62-604.550. Abnormal Events  


Effective on Thursday, November 6, 2003
  • 1(1) The provisions of Rule 662-604.550, 7F.A.C., are applicable to both new and existing domestic wastewater collection/transmission systems.

    19(2) The owner/operator of the collection/transmission system shall report to the 30Department all unauthorized releases or spills of wastewater to surface or ground waters from its collection/transmission system or any other abnormal events as described below:

    55(a) Unauthorized releases or spills in excess of 1,000 gallons per incident, or other abnormal events where information indicates that public health or the environment will be endangered, shall be reported orally to the 90State Warning Point toll free number (800) 320-0519 98as soon as practical, but no later than 24 hours from the time that the owner/operator becomes aware of the circumstances. The owner/operator, to the extent known, shall provide the following information to the State Warning Point:

    1351. Name, address, and telephone number of person reporting;

    1442. Name, address, and telephone number of owner/operator of the collection/transmission system or responsible person for the discharge;

    1623. Date and time of the discharge and status of discharge (ongoing or ceased);

    1764. Characteristics of the wastewater spilled or released (untreated or treated, industrial or domestic wastewater);

    1915. Estimated amount of the discharge;

    1976. Location or address of the discharge;

    2047. Source and cause of the discharge;

    2118. Whether the discharge was contained on-site, and cleanup actions taken to date;

    2249. Description of area affected by the discharge, including name of water body affected, if any; and

    24110.Other persons or agencies contacted.

    246(b) Unauthorized releases or spills of 1000 gallons per incident or less shall be reported orally to the Department within 24 hours from the time that the owner/operator of the collection/transmission system becomes aware of the circumstances.

    283(c) The oral notification shall be followed by a written submission, which shall be provided within five days of the time that the owner/operator becomes aware of the circumstances. The written submission shall contain: a description of the spill, release or abnormal event and its cause; the duration including exact dates and time, and if it has not been corrected, the anticipated time it is expected to continue; and steps taken or planned to reduce, eliminate, and prevent recurrence. The Department shall waive the written report if the oral report has been received within 24 hours from the time that the owner/operator of the collection/transmission system becomes aware of the circumstances, and the release, spill or abnormal event has been corrected and did not endanger health or the environment.

    412Specific Authority 414403.061, 415403.087 FS. 417Law Implemented 419403.021, 420403.061, 421403.062, 422403.087, 423403.088, 424403.182 FS. 426History– New 11-27-89, Amended 6-4-92, 5-31-93, Formerly 17-604.550, Amended 12-26-96, 11-6-03.

     

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