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(a) Applicants for a permit to discharge industrial waste shall complete and submit an application for wastewater discharge. The Director shall establish the contents of said form and may require additional information on the characteristics of the wastewater discharge beyond that required on the application form. The application may request information including, but not limited to, the nature of the industrial processes conducted, the volume of wastewater to be discharged, physical and chemical characteristics, rates of flow, hours of operation, industrial classification, each manufactured product by type, amount, and rate of production, number and classification of employees, site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans and details to show all sewers, storm drains and appurtenances by size, location, and elevation; and any other information as may be deemed necessary by the Director.

(b) The application shall include a statement certifying the accuracy and completeness of the information provided. Unsigned applications will not be accepted.

(c) Completed applications shall be submitted by the user not less than 30 days in advance of commencing discharge. New sources shall not commence discharge prior to permit approval and not before installation of required pretreatment systems is complete.

(d) Prior to approval of a discharge permit, the Director shall determine whether the discharge is subject to the pretreatment standards provided in the pretreatment regulations. The Director following the guidelines and procedures of that subsection will make the determination.

(e) The application shall be approved if: (1) the applicant has complied with all requirements of this chapter and all other applicable City or District ordinances, State and Federal regulations; (2) the applicant has furnished all requested information; and (3) the Director determines that there are adequate devices, equipment, chemicals, and other facilities to sample, meter where desirable, convey, treat, and dispose of industrial wastes.