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    Sec. 34-66. Definitions.


    Sec. 34-66. Definitions.
    (a) Specific definitions. Unless stated otherwise, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
    Approval authority: The Commonwealth of Virginia.
    Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD): That quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty (20) degrees Centigrade, expressed in milligrams per liter, as determined by "standard methods".
    Day: The twenty-four (24) hour period beginning at 12:01 a.m.
    The indirect discharge or discharge: introduction of pollutants into the wastewater facilities from any nondomestic source regulated under Section 307(b), (c), or (d) of the Act.
    Industrial user: A source of indirect discharge.
    Industrial wastes: That wastewater from industrial users.
    High strength waste surcharge: That rate charged in excess of the sewer service rate for all wastewater over and above normal wastewater standards.
    Interference: A discharge, which alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, inhibits or disrupts the wastewater facilities, its treatment processes or operations or its sludge processes, use or disposal; and therefore, is a cause of a violation of the city's VADES permit including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation or of the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with any of the following statutory or local regulations: Section 405 of the clean water act; the solid waste disposal act, including Title II commonly referred to as the resource conservation and recovery act (RCRA); any state regulations contained in any state sludge management plan prepared pursuant to subtitle D of the solid waste disposal act; the clean air act; the toxic substance control act; and the marine protection, research and sanctuaries act.
    Local limits technically based limits established by the city to implement general and specific prohibited standards and to protect against pass through and interference.
    May: is permissible; shall is mandatory,
    Nondomestic wastes: Wastewater from sources other than residential users.
    Normal wastewater: Wastewater discharged into the sanitary sewers in which the average concentration of total suspended solids is not more than four hundred (400) mg/1 and BOD is not more than three hundred (300) mg/l; total phosphorus is not more than fifteen (15) mg/l; total Kjeldahl nitrogen is not more than eighteen (18) mg/l; and total flow is not more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) gallons per day. Also referred to as "domestic waste."
    VPDES: Virginia pollutant discharge elimination system permit program, as administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia, also known as the "Approval Authority".
    Person: Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity, or any other legal entity; or their legal representatives, agents, or assigns. This definition includes all federal, state, and local government entities.
    POTW treatment plant: That portion of the POTW which is designed to provide treatment (including recycling and reclamation) of municipal sewage and industrial waste.
    Pretreatment: The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater prior to discharge to the City of Lynchburg's wastewater facilities.
    Pretreatment standard: Prohibited discharge standards, EPA categorical pretreatment standards, and local limits.
    Residential user: All premises used only for human residency and which is connected to the wastewater facilities. Residential users include, but are not limited to single family residences, apartments, townhouses, condominiums, and trailers.
    Sanitary sewer: Any sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions.
    Sanitary wastewater: Wastewater discharged from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings, office buildings, industrial plants or institutions.
    Sewage: Human excrement and gray water (household showers, dishwashing operations, etc.).
    Sewer: The structures of a pipe or conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
    Sewer service charge: That rate charged for normal wastewater discharge into the city's wastewater facilities or sewerage system.
    Standard methods: The latest edition of standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, published by the America public health association, water pollution control federation and America water works association.
    State: The Commonwealth of Virginia.
    State waters: All natural waters on the surface of the ground within or bordering the state and within the State's jurisdiction.
    Surface water: Water which occurs when the rate of precipitation exceeds the rate at which water may infiltrate into the soil.
    Suspended solids: Shall mean the total suspended matter that either floats on the surface, or is in suspension in, water or wastewater, as determined by "standard methods."
    Wastewater: A combination of liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industries and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water or storm water that may be present. Also referred to as "sewage."
    Wastewater facilities: Also referred to as publicly owned treatment works (POTW) and is any devices used in the collection, storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature and any conveyances which convey wastewater to the POTW treatment plant as defined by Section 212 of the act (33 U.S.C. Sec. 1292).
    Wastewater facilities board of appeals: That board appointed pursuant to the provisions of Section 34-79 of this article.
    Wastewater sewer: The structures, processes, equipment and arrangements necessary to collect and transport wastewaters to the POTW treatment plant.
    (b) General definitions. Unless the context of usage indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms in this article and not defined in Section 34-66(a) above shall be as defined in the glossary: Water and wastewater control engineering, prepared by joint editorial board of the America public health association, America society of civil engineers, America water works association, and water pollution control federation, copyright 1969. (Ord. No. O- 95-269, 9-26-95)
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM