EPA Regulations

EPS Regulations for Cleaning Filters

Clean Water Act, Section 308 Inspections

(a) State enforcement; compliance orders

The Administrator is authorized to commence a civil action for appropriate relief, including a permanent or temporary injunction, for any violation for which he is authorized to issue a compliance order under subsection (a) of this section. Any action under this subsection may be brought in the district court of the United States for the district in which the defendant is located or resides or is doing business, and such court shall have jurisdiction to restrain such violation and to require compliance. Notice of the commencement of such action shall be given immediately to the appropriate State.

What does this mean? 

Due to rising violators of "The Clean Water Act", our Federal EPA offices have now released authority to State and Local Jurisdictions to enforce fines upon violators!   

What does this mean for your Facility? 

Now a local inspector will be monitoring your facility's compliance






WHAT IS LEGAL

Criminal Penalties

(1) Negligent violations

Any person who-

(A) negligently violates section 301, 302, 306, 307, 308, 311(b)(3), 318, or 405 of this title, or any permit condition or limitation implementing any of such sections in a permit issued under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or by a State, or any requirement imposed in a pretreatment program approved under section 402(a)(3) or 402(b)(8) of this title or in a permit issued under section 404 of this title by the Secretary of the Army or by a State; or                 (B) negligently introduces into a sewer system or into a publicly owned treatment works any pollutant or hazardous substance which such person knew or reasonably should have known could cause personal injury or property damage or, other than in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, or local requirements or permits, which causes such treatment works to violate any effluent limitation or condition in any permit issued to the treatment works under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or a State; shall be punished by a fine of not less than $2,500 nor more than $25,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or by both. If a conviction of a person is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person under this paragraph, punishment shall be by a fine of not more than $50,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment of not more than 2 years, or by both.                 

(2) Knowing violations

Any person who-

 (A) knowingly violates section 301, 302, 306, 307, 308, 311(b)(3), 318, or 405 of this title, or any permit condition or limitation implementing any of such sections in a permit issued under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or by a State, or any requirement imposed in a pretreatment program approved under section 402(a)(3) or 402(b)(8) of this title or in a permit issued under section 404 of this title by the Secretary of the Army or by a State; or                 (B) knowingly introduces into a sewer system or into a publicly owned treatment works any pollutant or hazardous substance which such person knew or reasonably should have known could cause personal injury or property damage or, other than in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, or local requirements or permits, which causes such treatment works to violate any effluent limitation or condition in a permit issued to the treatment works under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or a State; shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5,000 nor more than $50,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment for not more than 3 years, or by both. If a conviction of a person is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person under this paragraph, punishment shall be by a fine of not more than $100,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment of not more than 6 years, or by both.

Do you clean your filters onsite?

California Law states that you cannot clean filters or other items that contain grease in a dishwasher or sink, unless that dishwasher or sink is dedicated to cleaning grease equipment only.  The penalties for sharing the same dishwasher or sink to clean dishes and filters include California fines and jail time.

How often do you pump your grease trap?

60% to 70% of your grease trap fills with grease from your filters when you clean your filters onsite.   Using FilterShine filter exchange will reduce how often you must pump your grease trap.

We are located in San Diego, but we also service Orange County and Temecula.  This is called San Diego Grease Hood Filter Cleaning or San Diego Hood Filter Cleaning or San Diego Filter Cleaning.