Village of Brewster, NY
Putnam County
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All users of the Village POTW will comply with all standards and requirements of the Act and standards and requirements promulgated pursuant to the Act, including but not limited to 40 CFR Parts 406 to 471.
A. 
No user shall contribute or cause to be contributed, in any manner or fashion, 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.
B. 
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a user may not contribute the following substances to the POTW:
(1) 
Any solids, liquids 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 a fire or an explosion or be injurious, in any way, to the POTW, or to the operation of the POTW. At no time shall both of two successive readings on a flame type explosion hazard meter, at the point of discharge into the system (or at any other point in the system), be more than 25% nor any single reading be more than 40% of the lower explosive limit (LEL) of the meter. Unless explicitly allowable by a written permit, prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethers, alcohols, carbides, hydrides and sulfides, and any other substance which the Village, the state or the EPA has determined to be a fire hazard, or hazard to the POTW.
(2) 
Solid or viscous substances which may cause obstruction to the flow in a sewer or otherwise interfere with the operation of the wastewater treatment facilities. Unless explicitly allowable by a written permit, such substances include, but are not limited to, grease, garbage with particles greater than 1/2 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, wastepaper, wood, plastics, gas, tar asphalt residues, residues from refining or processing fuel or lubricating oil, mud, or glass or stone grinding or polishing wastes.
(3) 
Any wastewater having a pH less than 5.0 or greater than 10.0, unless the POTW was specifically designed to manage such wastewater, or wastewater having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and/or POTW personnel.
(4) 
Any wastewater containing toxic pollutants in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants (including heat), 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 solids, liquids or gases which either singly or by interaction with other wastes are sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life or are sufficient to prevent entry into the sewers for their maintenance or repair.
(6) 
Oils and grease. Any commercial, institutional or industrial wastes containing fats, waxes, grease or oils which become visible solids when the wastes are cooled to 10° C. (50° F.); any petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil or products of mineral oil origin, in excess of 100 milligrams per liter or in amounts that will cause interference or pass-through.
(7) 
Any wastewater which will cause interference or pass-through.
(8) 
Any wastewater with objectionable color which is not removed in the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes, and vegetable tanning solutions.
(9) 
Any solid, liquid, vapor or gas having a temperature higher than 65° C. (150° F.); however, such materials shall not cause the POTW treatment plant influent temperature to be greater than 40° C. (104° F.). The Superintendent reserves the right, in certain instances, to prohibit or limit the discharge of wastes whose maximum temperatures are lower than 65° C.
(10) 
Unusual flow rate or concentration of wastes, constituting slugs, except by industrial wastewater permit.
(11) 
Any wastewater containing any radioactive wastes except as approved by the Superintendent, and in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.
(12) 
Any wastewater which causes a hazard to human life or which creates a public nuisance, either by itself or in combination, in any way, with other wastes.
(13) 
Any wastewater with a closed cup flashpoint of less than 140° F. or 60° C., using the test methods specified in 40 CFR Part 261.21.
(14) 
Any 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.
No person shall discharge, directly or indirectly, into the POTW wastewater containing any of the following substances in concentrations exceeding the limits on either a daily or an instantaneous basis as may be established by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees from time to time by resolution, except by permit or as provided for in § 193-87. Concentration limits are applicable to wastewater effluents at the point just prior to discharge into the POTW ("end of pipe" concentrations).
Substance
Aluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Barium
Beryllium
Bismuth
Bromine
Cadmium
Chlorides
Chlorine
Chromium (hex)
Chromium (total)
Cobalt
Copper
Cyanide (complex)
Cyanide (free)
Fluorides
Gold
Iodine
Iron
Lead
Manganese
Mercury
Molybdenum
Nickel
Phenols (total)
Selenium
Silver
Sulfates
Sulfides
Tin
Titanium
Vanadium
Zinc
A. 
Except for chromium (hex), all concentrations listed for metallic substances shall be as "total metal," which shall be defined as the value measured in a sample acidified to a pH value of two or less, without prior filtration.
B. 
As determined on a composite sample taken from the user's daily discharge over a typical operational and/or production day.
C. 
As determined on a grab sample taken from the user's discharge at any time during the daily operational and/or production period.
D. 
Other substances which may be limited are:
Substance
Alkanes, alkenes and alkynes
Aliphatic and aromatic alcohols and acids
Aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes and ketones
Aliphatic and aromatic esters
Aliphatic and aromatic halogenated compounds
Aliphatic and aromatic nitro, cyano and amino compounds
Antibiotics
Benzene derivatives
Chemical compounds which, upon acidification, alkalinization, oxidation or reduction, in the discharge or after admixture with wastewater and its components in the POTW, produce toxic, flammable or explosive compounds
Pesticides, including algicides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and rodenticides
Phthalates
Polyaromatic and polynuclear hydrocarbons
Total toxic organics (TTO), as defined in 40 CFR 433.11
Toxic organic compounds regulated by federal pretreatment standards
Unsaturated aliphatics, including those with an aldehyde, ketone or nitrile functional group
Viable pathogenic organisms from industrial processes or hospital procedures
A. 
The Village of Brewster Board of Trustees, with the advice of the Superintendent, shall, by resolution, prescribe the maximum quantity of each of the below-listed substances that shall comprise of the total influent to the POTW. Once such limits have been so determined, at no time shall the influent to the POTW contain quantities in excess of those specified.
Allowable POTW Influent Loading
Substance
Aluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Barium
Beryllium
Bismuth
Bromine
Cadmium
Chromium (hex)
Chromium (total)
Cobalt
Copper
Cyanide (complex)
Cyanide (free)
Fluoride
Gold
Iron
Lead
Manganese
Mercury
Nickel
Phenols (total)
Selenium
Silver
Sulfide
Tin
Titanium
Vanadium
Zinc
B. 
The Superintendent shall determine the total allowable influent load of each substance from significant industrial users.
(1) 
In determining the total load of each substance that significant industrial users shall be allowed to discharge, the superintendent shall consider:
(a) 
The quantities of each substance that are uncontrollable because they occur naturally in wastewater;
(b) 
The quantities of each substance that are anthropogenic but are nonetheless uncontrollable;
(c) 
Historical discharge trends;
(d) 
Past pollution control efforts of each significant industrial user as compared to other significant industrial dischargers of the same substance;
(e) 
Potential for growth in the POTW service area;
(f) 
Potential for more restrictive regulatory requirements to be placed on the POTW discharge or sludge disposal or sludge reuse method; and
(g) 
Treatability of the substance.
(2) 
The superintendent shall apply a minimum 15% safety factor to be protective of the POTW.
C. 
To assure that the total loads so calculated, for each substance, are not violated, the Superintendent shall issue permits to significant industrial users limiting discharge loads.
D. 
Permits issued in accordance with this section may allow for discharges in excess of limitations set forth under § 193-86.
A. 
Limitations on wastewater strength or mass discharge contained in this Part 2 may be supplemented with more stringent limitations when, in the opinion of the Superintendent:
(1) 
The limitations in this Part 2 are not sufficient to protect the POTW;
(2) 
The limitations in this Part 2 are not sufficient to enable the POTW treatment plant to comply with applicable water quality standards or the effluent limitations specified in the POTW's SPDES permit;
(3) 
The POTW sludge will be rendered unacceptable for disposal or reuse as the Village desires, as a result of discharge of wastewaters at the above-prescribed concentration limitations;
(4) 
Municipal employees or the public will be endangered; or
(5) 
Air pollution and/or groundwater pollution will be caused.
B. 
The limitations on wastewater strength or mass discharge shall be recalculated not less frequently than once every two years. The results of these calculations shall be reported to the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees. This Part 2 shall then be amended appropriately. Any issued industrial wastewater discharge permits which have limitations based directly on any limitations which were changed shall be revised and amended, as appropriate.
The Superintendent shall have the authority to copy any record related to wastewater discharges to the POTW.
Except where expressly authorized to do so by an applicable pretreatment standard, no user shall ever increase the use of process water or, in any other way, attempt to dilute a discharge as a partial or complete substitute for adequate treatment to achieve compliance with a pretreatment standard. Dilution flow shall be considered to be inflow.
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, flammable substances, sand or other harmful substances; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or living units. All interceptors shall be of type and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be so located to be easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. Such interceptors shall be inspected, cleaned and repaired regularly, as needed, by the owner, at his expense.
Solid waste grinders at or serving commercial establishments, institutions or industries shall not discharge into the Village POTW.
The Village of Brewster Board of Trustees may reject a user's wastewater, on recommendation of the Superintendent, when it is determined that the wastewater contains substances or possesses characteristics which have a deleterious effect on the POTW and its processes, or on the receiving water, or which constitute a public nuisance or hazard. See § 193-121.