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WAC 173-220-150

Other terms and conditions.

(1) In addition to the requirements of WAC 173-220-130 and 173-220-140, each issued permit shall require that:
(a) All discharges authorized by the permit shall be consistent with the terms and conditions of the permit;
(b) Any facility expansions, production increases or process modifications which would result in new or increased discharges of pollutants causing effluent limitations in the permit to be exceeded must be reported to the department by submission of a new application or supplement thereto; or, if such discharge does not violate effluent limitations specified in the permit, by submission to the department of notice of such new or increased discharges of pollutants;
(c) Any discharge of any pollutant more frequent than or at a level in excess of that identified and authorized by the permit shall constitute a violation of the terms and conditions of the permit;
(d) The permit may be modified or revoked in whole or in part during its terms for cause including, but not limited to, the following:
(i) Violation of any term or condition of the permit;
(ii) Obtaining a permit by misrepresentation or failure to disclose fully all relevant facts;
(iii) A change in any condition that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the permitted discharge;
(iv) A determination that the permitted activity endangers human health or the environment, or contributes to water quality standards violations;
(v) Incorporation of an approved local pretreatment program into a municipality's permit;
(vi) Establishment of a toxic effluent standard or prohibition (including any schedule of compliance specified in such effluent standard or prohibition) under section 307(a) of the FWPCA for a toxic pollutant which is more stringent than any limitation upon such pollutant in the permit;
(vii) Failure or refusal of the permittee to allow entry as required in RCW 90.48.090; and
(viii) Nonpayment of permit fees assessed pursuant to RCW 90.48.610.
(e) The permittee shall allow the department or its authorized representative upon the presentation of credentials and at reasonable times:
(i) To enter upon permittee's premises in which an effluent source is located or in which any records are required to be kept under terms and conditions of the permit, subject to any access restrictions due to the nature of the project;
(ii) To have access to, and copy at reasonable cost, any records required to be kept under terms and conditions of the permit;
(iii) To inspect any monitoring equipment or method required in the permit; and
(iv) To sample any discharge of pollutants.
(f) If the permit is for a discharge from a publicly owned treatment works, the permittee shall provide notice to the department of the following:
(i) Any new introduction of pollutants into such treatment works from a source which would be a new source as defined in section 306 of the FWPCA if such source were discharging pollutants;
(ii) Except as to such categories and classes of point sources or discharges specified by the department, any new introduction of pollutants into such treatment works from a source which would be subject to section 301 of the FWPCA if such source were discharging pollutants;
(iii) Any substantial change in volume or character of pollutants being introduced into such treatment works by a source existing at the time of issuance of the permit.
Such notice shall include information on:
(A) The quality and quantity of effluent to be introduced into such treatment works; and
(B) Any anticipated impact of such change in the quantity or quality of effluent to be discharged from such publicly owned treatment works.
(g) The permittee shall at all times properly operate and maintain any facilities or systems of control installed by the permittee to achieve compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit. Where design criteria have been established, the permittee shall not allow flows or waste loadings to exceed approved design criteria, or approved revisions thereto.
(2) Every permit shall be conditioned to insure that any industrial user of any publicly owned treatment works will comply with sections 204(b), 307, and 308 of the FWPCA.
(3) When deemed necessary by the department, any publicly owned treatment works shall be required to develop a full or partial local pretreatment program as specified in 40 C.F.R. Part 403. Permit conditions for a municipality which has received full local pretreatment program approval shall include:
(a) Granting of authority to issue permits under chapter 173-208 WAC;
(b) A requirement to develop, adopt, and enforce a program that is at least as stringent as the department's program under chapter 173-216 WAC; and
(c) A requirement to report to the department at a specified frequency on the status of its implementation.
(4) Permits for domestic wastewater facilities shall be issued only to a public entity, except in the following circumstances:
(a) Facilities existing or approved for construction with private operation on or before the effective date of this chapter, until such time as the facility is expanded; or
(b) Facilities that serve a single nonresidential, industrial, or commercial establishment. Commercial/industrial complexes serving multiple owners or tenants and multiple residential dwelling facilities such as mobile home parks, apartments, and condominiums are not considered single commercial establishments for the purpose of the preceding sentence.
(5) For facilities that are owned by nonpublic entities and under contract to a public entity, the permit shall be issued to the public entity.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.54.020 and chapter 90.48 RCW. WSR 88-22-059 (Order 88-9), § 173-220-150, filed 11/1/88. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.21A RCW. WSR 88-12-035 (Order 88-8), § 173-220-150, filed 5/26/88, effective 7/1/88; WSR 86-06-040 (Order 86-03), § 173-220-150, filed 3/4/86. Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.48 RCW. WSR 84-11-024 (Order DE 84-19), § 173-220-150, filed 5/11/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.035 and 90.48.260. WSR 82-24-078 (Order DE 82-39), § 173-220-150, filed 12/1/82; Order DE 74-1, § 173-220-150, filed 2/15/74.]
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