§ 94.12. Annual report.

 (a)  To provide for annual review of sewerage facilities and ensure that there is sufficient time to address existing operational or maintenance problems or to plan and construct needed additions, plant permittees shall submit a complete and accurate wasteload management annual report, in duplicate, by March 31 of each year to the appropriate regional office of the Department. The report shall be signed by the preparer and by the permittee of the plant and include the following:

   (1)  A line graph depicting the monthly average flows (expressed in millions of gallons per day) for each month for the past 5 years and projecting the flows for the next 5 years. The graph shall also include a line depicting the hydraulic design flow (also expressed in millions of gallons per day) of the plant included in the water quality management permit (Part II permit issued under Chapter 91 (relating to general provisions)).

   (2)  A line graph depicting the monthly average organic loading (expressed as pounds per day of BOD5) for each month for the past 5 years and projecting the monthly average organic loading for the next 5 years. The graph shall also include a line depicting the organic loading design (also expressed in pounds per day of BOD5) of the plant included in the water quality management permit (Part II permit issued under Chapter 91).

   (3)  A brief discussion of the basis for the projections referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2), as well as a description of the time needed to expand the plant to meet the load projections, if necessary. Data used to support those projections should be included in an appendix to the annual report.

   (4)  A map showing all sewer extensions constructed within the past calendar year, sewer extensions approved or exempted in the past year in accordance with the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. § §  750.1—750.20) and Chapter 71 (relating to administration of the sewage facilities program), but not yet constructed, and all known proposed projects which require public sewers but are in the preliminary planning stages. The map shall be accompanied by a list summarizing each extension or project and the population to be served by the extension or project. If a sewer extension approval or proposed project includes schedules describing how the project will be completed over time, the listing should include that information and the effect this build-out-rate will have on populations served.

   (5)  A discussion of the permittee’s program for sewer system monitoring, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation, including routine and special activities, personnel and equipment used, sampling frequency, quality assurance, data analyses, infiltration/inflow monitoring, and, where applicable, maintenance and control of combined sewer regulators during the past year.

   (6)  A discussion of the condition of the sewer system including portions of the system where conveyance capacity is being exceeded or will be exceeded in the next 5 years and portions where rehabilitation or cleaning is needed or is underway to maintain the integrity of the system and prevent or eliminate bypassing, combined sewer overflow, sanitary sewer overflow, excessive infiltration and other system problems.

   (7)  A discussion of the condition of sewage pumping stations, including a comparison of the maximum pumping rate with present maximum flows and the projected 2-year maximum flows for each station.

   (8)  A report, if applicable, of industrial wastes discharged into the sewer system. This report shall include the following:

     (i)   A copy of any ordinance or regulation governing industrial waste discharges to the sewer system or a copy of amendments adopted since the initial submission of the ordinance or regulation under this chapter, if it has not previously been submitted. Ordinances, regulations or fee structures may provide incentives to industrial waste dischargers to use pollution prevention techniques to reduce or eliminate the generation of industrial wastewater discharges to the sewer system.

     (ii)   A discussion of the permittee’s or municipality’s program for surveillance and monitoring of industrial waste discharges into the sewer system during the past year.

     (iii)   A discussion of specific problems in the sewer system or at the plant, known or suspected to be caused by industrial waste discharges and a summary of the steps being taken to alleviate or eliminate the problems. The discussion shall include a list of industries known to be discharging wastes which create problems in the plant or in the sewer system and action taken to eliminate the problem or prevent its recurrence. The report may describe pollution prevention techniques in the summary of steps taken to alleviate current problems caused by industrial waste dischargers and in actions taken to eliminate or prevent potential or recurring problems caused by industrial waste dischargers.

   (9)  A proposed plan to reduce or eliminate present or projected overloaded conditions under § §  94.21 and 94.22 (relating to existing overload; and projected overload).

 (b)  Permittees of sewer systems which contribute sewage flows to the plant shall submit information to the permittee of the plant as required to facilitate preparation of the annual report.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  94.12 issued under section 9 of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. §  750.9).

Source

   The provisions of this §  94.12 adopted November 4, 1977, effective November 21, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3259; amended October 3, 1980, effective October 4, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3917; amended September 4, 1998, effective September 5, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4517. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (228278) to (228279).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  94.13 (relating to measuring, indicating and recording devices).



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