Effective Date: November 1,2011 Expiration Date: October 31,2016 Permit Number: 101519 File Number: 66100 Page 1 of 15 Pages
Department of Environmental Quality Northwest Region - Portland Office 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201 Telephone: (503) 229-5263
Issued pursuant to ORS 468B.050 and The Federal Clean Water Act
ISSUED TO: SOURCES COVERED BY THIS PERMIT:
|Pacific City Joint Water-Sanitaiy Authority||Outfall||Outfall|
|P O Box 520||Type of Waste||Number||Location|
|Pacific City, OR 97135||Treated Wastewater||001||R.M. 1.5|
|FACILITY TYPE AND LOCATION:||RECEIVING STREAM INFORMATION:|
|Activated Sludge||Basin: North Coast|
|34005 Cape Kiwanda Drive||Sub-Basin: Wilson-Trask-Nestucca|
|Pacific City||Receiving Stream: Nestucca River|
|LLID: 1239555451826-1.5 D|
|Treatment System Class: Level III||County: TILLAMOOK|
|Collection System Class: Level II|
|EPA REFERENCE NO: OR-003006-6|
Issued in response to Application No. 967581 received 3/3/2011. This permit is issued abased on the land use findings in the permit record.
September 26,2011 Greg Geist, Manager Date Water Quality Source Control Section Northwest Region
PERMITTED ACTIVITIES Until this permit expires or is modified or revoked, the permittee is authorized to construct, install, modify, or operate a wastewater collection, treatment, control and disposal system and discharge to public waters adequately treated wastewaters only from the authorized discharge point or points established in Schedule A and only in conformance with all the requirements, limitations, and conditions set forth in the attached schedules as follows:
Page Schedule A - Waste Discharge Limitations not to be Exceeded 2 Schedule B - Minimum Monitoring and Reporting Requirements 3 Schedule D - Special Conditions ...6 Schedule F - General Conditions.... 8
Unless specifically authorized by this permit, by another NPDES or WPCF permit, or by Oregon Administrative Rule, any other direct or indirect discharge of waste is prohibited, including discharge to waters of the state or an underground injection control system.
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|Waste Discharge Limitations not to be exceeded after permit issuance. 1. Treated Effluent Outfall 001|
* Average dry weather design flow to the facility equals 0.36 MGD. Mass load limits are based upon average dry weather design flow to the facility.
|Other parameters (year-round) Limitations|
|E. coli Bacteria||Shall not exceed 34 organisms per 100 mL|
|monthly geometric mean. No more than 10%|
|of the samples shall exceed 110 organisms per|
|100 mL. (See Note 1)|
|PH||Shall be within the range of 6.0 - 9.0|
|BO||D5 and TSS Removal Efficiency||Shall not be less than 85% monthly average for|
|BOD5 and 85% monthly for TSS.|
Permittee shall not discharge wastes or conduct activities that violate Water Quality Standards adopted in OAR 340-041 for the North Coast basin except in the regulatory mixing zone and as provided for in OAR 340-045-0080. The regulatory mixing zone is defined as:
That portion of the Nestucca River contained within a hundred (100) foot radius of the outfall diffuser. The Zone of Immediate Dilution (ZID) shall be defined as that portion of-the allowable mixing zone that is within ten (10) feet of the point of discharge.
d. Permittee is prohibited from using chlorine or chlorine compounds as a disinfecting agent of the treated effluent and no chlorine residual is allowed in Permittee's discharged effluent.
Permittee's activities must not cause an adverse impact on existing or potential beneficial uses of groundwater. All wastewater and process related residuals must be managed and disposed in manner that will prevent violation of the Groundwater Protection Rules (OAR 340-040).
1. If a single sample exceeds 110 organisms per 100 mL, then the permittee must evaluate the previous 9 bacteria sample results to determine if the 10% requirement has been met.
1. Minimum Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
The permittee shall monitor the parameters specified below at the locations indicated. The laboratory used by the permittee to analyze samples must have a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program to verify the, accuracy of sample analysis. If QA/QC requirements are not met for any analysis, the results must be included in the monitoring report, but not used in calculations required by this permit. When possible, the permittee shall re-sample in a timely manner for parameters failing the QA/QC requirements, analyze the samples, and report the results.
The facility influent sampling locations are the following: -Influent grab samples and measurements and composite samples are taken just after the headworks screen and just before the flow equalization basin.
Item or Parameter Minimum Frequency Type of Sample Total Flow (MGD) Daily Measurement Flow Meter Calibration Annually Verification(See Note I) BOD5 Weekly 24-hr Composite TSS Weekly 24-hr Composite pH 2/Week Grab
b. Treated Effluent Outfall 001
The facility effluent sampling locations are the following: Effluent grab samples and measurements are taken from the UV effluent channel. Composite samples are taken from the same location.
Item or Parameter Minimum Frequency Type of Sample BOD5 Weekly 24-hrComposite TSS Weekly 24-hr Composite
PH 2/Week Grab
Temperature (May 1 through October 31) 2/Week Grab
E. coli Weekly Grab UV Radiation Dosage Daily Reading (See Note 2) Pounds Discharged (BOD5 and TSS) Weekly Calculation Average Percent Removed (BOD5 and TSS) Monthly Calculation Nutrients: TKN, NH3-N, N02+N03-N, Total (See Note 3) 24-hr Composite Phosphorous Dissolved Oxygen (See Note 3) Grab Oil and Grease (See Note 3) Grab Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) (See Note 3) 24-hr Composite Alkalinity Quarterly Grab
c. Biosolids Management
Item or Parameter Minimum Frequency Type of Sample Biosolids analysis including: Annually Composite sample to be representative of Total Solids (% dry wt.) the product to be land applied from the Volatile solids (% dry wt.) Digester withdrawal line (See Note 4) Biosolids nitrogen for: NH3-N;N03-N;&TKN (% dry wt.) Phosphorus (% dry wt.) Potassium (% dry wt.) pH (standard units) Sludge metals content for:
As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pb, Se & Zn, measured as total in mg/kg Record of locations where biosolids are Each Occurrence Date, volume & locations where biosolids
applied on each DEQ approved site. (Site were applied recorded on site location map. location maps to be maintained at treatment facility for review upon request by DEQ) Quantity and type of alkaline product used Each occurrence Measurement to stabilize biosolids (when required to meet federal pathogen and vector attraction reduction requirements in 40 CFR 503.32(b)(3) and 40 CFR 503.33(b)(6)) Initial time when solids that received Each batch Date, time, and actual pH measurement alkaline agent ascended to pH >= 12 (corrected to standard at 25°C) 2 hours after initial alkaline addition and Each batch Date, time, and actual pH measurement sustained at pH >= 12 (corrected to standard at 25°C) 24 hours after initial alkaline addition and Each batch Date, time, and actual pH measurement pH >— 11.5 was sustained (corrected to standard at 25°C)
2. Reporting Procedures
Inorganic pollutant monitoring must be conducted according to Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste.
Physical/Chemical Methods, Second Edition (1982) with Updates I and II and third Edition (1986) with
4. In order to comply with renewal application requirements, at minimum, testing data for these parameters must be based on at least three pollutant scans and completed no more than 4 XA years prior to the next renewal application submission.
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a. The permittee shall have its wastewater system supervised by one or more operators who are certified in a classification and grade level (equal to or greater) that corresponds with the classification (collection and/or treatment) of the system to be supervised as specified on page one of this permit.
Note: A "supervisor" is defined as the person exercising authority for establishing and executing the specific practice and procedures of operating the system in accordance with the policies of the permittee and requirements of the waste discharge permit. "Supervise" means responsible for the technical operation of a system, which may affect its performance or the quality of the effluent produced. Supervisors are not required to be on-site at all times.
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NPDES GENERAL CONDITIONS - DOMESTIC FACILITIES
Duty to Comply with Permit The permittee must comply with all conditions of this permit. Failure to comply with any permit condition is a violation of Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 468B.025 and the federal Clean Water Act and is grounds for an enforcement action. Failure to comply is also grounds for the Department to terminate, modify and reissue, revoke, or deny renewal of a permit.
Penalties for Water Pollution and Permit Condition Violations The permit is enforceable by DEQ or EPA, and in some circumstances also by third-parties under the citizen suit provisions 33 USC §1365. DEQ enforcement is generally based on provisions of state statutes and EQC rules, and EPA enforcement is generally based on provisions of federal statutes and EPA regulations.
ORS 468.140 allows the Department to impose civil penalties up to $10,000 per day for violation of a term, condition, or requirement of a permit. The federal Clean Water Act provides for civil penalties not to exceed $32,500 and administrative penalties not to exceed $11,000 per day for each violation of any condition or limitation of this permit.
Under ORS 468.943, unlawful water pollution, if committed by a person with criminal negligence, is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. Each day on which a violation occurs or continues is a separately punishable offense. The federal Clean Water Act provides for criminal penalties of not more than $50,000 per day of violation, or imprisonment of not more than 2 years, or both for second or subsequent negligent violations of this permit.
Under ORS 468.946, a person who knowingly discharges, places, or causes to be placed any waste into the waters of the state or in a location where the waste is likely to escape into the waters of the state is subject to a Class B felony punishable by a fine not to exceed $200,000 and up to 10 years hi prison. The federal Clean Water Act provides for criminal penalties of $5,000 to $50,000 per day of violation, or imprisonment of not more than 3 years, or both for knowing violations of the permit. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction for knowing violation, a person shall be subject to criminal penalties of not more than $100,000 per day of violation, or imprisonment of not more than 6 years, or both.
Duty to Mitigate The permittee must take all reasonable steps to minimize or prevent any discharge or sludge use or disposal in violation of this permit that has a reasonable likelihood of adversely affecting human health or the environment. In addition, upon request of the Department, the permittee must correct any adverse impact on the environment or human health resulting from noncompliance with this permit, including such accelerated or additional monitoring as necessary to determine the nature and impact of the noncdmplying discharge.
Duty to Reapply If the permittee wishes to continue an activity regulated by this permit after the expiration date of this permit, the permittee must apply for and have the permit renewed. The application must be submitted at least 180 days before the expiration date of this permit.
The Department may grant permission to submit an application less than 180 days in advance but no later than the permit expiration date.
Permit Actions This permit may be modified, revoked and reissued, or terminated for cause including, but not limited to, the following:
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The filing of a request by the permittee for a permit modification, revocation or reissuance, termination, or a notification of planned changes or anticipated noncompliance, does not stay any permit condition.
Toxic Pollutants; The permittee must comply with any applicable effluent standards or prohibitions established under Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-041-0033 and 307(a) of the federal Clean Water Act for toxic pollutants, and with standards for sewage sludge use or disposal established under Section 405(d) of the Clean Water Act, within the time provided in the.regulations that establish those standards or prohibitions, even if the permit has not yet been modified to incorporate the requirement.
Property Rights and Other Legal Requirements The issuance of this permit does not convey any property rights of any sort, or any exclusive privilege, or authorize any injury to persons or property or invasion of any other private rights, or any infringement of federal, tribal, state, or local laws or regulations.
Permit References Except for effluent standards or prohibitions established under Section 307(a) of the federal Clean Water Act and OAR 340-041-0033 for toxic pollutants, and standards for sewage sludge use or disposal established under Section 405(d) of the Clean Water Act, all rules and statutes referred to in this permit are those in effect on the date this permit is issued.
Permit Fees The permittee must pay the fees required by Oregon Administrative Rules.
Proper Operation and Maintenance The permittee must at all times properly operate and maintain all facilities and systems of treatment and control (and related appurtenances) that are installed or used by the permittee to achieve compliance with the conditions of this permit. Proper operation and maintenance also includes adequate laboratory controls and appropriate quality assurance procedures. This provision requires the operation of back-up or auxiliary facilities or similar systems that are installed by a permittee only when the operation is necessary to achieve compliance with the conditions of the permit.
Need to Halt or Reduce Activity Not a Defense For industrial or commercial facilities, upon reduction, loss, or failure of the treatment facility, the permittee must, to the extent necessary to maintain compliance with its permit, control production or all discharges or both until the facility is restored or an alternative method of treatment is provided. This requirement applies, for example, when the primary source of power of the treatment facility fails or is reduced or lost. It is not a defense for a permittee in an enforcement action that it would have been necessary to halt or reduce the permitted activity in order to maintain compliance with the conditions of this permit.
Bypass of Treatment Facilities
SECTION B. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF POLLUTION CONTROLS
(1) "Overflow" means any spill, release or diversion of sewage including:
i. An overflow that results in a discharge to waters of the United States; and
SECTION C. MONITORING AND RECORDS
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ii. An overflow of wastewater, including a wastewater backup into a building (other than a backup caused solely by a blockage or other malfunction in a privately owned sewer or building lateral), even if that overflow does not reach waters of the United States.
Public Notification of Effluent Violation or Overflow If effluent limitations specified in this permit are exceeded or an overflow occurs that threatens public health, the permittee must take such steps as are necessary to alert the public, health agencies and other affected entities (e.g., public water systems) about the extent and nature of the discharge in accordance with the notification procedures developed under General Condition B.8. Such steps may include, but are not limited to, posting of the river at access points and other places, news releases, and paid announcements on radio and television.
Emergency Response and Public Notification Plan The permittee must develop and implement an emergency response and public notification plan that identifies measures to protect public health from overflows, bypasses or upsets that may endanger public health. At a minimum the plan must include mechanisms to:
Removed Substances Solids, sludges, filter backwash, or other pollutants removed in the course of treatment or control of wastewaters must be disposed of in such a manner as to prevent any pollutant from such materials from entering waters of the state, causing nuisance conditions, or creating a public health hazard.
Representative Sampling Sampling and measurements taken as required herein shall be representative of the volume and nature of the monitored discharge. All samples must be taken at the monitoring points specified in this permit, and shall be taken, unless otherwise specified, before the effluent joins or is diluted by any other waste stream, body of water, or substance. Monitoring points may not be changed without notification to and the approval of the Department.
Flow Measurements Appropriateflow measurement devices and methods consistent with accepted scientific practices must be selected and used to ensure the accuracy and reliability of measurements of the volume of monitored discharges. The devices must be installed, calibrated and maintained to insure that the accuracy of the measurements is consistent with the accepted capability of that type of device. Devices selected must be capable of measuring flows with a maximum deviation of less than ± 10 percent from true discharge rates throughout the range of expected discharge volumes.
Monitoring Procedures Monitoring must be conducted according to test procedures approved under 40 CFR part 136, or in the case of sludge use and disposal, under 40 CFR part 503, unless other test procedures have been specified in this permit.
Penalties of Tampering
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The Clean Water Act provides that any person who falsifies, tampers with, or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required to be maintained under this permit may, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $ 10,000 per violation, imprisonment for not more than two years, or both. If a conviction of a person is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person, punishment is a fine not more than $20,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment of not more than four years, or both.
Reporting of Monitoring Results Monitoring results must be summarized each month on a Discharge Monitoring Report form approved by the Department. The reports must be submitted monthly and are to be mailed, delivered or otherwise transmitted by the 15th day of the following month unless specifically approved otherwise in Schedule B of this permit.
Additional Monitoring by the Permittee If the permittee monitors any pollutant more frequently than required by this permit, using test procedures approved under 40 CFR part 136, or in the case of sludge use and disposal, under 40 CFR part 503, or as specified in this permit, the results of this monitoring must be included in the calculation and reporting of the data submitted in the Discharge Monitoring Report. Such increased frequency must also be indicated. For a pollutant parameter that may be sampled more than once per day (e.g., Total Chlorine Residual), only the average daily value must be recorded unless otherwise specified in this permit.
Averaging of Measurements Calculations for all limitations that require averaging of measurements must utilize an arithmetic mean, except for bacteria which shall be averaged as specified in this permit.
Retention of Records Records of monitoring information required by this permit related to the permittee's sewage sludge use and disposal activities shall be retained for a period of at least five years (or longer as required by 40 CFR part 503). Records of all monitoring information including all calibration and maintenance records, all original strip chart recordings for continuous monitoring instrumentation, copies of all reports required by this permit and records of all data used to complete the application for this permit shall be retained for a period of at least 3 years from the date of the sample, measurement, report, or application. This period may be extended by request of the Department at any time.
Records Contents Records of monitoring information must include:
|a.||The date, exact place, time, and methods of sampling or measurements;|
|b.||The individual(s) who performed the sampling or measurements;|
|c.||The date(s) analyses were performed;|
|d.||The individuals) who performed the analyses;|
|e.||The analytical techniques or methods used; and|
|f.||The results of such analyses.|
Inspection and Entry The permittee must allow the Department or EPA upon the presentation of credentials to:
Confidentiality of Information Any information relating to this permit that is submitted to or obtained by DEQ is available to the public unless classified as confidential by the Director of DEQ under ORS 468.095. The Permittee may request that information be classified as confidential if it is a trade secret as defined by that statute. The name and address of the permittee, permit applications, permits, effluent data, and information required by NPDES application forms under 40 CFR 122.21 will not be classified as confidential. 40 CFR 122.7(b).
SECTION P. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
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Planned Changes The permittee must comply with OAR chapter 340, division 52, "Review of Plans and Specifications" and 40 CFR Section 122.41(1) (1). Except where exempted under OAR chapter 340, division 52, no construction, installation, or modification involving disposal systems, treatment works, sewerage systems, or common sewers may be commenced until the plans and specifications are submitted to and approved by the Department. The permittee must give notice to the Department as soon as possible of any planned physical alternations or additions to the permitted facility.
Anticipated Noncompliance The permittee must give advance notice to the Department of any planned changes in the permitted facility or activity that may result in noncompliance with permit requirements.
Transfers This permit may be transferred to a new permittee provided the transferee acquires a property interest in the permitted activity and agrees in writing to fully comply with all the terms and conditions of the permit and the rules of the Commission. No permit may be transferred to a third party without prior written approval from the Department. The Department may require modification, revocation, and reissuance of the permit to change the name of the permittee and incorporate such other requirements as may be necessary under 40 CFR Section 122.61. The permittee must notify the Department when a transfer of property interest takes place.
Compliance Schedule Reports of compliance or noncompliance with, or any progress reports on interim and final requirements contained in any compliance schedule of this permit must be submitted no later than 14 days following each schedule date. Any reports of noncompliance must include the cause of noncompliance, any remedial actions taken, and the probability of meeting the next scheduled requirements.
Twenty-Four Hour Reporting The permittee must report any noncompliance that may endanger health or the environment. Any information must be provided orally (by telephone) to DEQ or to the Oregon Emergency Response System (1-800-452-0311) as specified below within 24 hours from the time the permittee becomes aware of the circumstances.
(1) Oral Reporting within 24 hours.
i. For overflows other than basement backups, the following information must be reported to the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at 1-800-452-0311. For basement backups, this information should be reported directly to DEQ.
a) The location of the overflow; b) The receiving water (if there is one); c) An estimate of the volume of the overflow; d) A description of the sewer system component from which the release occurred (e.g., manhole,
constructed overflow pipe, crack in pipe); and e) The estimated date and time when the overflow began and stopped or will be stopped.
ii. The following information must be reported to the Department's Regional office within 24 hours, or
during normal business hours, whichever is first: a) The OERS incident number (if applicable) along with a brief description of the event.
(2) Written reporting within 5 days.
i. The following information must be provided in writing to the Department's Regional office within 5
days of the time the permittee becomes aware of the overflow: a) The OERS incident number (if applicable); b) The cause or suspected cause of the overflow; c) Steps taken or planned to reduce, eliminate, and prevent reoccurrence of the overflow and a
schedule of major milestones for those steps;
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d) Steps taken or planned to mitigate the impact(s) of the overflow and a schedule of major milestones for those steps; and e) (for storm-related overflows) The rainfall intensity (inches/hour) and duration of the storm
associated with the overflow. The Department may waive the written report on a case-by-case basis if the oral report has been received within 24 hours.
b. Other instances of noncompliance.
i. A description of the noncompliance and its cause;
ii. The period of noncompliance, including exact dates and times;
iii. The estimated time noncompliance is expected to continue if it has not been corrected;
(4) The Department may waive the written report on a case-by-case basis if the oral report has been received within 24 hours.
Other Noncompliance; The permittee must report all instances of noncompliance not reported under General Condition D.4 or D.5, at the time monitoring reports are submitted. The reports must contain:
Duty to Provide Information The permittee must furnish to the Department within a reasonable time any information that the Department may request to determine compliance with the permit or to determine whether cause exists for modifying, revoking and reissuing, or terminating this permit. The permittee must also furnish to the Department, upon request, copies of records required to be kept by this permit.
Other Information: When the permittee becomes aware that it has failed to submit any relevant facts or has submitted incorrect information in a permit application or any report to the Department, it must promptly submit such facts or information.
Signatory Requirements All applications, reports or information submitted to the Department must be signed and certified in accordance with 40 CFR Section 122.22.
Falsification of Information Under ORS 468.953, any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification in any record or other document submitted or required to be maintained under this permit, including monitoring reports or reports of compliance or noncompliance, is subject to a Class C felony punishable by a fine not to exceed $ 100,000 per violation and up to 5 years in prison. Additionally, according to 40 CFR 122.4 l(k)(2), any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification in any record or other document submitted or required to be maintained under this permit including monitoring reports or reports of compliance or non-compliance shall, upon conviction, be punished by a federal civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 per violation, or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months per violation, or by both.
10. Changes to Indirect Dischargers The permittee must provide adequate notice to the Department of the following: