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EEC FOG Inspection Services and FOG Regulations

Inspection Services

EEC Environmental (EEC) has provided Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) control program services to a City since 2008. EEC inspects food service establishments (FSEs) within the City to ensure conformance with the City’s FOG regulations, ensure the proper use and maintenance of grease interceptor devices, and ensure conformance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater discharge requirements as a follow-up to initial inspections conducted by the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA).

The OCHCA provides EEC with monthly reports that indicate which facilities violated the NPDES regulations during the preceding inspection, and EEC then performs a follow-up inspection to ensure that facility has corrected the violation. EEC also manages inspection schedules and ensures that the City is meeting the inspection requirements established in the City’s Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP).

EEC also assists the City with facility plan review and approval. EEC ensures that each facility’s plans comply with the City’s requirements and that each facility includes adequate FOG control measures in their building plans (e.g., the installation of a grease interceptor).