1. Facilities. Facilities to prevent accidental discharge of prohibited materials shall be provided and maintained at the industrial user’s own cost and expense. A description of stored chemicals along with detailed plans showing facilities and operating procedures, including non-routine batch discharge to provide this protection shall be submitted to the POTW for review, and shall be approved by the POTW before construction of the facility. No industrial user who commences contribution to the POTW after the effective date hereof shall be permitted to introduce pollutants into the system until accidental discharge procedures have been approved by the POTW. Review and approval of such plans and operating procedures shall not relieve the industrial user from the responsibility to modify the industrial user’s facility as necessary to meet the requirements hereof In the case of an accidental discharge; it is the responsibility of the industrial user to immediately telephone and notify the POTW of the incident. The notification shall include the location of the discharge, the type of waste, the concentration and volume, and corrective actions.
2. Written notice. Within five (5) days following an accidental discharge, the industrial user shall submit to the POTW Manager a detailed written report describing the cause of the discharge and the measures to be taken by the industrial user to prevent similar future occurrences. Such notification shall not relieve the industrial user of any expense, loss, damage, or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the POTW, fish kills, or any other damage to person or property; nor shall such notification relieve the industrial user of any fines civil penalties, or other liability which may be imposed by this Chapter or any other applicable law.
3. Notice to employees. A notice shall be permanently posted on the industrial user’s bulletin board or other prominent place advising employees whom to call in the event of a dangerous discharge. Employers shall insure that all employees who may cause or suffer such a dangerous discharge to occur are advised of the emergency notification procedures.