Whenever 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:
(1) 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.
(6) Noncompliance. 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:
a. Pump the grease interceptor and place the appropriate charge on the facility's City of Tampa utility bill;
b. Assess further inspection fees as provided;
c. Terminate sanitary sewer service as provided in Section 26-52 of the City of Tampa Code;
d. Refer any violation by any facility or owner for enforcement for any or all applicable remedies or penalties.