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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. Other terms contained in this subchapter shall have the meaning set forth in 327 I.A.C. 15.
AGRICULTURAL LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITY. Tillage, planting, cultivation or harvesting operations for the production of agricultural or nursery vegetative crops. The term also includes pasture renovation and establishment, the construction of agricultural conservation practices, and the installation and maintenance of agricultural drainage tile. For purposes of this subchapter, the term does not include land disturbing activities for the construction of agricultural related facilities, such as: barns; buildings to house livestock; roads associated with infrastructure; agricultural waste lagoons and facilities; lakes and ponds; wetlands; and other infrastructure.
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. An activity or structure that helps improve the quality of storm water runoff.
CERTIFIED CONTRACTOR. A person who has received training and is licensed by the state or other local agency to inspect and maintain erosion and sediment control practices and best management practices.
CLEARING. Any activity that removes the vegetative surface cover.
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY. Land disturbing activities and land disturbing activities associated with the construction of infrastructure and structures. This term does not include routine ditch or road maintenance or minor landscaping projects.
CONSTRUCTION PLAN. A representation of a project site and all activities associated with the project. The plan includes the location of the project site, buildings and other infrastructure, grading activities, schedules for implementation, and other pertinent information related to the project site. A storm water pollution prevention plan is a part of the CONSTRUCTION PLAN.
(1) Any person financially responsible for construction activity; or
(2) An owner of property who sells or leases, or offers for sale or lease, any lots in a subdivision.
EROSION. The detachment and movement of soil, sediment or rock fragments by water, wind, ice or gravity.
EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURE. A practice, or a combination of practices, to control erosion and resulting sedimentation.
EROSION CONTROL. A measure that prevents erosion.
GRADING. The cutting and filling of the land surface to a desired slope or elevation.
LAND DISTURBANCE or LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITY. Any human-made change of the land surface, including removing vegetative cover that exposes the underlying soil, excavating, filling, transporting and grading.
MEASURABLE STORM EVENT. A precipitation event that results in a total measured precipitation accumulation equal to, or greater than, one-half-inch of rainfall.
NOTICE OF INTENT LETTER or NOI. A written notification indicating a person’s intention to comply with the terms of a specified general permit rule in lieu of applying for an individual NPDES permit and includes information as required under 327 I.A.C. 15-3 and the applicable general permit rule.
PROJECT SITE. The entire area on which construction activity is to be performed.
PROJECT SITE OWNER. The person required to submit the NOI letter under 327 I.A.C. 15 and required to comply with the terms of Rule 5 and this subchapter, including either of the following: a developer; or a person who has financial and operational control of construction activities and project plans and specifications, including the ability to make modifications to those plans and specifications.
RULE 5. 327 I.A.C. 15-5.
SEDIMENT. Solid material (both mineral and organic) that is in suspension, is being transported, or has been moved from its place of origin by air, water, gravity or ice and has come to rest on the earth’s surface.
SEDIMENT CONTROL. Measures that prevent eroded sediment from leaving a project site.
SOIL. The unconsolidated mineral and organic material on the surface of the earth that serves as the natural medium for the growth of plants.
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT or SWCD. A political subdivision established under I.C. 14-32.
STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN or SWPPP. A plan developed to minimize the impact or storm water pollution resulting from construction and post-construction activities. The plan indicates the specific measures and sequencing to be used to control sediment, soil erosion and other construction site wastes during and after construction.
STORM WATER QUALITY MEASURE. A practice, or a combination of practices, to control or minimize pollutants associated with storm water run-off.
SUBDIVISION. Any land that is divided or proposed to be divided into lots, whether contiguous or subject to zoning requirements, for the purpose of sale or lease as part of a larger common plan of development or sale.
TECHNICAL REVIEW AND COMMENT FORM. A form issued by the Building Department stating that the erosion and sediment control plan is adequate or stating revisions needed in the erosion and sediment control plan and storm water pollution prevention plan.
TRAINED INDIVIDUAL. An individual who is trained and experienced in the principles of storm water quality, including erosion and sediment control as may be demonstrated by state registration, professional certification, experience or completion of course work that enable the individual to make judgments regarding storm water control or treatment and monitoring.
(Ord. 2005-1, passed 1-11-2005)