Optimitation of the DeKalb County fats, oils, and grease management program
De Taboada, Dora D'Andrea
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The formal Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Management Program was optimized in order to increase the productivity by efficiently operating its current re-sources. Using the same number of inspectors and the same equipment, the number of establishments inspected per day and the total inspections per month were consider-ably increased. The Daily Planner was implemented as the tool to plan and to review the Inspectors’ daily activities. It helps the Inspectors meet their minimum daily inspection re-quirements. It also helps with the route optimization de-creasing travel time. The new zone distribution method will allow the Inspectors to rotate through all the zones as often as required. It warranties that all the FSEs in the County will be inspected at least once per quarter thus properly enforcing the DeKalb County Ordinance. Additional significant changes were implemented to improve the program productivity. A new database XC2 was integrated into the FOG Program. It helped im-prove proper data storage and management. The FOG Evaluation for new construction and remodeling was in-corporated to the County permitting software “Hansen”. The FOG Evaluation Check list was designed based on the Ordinance requirements. The incorporation to “Hansen” improved the customer service assistance since the cus-tomer submits all the requirements at once. The FOG Permit payment administration was changed in order to give more time to the Inspectors to perform FSE inspections. More changes will be applied to maximize the FOG Permit Renewal Payment.