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(A) Every FSE is required at the time of construction, remodel, and/or change in operations to install, operate and maintain a grease interceptor necessary to maintain compliance with the objectives of this chapter, subject to the waiver provisions of section 7-5-13 of this chapter. The grease interceptor installed shall be adequate to separate and remove FOG contained in wastewater from the FSE prior to discharge to the public sewer system as determined by the most current edition of the California plumbing code. Fixtures, equipment and drain lines located in the food preparation and cleanup areas of an FSE shall be connected to the grease interceptor. Dishwashers shall not be connected to the grease interceptor.
(B) Compliance shall be established as follows:
1. New Construction Of FSEs: New construction of any FSE shall include complete installation of a grease interceptor prior to commencing discharges of wastewater to the public sewer, unless a waiver is obtained in accordance with section 7-5-13 of this chapter.
2. Existing FSEs:
(a) Any existing FSE, which has caused or contributed to grease related blockage in the public sewer, has one or more sewer laterals connected to pipelines on the city's "hot spot" list and/or has contributed significant FOG to the public sewer, shall be deemed to have reasonable potential to adversely impact the public sewer and shall be required to install a grease interceptor within one hundred eighty (180) days following issuance of written notification by the director.
(b) Any existing FSE or FSE that changes ownership or that undergoes remodeling and/or a "change in operations", as defined in this chapter, shall be required to install a grease interceptor or to obtain a waiver in accordance with section 7-5-13 of this chapter. (Ord. 1646, 5-8-2012)