SECTION 98-8 [WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT APPLICATION]

(A) Wastewater Analysis

When requested by The Manager, a user must submit information on the nature and characteristics of its wastewater within thirty (30) days of the request. The Manager is authorized to prepare a form for this purpose and may periodically require users to update this information.

(B) Wastewater Discharge Permit Requirement

  1. No significant industrial user shall discharge wastewater into the POTW without first obtaining a wastewater discharge permit from the Manager, except that a significant industrial user that has filed a timely application pursuant to Sec. 98-8(C) of this ordinance may continue to discharge for the time period specified therein.
  2. CCWA may require other users to obtain wastewater discharge permits as necessary to carry out the purposes of this ordinance.
  3. Any violation of the terms and conditions of a wastewater discharge permit shall be deemed a violation of this ordinance and subjects the wastewater discharge permittee to the sanctions set out in Sec. 98-13 of this ordinance. Obtaining a wastewater discharge permit does not relieve a permittee of its obligation to comply with all Federal and State pretreatment standards or requirements or with any other requirements of Federal, State, and local law.

(C) Wastewater Discharge Permitting: Existing Connections

Any user required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit who was discharging wastewater into the POTW prior to the effective date of this ordinance and who wishes to continue such discharges in the future, shall, within ninety (90) days after said date, apply to the Manager for a wastewater discharge permit in accordance with Sec. 98-8 (E) of this ordinance, and shall not cause or allow discharges to the POTW to continue after ninety (90) days of the effective date of this ordinance except in accordance with a wastewater discharge permit issued by the Manager.

(D) Wastewater Discharge Permitting: New Connections

Any user required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit that proposes to begin or recommence discharging into the POTW must obtain such permit prior to the beginning or recommencing of such discharge. An application for this wastewater discharge permit, in accordance with Sec. 98-8 (E) of this ordinance, must be filed at least ninety (90) days prior to the date upon which any discharge will begin or recommence.

(E) Wastewater Discharge Permit Application Contents

All users required to obtain a wastewater discharge permit must submit a permit application, which includes but is not limited to the following information:

  1. All information required by Sec. 98-10 (A)(2) of this ordinance;
  2. Description of activities, facilities, and plant processes on the premises, including a list of all raw materials and chemicals used or stored at the facility which are, or could accidentally or intentionally be, discharged to the POTW;
  3. Number and type of employees, hours of operation, and proposed or actual hours of operation;
  4. Each product produced by type, amount, process or processes, and rate of production;
  5. Type and amount of raw materials processed (average and maximum per day);
  6. Site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans, and details to show all sewers, floor drains, and appurtenances by size, location, and elevation, and all points of discharge;
  7. Time and duration of discharges; and
  8. Any other information as may be deemed necessary by the Manager to evaluate the wastewater discharge permit application.

Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be processed and will be returned to the user for revision.

(F) Application Signatories and Certification

All wastewater discharge permit applications and user reports must be signed by an authorized representative of the user and contain the following certification statement:

"I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations."

(G) Wastewater Discharge Permit Decisions

CCWA will evaluate the data furnished by the user and may require additional information. Within thirty (30) days of receipt of a complete wastewater discharge permit application, CCWA will determine whether or not to issue a wastewater discharge permit. CCWA may deny any application for a wastewater discharge permit.