Township of Cranberry, PA
Butler County
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[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
A wastewater discharge permit shall be issued for a specified time period, not to exceed three years from the effective date of the permit. A wastewater discharge permit may be issued for a period of less than three years, at the discretion of the Township. Each wastewater discharge permit will indicate a specific date upon which it will expire.
[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
1. 
A wastewater discharge permit shall include such conditions as are deemed reasonably necessary by the Township to prevent pass-through or interference, protect the quality of the stream receiving the treatment plant's effluent, protect worker health and safety, facilitate sludge management and disposal, and protect against damage to the POTW.
2. 
Wastewater discharge permits may contain the following:
A. 
A statement that indicates the wastewater discharge permit duration, which in no event shall exceed three years.
B. 
A statement that the wastewater discharge permit is nontransferable without prior notice to the Township in accordance with § 19-504 and provisions for furnishing the new owner or operator with a copy of the existing wastewater discharge permit.
C. 
Effluent limits based on applicable pretreatment standards.
D. 
Self-monitoring, sampling, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements. These requirements shall include an identification of pollutants to be monitored, sampling location, sampling frequency, and sample type.
E. 
A statement of applicable civil and criminal penalties for violation of the pretreatment standards and requirements and any applicable compliance schedule. Such schedule may not extend the time for compliance beyond that required by applicable federal, commonwealth, or local law.
F. 
Limits on average and/or maximum rate of discharge, time of discharge, and/or requirements for flow regulation and equalization.
G. 
Requirements for the installation of pretreatment technology, pollution control, or construction of appropriate containment devices designed to reduce, eliminate, or prevent the introduction of pollutants into the treatment works.
H. 
Requirements for the development and implementation of spill control plans or other special conditions, including management practices necessary to adequately prevent accidental, unanticipated, or nonroutine discharges.
I. 
Development of waste minimization plans to reduce the amount of pollutants discharged to the POTW.
J. 
Requirements for the installation and maintenance of inspection and sampling facilities and equipment.
K. 
Other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Township to ensure compliance with this chapter, and commonwealth and federal laws, rules and regulations.
[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
The Township 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, commonwealth, or local pretreatment standards or requirements;
B. 
To address significant alterations or additions to the user's operation, processes, or wastewater volume or character after 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 that the permitted discharge poses a threat to the Township's POTW, Township personnel, or the receiving waters;
E. 
Violation of any of the 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; or
G. 
To reflect a transfer of the facility ownership or operation to a new owner or operator.
[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
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Wastewater discharge permits may be transferred to a new owner or operator only if the permittee gives at least 45 days' advance notice to the Township, and the Township approves the wastewater discharge permit transfer. The notice to the Township must include a written certification by the new owner or operator which:
A. 
States that the new owner and/or operator has no immediate intent to change the facility's operations and processes;
B. 
Identifies the specific date on which the transfer will occur; and
C. 
Acknowledges full responsibility for complying with the existing wastewater discharge permit.
2. 
Failure to provide advance notice of a transfer renders the wastewater discharge permit void as of the date of facility transfer.
[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
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The Township may revoke a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
A. 
Failure to notify the Township of significant changes to the wastewater prior to the changed discharge;
B. 
Failure to provide prior notification to the Township of changed conditions pursuant to § 19-602;
C. 
Misrepresentation or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge application;
D. 
Falsifying self-monitoring reports;
E. 
Tampering with monitoring equipment;
F. 
Refusing to allow the Township timely access to the facility premises and records;
G. 
Failure to meet effluent limitations;
H. 
Failure to pay fines;
I. 
Failure to pay sewer charges, including wastewater discharge permit fees;
J. 
Failure to meet compliance schedules;
K. 
Failure to complete a wastewater survey or the wastewater discharge permit application;
L. 
Failure to provide advance notice of the transfer of business ownership of a permitted facility; or
M. 
Violation of any pretreatment standard or requirement, or any terms of the wastewater discharge permit or this chapter.
2. 
Wastewater discharge permits shall be voidable 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.
[Ord. 2006-373, 9/7/2006]
A user with an expiring wastewater permit shall apply for wastewater discharge permit reissuance by submitting a complete permit application, in accordance with § 19-405, a minimum of 45 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing wastewater discharge permit.