3745-3-05 Notification of potential problems, including slug loading.

(A) All industrial users shall notify the POTW immediately of all discharges that could cause problems to the POTW, including any slug loading, as defined by paragraph (B)(4) of rule 3745-3-04 of the Administrative Code, by the industrial user. The industrial user shall immediately notify the POTW upon discovery of any slug load as follows:

(1) If the discharge is to a POTW under an approved POTW pretreatment program, the industrial user shall follow the notification procedure prescribed under such program; or

(2) If the discharge is to a POTW that is not under an approved pretreatment program, the industrial user shall notify the POTW and provide the following:

(a) A description of the discharge and the cause of the slug loading;

(b) The period of slug loading including exact dates and times and, if not corrected, the anticipated time the noncompliance is expected to continue; and

(c) The steps taken or planned to reduce, eliminate and prevent recurrence of the slug loading.

(3) A written report containing the information required by this rule shall be filed with the POTW and the appropriate district office of the Ohio EPA within five business days of the day when the slug loading occurred.

(B) A significant industrial user determined by the control authority to need a slug control plan shall maintain posted signs in conspicuous places that are acceptable to the control authority, advising employees whom to call in the event of a slugload discharge. It shall instruct all employees who may cause or discover such a discharge with respect to the notification procedure required by this rule.

(C) The control authority may require industrial users to develop a slug control plan, pursuant to paragraph (C)(2)(f) of rule 3745-3-03rule of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/07/2012 and 06/07/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6111.03(Q), 6111.042
Rule Amplifies: 6111.03(Q), 6111.042
Prior Effective Dates: 11/1/1984 (Emer.), 1/31/1985, 4/15/1991, 5/21/2001, 2/1/2007