Chapter 12A LAND PRESERVATION
Section 12A-161 Definitions.
The following definitions apply to this article:
Accidental Discharge. A discharge prohibited by this article which
occurs by chance and
without planning or consideration prior to occurrence.
Best Management Practices (BMP). Activities, practices and procedures
to prevent or control
the discharge of pollutants directly or indirectly into the municipal storm drain system, waters of
the State and waters of the United States. BMPs include but are not limited to treatment facilities
to remove pollutants from storm waters; operating and maintenance procedures; facility
management practices to control runoff, spills or leaks of storm water, waste disposal, and
drainage from material storage; erosion and sediment control practices; the prohibition of
specific activities, practices and procedures; and such other provisions the city determines
appropriate for the control of pollutants.
Clean Water Act. The federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.
§ 1251 et seq.) and any
subsequent amendments thereto.
Contaminated. Containing a harmful quantity of any substance.
Contamination. The presence of or entry into the municipal separate
storm sewer system,
waters of the State or waters of the United States of any substance which may be deleterious to
the public health or quality of the water.
Director. The director of public works.
Discharge. Any addition or introduction of any pollutant, storm
water or any other substance
whatsoever into the municipal separate storm sewer system or into the waters of the state or
waters of the United States.
Discharger. Any person who causes, allows, permits or is otherwise
responsible for a
discharge including any operator of a construction site or industrial facility.
Enforcement official. Any person designated by the director to
enforce the provisions of this
Environmental Protection Agency or EPA. The United States Environmental
Agency or any duly authorized official of that agency.
Hearing officer. The director or a person designated by the director
to conduct hearings under
Illicit connections. An illicit connection is any drain or conveyance
not specifically allowed
by this article:
(1) Which allows a discharge;
(2) Which is connected to the storm drain system from
indoor drains and sinks regardless of
whether the drain or connection was previously allowed, permitted or approved by a
governmental agency; or
(3) Any drain or conveyance connected from a commercial
or industrial land use to the storm
drain system which has not been documented in plans, maps or equivalent records and approved
by the city.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. The system of conveyances
including roads with
drainage systems, city streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels or storm
drains owned and operated by the city and designed or used for collecting or conveying storm
water and which is not intended for collecting or conveying sewage.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The national
program for issuing,
modifying, revoking and reissuing, terminating, monitoring and enforcing permits, and imposing
and enforcing pretreatment requirements under Section 307, 402, 318 and 405 of the Federal
Clean Water Act.
Non-storm water discharge. Any discharge to the storm drain system
that is not composed
entirely of storm water.
Pollutant. Anything which causes or contributes to pollution. Pollutants
may include but are
not limited to paints, varnishes and solvents; oil and other automotive fluids; non-hazardous
liquid and solid wastes; yard wastes; refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter or other discarded or
abandoned objects, articles and accumulations that may cause or contribute to pollution;
floatables; pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; hazardous substances and wastes; sewage, fecal
coliform and pathogens; dissolved and particulate metals; animal wastes; wastes and residues
that result from constructing a building or structure, including but not limited to sediments,
slurries and concrete rinsates; and noxious or offensive matter of any kind.
Pollution. The human made or human induced alteration of the quality
of waters by waste to a
degree which unreasonably affects, or has the potential to unreasonably affect, the waters for
beneficial uses or the facilities which serve these beneficial uses.
Storm drain system. The municipal separate storm sewer system.
Storm water. Any flow occurring during or following any form of
natural precipitation and
resulting from such precipitation including snow melt.
Storm water pollution prevention plan. A document which describes
the best management
practices and activities to be implemented by a person or business to identify sources of pollution
or contamination at a site and the actions to eliminate or reduce pollutant discharges to storm
water, storm water conveyance systems, and receiving waters to the maximum extent practicable.
(Ord. No. 18297, § 1, 11-1-04)
(Ord. 18297, Added, 11/01/2004)