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October 6, 2009

Mr. James Crowley
Pretreatment Coordinator
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
State House Station 17
Augusta, ME 04333


Dear Mr. Crowley:

The Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority (LAWPCA) is submitting the annual
report on the status of its Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP). This report is made in
accordance with requirements in MEPDES Permit # ME0101478.

                                    PROGRAM UPDATE

The LAWPCA regulated discharges from twenty-three significant industrial users in the
industrial pretreatment program between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. No new SIUs
were identified, nor was any SIU re-classified as Non-Significant, during this program year. As
required by 40 CFR 403.8 (f)(2)(i) and Maine DEP requirements, the LAWPCA has attached an
updated list of all industrial users meeting the criteria in 40 CFR 403.3(t)(1) to this report.

                               PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS

The LAWPCA has not made any substantial modifications to its program that required either
EPA or DEP approval since 2002. On May 11, 2009, LAWPCA made a correction to the
toxicity screening limit for formaldehyde. This was a non-substantial modification.

                    PRETREATMENT ANNUAL REPORT SUMMARY

The LAWPCA has completed and attached the pretreatment annual report summary form
provided by EPA for the EPA compliance reporting system.

                                  PROGRAM RESOURCES

The LAWPCA provides adequate resources for its Pretreatment Program. To fund 2009
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pretreatment program activities, the LAWPCA assessed $90,210 to the City of Lewiston and the
Auburn Sewerage District, based on the number and type of SIUs contributing to each collection
system.

Permanent staffing assignments for the LAWPCA Pretreatment Program have not changed since
the last report. The program FTE (full time employees) resource is estimated at 1.4 persons:
 Pretreatment/Safety Coordinator                         0.8 (80% time)
 Pretreatment Inspector/Quality Control Technician       0.5 (50% time)
 Superintendent                                          0.1 (10% time).

        INVESTIGATIONS OF POTENTIAL PASS-THROUGH & INTERFERENCE

The LAWPCA Pretreatment Program continues to be effective in preventing pass-through and
interference due wholly or partially to industrial contribution. The LAWPCA pretreatment
program inspectors investigated potential causes of interference or pass-through by industrial
users. Inspectors’ activities include spill response, telephone surveys, site visits and evidence
collection (sampling, etc.). No interference or pass-through MEDPDES violations were noted
during this year.

                       PRETREATMENT COMPLIANCE INSPECTION

The LAWPCA industrial pretreatment program was most recently audited by the Maine DEP on
December 27, 2007. The Maine DEP conducted a Pretreatment Compliance Inspection at
LAWPCA on January 30, 2009.

                                  MONITORING ACTIVITIES

LAWPCA’s inspectors collected samples and conducted facility wide inspections at all 23 of
the SIUs in this program year. A "Summary of Compliance and Enforcement Activities During
the Program Year” that details inspection dates is attached. All SIUs must self-monitor and
submit periodic reports on compliance at least twice per year, as required by federal statute and
the LAWPCA rules and regulations. Some SIUs additionally report monthly for specific
pollutants (e.g., BOD, Oil & Grease). One SIU reports quarterly for categorical pollutants. Five
monitor quarterly for mercury, as required in best management practice plans to reduce mercury
discharges.
                                        ENFORCEMENT

The LAWPCA continues to enforce its rules and regulations and the EPA's pretreatment
standards and requirements. A "Summary of Compliance and Enforcement Activities During the
Program Year” is attached.

                        HAZARDOUS WASTE ACTIVITY REPORTS

The LAWPCA did not receive any reports of hazardous waste activity in this period.

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                               SIGNIFICANT NONCOMPLIANCE

The LAWPCA will publish the following three industrial users as being in Significant
Noncompliance during the pretreatment year of September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009. The
LAWPCA plans to make the publication on October 28, 2009.

S.I.U.   International Paper

The LAWPCA found International Paper in Significant Noncompliance for the period of
December 1, 2008- May 31, 2009, when 1 out of 3 samples exceeded the local limit and the
TRC for copper.

Actions Taken to Reduce or Eliminate Noncompliance

International Paper pretreats its wastewater to remove metals present in printing inks. They have
not had any violations of pretreatment standards in over five years. They investigated the
incident where the copper local limit on was exceeded on one of three monitoring days in May,
2009. They found a small leak of green ink had most likely caused the violation., being a slug
discharge to its pretreatment system. Subsequent testing by both the LAWPCA and
International Paper showed compliance with the copper standard. The LAWPCA issued a
Notice of Violation.

S.I.U. Pioneer Plastics Corporation

The LAWPCA found Pioneer Plastics Corporation in Significant Noncompliance for three
discharges of formaldehyde in amounts above the local limit and TRC for the standard. Because
the local limit is based on explosivity, the LAWPCA also considered a finding of Significant
Noncompliance for Interference: endangering the health of POTW personnel. However, Pioneer
Plastics Corporation also tested for closed cup flashpoint during the period the tests for
formaldehyde were done, and was found in compliance with the closed cup flashpoint standard.

In the period of December 1, 2008-May 31, 2009, three out of seven sample results exceeded the
local limit and TRC. Again, during the period of March 1, 2009-August 31, 2009, three of
seven sample results were noncompliant and above the TRC.

Pioneer Plastics Corporation manufactures many types of plastic resins. They keep some
production records, but were unable to determine the events that led to the violations over three
consecutive days in April, 2009. Subsequent testing has shown a return to compliance. The
LAWPCA issued a Notice of Violation and fines for the violations.

S.I.U.   White Rock Distilleries

The LAWPCA found White Rock Distilleries was in Significant Noncompliance for the periods
of June 1, 2008-November 30, 2008, and September 1, 2008-February 28, 2009 for Oil &
Grease discharges above the local limit, when 1 out of 3 sample results exceeded the TRC.
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This was due to one violation, detected by self monitoring on November 11, 2008.

Actions Taken to Reduce or Eliminate Noncompliance

The Oil & Grease is primarily food oil and grease, and the LAWPCA pretreatment program staff
has proposed removing a local limit for Food Oil & Grease and instituting other methods to
discourage such discharges. Follow up testing in both biannual periods showed compliance
with the Oil & Grease standard. The LAWPCA issued Notices of Violation and fined White
Rock Distilleries for the violations.

Other Consideration

A sample collected by the LAWPCA on April 14, 2009 at Angostura had a cyanide result of 0.74
mg/L. This exceeded the LAWPCA local limit of 0.73 mg/L, and could have resulted in a
finding of SNC. However, LAWPCA has not seen any cyanide detections at this food
processing industry in the past, and there is nothing on file to indicate Angostura uses or stores
cyanide. Therefore this result was considered an anomolly.

                                          LOCAL LIMITS

The LAWPCA is not under either a State or Federal compliance schedule that includes steps to
be taken to revise local limits. The LAWPCA last conducted a study of its technically based
local limits on December 30, 2008. The Maine DEP approved that submission on January 27,
2009. Following approval, LAWPCA corrected its formaldehyde screening level, as a non-
substantial modification to the IPP, on May 11, 2009. LAWPCA has not yet implemented the
approved change to its Oil & Grease limit., due to ongoing discussions by our Board of Directors
regarding the proposed surcharge fee for discharges of excess Oil & Grease.

                              INFLUENT & EFFLUENT TESTING

In June, 2009, the LAWPCA tested its influent and effluent for the ten pollutants of concern
cited in the discharge permit. Additional tests for low level mercury were also conducted
during the reporting period. A summary of the influent and effluent results, as well as the low
level mercury results, as compared to inhibitory thresholds and water quality standards, is
attached to this report. There were no pollutants identified in the influent or effluent testing that
caused or contributed to interference or pass-through.

DESCRIPTION OF BIOASSAY (W.E.T.) AND BIOSOLIDS (SEWAGE SLUDGE) TESTING

LAWPCA submits reports on bioassay and biosolids testing to the DEP in separate, special
reports that are required under the LAWPCA’s discharge permit. The bioassay and biosolids
results are not additionally reported here.



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From January – December, 2008, 48% of biosolids were composted at LAWPCA’s facility,
40% was land applied on LAWPCA permitted farms, 3% was composted at a private composting
facility and 9% was land filled (due to lack of availability of other options).

                     BENEFITS OF THE PRETREATMENT PROGRAM

The LAWPCA and significant industrial users work together to protect the POTW and meet the
goals of the Clean Water Act. Through pretreatment and pollution prevention measures, the
amounts of pollutants have either eliminated or substantially reduced in plant influent, effluent
and biosolids. LAWPCA consistently meets State and federal standards for both Type A and
Type B biosolids beneficial re-use programs.

Respectfully submitted,



Vivian G. Matkivich
Pretreatment/Safety Coordinator

(Attachments)

cc:    C. Richardson, P.E.
       D. Jones, P.E.
       N. Lamie, P.E.




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Attachments

Updated List of Significant Industrial Users

Pretreatment Annual Report Summary

Summary of Compliance & Enforcement Activities

Summary of Pollutant Analytical Results for Influent and Effluent, with Comparisons




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   LEWISTON-AUBURN WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY                                                                                                                                                        1 OF 2
   535 LINCOLN STREET, LEWISTON, MAINE 04240                    NPDES# ME0101478/WOO682-5-T
   INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT ANNUAL REPORT October 31, 2008
   An updated list of all industrial users, by category, as set forth in 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2)(i)
   updated:10/06/09
   Significant Industrial User                                Average Daily Flow     Sampling         INDUSTRIAL CATEGORY   COMPLIANCE   COMPLIANCE     COMPLIANCE       COMPLIANCE      COMPLIANCE
                                                                     Jun-09            Points                                STATUS W/   W/NEW PROM.   with REPORTING with CATEGORICAL      WITH
                                                                      (gpd)                                                  NEW BMR      REPORTING    REQUIREMENTS       STANDARDS      LOCAL LIMITS
 1 ANGOSTURA INTERNATIONAL                                            1,182             FAC    SIC: 2099                        N/A          N/A              C               N/A             I
                                                                                               FOOD & BEVERAGES

 2 AUBURN MANUFACTURING INC.                                21,700            FAC        SIC; 2221                             N/A           N/A             C              N/A               C
                                                                                         HIGH TEMPERATURE TEXTILES

 3 BATES COLLEGE                                            27273              001       SIC: 8221                             N/A           N/A             C              N/A                I
                                                            3,345              002       COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES

 4 CASCADES AUBURN FIBER                                   143,317            FAC        SIC: 2611                             N/A           N/A             C               C                C
                                                                                         PAPER, PULP & PAPERBOARD

 5 CENTRAL MAINE MEDICAL CENTER                             31,016             001       SIC: 8062                             N/A           N/A             C              N/A               C
                                                            31,016             002       HOSPITALS

 6 CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS                                 15,308            FAC        SIC: N/A                              N/A           N/A             C              N/A               C
                                                                                         GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION

 7 COUNTRY KITCHEN                                          3,540              001       SIC: 2051                             N/A           N/A             C              N/A                I
                                                            2,109              002       BAKERY PRODUCTS

 8 DIAMOND PHOENIX CORP.                                    4,863             FAC        SIC: 3535, 3559                       N/A           N/A             C               C                C
                                                                                         CONVEYORS, INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY


 9 ELMET TECHNOLOGIES                                       14,963             001       SIC: 3339, 3356, 3648                 N/A           N/A             C               C                C
                                                            7,042              002       NONFERROUS METALS MANUFACTURING
                                                                                         ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL COMP.
10 FORMED FIBER TECHNOLOGY                                  5,166             FAC        SIC: 2299                             N/A           N/A             C              N/A                I
                                                                                         TEXTILES

11 FUTUREGUARD BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.                        90              OO1        SIC: 3329                             N/A           N/A             C               C                C
                                                                                         FABRICATED METAL PRODUCT MANUF.


12 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY                                 70,000            FAC        SIC: 3471                             N/A           N/A             C               C                C
                                                                              002        METAL FINISHING

13 INTERNATIONAL PAPER, INC.                                5,484             FAC        SIC:2653                              N/A           N/A             I              N/A              SNC
                                                                                         PAPER, PULP & PAPERBOARD

14 MID MAINE C.P.L.                                         4,519             FAC        SIC: 2051                             N/A           N/A             C              N/A                I
                                                                                         BREAD AND OTHER BAKED PRODUCTS

15 PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP                                     41,421            FAC        SIC:2086                              N/A           N/A             C              N/A               C
                                                                                         FOOD & BEVERAGES

16 PERFORMANCE PRODUCT PAINTING                             1,131             FAC        SIC: 3479                             N/A           N/A             C               C                C
                                                                                         METAL FINISHING

17 PIONEER PLASTICS CORPORATION                             16,770            FAC        SIC: 2821, 3083                       N/A           N/A             C               C               SNC
                                                                              001        OCPSF

18 POLAND SPRING BOTTLING CO.                               86,619             001       SIC: 2086                             N/A           N/A             I              N/A               C
                                                                                         FOOD & BEVERAGES

19 SAFE HANDLING, INC.                                      1,844             FAC        SIC: 4231, 4789                       SNC           N/A             C               C                C
                                                                                         TRANSPORTATION SERVICES


                                                                                                                                                                                          C = Consistent Compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                       I = Infrequent Noncompliance
                                                                                                                                                                                    SNC = Significant Noncompliance
         LEWISTON-AUBURN WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY                                                                                                                                                             2 OF 2
         535 LINCOLN STREET, LEWISTON, MAINE 04240                    NPDES# ME0101478/WOO682-5-T
         INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT ANNUAL REPORT October 31, 2008
         An updated list of all industrial users, by category, as set forth in 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2)(i)
         updated:10/06/09
         Significant Industrial User                                Average Daily Flow     Sampling     INDUSTRIAL CATEGORY            COMPLIANCE   COMPLIANCE     COMPLIANCE       COMPLIANCE       COMPLIANCE
                                                                           Jun-09            Points                                     STATUS W/   W/NEW PROM.   with REPORTING with CATEGORICAL       WITH
                                                                            (gpd)                                                       NEW BMR      REPORTING    REQUIREMENTS       STANDARDS       LOCAL LIMITS

   20 ST. MARY'S REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR                               12,462             FAC        SIC: 8062                               N/A           N/A             C              N/A                C
                                                                                                  HOSPITALS

   21 SUPERIOR CARRIERS, INC.                                        5,915             FAC        SIC: 4213, 4231, 7699                   N/A           N/A             C               C                 C
                                                                                                  TRUCKING, TRANSPORT
                                                                                                  SERVICES
   22 WAL MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER                                   3,894              001       SIC: 4222, 4225 and 4231                N/A           N/A             I              N/A                I
                                                                                                  General & Refrigerated Storage

   23 WHITE ROCK DISTILLERIES, INC.                                 18,447             FAC        SIC: 2085                               N/A           N/A             I              N/A               SNC
                                                                                                  FOOD & BEVERAGE: DISTILLED LIQUORS


Totals                           23                                580,436              29                                                                        C = 19        C=    9             C = 14
                                                                                                                                                                  I =   4       I =   0             I =    6
                                                                                                                                                                  SNC = 0       SNC = 0             SNC = 3




                                                                                                                                                                                                     C = Consistent Compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                  I = Infrequent Noncompliance
                                                                                                                                                                                               SNC = Significant Noncompliance
      EPA Region 1 Annual Pretreatment Report Summary Sheet

POTW:           Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority

NPDES #:       MEPDES # 0101478…………………………..………

Pretreatment Report Start Date:        September 1, 2008

Pretreatment Report End Date:          August   31, 2009

Significant Industrial Users (SIUs):                 [23]

SIUs Without Control Mechanism:                      [0]

SIUs not Inspected:                                  [0]

SIUs not Sampled:                                    [0]

SIUs in SNC with Pretreatment
Standards:                                           [3]

SIUs in SNC with Reporting
Requirements:                                        [0]

SIUs in SNC with Pretreatment
Schedule:                                            [0]

SIUs in SNC Published in Newspaper:                  [3]

SIUs with Compliance Schedules:                      [0]

Violation Notices Issued to SIUs:                    [20]

Administrative Orders Issued to SIUs:                [0]

Civil Suits Filed Against SIUs:                      [0]

Criminal Suits Filed Against SIUs:                   [0]

Categorical Industrial Users (CIUs):                 [9]


                                                                       Vivian
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CIUs in SNC:                                     [2]

Penalties
Dollar Amount of Penalties Collected:                $4,420

SIUs from which penalties have been
collected:                                       [ 8]


Local Limits
Date of Most Recent Technical
Evaluation of Local Limits:                          December 30, 2008
Date of Most Recent Adoption of
Technically Based Local Limits:                      January 1, 2000...


:
                            Local Limit Pollutants

                            Pollutant                                     Value (mg/L)
                            Total Arsenic                                 0.99
                            Total Cadmium                                 0.03
                            Total Chromium                                4.28
                            Total Copper                                  1.22
                            Total Lead                                    0.59
                            Total Mercury                                 0.017
                            Total Nickel                                  0.75
                            Total Selenium                                2.52
                            Total Silver                                  0.82
                            Total Zinc                                    2.95
                            Total Cyanide                                 0.73
                            Oil & Grease                                  100
                            Temperature                                   140 degrees F
                            pH                                            Max: 12.4 s.u.
                                                                          Min: 5.0 s.u.
                            Closed Cup Flashpoint                         > 140 degrees F
                            Toxic & Reactive Gases and Vapors             Varies by Pollutant
                            (Explosivity)




                                                                                Vivian
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LEWISTON-AUBURN WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY MEPDES # ME0101478
INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT ANNUAL REPORT             09/01/2008-08/31/2009
updated: 10/06/09
A SUMMARY OF COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES DURING THE PRECEDING YEAR

                                                 FACILITY   POTW SAMPLING                                         ADMINISTRATIVE    PUBLISHED
          S.I.U.                               INSPECTION     AT THE SIU  COMPLIANCE     NUMBER OF                ORDERS, SUITS       AS SNC
                                                 (DATES)       (DATES)     SCHEDULE     WRITTEN NOVs               OR PENALTIES      28-Oct-09

      1 ANGOSTURA INTERNATIONAL                  0414/09       04/14/09                  05/11/09 O&G                   $500
                                                                                         7/28/2009 O&G                  $500

      2 AUBURN MANUFACTURING, INC.              05/27/09       05/27/09

      3 BATES COLLEGE                           10/02/08       09/30/08                  7/27/2009 O&G                  $100
                                                               10/01/08

      4 CASCADES AUBURN FIBER                  11/19/2008     11/18/2008


      5 CENTRAL MAINE MEDICAL CENTER            05/21/09       05/18/09


      6 CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS                10/28/08      10/28/2008

      7 COUNTRY KITCHEN                         11/04/08       11/03/08                  12/8/2008 O&G
                                                                                         2/6/2009 O&G                   $500
                                                                                         03/30/09 O&G                   $500
                                                                                         7/6/2009 O&G                   $500
                                                                                         07/31/09 O&G                   $500

      8 DIAMOND PHOENIX CORP.                   03/03/09       03/10/09

      9 ELMET TECHOLOGIES                       10/15/08       10/14/08

     10 FORMED FIBER TECH                       06/17/09       06/16/09                   1/14/2009 O &G                $20

     11   FUTUREGUARD BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC    05/18/09       04/15/09

     12 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY                01/07/09       01/06/09

     13 INTERNATIONAL PAPER, INC.               06/02/09       06/01/09                  07/31/09 copper                               SNC
                                                                                         & failure to notify                          Copper

     14 MID-MAINE C.P.L.                        05/13/09       04/27/09                   06/15/09 pH                   $100
                                                                                        07/21/09 O&G (3)                $500

     15 PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP                    09/17/08       09/16/08

     16   PERFORMANCE PRODUCT PAINTING          02/18/09       02/17/09

     17 PIONEER PLASTICS CORPORATION             04/0809       04/07/09                    7/27/2009                    $130           SNC
                                                               04/08/09                 Formaldehyde (3)                           Formadehyde

                                                                                       11/19/2008 nonpermitted
     18 POLAND SPRING BOTTLING CO.              04/29/09       04/28/09                       dischage


     19 SAFE HANDLING, INC.                     01/13/09       01/13/09

     20 ST. MARY'S REGIONAL MED. CTR.           05/06/09       05/05/09

     21 SUPERIOR CARRIERS                       02/11/09       2/10/2009

     22 WAL MART D.C. 7014                      11/10/08       10/08/08                  10/24/08 O&G                   $20
                                                                                         07/28/09 O&G
                                                                                         & failure to notify

     23 WHITE ROCK DISTILLERIES, INC.           05/12/09       05/12/09                 12/11/2008 O&G                  $550            SNC
                                                                                         & failure to notify                        Oil & Grease




TOTALS:                  23                        23             25          0                  20                    $4,420
                                                                                           Reporting = 4         AD. Order:   0    Reporting = 0
                                                                                          Standards = 16         Show Cause : 0    Standards = 3

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