(A)   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      ACT or THE ACT.  The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251, et seq.
      BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE or BMP.  The best available practices or devices that, when used singly or in combination, eliminate or reduce the contamination of surface waters, ground waters, or both. BMPs shall be divided into the following categories:
         (a)   NONSTRUCTURAL BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.  Those which require modified or additional operational or behavior practices, such as sweeping a parking lot or having spill response equipment on site; and
         (b)   Structural Best Management Practices. Those which require the construction of a structure or other physical modification on the site.
      CITY.  The City of Claremore, Oklahoma, a municipal corporation, and its duly authorized officers, agents and employees.
      COMPOSITE SAMPLE.  A sample of stormwater run-off, resulting from the combination of individual samples taken at selected intervals, based on an increment of either flow or time.
      DIRECTOR.  The Director of Public Infrastructure, or the person succeeding to this person’s duties and functions, by whatever name known, or this person’s duly authorized representative.
      DISCHARGE.  Any addition or introduction of any pollutant, stormwater, or any other substance whatsoever into the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) or into waters of the United States.
      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY or EPA. shall mean the United States Environmental Protection Agency or, where appropriate, the term may also be used as a designation for the Regional Water Management Division Director or other duly authorized official of the EPA.
      FLOATABLE.  Any buoyant or semi- buoyant, organic or inorganic, water-borne waste material such as litter, paper, Styrofoam, grass, leaf litter, cigarette butts and other debris.
      GARBAGE.  Trash, with reference to collections of pollutants at floatable collection sites.
      GRAB SAMPLE.  A sample of stormwater run-off which is taken on a one-time basis, without regard to the flow and consideration of time.
      ILLICIT DISCHARGE.  Any intentional discharge to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) that is not composed entirely of stormwater, except discharges pursuant to § 55.04 of this chapter, or discharges resulting from fire fighting activities.
      INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY.  Any activity which is directly related to manufacturing, processing or raw materials storage areas at an industrial facility.  The term includes, but is not limited to, industrial plant yards; immediate access roads and rail lines used or traveled by carriers of raw materials, manufactured products, waste material, or by-products used or created by the industrial facility; sites where material handling activities are performed; refuse sites; sites used for the applications or disposal of process waste waters; sites used for the storage and maintenance of material handling equipment; sites used for residual treatment, storage or disposal; shipping and receiving areas; manufacturing buildings; storage areas, including tank farms, for raw materials, and intermediate and finished products.
      INDUSTRIAL FACILITY or INDUSTRY.  Any premises whose function is classified in the latest edition of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, also known as the SIC code manual, prepared by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.
      MATERIAL HANDLING ACTIVITIES.  The storage, loading and unloading, transportation, or conveyance of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product or waste product.
      MONITORING.  The performance of stormwater flow measurements, stormwater sampling, sample analysis, and like procedures necessary to determine compliance with stormwater discharge activity.
      MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM OR MS4. A conveyance or system of conveyances, including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, and storm drains that are owned or operated by the city and are designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater.
      OPDES STORM WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT.  The most current “Multi-Sector General Permit for Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activities for the State of Oklahoma,” or the most current “General Permit for Storm Water Discharge Associates with Construction Activities within the State of Oklahoma,” with provisions under the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), 252:606, incorporating by reference 40 CFR Part 122.26, as issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ).
      OUTFALL.  A point source as defined in this chapter.
      OVERBURDEN.  Any material of any nature, consolidated or unconsolidated, that overlies a mineral deposit, excluding topsoil or similar naturally occurring surface material that are not disturbed by mining operation.
      PERSON.  An individual, partnership, co- partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity or any other legal entity, or their lawful representatives, agents or assignees.  This definition shall include all federal, state, and local governments.
      POINT SOURCE.  Any discernible, confined and discrete conveyance, including but not limited to any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, container, rolling stock, concentrated animal feeding operation, landfill leachate collection system, vessel, or other floating craft from which pollutants are or may be discharged.
      POLLUTANT.  Any dredge spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, oil, grease, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, medical waste, chemical waste, industrial waste, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt, agriculture waste, industrial waste, municipal waste and the characteristics of the wastewater including but not limited to, pH, temperature, TSS, turbidity, color, BOD, COD, toxicity, and odor.
      PREMISES.  Any plot or tract of ground, regardless of size or plat, owned by a person or used by a person and any contiguous plots.
      SIGNIFICANT MATERIALS.  Any raw materials, fuels, materials such as solvents, detergents, and plastic pellets, finished materials such as metallic products, raw materials used in food processing or production, hazardous substances.
      SPILLS.  Any release that has negatively or has the potential to negatively impact the quality of water within, or discharges from the city’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) or causes damaging or deleterious effects to the city’s MS4, including all structures or appurtenances, or creates any violation of this chapter.
      STORMWATER.  Any rainwater run-off, surface run-off, and drainage related to storm events or snow melt.
      STORMWATER DISCHARGE ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY.  Stormwater from areas of industrial activity or areas where industrial activity has taken place in the past and significant materials remain and are exposed to stormwater.
      USER.  Any source of direct or indirect discharge into the city’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4).
   (B)   As used in this chapter the following abbreviations shall have the meanings given below:
      BAT   Best Available Technology
      BMP   Best Management Practices
      BOD   Biochemical Oxygen Demand
      CFR   Code of Federal Regulations
      COD   Chemical Oxygen Demand
      EPA   United States Environmental Protection Agency
      gpd      Gallons per Day
      L      Liter
      mg      Milligrams
      mg/L   Milligrams per Liter
      MS4   Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
      OAC   Oklahoma Administrative Code
      NOI   Notice of Intent
      NOV   Notice of Violation
      NPDES   National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
      ODEQ   Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
      OPDES   Oklahoma Pollutant Discharge Elimination Discharge System (See Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Title 252, Chapter 606, §§ 252:606-1-1 et seq., as amended)
      POTW   Publicly Owned Treatment Works
      RCRA   Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (Pub.L. 94580, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2795, as amended)
      RQ      Reportable Quantities
      SARA   Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Pub.L. 99-499, Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1613, as amended)
      SWDA   Solid Waste Disposal Act (Pub.L. 89-272, Title II, Oct. 20, 1965, 79 Stat. 997, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901, et seq., as amended)
      TSD   Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
      TSS   Total Suspcnded Solids
      USC   United States Code
(Ord. 2007-25, passed 11-19-07)