The ultimate goal of the Enforcement Response Plan is to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations as they relate to pretreatment standards and requirements.

Our primary concern in every enforcement situation is to correct the problem that caused the violation. The Pretreatment Program staff has developed an Enforcement Response Plan and Guide to assure that our response to any violation:

• Focuses on solving the problem that caused the violation
• Is conducted fairly and consistently
• Is taken in a timely fashion
• Recovers utility cost caused by the violation
• Removes any economic advantages

The enforcement response for any given violation will vary according to several factors. The violation’s magnitude and duration; any effect on the publicly owned treatment works or the receiving stream; any injury to personnel or the public, the compliance history of the business; and any good faith demonstrated by the offender are all accounted for when determining the most appropriate enforcement response for a violation.

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