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Industrial Pretreatment

Tim Orrill, Pretreatment Coordinator & Sampling Tech

(765) 983-7447

torrill@richmondindiana.gov

Number of Significant Industrial Users: 14 Number of Categorical Users 11

Types of Categorical Dischargers: 40 CFR Part 433, Metal Finishers

  • Cylinder Liners
  • Compact Discs
  • Burial Caskets
  • Wire & Cables

40 CFR Part 442, Transportation Equipment Cleaning

  • Internal Tank Wagon Cleaning

40 CFR Part 423, Steam Electric Power Generator

  • Electricity Producer

 

Types of Non-Categorical Dischargers:

  • Pet Food/Animal Specialty Feeds
  • Fiberglass Insulation
  • Cultured Dairy Products
  • Tool & Hob Titanium Coating
  • Post Consumer PET Flake for Food Packaging

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION for accidental or slug discharge to the sewer system. Call (765) 983-7450.  

INTRODUCTION

The Richmond Sanitary District’s industrial pretreatment program is mandated as a provision of the District’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit No. IN 0025615 and regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The goal of the District’s industrial pretreatment program is to maintain a non-interfering, biologically treatable influent, to protect the East Fork of the Whitewater River from pass-through of toxic chemicals and heavy metals, to create and maintain high quality, land applicable sludge, and to protect our employees from hazardous substances that could be discharged from an industrial setting.

The District utilizes the following procedures to ensure these goals are met:

Issuance of discharge permits to significant industries

  • promotes IU awareness of the sewer use ordinance, discharge limitations, and user responsibility
  • initiates self-monitoring of wastewater discharge
  • establishes a method of violation detection
  • enforces pretreatment where needed
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Industrial discharge monitoring by Control Authority

  • verifies the legitimacy of IU self-monitoring data
  • establishes a method of violation detection
  • creates a highly visible Control Authority
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Compliance tracking

  • identifies compliance, non-compliance, and significant non-compliance
  • helps determine which type of enforcement action to be taken
  • measures effectiveness of enforcement action
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Instituting enforcement actions

  • establishes a penalty for non-compliance
  • expedites progress toward compliance
  • shortens the duration of non-compliance
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Report Writing

  • documents pretreatment actions taken during the previous reporting period
  • documents changes in the pretreatment program
  • documents changes in local industrial base
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Monitoring POTW influent, effluent, and sludge per NPDES Permit

  • measures quality of plant influent, effluent, and sludge
  • measures the effectiveness of plant operations
  • measures the overall effectiveness of industrial pretreatment program
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Number of Significant Industrial Users: 14 Number of Categorical Users 11

Types of Categorical Dischargers: 40 CFR Part 433, Metal Finishers

  • Cylinder Liners
  • Compact Discs
  • Burial Caskets
  • Wire & Cables

40 CFR Part 442, Transportation Equipment Cleaning

  • Internal Tank Wagon Cleaning

40 CFR Part 423, Steam Electric Power Generator

  • Electricity Producer

 

Types of Non-Categorical Dischargers:

  • Pet Food/Animal Specialty Feeds
  • Fiberglass Insulation
  • Cultured Dairy Products
  • Tool & Hob Titanium Coating
  • Post Consumer PET Flake for Food Packaging

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION for accidental or slug discharge to the sewer system. Call (765) 983-7450.  

INTRODUCTION

The Richmond Sanitary District’s industrial pretreatment program is mandated as a provision of the District’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit No. IN 0025615 and regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The goal of the District’s industrial pretreatment program is to maintain a non-interfering, biologically treatable influent, to protect the East Fork of the Whitewater River from pass-through of toxic chemicals and heavy metals, to create and maintain high quality, land applicable sludge, and to protect our employees from hazardous substances that could be discharged from an industrial setting.

The District utilizes the following procedures to ensure these goals are met:

Issuance of discharge permits to significant industries

  • promotes IU awareness of the sewer use ordinance, discharge limitations, and user responsibility
  • initiates self-monitoring of wastewater discharge
  • establishes a method of violation detection
  • enforces pretreatment where needed
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Industrial discharge monitoring by Control Authority

  • verifies the legitimacy of IU self-monitoring data
  • establishes a method of violation detection
  • creates a highly visible Control Authority
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Compliance tracking

  • identifies compliance, non-compliance, and significant non-compliance
  • helps determine which type of enforcement action to be taken
  • measures effectiveness of enforcement action
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Instituting enforcement actions

  • establishes a penalty for non-compliance
  • expedites progress toward compliance
  • shortens the duration of non-compliance
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Report Writing

  • documents pretreatment actions taken during the previous reporting period
  • documents changes in the pretreatment program
  • documents changes in local industrial base
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

Monitoring POTW influent, effluent, and sludge per NPDES Permit

  • measures quality of plant influent, effluent, and sludge
  • measures the effectiveness of plant operations
  • measures the overall effectiveness of industrial pretreatment program
  • complies with IDEM and USEPA requirements

LINKS

Indiana Water Environment Association,

http://www.indianawea.org 

Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management, Water Division

http://www.in.gov/idem/ 

Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources

http://www.state.in.us/dnr/ 

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Water

http://www.epa.gov/water/

United States Environmental Protection Agency,

Categorical Effluent Guidelines and Information

http://www.epa.gov/ost/guide/

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