NON-COMPLIANCE REPORTS (NCRS)
The Permittee shall report any instances of non-compliance with their permit. See your permit for specific requirements for reporting anticipated non-compliance, 24-hour reporting of conditions which may endanger health and the environment (via phone, e-mail or fax) and other non-compliances which must be reported. This report must include the following information:
1. Type of violation Name of parameter and outfall, or description such as overflow/bypass.
2. Date of violation A date range is required for multi-date noncompliance reporting. If you have a 7 day violation, you must provide the first and last date of that 7 day monitoring period.
3. Duration of violation
4. Cause of violation
5. Corrective action/Health or Environmental Impact/ Preventative Measures/Other Narrative
The exact date and value of each occurrence for a minimum or maximum violation means to state the actual date the sample is taken and the value derived from the sample that exceeds the limit. If the sample exceeds the limit more than once in a monitoring period, indicate each sample and value for that period.
(Twenty-Four Hour Reporting) A bypass, an overflow and an upset condition are all deviations from the permit conditions and as such are subject to reporting conditions. If any noncompliance endangers health or the environment, it should be reported orally within 24 hours from the time the permittee becomes aware of the circumstances. A written submission shall be provided within 5 days of the time the permittee becomes aware of the circumstances.
The report shall contain the following information:
1. A description of the noncompliance and its cause;
2. The period of noncompliance including exact dates and times, and if the noncompliance has not been corrected, the anticipated time it is expected to continue; and,
3. Steps being taken to reduce, eliminate, and prevent recurrence of the noncomplying discharge.
The 24-hour verbal report shall include:
1. Any unanticipated bypass, which exceeds any effluent limitation in the permit.
2. Any upset which exceeds any effluent limitation in the permit.
3. Violation of a maximum daily discharge limitation for any of the pollutants listed by the Director in Part II (industrial permits only) of the permit to be reported within 24 hours.