Chapter 13.12


13.12.010    Scope.

13.12.020    Permits required.

13.12.030    Industrial waste disposal permits not required.

13.12.040    Applications for permits.

13.12.050    Disposal plans.

13.12.060    Permission to use public property.

13.12.070    Recommendations of public agencies.

13.12.080    Investigation by city departments.

13.12.090    Notice of violation.

13.12.100    Issuance of permit.

13.12.010 Scope.

The provisions of this chapter shall pertain to the disposal, discharge or deposit of all industrial wastes, including effluents from public sewers and sewage treatment plants, except where such wastes are discharged to a public sewer in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 13.08. (Prior code § 5-4.1101)

13.12.020 Permits required.

No person shall maintain a deposit of waste materials or discharge or deposit, or cause to be discharged or deposited, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any waste material or effluent in or upon the city or into streams, bodies of water, surface or subsurface water, storm drains, or flood control channels where such waste material or effluent is deposited upon or may be carried through or upon the city without first securing in the manner provided in this chapter a permit from the city engineer to do so and at all times having an unrevoked permit therefor, unless otherwise exempted by the provisions of this chapter. (Prior code § 5-4.1102)

13.12.030 Industrial waste disposal permits not required.

No permit shall be required for the disposal of waste, which consists only of domestic sewage, into septic tanks, cesspools or seepage pits constructed pursuant to the provisions of the plumbing code of the city. (Prior code § 5-4.1103)

13.12.040 Applications for permits.

Any person requiring a permit under the provisions of this chapter shall make a written application therefor to the city engineer, giving such information as the city engineer may require. The city engineer shall provide printed application forms, indicating thereon the information to be furnished by the applicant. The city engineer may require from the applicant, in addition to the information furnished on the printed form, any additional information, including detailed plans and specifications, which will enable the city engineer to determine that the proposed discharges or deposits and plan of operation comply with the provisions of this chapter and other applicable laws and ordinances. (Prior code § 5-4.1104)

13.12.050 Disposal plans.

The city engineer may require that an application for a permit to dispose of industrial wastes shall be accompanied by suitable plans showing the proposed method of collection, treatment and disposal, and a permit shall not be issued until such plans, or required modifications thereof, have been checked and approved by the city engineer.

The city engineer may submit the application or plans, or both, to any public agency for comments or recommendations. (Prior code § 5-4.1105)

13.12.060 Permission to use public property.

Whenever facilities for the discharge of industrial wastes connect to structures or encroach on the property or rights-of-way owned or controlled by a public agency, the city engineer may either:

A. Require that the applicant obtain a property use permit, license, easement or other right to use such properties prior to the issuance of a permit to dispose of industrial wastes; or

B. Issue such permit subject to the execution of a property use permit, license, easement, or other right to use such properties. (Prior code § 5-4.1106)

13.12.070 Recommendations of public agencies.

Whenever an application for a permit is filed, the city engineer shall notify the health officer and such other public agencies as, in his opinion, may be affected and shall request a prompt reply containing their recommendations. Upon request he shall secure from the applicant, and furnish to the affected department or agency, such additional plans or information as it may require relative to such application. (Prior code § 5-4.1107)

13.12.080 Investigation by city departments.

Whenever notified that an application for a permit has been filed, the health officer, city engineer and other city departments affected shall make such investigations as in their opinions are required. The health officer and such other departments shall, within twenty days of notification of the filing of the application, make and file reports of their investigations with the city engineer. Such reports shall narrate all facts found and shall recommend that the application be denied or be granted in whole or in part, and, if granted, subject to what conditions, if any. Such report may also disclaim interest in the application. (Prior code § 5-4.1108)

13.12.090 Notice of violation.

When the health officer finds that industrial waste, effluent, or any other material is being discharged or deposited in such manner as to create a menace to the public health, he may serve a notice of violation upon the person owning or operating the premises, describing the conditions and requiring the prompt correction thereof, and shall so notify the city engineer. (Prior code § 5-4.1109)

13.12.100 Issuance of permit.

The city engineer shall issue a permit as required by this chapter if he determines that all of the following conditions have been met:

A. That all fees or deposits required have been paid;

B. That recommendations and conditions of the various city departments, as contained in their reports, if any, have been met. The city engineer may waive this provision except as to the recommendations of the health officer;

C. That the material to be discharged or deposited does not, or will not, in the opinion of the health officer, constitute a potential public nuisance or menace to the public health and safety and will not violate other provisions of the Health and Safety Code of the state;

D. That the material to be discharged or deposited does not, or will not, involve disposal of any toxic materials or chemicals in such manner as to cause pollution of any stream, water course, lake, or other body of water, or underground or surface water storage reservoir, either natural or artificial;

E. That the material to be discharged or deposited does not, or will not, damage or adversely affect any storm drain, channel, or any public or private property; and

F. That under existing circumstances and conditions it is necessary and reasonable so to dispose of such waste matter. (Prior code § 5-4.1110)