Enforcement

1990 amendments to the General Pretreatment Regulations require each POTW to develop an Enforcement Response Plan (ERP).   In order to obtain EPA and State approval, A program must have an ERP which is authorized by the approved pretreatment program.

Enforcement Response Plans

  1. Help maintain consistent enforcement actions.
  2. Prevent politics from interfering with enforcement actions.
  3. Provide a step by step escalating enforcement.

Levels Of Violations

  • Level A – least serious
  • Level B
  • Level C
  • Level D
  • Level E – most serious