In accordance with the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Part 403), the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC Water) administers the Industrial Discharge Control Program to regulate the discharge of pollutants to the sanitary sewers in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. The Program’s purpose is to protect the environment, to prevent interference of wastewater operations, to prevent the pass-through of pollutants into local waterways, and to ensure the quality of treatment plant sludge.
During the 2020 evaluation period (October 2019–December 2020), the following industrial users were found to be in significant noncompliance (SNC), as defined in 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2)(viii), with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's National Pretreatment Standards and/or WSSC Water's Industrial and Special Waste Regulations.
Cintas Corporation (1769 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785) violated the permitted daily maximum limitation for Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) on the following dates in 2020: 8/19, 9/2, 10/20, 11/11, 12/21, and 12/23. These violations constitute Technical Review Criteria (TRC) SNC for the April–September and July–December evaluation periods. Enforcement actions included Notices of Violation (NOV), additional monitoring, civil citations, and a Compliance Directive. The industry has returned to compliance for FOG.
Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. Silver Spring Facility (1710 Elton Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903) violated the permitted daily maximum limitation for Oil and Grease (petroleum) on 12/2/2020. This violation constitutes Chronic SNC for the July–December evaluation period. Enforcement actions included an NOV, a Compliance Directive, and additional monitoring. Compliance status is pending as of the publication date.
Five Star Laundry-Washington, DC, LLC (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745) failed to notify WSSC Water within 24 hours of becoming aware of a violation. This constitutes SNC for failure to accurately report noncompliance during the October 2019–March 2020 evaluation period. Enforcement actions included an NOV and a Compliance Directive.
Marva Maid – Landover (1805 South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785) violated the permitted daily maximum limitation for FOG on the following dates in 2020: 1/14, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 3/4, 3/6, 3/7, 3/9, 3/10, 3/31, 4/1, 4/18, 4/19, 5/20, 5/22, 5/23, and 6/11. These violations constitute Chronic and TRC SNC for the October 2019–March 2020 and TRC SNC for the January–June evaluation periods. Additionally, SNC for failure to provide, within 30 days after the due date, a required report during the July–December evaluation period. Enforcement actions included NOVs, additional monitoring, civil citations, a Compliance Directive and a permit modification. The industry has returned to compliance for FOG.