Section 12A-191 Best management practices.

    (a)    The City Council may, by ordinance, adopt standards identifying best management practices (BMP) for any activity, operation or facility which may cause or contribute to pollution of storm water, the storm drain system, waters of the state or waters of the United States.  These standards shall be on file in the office of the director.  It shall be unlawful for any person undertaking any activity or owning or operating any facility subject to such standards to fail to comply with the standards.

    (b)    The owner or operator of a commercial or industrial establishment shall provide reasonable protection from accidental discharge of prohibited materials or other wastes into the municipal separate storm sewer system or water courses through the use of structural and non-structural BMPs.  Any person responsible for property which is or may be the source of an illicit discharge may be required to implement additional structural and non-structural BMPs to prevent further discharge.  Compliance with all terms and conditions of a valid NPDES permit authorizing the discharge of storm water associated with industrial activity to the extent practicable shall be deemed in compliance with provisions of this section.  These BMPs shall be a part of the storm water pollution prevention plan as necessary for compliance with the requirements of the NPDES permit.

(Ord. No. 18297, § 1, 11-1-04)


(Ord. 18297, Added, 11/01/2004)