What are the penalties for noncompliance?

A Notice of Violation (NOV) is issued if the noncompliance has likely not resulted in impairment to the sewer system, such as a recordkeeping issue. There is no fee or fine connected the first NOV. An administrative citation may accompany the NOV for likely discharge of FOG to the sewer and for repeat violations. Follow-up inspection fees may also apply. There are other enforcement remedies available for chronic violations. 

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1. Who Needs a Waste Discharge Permit?
2. Why these facilities?
3. Why a permit?
4. What does the permit cover?
5. How do I know if I need to install or upgrade a pretreatment system?
6. When can I anticipate an inspection?
7. Doesn’t the county health department already inspect for compliance with sewer discharge requirements?
8. Will the permit change the way inspection and enforcement is conducted?
9. What are the penalties for noncompliance?
10. Is the sewer permit program new?
11. Are there fees associated with the permit?
12. How do I apply for the permit?
13. Who do I talk to for information and assistance with this program?