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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

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  204.330.  Board of trustees, duties — agreements as to manner of discharge — disputes, procedure, effect — petition for enforcement of agreement — power to contract — refusal to receive wastes — powers as to operation of facilities — procedural remedies — false reports, penalty. — 1.  It shall be the duty of the board of trustees to make the necessary surveys, and to lay out and define the general plan for the construction and acquisition of land, rights-of-way and necessary sewers and treatment facilities and of any extensions, expansions, or improvements thereof within the district.

  2.  The board of trustees may enter into agreements with each municipality, subdistrict, private district or any industrial user which discharges sewage into trunk sewers, streams or the treatment facilities of the district concerning the locations and the manner in which sewage may be discharged into the district system or streams within the district and concerning the permissible content of acid wastes, alkaline wastes, poisonous wastes, oils, grit or other wastes which might be hazardous or detrimental to the system.  If no agreement is obtained with regard to any such matter the trustees shall refer the dispute to the clean water commission and the determination of the commission shall be binding upon the district, municipality, subdistrict or private district.  Each municipality, subdistrict or private district shall control the discharge of wastes into its collection sewers to the extent necessary to comply with the agreement or the determination of the clean water commission.  The board of trustees of a common sewer district or the governing body of any municipality, subdistrict, private district or industrial user discharging sewage into the stream or the system may petition the circuit court which decreed the incorporation of the district for an order enforcing compliance with any provision of such an agreement or determination, and that circuit court shall have jurisdiction in all cases or questions arising out of the organization or operations of the district, or from the acts of the board of trustees.

  3.  The board of trustees may contract with each participating community for the payment of its proportionate share of treatment costs.

  4.  The board of trustees may contract with public agencies, individuals, private corporations, and political subdivisions, inside and outside the common sewer district, to permit them to connect with and use the district's facilities according to such terms, conditions, and rates as the board determines are in the interest of the district and regardless of whether such agencies, individuals, corporations, and subdivisions are in the same natural drainage area or basins as the district.

  5.  The board of trustees may refuse to receive any wastes into the sewage system which do not meet relevant state or federal water pollution, solid waste, or pretreatment standards.

  6.  The board of trustees shall have all of the powers necessary and convenient to provide for the operation, maintenance, administration, and regulation, including the adoption of rules and regulations, of any individual home sewage or business treatment systems within the jurisdiction of the sewer district.

  7.  The board of trustees shall have all of the powers necessary and convenient to provide for the operation and maintenance of its treatment facilities and the administration, regulation, and enforcement of its pretreatment program, including the adoption of rules and regulations, to carry out its powers with respect to all municipalities, subdistricts, districts, and industrial users which discharge into the collection system of the district's sewer system or treatment facilities.  These powers include, but are not limited to:

  (1)  The promulgation of any rule, regulation or ordinance;

  (2)  The issuance, modification or revocation of any order;

  (3)  The issuance, modification or revocation of any permit;

  (4)  The levying of a civil administrative fine upon any industrial user in violation of the district's rules, regulations and ordinances, or any permit or order issued thereunder, in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars per violation per day;

  (5)  Commencing an action through counsel for appropriate legal or equitable relief in the circuit court which decreed the district's incorporation against any industrial user in violation of the district's rules, regulations and ordinances or any permit or order issued thereunder; and

  (6)  Petitioning the prosecutor for the county in which any criminal violation of the district's rules, regulations, ordinances or any permit or order issued thereunder has occurred to institute criminal proceedings.

  8.  The board of trustees may adopt rules and regulations creating procedural remedies for all persons affected by any order or permit issued, modified or revoked or any fine or penalty levied by the board including but not limited to the grant of reasonable time periods for such persons to respond, to show cause, and to request reconsideration of fines or penalties levied.

  9.  Any person who knowingly makes any false statements, representations or certifications in any application, record, report, plan or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to the district's rules, regulations, ordinances or wastewater permit, or who falsifies, tampers with or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under the district's rules, regulations or ordinances shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars per violation per day or imprisonment for not more than one year or both.  In the event of a second conviction, the person shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars per violation per day or imprisonment for not more than three years or both.  Any penalty imposed by this subsection shall not preclude any appropriate civil remedy.

  10.  Whenever any reference is made in this section to any action that may be taken by the board of trustees, such reference includes such action by its executive officer pursuant to powers and duties delegated to such executive officer by the board of trustees.

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(L. 1967 p. 310 § 14, A.L. 1972 H.B. 1239 & 1300, A.L. 1983 H.B. 371, A.L. 1992 H.B. 948 merged with H.B. 1307)

Effective 2-18-92 (H.B. 948); 4-7-92 (H.B. 1307)


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