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17.34.050 Pretreatment and Pollution Control Required.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 185397 and 186902, effective December 26, 2014.)

A.  The Director may require dischargers to install treatment facilities or make structural modifications to their facilities or equipment, or make operation changes, process modifications, or take other measures to protect the City sewer system, to comply with requirements  of this Chapter or any applicable state or federal requirements.  The Director may require that such actions be taken within the shortest reasonable time.  Compliance deadlines will be based on construction time and the confirmed or potential impact of the untreated industrial wastewater on the City sewer system.  Such structures and site modifications must be reviewed and approved by the Director to determine sufficiency.

B.  Any requirement of this Chapter may be incorporated as a part of an industrial wastewater discharge permit issued under Section 17.34.070 or any other enforcement document and made a condition of issuance of such permit or discharge authorization for the industrial wastewater from such facility.

C.  Plans, specifications and other information relating to the construction or installation of required pretreatment facilities and source control measures must be submitted to the Director.  A permit or permit review may be required.  No construction or installation may commence until written approval of plans and specifications by the Director is obtained.  No person, by virtue of such approval, will be relieved of compliance with other local, state or federal laws relating to construction and permits.  Every facility must be constructed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and installed and maintained at the expense of the discharger.

D.  Any person constructing or implementing pretreatment facilities or source control measures may be required to install and maintain at the discharger’s own expense a sampling manhole or other suitable monitoring access for checking and investigating the discharge to the City sewer.  The sampling manhole or monitoring access must be placed in a location designated by the Director and in accordance with specifications approved by the Director.