13.12.585 – Wastewater discharge permit revocation

The Director of Public Works may revoke a wastewater discharge permit for good cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:

  1. Failure to notify the Director of Public Works of significant changes to the wastewater prior to the changed discharge;
  2. Failure to provide prior notification to the Director of Public Works of changed conditions pursuant to Section 13.12.620;
  3. Misrepresentation or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in the wastewater discharge permit application;
  4. Falsifying self-monitoring reports;
  5. Tampering with monitoring equipment;
  6. Refusing to allow the Director of Public Works timely access to the facility premises and records;
  7. Failure to meet effluent limitations;
  8. Failure to pay fines;
  9. Failure to pay sewer charges;
  10. Failure to meet compliance schedules;
  11. Failure to complete and submit a wastewater survey or the wastewater discharge permit application;
  12. Failure to provide advance notice of the transfer of business ownership of a permitted facility;           
  13. Violation of any pretreatment standard or requirement, or any terms of the wastewater discharge permit or this chapter.
  14. Violation of this chapter, its permit, the Illinois Act or the Act, or regulations promulgated under either act.
  15. Failure of a User to factually report the wastewater constituents and characteristics of its discharge as determined by the User's or City's analysis.
  16. Failure to report an accidental discharge of a pollutant.
  17. Failure to report an upset of User's treatment facilities.

Wastewater discharge permits automatically expire upon cessation of operations or transfer of business ownership, unless a transfer is authorized by the Director of Public Works pursuant to Section 13.12.587.  All wastewater discharge permits issued to a particular User automatically expire and are void upon the issuance of a new wastewater discharge permit to that User.