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26.08.10.00.htm 26.08.10.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 08 WATER POLLUTION Chapter 10 Overflows or Bypasses Authority: Environment Article, §9-331.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.08.10.01.htm 26.08.10.01. 01 Definition.. A. In this chapter, the following term has the meaning indicated.. B. Overflow.. 1) "Overflow" means any loss of wastewater or discharge from a sanitary sewer system, combined sewer system, or wastewater treatment plant bypass which results in the direct or potential discharge of raw, partially treated or diluted sewage into waters of the State as defined in Environment Article, §9-101(l) Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Overflow" includes, but is not limited to, any
26.08.10.02.htm 26.08.10.02. 02 Overflows Prohibited.. A. Overflows are prohibited except as allowed under the terms of a discharge permit issued by the Department.B. The existence of a discharge permit for a sanitary sewer system or combined sewer system that does not specifically reference the requirements of this chapter does not exclude the owner, operator, or permittee from the requirements of this chapter.
26.08.10.03.htm 26.08.10.03. 03 Reports ― Generally.. A. The owner or operator, or both, of any sanitary sewer system, combined sewer system, or wastewater treatment plant shall report to the Department and local health department any overflow that results in the direct or potential discharge of raw, partially treated, or diluted sewage into waters of the State.B. The owner of a separate sanitary sewer system, pumping station, or grease trap that is connected to a public sewer system is responsible for provid
26.08.10.04.htm 26.08.10.04. 04 Telephone Reports.. Telephone reports shall include:. A. The location of the overflow, including latitude and longitude if reasonably available, Maryland Grid Coordinates or nearest street and intersection, city or town, and county;B. The name of the owner and operator of the sanitary sewer system or treatment plant;. C. The name of the receiving water, if applicable, and if known, whether the receiving water is designated as shellfish waters or for a public drinkin
26.08.10.05.htm 26.08.10.05. 05 Written Reports.. A. Within 5 calendar days after the telephone notification of the event, the owner or operator shall provide the Department and local health department with a written report that includes, at a minimum, the information in Regulation .04 of this chapter unless the Department waives the requirement for submission of a written report due to the small volume of the overflow. The written report shall be directed to the mailing address specified by the Department.
26.08.10.06.htm 26.08.10.06. 06 Records, Disclosure.. The owner or operator shall, for at least 5 years from the date of the overflow or backup:. A. Maintain copies of all overflow records and reports, including:. 1) Any backups of sewage into houses or businesses;. 2) Work orders associated with investigation of overflows;. 3) A list and description of complaints from customers or others related to overflows; and. 4) Documentation of performance and implementation measures to address overflows; and.
26.08.10.07.htm 26.08.10.07. 07 Reports to the Public.. The owner or operator shall coordinate with the local health officer or environmental health director regarding the content of reports to the public about overflows in accordance with the procedures developed by the Department, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Health, local health departments, and local environmental health directors.
26.08.10.08.htm 26.08.10.08. 08 Public Notification.. A. Unless advised by the Maryland Department of Health, local health department, or environmental health director on a case by case basis that public notification is not necessary, the owner or operator shall notify the public as soon as practicable, but not later than 24 hours after the time that the owner or operator becomes aware of the event, about:1) Any overflow that enters:. a) Shellfish harvesting waters;.
26.08.10.09.htm 26.08.10.09. 09 Personal Notification of Schools and Other Establishments.. If there are schools, day care centers, hospitals, or similar establishments or locations with potentially sensitive populations that may be subject to exposure in the immediate area of the overflow, the owner or operator of the system or plant or a representative shall personally notify each establishment of the overflow as soon as possible.
26.08.10.10.htm 26.08.10.10. 10 Departmental Responsibilities and Authority.. A. The Maryland Department of Health, the local health officer, or the local environmental health director shall make all decisions and determinations as to public health issues resulting from an overflow.B. The Maryland Department of Health, the local health officer, or the local environmental health director may require that reports to the public concerning an overflow include specific information regarding public health.
26.08.10.11.htm 26.08.10.11. 11 Owner or Operator Responsibilities.. A. The owner or operator shall make any local policies or procedures related to the requirements of this chapter available to the public upon request.B. The owner or operator shall perform sampling of State surface waters that have received an overflow as directed and under the guidance of the Maryland Department of Health, the local health department, or the local environmental health director. The owner or operator shal
26.08.10.9999.htm 26.08.10.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 28, 2005 (32:6 Md. R. 636).
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