Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION Chapter 162, SEWERS, ARTICLE IX, Terms and Conditions for the Issuance of Permits

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162-22.  Permits; when required.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge directly or indirectly into public sewers or into any private sewer or any combined sewer discharging into a public sewer, sewage combined with industrial wastes or other wastes, or industrial wastes or other wastes the characteristics of which combination do not conform to the concentration limits prescribed for normal sewage under Article II herein, or to discharge any toxic substances or any other objectionable material or substances as specified under Articles IV, V, VI and VII herein, except under the issuance of a permit therefor by the County Commissioner and Superintendent and upon such terms and conditions as may be established by the County Commissioner or Superintendent in the issuance of such a permit. 

 

162-23.  Applications for permits.

 

All applicants for a permit to discharge sewage combined with industrial wastes or other wastes into public sewers shall fill out and file with the County Commissioner an industrial sewer connection application as a prerequisite for the consideration of such a permit. The following information is to be furnished by the applicant with a duplicate copy filed with the Superintendent: 

A.  Plat of the property showing accurately all sewers, drains and house connections. 

B.  Plans and specifications covering any work proposed to be performed under the permit. 

C.  A complete schedule of all process waters and industrial wastes produced or expected to be produced at said property or premises, including a description of the character of each waste, the daily volume and maximum rates of discharge and representative analyses. 

D.  The name and address of the person or firm who will be responsible for the performance of the work to be covered by the permit. 

E.   Such other information as may be required by the County Commissioner or Superintendent.   

 

162-24.  Terms and conditions.

 

Terms and conditions as may be required and imposed by the County Commissioner or Superintendent in the issuance of the permit are as follows: 

A.  A limitation upon the volume of sewage and the rate of flow permitted from the premises. 

B.  The installation and maintenance by the permittee, at his own expense, of facilities or equipment for intermittent or continuous measurement of sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes discharged from the premises into a public sewer. 

C.  The installation and maintenance by the permittee, at his own expense, of detention tanks or other facilities or equipment for reducing the maximum rates of discharge of sewage to such a percentage of the twenty-four-hour rate as may be required by the County Commissioner or Superintendent. 

D.  The installation and maintenance by the permittee, at his own expense, of such preliminary treatment facilities as may be required by the County Commissioner or Superintendent. 

E.   The installation and maintenance by the permittee, at his own expense, of a suitable control or sampling manhole or manholes in any sewer discharging to a public sewer and carrying such sewage. 

F.   The installation and maintenance by the permittee, at his own expense, of grease, oil and sand interceptors, separators or traps that are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing such substances in excessive quantities or any flammable waste or other harmful ingredients. 

G.  The submission to and approval by the County Commissioner or Superintendent of the plans for any of the facilities or equipment required to be installed and maintained by the permittee. 

H.  Such other terms and conditions as may be necessary to protect the sewer system and carry out the intent and provisions of these rules and regulations. 

I.    Such terms and conditions may also provide that subsequent to the commencement of operation of any preliminary treatment facilities, periodic reports shall be made by the permittee to the County Commissioner and Superintendent setting forth adequate data upon which the acceptability of the sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes, after treatment, may be determined. 

J.    Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any water or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the permittee (or owner) at his expense. 

K.  A violation by the permittee of the permit shall be a cause for revocation or suspension of the permit.   

 

162-25.  Sampling and testing wastes. 

 

A.  Whenever sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes having characteristics other than prescribed for "normal sewage" as defined in Article II herein, or containing toxic substances or other material or substances excluded from public sewers pursuant to these rules and regulations is discharged into public sewers from any premises, the County Commissioner or Superintendent shall have the right to take samples and tests as may be necessary to determine the nature and concentration of such wastes, and shall have the right to reassess his determinations by taking samples and tests at any time or by periodic rechecks without notice to the person discharging such wastes. 

B.  Samples shall be taken and flow measurements made whenever possible at the control manhole or manholes. 

C.  In the event that a control manhole or manholes have not been required, the samples shall be taken at a point or points to be selected by the County Commissioner or Superintendent.   

 

162-26.  Control manholes.

 

When required by the County Commissioner or Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling, and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the County Commissioner and Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times. 

 

162-27.  Measurement and analyses of wastes.

 

All measurements, tests, and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in these rules, regulations and ordinances shall be determined in accordance with "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Waste Water," published by the American Public Health Association, and shall be determined at the control manhole provided, or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest suitable one downstream in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb, and property. (The particular analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four-hour composite of all discharges of a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or sample should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four-hour composites of all discharges where pH's are determined from periodic grab samples.)