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a. All grease capturing equipment shall be installed in accordance with this Article, any permits, authorizations, rules and regulations issued by the General Manager and the Department, and applicable City building codes and regulations.
b. Any Grease Removal Devices installed by a Food Service Establishment in accordance with the requirements of this Article shall conform to standards or guidelines deemed applicable by the General Manager or the Department.
c. Category 1 FOG Dischargers shall install a Grease Removal Device (or a Gravity Grease Interceptor) in accordance with the provisions of this Article within 60 days of notification by the General Manager, but in any event no later than July 1, 2013.
d. Category 2 FOG Dischargers shall install a Grease Removal Device (or a Gravity Grease Interceptor) in accordance with the provisions of this Article and within a time period specified by the Department when notification is given to the FSE, if one or more of the following conditions applies, as determined by the General Manager:
i. The pre-existing grease capturing equipment is not properly sized, properly installed, fully operational or properly maintained and serviced.
ii. The wastewater discharge from the FSE does not comply with the City's wastewater discharge limit for total recoverable oil and grease.
iii. The FSE is causing or contributing to grease accumulation problems in sewer laterals or sewer mains.
iv. Some or all of the fats, oils and grease waste containing discharge lines are not connected to pre-existing grease capturing equipment, and connecting these to pre-existing grease capturing equipment is not appropriate.
e. Category 3 or Category 4 FOG Dischargers that change operations to the extent that the FSE no longer meets the definition of a Category 3 or Category 4 FOG discharger, shall comply with the grease capturing equipment requirements of Category 1 or Category 2 FOG Dischargers, whichever is applicable, as determined by the General Manager.
f. Category 3 or Category 4 FOG Dischargers causing or contributing to grease accumulation problems in sewer laterals or sewer mains, as determined by the General Manager, shall comply with the grease capturing equipment requirements of Category 1 or Category 2 FOG Dischargers, whichever is applicable, as determined by the General Manager.
g. A Food Service Establishment may file a request to the General Manager for a variance from the Grease Removal Device installation requirements of this Article if the FSE can demonstrate that it is not feasible for a Grease Removal Device to be installed due to lack of physical space. The Food Service Establishment requesting such a variance shall bear the burden of demonstrating that the installation of a Grease Removal Device is not feasible. The determination as to whether a FSE qualifies for a variance for the reasons detailed in this subsection shall be at the sole discretion of the General Manager.
(Added by Ord. 18-11, File No. 101147, App 2/16/2011)