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ENB-4.13 - Administrative Rules for Discharges to the City Storm Sewer and Drainage System


Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureau of Environmental Services Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority



Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules  (PDF Document, 70 kb). What follows is the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the administrative rules:




1.    Applicability

2.    Purpose

3.    Definitions

4.    Regulatory Authority

5.    Inspections and Site Entry

6.    Spills and Releases

7.    Sample Collection and Evaluation

8.    BES Discharge Permits and Authorizations

9.    Source Control Measures or Plans Required

10.  Reporting Requirements

11.  Violations

12.  Enforcement Tools

13.  Penalties and Cost Recovery

14.  Administrative Review and Appeal


These are the administrative rules for the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Discharges to the Storm Sewer and Drainage System.



1.    Applicability


These rules apply to any current or requested discharge into the City’s storm sewer and drainage system that is regulated under Portland City Code (PCC) Chapter 17.39.


2.    Purpose


These rules are implemented in conjunction with the BES Administrative Enforcement Rules, Portland Policy Documents (PPD) Item ENB-4.15, and support the following City and BES Stormwater Discharge Program goals:


A.    Facilitate and ensure compliance with applicable PCC provisions, rules, and policies;


B.    Prevent harm to human health, public safety, the environment, and City assets;


C.    Maintain City compliance with all state and federal environmental regulations, programs, and permits, including the City’s:


1.    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Discharge Permit; and


2.    Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) Permit for Class V Underground Injection Control (UIC) systems.




Adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services September 20, 2013.

Filed for inclusion in PPD September 20, 2013.

Table of Contents
ENB-4.01 - Stormwater Management Manual
ENB-4.02 - Sewer Maintenance Under Streetcar Tracks
ENB-4.03 - Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.04 - Odor Control Policy for Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant
ENB-4.05 - System Development Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.06 - Sanitary Sewer Line and Branch Connection Charges
ENB-4.07 - Sewer Development Services Programs
ENB-4.08 - BES Sewer Backflow Device Reimbursement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.09 - Sewer and Drainage System User Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.10 - Erosion and Sediment Control Manual
ENB-4.11 - Recovering the Costs of Engineering and Superintendence Services for Public Sewer Improvement Projects
ENB-4.12 - Septage Hauler Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.13 - Administrative Rules for Discharges to the City Storm Sewer and Drainage System
ENB-4.14 - Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manual
ENB-4.15 - BES Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.16 - Clean River Rewards Stormwater Discount Program
ENB-4.17 - Sanitary System Connection Administrative Rules
ENB-4.18 - Mandatory Sewer Connection Program
ENB-4.19 - Green Streets Policy and Green Streets Cross-Bureau Phase 2 Report
ENB-4.20 - Sewer and Drainage Rates and Charges
ENB-4.21 - Downspout Disconnection Program
ENB-4.22 - BES Public Works Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.23 - Treebate Program
ENB-4.24 - Public Works Permitting Services and Fees
ENB-4.25 - Extra Strength Charge Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.26 - Fats, Oils, and Grease Removal Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.27 - Nonconforming Sewer Conversion Program
ENB-4.28 - BES Financial Assistance Programs
ENB-4.29 - BES Connection Permit Refund Administrative Rules
ENB-4.30 - BES Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Administrative Rules
ENB-4.31 - Maintenance Inspection Program Administrative Rules
See Also Erosion Control Plan Review and Inspection Requirements
See Also Private Sewers in the Public Right-of-Way
See Also Watershed Health