(Replaced by Ordinance No. 185397, effective July 6, 2012.) As used in Chapter 17.39:
A. “Capacity” means the flow volume or rate that a specific facility (e.g., pipe, pond, vault, swale, ditch, or drywell) is designed to safely contain, receive, convey, reduce pollutants from, or infiltrate to meet a specific performance standard.
B. “Clean Water Act (CWA)” is the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.).
C. “Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)” means the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
D. “Director” means the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services or the Director's designee.
E. “Discharge” means is any disposal, injection, dumping, spilling, pumping, emitting, emptying, leaching, leaking or placing of any material so that such material enters or is likely to enter a waterbody, groundwater or a public sewer and drainage system.
F. “Discharge Authorization (DA)” means a written approval by the Director which prescribes certain requirements or restrictions for a discharge to the City sewer and drainage system.
G. “Discharger” means any person who causes or permits a direct or indirect discharge to the City sewer and drainage system.
H. “Illicit Connection” means any connection to the City’s storm sewer and drainage system not approved by the City or not in compliance with a valid City permit.
I. “Illicit Discharge” means any discharge to the storm sewer and drainage system that is not composed entirely of stormwater and is not authorized under Sections 17.39.030 or 17.39.050.
J. “Interference” means a discharge that, alone or in conjunction with other discharges, inhibits or disrupts the normal operation of the City’s storm sewer and drainage system or contributes to a violation of any requirement of the City’s NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Discharge Permit. This includes any increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation, any increase in cost due to damage to the system, and any requirement for specialized treatment of stormwater caused by such a discharge.
K. “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)” means the Clean Water Act (40 CFR Part 122) regulations that require dischargers to control and reduce pollutants in discharges to waters of theUnited States.
L. “Pollutant” means an elemental or physical material that can be mobilized or dissolved by water or air and that could creates a negative impact to human health, safety, or the environment. Pollutant discharges into the City storm and drainage system may be prohibited or limited by this Chapter or administrative rules.
M. “Process Wastewater” means any water which during manufacturing or processing comes into direct contact with or results from the production, use, or removal of raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product or waste product, including decant liquids.
N. “Representative Sample” means a sample that is collected by grab, composite or other technique that adequately reflects the quality of sediments or discharge for a specific area or entire site. Sampling shall be conducted in accordance with 40 CFR Part 136 or a method approved by EPA or BES.
O. “Storm Sewer and Drainage System” means a City conveyance or system of conveyances, including pipes, pumps, drainage ditches, constructed channels, groundwater-related disposal systems, underground injection control devices, stormwater management facilities, or storm drains, that is designed or used to collect and transport stormwater. “Storm sewer and drainage system” does not include natural streams, creeks, ponds, lakes, a combined sewer, or part of a Publicly Owned Treatment Works, as defined in 40 CFR 122.2.
P. “Stormwater” means water that originates as precipitation on a particular site, basin, or watershed.
Q. “Toxic Substance” means any chemical listed in Oregon’s water quality standards for toxic pollutant tables in OAR, Division 340-041-033; the CWA effluent guidelines list of toxic pollutants at CFR 401.15; or the toxic chemical release reporting specific toxic chemical listings at 40 CFR 372.65 at concentrations specified in those lists or, if no concentration is specified, at concentrations determined pursuant to BES Storm and Drainage Discharge Rules.