Law:Division 12.4. Grease Trap And Grease Interceptor Waste (California)

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Ca Codes (prc:16050-16053) Public Resources Code Section 16050-16053



16050. For purposes of this division, "grease waste hauler" means a transporter of inedible kitchen grease subject to the registration requirements in Section 19310 of the Food and Agricultural Code.


16051. (a) A grease waste hauler shall not remove grease from a grease trap or grease interceptor unless the hauler removes all grease, greasy liquid, water, and solids from the grease trap or grease interceptor each time of removal. (b) Subdivision (a) does not require a grease interceptor or grease trap to be cleaned of de minimus residue that cannot be removed by normal procedures, including, but not limited to, pumping or other cleaning, or residue resulting from systems that have continuous flow.


16052. A violation of this division may only be enforced against a grease waste hauling company and shall not be enforced against an employee of the grease waste hauler.


16053. (a) A grease waste hauler who violates this division shall be subject to a civil penalty, for the first violation, in an amount that does not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000). (b) A grease waste hauler who violates this division, for a second or subsequent violation, shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount that does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000). (c) A grease waste hauler who violates this division may also be subject to any further equitable remedy, as determined by the court. (d) The civil penalties collected pursuant to this division shall be apportioned as follows: (1) Fifty percent shall be deposited in the Environmental Enforcement and Training Account established pursuant to Section 14303 of the Penal Code, and used for purposes of Title 13 (commencing with Section 14300) of Part 4 of the Penal Code. (2) Fifty percent to the local health officer or other local public officer or agency that investigated the matter that led to bringing the action.


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