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ENB-4.03 - Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program Administrative Rules

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

Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules  (PDF Document, 142 kb). What follows is the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the administrative rules:
Program Goals
Program Definitions
3. Discharge Limitations
4. Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
5. Best Management Plan
6. Violations
7. Administrative Review and Appeal
8. General Administration
Appendix A – Background Information

These are administrative rules for the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program. See the Explanatory Information section in Appendix A for applicable code citations, policies, and other information relating to these rules.



The goal of these rules is to describe the administrative and enforcement activities specific to dischargers to the City’s combined and sanitary sewers. The Sanitary Discharges and Pretreatment Program’s goal is to preserve City infrastructure and protect water quality. These rules establish a progressive schedule of compliance activities that range from providing education and technical assistance when possible to escalating enforcement action as necessary to achieve compliance. The program strives to meet federally mandated Pretreatment Program and other discharge requirements.


Rules adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services September 29, 2004.
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 29, 2004.
Amended rules adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services March 15, 2007.
Amended rules filed for inclusion in PPD March 15, 2007.
Amended rules adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services 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 During the Construction Phase
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 - BES Clean River Rewards Stormwater Discount Program Administrative Rules
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-4.25 - 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
ENB-4.32 - BES Sub-Meter Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.33 - BES Branch CIPP Lining 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