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17.39.080 Sampling.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 186403 and 186902, effective December 26, 2014.)  BES may sample or require a discharger to provide a representative sample of any discharge, or any material intended to be discharged, for the purposes of characterization or to determine compliance with Section 17.39.040, applicable permit conditions, DEQ or EPA requirements, or BES discharge permit or authorization.

A.  Dischargers may submit monitoring data gathered for other purposes that also satisfies these requirements.  Dischargers shall conduct sampling and analysis in accordance with 40 CFR Part 136 or other EPA- or BES-approved methods.

B.  All dischargers with continuous or routine discharges must provide a sampling manhole or other City-approved sampling location upstream of the physical connection or discharge point into the City system.  City access to the sampling location must be provided.