About Pretreatment Regulations

The first pretreatment regulations were established in 1972 under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and in 1977 under the Clean Water Act. These regulations set forth standards mainly for the protection of publicly owned treatment works (POTW). In 1978, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the General Pretreatment Regulations which established mechanisms and procedures for use by state and local pretreatment programs.

Purposes of the Pretreatment Program

  • Regulate the disposal of wastewater into the sanitary sewer system.
  • Protect the physical structures of the collection system and the safety of operation and maintenance personnel of the wastewater collection system.
  • Protect Logan City wastewater treatment facility and the receiving water.
  • Comply with all the federal, state and local pretreatment regulations assure the health and safety of the public and the environment.

Permitted Businesses

Categorical businesses (as listed in 40 CFR regulations), Significant Industrial Users (as defined in 40 CFR regulations), Restaurants, Auto Repair shops, Car washes, Auto-body Shops, Radiator Shops, Hospitals, Clinics, Dental Offices, Photo Processors, Labs and other such business. These types of business should apply for a Wastewater Discharge Permit from Logan City pretreatment program and the permit will be renewed annually. Permitted industries are also subject to quarterly or monthly inspections, sampling and reporting as required in their permit. The purpose of inspection is to obtain information concerning operations, water usage, waste disposal methods, waste streams, chemical usage and storage, spill control and any other pertinent information.

Enforcement Response Plan

If enforcement is necessary, the City will follow their Enforcement Response Plan (ERP) for all pretreatment users. A copy of the ERP is available for review by calling Jim Harps at (435) 716-9797 or by coming to the Environmental Department Building at 153 North 1400 West in Logan.