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, prevent interference with wastewater operations, prevent the pass-through of pollutants into local waterways, and ensure the quality of treatment plant sludge.
During the 2022 evaluation period (October 2021–December 2022), 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 or WSSC Water's Industrial and Special Waste Regulations.
Five Star Laundry-Washington DC, LLC (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745) failed to submit a Compliance Report within 30 days of the due date. This constitutes SNC for failure to submit a report within 30 days of the due date during the January – June 2022 evaluation period. Enforcement Actions included a Notice of Violation (NOV).
Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc. (1805 South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785) violated the permitted daily maximum limitation for Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) on the following dates in 2022: 3/2, 3/29, 3/30, 4/19, 4/21, 4/22, 5/12, 6/7, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 7/18, 8/17, 8/19, & 9/20. These violations constitute Chronic and Technical Review Criteria (TRC) SNC during the January – June 2022 and April – September 2022 evaluation periods. Enforcement actions included NOVs, additional monitoring, Civil Citations, Compliance Directives and a permit modification. Compliance status is pending as of the publication date.
Nixon Uniform Service, Inc. (11860 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD 20705) failed to notify WSSC Water within 24 hours of becoming aware of a violation. This constitutes SNC for failure to accurately report non-compliance during the January – June 2022 evaluation period. Enforcement Actions included an NOV and a Compliance Directive.
O3 Technologies, LLC dba Metro Laundry Service (1030 Hampton Park Blvd, Capitol Heights, MD 20743) 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 April – September 2022 evaluation period. Enforcement Actions included a NOV and a Compliance Directive.