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Pretreatment and HazMat Program

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, MSD was at the center of several serious hazardous material incidents that gained regional and national media attention. In 1985, the governments of both the City of Louisville and Jefferson County adopted an Ordinance requiring the submittal of a Hazardous Materials Use and Spill Prevention Control (HMPC) Plan by any business that manufactures, uses or stores hazardous materials in excess of designated quantities. This plan must state how a business will respond to spills or discharges of these materials. The Ordinance also directs the Metropolitan Sewer District to administer and enforce the program.

Routinely, businesses are identified by MSD or referred by the Board of Health, Disaster and Emergency Services, and local Fire Protection Districts as having the potential to be regulated by the Ordinance.

Hazardous Materials Ordinance
(link will take you to current version effective 7/2/07)

2012 Hazardous Materials Ordinance Appeals and Overseers Board Annual Report (, 438K)

Wastewater / Stormwater Discharge Regulations (, 328K)

Hazardous Material Spill Prevention Control (HMPC) Plan Application and Instructions  (, 182K)

Hazardous Materials Use and Spill Prevention Control (HMPC) Plan Application (, 122K)

Hazardous Material Spill Prevention Control (HMPC) Plan Application Attachment B (, 229K)
(use this file if more than one page is needed for your Attachment B in your application)

SAMPLE Hazardous Material Spill Prevention Control (HMPC) Plan Application (, 360K)

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