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ENB-4.26 - Fats, Oils, and Grease Removal Program Administrative Rules


Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureau of Environmental Services Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority



Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules  (PDF Document, 159 kb). What follows is the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the administrative rules:




1.  Applicability


2.  Purpose


3.  Definitions


4.  Regulatory Authority


5.  FOG Control Requirements


6.  Citywide FOG Control Retrofit Requirements


7.  Approved Grease Interceptors


8.  Maintenance and Maintenance Reporting Requirements for Grease Interceptors


9.  Inspections


10. Variance Requests


11. Violations


12. Administrative Review and Appeals


The following rules describe the regulatory activities of the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) for the Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) program.



1.  Applicability


Any facility with a permanently-plumbed connection to the City sewer system that has the potential to generate discharges of polar fats, oils, or grease (FOG) must comply with these rules.


2.  Purpose


These rules operate in conjunction with the BES Enforcement Program Administrative Rules (PPD item ENB-4.15) and the Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program Administrative Rules (PPD item ENB-4.03). These rules help protect public health and safety through:


A.  Reducing the potential for blockages of and sewage releases from the City’s sewer systems due to accumulation of fats, oils, or grease;


B.  Reducing the City’s costs of operating the sewer system;


C.  Promoting proper handling and disposal of fats, oils, and grease through educational and regulatory programs.




Adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services December 27, 2011.

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 27, 2011.

Amended rules adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services September 23, 2013.

Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services January 8, 2015.

Table of Contents
ENB-4.01 - Stormwater Management Manual
ENB-4.02 - Sewer Maintenance Under Streetcar Tracks
ENB-4.03 - Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.04 - Odor Control Policy for Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant
ENB-4.05 - System Development Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.06 - Sanitary Sewer Line and Branch Connection Charges
ENB-4.07 - Sewer Development Services Programs
ENB-4.08 - BES Sewer Backflow Device Reimbursement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.09 - Sewer and Drainage System User Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.10 - Erosion and Sediment Control Manual
ENB-4.11 - Recovering the Costs of Engineering and Superintendence Services for Public Sewer Improvement Projects During the Construction Phase
ENB-4.12 - Septage Hauler Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.13 - Administrative Rules for Discharges to the City Storm Sewer and Drainage System
ENB-4.14 - Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manual
ENB-4.15 - BES Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.16 - BES Clean River Rewards Stormwater Discount Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.17 - Sanitary System Connection Administrative Rules
ENB-4.18 - Mandatory Sewer Connection Program
ENB-4.19 - Green Streets Policy and Green Streets Cross-Bureau Phase 2 Report
ENB-4.20 - Sewer and Drainage Rates and Charges
ENB-4.21 - Downspout Disconnection Program
ENB-4.22 - BES Public Works Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.23 - Treebate Program
ENB-4.25 - Extra Strength Charge Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.26 - Fats, Oils, and Grease Removal Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.27 - Nonconforming Sewer Conversion Program
ENB-4.28 - BES Financial Assistance Programs
ENB-4.29 - BES Connection Permit Refund Administrative Rules
ENB-4.30 - BES Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Administrative Rules
ENB-4.31 - Maintenance Inspection Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.32 - BES Sub-Meter Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.33 - BES Branch CIPP Lining Administrative Rules
See Also Erosion Control Plan Review and Inspection Requirements
See Also Private Sewers in the Public Right-of-Way
See Also Watershed Health