The City of Oceanside annually inspects high priority and medium priority commercial and industrial businesses. Facilities considered high threat to water quality will be inspected on an annual basis, whereas those businesses considered medium and low threat will be inspected as needed. Inspections are conducted without notice, however you may download the business inspection form (24 KB) in order to understand the areas the inspector will concentrate on during the visit.
The following types of businesses have been identified by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board as being a high threat to water quality. This classification was based on the type of activities performed and materials used for business operations.
Commercial and industrial businesses that have a greater potential to contribute to urban runoff pollution are considered a high priority. This designation comes from the types of materials used, wastes generated and housekeeping practices employed in the day-to-day activities of that business sector. However, if a business originally classified as a Low or Medium Priority has poor housekeeping practices and does not implement Best Management Practices to the satisfaction of City Staff, the business may be reclassified as a High Priority. The Oceanside Clean Water Program will annually inspect 100% of high priority businesses.