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File #: 2019-312    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 8/22/2019 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 8/28/2019 Final action: 8/28/2019
Title: Authorization to Receive and File Updated 2019 GLWA Industrial Pretreatment Program Rules
Sponsors: Randal Brown
Indexes: General Counsel
Attachments: 1. IPP Rules Final 2019, 2. IPP Redline8.2019, 3. IPP Summary8.8.19
Related files: 2019-329
Authorization to Receive and File Updated 2019 GLWA Industrial Pretreatment Program Rules

Agenda of: August 28, 2019
Item No.: 2019-312
Amount: N/A

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: August 22, 2019

RE: Updated 2019 GLWA Industrial Pretreatment Program Rules

Upon recommendation of Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, The Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), receives and files the Updated GLWA Industrial Pretreatment Program Rules; directs staff to upload the Updated Rules to the GLWA website for public comment until September 25, 2019; and authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.
The Industrial Pretreatment Program ("IPP") is a program for enforcement of local pollution controls in accordance with the objectives of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") permit and the Clean Water Act ("CWA"). On July 1, 2019, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) processed and issued GLWA/DWSD's NPDES Permit. The 2019 IPP Rules have been updated to incorporate relevant changes to the NPDES Permit.
In 1972, the CWA created the NPDES program and requirements for Publicly Owned Treatment Works ("POTWs") to control indirect dischargers. In 1977 the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") initiated a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against the City of Detroit (United States v City of Detroit, Case No. 77-1100), alleging violations of the CWA involving the Detroit Waste Water Treatment Plant ("WWTP") and its' NPDES permit.

In the following years, a number of consent judgements were entered wherein Detroit was required to develop a Sewer Use Ordinance and an Industrial Waste Control Ordinance, and to develop a user charge...

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