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Yes. Once violations have been corrected, a follow-up inspection will be scheduled to ensure they have been properly addressed.
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The inspection will focus mostly on outdoor areas however, certain indoor areas will also be inspected.
A qualified representative of your business/site. This is usually an owner or manager who has access to and knowledge of your site and operations.
Typically, once every five years. Certain types of businesses/sites presenting greater risks for impacting stormwater may require more frequent inspections. Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) complaints made against any business/site may also necessitate additional inspections.
No. The goal of Source Control is not to issue fines or penalties, but to work with you to remediate any shortfalls. The program is new to everyone therefore, informing, educating, and providing technical assistance to businesses/sites is our primary objective.
If Source Control violations are identified during the initial inspection, you will be issued a Notice of Correction along with a timeline to implement those corrections. Repeated refusal to properly address violations or work with City officials, however, may lead to fines and penalties being imposed, per WWAPHII (S5.C.8.iv) and PAMC 13.63.275.
This is TBD (to be determined).
Source Control inspections are mandatory, more extensive, and require more preparation and inspection time. PPA inspections are free, voluntary inspections focusing more closely on hazardous waste labeling, storage, disposal, etc. Both inspections are designed to help businesses/sites reduce their polluting impact to our local waterbodies and environment.