What is Muncie’s FOG Ordinance?
The FOG (fats, oils, and grease) Ordinance, Chapter 53 of the City Code, was passed February 7, 2011 by the Muncie City Council to establish guidelines and regulations to reduce fats, oils, and grease from entering the Muncie sanitary sewers.
Who does the FOG Ordinance affect?
Muncie’s FOG Ordinance will apply to all new and existing users who either produce or have the capacity to produce and discharge animal and/or plant grease material into the Muncie sanitary sewers. This may include restaurants, schools and churches with cafeterias, ice cream shops, hospitals, membership lodges or clubs, and more. This ordinance does not apply to residential homes.
What will be expected of affected parties by Muncie’s FOG Ordinance?
Our goal is to reduce blockages and other problems in our sewers associated with oil and grease. To do this, we need your cooperation. All food service establishments must apply for and receive a permit to discharge to the Muncie Sanitary District sewers. Your permit may mean you will need to install an outdoor, underground grease interceptor, place grease traps under all sinks, and/or implement various Best Management Practices. That determination will be made after you have returned your completed permit application and an inspection is completed on your establishment.
Will I be assessed a fee for a permit?
No. There are no fees for applying for and receiving a permit. However, your permit may require you to install and operate grease interceptors and/or grease traps, and/or implement “best management practices” to reduce the amount of grease that enters the sewers. These costs will be the responsibility of the user.
Will anyone be contacting me concerning Muncie’s FOG Ordinance?
If you are a new facility, you must first receive a permit before discharging any wastewater to the MSD sewers. An application is available here: FOG Permit Application
Where can I find Muncie’s FOG Ordinance?
Electronic copies of Muncie’s Food Establishment Ordinance are availble below:
Where Can I Find FOG Related Documents?
FOG General Permit 2017-001 – The current General Permit which became effective on January 1st, 2017 and will expire December 31st, 2021. A new Discharge Application must be completed and submitted by all food service establishments to be covered under this permit.
FOG General Permit 2022-001 -The upcoming General Permit which will become effective on January 1st, 2022 and will expire December 31st, 2026. A new Discharge Application must be completed and submitted by all food service establishments to be covered under this permit.
FOG Permit Application – This application must be completed and submitted by all food service establishments. This application is currently effective and will expire December 31st, 2021.
FOG Permit Application (2022 Renewal) -This application must be completed and submitted by all food service establishments. This application is for coverage under the FOG General Permit 2022-001 which will become effective January 1st, 2022. Establishments currently covered by the FOG General Permit 2017-001 will need to fill out this application if they intend to operate beyond 2021.
Grease Interceptor Guidelines – Guidelines for the design of all new in-ground grease interceptors.