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City of Dallas January 24,2012 by Sent facsimileto 214-978-4339 Amy L. Rickers MunschHardtKopf & Han 3800LincolnPlaza 500N.

AkardStreet TX 75201-6659 Dallas, Re: ("the Serious Code violations at 2807 E. llth Street, Dallas, TX 75203-2010 Property")

DearMs. Rickers: by I am writing regardingthe Property,which our recordsindicateis ownedand operated your to yourletter Packing").This letteralsoresponds Co.,Inc. ("Columbia Packing client,Columbia (copyattached). dated today were ableto inspectthe Propertyduringthe last few days. city With your permission, inspectors These inspectionshave revealed that the Property contains numerous violations of city neighbors, for healthandsafetyproblems the employees, manyof which may create ordinances, for responsible maintainingthe and the generalpublic. As you know, ColumbiaPackingis condition. in Property a safeandsanitary are The specificviolationsare listed below and copiesof the pertinentcode sections attached. of list complete of all violations the DallasCity Codeon a not This letterdoes purportto contain theProperty. Violationsof the DallasCitv Code: 1. system:(a) inflows or into The following pollutantsarebeing discharged the wastewater in infiltration of stormwater and roof run-off; (b) solid and liquid substances quantities with mainsor otherinterference in wastewater to obstruction the flow of capable causing wholeblood, includinghair andfleshings, system, of theproperoperation the wastewater (c) unusualtasteor odor producingsubstances. plasticgloves,and other materials;and (9), 49-43(bX1), and(15). Section or to causing be discharged, permittingto be discharged are Pollutants being discharged, 49-a3@). Section or a that cause pass-through interference. system into thewastewater that to or Wateris being discharged caused be discharged doesnot consistentirelyof and state drainagesystem,watersof the United States, into the stormwater stormwater 19-1 water.Section 18.2(a).



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into the stormwater or Industrialwasteis being discharged permittedto be discharged l9-1 18.2(0(2). Section systern. drainage areais Runoff and/orwashdownwater from an animal pen and livestock containment stormwaterdrainagesystem. into the or being discharged permittedto be discharged I Section 9-l I 8.2(0(9).


of Dischargingor allowing the discharge more than an averageof 25,000 gallons of systemwithout obtainingand per day into the wastewater process wastewater industrial maintaininga valid significantindustrialuser permit from the directorof DallasWater a9-46(a). Utilities. Section to gas cylinders,andtankshavenot beensecured preventfalling Compressed containers, caused contact,vibration, or seismicactivity. Section3003.5.3of Chapter16 (the by DallasFire Code). that it in has A potablewatersupplysystem beeninstalledandmaintained sucha manner solids, or gases being does not prevent contaminationfrom nonpotableliquids, or inhoducedinto the potablewater supplythroughcross-connections any otherpiping 54. 608.1of Chapter to connections the system.Section over drains)havebeeninstalledand maintained Plumbingfixtures (specifically,screens 54. materials.Section402.1of Chapter of thatwerenot constructed approved in piping hasbeenreduced the directionof the flow. Section704.2 The sizeof drainage 54. of Chapter function intended servesomespecial to and appliances apparatus appurtenances, Devices, backflow, provideprotectionagainst systemdo not into the drainage and that discharge 54. of and flooding,fouling, contamination stoppage the drain. Section801.2of Chapter throughan indirect wastedoesnot discharge equipmentand clear-water Food-handling 54. pipe. Section 802.1of Chapter waste ofoil, grease, havenot beenprovidedto preventthe discharge and Interceptors separators to harmful or harzardous the building drainagesystemand the sandand other substances of 54. 1003.1 Chapter publicsewer.Section Section are of systems a structure not entirelyseparate. The sanitaryand stormdrainage 54. of 1104.2 Chapter pen, yard, ground,or premisein slaughter and maintaininga slaughterhouse, Operating or be sucha mannerasto exudenoxiousodorsor stenches, offensiveor disagreeable, be anyof the City's inhabitants.Section19-19(a). injuriousto the healthor comfortof





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in Thereare holes,cracks,and loosesurfacematerialsthat are healthor safetyhazards 27'll@)(9). thefloors,wallsor ceilings.Section of Management the City Failing to make availableto the directorof Trinity Watershed by the TPDESpermit. within two hours of a requesta currentnotice of intent required 19-118.8OX2). Section without obtaininga permit has Building serviceequipment beeninstalledandmaintained 52' .1 301.1 of Chapter from thebuildingofficial. Section



of that that "Columbiahassufficientlyestablished . . . its drainage both In your letter,you assert codesandregulations." to are and sanitary stormwater discharge correctpursuant the applicable that ln addition,the list abovedemonstrates other is As shownabove,your assertion incorrect. violationsstill existon the Property. serious above that ColumbiaPackingremedythe violations referenced the Therefore, City demands in beforeresumingoperations. All of the work must be completed a good and workmanlike personnel,and with all permits and manner,utilizing quality materialsand properly trained that ColumbiaPackingprovidethe the requiiedby law. Furthermore, City requests inspection of City with u .opy of the closedcircuit televisioninspections the sanitaryandstormsewerlines that ColumbiaPackinghas remediedother the Propertyso the City can determine thai serve that Columbia in serious codeviolationsnot referenced this letter.Moreover,the City requests flows and the of Packingprovide estimates plannedaverageand maximum daily wastewater sewer the that the City candetermine sanitary so sewerlineson the Property slopeoiihe sanitary discharges. planned wastewater to capacity handleColumbiaPacking's linis havean adequate 49-7(c), 49-22(a),and 49'43(e)of the Dallas City Basedon the authority grantedin Sections of Codeto the directot of inr Department Water Utilities, the City will promptly discontinue serviceat the Propertyby cutting or plugging the water and wastewater water and wastewater on connections the Propertydue to violationsof Article IV of Chapter49 if ColumbiaPacking until thesecodeviolationsarerernedied. on doesnot voluntarilyc"useiis operations the Property service, without City water andwastewater The City believesitrut if ColumbiaPackingoperates threatto public and serious and a suchoplrationswill constitute public nuisance an immediate safety. healthand violationson the the to necessary rernedy ordinance If Columbiapackingfails to takeall actions court requestinginjunctive relief requiring Property,the City may file suit in state district of ColumbiaPackingto remedytheseviolations. The City alsomay seekpenalties up to $1,000 and under other law if necessary be requested a day for each violation. Remediesmay appropriate. an it If Columbiapackingno longerownsthe Property, must execute affidavit statingthat it no propertyand statethe nameandlast known address the personwho acquired of longerownsthe person by certifiedmail, returnreceipt or in from it.- The affidavitmustbe delivered the-property that not sendthe affidavit,we will presume it ownsthe Property. If requested. it does

Pleaserespond to this letter upon receipt confirming that Columbia Packing will remain you closeduntil it remediesthese code violations. Under the circumstances, and any other directly' to Packingdo not haveour permission contactcity employees for attomeys Columbia at reached McGuirecanbe City AttorneyJames Assistant or If you haveany questions concerns, to response this letteris If at214-670-3035. a satisfactory and 214-670-1331 I canbe reached underthe rernedies by not received tomorrowmorningat 11:00a.m.,we will seekall appropriate law. Respectfully,



D. Christopher Bowers City Attorney FirstAssistant Attachments City Attorney c w/o attach: ThomasP. Perkins, Director,CodeCompliance Jimmy Martin, Director,DallasWaterUtilities JodiPuckett, Management Kelly High, Director,Trinity Watershed City Attomey PeteHaskel,Assistant City Attorney McGuire,Assistant James

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ARTICLE I. GENERAL. Sec.49-1. Definitions. Sec.49-2. Chapterenforcement. ARTICLE II. RAIES, CHARGES AND COLLECTIONS. Sec.49-3. Sec.49-4. Sec.49-5. Sec.49-6. Application for service;contentsof application. Securitydeposits; exemptions. Use of securitydeposits. Securitydepositrefunds.

Sec.49-7. Paymentsof fees for services; delinquencyof charges; discontinuance or refusalof service;notice of discontinuance. Sec.49-8. sec. 49-9. leakage. Sec.49-10. contracts. Sec.49-11. Sec. 49-12. Sec.49-13. Sec.49-14. Sec.49-15. New application for premiseswith delinquent charges. Meters required; metersto be read monthly; estimatedcharge;water

collection regulations; paymentsubstation and paymentservice

Waiver of substation securityrequirement. Joint owners or users;liability for charges;transfer of accounts. Water lien procedure. Notice of water lien. Notice of vacancyor transferof property.

Sec.49-16. Permission owner or customerto be secured of before usingwater; use before filing application for service.

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Sec.49-17. Director's authority to contract; rates as consideration. S e c . 4 9 - 1 8 . 1Rates for treated water service. . S e c.4 9 -1 8 .2 Ratesfor wastewaterservice. . S e c . 4 9 - 1 8 . 3General service: Separate . billing. S e c.4 9 -1 8 .4 Rates for wholesalewater and wastewaterservice to sovernmental . entities. S e c. 9 -1 8 .5 . Rate for untreatedwater. 4 S e c.4 9 -1 8 .6 Feesfor inspection and testing of meters and backflow prevention . devices. 49-18.7. Serviceconnection charges. Sec. S e c. 9 -1 8 .8 . Security deposit amounts. 4 S e c.4 9 -1 8 .9 . Chargesfor use offire hydrants. S e c. 9 -1 8 .1 0 . Specialassessment 4 rates; lot and acreagefees. Sec.49-18.11. Evaluated cost tables for oversize,side, or off-site facilities. Sec.49-18.12. Industrial surcharge rate formula for excessiveconcentrations. Sec.49-18.13. Chargesfor transportersof septic tank waste. S e c. 9 -1 8 .1 4 . Rates for developmentreview activities. 4 Sec.49-18.15. Paymenttable. Sec.49-18.16. Miscellaneouschargesand provisions; rates where no charge specified. Sec.49-18.17. Hydrostatic testing of water mains.
ARTICLE III. WATER AI\D WASTEWATER GENERALLY. Sec.49-19. Sec.49-20. Control of and access systems; to interferencewith access generally. Emergencyauthority.

Sec.49-21. Adequacyof supply. Sec.49-21.1. Sec.49-22. reasons. Conservationmeasures relating to lawn and landscapeirrigation. Temporarydiscontinuancefor construction,maintenanceor emergency

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Sec.49-23. Authorizedemployees; right of access employees inspectionand of for maintenance; access contractors. of Sec.49-24. Sec.49-25. Sec.49-26. Sec.49-27. Sec.49-28. Sec.49-29. Sec.49-30. Sec.49-31. Sec. 49-32. Serviceconnections. Crossconnections; locationof water and sewermains. Fire protectionsystems. Firehydrants. Water storagetanks and pumping equipment. Backflow preventiondevices. Privatewater mainsor systems. Vendingwater. Wastewaterindemnity agreements.

Sec.49-33. Exposingmetersor hydrantsto damage; notice of work affecting systems;moving meters or hydrants. Sec.49-34. Sec.49-35. Communicating electricityto pipes. Water usedfor construction work.

Sec.49-36. Reserved. Sec. 49-37. evidence. Sec.49-38. Sec.49-39. Sec.49-40. Thmperingwith or damagingsystems;unlawful use of water; prima facie

Rightsas to certain facilitiesoutsideof the city; rights upon annexation. Right to constructionmains outsidethe city. Serviceoutsidethe city. ARTICLE IV.

S e c . 4 9 - 4 1 . Purposeand policy. Sec.49-42. Enforcement. Sec.49-43. Certain wastesprohibited in the wastewatersystem.

Sec.49-44. Waste disposalthrough vehicles, greasetraps/interceptors,or other means. Sec.49-45. Right of entry of federal, state, and city employees.

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Sec.49-46. Permits required for dischargeof industrial waste; applications; exemptions. Sec. 49-47. Denial, suspension, revocation of pennits; amendingpermits. or Sec. 49-48. Pretreatmentand disposal. Sec. 49-49. Industrial surchargefor excessiveconcentrations;samplingfees. Sec. 49-50. Estimatedindustrial surchargefor classgoup. Sec.49-51. Reporting requirements. Sec.49-52. Recordkeeping. Sec. 49-53. Publication of industrial usersin significant noncompliance. S e c.4 9 -5 4 .Regulation of wastesfrom other jurisdictions. Sec. 49-55. Extrajurisdictional users. S e c . 4 9 - 5 5 . 1Inspection chambers. . Sec.49-55.2.Measurementof waste volume. Sec. 49-55.3. Inspection and sampling. Sec. 49-55.4. Confidentiality. Sec. 49-55.5. Wastemanagementoperators. Sec. 49-55.6. Pollution of water in reservoirs. Sec. 49-55.7. Deposit or dischargeof certain material into wastewatersystemor storm-sewer.
ARTICLE V. DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEM EXIENSIONS. Sec.49-56. Authority to make capital improvements;specialassessments; and lot acreage fees. Sec.49-57. Reserved.

Sec.49-58. Reserved. Sec.49-59. Sec.49-60. Sec.49-61. Replacement substandard of mains. Generalrules for extensions developers. by Constructionof developerextensions.

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Sec.49-62. Rules regardingthe construction and cost of new mains in a development. S e c . 4 9 - 6 3 . Certain existing mains exempt.

SEC.49-1. In this chapter: (1) ACT meansthe FederalWater Pollution Control Act, alsoknown as the CleanWater Act. as amended, U.S.C.1251,et seq. 33 (2) AMENABLE TO TREATMENT meansthat a substance: (A) (B) and (C) does not pose a health or safety threat to city employeesor contractorsperforming work in the wastewatersystem. (3) APPLICANT meansa person who makes application to receive a service from the department. (4) APPROVAL AUTHORITY meansthe Director of the TexasCommissionon Environmental Quality (TCEQ). (5) AUTHORIZED REPRESENTAIIVE OF THE INDUSTRIAL USER means: (A) if the industrial user is a corporation, doesnot dischargeor interfere with the operationsof the wastewatersystem; is acceptablefor streamdischargeand normal sludgedisposalmethodsusedby the city; DEFINITIONS.

(i) the president,secretary treasurer,or a vice-presidentof the corporation in chargeof a principal businessfunction, or any other person who performs similar policy or decision-making functions for the corporation; or (ii) the managerof one or more manufacturing,production, or operating facilities, provided the manageris authorizedto make managementdecisionsgoverningthe operation of the regulatedfacility (Examplesof managementdecisionsor activities include, but are not limited to, having the explicit or implicit duty to make major capital investmentrecommendations, and initiate and direct these comprehensive measures assurelong-term compliancewith environmentallaws and regulations; to having the authority to establisha systemto gather complete and accurateinformation for individual wastewaterdischargepermit requirements;and having the authority to sign documentsand bind the corporation in accordancewith corporateprocedures.); (B) if the industrial user is a partnershipor sole proprietorship,a generalpartner or proprietor, respectively;

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Interestceases accrueon a depositwhen serviceis discontinued. to

(4) A deposit and accruedinterest, less amountsdue for service,will be returned to the customerwhen service is discontinuedunlessthe deposit is transferredto another address,either at the requestof the customeror as providedin Subsection (b)(l). (5) Depositsmay be investedor used for capital improvements,but sufficient cash shall be accountedfor and kept on hand to meet the normally anticipated level of refunds. (Ord. 19201) SEC. 49.6. SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUNDS.

(a) Refund requirements. The director may refund a security deposit to the customerwhen the customermeets the requirementsof Section49-4(D or meets all of the following conditions: (1) (2) The customerhas been receiving service for 12 continuousmonths. The customerhas acquired a satisfactory credit history with the department.

(3) The customerhas not made payment during the past 12 months with a payment device returned due to insuffrcient funds. (4) The customerhas no delinquentbills outstanding.

(b) Refusal to refund. Notwithstanding Subsection(a), the director may refuse to refund a security depositwhere the director determinesfrom the circumstancesof a customer'saccount that there is a substantialrisk of financial loss to the department. (c) Review for eligibilitv. Upon the requestof a customer,the director shall review the customer's credit history to determineeligibility for a refund. The director will make refunds in the following manner: (1) A refund will normallybe creditedto a customer's bill.

(2) If a refund is greaterthan the outstandingbill, the remaining portion of the refund will be applied to subsequent bills. (3) If a customerno longer has an account for service or in specialcircumstances approvedby the director, the director may authorize a refund by check payable to the customer. (Ord. Nos. 19201; 2696t\ SEC. 49.7. PAYMENTS OF FEES FOR SERVICES; DELINQUENCY OF CHARGES; DISCONTINUAI\CE OR REFUSAL OF SERVICE; NOTICE OF DISCONTINUANCE. (a) When chargesare delinquent:bill items. Except where otherwiseprovided by written contract between the customerand the city, chargesfor servicesfurnished become delinquent if payment is not received by the departmenton or before the due date, which is 15 days after bill rendering. After the due date, the customermust pay all chargesfor service,plus a late payment fee equal to five percent of the outstandingchargesfor service (unlessthe late payment fee is prohibited, or otherwiseprovided for, in another city ordinance or stateor federal law). The director shall sendthe customera monthlv bill

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indicating: (1) the servicedate and the due date;

(2) the amount due for servicesrendered(including all previous delinquent charges,plus interest,if any, still due and owing) if the bill is paid by the due date; and (3) the amount due for servicesrendered(including all previous delinquent charges,plus interest,if any, still due and owing), plus a late payment fee, if the customer fails to pay the bill by the due date. (b) Bill not received. Failure to receive a bill from the director does not relieve a customeror other person liable for chargesunder this chapter from liability for service. (c) Authoritv to discontinueservice. The director may refuse application for service,discontinue service,or refuseto restoreserviceto: (1) a customerwho fails to pay any chargesdue under this chapter within sevendays after the sending notice of discontinuance; of (2) a person who violates any provision of: (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) Section49-9; Section49-16; Article III or Article IV of this chapter; Article V or Article VI of Chapter 32 of this code; Chapter5l or 51A of this code,upon requestof the building official; or the DallasPlumbingCode;

(3) a person making application for service to property at an address,if the personhas delinquent chargesoutstandingat another address;or (4) a customer at any premisesif the director determinesthat a substantialwaste of water, or a health hazard,is occurring as a result of leaking damaged,open or disconnectedprivate laterals,pipes, or drains on the premises. (d) Cuttinq and plusging connections. The director's authority to discontinueservice includes the right to cut and plug water or wastewaterconnectionsto private property. The costsof cutting and plugging connectionswill be chargedto the customerin addition to the delinquent chargesdue. (e) Restorationof service. Discontinuedservice will not be restoreduntil the customeror other person who has or acceptslegal responsibilityfor violations committed or chargesunpaid either pays all chargesdue (including the chargesto restore connections),makes arrangements payment satisfactory for to the director, or, where applicable,ceases violation of the particular code provision in question. The decisionto restore service while delinquent chargesor code violations still exist rests solely with the director.

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(f) Notice of discontinuance. The director must notifu a customer in the following manner before discontinuingserviceunder Subsection(c): (1) The director must sendthe customerat least sevendays advancewritten notice of pending discontinuance. (2) The notice must provide a statementof reasonsfor cutoffand a statementof delinquent chargesdue, where applicable. The notice must also provide a time, place and meansby whichthe customermay cure the delinquency or violation, or dispute the validity of the reasonsfor discontinuance. (3) The notice may be servedeitherin personor by mail.

(4) Additionally, in casesof master-metered apartmentsor condominiums,the director must causea notice of pending discontinuanceto be posted on the door of each dwelling unit known to be occupied and in a conspicuousplace within the property manager'soffice or the common areasof the premises. (g) Exceptions to notice requirement. Subsection(f) doesnot apply to discontinuanceof service resulting from a violation of this chapter if the director determinesthat immediate discontinuanceis necessaryto prevent an imminent threat or occurrenceof: (1) (2) (3) harm to the health or safetyof persons; damageto city or private property; or contaminationof the water system.

(h) Customer'srequestto discontinue. Upon a customer'swritten request,the director may discontinuetreated or untreatedwater serviceto the customer. Upon receipt of the request,the director may remove the water meter and service connections. However, the customeris liable for all charges incurred prior to removal of the meter. Where serviceis furnished through more than one meter, the customermay requestdiscontinuanceof one or more meters and thereafter be billed on the basisof the remainingmeter or meters. (D Cumulative remedies. Enforcement of this section does not waive any additional remedies,civil or criminal,availableto the city under law. (ord. Nos. 19201 ;20215;20653:26961\ SEC. 49-8. NEW APPLICATION FOR PREMISES WITH DELINQUENT CHARGES. (a) When new application not accepted. Where service has been discontinued,refused or posted for discontinuanceat a premisesdue to nonpaymentof delinquent chargesor a violation of this code, a new application will not be acceptedfrom another personto resumeservice in the sameplace under another name so long as the previous customercontinuesto occupy or own the premisesas his residence or place of businessuntil: (1) (2) (3) all delinquent chargesare paid; alrangementsfor payment satisfactoryto the director are made; or the violation is abated.

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welfare of the personrequesting it. (4) The health, safety, and welfare of other personsmust not be adverselyaffected by granting the variance. (e) Revocation of variances. The director may revoke a variance grantedwhen the director determinesthat: (1) (2) (3) the conditions of Subsection(d) are not being met or are no longer applicable; the terms of the complianceagreementare being violated; or the health,safety,or welfare of other persons requiresrevocation. (Ord. Nos. 24745;26518) Sf.C. 49-22. TEMPORARY DISCONTINUANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OR EMERGENCY REASONS. (a) Reasonsfor temporary discontinuance. The director is authorizedto temporarily discontinue service to premisesfor the following reasons: (1) when a main break or other failure in the water or wastewatersystemscould injure persons, private or city property, or other parts of the systems; (2) (3) to perform routine maintenanceor repair to any part of the water or wastewater systems; to perform emergencymaintenanceor repair to any part of the water or wastewatersystems;

(4) in other casesof emergency, when necessary protect the generalhealth, safety or welfare to ofpersons;or (5) to make a connection to a newly constructedor relocated water or wastewatermain.

(b) Responsibilities upon temporarv discontinuance. In all casesof temporary discontinuance,the director must restore service as soon as is practical and must take all reasonablestepsnecessaryto protect the public health and safetyunder the circumstances. (ord. 19201) SEC.49-23. AUTIIORIZED EMPLOYEES; RIGHT OF ACCESS OF EMPLOYEES FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE: ACCESS OF CONTRACTORS. (a) Authorized emplovees. The director shall designatethose individuals who are employedby the departmentand authorizedto carry a credential of the department. No person other than an authorized employeeshall have or use any credential of the department. An employeemust surrendercredentialsto the director upon termination of employment or at the requestof the director. (b) Right to access. An authorizedemployeeshall carry a credential when dealing with the general public. Upon presentationof the credential, an authorizedemployeeshall have free access,at reasonablehours, to private premisesreceiving service,for the purpose of reading or inspectinga water meter, a backflow prevention device or for other service-relatedactivities. Only an authorizedemployee may have free accessto parts of the water and wastewatersystemsfor purposesof operation,

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(c) Administrative searchwarrants. The municipal court shall have the power to issueto the director or city environmentalhealth officer administrativesearchwarrants, or other processallowed by law, where necessaryto aid in enforcing this article. (d) Penalties.A personwho violatesany provisionof this article or any term or conditionof an industrial waste dischargepermit granted pursuantto this article is guilty of a separateoffense for each day or portion of a day during which the violation is continued. Each offense is punishablebv a fine of not lessthan $1,000or more than $2,000. (e) Criminal responsibilitv. A person is criminally responsiblefor a violation of this article if the person knowingly, recklessly,intentionally, or with criminal negligence: (1) commitsor assists the commission a violation, or causes permitsanotherpersonto in of or commit a violation; or (2) owns or managesthe property or facilities determinedto be the causeof the illegal discharge under Section49-43,49-44,49-46, 49-55.6,or 49 -55.7 . (f) Civil actions. This article or the terms and conditions of a dischargepermit grantedpursuant to this article may be enforcedby civil court action as providedby stateor federallaw. (Ord. Nos. 19201; 19682;21409; 26925;28084) SEC. 49-43. SYSTEM. CERTAIN WASTES PROIIIBITED IN THE WASTEWATER

(a) Generalprohibitions. A person shall not dischargeinto the wastewatersystem,or causeor permit to be dischargedinto the wastewatersystem,any pollutant that causesa passthrough or interference. (b) Specific prohibitions. A person shall not discharge,or causeor permit to be discharged,any of the following pollutants into the wastewatersystem: (l) Inflows or infiltration, as illustrated by, but not limited to, storm water, ground water, roof run-off, subsurfacedrainage,a downspout, a yard drain, ayard fountain or pond, or lawn spray. (2) Wastewateror industrial waste generatedor produced outside the city, unlessapproval in writing from the director has been given to the person dischargingthe waste. (3) A liquid or vapor having a temperature higherthan 150 degrees Fahrenheit(65 degrees Centigrade). (4) Gasoline,kerosene,naphtha, fuel oil, vapors, or any other pollutant that createsa fire or explosionhazard in the wastewatersystem,including but not limited to industrial waste with a closed cup flashpointof lessthan 140 degrees Fahrenheit(60 degrees Centigrade). (5) A pollutant that will causecorrosive structural damageto the wastewatersystem,unlessthe portion of the wastewatersystemdirectly or indirectly receiving the dischargeis specifically designedto accommodatethe corrosive discharge. (6) Usedmotor oil.

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(7) A solid or viscouspollutant in amountsthat will causeobstruction to the flow in the wastewatersystem,resulting in interference. (8) Heat in quantitiesthat will causethe temperatureto exceed 104 degreesFahrenheit(40 degreesCelsius)at any point in the wastewatersystemor will otherwise inhibit biological activity in the wastewatersystem,unlessthe director expresslyapprovesalternatetemperaturelimits in the discharger's industrial waste dischargepermit. (9) Solid or liquid substances quantities capableof causingobstruction to the flow in in wastewatermains or other interferencewith the proper operation of the wastewatersystemas illustrated by, but not limited to, ashes,cinders, sand,mud, straw, shavings,metal, glass,rags, feathers,tar, plastics, wood, whole blood, paunch manure,hair and fleshings,entrails, lime slurry, lime residues,slops, chemical residues,and paint residuesor bulk solids, except when such items as lime slurry or lime residuesare used in the treatment of combined storm and wastewaterduring storm runoff. (10) A pollutant capableof forming a toxic gas,vapor, or fume in a quantity that may cause, either by itself or by interaction with other waste,hazard to life or acute employeehealth or safety problems. (11) Garbage that is not properly shredded definedin Section49-l(81). as

(I2) Except where the director has determinedthat different limits under an industrial waste dischargepermit are appropriate,wastewaterexceeding 200 m/L of oils, fats, and grease(measuredas total oil and grease). (13) A substance having a pH value lower than 5.5 or higlrerthan 10.5.

(14) Radioactive materialsin a manner that will permit a transient concentrationhigher than 100 microcuries per liter. (15) Unusualtasteor odor producingsubstances, unlesspretreated a concentration to acceptableto the director so that the material does not: (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) causedamageto collection facilities; impair the city's treatment processes; incur treatment costs exceedingthose of normal wastewater; render the water unfit for streamdisposalor industrial use; or create a public nuisance.

(16) A dischargeof water, normal domestic wastewater,or industrial waste that in quantity of flow exceeds,for a duration of longer than 15 minutes, more than four times the average24-hour flow during normal operation. (17) Without the approval of the director, a substance pollutant other than industrial waste, or normal domesticwastewater,septic tank waste, or chemical toilet waste that is of a toxic or hazardous nature, regardless whether or not it is amenableto treatment, includingbut not limited to bulk or of packagedchemicalproducts.

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(18) Except at dischargepoints authorizedby this chapter,or by regulationspromulgatedby the director that are not in conflict with this chapter or other laws, wastewateror a pollutant that is trucked or hauled. (19) Any other pollutant,substance, materialnot amenable treatment,or of a or to concentrationor quantity sufficient to harm the wastewatersystem,as determinedby the director. (c) Local limits. The following local pollutant limits are established protect againstpassthrough to and interference.The limits apply at the point where the wastewateris dischargedto the wastewater system.The director may imposemasslimitations in addition to, or in place of, the concentration-based limitations. All concentrationsfor metallic substances for total metal unlessindicated otherwise.No are person may dischargewastewatercontainingpollutants in the form of compoundsor elementswith total concentrationsexceedingthe following uniform concentrationand contributory flow limits: (1) Uniform concentrationlimits for all wastewaterexcept for wastewaterdischargedto the Trinitv River Authoritv central Regional wastewater Tieatment Plant. Pollutant Central Wastewater SouthsideWastewater

TreatmentPlant Maximum Allowable

TreatmentPlant Maximum Allowable

Discharge Limit,mlL
Arsenic Cadmium Chromium Copper 0.07 0.34 3.62 4.00

Discharge Limit, mgL 0 .5 0 1.00 5.00 4.00 1.60 1.60 0 .0 1 5.s8 0.20 3 .0 4 1 0 .0 0 5 .0 0

Cyanide 0.71 Lead Mercury Nickel 1.60 0.0006 N/A

Selenium 0.20 Silver Sulfide Ztnc (2) 0.36 10.00 3.06

Uniform concentrationlimits for wastewaterdischargedto the Trinitv River Authoritv

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Central Regional WastewaterTreatmentPlant. Pollutant TRA Central Wastewater TreatmentPlant Maximum Allowable DischargeLimit, mg/L Arsenic Cadmium Chromium Copper Cyanide Lead Mercury Molybdenum Nickel Selenium Silver TTO Sulfide Znc Oil and grease pH (3) 0.20 0.10 2.90 2.30 0.50 0.90 0.0004 0.80 4.60 0.10 0.80 2.13 NA 8.00 200.00 5.5 to 11.0Standard Units Contributorv flow limits at the Central WastewaterTreatmentPlant. For contributing industrial users,the contributory flow pollutant limitation for nickel is

(A) 3 . 1 4m { L .

(B) For non-contributing industrial users,the contributory flow pollutant limitation for nickel is 0.0028mgL. (C) For purposesof this paragraph,a contributing industrial user is an industrial user found

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by the city to dischargenickel above the industrial contributory screeninglimits at the Central WastewaterTreatmentPlant. (d) Defenses. It is a defenseto prosecutionunder Subsection(a) of this section and to a civil court action enforcing Subsection(a) of this section if a person can demonstratethat: (1) a specific numeric local dischargelimit to prevent passthrouglr or interferenceexists under this section for each pollutant in the person'swastewaterdischargethat causedpassthrough or interference and the person'swastewaterdischargewas in compliancewith the applicablespecific local dischargelimit for each pollutant directly prior to and during the passthrough or interference; or (2) if a specific numeric local dischargelimit doesnot exist under this section for the pollutant in question,the person'swastewaterdischargedid not changesubstantiallyin nature or in constituentparts from the person'sprior wastewaterdischarges when the city was regularly in compliancewith its Texas Pollutant DischargeElimination Systempermit and, in the caseof interference,with applicable federal requirementsfor wastewatersludgeuse or disposal. (e) Enforcement actions. If a person discharges substanceinto the wastewatersystemin a violation of this section, fails to comply with the reportingrequirementsof this article, or falsifies or improperly alters pretreatmentrecordsrequired under Section 49-51,the director may take any of the following actions: (l) Suspenddischarge. After informal notice, immediately suspendor halt an industrial user's discharge. (2) Terminateservice. Terminatewater and wastewaterservice to the premisesfrom which the substance was discharged. (3) Suspendor revoke permit. If the personwas dischargingwastewaterpursuantto an industrial waste dischargepermit issuedunder Section 49-46,revoke or suspendthe permit. (4) Require pretreatment. By administrativeorder, where applicable,or by other authorized means,require pretreatmentor control of the quantities and rates of dischargeof wastewaterto bring the dischargewithin the limits established this section. by (5) Criminal or civil enforcement.

(A) Requesta court of competentjurisdiction to assess civil fine againstthe industrial user a in an amountof not lessthan $1,000.The fine will be assessed a per-violation,per-daybasis.In the on caseof monthly or other long-term averagedischargelimit violations, the fine will be assessed each for day during the period of violation. In addition, the city may seekto recover the remediation and clean-up costsfrom the industrial user, and the costsof preparing and bringing the enforcementaction. In determiningthe amount of the fine, the court may considerthe following: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The extent of the harm causedby the violation. The magnitudeand duration of the violation. Any economicbenefit gainedby the industrial user as a result of the violation. The timing and nature of any corrective actions taken by the industrial user.

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(v) (vi) (vii) (B)

The compliancehistory of the industrial user. The provisions of the enforcementresponseplan. Any other information deemedrelevant by the court.

Bring a criminal or any other civil enforcementaction as authorizedin Section 49-42.

(0 Administrative authoritv of director. The director has the authority to do any of the following to ensurecompliancewith this chapter: (1) Notice of violation. The director may serve a written notice of violation. This doesnot prevent the director from taking any action, including an emergencyaction or any other enforcement action, without first issuinga notice of violation. (2) Consentor administrativeorders. The director may enter into consentorders,assurances of compliance,or other similar documentsestablishingan agreementwith an industrial user responsiblefor noncompliance.The agreementmust include specific action to be taken by the industrial user to correct the noncompliancewithin a time period specifiedin the agreement.The agreementhas the sameforce and effect as the administrativeorders issuedpursuantto Sectiona9-a3@)@)and is judicially enforceable. (3) Show causehearinq. The director may order an industrial user that has violated, or continuesto violate, any provision of this chapter,an individual wastewaterdischargepermit, or any other pretreatmentstandardor requirement,to appearbefore the director and show causewhy the proposedenforcementaction shouldnot be taken. Notice must be served on the industrial user specifzingthe time and place for the meeting,the proposedenforcementaction, the reasonsfor such action, and a requestthat the industrial user show causewhy the proposedenforcementaction should not be taken. A show causehearing is not a bar against,or prerequisitefor, taking any other action againstthe industrial user. (4) Complianceorders. When the director finds that an industrial user has violated, or continues to violate, any provision of this chapter or any other pretreatmentstandardor requirement,the director may issuean order to the industrial user responsiblefor the dischargedirecting that the industrial user come into compliancewithin a specifiedtime. If the industrial user does not come into compliancewithin the time provided, wastewaterservice may be discontinuedunlessadequatetreatment facilities, devices, or other related appurtenances installed and properly operated.Issuanceof a complianceorder is not are a bar against,or a prerequisitefor, takingany other action againstthe industrial user. (5) Ceaseand desistorders. When the director finds that an industrial user has violated, or continuesto violate, any provision of this chapter or any other pretreatment standardor requirement,or that the industrial user's past violations are likely to recur, the director may issuean order to the industrial user directing it to ceaseand desistall such violations and directing the industrial user to: (A) immediately comply with all requirements;and

(B) take such appropriateremedial or preventive action as may be neededto properly addressa continuing or threatenedviolation, including halting operationsand terminating the discharge. Issuanceof a ceaseand desistorder is not a bar against,or a prerequisitefor, taking any other action againstthe industrial user.

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(1) that is specially designedand adaptedto treat water, normal domesticwastewater,or industrial waste to concentrationsmeeting the requirementsof this article prior to dischargeinto the wastewatersystem;and (2) the operator of which has written permissionfrom the director to operate the vehicle within the city. (Ord. Nos. 19201;26925;23084) SEC. 49-45. RIGHT OF ENTRY OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND CITY EMPLOYEES. The following officials, bearing proper credentialsand identification, shall be permitted to gain access to properties as may be necessaryfor the purpose of inspection,observation,measurement,sampling, and testing in accordancewith the provisions of this article: (l) Authorized representatives the EPA and TCEQ. of

(2) The director, the city environmentalhealth officer, and other duly authorizedemployeesof the city. (Ord. Nos. 19201;26925;28084) SEC. 49-46. PERMITS REQUIRED FOR DISCHARGE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE; APPLICATIONS ; E)GMPTIONS. (a) Permit required. A significant industrial user commits an offense if he discharges, allows the or dischargeof, industrial waste into the wastewatersystemwithout obtaining and maintaining a valid significant industrial user permit from the director. (b) Applicationprocedures.

(l) Application for a permit required under Subsection(a) must be made to the director upon a form provided for the purpose. (2) The application must contain:

(A) a description of the activities, structures,equipment,and plant processes the on premises,including a list of all raw materials and chemicalsused or stored at the facilitv that are. or could be, dischargedinto the wastewatersystem; (B) the site plans, floor plans, and mechanicaland plumbing plans of the facility with suflicient detail to show all sewers,floor drains, and appurtenances size,location, and elevation, and by all points of discharge; (C) facility; (D) a list of each product produced by type, the amount of the product produced, the process or processes usedto producethe product, and the rate ofproduction; (E) the type and amount of raw materialsprocessed(averageand maximum per day); the number and type of employeesand proposedor actual hours of operation of the

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(c) A personwho violatesany provisionof this article is guilty of a separate offense for each day or portion of a day during which the violation is continued. Each offense is punishableby a fine of not lessthan $250 and not more than tte-ereeedl$2,000. (d) The [Unless etherwise stated in this artiele; al culpable mental state [is-*et] requiredfor the commissionof tte-pevel an offenseunder this article is governedby Section 15.1 of this code.


A personis criminally responsible a violationof this articleif the person: for

(l) commitsor assists the commission the violationor causes permits in of or personto committhe violation;or another (2) the violation. owns,operates, manages site or facility determined be the cause or a to of

or federal law.

This articlemay alsobe enforced civil court actionas providedby state by

(g)tl This article,to the extentapplicable the activity or facility permitted,is to incorporated reference part of any construction by as permit, streetor sidewalkcut permit, fill permit, or plat approvalor other developmentapprovalprocess requiredby this code. If a person who has receivedone of the permits or approvalsmentionedin this subsection violates an provisionof this article,the directormay issuea correction applicable orderfor the site,activity, or facility where the violation occurred.If the violation is not correctedwithin the time period stipulatedin the correctionorder,the director may either:
(1) revokeor cause revocation the permitor approval; the of or

(2) halt the permittedor approvedactivity or facility until the violation is abatedor corrected.

sEc. 19-118.2.


(a) A person commits an offense if he dischargesor causesto be dischargedany water that does not consist entirely of storrnwater [s,term-wa+er] into the stormwater lstoffi waterl drainage watersof the UnitedStates, statewater. system, or (b) It is a defenseto prosecutionunder Subsection(a) that a dischargeof water not composedentirely of stormwater [stem-w*erl resulted or occurred exclusively from one or more of the following sources, activities, events: or (1) Full compliance with an NPDES permit or TPDES permit, other than the NPDES permit or TPDES permit grantedto the city for discharges from the stormwaterfstrm sialer] drainagesystem.

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(2) (3) Fire fighting by the fire department. Agriculturalstormwatertstem+"ater.lrunoff.

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(4) Waterline flushing,excludinga flushingfrom waterline disinfection bv superchlorination othermeans or unless: (A) one [five] mg/L[]l; tandl (Bl established i the total tresidnell chlorineresidualhas beenreduced less than to the dischargedoes not contain any hazardoussubstance teentains
] or exceed the spiiific surface wafer nrrelirw crqnrtorrro



(5) (6) (7\

Lawn watering,landscape irrigation,or otherirrigationwater. A divertedsfteamflow or naturalspring. Uncontaminated pumpedgroundwater rising groundwater. or

(8) Uncontaminatedgroundwater infiltration, as that term is defined in 40 cFR Section35.2005(b)(20), into the stormwaterIster*-{,varepl drainagesystem. (9) A foundationdrain, crawl space pump, footing drain, or sumppump, if the discharge uncontaminated. i.s (10) A potable watersource that doesnot containtr*Sl; (A) a harmfulquantityof a pollutant:or

(B) any harmful substance material from the cleaningor draining or of ' a storage tank or other container. (11) conditioningcondensation is unmixedwith water from a cooling that -Air tower,emissions scrubber, emissions filter, or othersourceof pollutant. (12) (13) Individualresidential washing. car A riparianhabitator werlands.

(14) Water usedin [rrre+l washing or otller structures that is not contaminated with *"t,;tQ;, solvent, G;aser, emulsifier,dispersant, a harmful quantity of an),other "ry or iharmidl cleaiing subJarrce.


(16) Swimmingpool waterthat:


(15) StormwatertS+erm-waterl runoff from a roof that is not contaminated by any runoff or discharge from an emissions scrubber, emissions filter, or othersource pollutant. of

(A) has been dechlorinatedso that total [residna]l chlorine residual is lessthan one [fi*.e] mg&$l; [endl (B) is not ableto be discharged the wastewater into svstem because:

(i) the swimming pgol discharge point is locatedmore than 200 linearfeet from the closestaccess point to the wastewater system: or (ii) thepropertyon which the swimminepool is located: (aa) system:and (bb) is not served by an on-site wastewater treatment facility with adequate capacityto receivethe dischargeof the swimming pool water: (C) (D) is not the resultof pool filter backwash: and doesnot contain[s]; l doesnot receiveservicefrom the city's wastewater

(i) any t chemicalusedin the treatment disinfection swimmingpool wateror in pool cleaning; or of (ii) (iii) a pH of the waterof lessthanfive: algaecides visible algae:or or

(iv) a specific conductivity in excessof 150 micromhosper centimeterat 25 degrees Centigrade. (17) A temporary washsponsored a civic group,school,or a religiousor car by other nonprofit organization. (18) Other allowable non-stormwater discharges listed in Section 122.26(dX2XivXBXl). amended. as (c) No defense prosecution available to (b) is underSubsection if 40 CFR

(l) the discharge questionhas been determined the directorto be the in by source of a pollutant to the stormwater [stenn--{#atef]drainage system, waters of the United States, statewater; or




written notice of suchdetermination beenprovidedto the discharger; has

(3) the dischargehas occuned more frequently than or beyond the limits permittedby the directoron a caseby casebasis. (d) In any civil or criminal action,the discharger has the burdenof proving that a discharge in violation of Subsection(a) is uncontaminated falls within a defense to or prosecution (b). underSubsection Prima facie proof that a discharge uncontaminated is must be made in the form of an analysisby a certified laboratory,using standardmethodsor procedures prescribed EPA or TCEO regulationg. copy of the laboratoryanalysismust be sentto the by A director. (e) A personcommitsan offenseif he discharges causes be discharged or to into the stormwater[s*erm-+veter] drainagesystem,watersof the United States,or statewater a pollutant or substance causes contributes causing city to violate a water quality standard, that or in the the city's NPDESpermit or TPDESpermit,or any state-issued permit for discharges discharge from the city's stormwater[s+em*a+er] drainagesystem. (0 A personcommits an offense if he discharges allows or permits the discharge or of any of the following into the stormwaterIs*em-*ater] drainagesystem: (1) (2) (3) (4)

Oil. usedt{}sedl oil, [antif+eezq]or any tetherl motor vehiclefluid. Industrialwaste. Hazardous waste,including household hazardoustheuseheldlwaste. Domesticwastewater, septic tank waste, greasetrap waste,or grit trap


Garbage, rubbish,or yard waste. Wastewater from:

(A) any commercial vehicle [earl washing facility. including any commercialcar wash locatedon the premisesof anv office building or in any parking garage; (B) any vehiclewashing,cleaning, maintenance any new or used or at automobileor other vehicle dealership, rental agency,body shop,repair shop,or maintenance facility; (C) any washing, cleaning, or maintenance of any business, commercial, public servicevehicle(includinga truck, bus,or heavyequipment) a business or by or public entity that operates morethantwo of suchvehicles;


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the washing, cleaning, de-icing,or othermaintenance aircraft; of

agy [ftmerial] mobile power fwasher-er+helwashingooerarion if the wastewatercontains a harmful quantity of any t@hg-xteriorl soap,detergent,degreaser, solvent, emulsifier. dispersant. other thar*rfi*11 or cleaningsubstance or pollutant; (F) floor, rug, or carpetcleaning;

(G) the washdownor other cleaning of pavementif the wastewater contains a[ny] harmful quantityof any soap,detergent, solvent,degreaser, emulsifier,dispersant, or other thafnefir+l cleaningsubstance pollutant; [er] or (H) the washdownor other cleaningof any pavementwhere any spill, leak, or other release oil, motor fuel, or other petroleumproductor hazardous of substance has occurred, unless harmful quantities the released all of materialhavebeenpreviouslyremoved: or (D a portablerestroomor other temporarysanitaryfacility.

(7) Effluent from a coolingtower,condenser, compressor, emissions scrubber, or emissions filter or the blowdownfrom a boiler. (8) Ready-mixed concrete, mortar, ceramic or asphalt base material, or hydromulch material, or wastewaterfrom the cleaning of vehicles or equipmentcontainingor usedin transportingor applying suchmaterial. (9) Runoff or washdown water from any animal pen, kennel, or fowl or livestockcontainment area. (10) (l l) Filter backwash from a swimmingpool, fountain,or spa. Swimmingpool waterthat [eentains.l: (A) more;[erl has a total lresidr+a]lchlorine residual of one tfirrel mg&[l] or

(B) is fro* a swimmingpool with a discharge point located200 linear feetor lessfrom the closest access point to the wastewater system: (c) is from a swimmingpool that is servedby an on-sitewastewater treatment facility with adequate capacityto receivethe discharge the swimmingpool water:or of (D) contains:

atnaharmSutlquantity of muriatic acid sufficient to reduce O the oH of the waterto lessthan five: [erl


(iii) alsaecides visiblealsae:or or

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(ii) any other chemicalusedin the treatment disinfectionof or swimming pool water or in pool cleaning;

(iu) u specific .orductitity in excessof 150 micrornhosper centimeter 25 degrees at Centigrade. (I2) meansif: Discharge from water line disinfection by superchlorinarion other or (A) more; [e+] (B) the total lresi*mtl chlorine residual is ar one tfir*el mg[[t]


the dischargeconrainsany hazardoussubstanceor exceeds the

ace water oualitv standards esfahli

Administrative Code.asamended: or (C) the dischargecauseserosion of the soil t@ ienl.

(13) Fire protectionwatercontainingoil or a hazardous substance material. or unless treatment adequateto rernove pollutants occurs prior to discharge, except that this prohibition doesnot apply to discharges flow from fire fighting by the fire department. or (14) equipment. (15) Water from a water curtain in a sprayroom usedfor paintingvehiclesor Contaminated runoff from a vehiclewreckingyard.

(16) Any substance materialthat will damage, or block, or clog the stormwater drainagesystem. [s+erm+ater] (I7) Any dischargefrom a petroleumstoragetank, any leachateor runoff from soil contaminated a leaking petroleumstoragetank, or any dischargeof pumped,confined,or by treatedwastewater from fhe remediationof a petroleumstorage tank release, *Gs the discharge complies with all state and federal standards and requirements and does not contain a harmful quantityof any pollutant. (18) Any paint. finish. or Baint cleaningmaterial.includingbut not limited to

(19) A harmful quantity of dust resultine from sandine. grinding. cutting. sawing.or storage any materials. of



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(g) A personcommits an offense if he dischargesinto the stormwatertsterm-wa+erl drainagesystema harmful quantityof sediment, silt, earth,soil,['] or other materialassociated with: grading,excavating, otherconstruction clearing, or activities;or

(2) landfilling or other placementor disposalof soil, rock, or other earth materialsin excess what could be retainedon site or capturedby employing sedimentand of erosioncontrol measures the maximum extentpracticable. to (h) A person commits an offense if he connects a line that conveys domestic wastewateror industrial waste to the stormwater [s+em-rrater] drainage system or knowingly allows sucha connection continue. to

sEC. 19-118.3.






(a) Any sale,distribution,application, labeling,manufacture, transportation, storage, or disposalof a pesticide,herbicide,or fertilizer within the city must comply fully with all applicable stateandfederalstatutes regulations, and includingbut not Iimitedto: (1) (2) the Federallnsecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide (FIFRA); and Act federalregulationspromulgatedpursuantto FIFRA; and

(3) applicable provisions of Chapters 63[, ?*] and 76 of the Texas Agriculture Code,as amended, and stateregulationspromulgatedpursuantto thosechapters. (b) permit,registration, A license, certification, evidence financialresponsibility or of required by state or federal law for the sale, distribution, application, manufacture, transportation, storage, disposalof a pesticide, or herbicide, fertilizer must be presented the or to director, the environmentalhealth officer, any city code compliance officer, and any police officer for examinationupon request. (c) No personshall,within the city, useor cause be usedany pesticide herbicide to or contrary to any directions for use on any labeling required by state or federal statute or regulation. (d) No personshall, within the city, use, disposeof, discard,store,or transporta pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer or a pesticide, or herbicide, fenilizer container a mannerthat or in the personknowsor reasonably shouldknow is likely to cause, doescause, harmful quantity or a of the pesticide,herbicide, or fertilizer to enter the storrnwaterts*er*rvarerl drainagesystem, watersof the UnitedStates, statewater. or




removed Dursuarltto (2) requiresthe replacementof all structural measures water from the earli hours following the last rainfall. SEC.19.I1E.7. STORIVTWATERIS+ORM{##SER]DISCHARGESASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY.

(a) An operatorof [eendneting]an industrial facility tstiyityl shall comply with all or ag terms and conditions of the multi-sector general permit t@l individual tspeeif{lNPDES or TPDES permit, whichever is obtainedfor the activity conducted at the industrial facility [frem-+he-PAl. An operator of an industrial facility shall use best managementpractices to control and minimize the discharge into the stormwater draina8e handled.stored. and statewater of anv materialor substance svstem.watersof the United States. or generated the industrial facility and any pollutant that may be attributedto thosematerials by An or substances. operatoris required to retain recordsof all monitoring information collected for a six-year period from the date of samplecollection. An operator shall submit any [EPA] monitoring resultsor a summaryof results as requiredby the multi-sector generalpermit or an individual permit to the director and, upon request, [and] shall submit copies of discharge monitoring reportsto the director. practicesreferred to in subsection(a) of this sectior may (b) The best management include.but are not limited to. the following measures t @bl+ewtngljffiitatiensl: measures ensurethat areaswithin to (1) Providing generalgood housekeeping rhe industrial facility that may contribute pollutants to stormwater discharse are routinely may at en cleanedand kept orderly 1Neeisetrarge ffiienl. techniques. (2> Implementingeffective wastedisposaland wastemanagement including but not limited to providing secondarycontainment.covering waste materials. and minimizing ground contact with hazardouschemicals and trash t@

measures. (3) Implementingand maintainingspill preventionand response techniques. labeline.andcleanup containment. includingbut not limited to secondarv includingbut measures. (4) erosionorevention and Implementing maintaining slopes.pavin& and not limited to soil stabilizationthroueh vegetativecover. contouring structuralcontrols.


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precipitationor runoff.


rvith a 10 'ear; 24 heur rainfall event is net tlre veltrme ef eeal pih runeff that is asseeiated If an industrial facility is required by an individual permit or multi-sector [Pa# general permit to conduct annual. semi-annual. or other periodic ffi.1 shall; monitoring,the operator @)l g1 submit to the director a signed copy of each [eemi-ann*al] monitoring report[;] preparedin compliancewith the applicableindividual permit or multi-sector[Pa*{AIS e+the-hd*s*iall generalpermit;['] I retain recordsof the monitoring makethem availableto the director upon requestland resultsat the facility and
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when [=sea] requestedby the director, t*e-eperater-snaUl preparea ) written report of any tthe-ans$all monitoring conductedby the operator and submit it to the director. t

(dt) ff an industrial facility is requiredby an individual permit or multi-sectorgeneral

submit to the director a signedcopy of eachreport' By written notice,the directormay require any industrial facility identified 61t(Sl as not being in compliancewith this sectionto implementa monitoring programthat includesthe dataon the following constituents: of written submission quantitative

(1) r
applieaU+e Any pollutant listed in any applicable multi-sector general tan-existing 12;l NpDESI permit or in Chapter307. Title 30 of the Texas Administrative Code. as amendedlfer tle-fae+i+yl.


l tUt&)l tstinl122t@1.

1 r29 95

required under 40 CFR Part Any informationon discharges

By written notice, the directormay requireany industrial facility regulated by this section to conduct semi-annual or annual monitoring of stormwater ts+em-urater] discharges, the director may specify an alternativemonitoring frequencyor specify additional or parameters be analyzed.The director may requirewritten reportsof any additionalmonitoring to to be submitted. An operatorof an industrial facility regulatedby this section shall retain the stormwater [s+em+*a*erl pollution preventionplan, all records of monitoring information, copiesof all required reports,and recordsof all data usedto completethe notice of intent for at leastthree ycars after submittinga notice of terminationrequiredby Subsection fi)[$]l of this section.




with industrial activity No stormwater[stem-r,vater]dischargeassociated

that hazardous metals a quantityteeneen+ra+ienl exceeds may containany t*+ne-+eller+ingl in allowable concentrations [(-i+m64)]listedin the individualpermit.multiteitherlthe maximum general permit.or Chapter as 307.Title 30 of theTexas Administrative Code. amended sector ], [ whichever limit is morestringent [* Tetal S{enthly Daily Single

The operatorof an industrialfacility regulated this sectionshall submit by or$l notice of termination to the director, which includes the information required for notices of a the individual permit or multi-sector t;neus***+l generalpermit, termination under tp*-X-efl whenever:

.'t I

sEC. 19-118.8.

1 12995


The director may enter the premisesof any personwho is dischargingstormwater lstemrvaterl into the stormwatertstom-qffiSerldrainagesystem,watersof the United States,or of statewater to determineif the dischargeris complying with all requirements this article and of stateor federaldischargepermit, limitation, or requirement. any applicable (b) shall: A discharger

for to (1) allow the directorreadyaccess all partsof the premises the purposes of of inspection,sampling,recordsexaminationand copying,and the performance any additional duties; [anC] (2) make available to the director, within two hours of tupenl request,any pollution prevention plans or modifications to plans, self-inspection stormwater tsterm--r#eerl reports, noticesof intent,and otherrecords, evaluations, compliance reports, monitoringrecords, requiredby the NPDES permit or TPDES t and documents l PermiLand (3) retain and provide to the director. upon request.any annual.semi-annual. or periodic monitoring reportsas requiredby the NPDES or TPDES permit. (c) If a dischargerhas security measuresin force that require proper identification alrangements before entry into the premises,the dischargershall make necessary and clearance guards so that, upon presentationof suitable identification, the director is with its security permittedto enterwithout delay for the purposeof performingthe director's responsibilities. (d) The director shall have the right to install on the discharger'sproperty, or to to require installation of, such devices as are necessary conduct sampling or metering of the operations. discharger's (e) The director may require any dischargerthat contributesa harmful quantity of a pollutant to the stormwater[s+emr*a*er] drainagesystem,watersof the united states,or state water to conductspecifiedsampling,testing,analysis,and other monitoring of its stormwater of The director may specifythe frequencyand parameters any required tstem*ater] discharges. monitoring. (0 The director may require the discharger to install monitoring equipment as necessaryat the discharger'sexpense.The discharger,at its own expense,shall at all times maintain the facility's sampling and monitoring equipmentin a safe and proper operating condition. Each device used to measurestorrnwater[s'tem*vaterl flow and quality must be accuracy. to calibrated ensure to (g) Any temporaryor permanentobstructionto safe and easyaccess a facility that is to be inspectedor sampledmust be promptly removed by the dischargerat the written or to of verbal requestof the director and may not be replaced.The cost. clearing access the facility mustbe bomeby the discharger.
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28 4&7
(h) A personcommirsan offenseif he:


(1) lawfully consentsto the director's entry into a facility that discharges stormwater[stemrva+er], but then knowingly obstructsor hinders the director in accessing the facility for the lawful purposes inspection sampling;or of or (2) knowingly obstructsor hindersthe director in accessing, the lawful for purposes inspectionor samplingpursuantto a lawfully issuedadministrativesearchwarrant, a of facility that discharges stoffnwatertstem-waterl. (i) Nothing in this sectionprohibitsa personfrom exercising consritutional the right to require that entry to a site or any other property be made pursuant to a validly issuld administrativeor other searchwarrant,exceptwhere a searchwarrant is not requiredby law." SECTION2. That CHAPTER 19 of the Dallas City Code, as amended, will remain in full force and effect, saveand exceptas amended this ordinance. by SECTION 3. That the terms and provisions of this ordinance are severableand are governed Section1-4of CHAPTER I of the Dallascity code, as amended. by SECTION 4. That this ordinancewill take effect immediatelyfrom and after its passage and publicationin accordance with the provisionsof the charter of the City of Dalias,and it is accordingly ordained. so


Assistant City Attomey Passed


Nov ? z}n



relief devicesto protectcontain3003.3.2Design.Pressure with CGA providedin accordance and ersshallbe deJigned CGA S-i.2, CGA S-1.3or the ASME Boiler and S-1.1, Code,SectionVIII, asapplicable' PressureVessel relief devicesshall be sized in 30033.3 Sizing. Pressure to wittr ttre specifications which the container accordance was fabricated and to material specific requirementsas applicable. 3003.3.4 Arrangemenl Pressurerelief devices shall be to upwardandunobstructed the open to arranged discharge a manner as to prevent any impingementof air in such or structures peradjacent gas escaping upon the container, sonnel. Exception: DOTn specification containershaving an internal volume of 30 cubic feet (0.855m3)or less' reliefdevicesor vent 3003.3.5Freezeprotection. Pressure or piping shall be designed locatedso that moisturecannot -coU"ct andfreezein a mannerthat would interferewith the operationof the device. gas compressed conandportable 3003.4Marking. Stationary shall be markedin accortanls andsystems tainers,cylinders, through3003.4'3. 3003.4.1 with Sections dance 3003.4.1 Stationary compressedgas containers, cylincylgas compressed containers, ders and tanks. Stationary inders and tanks shall be markedwith the nameof the gas Mark2703.5and2703.6. with andin accordance Sections from any direction of approach. ings shall be visible 3003.4.2Portable containers,cylinders and tanks. Portacylindersandtanhsshallbe gas ble compressed containers, with CGA C-7. markedin accordance 3003.4.3Piping systems.Piping systemsshall be marked with ASME A13.1.Markingsusedfor piping in accordance systemsshall consist of the content'sname and include a direction-of-flow arrow.Markingsshallbeprovidedat each at valve; at wall, floor or ceiling penetrations; eachchange of direction; and at a minimum of every20 feet (6096mm) or fraction thereoftbroughoutthe piping run. Exceptions: or 1. Piping that is designed intendedto carry more thanone gasat varioustimes shall haveappropriatesignsor markingspostedat themanifold,along thepiprng andat eachpoint ofuse to provide clear identification andwarning. 2. Piping within gasmanufacturingplants, gasproand similaroccupancies plants,refineries cessing shall be markedin an approvedmanner. cylinders,tanks gas 3003.5Security. Cornpressed containers, againstaccidentaldislodgement shall be secured and systems personnelin accordance by and againstaccess unauthorized 3003.5.3. through 3003.5.1 with Sections use 3003.5.1Security of areas.Areasusedfor the storage, cylinders,tanls gas andhandlingof compressed containers, entry and unauthorized against shallbe secured andsystems in an approved-manner. safeguarded 272

gas 3003.5.2Physical protection. Compressed containers, to ana systemswhich could-be exposedcylinders, tanls pirysicat damageshall be protected.Guard posts or other apirovea meais shall be provided to protect compressed gai containers,cylindsls, tanks andfY!-temsindoors and and 6utdoorsfrom vehiculardamage shallcomplywith Section 312. 3003.5.3Securing comprcssedgascontainers, cylinders cylindersandtanks gas and tanks. Compressed containers, by io shall be secured preventfalling caused contact,vibragas Securingof compressed contion or seismicactivrty. cylindersandta;ks shall be by oneof the following tainers, methods: 1. Securingcontainers,cylinders and tanks to a fixed objectwith one or morerestraints. cylinders and tanks on a cart or 2. Secullngcontainers, other mobile device designedfor the movementof gas cylindersor tanks. cpmpressed containers, cylinders and gas 3. Nestingof compressed containers, it containerfilling or servicing facilities or in tanls to not seller'swarehouses accessible thepublic. Nesting shall be allowed provided the nestedcontainers, cylittders or tanks,if dislodged,do not obstructthe requiredmeahsof egress. cylindersand gas of 4. Securing compressed containers, tanls to or within a raclq framework,cabinetor simifor designed suchuse. lar assembly cylinders gas Exception: Compressed containers, and tanks in the processof examination,filling, or transPort servicing. gas 3003.6Valve protection. Compressed conr^iner'cylinder valvesshall be protectedfron physical damageby and tank meansof protectivecaps,collars or similar devicesin accorand 3003.6.1 3003.6.2. with Sections dance 3003.6.1 Compressedgas container, cylinder or tank protective caps or collars. Compressedgas containers, or for iylinders andtanksdesigned protectivecaps,-collars other protectivedevicesshall have the caps or devicesin place exceptwhen the contiiners, cylindersor tanksare in useor arebeing servicedor filled. cylgas 3003.6.2Capsand plugs. Compressed containers, for indersandtanksdesigned valveprotectioncapsor other protectivedevicesshall havethe capsor devicesattached. When outlet caps or plugs are installed, they shall be in place. Exception: Compressedgas containers,cylinders or tanksin use,being servicedor being filled. 3003.7Separation from hazardous conditions. Compressed gascontainers,cylindersand tanks and systemsin storageor from materials and conditions which use shall be separated to or from eachother.Compressedgas poseexposure hazards in iontainirs,'cylinders, tanls andsystems storageor useshall with Sections3003.7.1through in be separated accordance 3003.7.10.




401.1Scope.This chapter shall governthe materials, design and installation of plumbing fixtures, faucetsand fixture dt_ tings in accordance with the type of occupancy, shall pro_ and vide for the minimum numberof fixtureJ for varioustypesof occupancies. 401.2 Prohibited fixtures and connections. Water closets havinga concealed sealor anunventilated trap space having or walls that are not thoroughly washedat eacli dischargeiil accordance ASME All2.l9.zMshall beprohibited. with Any waterclosetthat permitssiphonage the contents the bowl of of back into the tank shall be prohibited.Troughurinals shall be prohibited. 401.3 Water conservation.The maximum water flow rates and.flush volume -for plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings shallcomplywith Section 604.4. 402.2Matenals for specialtyfixtures. Materialsfor specialty fixtures not otherwisecovered this codeshall be of stainless in steel, soapstone, chemical stonewareor plastic, or shall be lined with lead,copper-base alloy, nickel-iopper alloy, corrosion-resistant steel or other material especiaiy suited to the applicationfor which the fixture is intended. 4O2-.3 Sheet copper. Sheetcopper for general applications shallconformto ASTM B 152 andshallnot weieh lessthan 12 ounces square per foot (3.7kglmr). 402.4Sheetlead.Sheet leadfor pansshallnot weighlessthan 4 pounds square per foot (19.5kg/nf) coated with an asphalt paint or other approved coating.


403.1Minfunum number of fixtures. plumbing fixtures shall be provided for the type of occupancyand in the minimum number shown Table in 403.1. Types ofoccupancies shown not in Table403.1 shallbeconsidered individualiy by thecodeofficial. Thenumberof occupants shallbedeternrined,bytheInternational Building Code. Occupancyclassification shall be determinedin accordance with the International Buitding Code.


( 402.1 Quality of fixtures. plumbing fixtures shall be con_ lructe{ of approvedmaterials,with smooth,impervioussur_ faces,free from defectsand concealed fouling iurfaces, and shall conform to standards cited in this code. All porcelain enameled surfaces plumbingfixturesshallbeacidrisistant. on



(see lAssembly 403.2, lSections 403.4and 403.4.1)



Theaters other and buildingsfor the performingartsand

motion nichrres

I per 125

I per 65

I per 200

I per50o

I service sink


Nightclubs, bars, taverns, dance halls and buildings for similar


I per 210

I perzK)

I per 75

I per 500

I service sink

Restaurants, banquet halls andfood courts

Auditorinms without permanent seating, art galleries, exhibition halls, museums. lecture halls, libraries, arcades and gymnasiums

I per 75

1 per75

I per 200

I per 500

1 service sink

I per 125

I per 65

I per 200

I per 500

I service sink


Passenger terminals andtransportation facilities Placesof worship andother religious services.

I per 500

I per 500

I per750

I per 1,000

I service sink I service 5ink

I per 150

I per 75

I per 200

I per 1,000





and 607.3.1 with in videdwhererequired accordance Sections 607.3.2. .3.lPressure-reducing valve.For waterservicesystem 607 (51 for up sizes to andincluding2 inches mm),a device conof shall be installedwhere,because thernolling pressure on mal eipinsion, the pressure the downsfieamside of a valve exceedsthe pressure-reducing pressurb-reducing valve setting. 607.3.2 Backflow prevention device or check valve. Where a bacldlow preventiondevice,checkvalve or other utilizing storage deviceis installedon awatersupplysystem water heating equipment such that thermal expansion a in an causes increase pressure, devicefor controllingpressureshallbe installed. 607.4 Flow of hot water to frxtures. Fixture fittings, faucets so anddivertersshall be installedandadjusted that the flow of to hot waterfrom the fittings corresponds the left-handsideof the fixture fitting. Exception: Shower and tub/showermixing valves conformingto ASSE1016or CSA8125, wheretheflow of hot I to watercorresponds the markingson the device.


608.L General. A potable water supply system shall be installed and maintainedin sucha mannerso asto designed, liquids, solidsor gases from nonpotable preventcontamination being introduced into the potable water supply through to or cross-connections any otherpiping connections the syspreventerapplicationsshall conform to Table tem. Backflow 608.2through in stated Sections 608.1,exceptai specifically 608.16.10. 608.2 Plumbing fixtures. The supply lines and fittings for every plumbing fixture shall be installed so as to prevent backflow. Plumbing fixture fittings shall provide backflow with in protection accordance ASME A112.18.1608.3 Devices,appurtenances,appliances and apparatus. intended and appliances apparatus appurtenances, All devices, specialfunction, suchas sterilization,distillato servesome of cooling,or storage ice or foods,andthat tion, processing, shallbeprovidedwith proto connect thewatersupplysystem, of and tectionagainstbackflow contamination thewatersupply Water pumps, filters, softeners,tanks and all other system. and appliances devicesthat handleor treatpotablewatershall be protectedagainstcontamination. 608.3.1Specialequipment,water supply protection. The watersupplyfor hospitalfixtures shallbe protectedagainst backflow with a reduced pressure principle backflow or or preventer, atmospheric spill-proof vacuumbreaker, an for an air gap.Vacuumbreakers bedpanwasherhosesshall not be locatedlessthan 5 feet (1524 mm) abovethe floor. in for breakers hoseconnections healthcareor labVacuum shallnot belessthan6 feet (1829mm) above oratoryareas the floor. 608.4\Materservicepiping. Waterservicepiping shatlbepro603'2 and603.2.1. with tectedin accordance Septions 46

and Chemicals other ( 608.5Chemicalsand other substances. that substances produceeithertoxic conditions,taste,odor or discolorationin a potablewatersystemshall not be introduced into, or utilizedin, suchsystems. 608.6 Cross-connectioncontrol. Crossconnectionsshall be prohibited, except where approved protective devices are installed. 60E.6.1 Private water supplies. Cross connections betweena privatewatersupplyanda potablepublic supply shall be prohibited. 608.7 Stop-and-wastevalves prohibited. Combination stop-and-wistevalves or cocks shall not be installed underground. 608.8Identification of potable and nonpotable water. In all one buildings where two or more water distribution systems, potablJwater and the other nonpotablewater, are installed, shallbeidentifiedeitherby color markingor metal iach system through608'8.3. 608.8.1 with tagsin accordance Sections 608.8.1Information. Pipe identification shall include the contentsof the piping systemand an arrow indicating the shall alsoconpiping systerds directionof flow. Hazardous the tain information addressing natureof the hazard.Pipe at identification shall be repeated maximumintervalsof 25 mm) and at eachpoint wherethe piping passes feet(7620 through a wall, floor or roof. Lettering shall be readily within the room or spacewhere the piping is observable located. ( color of the pipe identification shall be 608.8.2Color. The throughoutthe building. and discernable consistent colorfield andletSize.Thesizeofthe background 608.8.3 teringshallcomplywith Table608.8.3.


LETTERS (lnches)

3 l o t ol r l ^

8 8

0.75 t.25

to 1.11" 2 ztl.to 6 8to10 over 10

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4nun.

t2 24 32

2.5 3.5

608.9Reutilization prohibited. Waterutilized for thecooling shall not be returnedto the of equipmentor other processes pota6le water system.Suchwater shall be dischargedinto a throughanair gapor shallbeutilized for nondrainagesystem purposes. potable 608.10Reuseof piping. Piping that hasbeenutilized for any purposeother than conveyingpotablewater shall'not be utilized for conveyingpotablewater. ( of 608.11Paintingofwatertanks.Theinteriorsurface apotable watertank shall not be lined, paintedor repairedwith any the materialthat changes taste,odor,color or potability of the watersupplywhenthetankis placedin, or returnedto, service'



ASTM D 2661;ASTM D 3311 Acrylonitrile butadiene sfyrene(ABS) plasticpipe C S A B 1 8 1 . 1 Castiron ASME B 16.4;ASME B 16.12; ASTM A 74; ASTM A 888; CISPI301

of systems separate 703.3Sanitary andstormsewers.Where sanitarydrainageand stormdrainageareinstalledin the same or property,the sanitaryandstormbuilding sewers drainsshall be permittedto be laid sideby sidein onetrench. 703.4Existing building sewersand drains. Existingbuilding sewersand drains shall connectwith new building sewerand and only wherefound by examination testto drainage systems qualityof material. Thecodeofficonformtothenewsystemin to necessary cial shall notify the owner to makethe changes conformto this code. 703.5 Cleanouts on building sewers.Cleanoutson building 708. sewers shallbe locatedassetforth in Section

ABS Coextruded composite ASTM D 2661:ASTM D 3311 40IPS pipe DWV schedule ASTM F 628 (sotd or cellular core) compo.site PVC Coextruded 40 DWV schedule IPS-DR. ASTM D 2665:ASTM D 3311 (solidor ASTM F 891 PS200 PS140, cellular core) composite ABS Coextruded sewerand drain DR-PSin ASTM D 2751 PS50, PS100, PS140, PS35, PS2OO compositePVC Coextruded seweranddrain DR-PSin ASTM D 3034 PS50, PS100, PS140, PS35, PS200 Copperor copperalloy Glass 3rav iron andductile iron
Malleable iron Polyolefin


704.1Slopeof horizontal drainage piping. Horizontaldrainagepiping shall be installedin uniform alignmentat uniform pipeshall drainage The slopes. minimumslopeof ahorizontal with be in accordance Table704.1.

ASME B 16.18; ASMEB 16.15: ASME B 16.22:ASME B 16.23: ASME B 16.26:ASME B 16.29 ASTM C 1053 AWWAC 110 ASMEB 16.3 CSAB181.3 ASTMF 1412; ASTM D 3311 ASTM D 2665r ASTM F 1866


MINIMUMSLOPE (lnch Der toot)

2ll, or less


8 or larser


mm/m. mm,1 inchperfoot= 0.083.3 ForSI: I inch= 25.4 704.2 Change in size. The size of the drainage piping shall not be reduced in size in the direction of the flow. A 4-inch by shallnotbe 3-inch(102mmby 76 mm) waterclosetconnection consideredas a reduction in size. 704.3 Connections to offsets and bases of stacks. Horizontal branchesshall connect to the basesof stacksat a point located not less than 10 times the diameter of the drainage stack downstreamfrom the stack. Except as prohibited by Section 71 1.2, horizontal branches shall eonnect to horizontal stack offsets at a point located not less than 10 times the diameter of the drainage stack downstream from the upper stack. 704.4 Future fixtures. Drainage piping for future fixtures shall terminate with an approved cap or plug. 704.5 Dead ends. In the installation or removal of any part of a drainage system, dead ends shall be prohibited. Cleanout extensions and approved future fixture drainage piping shall not be consideredas dead ends.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic steeldrainage Stainless systems, Types304 and 3l6L

A ASME rr2.3.l
ASME816.ll ASMEB 16.9; ASMEB16.28

702.6Lead bendsand traps. Leadbendsandtrapsshallnotbe lessthan0.125inch (3.2mm) wall thickness.


703.1Building sewerpipe near the water service.Wherethe is building sewer installedwithin 5 feet ( 1524 mm) of thewater service,the installation shall comply with the provisions of 603.2. Section ( 703.2Drainagepipeinfilled ground.Whereabuildingsewer or building drain is installedon filled or unstableground,the for drainagepipe shall conform to one of the standards ABS pipe,copperor copper-alloy tubing,or plasticpipe,cast-iron PVC plasticpipelistedin Table702.3. CODE@ INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING 2006

sEciloN 705 JOINTS

705.1 General. This section contains provisions applicable to joints specific to sanitary drainage piping. 705.2 ABS plastic. Joints between ABS plastic pipe orfittings shall comply with Sections705.2.1through705.2.3.



E01.1 Scope.This chaptershall govern mattersconcerning shallfurThis chapter indirectwastepiping andspecialwastes. food-handlingestablishments, thercontrolmattersconcerning wastes, swimmingpools,methodsof sterilizers, clear-water providing air breaksor air gaps,and neutralizingdevicesfor wastes. corrosive and appliances 801.2Protection. All devices,appurtenances, somespecialfunction,suchassterintended serve to apparatus of cooling,or storage ice or ilization,distillation,processing, to foods,andthat discharge the drainagesystem,shall be probackflow,flooding, fouling, convidedwith protectionagainst of taminationand stoppage the drain.
charge shall be through an indirect waste pipe by means of an air gap. 802.1.5 Nonpotable clear-water waste. Where devices and equipment such as process tanks, filters, drips and boilers discharge nonpotable water to the building drainage system, the discharge shall be through an indirect waste pipe by means of an air break or an air gap. 802.1.6 Domestic dishwashing machines. Domestic dishwashing machines shall discharge indirectly through an air gup or air break into a standpipe or waste receptor in accordance with Section 802.2, or discharge into a wye-branch fitting on the tailpiece of the kitchen sink ff ths dishwasher connection of a food waste grinder. The waste line of a domestic dishwashing machine discharging into a kitchen sink tailpiece or food waste grinder shall connect to a deck-mounted air gap or the waste line shall rise and be securely fastenend to the underside of the sink rim or counter. 802.1,7 Commercial dishwashing machines. The discharge from a commercial dishwashing machine shall be through an air gap or air break into a standpipe or waste receptor in accordancewith Section802.2. 802.2 Installation. All indirect waste piping shall discharge though an air gap or air break into a waste receptor or standpipe. Waste receptors and standpipes shall be trapped and vented and shall connect to the building drainage system. All indirect waste piping that exceeds2 feet (610 mm) in developed length measuredhorizontally, or 4 feet(1219 mm) in total developed length, shall be trapped. 802.2.1Air gap. The air gap between the indirect waste pipe and the flood level rim of the waste receptor shall be a minimum of twice the effective opening of the indirect waste pipe. 802.2.2 Air break. An air break shall be provided between the indirect waste pipe and the tap seal of the waste receptor. or standpipe. 802.3 Waste receptors. Every waste receptor shall be of an approved type. A removable strainer or basket shall cover the waste outlet of waste receptors. Waste receptors shall be installed in ventilated spaces. Waste receptors shall not be installed in bathrooms or toilet rooms or in any inaccessible or unventilatedspacesuch as a closet or storeroom.Ready access shall be provided to waste receptors. 802.3.1 Size ofreceptors. A waste receptor shall be sized for the maximum discharge of all indirect waste prpes' served by the receptor. Receptors shall be installed to prevent splashing or flooding. 802.3.2 Open hub waste receptors. Waste receptors shall be permitted in the form of a hub or pipe extending not less than 1 inch (25.4 mm) above a water-impervious floor and are not required to have a strainer.


802.1 Where required. Food-handlingequipmentand clear-waterwaste shall dischargethrough an indirect waste pipe as specifiedin Sections802.1.1through 802.1.7.All relatedfixtures, devicesand equipmentshall dishealth-care throughanindirectwastepipeby system to charge thedrainage and with of anair gapin accordance this chapter Section means 7 I 3.3. Fixturesnotrequiredby this sectionto beindirectly conto nectedshall be directly connected the plumbing systemin 7. with accordance Chapter and handting.Equipment fixturesutilizedfor 802.1.1Food the storage,preparationand handling of food shall dischargethrough an indirect wastepipe by meansof an air gap. 802.1.2Floor drains in food storage areas.Floor drains in locatedwithin walk-in refrigeratorsor freezers food sershall be indirectly connected vice and food establishments to the sanitary drainagesystemby meansof an air gap. Where a floor drain is located within an area subjectto freezing,the wasteline servingthe floor drain shall not be into a wastereceptor trappedand shall indirectly discharge to of located outside theareasubject freezing. Exception: Where protected against backflow by a backwatervalve, such floor drains shall be indirectly of system means an by drainage connected thesanitary to air breakor an air gap. 802.1.3 Potable clear-water waste. Where devices and equipment,such as sterilizersand relief valves,discharge system, discharge the potablewaterto thebuilding drainage shall be through an indirect wastepipe by meansof an air gap. from swim802.1.4Swimming pools. Where wastewater from fi ltersandwaterfr om pool deck mingpools,backwash drains dischargeto the building drainagesystem,the disCODE@ PLUMBING 2006 INTERNATIONAL



1001 sEcTloN GENERAL
1001.1 Scope. This chapter shall govern the material and and installationof traps,interceptors separators.
ofan approved material that is resistant to corrosion and degradation. 5. "S" traps. 6. Drum traps. Exception: Drum traps used as solids interceptors and drum traps serving chemical waste systems shall not be prohibited. l002.4Tbap seals. Each fixture trap shall have a liquid seal of not less than 2 inches (5 1 mm) and not more than 4 inches ( 102 mm), or deeper for special designs relating to accessible fixtures. Where a trap seal is subject to loss by evaporation, a trap seal primer valve shall be installed. A trap seal primer valve shall conform to ASSE 1018 or ASSE 10,14. 1002.5 Size offixture traps. Fixture trap size shall be sufficient to drain the fixture rapidly and not less than the size indicated in Table 709. 1. A trap shall not be larger than the drainage pipe into which the trap discharges. 1002.6 Building traps. Building (house)traps shall be prohibited, except where local conditions necessitate such fraps. Building traps shall be provided with a cleanout and a relief vent or fresh air intake on the inlet side ofthe trap. The size of the reliefvent or fresh air intake shall not be less than one-half the diameter of the drain to which the relief vent or air intake connects. Such relief vent or fresh air intake shall be canied above grade and shall be terminated in a screenedoutlet located outside the building. 1002.7 Thap setting and protection. Traps shall be set level with respect to the trap seal and, where necessary,shall be protected from freezing. for 1002.8 Recess trap connection. A recessprovided for connection of the underground trap, such as one serving a bathtub in slab-typeconstruction, shall have sidesand a bottom ofcorrosion-resistant, insect- and verminproof construction. 1002.9 Acid-resisting traps. Where a vitrified clay or other brittleware, acid-resisting'trap is installed undetground, such trap shall be embedded in concrete extending 6 inches (152 mm) beyond the bottom and sides of the trap. 1002.10Plumbing in mental health centers.In mental health centers,pipes and traps shall not be exposed.


1002.1Fixture traps. Eachplumbing fixture shall be sepatrap,exceptasotherwisepermitratelytapped by a water-seal from thefixture outletto tedby this code.Theverticaldistance 24 thetrapweir shallnot exceed inches(610mm) andthehori30 shallnot exceed inches(610 mm) measured zontaldistance from the centerlineof thefixture outlet to the centerlineof the above inlet of thehap.Theheightof aclotheswasherstandpipe a trap shall conform to Section802.4.A fixture shall not be doubletrapped. Exceptions: 1. This sectionshallnot apply to fixtures with integral traps. 2. A combinationplumbing fixture is permitted to be installedon onetrap,providedthat onecompartrnent thanthe is not morethan6 inches(152mm) deeper and othercompartment thewasteoutletsarenot more than 30 inches(762mm) apart. 3. A greasetrap intendedto serveas a fixture trap in accordancewith the manufacturer'sinstallation instructions shallbepermittedto serveasthetrapfor a singlefixture or a combinationsink of not morethan from wherethe vertical distance threecompartments not thefixture outletto theinlet of theinterceptordoes length exceed inches(762 mm) andthe developed 30 fixture outof the wastepipefrom the mostupstream let to the inlet of the interceptordoesnot exceed60 (1524mm). inches 1002.2Design of traps. Fixture traps shall be self-scouring. Fixture traps shall not haveinterior partitions, exceptwhere suchtrapsareintegralwith the fixture or wheresuchtrapsare materialthat is resistantto corroconstructed an approved of sion and degradation. Slip joints shall be made with an gasket shallbe installedonly on the approved elastomeric and trap inlet, trap outlet andwithin the trap seal. 1002.3Prohibited traps. Thefollowing typesof trapsareprohibited: on 1. Trapsthatdepend movingpartsto maintaintheseal. ( 2. Bell traps. traps. 3. Crown-vented on 4. Trapsnot integralwith a fixture andthat depend interior partitionsfor thpseal,exceptthosetrapsconstructed CODE@ 2006 PLUMBING INTERNATIONAL


shall be 1003.1Where required. Interceptorsand separators sandandother ofoil, grease, provided preventthe discharge to to harmfut or hazardous the building drainagesyssubstances or disposalsystem the the tem,thepublic sewer, privatesewage plant or processes. treatrnent sewage 1003.2Approval. Thesize,type andlocationofeach interceptor and of each separatorshall be designedand installed in with the manufacturer'sinstructions and the accordance





1104.1Prohibited use.Conductor pipesshallnot be usedas soil,waste ventpipes,andsoil,wasteor ventpipesshallnot or be usedasconductors. 1104.2Combining storm with sanitary drainage. The sanitary andstormdrainage systems a structureshall be entirely of separate exceptwhere combinedsewersystemsare utilized. Where a combinedseweris Utilized,the building storm drain shall be connected the samehorizontalplanethrough a sinin gle-wyefitting to the combinedsewerat least 10 feet (3048 mm) downstream from any soil stack. 11M.3 Floor drains. Floor drainsshallnot be connected a to stormdrain.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styreneASTM D 2661:ASTM D 3311 (ABS) plastic csA 8181.1 Cast-iron ASMEB16.4;ASME B16.12; ASTM A 888;CISPI301; ASTMAT4


Coextruded composite ABS seweranddrain DR-PSin ASTM D 275I PS35, PS50, PSl00,PS140, PS2OO Coextruded composite S AB ASTMD 2661;ASTM D 3311 DWV Schedule 40IPS pipe ASTM F 628 (solid or cellular core) Coextruded composite PVC DWV Schedule 40IPS-DR. A,STM 2665;ASTM D 3311 D (solidor PS140, PS20O ASTMF 891 cellular core) Coexfiudedcomposite PVC seweranddrain DR-PSin ASTM D 3034 PS35, PS50, PS100, PS140, PS200 Copperor copperalloy Graviron andductile iron
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sEciloN 1105 ROOF DRAINS

1105.L Stiainers. Roof drains shall have strainers extending not less than 4 inches (102 mm) above the surface of the roof immediately adjacent to the roof drain. Strainers shall have an available inlet area, above rooflevel, ofnot less than one and one-half times the area of the conductor or leader to which the drain is connected. 1105.2 Flat decks. Roof drain strainers for use on sun decks, parking decks and similar areasthat are normally serviced and maintained shall comply with Section 1105. I or shall be of the flat-surface type, installed level with the deck, with an available inlet area not less than two times the area of the conductor or leader to which the drain is connected. 1105.3 Roof drain flashings. The connection between roofs and roof drains which pass through the roof and into the interior of the building shall be made water tight by the use of approved flashing material.

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Stainless steel drainage Systems.Tvoe 316L

sEcTtoN 1103 TRAPS

1103.1Main trap. Leadersand storm drains connectedto a combinedsewershallbe trapped. Individual stormwatertraps shall be installedon the stormwaterdrain branchservingeach conductor,or a singletrap shallbe installedin the main storm drain just before its connectionwith the combinedbuilding seweror the public sewer. LL03.2Material. Stormwatertrapsshallbe of the same material asthe piping systemto which they are affached. 1103.3Size.Trapsfor individual conductors shall be the same size asthe horizontaldrain to which they areconnected. 1103.4Cleanout.An accessible cleanout shallbe installed on the building sideof the trap. 82


1106.1 General. The size of tfre vertical conductors and leaders, building storm drains, building storm sewers,and any horizontal branches of such drains or sewers shall be based on the 100-yearhourly rainfall rate indicated in Figure 1106.1 or on other rainfall rates determined from approved local weather data. 1106.2 Vertical conductors and leaders. Vertical conductors and leaders shall be sized for the maximum projected roof area, in accordance with Table 1106.2. 1106.3 Buitding storm drains and sewers. The size of the building storm drain, building storm sewer and their horizontal brancheshaving a slope ofone-halfunit or less vertical in 12 units horizontal (4-percent slope) shall be based on the maximum projectedroof areain accordance with Table 1 106.3.The minimum slope of horizontal branches shall be one-eighth unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (l-percent slope) unless otherwise approved.

The Dallas Citv Code SEC. 19-19.SLAUGHTER OF AI\IMALS IN THE CITY. (a) A person commits an offense if he operatesor maintains any hidehouse,slaughterhouse, or slaughterpen, yard, ground, or premises,used for any purposewhatever, in the city or within 3,000 feet of the corporateline, in such manner as to exude noxious odors or stenches, be offensive or disagreeable any of the inhabitantsof the city, or be injurious to the health or to comfort of any of the inhabitantsof the city. (b) A person commits an offense if he kills or slaughters,or causesthe killing or slaughterof, any animal within the city for the purposeof selling, bartering, donating, or using the animal's flesh for any form of human consumption.It is a defenseto prosecutionunder this subsection that the animal was killed or slaughtered: (1) in a slaughterhouse in a food productsestablishment, definedin Chapter17 of this code, or as that is operating in compliancewith all applicable city ordinancesand stateand federal laws; or (2) as part of a religiousritual or ceremony.(Code 194I, Ari.86-26; Ord.21962) Lrgelarmer
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Propertv standards.An owner shall:

(1) eliminate a hole, excavation,sharpprotrusion, and any other object or condition that exists on the land and is reasonablycapableof causinginjury to a person; (2) (3) (4) (5) and (6) keep the doors and windows of a vacant structureor vacant portion of a structuresecurely closed to prevent unauthorizedentry. (b) Structural standards. An owner shall: or securelycover or closea well, cesspool, cistern; when requiredby Chapterl8 of this code; or provide solid wastereceptacles containers provide drainageto prevent standingwater and flooding on the land; person; remove deadtrees and tree limbs that are reasonablycapableof causing injury to a

paint or protect the exterior surfacesof a structurethat are subjectto decay by application of (l) other coating; (2) fill hol1ow,masonry supporting piers, if used,with concreteand anchor the piers to concrete footings with a 5/8 inch steel dowel; as porches,and elsewhere specified balconies, (3) provide and maintainrailings for stairs,steps, in the Dallas Building Code; capableofcausing injury to a personin (4) repair holes,cracks,and other defectsreasonably stairs,porches,steps,and balconies; to a (5) maintain a structureintended for human occupancyand a structureused as an accessory structureintendedfor human occupancyin a weather-tight and water-tight condition; (6) maintain floors, walls, ceilings, and all supporting structural membersin a sound condition, capableof bearingimposedloads safely; wall in of (7) provide cross-ventilation not lessthan 1-1/2 squarefeet for each25 lineal feet of eachbasement,cellar, and crawl space; (S) that do not function properly; repair or replacechimney flue and vent attachments

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in (9) repair holes, cracks,breaks,and loose surfacematerials that arehealth or safety hazards or on floors, walls, and ceilings;and (10) maintain any fence on the property in compliancewith the following standards:

(A) maintain a fence so that it is not out of vertical alignment more than one foot from the inches from vertical, measuredat the top of the fence, for a fence over four feet high, or more than six that this the vertical, measuredat the top of the fence, for a fence not more than four feet high, except provision doesnot apply to a masonrywall unlessthe wall encloses: (i) (ii) (B) a multi-tenant ProPertY;or a single-family or duplex property where the wall is not sharedwith anotherproperty; repair or replacerotted, fire damaged,or broken wooden slats and support posts;

(C) repair or replacebroken or bent metal posts and torn, cut, bent, or ripped metal fencing materials; and (D) repair or replace loose bricks, stones,rocks, mortar, and similar materials on any masoffy wall that encloses: (D (ii) (c) or a multi-tenant ProPertY; a single-family or duplex property where the wall is not sharedwith anotherproperty.

Utiliw standards. An owner shall:

(1) provide and maintain in operating condition connectionsto dischargesewagefrom a structuie or land into a public sewer systemwhere available; connectedto a water sourceand to a (2) provide and maintain in operating condition_a^toilet public sewer,where available, in eactrstructureintended for human habitation; (3) provide and maintain in operating condition connectionsand pipes to supply potable water at adequatepressureto a structureintended for human occupancy; (4) provide and maintain in operating condition a device to supply hot water of a minimum temperatur"bf 120"F. within each structureintended for human habitation; (5) provide and connect a kitchen sink, bathtub or shower, and lavatory to a cold and hot water sourcein each structureintendedfor human habitation; (6) connectplumbing fixtures and heating equipmentthat the owner supplies in accordance with the Dallas Plumbing Code and Dallas MechanicalCode; (7) provide and maintain heating equipmentin operatingcondition so that it is capableof in each room maintaining a minimum inside temperatur. of Og"f . from November 16 through March l5 of a structureintendedfor human occupancy;

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(8) if screens not provided as requiredin Subsection (d)(2), provide and maintainin are operating condition, from April I through November 1, refrigerated air equipment capableof maintaining a maximum inside temperaturethat is 20 degreeslower than the outside temperatureor 85o F., whichever is warmer, in eachroom of a structure intended for human occupancy; (9) provide and maintain in operating condition supply lines for electrical serviceto each structureintended for human occupancyif electrical service is available within 300 feet; (10) connect eachheatingand cooking devicethat burns solid fuel to a chimney or flue; and

(11) provide and maintain in operating condition electrical circuits and outlets sufficient to safely carry a load imposed by normal use of appliancesand fixtures. (d) Health standards.An owner shall: (1) eliminaterodentsand vermin in or on the land;

(2) provide a structureintendedfor human habitation with a screenfor keeping out insectsat each opening of the structureif the structureis not cooled with refrigeratedair; (3) maintain the interior of a vacant structureor vacant portion of a structurefree from rubbish and garbage;and (4) keep the interior of a structurefree from insects,rodents,and vermin, except as specified in Section 27-12(b). (e) Securiw standards.An owner or operator of a multifamily property, other than one exempt from registrationunder Section27-30(b)(2)of this chapter,shall: (1) provide and maintain securitydevicesin eachdwelling unit as requiredby Sections92.153, and 92.154, and92.155of the TexasPropertyCode,as amended; (2) if the multifamily property has 20 or more dwelling units, provide security lighting that adequatelyilluminates all parking areas,walkways, stairs and steps,doorways, and garbagestorage areasso that personsmoving in or around those areascan be easily seen. (a) (0 It is a defense prosecution under Subsection of this sectionthat the premisesconcerned is to the site of new constructionand reasonableand continuousprogressis being made to complete the construction. (g) It is a defenseto prosecutionunder Subsection(dX4) of this sectionthat the structurewas treatedto eliminate insects,rodents,and vermin by a person licensedunder the Texas Structural Pest Control Act once within the preceding six months. (h) An owner shall provide a tenant with alternative housing that meetsthe minimum standards required by this sectionwhen: (c)(7) of this section,the (1) after being issueda notice or citation for violation of Subsection owner fails to repair heating equipmentwithin 72 hours after receiving such notice or citation and the overnight low temperature,as measuredby the National Weather Service at Dallas Love Field, is below

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Page4 of 5 40oF.for three consecutive daysafter receivingsuchnotice or citation; or (?) after being issueda notice or citation for violation of Subsection (c)(8) of this section,the o*l:t fails to repair refrigeratedair equipmentwithin T2hoursafter receiving such notice or citation daytime high temperature,as measuredby the National Weather Serrrlceat Dallas {!-the Love Field, is 95oF.or above for three consecutivedays after receiving such notice or citation. (D It is a defense prosecution to under Subsections (c)(7) and (c)(8) ofthis sectionand to the alternativehousing requirementsof Subsection(h) of this sectionthat: (1) failure to-maintain heating and refrigerated air equipment in compliance with those subsections was the direct result of an act of nature or other cauie beyond the reasonablecontrol of the owner; or (2) the owner is making diligent efforts to repair the heating and refrigerated air equipment in compliancewith those subsections; the owner demonstrates the director tiat if to diligent eiforts to repair are being made,the directorwill not issuea notice or citation for a violation oftubsection 1c;12; or (c)(8) of this section. (t) It is a defense prosecution to under Subsection (c)(7) of this sectionand to the alternative housing requirementsof Subsection(h)(1) of this sectionihat a written contract is in effeci ffiiring the tenant to provide and maintain heating equipment and the owner has provided utility connectionsfor heating equipment in compliancewith the Dallas Mechanical Code, as amended,in eachroom of the structureintended for human occupancy. (k) It is a defense prosecution to under Subsection (cX8) of this sectionand to the alternative housing requirement_of Subsection(h)(2) of this sectionittai itrr structureis provided with exterior windows and doors that are easily openableto provide air ventilation and covered with screensin compliance with Subsection (d)(2)of this section. (Ord.Nos. 15198;15372;15919;16473;19234; 20578;24481;25522) SEC.27-I2. (a) An occupant shall: RESPONSIBILITIES OF OCCUPANT.

(1) maintain th_ose portions of the interior of a structureunder his control free from rubbish. garbage, and other conditions that would encourageinfestation of insects,roJ.ntr, or vermin; (2) remove an animal or animals from a strucfureif the presenceof the animal or animals is a health hazardto an occupant; (3) connect plumbing fixtures and heating equipmentthat the occupantsupplies in accordance with the Dallas Plumbing code and the Dallas Mechiniial code. (4) provide solid wastereceptacles containerswhen required by Chapter 18 or of this code; and

(5) not alter a structureor its facilities so as to createa nonconformitywith Section27-ll or this section. (b) The tenant occupantof a single-family residential structure shall keep the interior of the

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within two weeksbeforethe datethetenanttook occupancy; or

monthsif therehasbeenmorethanonetenantduringthe @ oncewithin]h9 n-rgcedil81ix preceding months.(Ord.Nos.15198; six 15372; 19234\

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SUBCHAPTER 3 PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS SECTION301 PERMITS 301.1 Permits required. 301.1.1General. A person,ftrm, or corporation shall not, without first obtaininga permit from the building official: 1. erect,construct, enlarge, to, alter,repair,replace, add move,improve,remove,install, convert, demolish,equip, use, occupy,or maintain a structureor building service equipment;

2. excavateor maintain an excavation;

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pave or grade on a property; or

4 . cause any work or activity described in ParagraphsI through 3 of this section to be done.(Ord.26029) 301.1.2 Barricade permit required. No building construction or demolition activity, including but not limited to equipment usage,deliveries, on and off loading of materials and storageof materials, supplies, or debris, shall be done on public property or within a public way, except as authorizedby a banicade permit issued by the building official. A baryicade permit is also required for any temporary or part-day blocking of a street or sidewalk. The issuanceof a ba:ricade permit requires the repair or replacement of any public street, curb, sidewalk, drainage structure, or boulevard landscapinglocated within the tanicaded area,oi otherwise damaged during construction or demolition, to equal or better condition than that prior to the start of construction or demolition activities. (ord.26029) 301.1.3 Proper permits. The owner, agertt,or lesseeof a strucfurehas the duty to ensure that permits are obtained by properly qualified personsbefore work is started,andthe owner, owner's agent, or lesseeshall be subject to the penalties provided in this chapterfor failure to obtain a proper permit. (Ord.26029) 301.1.4 Permit issued to another person, firm, or corporation. A person, firm, or corporation shall not do work by authority of a permit issued to another person, firm, or corporation, except under direct supervision of the person, frrm, or corporation to whom the permit was issued. (Ord. 26029) 301.1.5 Obtaining a permit for another person, firm, or corporation. A person,firm, or corporation shall not obtain a permit for use by another person, firm, or corporation. (Ord. 26029) Chapter AdministrativeProcedures the Construction 52, for Codes(currentthrough LlIZlll)- page1g