Pretreatment Profile

In 1981, North Olmsted implemented a Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program (MIPP) per Federal and State Environmental Protection Agency requirements.  This program is under the direction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent and is implemented by sufficient personnel committed to carrying out the activities of such a program.

The program is based on identification and classification of industrial and commercial facilities into one of three general categories: industrial users (IUs), significant industrial users (SIU), categorical industrial users (CIUs).

  • CIUs are defined as an industrial user subject to national categorical pretreatment standards.
  • SIUs are defined as users subject to categorical pretreatment standards under 40 CFR 403.6 and 40 CFR chapter I, subchapter N, except for those designated as NSCIUs. This includes, IU that discharges an average of 25,000 gallons per day or more of process wastewater to the publicly owned treatment works (POTW) (excluding sanitary, noncontact cooling, and boiler blowdown wastewater); or contributes a process waste stream that makes up 5 % or more of the average dry weather hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW; or is designated as such by the POTW on the basis that the SIU has a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW’s operation.
  • IUs also called non-significant industrial users, may also be regulated if their discharge has a responsible potential to upset the treatment plant, prevent the conveyance of wastewater to the treatment plant or causes an exceedance of the wastewaters plant’s NPDES permit.

Additional information on the Pretreatment program can be found in The City of North Olmsted Ordinances 911, 913, and 917; or US EPA’s website at: https://www3.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/pretreatment_program_intro_2011.pdf

The pretreatment program provides the City of North Olmsted an efficient monitoring and enforcement tool that is used to protect the City’s sewer system, treatment plant, their workers and the surrounding environment from injury and/or disruption of biological processes caused by deleterious materials.

Public Notification

March 7, 2019 -The City of North Olmsted has filed the Annual Pretreatment Report and Annual SSO report with OEPA in a timely manner. The following is a list of significant Non-Compliance for 2018:

2018 Pretreatment Significant Non-compliance List

Company Name               Violations Cited Present Status
American Wire and Cable Notice of Violation Issued: Failure to install proper sampling manhole. The issue has been resolved: Proper manhole installed
American Wire and Cable Notice of Violation Issued: Failure to notify POTW before the introduction of pollutants /final connection to the collection system. The issue has been resolved: Industrial User returned to a schedule of compliance.
American Wire and Cable Notice of Violation Issued: Failure to sample as specified in pretreatment discharge permit. The issue has been resolved: Industrial User returned to a schedule of compliance.
Nuevo Acapulco Notice of Violation Issued: Failure to correctly monitor discharge (repeat offense) The issue has been resolved: Firm is now out of business.

 

Nuevo Acapulco Administrative Order Issued: Failure to correct discharge of stormwater into sanitary sewer system (repeat offense) The issue has been resolved: Firm is now out of business.

 

Nuevo Acapulco Administrative Order Issued: Violation issued for the repeated discharge of FOG into storm sewer system. The issue has been resolved: Firm is now out of business.

 

American Wire and Cable Administrative Order Issued: Numerical exceedance of City’s Local Limit. The issue has been resolved: Follow up samples OK /new permit issued.
American Wire and Cable Administrative Order Issued: Failure to sample for Total Toxic Organics (TTO) The issue has been resolved: Sample collected.
American Wire and Cable Administrative Order Issued: Categorical Non-significant Industry discharging over the numerical limit for copper.  Open Issue: Industry currently being evaluated for reclassification, New Permit issued on 3-1-19