CHAPTER 23D. URBAN STORM WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND DISCHARGE CONTROL
Article 8. Regulations and Requirements.
Sec. 23D-8-70. Containment and notification of spills.
Notwithstanding other requirements of law, as soon as any person
responsible for a facility or operation, or responsible for emergency response
for a facility or operation has information of any known or suspected release of
materials which are resulting or may result in illegal discharges or pollutants
discharging into storm water, the storm drain system or waters of the U.S. from
said facility, said person shall take all necessary steps to ensure the
discovery, containment and cleanup of such release.
In the event of such a
release of a hazardous material said person shall immediately notify emergency
response officials of the occurrence via emergency dispatch services (9-1-1).
Said person should notify the city at 661-5952 during business hours or the
county communication line for assistance during non-business hours for the
clean-up of non-hazardous materials (666-8920).
In the event of a release of
non-hazardous materials that has been contained and cleaned up, said person
shall notify the city’s public works department in person or by phone or
facsimile no later than 5:00 P.M. of the next business day. Notifications in
person or by phone shall be confirmed by written notice addressed and mailed to
the city’s public works department within three business days of the phone
If the discharge of prohibited materials emanates from a
commercial or industrial establishment, the owner or operator of such
establishment shall also retain an on-site written record of the discharge and
the actions taken to prevent its recurrence. Such records shall be retained for
at least three years. (Ord. No. 1369, § 2 (part).)