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(a) Failure to comply with terms, conditions, or requirements of a waste discharge permit, or other provisions of this chapter, shall constitute a violation this chapter.

(b) The omission to act by the Director and/or the failure of the Director to take cognizance of the nature of the operation of the user and/or the properties of the user's discharge shall not relieve the user of the responsibility to comply with the provisions of this chapter. It is the responsibility of the user to make determinations as to the nature of its operation and waste discharge characteristics and to take such actions as may be required under this chapter prior to any discharge into any sanitary sewer system, whether or not the user has been informed by the Director of the requirements which may apply to the user regarding its discharge.

(c) Liability for damages as a result of any discharges in violation of this chapter shall be the responsibility of the person(s) causing or responsible for the discharge, and such persons shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City in any administrative or judicial enforcement action relating to such discharges.