the GMP inspector determines that a grease interceptor or trap is in
need of pumping, repairs, maintenance, or replacement, the GMP
inspector shall proceed as follows:
Notice of Violation.
The GMP inspector conducting the inspection shall
immediately notify the owner that a violation exists and issue the
owner a NOV stating the nature of the violation.
(2) Inspection and Reinspection. If
a grease interceptor or trap has to be re-inspected because of
deficiencies found during a previous inspection, and all of the
deficiencies have been corrected, there shall be no charge for the
re-inspection. If all of the deficiencies have not been corrected, the GMP inspector's time will be billed to the Owner at
$61.00 an hour.
(3) Sampling fees. Fees for any
sampling and analysis of wastewater discharges deemed necessary for
the protection of the treatment works shall be charged to the owner in
the amount per sampling event.
(4) Pump-out and cleaning.
A violation involving the lack of proper cleaning and
maintenance of a grease trap shall require the owner to clean out the
trap(s) within twenty-four (24) hours of the NOV. If interceptor pumping frequency is not being met, the owner
shall be required to have the interceptor pumped out within
seventy-two (72) hours of the NOV.
(5) Repairs and Replacement.
The owner shall be responsible for the cost and scheduling of all
repairs to or replacement of its grease interceptor(s) or trap(s).
Repairs and replacements required by a GMP inspector shall be
completed within a reasonable time as established in written
guidelines prepared by the Director.
The time for corrective action shall commence on the date of
receipt of the NOV. Written guidelines shall include provisions for
time extensions if the owner responds with an acceptable plan for
rectifying the situation.
If the owner continues to violate the provisions set forth in
this article, or fails to initiate or complete corrective action in
response to a NOV, or a City approved plan to rectify a violation, the
Director may pursue one or more of the following options at the
Director's sole discretion:
Pump the grease interceptor and place the appropriate charge on
the facility's City of Tampa utility bill;
Assess further inspection fees as provided;
Terminate sanitary sewer service as provided in Section 26-52
of the City of Tampa Code;
Refer any violation by any facility or owner for enforcement
for any or all applicable remedies or penalties.