§ 50.06  WASTE TRAP INTERCEPTORS AND SEPARATORS REQUIRED.
   (A)   Waste trap interceptors and separators.
      (1)   Required. All businesses manufacturing, generating, producing, utilizing, or otherwise discharging any prohibited substance must have a waste trap interceptor or separator. In businesses where there is no fats, oil, grease, and/or sand waste trap interceptor or separator, the owner is required to install such system for the proper discharge of wastewater containing prohibited substances when required by and pursuant to the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4714, the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Regional Administrator of the Metropolitan Council, or when the city determines such traps or separators are necessary.
      (2)   Maintain. Owners shall be required to maintain all waste trap interceptors and separators in an efficient operating condition at the owner's expense and periodically remove any accumulated residue.
      (3)   Report. Owners shall be required to submit an inspection maintenance report on a form provided by the city to the City Engineer on a quarterly basis to document when waste traps and separators are cleaned.
      (4)   Inspection. The city shall be permitted to enter and inspect all premises with businesses that may generate prohibited substances upon adoption of this section, and then as often as may be necessary to determine compliance with this section, provided the city gives 24 hours' advanced notice. However, in cases of emergency, the city shall be given immediate access.
         (a)   Owners shall allow the city access to the parts of the premises for the purposes of inspection.
         (b)   Unreasonable delays or refusal to allow the city access to a premises is a violation of this section.
         (c)   If the city has been refused access to any part of the premises and is able to demonstrate cause to believe that there may be a violation of this section, or that there is a need to inspect, or to protect the overall public health, safety and welfare of the community, then the city may seek issuance of an administrative search warrant.
      (5)   A person is considered to be in violation of this section if the owner fails to comply with any provision of this section, including but not limited to inspections, submission of inspection maintenance report forms, and maintenance.
   (B)   Enforcement. A violation of this section is a public nuisance subject to abatement and assessment, as provided in Chapter 94 of this code. The city may also issue an administrative citation pursuant to § 10.98.
(Ord. 19-02, passed 2-11-2019)