NPDES Primer for Executive Officers of Wastewater Facilities. Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Water Quality Compliance Branch. Presented by. Rick Roudebush Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management July 17, 2006. Important Acronyms to Know .
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Office of Water Quality
Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management
July 17, 2006
Call IDEM !
You can delegate the authority to sign and submit reports, but you can NOT delegate your responsibility.
You are responsible for what is going on at your treatment plant.
Any discharge from a sanitary or combined sewer system other than a permitted CSO event must be reported to IDEM by telephone, (317) 232-8694, within 24 hours and in writing within 5 days.
Most people meet both of these requirements by faxing in a written report on IDEM’s fax form within the first 24 hours.This form can be found at:http://www.in.gov/icpr/webfile/formsdiv/48373.doc
If there is a significant danger to human health or the environment, it must immediately be reported to IDEM’s spill line: (888) 233-7745.
! Health Hazards !
If excessive discharges are occurring then enforcement actions may be initiated.Failure to properly report any overflow is considered a serious violation and is likely to result in immediate enforcement action!
Advance notice of inspections not provided by IDEM under normal circumstances.
You must make arrangements for our inspectors to have access to your facility and records during normal working hours.
Every permitted facility will receive an annual permit fee bill according to the Indiana State Rules.
Most facilities have a standard base fee amount according to the facility classification plus a flow based amount.
Annual bills are mailed in early January and are due 60 days after the bill date.
Late fees will be applied after 60 days with failure to pay leading to enforcement action.
Federal DMR arrives at IDEM late. DMRs must be postmarked by the 28th of the month following the month in which the sampling occurred.
If you have problems please document them either in the comments section at the bottom of the DMR form and\or in an attached letter.
Not checking the “No Discharge” box when applicable
Leaving blank spaces (open boxes)
IDEM has a variety of state forms for different types of wastewater plants. These may be referenced as:
Every facility is required to submit state forms along with the required federal DMR forms.