Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Charter, Code and Policies

City of Portland

GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000

EMAIL: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

More Contact Info

Subscribe to RSS feed

Most Recent

View More

ENB-4.15 - BES Enforcement Program Administrative Rules

BES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureau of Environmental Services Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
ARB-ENB-4.15

 
Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules  (PDF Document, 134 kb). What follows is the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the administrative rules:
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1.
Applicability
2.
Purpose
3.
Definitions
4.
Regulatory Authority
5.
Violation Investigations
6.
Violation Classification
7.
Enforcement Tools
8.
Penalties and Cost Recovery
9.     
Administrative Review 
10.
Appeals
 

These are the administrative rules for the Bureau of Environmental Services Enforcement Program.

 

1.  Applicability

These rules describe Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) procedures for assessing violations of Portland City Code (PCC) provisions, administrative rules and permits related to the following:

A.  Stormwater Management Manual [Portland Policy Document (PPD) item ENB-4.01]

B.  Sanitary Discharges and Pretreatment Program (PPD item ENB-4.03)

C.  Sewer Development Services Program (PPD item ENB-4.07)

D.  The Septage Hauler Program (PPD item ENB-4.12)

E.  Stormwater Discharge Program (PPD item ENB-4.13)

F.  Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manual (PPD item ENB-4.14)

G.  BES Public Works Enforcement (PPD item ENB-4.22)

H.  Fats, Oils and Grease Removal Program (PPD item ENB-4.26)

I.  BES Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program (PPD item ENB-4.30), and

J.  Maintenance Inspection Program (PPD item ENB-4.31)

2.  Purpose

These rules establish BES’s decision-making criteria for assessing violations and penalties and the process for appealing enforcement actions and associated penalties, including administrative review and appeal to the City Code Hearings Officer. These rules support the following City program goals:

A.  Facilitate and ensure compliance with relevant BES codes, rules and policies;

B.  Prevent harm to human health, public safety, the environment, and City assets;

C.  Facilitate and ensure immediate response actions to stop violations and limit impacts;

D.  Deter future violations;

E.  Maintain City compliance with all state and federal environmental regulations, programs, and permits; and

F.  Conduct enforcement in a fair, equitable, and appropriate manner.

 
 

HISTORY
 
Adopted by the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services March 15, 2007.
Filed in PPD March 15, 2007.
Amended rules adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services September 20, 2013.
Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services January 8, 2015.