Chapter 13.20


13.20.010    Industrial waste treatment plants or facilities required.

13.20.020    Industrial waste treatment facilities not required – When.

13.20.030    Installations.

13.20.040    Separation of domestic and industrial wastes.

13.20.050    Maintenance and operation.

13.20.060    Inspections.

13.20.070    Access to properties.

13.20.080    Compliance with owner’s safety regulations.

13.20.090    Test manholes or structures.

13.20.100    Industrial waste disposal permit fees and deposits.

13.20.010 Industrial waste treatment plants or facilities required.

Industrial waste treatment plants or facilities shall be installed whenever the city engineer shall find as a fact that such facilities are required:

A. To safeguard the public health;

B. To prevent the pollution of streams or bodies of surface or underground waters;

C. To prevent the pollution of water wells or storage reservoirs, either natural or artificial;

D. To prevent damages or increased maintenance costs in the sewerage system;

E. To prevent damages to public or private property;

F. To prevent a public nuisance; or

G. To comply with the applicable regulations of any other public agency. (Prior code § 5-4.1301)

13.20.020 Industrial waste treatment facilities not required – When.

The installation of industrial waste treatment facilities may not be required if the city engineer determines that:

A. The waste is prohibited for discharge to the available systems by this or other applicable laws or regulations;

B. The affected industry has guaranteed to separately dispose of any objectionable waste to legal points of disposal;

C. Adequate facilities are to be provided for the collection and containment of such wastes and provisions have been made to prevent the intentional or accidental discharge of such wastes to the sewer system, ground surface, surface or underground water supplies, rivers, channels, storm drains, public streets or gutters;

D. An application for an industrial waste disposal permit has been filed in accordance with Chapter 13.12; and

E. All fees required by this chapter have been paid. (Prior code § 5-4.1302)

13.20.030 Installations.

Interceptors or other industrial waste treatment plants or facilities shall be so installed and constructed that they shall be at all times easily accessible for inspection and maintenance. (Prior code § 5-4.1303)

13.20.040 Separation of domestic and industrial wastes.

All domestic wastes from rest rooms, showers, drinking fountains and the like shall be kept separate from all industrial wastes until the industrial wastes have passed through any required pretreatment facilities. (Prior code § 5-4.1303.1)

13.20.050 Maintenance and operation.

All industrial waste treatment plants or facilities and all sewage treatment plants and appurtenances thereto existing or hereafter constructed under the jurisdiction of this chapter shall be maintained by the owner or person having jurisdiction of the property affected in good operating condition and in a safe and sanitary condition at all times. All devices and safeguards which are required by this chapter for the operation thereof and all records of such operations, shall be maintained in good order. (Prior code § 5-4.1304)

13.20.060 Inspections.

The city engineer, at no cost to the permittee, shall make tests of industrial wastes and periodic inspections of sewage treatment plants and industrial waste treatment plants or facilities to determine whether such treatment plants or facilities are maintained in accordance with the requirements of this chapter. The city engineer, at no cost to the permittee, shall also make periodic tests of samples of sewage, industrial wastes, or effluents obtained at the point of discharge or deposit to determine whether such discharges or deposits are made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. (Prior code § 5-4.1305)

13.20.070 Access to properties.

The city engineer shall be permitted at all reasonable hours to inspect sewage treatment plants and industrial waste treatment plants or facilities and to enter and inspect the place, enclosure or structure where industrial wastes or effluents are discharged or deposited.

No person shall refuse to permit or hinder or obstruct in any way any reasonable inspection or investigation of such treatment plants, facilities, deposits, or discharges by the city engineer. (Prior code § 5-4.1306)

13.20.080 Compliance with owner’s safety regulations.

The city engineer shall comply with any special safety regulations brought to his attention by the owner or operator. (Ord. 1726 § 20, 2011: prior code § 5-4.1307)

13.20.090 Test manholes or structures.

The city engineer may require the installation of a test manhole or other structure through which all industrial waste shall pass. Such structure shall be so designed that flows may be measured and samples readily obtained therefrom. (Prior code § 5-4.1308)

13.20.100 Industrial waste disposal permit fees and deposits.

A. The fees for the issuance of industrial waste disposal permits shall be the same as those established by the county of Los Angeles in Title 20, Utilities, Division 2, Sanitary Sewer and Industrial Waste Ordinance, Sections 20.36.230, 20.36.240, 20.36.245, 20.36.250, 20.36.260, 20.36.265, 20.36.270, 20.36.280, 20.36.290, 20.36.295 of the Los Angeles County Code and any subsequent amendments or modifications thereto. In addition, the city engineer shall collect a surcharge of twenty percent of all fees collected to defray the city’s administrative and engineering costs.

B. The city engineer shall enforce all of the conditions and requirements and collect the fees and deposits set forth in subsection A of this section.

C. The term “city engineer” shall be substituted for the term “director” in all of the sections referenced in subsection A of this section. (Prior code § 5-4.1401)