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State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA). Joint Acquatic
Commercial and industrial operations may not discharge significant wastes without receiving prior authorization from the wastewater treatment operator. For facilities at Bingen Point, the operator is the RCW 90.48 and WAC 173-216. Commercial and industrial operations may not discharge any of the following:
- Pollutants that cause pass through or interference with operation of the wastewater system.
- Pollutants that create a fire or explosion hazard in the wastewater system (including waste streams with a closed cup flashpoint of less than 140 degrees Fahrenheit or 60 degrees Centigrade using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21).
- Pollutants that will cause corrosive structural damage to the wastewater system, but in no case any discharge with pH lower than 5.0 standard units or greater than 11.0 standard units.
- Solid or viscous pollutants in amounts that could cause obstruction to the flow in sewers or otherwise interfere with operation of the wastewater system.
- Pollutants, including oxygen demanding pollutants that increase the biochemical oxygen demand (or BOD), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which may cause interference with operation of the wastewater system.
- Any discharge of sufficient temperature as to inhibit biological activity in the wastewater system resulting in interference, but in no case any discharge of sufficient temperature and quantity that the temperature in the wastewater system exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Centigrade.
- Petroleum oil, non-biodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral origin in amounts that will cause interference or pass through.
- Pollutants that result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the wastewater system in a quantity which may cause acute worker health and safety problems.
- Any trucked or hauled pollutants.
- Any dangerous waste unless the discharger has submitted a State Waste Discharge Permit Application for Industrial Discharges and received an approved permit from the Washington Department of Ecology pursuant to WAC 173-303-071(3)(a).
- Noncontact cooling water in significant volumes.
- Stormwater and other direct inflow sources.
- Wastewaters significantly affecting system hydraulic loading, which do not require treatment or would not be afforded a significant degree of treatment by the system.
Before the construction of any structure or improvement, tenants must submit a drawing to the Port for approval. The level of detail required is dependent upon the scope of the construction project. In the case of a structure, the information required by the County Building Department is generally sufficient for the purposes of the Port (see below).
Klickitat County Building Inspection & Compliance Department
Before building any structure or substantial tenant improvement, tenants must submit plans (such as foundation, floorplan, cross-section, and energy code worksheet) to the County Building Department for review and approval. A non-refundable review fee, based on the valuation of the project, is required. It generally takes two to four weeks to process an application (depending on project scope) and may take slightly longer if revisions are required. Upon approval, progress must be made every six months to prevent the permit from expiring (though a six month extension may be requested without charge).
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