FOG PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
For cities/utilities that are interested in developing a FOG control program, we can provide the following services:
SURVEYING OTHER FOG PROGRAMS
Provides a review of other FOG programs to see what's new, what's changed, what's working and what's not working. This information is used to support the FOG program elements incorporated in a new FOG program.
CHARACTERIZING FOG SOURCES
Involves determining the cause of FOG blockages and the upstream sources of the FOG. Identifying the major sources of FOG will result in a more effective utilization of municipal resources when developing a FOG Control Program.
UNDERSTANDING REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
Entails researching regulatory requirements and identifying the legal framework for program development and implementation.
ESTABLISHING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
Involves identifying municipal agency structure and potential funding sources.
DEVELOPING THE FOG CONTROL PROGRAM
Entails developing the overall FOG Control Program for FSEs; including selection of an approach for regulating the facilities (e.g., permits, incentives, or education), establishing FOG handling and disposal practices, developing a database and establishing an operating budget. This step provides all of the draft documents necessary in adopting a FOG Control Program.
Involves identification of the appropriate method to educate FSE operators and the public. These activities may entail establishing the outreach focus, arranging of stakeholder meetings, providing BMP information, and circulating educational materials.
INSPECTING FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS
This step includes information on developing inspection methods to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and to establish proper FOG handling and disposal procedures.