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(a) In the event of any discharge, including, but not limited to, accidental discharges, discharges of a non-routine episodic nature, a non-customary batch discharge, or a slug discharge, any of which may cause potential problems in the POTW, the user shall immediately contact the Director of the incident. Notification shall include location of the discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume, if known, and corrective actions being taken by the user.

(b) Within five days following such discharge, the user shall, unless waived by the Director, submit a detailed written report explaining the nature, volume and duration of the noncompliance, mitigation measures taken to correct the noncompliance and to prevent reoccurrence. Such notifications shall not relieve the user of liability for any expense, including, but not limited to, costs for countermeasures, loss or damage to the POTW; or liability to reimburse any fines imposed on the City or District on account thereof; or for damages incurred by a third party.