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LOCAL LIMITS mean limits placed on pollutants which would interfere with
the operation of the POTW treatment plant; interfere with sludge processes, use
or disposal; cause a violation of the POTW's NPDES permit; or degrade the water
quality of the receiving body of water. Local Limits, which may be developed from
time to time pursuant to 40 CFR 403.5(c), as may be amended from time to time, establish
the maximum allowable headworks loading of pollutants on the POTW treatment plant
and are separate and distinct from Specific Pollutant Limitations set forth in Section
7.06.007 of this Article.
MEDICAL WASTE means isolation wastes, infectious agents, human blood and
blood byproducts, pathological wastes, sharps, body parts, fomites, etiologic agents,
contaminated bedding, surgical wastes, potentially contaminated laboratory wastes
and dialysis wastes.
NEW SOURCE means any building, structure, facility or installation from which
there is or may be a discharge of pollutants, the construction of which commenced
after the publication of proposed pretreatment standards under Section 307(c) of
the Act which will be applicable to such source if such standards are thereafter
promulgated in accordance with that section, provided that:
1. The building, structure, facility or installation is constructed at a site at
which no other source is located; or
2. The building, structure, facility or installation totally replaces the process
or production equipment that causes the discharge of pollutants at an existing source;
3. The production or wastewater generating processes of the building, structure,
facility or installation are substantially independent of an existing source at
the same site. In determining whether these are substantially independent, factors
such as the extent to which the new facility is integrated with the existing plant,
and the extent to which the new facility is engaged in the same general type of
activity as the existing source, should be considered.
Construction on a site at which an existing source is located results in a modification
rather than a new source if the construction does not create a new building, structure,
facility or installation meeting the criteria of 2 or 3 above but otherwise alters,
replaces, or adds to existing process or production equipment.
Construction of a new source as defined under this paragraph has commenced if the
owner or operator has:
1. Begun, or caused to begin as part of a continuous onsite construction program
a. Any placement, assembly, or installation of facilities or equipment, or
b. Significant site preparation work including clearing, excavation, or removal
of existing buildings, structures, or facilities which is necessary for the placement,
assembly, or installation of new source facilities or equipment; or
2. Entered into a binding contractual obligation for the purchase of facilities
or equipment which are intended to be used in its operation within a reasonable
time. Options to purchase or contracts which can be terminated or modified without
substantial loss, and contracts for feasibility, engineering, and design studies
do not constitute a contractual obligation under this paragraph.
NONDOMESTIC USER means any person who contributes, causes or permits the
contribution of nondomestic wastes into the City's POTW, either directly or by indirect
NONDOMESTIC WASTES means the wastes from industrial processes (including
wastes from any sources identified as industrial users as defined in this Section),
trade or business (including food preparation concerns and businesses operated from
a residence), as distinct from domestic or sanitary wastes.
NPDES (denoting National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) means the
denoted system or the permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of the Act (33 U.S.C.
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OIL AND GREASE means oil, fat, grease or other substance measured by standard
OXYGEN DEMAND means the quantity of oxygen utilized in the oxidation of substances
in a specified time, at a specified temperature, and under specified conditions.
PASS THROUGH means a discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the State
in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge
or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of
the POTW's NPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a
PERSON means any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation,
group, partnership, copartnership, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental
entity or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.
The masculine gender shall include the feminine, the singular shall include the
plural where indicated by the context.
pH means the logarithm (base 10) of the reciprocal of the concentration of
hydrogen ions expressed in grams per liter of solution.
POLLUTANT means any filter backwash, dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator
residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological
materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand,
cellar dirt and nondomestic, domestic, municipal, and agricultural waste discharged
POLLUTION means contamination or other alteration of the physical, chemical
or biological properties of any water of the State, including change in temperature,
taste, color, turbidity or odor of the waters, or discharge of any liquid, gaseous,
solid, radioactive or other substance into any waters of the State which will or
is reasonably certain to create a nuisance or render the waters harmful, detrimental
or injurious to public health, safety or welfare, or to domestic, industrial, agricultural,
recreational or other legitimate beneficial uses, or to wild animals, birds, fish
or other aquatic life.
POTW (denoting Publicly Owned Treatment Works) means the treatment works
as defined by Section 212 of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1292) which is owned by the State
or a municipality, including any devices and systems used in the collection, storage,
treatment, recycling, and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid
nature and any conveyances which convey wastewater to the POTW wastewater treatment
plant. The term also means the municipal entity having jurisdiction over the discharges
to and from such a treatment works.
PRETREATMENT means the reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination
of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater
prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into
a POTW. The reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical or biological
processes or process changes or other means, except as prohibited by 40 CFR 403.6
(d), as may be amended from time to time.
PRETREATMENT REQUIREMENT means any substantive or procedural requirement
contained in the City's approved pretreatment program imposed on a nondomestic user,
other than a pretreatment standard.
PRETREATMENT STANDARDS means prohibited discharge standards which appear
in Section 7.06.005 of this Article, categorical pretreatment standards, pollutant
discharge limits promulgated by the Missouri Clean Water Commission in accordance
with Section 644.026(16) RSMo, which apply to industrial users, Specific Pollutant
Limitations which appear in Section 7.06.007 of this Article, and Local Limits.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE means the wastes from the preparation, cooking,
and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles
will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers,
with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
PUBLIC SEWER means a sewer that is owned by the City of Independence.
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