Levels of Violation

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Level A Violations

  • Failure to sample, monitor, or report on an isolated or infrequent basis.
  • Minor sampling, monitoring, or reporting deficiencies on an isolated or infrequent basis.
  • Failure to report effluent violation, or slug discharge with no known effect on an isolated or infrequent basis.

Level B Violations

  • Failure to report or notify with response more than 10 calendar days but less than 20 calendar days past due.
  • Exceeding permit or ordinance limits by less than 20% on an isolated or infrequent basis with no known detrimental effects.
  • Slug loads on an isolated or infrequent basis with no known detrimental effects.
  • Unauthorized discharge, one time only, with no known detrimental effect.

Level C Violations

  • Failure to report, or notify with reports more than 20 calendar days and less than 30 calendar days past due.
  • Any reporting deficiencies uncorrected for two reporting periods.
  • Exceeding permit or ordinance limits by less than 20% twice in a six month period.
  • Slug loads with no known detrimental effects twice in a six month period.
  • Failure to sample or monitor, missing 20% or less of the required actions.

Level D Violations

  • Failure to report, or notify with reports 30 or more calendar days past due.
  • Failure to sample or monitor, missing more than 20% of the required actions.
  • Unauthorized discharge, with no known detrimental effect, two or more times in a six month period.
  • Any reporting deficiencies uncorrected for 3 or more reporting periods.
  • Any discharge which meets the definition of significant noncompliance.
  • Harassment or attempted bribery of any city employee in the performance of his/her official duties.
  • Tampering with any sampling or monitoring equipment.
  • Intentional dilution of waste stream.

Level E Violations

  • Any unauthorized discharge which alone, or in combination with other discharges, causes interference, pass-through, other environmental damage, or causes the POTW to violate its permit limits.
  • Any unauthorized discharge which alone, or in combination with other discharges, causes danger to human health.
  • Failure to comply with terms of any Level D Administrative Order.
  • Falsification.