IC 13-14-8; IC
community shall do the following unless alternative procedures are identified
by the community that are equivalently effective:
Provide public notice in a newspaper of
general circulation in March of each year to allow the following to request
receipt of CSO notification:
sources, such as newspapers, television, or radio.
(B) Affected public.
(C) Other interested persons in the CSO
notification to those identified under subdivision (1) who request receipt of
CSO notification under subdivision (1):
when a CSO discharge is occurring or is imminent based on predicted or actual
precipitation or a related event; and
in a manner that is mutually agreeable to
the recipient and the CSO community.
If the recipient and CSO community do not reach agreement on
an acceptable manner of notification, then the CSO community shall provide
notice by a reasonable, effective means.
In addition to the requirements of
subsection (a), a CSO community shall post a prominent sign within the CSO
(1) at access
points to an affected water, including boat ramps, bridges, parks, and school
(2) along parkways and
greenways on or adjacent to affected waters at locations most likely to provide
notification to persons who may come into direct contact with the water based
on information available to the CSO community; and
(3) with the language printed in English or
any other language common in the locale (including the language necessary to
fill in the blanks) that states or is equal in meaning to the following:
"Caution-Sewage or Wastewater pollution. Sewage or Wastewater may be in this
water during and for several days after periods of rainfall or snow melt.
People who swim in, wade in, or ingest this water may get sick. For more
information, please call [insert local sewer authority, telephone number, and,
if available, a Web site address].".
(c) Cautionary combined sewer overflow signs
posted prior to the effective date of this rule advising that combined sewer
overflows may occur at that point do not need to be replaced specifically to
comply with the wording of subsection (b)(3). If, however, a cautionary
combined sewer overflow sign existing prior to the effective date of this rule
does need replacement due to reasons such as weathering or other reasons for
replacement, then the replacement sign must comply with the language suggested
in subsection (b)(3).
access point to an affected water is located on private property or property
outside a CSO community's jurisdiction, then a CSO community shall:
(1) annually offer to provide the sign
required under subsection (b) for the owner or operator of the private or
nonjurisdictional property; and
not be required to provide the sign required under subsection (b) provided the
private or nonjurisdictional property owner or operator has refused the
community's offer made according to subdivision (1).