POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 17 Public Improveme Chapter 17.34 Sanitary Discharges
17.34.060 Accidental Spill Prevention and Control.

(Replaced by Ordinance No. 185397, effective July 6, 2012.)


A.  Notification. Any person becoming aware of spills or uncontrolled discharges of hazardous or toxic substances or of substances prohibited under Section 17.34.030 directly or indirectly into the City sewer system must immediately report such discharge by telephone to the Director and to any other authorities required under other local, state, or federal laws or regulations.


B.   Written notice. Within 5 days following an accidental discharge as described in Subsection A. above, the discharger shall submit to the Director a detailed written report describing the cause of the discharge and the measures to be taken to prevent similar future occurrences. Such notification will not relieve the discharger from any fines, civil penalties, or other liability which may be imposed under the authority of this Chapter or rules adopted hereunder or other applicable law.


C.  Posted notice.  A notice informing employees of an industrial wastewater discharger of the notification requirement above which contains information regarding reporting in the event of such a discharge shall be posted in a conspicuous place and shall be visible to all employees who may reasonably be expected to observe such a discharge. 


D.  Preventive measures. Direct or indirect connections or entry points which could allow spills or uncontrolled discharges of hazardous or toxic substances or of substances prohibited under Section 17.34.030 to enter the City sewer system must be eliminated or labeled and controlled so as to prevent the entry of wastes in violation of this Chapter. The Director may require the discharger to install or modify equipment or make other changes necessary to prevent such discharges as a condition of issuance of an industrial wastewater discharge permit or as a condition of discharge authorization to the City sewer system. A schedule of compliance shall be established by the Director for completion of required actions within the shortest reasonable period of time. Inability to comply with this schedule without an extension of time by the Director is a violation of this Chapter.


E.  Accidental Spill Prevention Plans.


1.  Dischargers that handle, store or use hazardous or toxic substances or substances prohibited under Section 17.34.030 on their sites shall prepare and submit to the Director an Accidental Spill Prevention Plan, according to the requirements set out in administrative rule, within 60 days after notification by the Director or as required by an industrial wastewater discharge permit.

Title 17 Public Improveme
Chapter 17.04 Definitions
Chapter 17.06 Administration of Public Works Permitting
Chapter 17.08 Local Improvement Procedure
Chapter 17.12 Assessments
Chapter 17.13 Parks and Recreation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.14 Financing Systems Development Charges
Chapter 17.15 Transportation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.16 General Provisions
Chapter 17.18 General Obligation Improvement Warrants
Chapter 17.19 Northwest Transportation Fund
Chapter 17.20 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.23 Special Traffic Control District
Chapter 17.24 Permits
Chapter 17.25 Sidewalk Cafes
Chapter 17.26 Sidewalk Vendors
Chapter 17.27 Structural Driveways
Chapter 17.28 Sidewalks, Curbs and Driveways
Chapter 17.30 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.32 Public Sewer and Drainage System Permits, Connections and Maintenance
Chapter 17.33 Required Public Sewer Connection
Chapter 17.34 Sanitary Discharges
Chapter 17.35 Septage Discharge
Chapter 17.36 Sewer User Charges
Chapter 17.37 Downspout Disconnection
Chapter 17.38 Drainage and Water Quality
Chapter 17.39 Storm System Discharges
Chapter 17.40 Protection of Public Right-of-Way
Chapter 17.41 Landslide Abatement
Chapter 17.42 Property Owner Responsibility for Streets
Chapter 17.44 Street Obstructions
Chapter 17.45 Advertising on Bus Benches
Chapter 17.46 Publication Boxes
Chapter 17.48 Moving Buildings
Chapter 17.52 Trees
Chapter 17.56 Public Utilitites
Chapter 17.60 Underground Wiring Districts
Chapter 17.64 Protection of City Owned Telecommunications Line and Equipment, Street Lighing and Traffic Signal Systems
Chapter 17.68 Street Lights
Chapter 17.72 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.76 Fuel Tanks
Chapter 17.80 Plats and Dedications
Chapter 17.82 Land Divisions
Chapter 17.84 Street Vacations
Chapter 17.88 Street Access
Chapter 17.92 Street Designation
Chapter 17.93 Renaming City Streets
Chapter 17.96 Surveys, Elevations and Monuments
Chapter 17.100 Remedies and Penalties
Chapter 17.102 Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
Chapter 17.103 Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags
Chapter 17.104 Commercial Building Energy Performance Reporting