Enforcement Response Plan (ERP)

Enforcement Response Plan (PDF)

The ultimate goal of the Enforcement Response Plan (ERP) is to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations as they relate to pretreatment standards and requirements. It was updated by Industrial Wastewater Control staff in response to the Dental Amalgam Rule (40 CFR 441), received by the NC Division of Water Resources on January 13, 2020 and subsequently approved.

Our primary concern in every enforcement situation is to correct the problem that caused the violation. We 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

Enforcement Response Factors

The enforcement response for any given violation will vary according to several factors including:

  • The violation’s magnitude and duration
  • Any effect on the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) or the receiving stream
  • Any injury to personnel or the public, the compliance history of the business
  • 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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