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For the purposes of this chapter, the following shall mean:
(a) “City Service Director” includes the City Service Director and employees or designees of the Director of Public Service of the City.
(b) “City Engineer” includes the City Engineer and employees, agents or designees of the City Engineer.
(c) “Best Management Practices (BMPs)” means schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, general good housekeeping practices, pollution prevention and educational practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants directly or indirectly to storm water, receiving waters, or storm water conveyance systems. BMPs also include treatment practices, operating procedures, and practices to control site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or water disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage.
(d) “Clean Water Act” means the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.), and any subsequent amendments thereto.
(e) “Construction activity” means activities subject to NPDES construction permits. These include construction projects resulting in land disturbance of one acre or more. Such activities include, but are not limited to, clearing and grubbing, grading, excavating, and demolition.
(f) “Hazardous materials” means any material, including any substance, waste, or combination thereof which, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause, or significantly contribute to, a substantial present or potential hazard to human health, safety, property, or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed.
(g) “Illegal discharge” means any direct or indirect non-storm water discharge to the storm drain system, except as exempted in Section 319.07(b).
(h) “Illicit connections”. An illicit connection is defined as either of the following: Any drain or conveyance, whether on the surface or subsurface, which allows an illegal discharge to enter the storm drain system, including, but not limited to, any conveyances which allow any non-storm water discharge including sewage, process wastewater and wash water to enter the storm drain system, and any connections to the storm drain system from indoor drains and sinks, regardless of whether said drain or connection had been previously allowed, permitted, or approved by the City Engineer or any drain or conveyance connected from a commercial or industrial land use to a storm drain system which has not been documented in plans, maps or equivalent records and/or approved by an authorized enforcement agency.
(i) “Industrial activity” means activities subject to NPDES industrial permits as defined in 40 CFR, Section 122.26(b)(14).
(j) “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water discharge permit” means a permit issued by EPA (or by a state under authority delegated pursuant to 33 U.S.C. §1342(b)) that authorizes the discharge of pollutants to waters of the United States, whether the permit is applicable on an individual, group or general area-wide basis.
(k) “Non-storm water discharge” means any discharge to the storm drain system that is not composed entirely of storm water.
(l) “Person” means any individual, association, organization, partnership, firm, corporation or other entity recognized by law and acting as either the owner or the owner’s agent.
(m) “Pollutant” means anything which causes or contributes to pollution. Pollutants may include, but are not limited to, the following: paints, varnishes, and solvents; oil and other automotive fluids; non-hazardous liquid and solid wastes and yard wastes; refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter, or other discarded or abandoned objects, so that the same may cause or contribute to pollution; floatables; pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers; hazardous substances and wastes; sewage, fecal coliform and pathogens; dissolved and particulate metals; animal wastes; wastes and residues that result from constructing a building or structure; and noxious or offensive matter of any kind.
(n) “Premises” means any building, lot, parcel of land, or portion of land, whether improved or unimproved, including adjacent sidewalks and parking strips.
(o) “Storm drainage system” means publicly-owned facilities by which storm water is collected and/or conveyed, including but not limited to, any roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, gutters, curbs, inlets, piped storm drains, pumping facilities, retention and detention basins, natural and human-made or altered drainage channels, reservoirs, and other drainage structures.
(p) “Storm water” means any surface flow, runoff, and drainage consisting entirely of water from any form of natural precipitation, and resulting from such precipitation.
(q) “Storm water pollution prevention plan” means a document which describes the best management practices and activities to be implemented by a person or business to identify sources of pollution or contamination at a site, and the actions to eliminate or reduce pollutant discharges to storm water, storm water conveyance systems, and/or receiving waters to the maximum extent practicable.
(r) “Wastewater” means any water or other liquid, other than uncontaminated storm water, discharged from a facility.
(Ord. 2003-57. Passed 12-1-03.)