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Hauled Wastewater

Introduction

Any person or group of people who engage in the business of owning, operating trucks or other vehicles for the purpose of transporting and/or disposing of the contents from any domestic sewage disposal system is termed a Wastewater Hauler.  Any Wastewater Hauler who engages in the business of picking up, transporting, and disposing of the contents from any sewage disposal system at the City of Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant must comply with all of the following provisions of these regulations.

Registration and Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permits

Any Wastewater Hauler must be registered with and receive a Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit from the Department of Public Service, Division of Water & Wastewater Treatment.  New Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permits will be issued each year by the Department of Public Service

To apply for a Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit or permit renewal, the Wastewater Hauler must file in writing a Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit Application with the Department of Public Service with such information as the Director may require.  In addition, each applicant must:  1) Submit to the Department the owner's legal address and the legal business address and type of business.  2) Submit to the Department the number of trucks, tank capacity in gallons of each truck, and license number of all trucks.  The Wastewater Hauler's insurance company must also file a Certificate of Insurance to verify that they have adequate comprehensive automotive liability insurance.  Send the completed Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit Application and Certificate of Insurance to:

 

Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment

 

Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

4657 Dupont Road

 

Oregon, Ohio 43616

Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit Fees

Upon acceptance of the Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit Application by the Department of Public Service a Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit Fee will be required of the Wastewater Hauler before said Hauler will be issued a Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit.  This fee is a registration fee required by the City and shall be paid by cash, or check payable to "City of Oregon - Department of Public Service".  As described in section 927.31(f)(1) of the City of Oregon Municipal Code, the Director of Public Service has established the following fees for Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permits:

            Date of Permit Issuance          Permit Expiration Date             Fee 

            January 1 thru June 30             December 31                         $100.00

            July 1 thru December 31          December 31                         $ 60.00

 

Discharge Conditions

Each Wastewater Hauler shall discharge waste ONLY at the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 4657 Dupont Road.  No other location for discharging shall be permitted.

Regular discharging hours will be Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) between 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  In case of emergency, loaded discharging may be permitted only after notification of such emergency to the Superintendent, Chief Operator, or Chief Chemist in advance by telephone (419-698-7042).

Wastewater Haulers must purchase Discharge Tickets from the City of Oregon Water Division Office at 5330 Seaman Road prior to discharging waste.  Each Discharge Ticket is equal to 1,000 gallons of hauled wastewater.  All outstanding bills must be brought up-to-date before tickets will be sold to each company.  Tickets must be purchased in advance of discharging and the appropriate number of tickets must be presented at the City of Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant - Administration Building before dumping will be permitted.  Discharge tickets are non-refundable.  As described in section 927.31(f)(2) of the City of Oregon Municipal Code, the Director of Public Service has established the following fees for the discharge of hauled wastewater at the City of Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant:

            Unit Charge:                       $ 40.00 per thousand gallon load

A completed Wastewater Hauler Manifest must accompany all wastes.  The form shall contain information regarding the wastes from each waste generator.  The Wastewater Hauler shall also sign the form, indicating that they have accepted no wastes other than those listed.  A City of Oregon representative prior to discharge will review the manifest.

Each vehicle must be equipped such that a sample can be taken.  Each vehicle must have the company's name, address, and capacity in gallons, displayed in a conspicuous manner similar to that required by the Ohio State Board of Health.

Each Wastewater Hauler shall not discharge its load until approval by:

1.)      Superintendent, Chief Operator or Chief Chemist;

2.)      Chemist II, if personnel listed in #1 are unavailable;

3.)      Wastewater Operator, if personnel in #1 or 2 are unavailable.

No complete cleanup of trucks will be permitted.  Inside and outside of tank may be hosed down only.

Each Wastewater Hauler shall abide by the rules of cleanliness of the Wastewater Treatment plant:

1.)        Floors, walls, etc., must be kept clean and hosed down after each discharge.  Any spilled material must also be hosed from the road.

2.)        All drivers will be responsible for washing down the disposal site after discharging.  Water and hoses will be made available.

3.)        The disposal site will be inspected after each discharge and violators will be subject to enforcement.

Each applicant must have the following comprehensive automotive liability:

1.)        Insurance not less than $ 250,000 each occurrence and $ 500,000 aggregate for personal injury and $ 100,000 property damage in responsible insurance companies lawfully doing business in the State of Ohio.  Such policies shall contain certain provisions that the same cannot be canceled or coverage limits reduced without a ten (10) day prior notice delivered to the Director of Public Service of the City of Oregon by Registered or Certified Mail.

2.)       This insurance shall include for bodily injury and property damage the following coverage’s:  Owned automobiles; Hired automobiles; and Non-owned automobiles.

3.)        An umbrella policy can be used to satisfy the insurance limits indicated.

4.)        No Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit will be issued prior to receipt of an acceptable Certificate of Insurance.  The insurance agent with whom the hauler is insured must complete the certificate of insurance.  This certificate must be completed by the insurance company and sent directly to the Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment.  It is the responsibility of the Wastewater Hauler to ensure that this certificate is kept up to date.  If said certificate expires all privileges shall be revoked until such time as the Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment receives a new certificate.

Testing Procedures

The contents of every Wastewater Hauler vehicle are subject to preliminary sampling and testing before discharging into the approved site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The sampling and testing by the City shall test for compliance under Chapter 927 of the Oregon Municipal Code.  In addition to the standards set out in Chapter 927 of the Oregon Municipal Code, the discharger shall not exceed the following standards:

Parameter                                                                   Maximum Concentration

Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (cBOD)            10,000 mg/l

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)                                        60,000 mg/l

Total Phosphorous                                                                      100 mg/l

Total Suspended Solids                                                         60,000 mg/l

Any Wastewater Hauler's tank contents that exceed the carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand, total phosphorous, and/or total suspended solids discharge limitations may be subject to extra-strength surcharge fees.

Any Wastewater Hauler's tank contents that do not pass preliminary testing procedures will be subject to additional specific testing to determine the nature of the contents.  The Wastewater Hauler may also be required to suspend the discharging of wastes until the analysis is complete.

The City may refuse to accept any hauled wastewater if it is deemed unsatisfactory for discharge at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Nondomestic Waste

Any hauled wastewater identified as a nondomestic or industrial waste, as defined in Chapter 927 of the Oregon Municipal Code, or the Wastewater Hauler Discharge Permit must be presampled prior to pick-up by the Wastewater Hauler, and the results of that sampling submitted to the City of Oregon.  The permittee must receive approval from the Director prior to pick-up and hauling of said commercial or industrial wastewater.

Any commercial or industrial wastewater that may cause pass through of pollutants or interference with the wastewater treatment plant operations or that violates Federal, State, or local restrictions shall not be discharged to the wastewater treatment plant.

Any wastewater transported from an industry subject to categorical pretreatment standards must meet the applicable Federal categorical standards.  Authorization by the City of Oregon prior to discharge must be obtained for the hauling of categorical wastewater.

Discharge of material considered a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to the wastewater treatment plant is prohibited.

Enforcement

A.     Discharging of illegal; or unacceptable wastewater:

1.)        Indefinite suspension of discharge privileges.  Suspension to be reviewed by the Director to determine length and degree.

2.)        Reimbursement for additional treatment costs, expenses or damages incurred due to illegal unacceptable discharge.

B.    Discharging wastewater at unapproved location:

1.)        Discharges shall be deemed a violation of Section 927.99 of the Oregon Municipal Code and shall be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

C.    Transporting of illegal; or unacceptable wastewater to the City of Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant with the intent to discharge:

1.)        Indefinite suspension of discharge privileges.  Suspension to be reviewed by the Director to determine length and degree.

D.    Violation of cleanliness rules:

1.)        First Violation:  Notice of Violation requiring written response within 10 working days.  (If no violation occurs within one (1) year period, the company's violation record shall be cleared).

2.)        Second Violation:  Administrative Order with five (5) days suspension of discharge privileges.  (If no violation occurs within one (1) year period, the company's violation record shall be cleared.)

3.)        Third Violation:  Administrative Order with thirty (30) day suspension of discharge privileges.  (If no violation occurs within one (1) year period, the company's violation record shall be cleared.)

4.)        Fourth Violation:  Administrative Order with one (1) year suspension of discharge privileges.

E.     Failure to have discharge ticket(s) shall result in refusal to allow discharge of wastewater.

F.     Failure to have a completed Wastewater Hauler Manifest shall result in refusal to allow discharge of wastewater.

G.    Failure to enter the appropriate information into the Wastewater Hauler Unloading Report shall result in refusal to allow discharge of wastewater.

H.    Failure to respond in writing, within ten (10) working days of receipt of a notice of violation letter from the City of Oregon shall result in suspension of discharge privileges until the City receives a satisfactory written response.

I.      Failure to pay outstanding charges, fees, fines and/or penalties within thirty (30) days of receipt of invoice shall result in suspension of discharge privileges until the outstanding debts are resolved.

J.     Discharging of wastewater, which exceeds pH limits, shall result in a minimum $250 penalty.

 

 

 
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