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(a) The purpose of this chapter is to establish technically feasible and economically reasonable storm water management standards in accordance with the Avon Lake Municipal Storm Water Program Manual to achieve a level of storm water quality and quantity control that will minimize damage to property and storm water assets along with degradation of water resources and will promote and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Avon Lake.
(b) This chapter requires individuals who disturb land or generate debris on land within the City to:
(1) Control storm water runoff from their property and ensure that all storm water management practices are properly designed, constructed, and maintained.
(2) Reduce water quality impacts to receiving water resources that may be caused by new development or redevelopment activities.
(3) Control the volume, rate, and quality of storm water runoff originating from their property so that surface water and ground water are protected while flooding, debris and erosion potential are not increased.
(4) Minimize the need to construct, repair, and replace subsurface storm drain systems and provide a healthy water resource.
(5) Preserve natural infiltration and ground water recharge, and maintain subsurface flow that replenishes water resources.
(6) Incorporate storm water quality and quantity controls into site planning and design at the earliest possible stage in the development process.
(7) Reduce the expense of maintenance or remedial projects needed to address problems caused by inadequate storm water management.
(8) Maximize use of storm water management practices that serve multiple purposes including, but not limited to, flood control, erosion control, fire protection, water quality protection, recreation, and habitat preservation.
(9) Design sites to minimize the number of stream crossings and the width of associated disturbance in order to minimize future expenses related to the maintenance and repair of stream crossings.
(10) Maintain, promote, and re-establish conditions necessary for naturally occurring stream processes that assimilate pollutants, attenuate flood flows, and provide a healthy water resource.
(c) This chapter shall apply to all work that shall disturb an area in excess of one acre and used or being developed, either wholly or partially, for new or relocated projects involving roads; subdivisions or larger common plans of development; industrial, commercial, institutional, or residential projects; building activities on farms; redevelopment activities; grading; and all other uses that are not specifically exempted in Section 1060.01.
(d) Public entities, including the State of Ohio, Lorain County, and the City of Avon Lake shall comply with this chapter for roadway projects initiated after the adoption of this chapter and, to the maximum extent practicable, for projects initiated before that time.
(e) This chapter does not apply to activities regulated by, and in compliance with, the Ohio Agricultural Sediment Pollution Abatement Rules.
(f) This chapter does not require a Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan for linear construction projects, such as pipeline or utility line installation, that do not result in the installation of impervious surface as determined by the Storm Water Manager. Such projects must be designed to minimize the number of stream crossings and the width of disturbance. Linear construction projects must comply with the requirements of Chapter 1058 Erosion and Sediment Control.
(g) This chapter does not apply to projects that disturb less than one acre in total area, and are repair or renovation of an existing roadway or improved site as determined by the Storm Water Program Manager.
(Ord. 88-2012. Passed 6-25-12; Ord. 26-2013. Passed 3-25-13.)