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(a) Illicit Discharges.
(1) No person(s) shall place, cause to be placed or maintain any material in the MS4 which enters, obstructs or pollutes the flow in any part thereof;
(2) No person(s) shall erect any structure over any part of the MS4 so as to interfere with its flow, maintenance or cleaning;
(3) No person(s) shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any part of the MS4 without obtaining written approval from the City and/or its authorized agent(s);
(4) No person(s) shall install, cause to be installed, or maintain any illicit connection to the MS4;
(5) No person(s) shall cause any illicit discharge to the MS4;
(6) No person(s) may discharge, spill or dump sewage, industrial wastes, other wastes, or any substances or materials which are not entirely composed of storm water into any water body or into the MS4 or streets, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or other areas that drain into the MS4, except those discharges enumerated in subsection (b) hereof; and
(7) No person(s) causing or contributing to the occurrence of the above prohibitions shall fail to take all reasonable actions to prevent the contamination/damage to the MS4;
(b) Non-prohibited Discharges. Unless an individual discharge is identified by the City and/or its authorized agent(s) as a significant source of storm water contamination the following non-storm water discharges are not prohibited by this chapter to enter the MS4:
(1) Potable water line flushing;
(2) Landscape irrigation;
(3) Diverted stream flows;
(4) Rising ground waters;
(5) Rising flood waters;
(6) Uncontaminated ground water infiltration (as defined at 40 CFR 35.2005(20)) to separate storm sewers;
(7) Uncontaminated pumped ground water;
(8) Discharges from potable water sources;
(9) Foundation drains;
(10) Air conditioning condensation;
(11) Irrigation water;
(13) Uncontaminated water from sump pumps;
(14) Footing drains;
(15) Lawn watering;
(16) Non-commercial washing of vehicles or equipment;
(17) Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands;
(18) Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges;
(19) Street wash waters;
(20) Discharges or flows from emergency fire fighting and emergency response activities;
(21) Unanticipated utility repairs or failures of potable water systems;
(22) Discharges from a properly operating HSTS.
(c) Outfalls Identified. All known direct outfalls into receiving water bodies and off lot home septic treatment systems (HSTS) which discharge into a MS4 shall be identified on a map, depicting the location and the receiving waters within the City. New outfalls shall be added to the map and database as they are constructed. All catch basins shall be clearly marked to prohibit illicit discharges into the MS4. New catch basins shall be marked within thirty days after the City takes ownership of a storm sewer system. The outfall map is on file in the City Administrative Offices.
(d) Procedure for Complaints Regarding Illicit Discharges. Existing procedures for all types of property complaints, including stormwater , are based on the City of Carlisle Codified Ordinances. The Ordinance and Zoning Office procedures include mechanisms for logging of complaints by the public, inspections by City officials and/or its authorized agent(s), notification to responsible parties of suspected and/or actual violations, remediation requirements, enforcement of requirements and penalties, if remediation is not ultimately performed.
(e) Officials Notified. Any person(s) witnessing violation(s) to this chapter should contact the Carlisle Police Department and the Carlisle Zoning Office, who will notify appropriate departments and agencies to halt the violation(s) and/or begin the above procedure(s).
(Ord. 30-08. Passed 11-11-08.)