§ 13.00.100  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.  Schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures and other management practices to prevent or reduce the introduction of FOG to the sewer facilities.
   B.O.D. or BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND.  The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Centigrade (20°C), expressed in parts per million by weight.
   BUILDING.  A structure entirely separated from any other structure by a space or by walls by which there are no communicating doors or windows or similar openings.
   BUILDING DRAIN.  That part of the lowest piping of a drainage system which receives waste from inside the building and conveys it to the building sewer which begins ten (10) feet outside the building wall.
   BUILDING SEWER.  That part of the horizontal piping of a drainage system, which receives the discharge from a single building drain and conveys it directly to a public sewer, private sewer, or on-site sewage disposal system.
   CHANGE IN OPERATIONS.  Any change in the ownership, food types, or operational procedures that have the potential to increase the amount of FOG generated and/or discharged by FSEs in an amount that alone or collectively causes or creates a potential for SSOs to occur.
   CITY.  The City of Brea.
   CITY ENGINEER.  The City Engineer of the City of Brea or his or her designee.
   CITY MANAGER.  The City Manager of the City of Brea or his or her designee.
   CONNECTING SEWER.  That portion of the sewer system that extends from the “wye” or “tee” branch of the public sewer within public right-of-way or a public easement. CONNECTING SEWERS are owned by and the responsibility of the property owner, and NOT by the City of Brea.
   COUNTY.  The County of Orange.
   DISCHARGER.  Any person who discharges or causes a discharge of wastewater directly or indirectly to the sewer facilities.  DISCHARGER shall have the same meaning as USER.
   DISTRICT.  Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD).
   DOMESTIC SEPTAGE.  The liquid and solid material removed from a septic tank, cesspool, portable toilet, Type III marine sanitation device, or similar treatment works that receives only domestic wastewater.
   DOMESTIC WASTEWATER.  The liquid and solid waterborne wastes derived from the ordinary living processes of humans of such character as to permit satisfactory disposal, without special treatment, into the public sewer or by means of a private disposal system.
   FATS, OILS AND GREASE (FOG).  Any substance including vegetable, animal or other product that is used in, or is a by-product of the cooking or food preparation process, and that turns or may turn viscous or solidify with a change in temperature or other conditions.
   FATS, OILS AND GREASE CONTROL MANUAL or FOG CONTROL MANUAL.  The manual setting forth best management practices for FSEs, as approved by the City Manager.
   FIXTURE.  Any plumbing or sewer outlet requiring a trap or vent.
   FOG CONTROL PROGRAM.  A program required by and developed pursuant to § C.12(viii) of the sewer WDRs as part of the Sewer System Management Plan (“SSMP”) developed by the city.
   FOG WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT or DISCHARGE PERMIT.  A FOG wastewater discharge permit issued by the city pursuant to this article.
   FOOD FACILITY, FOOD FACILITIES, FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT or FSE.  “Facilities” defined in California Uniform Retail Food Facility Law (CURFFL), Cal. Health & Safety Code § 113785, and any commercial entity within the boundaries of the city, operating in a permanently constructed structure such as a room, building, or other place, or portion thereof, and maintained, used, or operated for the purpose of storing, preparing, serving, or manufacturing, packaging, or otherwise handling food for sale to other entities, or for consumption by the public, its members or employees, and which has any process or device that uses or produces FOG, or grease vapors, steam, fumes, smoke or odors that are required to be removed by a Type I or Type II hood, as defined in CURFFL.  A limited food preparation establishment is not considered a FSE when engaged only in reheating, hot holding or assembly of ready to eat food products and as a result, there is no wastewater discharge containing a significant amount of FOG.  A limited food preparation establishment does not include any operation that changes the form, flavor, or consistency of food.
   FOOD GRINDER.  Any device installed in the plumbing or sewer system for the purpose of grinding food waste or food preparation by-products for the purpose of disposing it into the sanitary sewer system.
   GARBAGE.  Solid wastes from the preparation, cooking, or dispensing of food, and from the handling, storing and sale of produce.
   GREASE CONTROL DEVICE.  Any grease interceptor, grease trap or other mechanism or equipment, which attaches to wastewater plumbing fixtures and lines, the purpose of which is to trap/collect FOG prior to it being discharged into the sanitary sewer system.
   GREASE DISPOSAL MITIGATION FEE.  A fee charged by the city to an owner/operator of a FSE when there are physical limitations to the property or structure that make the installation of the usual and customary grease interceptor for the FSE under consideration impossible.
   GREASE INTERCEPTOR. A multi-compartment device that is constructed in different sizes and is generally required to be located, according to the Uniform Plumbing Code, underground between a food facility and the connection to the sewer system. These devices primarily use gravity to separate FOG from the wastewater as it moves from one compartment to the next.
   GREASE TRAP.  A grease control device that is used to serve individual fixtures.
   HOUSE SEWER.  That portion of the horizontal piping extending from a point two (2) feet from the foundation wall of the building to its connection with the connecting sewer.  HOUSE SEWERS are owned by the property owner and NOT the City of Brea.
   INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER. All liquid-carried wastes and wastewater of the community, excluding domestic wastewater and domestic septage, and shall include all wastewater from any producing, manufacturing, processing, agricultural, or other operation.
   INSPECTOR.  A person authorized by the city to inspect any existing or proposed wastewater generation, conveyance, processing, and disposal facilities.
   INTERFERENCE.  Any discharge which, alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources, inhibits or disrupts the city’s sanitary sewer system, treatment processes or operations; or is a cause of violation of any NPDES permit or waste discharge requirements issued to the city, including but not limited to the sewer WDRs.
   LIMITED FOOD PREPARATION ESTABLISHMENTS.  Establishments engaged only in reheating, hot holding or assembly of ready to eat food products.  It does not include any operation that changes the form, flavor, or consistency of food.  For purposes of this article, a LIMITED FOOD PREPARATION ESTABLISHMENT is not considered to be a food facility.
   LOT.  Any piece or parcel of land as bounded, defined or shown upon the latest map, plan or deed recorded in the office of the County Recorder.
   MAIN SEWER.  A main pipe line sewer of the city laid in the streets, alleys, along rights-of-ways or within an easement provided for the collection of sewage from connecting sewers and conveying same to disposing plant, and provided with wye and tee branches for connecting sewers.
   MAJOR OPERATIONAL CHANGE.  A physical change or operational change of an FSE which causes or results in the generation of an amount of FOG that exceeds the current amount of FOG discharged to the sewer system by the FSE and which causes or creates a potential for interference with the sewer system or SSO.
   MANIFEST.  That receipt which is retained by the generator of wastes for disposing recyclable wastes or liquid wastes as required by the city.
   NATURAL OUTLET.  Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
   NEW CONSTRUCTION.  Any structure planned or under construction for which a sewer connection permit has not been issued.
   PERMITTEE.  A person who has received a permit to discharge wastewater into the city’s sewer facilities subject to the requirements and conditions established by the city.
   pH:  The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
   PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE.  The wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than one-eighth (1/8") inch in any dimension.
   PUBLIC SEWER.  A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have rights, and is controlled by public authority.
   REGULATORY AGENCY or REGULATORY AGENCIES.  Those agencies having regulatory jurisdiction over the operations of the city, including, but not limited to:
      1.   The United States Environmental Protection Agency;
      2.   The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB);
      3.   The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region (Santa Ana RWQCB);
      4.    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
      5.   The California State Office of Emergency Services.
      6.   The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD);
      7.   The Orange County Health Care Agency; and
      8.  The Orange County Public Works Department.
   REMODELING.  A physical change exceeding a cost of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to a food facility that requires a building permit, and involves any one (1) or combination of the following:
      1.   Under-slab plumbing in the food processing area;
      2.   A thirty percent (30%) increase in the net public seating area;
      3.   A thirty percent (30%) increase in the size of the kitchen area; or
      4.   Any change in the size or type of food preparation equipment.
   SANITARY SEWAGE.  The sewage discharging from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings, (including apartment houses and hotels), office buildings, factories or institutions.
   SANITARY SEWER.  A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface, and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
   SEWAGE.  Any combination of sanitary sewage and industrial wastes.
   SEWAGE WORKS.  All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
   SEWER LATERAL.  A building sewer (sanitary) as defined in the Uniform Plumbing Code.  It is the wastewater connection between the structure’s wastewater facilities and a public sewer system.  SEWER LATERALS between the main sewer line and the property being served by the lateral are owned by the property owner, and NOT by the City of Brea.
   SEWER SYSTEM or SEWER FACILITIES. Any and all facilities operated by the city and used for collecting, conveying, pumping, treating, and disposing of wastewater, sewage and sludge.
   SEWER WDRS.  The State General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems (State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-2003).
   SSOs.  Sanitary sewer overflows.
   SUSPENDED SOLIDS.  Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage, or other liquids; and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
   USER.  Any person who discharges or causes a discharge of wastewater directly or indirectly to a public sewer system. USER shall mean the same as DISCHARGER.
   WASTE.  Sewage and any and all other waste substances, liquid, solid, gaseous or radioactive, associated with human habitation or of human or animal nature, including such wastes placed within containers of whatever nature prior to and for the purpose of disposal.
   WASTEWATER.  The liquid- and water-carried wastes of the community and all constituents thereof, whether treated or untreated, discharged into or permitted to enter a public sewer.
   WASTEWATER CONSTITUENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS.  The individual chemical, physical, bacteriological, and other parameters, including volume and flow rate and such other parameters that serve to define, classify or measure the quality and quantity of wastewater.
   WATERCOURSE.  A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
   WATER MINIMIZATION PRACTICES.  Plans or programs intended to reduce or eliminate discharges to the sewer system or to conserve water, including, but not limited to, product substitutions, housekeeping practices, inventory control, employee education, and other steps as necessary to minimize wastewater produced.
(Ord. 1137, passed 4-20-10)