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File #: 2472-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to pay the annual Discharge Fees for Fiscal Year 2020 to the Treasurer of State of Ohio, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and to authorize the expenditure of $82,800.00 from the Sewer Operating Sanitary Fund and $10,000.00 from the Storm Sewer Operating Fund. ($92,800.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2472-2020 Financial Coding - OEPA Annual Discharge Fees - 2020, 2. ORD 2472-2020 - OH EPA Discharge Fee - Jackson Pike - 2020 Preliminary Notice, 3. ORD 2472-2020 - OH EPA Discharge Fee - Southerly - 2020 Preliminary Notice, 4. ORD 2472-2020 - OH EPA Discharge Fee Stormwater - 2020 Preliminary Notice, 5. ORD 2472-2020 - OEPA Discharge Fees - Stormwater ADF - Adjustment - MS4 Letter 2020
Explanation

The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to pay the State of Ohio, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Annual Discharge Fees for the Jackson Pike and Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plants, and the Storm Water MS4 Annual Discharge Fee for fiscal year 2020.

House Bill 152 became law in July 1993. This law created a series of fees which provides financial support of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Included in these fees are an annual Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge Fee, and an annual Municipal Storm Water Discharge Fee, assessed to public dischargers that needs to be paid by holders of NPDES permits.

The Division of Sewerage and Drainage holds two such Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge permits, Jackson Pike Permit Number 4PF00000, Southerly Permit Number 4PF00001. The Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant has discharge fees totaling $41,400.00 and the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant has discharge fees totaling $41,400.00, and payment is due on January 31, 2021. A ten percent (10%) penalty is assessed, if payment is not received on or before January 31, 2021, by the Ohio EPA.

The fees for calendar year 2020 are based upon the average volume of wastewater discharged by each facility during the previous year (2019) between May 1 and October 31. During this period, the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant averaged 66.6375 MGD and the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant averaged 97.7265 MGD.

The Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Stormwater Section holds one such permit, Municipal Storm Water Discharge Permit Number 4PI00000*CD. The Stormwater section has discharge fees totaling $10,000.00, and payment is due on January 31, 2021. A ten percent (10%) penalty is assessed if payment is not received on or before January 31, 2021 by the Ohio EPA.

The Municipal Storm Water Discharge fees for calendar year 2020 are based upon the Area Permitted (square miles) of 225.797 x $100...

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