Article Vii Grease Management

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2006-288  

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TAMPA, FLORIDA, CREATING ARTICLE VII OF CHAPTER 26 OF THE CITY CODE RELATING TO GREASE MANAGEMENT; DEFINING TERMS; AUTHORIZING UNIFORM MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING REQUIREMENTS OF FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES FOR CONTROLLING THE DISCHARGE OF GREASE; AUTHORIZING REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF GREASE HAULERS FOR CONTROLLING THE DISCHARGE OF GREASE; PROVIDING FOR AN APPEAL FOR DENIAL OR REVOCATION OF GREASE HAULER REGISTRATION; AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF RATES, FEES AND CHARGES FOR GREASE MANAGEMENT; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND LEGAL REMEDIES;  PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

       WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 2005-899, adopted by the City Council of the City of Tampa on July 28, 2005, the City of Tampa entered into a Consent Order with the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County and the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection effective August 9, 2005; and

       WHEREAS, the Consent Order provides in pertinent part that the City will prepare and implement a City of Tampa Grease Management Ordinance.  The Ordinance shall include requirements for grease discharge into the sanitary sewer system and monetary penalties for non-compliance with the Ordinance.  The City shall review resources necessary to enforce the new Ordinance and budget for additional resources, if necessary, and

      WHEREAS, it is requested by the Wastewater Department to implement the Grease Management Ordinance. 

 NOW, THEREFORE,  BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL  OF THE CITY OF TAMPA, FLORIDA:

Grease Management - Code of Ordinances Article VII