 
To address significant alterations or additions to the user's operation, processes or wastewater volume or character since the time of wastewater discharge permit issuance;
(3) 
A change in the POTW that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the authorized discharge;
(4) 
Information indicating that the permitted discharge poses a threat to the City's POTW, City personnel or the receiving waters;
(5) 
Violation of any terms or conditions of the wastewater discharge permit;
(6) 
Misrepresentations or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application or in any required reporting;
(7) 
Revision of or a grant of variance from categorical pretreatment standards pursuant to 40 CFR 403.13;
(8) 
To correct typographical or other errors in the wastewater discharge permit; or
(9) 
To reflect a transfer of the facility ownership or operation to a new owner or operator. Note: Modification for this purpose may not be allowed unless the permit is transferable as provided in § 208-36E.
E. 
Wastewater discharge permit transfer.
(1) 
Wastewater discharge permits may be transferred to a new owner or operator only if the permittee gives at least 90 days' advance notice to the Superintendent and the Superintendent approves the wastewater discharge permit transfer. The notice to the Superintendent must include a written certification by the new owner or operator which:
(a) 
States that the new owner and/or operator has no immediate intent to change the facility's operations and processes;
(b) 
Identifies the specific date on which the transfer is to occur; and
(c) 
Acknowledges full responsibility for complying with the existing wastewater discharge permit.
(2) 
Failure to provide advance notice of a transfer renders the wastewater discharge permit void as of the date of facility transfer.
F. 
Wastewater discharge permit revocation.
(1) 
The Superintendent may revoke a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
(a) 
Failure to notify the Superintendent of significant changes to the wastewater prior to the changed discharge;
(b) 
Failure to provide prior notification to the Superintendent of changed conditions pursuant to § 208-37E of this chapter;
(c) 
Misrepresentation or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application;
(d) 
Falsifying self-monitoring reports;
(e) 
Tampering with monitoring equipment;
(f) 
Refusing to allow the Superintendent timely access to the facility premises and records;
(g) 
Failure to meet effluent limitations;
(h) 
Failure to pay fines;
(i) 
Failure to pay sewer charges;
(j) 
Failure to meet compliance schedules;
(k) 
Failure to complete a wastewater survey or the wastewater discharge permit application;
(l) 
Failure to provide advance notice of the transfer of business ownership of a permitted facility; or
(m) 
Violation of any pretreatment standard or requirement or any terms of the wastewater discharge permit or this chapter.
(2) 
Wastewater discharge permits shall be voidable upon cessation of operations or transfer of business ownership. All wastewater discharge permits issued to a particular user are void upon the issuance of a new wastewater discharge permit to that user.
G. 
Wastewater discharge permit reissuance. A user with an expiring wastewater discharge permit shall apply for wastewater discharge permit reissuance by submitting a complete permit application, in accordance with § 208-35E of this chapter a minimum of 90 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing wastewater discharge permit.
H. 
Regulation of waste received from other jurisdictions.
(1) 
If another municipality or user located within another municipality contributes wastewater to the POTW, the Superintendent shall enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the contributing municipality.
(2) 
Prior to entering into an agreement required by Subsection H(1) above, the Superintendent shall request the following information from the contributing municipality:
(a) 
A description of the quality and volume of wastewater discharged to the POTW by the contributing municipality;
(b) 
An inventory of all users located within the contributing municipality that are discharging to the POTW; and
(c) 
Such other information as the Superintendent may deem necessary.
(3) 
An intermunicipal agreement, as required by Subsection H(1) above, shall contain the following conditions:
(a) 
A requirement for the contributing municipality to adopt a sewer use ordinance which is at least as stringent as this chapter and local limits which are at least as stringent as those set out in § 208-33C of this chapter. The requirement shall specify that such ordinance and limits must be revised as necessary to reflect changes made to the City's ordinance or local limits;
(b) 
A requirement for the contributing municipality to submit a revised user inventory on at least an annual basis;
(c) 
A provision specifying which pretreatment implementation activities, including wastewater discharge permit issuance, inspection and sampling and enforcement, will be conducted by the contributing municipality, which of these activities will be conducted by the Superintendent and which of these activities will be conducted jointly by the contributing municipality and the Superintendent;
(d) 
A requirement for the contributing municipality to provide the Superintendent with access to all information that the contributing municipality obtains as part of its pretreatment activities;
(e) 
Limits on the nature, quality and volume of the contributing municipality's wastewater at the point where it discharges to the POTW;
(f) 
Requirements for monitoring the contributing municipality's discharge;
(g) 
A provision ensuring the Superintendent access to the facilities of users located within the contributing municipality's jurisdictional boundaries for the purpose of inspection, sampling and any other duties deemed necessary by the Superintendent; and
(h) 
A provision specifying remedies available for breach of the terms of the intermunicipal agreement.

§ 208-37 Reporting requirements.

A. 
Baseline monitoring reports.
(1) 
Within either 180 days after the effective date of a categorical pretreatment standard or the final administrative decision on a category determination under 40 CFR 403.6(a)(4), whichever is later, existing categorical users currently discharging to or scheduled to discharge to the POTW shall submit to the Superintendent a report which contains the information listed in Subsection A(2) below. At least 90 days prior to commencement of their discharge, new sources and sources that become categorical users subsequent to the promulgation of an applicable categorical standard shall submit to the Superintendent a report which contains the information listed in Subsection A(2), below. A new source shall report the method of pretreatment it intends to use to meet applicable categorical standards. A new source also shall give estimates of its anticipated flow and quantity of pollutants to be discharged.
(2) 
Users described above shall submit the information set forth below.
(a) 
Identifying information. The name and address of the facility, including the name of the operator and owner.
(b) 
Environmental permits. A list of any environmental control permits held by or for the facility.
(c) 
Description of operations. A brief description of the nature, average rate of production and standard industrial classifications of the operation(s) carried out by such user. This description should include a schematic process diagram which indicates points of discharge to the POTW from the regulated processes.
(d) 
Flow measurement. Information showing the measured average daily and maximum daily flow, in gallons per day, to the POTW from regulated process streams and other streams, as necessary, to allow use or the combined wastestream formula set out in 40 CFR 403.6(e).
(e) 
Measurement of pollutants.
[1] 
The categorical pretreatment standards applicable to process.
[2] 
The results of sampling and analysis identifying the nature and concentration and/or mass, where required by the standard or by the Superintendent, of regulated pollutants in the discharge from each regulated process. Instantaneous, daily maximum and long-term average concentrations or mass, where required, shall be reported. The sample shall be representative of daily operations and shall be analyzed in accordance with procedures set out in § 208-37I of this chapter.
[3] 
Sampling must be performed in accordance with procedures set out in § 208-37J of this chapter.
(f) 
Certification. A statement, reviewed by the user's authorized representative and certified by a qualified professional, indicating whether 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 to meet the pretreatment standards and requirements.
(g) 
Compliance schedule. 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 and/or O&M. The completion date in this schedule shall not be later than the compliance date established for the applicable pretreatment standard. A compliance schedule pursuant to this section must meet the requirements set out in § 208-37B of this chapter.
(h) 
Signature and certification. All baseline monitoring reports must be signed and certified in accordance with § 208-35F of this chapter.
B. 
Compliance schedule progress reports. The following conditions shall apply to the compliance schedule required by § 208-37A(2)(g) of this chapter:
(1) 
The schedule shall contain progress increments 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 (such events include, but are not limited to, hiring an engineer, completing preliminary and final plans, executing contracts for major components, commencing and completing construction and beginning and conducting routine operation);
(2) 
No increment referred to above shall exceed nine months;
(3) 
The user shall submit a progress report to the Superintendent no later than 14 days following each date in the schedule and the final date of compliance, including, as a minimum, whether or not it complied with the increment of progress, the reason for any delay and, if appropriate, the steps being taken by the user to return to the established schedule; and
(4) 
In no event shall more than nine months elapse between such progress reports to the Superintendent.
C. 
Reports on compliance with categorical pretreatment standard deadline. Within 90 days following the date for final compliance with applicable categorical pretreatment standards or, in the case of a new source, following commencement of the introduction of wastewater into the POTW, any user subject to such pretreatment standards and requirements shall submit to the Superintendent a report containing the information described in § 208-37A(2)(d) through (f) of this chapter. For users subject to equivalent mass or concentration limits established in accordance with the procedures in 40 CFR 403.6(c), this report shall contain a reasonable measure of the user's long-term production rate. For all other users subject to categorical pretreatment standards expressed in terms of allowable pollutant discharge per unit of production (or other measure of operation), this report shall include the user's actual production during the appropriate sampling period. All compliance reports must be signed and certified in accordance with § 208-35F of this chapter.
D. 
Periodic compliance reports.
(1) 
All significant industrial users shall, at a frequency determined by the Superintendent but, in no case less than twice per year (in June and December), submit a report indicating the nature and concentration of pollutants in the discharge which are limited by pretreatment standards and the measured or estimated average and maximum daily flows for the reporting period. All periodic compliance reports must be signed and certified in accordance with § 208-35F of this chapter.
(2) 
All wastewater samples must be representative of the user's discharge. Wastewater monitoring and flow measurement facilities shall be properly operated, kept clean and maintained in good working order at all times. The failure of a user to keep its monitoring facility in good working order shall not be grounds for the user to claim that sample results are unrepresentative of its discharge.
(3) 
If a user subject to the reporting requirement in this section monitors any pollutant more frequently than required by the Superintendent, using the procedures prescribed in § 208-37J this chapter, the results of this monitoring shall be included in the report.
E. 
Reports of changed conditions.
(1) 
Each user must notify the Superintendent of any planned significant changes to the user's operations or system which might alter the nature, quality or volume of its wastewater at least 45 days before the change.
(a) 
The Superintendent may require the user to submit such information as may be deemed necessary to evaluate the changed condition, including the submission of a wastewater discharge permit application under § 208-35E of this chapter.
(b) 
The Superintendent may issue a wastewater discharge permit under § 208-35G of this chapter or modify an existing wastewater discharge permit under § 208-36D of this chapter in response to changed conditions or anticipated changed conditions.
(2) 
For purposes of this requirement, significant changes include, but are not limited to, flow increases of 5% or greater and the discharge of any previously unreported pollutants.
F. 
Reports of potential problems.
(1) 
In the case of any discharge, including, but not limited to, accidental discharges, discharges of a nonroutine, episodic nature, a noncustomary batch discharge or a slug load, that may cause potential problems for the POTW, the user shall immediately telephone and notify the Superintendent of the incident. This notification shall include the location or the discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume, if known and corrective actions taken by the user.
(2) 
Within five days following such discharge the user shall, unless waived by the Superintendent, submit a detailed written report describing the cause(s) 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, natural resources or any other damage to person or property; nor shall such notification relieve the user of any fines, penalties or other liability which may be imposed pursuant to this chapter.
(3) 
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 discharge described in Subsection F(1) above. Employers shall ensure that all employees who may cause such a discharge to occur are advised of the emergency notification procedure.
G. 
Reports from unpermitted users. All users not required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit shall provide appropriate reports to the Superintendent as the Superintendent may require.
H. 
Notice of violation; repeat sampling and reporting. If sampling performed by a user indicates a violation, the user must notify the Superintendent within 24 hours of becoming aware of the violation. The user shall also repeat the sampling and analysis and submit the results of the repeat analysis to the Superintendent within 30 days after becoming aware of the violation. The user is not required to resample if the Superintendent monitors at the user's facility at least once a month or if the Superintendent samples between the user's initial sampling and when the user receives the results of this sampling.
I. 
Analytical requirements. All pollutant analyses, including sampling techniques to be submitted as part of a wastewater discharge permit application or report, shall be performed in accordance with the techniques prescribed in 40 CFR Part 136 unless otherwise specified in an applicable categorical pretreatment standard. If 40 CFR Part 136 does not contain sampling or analytical techniques for the pollutant in question, sampling and analyses must be performed in accordance with procedures approved by the EPA.
J. 
Sample collection.
(1) 
Except as indicated in Subsection J(2) below, the user must collect wastewater samples using flow proportional composite collection techniques. In the event flow proportional sampling is infeasible, the Superintendent may authorize the use of time proportional sampling or a minimum of four grab samples where the user demonstrates that this will provide a representative sample of the effluent being discharged. In addition, grab samples may be required to show compliance with instantaneous discharge limits.
(2) 
Samples for oil and grease, temperature, pH, cyanide, phenols, sulfides and volatile organic compounds must be obtained using grab collection techniques.
K. 
Timing. Written reports will be deemed to have been submitted on the date postmarked. For reports which are not mailed, postage prepaid, into a mail facility serviced by the United States Postal Service, the date of receipt of the report shall govern.
L. 
Recordkeeping. Users subject to the reporting requirements of this chapter shall retain and make available for inspection and copying all records of information obtained pursuant to any monitoring activities required by this chapter and any additional records of information obtained pursuant to monitoring activities undertaken by the user independent of such requirements. Records shall include the date, exact place, method and time of sampling and the name of the person(s) taking the samples; the dates analyses were performed; who performed the analyses; the analytical techniques or methods used; and the results of such analyses. These records shall remain available for a period of at least three years. This period shall be automatically extended for the duration of any litigation concerning the user or the City or where the user has been specifically notified of a longer retention period by the Superintendent.

§ 208-38 Compliance monitoring.

A. 
Right of entry; inspection and sampling. The Superintendent shall have the right to enter the premises of any user to determine whether the user is complying with all requirements of this chapter and any wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder. Users shall allow the Superintendent ready access to all parts of the premises for the purposes of inspection, sampling, records examination and copying and the performance of any additional duties.
(1) 
Where a user has security measures in force which require proper identification and clearance before entry into its premises, the user shall make necessary arrangements with its security guards so that, upon presentation of suitable identification, the Superintendent will be permitted to enter without delay for the purposes of performing specific responsibilities.
(2) 
The Superintendent shall have the right to set up on the user's property or require installation of such devices as are necessary to conduct sampling and/or metering of the user's operations.
(3) 
The Superintendent may require the user to install monitoring equipment as necessary. The facility's sampling and monitoring equipment shall be maintained at all times in a safe and proper operating condition by the user at its own expense. All devices used to measure wastewater flow and quality shall be calibrated daily to ensure their accuracy.
(4) 
Any temporary or permanent obstruction to safe and easy access to the facility to be inspected and/or sampled shall be promptly removed by the user at the written or verbal request of the Superintendent and shall not be replaced. The costs of clearing such access shall be born by the user.
(5) 
Unreasonable delays in allowing the Superintendent access to the users premises shall be a violation of this chapter.
B. 
Search warrants. If the Superintendent has been refused access to a building, structure or property or any part thereof and is able to demonstrate probable cause to believe that there may be a violation of this chapter, or that there is a need to inspect and/or sample as part of a routine inspection and sampling program of the City designed to verify compliance with this chapter or any permit or order issued hereunder or to protect the overall public health, safety and welfare of the community, then the Superintendent may seek issuance of a search warrant from the District Court of the City.

§ 208-39 Confidential information.

Information and data on a user obtained from reports, surveys, wastewater discharge permit applications, wastewater discharge permits and monitoring programs and from the Superintendent's inspection and sampling activities shall be available to the public without restriction, unless the user specifically requests and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Superintendent that the release of such information would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets under applicable state law. Any such request must be asserted at the time of submission of the information or data. When requested and demonstrated by the user furnishing a report that such information should be held confidential, 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 immediately upon request to governmental agencies for uses related to the NPDES program or pretreatment program, and in enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the report. Wastewater constituents and characteristics and other effluent data, as defined by 40 CFR 2.302, will not be recognized as confidential information and will be available to the public without restriction.

§ 208-40 Publication of users in significant noncompliance.

The Superintendent shall publish annually, in the largest daily newspaper published in the municipality where the POTW is located, a list of the users which, during the previous 12 months, were in significant noncompliance with applicable pretreatment standards and requirements. The term significant noncompliance shall mean:
A. 
Chronic violations of wastewater discharge limits, defined here as those in which 66% or more of wastewater measurements taken during a six-month period exceed the daily maximum limit or average limit for the same pollutant parameter by any amount;
B. 
Technical review criteria (TRC) violations, defined here as those in which 33% or more of wastewater measurements taken for each pollutant parameter during a six-month period equals or exceeds the product of the daily maximum limit or the average limit multiplied by the applicable criteria (1.4 for BOD, TSS, fats, oils and grease and 1.2 for all other pollutants, except pH);
C. 
Any other discharge violation that the Superintendent believes has caused, alone or in combination with other discharges, interference or pass through, including endangering the health of POTW personnel or the general public;
D. 
Any discharge of pollutants that has caused imminent endangerment to the public or to the environment or has resulted in the Superintendent's exercise of its emergency authority to halt or prevent such a discharge;
E. 
Failure to meet, within 90 days of the scheduled date, a compliance schedule milestone contained in a wastewater discharge permit or enforcement order for starting construction, completing construction or attaining final compliance;
F. 
Failure to provide within 30 days after the due date, any required reports, including baseline monitoring reports, reports on compliance with categorical pretreatment standard deadlines, periodic self-monitoring reports and reports on compliance with compliance schedules;
G. 
Failure to accurately report noncompliance; or
H. 
Any other violation(s) which the Superintendent determines will adversely affect the operation or implementation of the local pretreatment program.

§ 208-41 Administrative enforcement remedies.

A. 
Notification of violation. When the Superintendent finds that a user has violated or continues to violate any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, the Superintendent may serve upon that user a written notice of violation. Within 10 days of the receipt of this notice, an explanation of the violation and a plan for the satisfactory correction and prevention thereof, to include specific required actions, shall be submitted by the user to the Superintendent. Submission of this plan in no way relieves the user of liability for any violations occurring before or after receipt of the notice of violation. Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of the Superintendent to take any action, including emergency actions or any other enforcement action, without first issuing a notice of violation.
B. 
Consent orders. The Superintendent may enter into consent orders, assurances of voluntary compliance or other similar documents establishing an agreement with any user responsible for noncompliance. Such documents will include specific action to be taken by the user to correct the noncompliance within a time period specified by the document. Such documents shall have the same force and effect as the administrative orders issued pursuant to §§ 208-41D and E of this chapter and shall be judicially enforceable.
C. 
Show-cause hearing. The Superintendent may order a user which has violated or continues to violate any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, to appear before the Superintendent and show cause why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. Notice shall be served on the user specifying the time and place for the meeting, the proposed enforcement action, the reasons for such action and a request that the user show cause why the proposed enforcement action should not be taken. The notice of the meeting shall be served personally or by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested) at least 10 days prior to the hearing. Such notice may be served on any authorized representative of the user. A show-cause hearing shall not be a bar against or prerequisite for taking any other action against the user.
D. 
Compliance orders. When the Superintendent finds that a user has violated or continues to violate any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, the Superintendent may issue an order to the user responsible for the discharge directing that the user come into compliance within a specified time. If the user does not come into compliance within the time provided, sewer service may be discontinued unless adequate treatment facilities, devices or other related appurtenances are installed and properly operated. Compliance orders also may contain other requirements to address the noncompliance, including additional self-monitoring and management practices designed to minimize the amount of pollutants discharged to the sewer. A compliance order may not extend the deadline for compliance established for a pretreatment standard or requirement, nor does a compliance order relieve the user of liability for any violation, including any continuing violation. Issuance of a compliance order shall not be a bar against or a prerequisite for taking any other action against the user.
E. 
Cease-and-desist orders.
(1) 
When the Superintendent finds that a user has violated or continues to violate any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement or that the user's past violations are likely to recur, the Superintendent may issue an order to the user directing it to cease and desist all such violations and directing the user to:
(a) 
Immediately comply with all requirements; and
(b) 
Take such appropriate remedial or preventive action as may be needed to properly address a continuing or threatened violation, including halting operations and/or terminating the discharge.
(2) 
Issuance of a cease-and-desist order shall not be a bar against or a prerequisite for taking any other action against the user.
F. 
Administrative fines. (Reserved)
G. 
Emergency suspensions.
(1) 
The Superintendent 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 Superintendent may also immediately suspend a user's discharge, after notice and opportunity to respond, that threatens to interfere with the operation of the POTW or which presents or may present an endangerment to the environment.
(a) 
Any user notified of a suspension of its discharge shall immediately stop or eliminate its contribution. In the event of a user's failure to immediately comply voluntarily with the suspension order, the Superintendent may take such steps as deemed necessary, including immediate severance of the sewer connection, to prevent or minimize damage to the PC, its receiving stream or endangerment to any individuals. The Superintendent may allow the user to recommence its discharge when the user has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Superintendent that the period of endangerment has passed, unless the termination proceedings in § 208-41H of this chapter are initiated against the user.
(b) 
A user that is responsible, in whole or in part, for any discharge 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 Superintendent prior to the date of any show-cause or termination hearing under § 208-41C or H of this chapter.
(2) 
Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as requiring a hearing prior to any emergency suspension under this section.
H. 
Termination of discharge.
(1) 
In addition to the provisions in § 208-36F of this chapter, any user who violates the following conditions is subject to discharge termination:
(a) 
Violation of wastewater discharge permit conditions;
(b) 
Failure to accurately report the wastewater constituents and characteristics of its discharge;
(c) 
Failure to report significant changes in operations or wastewater volume constituents and characteristics prior to discharge;
(d) 
Refusal of reasonable access to the user's premises for the purpose of inspection, monitoring or sampling; or
(e) 
Violation of the pretreatment standards in § 208-33 of this chapter.
(2) 
Such user will be notified of the proposed termination of its discharge and be offered an opportunity to show cause under § 208-41C of this chapter why the proposed action should not be taken. Exercise of this option by the Superintendent shall not be a bar to or a prerequisite for taking any other action against the user.

§ 208-42 Judicial enforcement remedies.

A. 
Injunctive relief. When the Superintendent finds that a user has violated or continues to violate any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, the Superintendent may petition the Court of appropriate jurisdiction through the City's Attorney for the issuance of a temporary or permanent injunction, as appropriate, which restrains or compels the specific performance of the wastewater discharge permit, order or other requirement imposed by this chapter on activities of the user. The Superintendent may also seek such other action as is appropriate for legal and/or equitable relief, including a requirement for the user to conduct environmental remediation. A petition for injunctive relief shall not be a bar against or a prerequisite for taking any other action against a user.
B. 
Civil penalties.
(1) 
A user who has violated or continues to violate any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement shall be liable to the City for a maximum civil penalty of $5,000 per violation, per day. In the case of a monthly or other long-term average discharge limit, penalties shall accrue for each day during the period of the violation.
(2) 
The Superintendent may recover reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs and other expenses associated with enforcement activities, including sampling and monitoring expenses, and the cost of any actual damages incurred by the City.
(3) 
In determining the amount of civil liability, the Court shall take into account all relevant circumstances, including, but not limited to, the extent of harm caused by the violation, the magnitude and duration of the violation, any economic benefit gained through the user's violation, corrective actions by the user, the compliance history of the user and any other factor as justice requires.
(4) 
Filing a suit for civil penalties shall not be a bar against or a prerequisite for taking any other action against a user.
C. 
Additional penalty provisions; serious and intentional violations. The penalty provisions of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of the other remedies available to the City as set forth in this article and federal and state law.
D. 
Remedies nonexclusive. The remedies provided for in this chapter are not exclusive. The Superintendent may take any, all or any combination of these actions against a noncompliant user. Enforcement of pretreatment violations will generally be in accordance with the City's enforcement response plan. However, the Superintendent may take other action against any user when the circumstances warrant. Further, the Superintendent is empowered to take more than one enforcement action against any noncompliant user.

§ 208-43 Supplemental enforcement action.

A. 
Performance bonds. The Superintendent may decline to issue or reissue a wastewater discharge permit to any user who has failed to comply with any provision of this chapter, a previous wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, unless such user first files a satisfactory bond, payable to the City, in a sum not to exceed a value determined by the Superintendent to be necessary to achieve consistent compliance.
B. 
Liability insurance. The Superintendent may decline to issue or reissue a wastewater discharge permit to any user who has failed to comply with any provision of this chapter, a previous wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, unless the user first submits proof that it has obtained financial assurances sufficient to restore or repair damage to the POTW caused by its discharge.
C. 
Water supply severance. Whenever a user has violated or continues to violate any provision of this chapter, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, water service to the user may be severed. Service will only recommence, at the user's expense, after it has satisfactorily demonstrated its ability to comply.
D. 
Contractor listing. Users which have not achieved compliance with applicable pretreatment standards and requirements are not eligible to receive a contractual award for the sale of goods or services to the City. Existing contracts for the sale of goods or services to the City held by a user found to be in significant noncompliance with pretreatment standards or requirements may be terminated at the discretion of the Superintendent.

§ 208-44 Affirmative defenses to discharge violations.

A. 
Upset.
(1) 
For the purposes of this section, "upset" means an exceptional incident in which there is unintentional and temporary noncompliance with categorical pretreatment standards because of factors beyond the reasonable control of the user. An upset does not include noncompliance to the extent caused by operational error, improperly designed treatment facilities, inadequate treatment facilities, lack of preventive maintenance or careless or improper operation.
(2) 
An upset shall constitute an affirmative defense to an action brought for noncompliance with categorical pretreatment standards if the requirements of Subsection A(3) below are met.
(3) 
A user who wishes to establish the affirmative defense of upset shall demonstrate, through properly signed, contemporaneous operating logs or other relevant evidence that:
(a) 
An upset occurred and the user can identify the cause(s) of the upset;
(b) 
The facility was at the time being operated in a prudent and workmanlike manner and in compliance with applicable operation and maintenance procedures; and
(c) 
The user has submitted the following information to the Superintendent within 24 hours of becoming aware of the upset if this information is provided orally, a written submission must be provided within five days:
[1] 
A description of the indirect discharge and cause of noncompliance;
[2] 
The period of noncompliance, including exact dates and times or, if not corrected, the anticipated time the noncompliance is expected to continue; and
[3] 
Steps being taken and/or planned to reduce, eliminate and prevent recurrence of the noncompliance.
(4) 
In any enforcement proceeding, the user seeking to establish the occurrence of an upset shall have the burden of proof
(5) 
Users will have the opportunity for a judicial determination on any claim of upset only in an enforcement action brought for noncompliance with categorical pretreatment standards.
(6) 
Users shall control production of all discharges to the extent necessary to maintain compliance with categorical pretreatment standards upon reduction, loss or failure of its treatment facility until the facility is restored or an alternative method of treatment is provided. This requirement applies in the situation where, among other things, the primary source of power of the treatment facility is reduced, lost or fails.
B. 
Prohibited discharge standards. A user shall have an affirmative defense to an enforcement action brought against it for noncompliance with the general prohibitions in § 208-33A of this chapter or the specific prohibitions in § 208-33B[1] of this chapter if it can prove that it did not know or have reason to know that its discharge, alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources, would cause pass through or interference and that either:
(1) 
A local limit exists for each pollutant discharged and the user was in compliance with each limit directly prior to and during the pass through or interference; or
(2) 
No local limit exists, but the discharge did not change substantially in nature or constituents from the user's prior discharge when the City was regularly in compliance with its NPDES permit, and in the case of interference, was in compliance with applicable sludge use or disposal requirements.
[1]
Editor's Note: The original reference in Doc. 177 adopted 2-11-1997 was to "Sections 2.1(B)(1) through (12)"; however, § 208-33B includes only Subsections (1) through (4).
C. 
Bypass.
(1) 
For the purposes of this section:
(a) 
"Bypass" means the intentional diversion of wastestreams from any portion of a user's treatment facility.
(b) 
"Severe property damage" means substantial physical damage to property, damage to the treatment facilities which causes them to become inoperable, or substantial and permanent loss of natural resources which can reasonably be expected to occur in the absence of a bypass. Severe property damage does not mean economic loss caused by delays in production.
(2) 
A user may allow any bypass to occur which does not cause pretreatment standards or requirements to be violated, but only if it also is for essential maintenance to assure efficient operation. These bypasses are not subject to the provision of Subsection C(3) and (4) of this section.
(3) 
Notice.
(a) 
If a user knows in advance of the need for a bypass, it shall submit prior notice to the Superintendent, at least 10 days before the date of the bypass, if possible.
(b) 
A user shall submit oral notice to the Superintendent of an unanticipated bypass that exceeds applicable pretreatment standards within 24 hours from the time it becomes aware of the bypass.
(c) 
A written submission shall also be provided within five days of the time the user becomes aware of the bypass. The written submission shall contain a description of the bypass and its cause, the duration of the bypass, including exact dates and times, and, if the bypass has not been corrected, the anticipated time it is expected to continue and steps taken or planned to reduce, eliminate and prevent reoccurrence of the bypass. The Superintendent may waive the written report on a case-by-case basis if the oral report has been received within 24 hours.
(4) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
Bypass is prohibited and the Superintendent may take an enforcement action against a user for a bypass, unless:
[1] 
Bypass was unavoidable to prevent loss of life, personal injury or severe property damage;
[2] 
There were no feasible alternatives to the bypass, such as the use of auxiliary treatment facilities, retention of untreated wastes or maintenance during normal periods of equipment downtime. This condition is not satisfied if adequate backup equipment should have been installed in the exercise of reasonable engineering judgment to prevent a bypass which occurred during normal periods of equipment downtime or preventive maintenance; and
[3] 
The user submitted notices as required under Subsection C(3) of this section.
(b) 
The Superintendent may approve an anticipated bypass, after considering its adverse effects, if the Superintendent determines that it will meet the three conditions listed in Subsection C(4)(a) of this section.

§ 208-45 Miscellaneous provisions.

A. 
Pretreatment charges and fees. The City may adopt reasonable fees for reimbursement of costs of setting up and operating the City's pretreatment program which may include:
(1) 
Fees for wastewater discharge permit applications, including the cost of processing such applications;
(2) 
Fees for monitoring, inspection and surveillance procedures, including the cost of collection and analyzing a user's discharge and reviewing monitoring reports submitted by users;
(3) 
Fees for reviewing and responding to accidental discharge procedures and construction;
(4) 
Fees for filing appeals; and
(5) 
Other fees as the City may deem necessary to carry out the requirements contained herein. These fees relate solely to the matters covered by this chapter and are separate from all other fees, fines and penalties chargeable by the City.
B. 
Severability. If any provision of this chapter is invalidated by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall not be effected and shall continue in full force and effect.