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(a) Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan. The Construction Site Conservation Plan developed to meet this regulation will be coordinated and combined with the Riparian and Wetland Setback Plan and the Post-Construction Water Quality Plan that are developed for the same site. These plans will be titled and numbered in one consecutive sequence to make a Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan for the site. The Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan so developed will serve as the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) required by Ohio EPA as part of the NPDES Storm Water Permit for General Construction.
(b) Purpose: The purpose and intent of this regulation is to establish consistent technically feasible and operationally practical standards to achieve a level of storm water management, and erosion and sediment control that will minimize damage to public and private property and the degradation of water resources, and will promote and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Community.
This regulation further intends, but is not limited, to:
(1) Allow development while minimizing increases in downstream flooding, erosion, and sedimentation.
(2) Reduce damage to receiving water resources and drainage systems that are caused by new development or redevelopment activities.
(3) Control storm water runoff resulting from soil disturbing activities.
(4) Assure that development site owners control the volume and rate of storm water runoff originating from their property so that surface water and ground water are protected, soil erosion is controlled, and flooding potential is not increased.
(5) Preserve to the maximum extent practicable the natural drainage characteristics of the building site and minimize the need to construct, repair, and replace enclosed storm drain systems.
(6) Preserve to the maximum extent practicable natural infiltration and groundwater recharge, and maintain subsurface flow that replenishes water resources, wetlands, and wells.
(7) Assure that storm water controls are incorporated into site planning and design at the earliest possible stage.
(8) Prevent unnecessary stripping of vegetation and loss of soil, especially adjacent to water resources and wetlands.
(9) Reduce the need for costly maintenance and repairs to roads, embankments, sewage systems, ditches, water resources, wetlands, and storm water management practices that are the result of inadequate soil erosion, sediment and storm water control.
(10) Reduce the long-term expense of remedial projects needed to address problems caused by inadequate storm water, erosion and sediment control.
(11) Require the construction of storm water management practices that serve multiple purposes including flood control, soil erosion and sediment control, and require water quality protection; and encourage such practices that promote recreation and habitat preservation.
(12) Ensure that all storm water management, soil erosion and sediment control practices are properly designed, constructed, and maintained.
(c) Scope. This chapter applies to development areas having new or relocated projects involving highways, underground cables, pipelines, subdivisions, industrial projects, commercial projects, building activities on farms, redevelopment of urban areas and all other land uses not specifically exempted. This chapter does not apply to:
(1) Land disturbing activities related to producing agricultural crops or Silviculture operations regulated by the Ohio Agricultural Sediment Pollution Abatement Rules (1501: 15-3-01 to 1501: 15-3-09 of the Ohio Administrative Code) and existing at the time of passage of this regulation.
(2) Coal surface mining operations regulated by Chapter 1513 of the Ohio Revised Code and existing at the time of passage of this regulation.
(3) Other surface mining operations regulated by Chapter 1514 of the Ohio Revised Code and existing at the time of passage of this regulation.
(Ord. 2011-4. Passed 1-3-11.)