Borough of Lake City, PA
Erie County
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A wastewater discharge permit shall be issued for a specified time period, not to exceed 5 years. A wastewater discharge permit may be issued for a period less than 5 years, at the discretion of the Borough. Each permit shall indicate a specific date upon which it will expire, and no users may continue to discharge to the POTW after the expiration date so specified.
A wastewater discharge permit shall include such conditions as are deemed reasonably necessary by the Borough to prevent pass-through or interference with plant operations, protect the quality of the water body receiving the POTW effluent, protect worker health and safety, facilitate sludge management, re-use, recycling and disposal, and protect against damage to the POTW.
A. 
Wastewater discharge permits must contain:
(1) 
A statement that indicates the duration of the wastewater discharge permit and the specific expiration date.
(2) 
A statement that the permit is nontransferable without prior notification to Lake City Borough in accordance with § 52-54 of this Part 3, and provisions for furnishing the new owner(s) or operator(s) with a copy of the existing wastewater discharge permit;
(3) 
Effluent limits based on applicable pretreatment standards;
(4) 
Self-monitoring, sampling, reporting, notification, and recordkeeping requirements. These requirements shall include an identification of pollutants to be monitored, sampling locations, sampling frequency, and sample type based on federal, state and local law; and
(5) 
A statement of applicable civil and criminal penalties for violations of pretreatment standards and requirements, and any applicable compliance schedule. Such schedule may not extend the time for compliance beyond that required by applicable federal, state or local law.
B. 
Wastewater discharge permits may contain, but need not be limited to the following:
(1) 
Limits on the average and/or maximum rate of discharge, time of discharge and/or requirements for flow regulation and equalization.
(2) 
Requirements for the installation and operation of pretreatment technology, pollution control, or construction of appropriate containment devices, designed to reduce, eliminate, or prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW.
(3) 
Requirements for the development and implementation of spill control plans or other special conditions, to include management practices designed to prevent accidental, unanticipated, or nonroutine discharges from reaching the POTW.
(4) 
Develop and implement waste minimization plans to reduce the amount or strength of pollutants discharge to the POTW.
(5) 
The unit charge or schedule of user charges and fees for the treatment of wastewater discharged to the POTW.
(6) 
Requirements for the installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities and equipment.
(7) 
A statement that compliance with the wastewater discharge permit does not relieve the permittee of responsibility for compliance with all applicable federal and state pretreatment standards, including those which become effective during the term of the wastewater discharge permit.
(8) 
Any other conditions as deemed necessary by the supervisor to ensure compliance with this Part 3, and federal and state law, rules or regulations.
The Borough may modify a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including but not limited to the following reasons:
A. 
To incorporate any new or revised federal, state or local pretreatment standards or requirements;
B. 
To address significant alterations or additions to the user's operation, processes or wastewater volume or character since the time of wastewater discharge permit issuance;
C. 
A change in the POTW that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the authorized discharge;
D. 
Information indicating that the permitted discharge poses a threat to the Borough of Lake City POTW, Borough personnel or the receiving water;
E. 
Violation of any terms or conditions of the wastewater discharge permit;
F. 
Misrepresentations or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application or in any required reporting;
G. 
Revision of or a grant of variance from categorical pretreatment standards pursuant to 40 CFR 403.13;
H. 
To correct typographical or other errors in the wastewater discharge permit; or
I. 
To reflect a transfer of the facility ownership or operation to a new owner or operator.
A. 
Wastewater discharge permits may be transferred to a new owner or operator only if the permittee gives at least 60 days advance notice to the Borough and the Borough approves the wastewater discharge permit transfer. The notice to the Borough must include a written certification by the new owner or operator which:
(1) 
States that the new owner and/or operator has no immediate intent to change the facility's operations and processes;
(2) 
Identifies the specific date on which the transfer is to occur; and
(3) 
Acknowledges full responsibility for complying with the existing wastewater discharge permit.
B. 
Failure to provide advance notice of a transfer renders the wastewater discharge permit void as of the date of facility transfer.
A. 
The Borough may revoke a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including but not limited to the following reasons:
(1) 
Failure to notify the Borough of significant changes to the wastewater prior to the changed discharge;
(2) 
Failure to provide prior notification to the Borough of changed conditions pursuant to § 52-61 of this Part 3;
(3) 
Misrepresentation or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application;
(4) 
Falsifying self-monitoring reports;
(5) 
Tampering with monitoring equipment;
(6) 
Refusing to allow the supervisor timely access to the facility premises and records;
(7) 
Failure to meet effluent limitations;
(8) 
Failure to pay fines;
(9) 
Failure to pay sewer charges;
(10) 
Failure to meet compliance schedules;
(11) 
Failure to complete a wastewater survey or the wastewater discharge permit application;
(12) 
Failure to provide advance notice of the transfer of business ownership of a permitted facility; or
(13) 
Violation of any pretreatment standard or requirement, or any terms of the wastewater discharge permit or this Part 3.
B. 
Wastewater discharge permits shall be violable upon cessation of operations or transfer of business ownership. All wastewater discharge permits issued to a particular user are void upon the issuance of a new wastewater discharge permit to that user.
A user with an expiring wastewater discharge permit shall apply for wastewater discharge permit reissuance by submitting a complete permit application, in accordance with § 52-47 of this Part 3, a minimum of 60 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing wastewater discharge permit.
A. 
If another municipality, or user located within another municipality, contributes wastewater to the POTW, the Borough of Lake City shall enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the contributing municipality.
B. 
Prior to entering into an agreement required by Subsection A, above, the Borough shall request the following information from the contributing municipality:
(1) 
A description of the quality and volume of wastewater discharge to the POTW by the contributing municipality;
(2) 
An inventory of all users located within the contributing municipality that are discharging to the POTW; and
(3) 
Such other information as the Borough may deem necessary.
C. 
An intermunicipal agreement, as required by Subsection A above, shall contain the following conditions:
(1) 
A requirement for the contributing municipality to adopt a sewer use ordinance which is at least as stringent as this Part 3 and local limits which are at least as stringent as those set out in § 52-36 of this Part 3. The requirement shall specify that such ordinance and limits must be revised as necessary to reflect changes made to the Borough of Lake City's ordinance or local limits;
(2) 
A requirement for the contributing municipality to submit a revised user inventory on at least an annual basis;
(3) 
A provision specifying which pretreatment implementation activities, including wastewater discharge permit issuance, inspection and sampling, and enforcement, will be conducted by the contributing municipality; which of these activities will be conducted by the Borough; and which of the activities will be conducted jointly by the contributing municipality and the Borough;
(4) 
A requirement for the contributing municipality to provide the Borough with access to all information that the contributing municipality obtains as part of its pretreatment activities;
(5) 
Limits on the nature, quality, and volume of the contributing municipality's wastewater at the point where it discharges to the POTW;
(6) 
Requirement for monitoring the contributing municipality's discharge;
(7) 
A provision ensuring the Borough access to the facilities of users located within the contributing municipality's jurisdictional boundaries for the purpose of inspection, sampling, and any other duties deemed necessary by the Borough; and
(8) 
A provision specifying remedies available for breach of the terms of the intermunicipal agreement.