(Amended by Ordinance No. 185397, effective July 6, 2012.)
1. Authorized City representatives may inspect the monitoring facilities of any industrial wastewater discharger to determine compliance with the requirements of this Chapter. The discharger shall allow the City or its authorized representatives to enter upon the premises of the discharger at all reasonable hours for the purpose of inspection, sampling, photographic documentation or records examination and copying. The City shall also have the right to install on the discharger’s property such devices as are necessary to conduct sampling, inspection, compliance monitoring and metering operations.
2. Conditions for entry.
a. The authorized City representative shall present appropriate credentials at the time of entry;
b. The purpose of the entry shall be for inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, testing, photographic documentation, or records examination and copying in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter;
c. The entry shall be made at reasonable times during normal operating or business hours unless an emergency situation exists as determined by the Director.
d. All regular safety and sanitary requirements of the facility to be inspected shall be complied with by the City representative(s) entering the premises.
1. Samples of wastewater being discharged into the sewer system must be representative of the discharge. Other sampling locations may be required by permit. All sampling and analyses shall be performed in accordance with the procedures set forth in 40 CFR Part 136 and any amendments thereto or with any other test procedures approved by EPA. If there are no approved test procedures the Director may approve other analytical procedures. The results of all samples taken shall be reported.
2. Samples taken by City personnel for the purpose of determining compliance with the requirements of this Chapter or administrative rule may be split with the discharger, or a duplicate sample provided in the instance of fats, oils and grease, if requested by the discharger before or at the time of sampling.
C. Sampling manhole or access. The Director may require an industrial wastewater discharger to install and maintain at the discharger’s expense a suitable monitoring access such as a manhole in the discharger’s branch sewer to allow observation, sampling and measurement of all industrial wastewaters being discharged into the City sewer system. Any monitoring access must be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Director and must be designed so that flow measuring and sampling equipment can be conveniently installed. Access to the monitoring access must be available to City representatives at all times.