1. When the Director finds that a user has violated, or continues to violate, any provision of this ordinance, a wastewater discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other pretreatment standard or requirement, the Director may fine such user in an amount not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Such fines shall be assessed on a per violation, per day basis. In the case of monthly or other long-term average discharge limits, fines shall be assessed for each day during the period of violation.
2. Users desiring to dispute such fines must file a written request for the Director to reconsider the fine along with fill payment of the fine amount within ten (10) days of being notified of the fine. Where a request has merit, the Director may convene a hearing on the matter. In the event the user’s appeal is successful, the payment, together with any interest accruing thereto, shall be returned to the user. The Director may add the costs of preparing administrative enforcement actions, such as notices and orders, to the fine.
3. Issuance of an administrative fine shall not be a bar against, or a prerequisite for, taking any other action against the user.