Section 22-222.1 Reporting accidental or slug discharges.


    (a) In the case of any discharge, including, but not limited, to, accidental discharges, discharges of a nonroutine, episodic nature, a noncustomary batch discharge, or a slug load, that may cause potential problems for the POTW, the user shall immediately telephone and notify the director of the incident. This notification shall include the location of the discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume, if known, and corrective actions taken by the user.

    (b) Within five (5) days following such discharge, the user shall, unless waived by the director, submit a detailed written report describing the cause(s) of the discharge and the measures to be taken by the user to prevent similar future occurrences. Such notification shall not relieve the user of any expense, loss, damage, or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the POTW, natural resources, or any other damage to person or property; nor shall such notification relieve the user of any fines, penalties, or other liability which may be imposed pursuant to this ordinance.

    (c) A notice shall be permanently posted on the user's bulletin board or other prominent place advising employees whom to call in the event of a discharge described in paragraph (a) above. Employers shall ensure that all employees who may cause such a discharge to occur, are advised of the emergency notification procedure.

     (d) A documented and verified operating upset, as defined in Sec. 22-210, shall be an affirmative defense to any enforcement action brought against the user for violations attributable to the upset event.

(Ord. No. 14914, § 1, 8-5-96; Ord. No. 16734, § 1, 1-2-01)


(Ord. 16734, Amended, 01/02/2001, Prior Text)