Water Pollution Control

Article 8
Sec 7.08.001

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ACT means the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et. seq.


1. If the industrial user is a corporation:

a. the president, secretary, treasurer, or a vice-president of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any other person who performs similar policy or decision-making functions for the corporation; or

b. the manager of one or more manufacturing, production, or operation facilities employing more than 250 persons or having gross annual sales or expenditures exceeding $25 million (in second-quarter 1980 dollars), if authority to sign documents has been assigned or delegated to the manager in accordance with corporate procedures;

2. If the industrial user is a partnership, a general partner;

3. If the industrial user is a sole proprietorship, a proprietor;

4. If the industrial user is a Federal, State or local government facility, a director or highest official appointed or designated to oversee the operation and performance of the activities of the government facility, or his/her designee.

The individuals described in 1-4 above may designate another authorized representative if the authorization is in writing, the authorization specifies the individual or position responsible for the overall operation of the facility from which the discharge originates or having overall responsibility for environmental matters for the facility, and the written authorization is submitted to the Director.

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs) means schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures and other management practices to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system or to waters of the State. BMPs may also include treatment requirements, operating procedures and practices to control plant site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal or drainage from raw material storage.

BOD (denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand) means a measure of the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter in a specified time and at a specific temperature. It is not related to the oxygen requirements in chemical combustion, being determined entirely by the availability of the material as a biochemical food and by the amount of oxygen utilized by the microorganisms during oxidation.

COD (denoting Chemical Oxygen Demand) means a quantitative measure of the amount of oxygen required for the chemical oxidation of carbonaceous (organic) material in wastewater using inorganic dichromate or permanganate salts as oxidants in a two-hour test.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL means any article, material, or supply brought to a construction site for incorporation in the building or work.

DIRECTOR, or WPC DIRECTOR means the Director of Water Pollution Control Department of the City or his duly authorized representative.

DISCHARGE means the discharge of a pollutant

DOMESTIC WASTES means wastes which are comparable to those discharged by the average residential user. The strength of domestic wastewater shall have a COD less than or equal to 400 mg/l or a BOD less than or equal to 225 mg/l and contain less than or equal to 250 mg/l suspended solids.

EPA (denoting Environmental Protection Agency) means the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or where appropriate, the term may also be used as designation for the Administrator or other duly authorized official of said agency.

EROSION means the wearing away of land surface by the action of wind, water, gravity, or a combination thereof.

EROSION CONTROL MEASURES means measures to control or prevent erosion of earth materials and to prevent pollution and siltation in adjacent waterways and storm sewers, including but not limited to, berms, slope drains, silt fences, straw bales, sediment basins, ditch checks, and other devices or measures.

ILLICIT DISCHARGE means any discharge to the municipal separate storm sewer system that is not composed entirely of storm water, except discharges pursuant to a State operating permit (other than the State operating permit for discharges from the municipal separate storm sewer) and discharges resulting from fire fighting activities.

INDIRECT STORM SEWER DISCHARGE means any discharge to a storm sewer located in another jurisdiction which is tributary to the municipal separate storm sewer system.

INDUSTRIAL USER as used in this Article means any nondomestic source of discharge or indirect storm sewer discharge into the municipal separate storm system which is regulated under Section 307 (b), (c), or (d) of the Clean Water Act, or any source listed in division A, B, D, E, or I of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual (1987), as may be amended or revised, or any solid waste disposal operation such as, but not limited to, landfills, recycling facilities, solid or hazardous waste handling or disposal facilities, and facilities which store or treat aqueous wastes as generated by facilities not located on site and which dispose of those wastes by discharging them into the City's wastewater system.

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