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12 - Sewers
ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL
ss. 12-1. Definitions.
ss. 12-2. Use of public sewers generally; construction or installation of cesspool, septic tank, privy, etc.; issuance of building permits.
ss. 12-3. Entry of inspectors for inspection, testing, etc.
ss. 12-4. Injuring, defacing, etc., sewage works.
ss. 12-5. Causing or permitting surface or roof water to enter sanitary sewer system.
ss. 12-6. Notice of violation; continuance of violation after notice; liability of violator for loss, expense, etc., suffered by town.
ARTICLE II. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF SEWERS.
ss. 12-7. Permits - Required
ss. 12-8. Same - Classes, applications and fees for building sewers.
ss. 12-9. Costs; indemnification of town for loss or damage.
ss. 12-10. Separate connection for each building required; exception. ss. 12-11. Use of old building sewers in connection with new buildings.
ss. 12-12. Construction methods and materials to conform with certain codes and regulations.
ss. 12-13. Elevation of building sewer.
ss. 12-14. Roof downspouts, foundation drains, etc.
ss. 12-15. Applicability of A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. manual of practice; tightness of connection.
ss. 12-16. Notice of readiness for inspection and connection; supervision of connection.
ss. 12-17. Barricading and lighting of excavations; restoration of disturbed streets, sidewalks, etc.
ARTICLE III. USE OF SEWERS.
ss. 12-18. Discharge of surface water, industrial process water, etc.
ss. 12-19. Prohibited discharges.
ss. 12-20. Conditional discharges - Generally.
ss. 12-21. Same - Actions of superintendent on determination of hazardous condition, etc.
ss. 12-22. Grease, oil and sand interceptors.
ss. 12-23. Maintenance of preliminary treatment and flow-equalizing facilities.
ss. 12-24. Control manholes and related appurtenances to be installed and maintained by owner.
ss. 12-25. Testing methods.
ss. 12-26. Industrial concern may contract with city for waste treatment.
ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL.
Section 12-1. Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section: Average Daily Flow. The total volume of sewage in gallons measured at a metering station or other point during a continuous period of 365 days divided by 365. Biochemical oxygen demand or BOD. The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at twenty degrees centigrade, expressed in milligrams per liter. Building drain. That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five feet, 1.5 meters, outside the inner face of the building wall. Building sewer. The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal. Categorical Pretreatment Standards. Pollutant discharge limitations for specific industrial user categories promulgated under federal law by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Combined sewer. A sewer receiving both surface-runoff and sewage. Garbage. Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce. Industrial wastes. The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage. Interfere. An inhibition or disruption of the Town's wastewater works, its treatment processes or operations, or its sludge processes, use or disposal, which is a cause of, or significantly contributes to a violation of any requirement of the Town's NPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation) or the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal. Major Industrial User. An industry discharging wastewater to a public sewer with: (i) an average daily flow greater than five thousand gallons per day, (ii) a maximum daily flow greater than ten thousand gallons per day, (iii) pollutants that may interfere with or passthrough the Town's wastewater works, (iv) toxic amounts of pollutants, or (v) pollutants from an industrial process regulated by categorical pretreatment standards. Maximum Daily Flow. The highest volume in gallons measured at a metering station or other point during any continuous twenty-four hour period. Natural Outlet. Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or groundwater. Pass Through. Quantities or concentrations of pollutants that cause or significantly contribute to a violation of the Town's NPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation caused by another source). pH. The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution. Properly Shredded Garbage. The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than one-half inch, 1.27 centimeters, in any dimension. Public Sewer. Any sewer owned or maintained by the City and any sewer situated outside the City that is owned or maintained by a city, town, or district that discharges into the Town's wastewater treatment works. Sanitary Sewer. A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and groundwaters are not intentionally admitted. Sewage. A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and storm-waters as may be present. Sewage Treatment Plant. Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage. Sewage Works. All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage. Sewer. A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage. Slug. Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen minutes, more than five times the average twenty-four hour concentration or flows during normal operation. Storm Drain or Storm Sewer. A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluted cooling water. Superintendent. The superintendent of the waste water treatment plant of the town or his authorized deputy, agent or representative. Suspended Solids. Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering. Watercourse. A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently. (5-12-72, Art. 1.)
Section 12-2. Use of public sewers generally; construction or installation of cesspool, septic tank, privy, etc.; issuance of building permits. 2 (a) The owner or other person having control of any existing building or buildings hereafter erected or converted into a dwelling to be occupied by one or more families and from which a public sewer is accessible shall, in a manner and within a period of time satisfactory to the board of health, cause such building to be connected with such public sewer. (b) No cesspool, septic tank, permanent vault, privy or other means of sewage disposal shall hereafter be constructed or installed in this town until a permit has first been obtained from the board of health. (c) No building permit for a dwelling house or other inhabited building shall be issued until the board of health has approved the proposed lot as suitable from a sanitary point of view for human habitation. No building permit shall be issued for a dwelling house on an unsewered street until a permit for a sewage disposal installation has been obtained from the board of health. (10-3-72.)
Section 12-3. Entry of inspectors for inspection, testing, etc. (a) The superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the town bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this chapter; except, that they shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers of water-ways or facilities for waste treatment. (b) While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in subsection (a) of this section, the superintendent or duly authorized employees of the town shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company. The company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the town employees, and the town shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by town employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in section 12-24. (c) The superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the town bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the town holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within such easement; provided, that all entry and subsequent work, if any, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved. However, where a conflict exists with Section 12-27; Section 12-27 shall supercede this section. (5-12-72; 9-10-84 art. 1.)
Section 12-4 Injuring, defacing, etc., sewage works. No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct. (5-12-72, art. 4.)
Section 12-5. Causing or permitting surface or roof water to enter sanitary sewer system. No owner or person in control of premises shall knowingly cause or permit surface or roof water from such premises to enter the sanitary sewer system of the town. (10-3-72)
Section 12-6. Notice of violation; continuance of violation after notice; liability of violator for loss, expense, etc., suffered by town. (a) Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter, except section 12-4, shall be served by the town with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations. (b) Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (c) Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall become liable to the town for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the town by reason of such violation. (d) Any person or legal entity violating any of the provisions of this bylaw shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed Five Thousand (5,000) Dollars for each day of violation of any such rule or regulation under authority granted by Section 10 of Chapter 83 of the General Laws, as amended. (5-12-72, Art. 6; 5-30-89 - art. 52.)
ARTICLE II. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF SEWERS.
Section 12 - 7. Permits - Required. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the superintendent. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss l.)
Section 12-8. Same - Classes, applications, and fees for building sewers. There shall be two classes of building sewer permits; 1) for service to buildings producing residential or commercial wastes, and 2) for service to buildings producing industrial wastes. The owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the Town. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgement of the superintendent. Permit fees for each class shall be set by the Board of Selectmen. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 2: 5-29-90, art. 6.)
Section 12-9. Costs; Indemnification of Town for loss or damage. The Board of Selectmen may enter into an agreement with a developer or other person to construct and install a sewer in a public way in accordance with Town standards at no cost to the Town, upon such terms and conditions as they deem to be in the best interest of the Town, said sewer to become Town property upon its completion. All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of sewers within a public way (from an existing sewer line to the point of entry upon said private property) shall be borne by the person making application for connection according to a fee schedule set by the Board of Selectmen. (5-12-72, art. 2 ss 3; 5-24-76 art. 67; 12-11-89, art. 5; 5-29-90, art. 7)
Section 12-10. Separate connection for each building required; exception. A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 4.)
Section 12-11. Use of old building sewers in connection with new buildings. Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the superintendent, to meet all requirements of this chapter. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 5.)
Section 12-12. Construction methods and materials to conform with certain codes and regulations. The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A. S. T. M. and W. P. C. F. manual of practice no. 9 shall apply. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 6.)
Section 12-13. Elevation of building sewer. Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 7.)
Section 12-14. Roof downspouts, foundation drains, etc. 3 No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 8.)
Section 12-15. Applicability of A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. manual of practice; tightness of construction. The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing codes or other applicable rules and regulations of the town, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. manual of practice. no. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the superintendent before installation. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 9.) ADAMS
Section 12-16. Notice of readiness for inspection and connection; supervision of connection. An applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the superintendent or his representative. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 10.)
Section 12-17. Barricading and lighting of excavations; restoration of disturbed streets, sidewalks, etc. All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the town. (5-12-72, art. 2, ss 11.)
ARTICLE III. USE OF SEWERS.
Section 12-18. Discharge of surface water, industrial process water, etc. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer. (a) Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designed as combined sewers or storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the superintendent. (b) Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the superintendent, to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 1, 2.)
Section 12-19. Prohibited discharges. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewer: (a) Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas. (b) Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant. (c) Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works. (d) Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of sewage works such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, underground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 3.)
Section 12-20. Conditional discharges - Generally. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters or wastes if it appears likely, in the opinion of the superintendent, that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process or equipment having an adverse effect on the receiving stream, can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property or can constitute a nuisance. In forming his opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability of wastes in the sewage treatment plant and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are: (a) Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit, sixty-five degrees centigrade. (b) Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred mg/1 or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two and one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit, zero and sixty-five degrees centigrade. (c) Any garbage that has not been property shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths horsepower, 0.76 hp. metric, or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the superintendent. (d) Any waters or wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions, whether neutralized or not. (e) Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc and similar objectionable or toxic substances or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the superintendent for such materials. (f) Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste or odor-producing substances in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the superintendent as necessary after treatment of the composite sewage to meet the requirements of the state, federal or other public agencies or jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters. (g) Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the superintendent in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations. (h) Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 9.5. (i) Materials which exert or cause: (1) Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids such as, but not limited to, fuller's earth, lime slurries and lime residues or of dissolved solids such as, but not limited to, sodium chloride and sodium sulfate. (2) Excessive discoloration such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions. (3) Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works. (4) Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting slugs as defined in this chapter. (j) Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 4.)
Section 12-21. Same - Actions of superintendent on determination of hazardous condition, etc. If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers which contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in subsection (a) of this section and which in the judgement of the superintendent may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the superintendent may: (a) Reject the wastes. (b) Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers. (c) Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge. (d) Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of section 12-26. (e) If the superintendent permits the pretreatment of equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the superintendent and be subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, provisions of this Code or other bylaws of the town. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 4, 5.) The Superintendent may immediately halt or prevent any discharge of pollutants to a public sewer that reasonably appears to present an imminent endangerment to the health or welfare of persons, or any such discharge presenting (or which may present) an endangerment to the environment or which threatens to interfere with operation of the City's wastewater works. Actions which may be taken by the Superintendent include, but are not limited to, seeking ex parte temporary injunctive relief, entry on private property to halt such discharge, blockage of a public sewer to halt such discharge, or demand of specific action by the discharger. The Superintendent may seek injunctive relief to enforce the terms of an industrial discharge permit or this ordinance. The Superintendent may establish pollutant discharge concentrations or mass loadings as necessary to protect the sewage works as well as to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. The Superintendent shall notify industries that are subject to Section 12-27 of applicable federal, state and local pretreatment regulations, including but not limited to pollutant discharge limitations, compliance deadlines and any revisions to such regulations. (9-10-84, art. 1.)
Section 12-22. Grease, oil and sand interceptors. Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients; except, that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 6.)
Section 12-23. Maintenance of preliminary treatment and flow-equalizing facilities. Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 7.)
Section 12-24. Control manholes and related appurtenances to be installed and maintained by owner. When required by the superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole, together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safety located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 8.)
Section 12-25. Testing methods. All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the American Public Health Association, and shall be determined at the control manhole provided or upon suitable samples taken at such control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property. The particular analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four hour composite of all outfalls of a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four hour composites of all outfalls, whereas pH's are determined from periodic grab samples. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 9.)
Section 12-26. Industrial concern may contract with city for waste treatment. No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the town and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the town for treatment, subject to payment therefor, by the industrial concern. (5-12-72, art. 3, ss 9.) Any agreement with an industrial concern shall require compliance with categorical pretreatment standards, unless a waiver is expressly granted under the applicable regulations. In no case can federal prohibited discharge standards be waived. (Amended September 10, 1984, art. 1.)
Section 12-27. Industrial Pretreatment Program Requirements. (a) All persons discharging wastewater into a public sewer shall comply with federal and state industrial pretreatment regulations (as amended). Industries shall comply with federal and state general pretreatment standards and with applicable categorical standards. Compliance with such standards shall be achieved no later than the date such standard is effective, unless a shorter compliance time is specified by the Superintendent. (b) The Superintendent shall randomly sample and analyze the discharges of industries connected to a public sewer and shall conduct surveillance and inspection activities to identify, independent of information supplied by such persons, occasional and continuing non-compliance with this ordinance (as amended). Such activities may be conducted without prior notice and need not be confined to normal business hours. (c) Within 120 calendar days after the effective date of the by-laws amendment, major industrial users shall apply for an industrial discharge permit. Such application shall be made by completing a form developed by the Superintendent. Beginning 240 calendar days after the effective date of this ordinance amendment, no major industrial user may continue to discharge wastewater to a public sewer without an industrial discharge permit duly issued by the Superintendent. (d) The terms of an industrial discharge permit may be modified by the Superintendent and a reasonable time provided for compliance with such modified terms. Violations of the terms of such permits are violations of the by-laws. Where a conflict exists between the terms of a duly issued permit and the by-laws, the permit shall govern. However, under no circumstances can federal and state regulations be waived, unless done so in accordance with appropriate procedures for variances or waivers. Permits may be issued for a maximum period of three years and may not be transferred to a new owner or occupant of the premises without the Superintendent's written approval. A permit may be revoked by the Superintendent if its terms are not met. (e) All new major industrial users proposing to discharge wastewater to a public sewer shall apply for an industrial user discharge permit at least 60 calendar days before connecting to the public sewer. As part of such application, the Superintendent may require the applicant to obtain written certification from the appropriate federal and state regulatory agencies as to whether the applicant falls within particular industrial categories or subcategories for purposes of industrial pretreatment standards. (f) Within 90 calendar days after adoption by a federal or state regulatory agency of a categorical pretreatment standard, existing industries subject to such standards shall submit an application to amend the industrial discharge permit. This application for an amendment shall contain information required under applicable federal and state industrial pretreatment reporting regulations in the form required by the Superintendent. (Such a permit amendment application is in addition to the industrial user discharge permit application required above.) Such information, as a minimum, shall include: - the name and address of the facility, including the name of the operators and the owners; - a list of all environmental permits held by or for the facility; - a brief description of the nature, average rate of production, and Standard Industrial Classification of the operations carried out at such facility; - a schedule of actions to be taken to comply with the categorical standards; information showing the measured average daily and maximum daily flow, in gallons per day, to the public sewer from regulated process streams and from other streams; - an identification of the industrial pretreatment standards applicable to each regulated process; and - an analysis identifying the nature and concentration of pollutants in the discharge. The Superintendent may require that additional information be included in such application. (g) Beginning 180 calendar days after the adoption of federal or state categorical pretreatment standards, industries subject to such standards may not discharge industrial wastes from processes regulated by such categorical standards to a public sewer, unless an industrial discharge permit amendment is approved by the Superintendent and its terms are being met. Such permit amendment may include a compliance schedule for activities necessary to meet pretreatment standards. (h) Within 90 days after the date for final compliance by existing industries with applicable categorical pretreatment standards, or in the case of a new source, following commencement of the introduction of wastewater into a public sewer, such industries shall submit a report indicating the nature and concentration of pollutants in the discharge from the regulated process(es) as governed by categorical pretreatment standards and the average and maximum daily flow for these process units. Such report shall state whether the applicable pretreatment standards are being met on a consistent basis and, if not, what additional operation and maintenance practices or pretreatment is necessary. Such industrial users shall also submit before June 1 and December 1 of each year, unless required more frequently by the Superintendent, a report indicating the nature and concentration of pollutants in the discharge, average and maximum daily flows, and violations of applicable categorical pretreatment standards. Additional requirements for such periodic reports may be imposed by the Superintendent. (i) Industries shall immediately (no later than 24 hours) notify the Superintendent in person or by telephone followed by written notice (within 5 days) of any slug discharged by such user. (j) Reports and permit applications submitted by industries under this ordinance shall be signed by an authorized representative. An authorized representative may be: - A principal executive officer of at least a level of vice president, if the industrial user is a corporation. - A general partner or the proprietor, if the industrial user is a partnership or sole proprietorship: or A duly authorized representative of either of the individuals designated above, if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the subject facility. (k) Industries subject to the reporting requirements of the by-laws shall maintain records of information resulting from monitoring activities required to prepare such reports. Such records shall include for each sample: - the dates, exact place, method and time of sampling and the names of person or persons taking the sample; - the dates analyses were performed; - the name(s) of the person(s) performing the analyses; - the analytical techniques and methods used; and - the results of such analyses. Such records shall be maintained for a minimum of three years and shall be made available for inspection and copying by the Superintendent. (l) Information and data submitted to the Superintendent relating to wastewater discharge characteristics shall be available to the public and governmental agencies without restriction. Other such information shall be available to the public and governmental agencies without restriction, unless the person providing such information specifically requests and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Superintendent that the release of such information would divulge processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets. Trade secrets shall not be made available for inspection by the public, but may be made available upon the written request of governmental agencies for their use regarding this ordinance, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and State Disposal System permits and/or the pretreatment program. Information accepted by the Superintendent as being a trade secret shall not be provided by the Superintendent to any governmental agencies, unless a 10 day notification thereof is given to the person who provided the trade secret to the Superintendent. (m) No person may utilize dilution as a means of complying with federal, state or local discharge limitations. The Superintendent may impose mass limitations (in addition to concentration limitations) on the discharge of any pollutant by any person. (n) The Superintendent shall annually publish the names of industries causing significant violations of this ordinance during the previous twelve months in the largest daily newspaper published in the City. For purposes of this provision, a significant violation includes: (i) a violation remaining uncorrected forty-five days after notification of noncompliance; (ii) a failure to accurately report noncompliance; or (iii) a violation resulting in the Superintendent's exercise of emergency powers under Section 12-21. (9-10-84, art. 1) For law of the commonwealth as to sewers and drains generally, see G.L., c. 83. As to authority of the town to establish and regulate common sewers, see G.L., c. 40, ss 21. As to the board of health, see ss 2-31, 2-32 of this Code. As to garbage and refuse generally, see ch. 7. As to snow removal from sidewalks, see ss 13-2, 13-3. As to the erection and maintenance of gutters, barriers, etc., on streets and sidewalks generally, see ss 13-4. As to zoning regulations with respect to litter and pollution, see ss 15-12. 2. For law of the commonwealth as to connection to common sewer, see G.L., c 83, ss 11. 3. For law of the commonwealth requiring separate systems for plumbing for storm waters and sewage, see G.L., c. 83, ss 5. 4. For law of the commonwealth as to enforcement of laws as to sewers and drains, see G.L., c 83, ss 13. As to sewage disposal, see G.L., c. 83, ss 5 to 7.