These rules describe Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) procedures for assessing violations of Portland City Code (PCC) provisions, administrative rules and permits related to the following:
A. Stormwater Management Manual [Portland Policy Document (PPD) item ENB-4.01]
B. Sanitary Discharges and Pretreatment Program (PPD item ENB-4.03)
C. Sewer Development Services Program (PPD item ENB-4.07)
D. The Septage Hauler Program (PPD item ENB-4.12)
E. Stormwater Discharge Program (PPD item ENB-4.13)
F. Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manual (PPD item ENB-4.14)
G. BES Public Works Enforcement (PPD item ENB-4.22)
H. Fats, Oils and Grease Removal Program (PPD item ENB-4.26)
I. BES Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program (PPD item ENB-4.30), and
J. Maintenance Inspection Program (PPD item ENB-4.31)
These rules establish BES’s decision-making criteria for assessing violations and penalties and the process for appealing enforcement actions and associated penalties, including administrative review and appeal to the City Code Hearings Officer. These rules support the following City program goals:
A. Facilitate and ensure compliance with relevant BES codes, rules and policies;
B. Prevent harm to human health, public safety, the environment, and City assets;
C. Facilitate and ensure immediate response actions to stop violations and limit impacts;
D. Deter future violations;
E. Maintain City compliance with all state and federal environmental regulations, programs, and permits; and
F. Conduct enforcement in a fair, equitable, and appropriate manner.
Adopted by the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services March 15, 2007.
Filed in PPD March 15, 2007.