Determine the nature of code violations
and actions to be taken, and issue written notices of violation; participate in
enforcement hearings as necessary.
Examine permits, licenses,
applications, and records to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local
regulations and ordinances.
Research federal categorical
determination of a business and develop relevant waste discharge permit.
Prepare, organize, and maintain
Interview individuals to determine
the nature of suspected violations and to obtain evidence of violations.
Prepare written, oral, tabular, and
graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulations, including enforcement
and chain-of-custody documentation.
Perform follow-up actions in cases
where violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports.
Investigate complaints and
suspected violations regarding illegal dumping, pollution, or hazardous
Inspect waste pretreatment,
treatment, and disposal facilities and systems for conformance with Federal, State,
and local regulations.
Inform individuals and groups of
pollution control regulations and inspection findings, and explain how problems
can be corrected.
Determine sampling locations and
methods, and collect water or wastewater samples for analysis, preserving
samples with appropriate containers and preservation methods.
Verify that hazardous chemicals are
handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with regulations.
Research and keep informed of
pertinent information and developments in areas such as EPA laws and regulations.
Determine which sites and violation
reports to investigate, and coordinate compliance and enforcement activities
with other government agencies.
Observe and record field
conditions, gathering, interpreting, and reporting data such as flow meter
readings and chemical levels.
Analyze and implement Federal,
State and local requirements as necessary to maintain approved pretreatment,
pollution prevention, and storm water runoff programs.
Analyze laboratory reports and
document compliance with local limits and categorical limits.
Learn and observe proper safety
precautions, rules, regulations, and practices so that unsafe conditions can be
recognized and proper safety protocols implemented.
Evaluate label information for
accuracy and conformance with regulatory requirements.
Research and perform calculations
related to discharge volumes, production-based and alternative limits, and
wastewater strength classifications, then make recommendations and complete
Inform health professionals,
property owners, business owners, and the public about harmful properties and
related problems of water pollution and contaminated wastewater.
Participate in the development of
hazardous waste rules and regulations, and recommend corrective actions for
hazardous waste problems.
Maintain and calibrate equipment
Respond to questions and inquiries,
including those concerning service charges and fees, referring them to the appropriate
resource when necessary.