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Did You Know?

FATS, OIL & GREASE (FOG)

CONTROL PROGRAM UPDATE

• All food service establishments (e.g., restaurants, cafeterias, bakeries, coffee shops, juice bars, etc.) MUST have a current Grease Discharge Operating Permit (GDO) issued by DERM.

• All GDOs MUST have a Grease Trap.

• All Grease Traps MUST be maintained and in good working order.

• All indoor Grease Traps MUST be cleaned every month or more frequently to prevent grease discharges to the sanitary sewer system.

• All outdoor gravity Grease Traps MUST be cleaned every 90 days or more frequently to prevent grease discharges to the sanitary sewer system.

• Cleaning a Grease Trap includes pumping ALL wastewater and waste (FOG, settled solids, etc.) from the system to a truck licensed by DERM to haul and dispose waste at an approved facility. Skimming, decanting or putting any wastewater or waste back in the system is prohibited.

• Utilizing an unlicensed hauler is PROHIBITED licensed haulers MUST exhibit a DERM DECAL with the current year.

• Not properly/completely cleaning a grease trap as mandated above (or your GDO Permit) will result in the issuance of a ticket or other enforcement action by DERM.

NOTE: Paragraph 19(a) of the New Consent Decree (Case 1:12-cv-22200-FAM) requires Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources to continue implementing the existing FOG Control Program as an enforceable obligation under the new Consent Decree while developing a new FOG Control Ordinance to minimize Sanitary Sewer Overflows and thereby safeguard the public health, safety and welfare.