POTWs with approved pretreatment programs are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use a control mechanism which ensures all applicable pretreatment standards and requirements are met by significant industrial users. The control mechanism used by the Industrial Pretreatment division is the Wastewater Contribution permit. The division’s legal authority to issue permits can be found in the local Wastewater Utility Ordinance.
Wastewater Contribution Permits sanction the discharge of wastewater to the Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant upon requirements and limitations that must be adhered to. The permit describes all of the duties and obligations of the permittee. These include applicable parameter limitations, prohibited discharge standards, monitoring and reporting requirements, and other conditions to be met by the permittee.
The Wastewater Contribution permits are issued to Significant Industrial Users (SIU). An SIU is an industry which performs a categorical process or which discharges wastewater deemed "significant" by the Industrial Pretreatment division because of pollutant concentration or volume considerations. SIUs are required to complete a permit application and submit information about their facility and processes. The information includes building layouts, spill control plans, wastewater flow diagrams, operational descriptions, and waste treatment specifications.
All permits completed by the Industrial Pretreatment division are sent in draft form to the permittees for comment prior to issuance. Once the permit is issued, it becomes binding on the permittee and any violation of the permit is enforceable by the division. A permit may be amended to reflect process or waste management changes at the facility that may affect the wastewater characteristics.
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