EPA Regulations for Cleaning Filters
Clean Water Act, Section 308 Inspections
(a) State enforcement; compliance orders
The Administrator is authorized to commence a civil action for appropriate relief, including a permanent or temporary injunction, for any violation for which he is authorized to issue a compliance order under subsection (a) of this section. Any action under this subsection may be brought in the district court of the United States for the district in which the defendant is located or resides or is doing business, and such court shall have jurisdiction to restrain such violation and to require compliance. Notice of the commencement of such action shall be given immediately to the appropriate State.

What does this mean?
Due to rising violators of "The Clean Water Act", our Federal EPA offices have now released authority to State and Local Jurisdictions to enforce fines upon violators!  

What does this mean for your Facility?
Now a local inspector will be monitoring your facility's compliance
What we do...
Criminal Penalties
(1) Negligent violations

Any person who -

(A) negligently violates section 301, 302, 306, 307, 308, 311(b)(3), 318, or 405 of this title, or any permit condition or limitation implementing any of such sections in a permit issued under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or by a State, or any requirement imposed in a pretreatment program approved under section 402(a)(3) or 402(b)(8) of this title or in a permit issued under section 404 of this title by the Secretary of the Army or by a State; or

(B) negligently introduces into a sewer system or into a publicly owned treatment works any pollutant or hazardous substance which such person knew or reasonably should have known could cause personal injury or property damage or, other than in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, or local requirements or permits, which causes such treatment works to violate any effluent limitation or condition in any permit issued to the treatment works under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or a State; shall be punished by a fine of not less than $2,500 nor more than $25,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or by both. If a conviction of a person is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person under this paragraph, punishment shall be by a fine of not more than $50,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment of not more than 2 years, or by both.

(2) Knowing violations

Any person who -

(A) knowingly violates section 301, 302, 306, 307, 308, 311(b)(3), 318, or 405 of this title, or any permit condition or limitation implementing any of such sections in a permit issued under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or by a State, or any requirement imposed in a pretreatment program approved under section 402(a)(3) or 402(b)(8) of this title or in a permit issued under section 404 of this title by the Secretary of the Army or by a State; or

(B) knowingly introduces into a sewer system or into a publicly owned treatment works any pollutant or hazardous substance which such person knew or reasonably should have known could cause personal injury or property damage or, other than in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, or local requirements or permits, which causes such treatment works to violate any effluent limitation or condition in a permit issued to the treatment works under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or a State; shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5,000 nor more than $50,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment for not more than 3 years, or by both. If a conviction of a person is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person under this paragraph, punishment shall be by a fine of not more than $100,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment of not more than 6 years, or by both.
Knowing endangerment
(A) General rule

Any person who knowingly violates section 301, 302, 303, 306, 307, 308, 311(b)(3), 318, or 405 of this title, or any permit condition or limitation implementing any of such sections in a permit issued under section 402 of this title by the Administrator or by a State, or in a permit issued under section 404of this title by the Secretary of the Army or by a State, and who knows at that time that he thereby places another person in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury, shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $250,000 or imprisonment of not more than 15 years, or both. A person which is an organization shall, upon conviction of violating this subparagraph, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000,000. If a conviction of a person is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person under this paragraph, the maximum punishment shall be doubled with respect to both fine and imprisonment.
I have my Facility staff cleaning my filters!

Having your employees servicing your filters, you are increasing your risks of overflow of your grease trap into the sewage system. This poses many risks and penalties!

High pollution fines
Clean Water Act Violations

Please read the following verdict against a restaurant owner who was not aware of his grease trap overflowing
North Andover —
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $4,600 penalty to Ramandeep, Inc. of North Andover for violations of the Massachusetts Clean Water Act and the MassDEP Surface Water Discharge Permit regulations that occurred at the BollyWood Grill in Shrewsbury.

Following up on a citizen complaint about improper discharges to Lake Quinsigamond in October 2009, MassDEP personnel observed evidence of illicit discharges of fat, oils and grease from the restaurant’s grease trap that had entered a municipal storm drain connected to Tilly Brook, a tributary to Lake Quinsigamond. MassDEP initially issued a Unilateral Administrative Order to Ramandeep, requiring that it take immediate measures to cease further illicit discharges to local surface waters.

Under the terms of a consent order with MassDEP, Ramandeep will implement a program of regular inspection, pump out the restaurant grease trap in accordance with a schedule approved by the town of Shrewsbury and ensure that restaurant employees are trained on the proper disposal of fats, oil and grease.

“Proper handling and disposal of restaurant wastes is one component in controlling illicit discharges of pollutants to our surface waters,” said Martin Suuberg, director of MassDEP’s Central Regional Office in Worcester. “This action is one example of MassDEP’s efforts to work with citizens and local communities to stop illegal discharges that can cause significant harm to our water bodies.”

MassDEP is responsible for ensuring clean air and water, safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
Summary of this information
Not knowing will cost you money!

Knowing will cost you even more money!

By using FIlterShine you will be promoting a safe solution for responsible disposal of grease and recycling of water!

All of our facility's use a recycling system that is not lined into a water treatment plant or community sewage. Our systems recycle the water it uses and grease is contained and disposed of in accordance to Local and Federal EPA regulations.
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