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TITLE 5 PUBLIC UTILITIES AND PROPERTY

CHAPTER 2 SEWER USE

SECTION 5-2-1 DEFINITIONS

Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the following terms, used in this Chapter, shall have the meaning hereinafter designated. Terms not otherwise defined herein shall be adopted in the latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the Water Pollution Control Federation.
   
  AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRIAL USER: An authorized representative of an Industrial User may be: (1) A principal executive officer of at least the level of vice-president, if the Industrial User is a corporation; (2) A general partner or proprietor if the Industrial User is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively; (3) A duly authorized representative of the individual designated above if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facilities from which the indirect discharge originates.
   
  BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD): The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at 20 degrees C (20° C), expressed in terms of weight and concentration (milligrams per liter).
   
  CITY COUNCIL: The duly elected council of the City of Menan, Jefferson County, Idaho.
   
  COOLING WATER: The water discharged from any use such as air conditioning, cooling or refrigeration, curing which the only pollutant added to the water is heat.
   
  COMPATIBLE POLLUTANT: BOD, suspended solids, pH and fecal coliform bacteria, and such additional pollutants as are now or may be in the future specified and controlled in the City's NPDES permit for its wastewater treatment works where said works have been designed and used to reduce or remove such pollutants.
   
  DIRECTOR: The director of public works of this City or his duly appointed deputy, agent or representative.
   
  DOMESTIC WASTES: Liquid wastes (i) from the non-commercial preparation, cooking and handling of food or (ii) containing human excrement and similar matter from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and institutions.
   
  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or where appropriate the term may also be used as a designation for the Administrator or other duly authorized official of said agency.
   
  GARBAGE: Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage and sale of food.
   
  GRAB SAMPLE: A sample which is taken from a waste stream on a one-time basis with no regard to the flow in the waste stream and without consideration of time.
   
  INCOMPATIBLE POLLUTANT: Any pollutant which is not a "compatible pollutant" as defined in this section.
   
  INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER: The liquid wastes resulting from the processes employed in industrial, manufacturing, trade or business establishments, as distinct from domestic wastes.
   
  NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARD OR PRETREATMENT STANDARD: Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA in accordance with section 307(b) and (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1347) which applies to a specific category of Industrial Users.
   
  NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES): The program for issuing, conditioning and denying permits for the discharge of pollutants from paint sources into the navigable waters, the contiguous zone and the oceans pursuant to section 402 of the Act.
   
  NATIONAL PROHIBITIVE DISCHARGE STANDARD (PROHIBITIVE DISCHARGE STANDARD):  Any regulation developed under the authority of 307(b) of the Act and 40 CFR, Section 403.5
   
  NEW SOURCE: Any source, the construction of which is commenced after the publication of proposed regulations prescribing a section 307(c) (33 U.S.C. 1317) Categorical Pretreatment Standard which will be applicable to such source, if such standard is thereafter promulgated within 120 days of proposal in the Federal Register. Where the standard is promulgated later than 120 days after proposal, a new source means any source, the construction of which is commenced after the date of promulgation of the standard. 
   
  PERSON: Any individual, firm, company, partnership, corporation, association, group or society, and includes the State of Idaho, and agencies, districts, commissions and political subdivisions created by or pursuant to State law.
   
  pH:  The logarithm of the reciprocal of the concentration of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
   
  POLLUTION: The man-made or man-induced alteration of the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological integrity of water.
   
  POLLUTANT: Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste discharged into water.
   
  PRETREATMENT: Application of physical, chemical and biological processes to reduce the amount of pollutants in or alter the nature of the pollutants in or alter the nature of the pollutant properties in a wastewater prior to discharging such wastewater into the publicly owned wastewater treatment system.
   
  PRETREATMENT STANDARDS: All applicable Federal rules and regulations implementing section 307 of the Act, as well as any nonconflicting  State or local standards. In cases of conflicting standards or regulations, the more stringent thereof shall be applied.
   
  SHALL is mandatory. MAY is permissive.
   
  SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER: Any industrial user of the City's wastewater treatment system whose flow exceeds (i) 25,000 gallons per day, of (ii) five 5 percent (5%) of the daily capacity of the treatment system.
   
  STATE: State of Idaho.
   
  STORM WATER: Any flow occurring during, or immediately following any form of natural precipitation and resulting therefrom.
   
  SUPERINTENDENT: The person designated by the City to supervise the operation of the publicly owned treatment works and who is charged with certain duties and responsibilities by this chapter, or his duly authorized representative.
   
  SUSPENDED SOLIDS: The total suspended matter that floats on the surface of, or is suspended in, water, wastewater or other liquids, and which is removable by laboratory filtering.
   
  TOXIC POLLUTANT: Any pollutant or combination of pollutants listed as toxic in regulations promulgated by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the provisions of CWA 307(a) or other Acts.
   
  UNPOLLUTED WATER: Water not containing any pollutants limited or prohibited by the effluent standards in effect, or water whose discharge will not cause any violation of receiving water quality standards.
   
  USER: Any person who discharges, causes or permits the discharge of wastewater into the City's wastewater treatment system.
   
  USER CLASSIFICATION: A classification of user based on the 1972 (or subsequent) edition of the standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual prepared by the 0ffice of Management and Budget.
   
  WASTEWATER: The liquid and water-carried industrial or domestic wastes from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water, and storm water that may be presented, whether treated or untreated, which is discharged into or permitted to enter the City's treatment works.
   
  WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM (SYSTEM): Any device, facilities, structures, equipment or works owned or used by the City for the purpose of the transmission, storage treatment, recycling, and reclamation of industrial and domestic wastes, or necessary to recycle or reuse water at the most economical cost over the estimated life of the system, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, pumping, power, and other equipment, and their appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions, and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works, including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process or is used for ultimate disposal of residue resulting from such treatment.