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(a) Whenever the City finds that a person has violated a prohibition or failed to meet a requirement of this chapter, the City will initially request compliance with this chapter by issuing a voluntary compliance notice. Such a notice will contain the following information:
(1) A description of the discharge/connection that is in violation of this chapter;
(2) A description of the appropriate action to take to correct the violation;
(3) Deadline date to complete the corrective action; and
(4) Notice that failure to correct the violation prior to the deadline date will result in the issuance of a notice of violation - a legally enforceable citation compelling the offender to take action.
(b) If the deadline date contained in the voluntary compliance notice passes without satisfactory abatement of the violation, then the City shall issue a notice of violation to the responsible person. Such notice may require without limitation:
(1) The performance of monitoring, analysis, and reporting;
(2) The elimination of illicit connections or discharges;
(3) That violating discharges, practices, or operations shall cease and desist;
(4) The abatement or remediation of storm water pollution or contamination hazards and the restoration of any affected property;
(5) Payment of a fine to cover administrative and remediation costs; and
(6) The implementation of source control or treatment Best Management Practices (BMPs). The technical details of such BMPs are discussed in the Stormwater Management Technical Reference Manual (TRM).
(c) If abatement of a violation or restoration of affected property is required, the notice shall set forth a deadline within which such remediation or restoration must be completed. Said notice shall further advise that, should the violator fail to remediate or restore within the established deadline, the work will be done by the City or a contractor and the expense thereof shall be charged to the violator.
(Ord. 03-08. Passed 3-18-08.)