Sec. 19-1-1. Purpose and policy.

(a) This chapter sets forth uniform requirements for direct and indirect dischargers to the WPCF and enables the city to comply with all applicable state and federal laws required by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 USC Section 1251 et seq.) and the pretreatment regulations adopted pursuant to that Act (40 CFR Part 403 ).
(b) The objectives of this chapter are:
(1) To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the WPCF that will interfere with its operation or contaminate the resulting sludge;
(2) To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the WPCF which will pass through the WPCF inadequately treated, into the receiving water or the atmosphere or be otherwise incompatible with the WPCF;
(3) To promote reuse and recycling of industrial wastewater and sludge from the WPCF;
(4) To provide for equitable distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance and improvement of the WPCF;
(5) To protect both WPCF personnel who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public;
(6) To enable the city to comply with its NPDES Permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements, and all federal or state laws to which the WPCF is subject;
(7) To enable the city to comply with foreseeable extensions of federal or state regulations, including implementation of National Toxics Rule or California Toxics Rule criteria promulgated pursuant to the Act and contained 40 CFR Part 131, or a water quality control plan adopted or proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board pursuant to Water Code Section 13170.
(c) This chapter provides for the regulation of direct and indirect dischargers to the WPCF through the issuance of wastewater discharge permits to certain nondomestic users, including all industrial users and enforcement of general requirements for other users; authorizes monitoring, compliance and enforcement activities; requires industrial user reporting; assumes that existing users' capacity will not be preempted; and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the programs established in this chapter.
(d) This chapter shall apply both to persons in the city and to persons outside the city who are users of the WPCF.
(e) This chapter establishes both a wastewater industrial pretreatment program (the “WIPP”) and a pollution prevention program (the “PPP”). The WIPP establishes regulations applicable to all SIUs and CIUs, including mandatory permitting and discharge requirements, sampling and reporting. The PPP is intended to supplement the WIPP by allowing the oversight of users who are not SIUs or CIUs, but whose discharge may be of concern to the WPCF. Where users are identified as having the potential to be regulated under the WIPP in the future or as discharging a pollutant of concern, the director may impose regulations including permitting and discharge requirements, sampling and reporting. (Ord. No. 1271, § 1 (part).)