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17.34.150 Fees.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 173138, 173414, 181846 and 185397, effective July 6, 2012.)

A.  The Director shall set annual fees by ordinance for all industrial wastewater discharge permits.  The Director shall consider:  process wastewater discharge flow;  industrial user classification;  permit status (new or renewed);  self monitoring frequency;  city monitoring frequency;  regulatory history and any regulatory permits or special requirements.

B.  Permit fees.  Fees for each fiscal year are set July 1 and billed as soon after the following January 1 as is practical. 

C.  The Director shall also have authority to set fees for all non-routine, non-domestic batch discharges to the sewer system.  Service fees for such discharges not otherwise addressed in an industrial wastewater discharge permit shall be calculated at a rate per occurrence, in addition to other applicable charges.  The rate shall be established, annually, by general ordinance.