Amendment News

September 21, 2010

The Biddeford City Council reviewed the proposed changes to Chapters 70 & 71.  The Council voted unanimously to adopt the amendments.

September 13, 2010

The Policy Committee reviewed the proposed amendments to Chapter 70 & 71 on September 13, 2010.  The Committee voted unanimously to forward the proposed amendments to the city council for adoption.

September 2, 2010

The proposed amendments to Chapter 70 and 71 stem from a review of the IPP ordinance (2009.64, Chapter 71) to incorporate the 2007 revised local limits.  With the promulgation of Chapter 71 specific to IPP in 2009, it appears that the sections related to IPP in the original Chapter 70 ( circa 1975) were never removed or edited for consistency.  These changes are mainly administrative.

The only substantial changes appear in Chapter 71 - Industrial Pretreatment.  The reporting due dates for the semi-annual reports have been moved fro June 15 and December 15 to August 15 and February 15 to allow facilities time to prepare and submit one complete report rather than the current process of reporting prior to the end of the reporting period and then having to submit flow and analytical data as it becomes available.  This change should reduce the administrative burden for the regulated facilities and the IPC.

A detailed review of all proposed clarifications, corrections, and amendments may be found in the attached memo to the WMC.