Grease Management Ordinance Compliance Deadlines

Grease Management Ordinance Compliance Deadlines

How much time are you given to correct a Notice of Violation (NOV) for not properly cleaning a grease trap?
You are allowed 24 hours to comply with a NOV for not properly cleaning a grease trap.

How much time are you given to correct a NOV for Not Meeting Grease Interceptor Pumping Frequency?
You are allowed 72 hours to comply with a NOV for Not Meeting Grease Interceptor Pumping Frequency.

How much time are you given to repair a grease trap or an interceptor after receiving a NOV?
You have 30 days to repair a grease trap after receiving a NOV and 60 days to repair an interceptor after receiving a NOV.
*Time extensions may be granted to the above deadlines if the owner responds with an acceptable plan to rectify the situation. Extension of time cannot exceed original amount of time given.

How much time are you given for a grease trap/interceptor upgrade or replacement after receiving a NOV?
You have 60 days to upgrade or replace a grease trap after receiving a NOV and 6 months to upgrade or replace an interceptor after receiving a NOV.

How much time are you given to install a grease trap or interceptor when none previously existed at a location?
The installation must take place immediately once the determination has been made that a grease trap or interceptor is required at a location when none had previously existed.

Grease Hauler
How long must a grease hauler or food service facility keep pump logs and maintenance records on site?
Three years.

What is the estimated time line for reviewing a Grease Hauler registration packet?
The City of Tampa is allowed 45 days from receipt of a Grease Hauler application for review to consider it for approval, or approval with conditions, or denial. This timeline will apply to applications for new registrations and renewal applications.

How long is a Grease Hauler registration valid?
Three years.

How often must the information on your Grease Hauler Application be updated?
The information must be updated annually on the anniversary date the application was approved.

How far in advance must Grease Hauler renewal applications be submitted for review?
Renewal applications must be submitted 45 days prior to the expiration of your Grease Hauler registration to allow for review by the City of Tampa.

What are the time constraints for a grease hauler to report a spill?
Spills should be reported immediately or no later than 24 hours after an occurrence.

How many days is a Grease Hauler allowed to respond to a records request from the City of Tampa?
Grease Haulers have ten (10) days to produce records.

How many days is a Grease Hauler allowed to respond to a NOV?
Grease Haulers have ten (10) calendar days to respond to a NOV.

How does a Grease Hauler appeal a Revocation of Registration or Denial of a Grease Hauler Registration?
An appeal must be filed with the Public Works and Utility Services Administrator within 15 days after receiving a denial or revocation. A Grease Hauler Registration may be subject to revocation if an ordinance violation occurs.

How many days does the management of a Food Service Facility have to respond to a records request from the City of Tampa?
These records shall be available on site and all requests must be handled immediately.

How many days does the management of a Food Service Facility have to respond to a request for a detailed plumbing layout of the facility from the City of Tampa?
Requests from the City of Tampa for a detailed plumbing layout of the facility must be completed within ten (10) days from the  date of the request.

How many days will a Food Service Facility have to appeal a decision of the Code Enforcement Board?
An appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date of entry of the Order.

How are the timelines computed under the Ordinance?
Section 1-2: Definitions and rules of construction of the City of Tampa Code on “Computation of Time” – “In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by this Code, the day of the act, event or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in which event the period shall run until the end of the next day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. When the period of time prescribed, or allowed is less than seven (7) days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation.”