ENB-4.26 - Fats, Oils, and Grease Removal Program Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureau of Environmental Services Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority


What follows is the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the administrative rules:

1.  Applicability

2.  Purpose

3.  Definitions

4.  Regulatory Authority

5.  FOG Control Requirements

6.  Citywide FOG Control Retrofit Requirements

7.  Approved Grease Interceptors

8.  Maintenance and Maintenance Reporting Requirements for Grease Interceptors

9.  Inspections

10. Variance Requests

11. Violations

12. Administrative Review and Appeals

The following rules describe the regulatory activities of the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) for the Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) program.

1.  Applicability

Any facility with a permanently-plumbed connection to the City sewer system that has the potential to generate discharges of polar fats, oils, or grease (FOG) must comply with these rules.

2.  Purpose

These rules operate in conjunction with the BES Enforcement Program Administrative Rules (PPD item ENB-4.15) and the Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program Administrative Rules (PPD item ENB-4.03). These rules help protect public health and safety through:

A.  Reducing the potential for blockages of and sewage releases from the City’s sewer systems due to accumulation of fats, oils, or grease;

B.  Reducing the City’s costs of operating the sewer system;

C.  Promoting proper handling and disposal of fats, oils, and grease through educational and regulatory programs.


Adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services December 27, 2011.

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 27, 2011.

Amended rules adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services September 23, 2013.

Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services January 8, 2015.

Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services March 12, 2019.

Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services July 17, 2019.

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