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(A) Designated representatives from the county shall have the right-of-entry on or upon the property of any person subject to this chapter and any permit/document issued hereunder. The county representatives shall be provided ready access to all parts of the premises for the purposes of inspection, monitoring, sampling, inventory, records examination and copying, and the performance of any other duties necessary to determine compliance with this chapter.
(B) Where a property, site or facility has security measures in force which require proper identification and clearance before entry into its premises, the person shall make necessary arrangements with its security personnel so that, upon presentation of suitable identification, the designated county staff will be permitted to enter without delay for the purposes of performing specific responsibilities.
(C) Designated county staff shall have the right to set up on a person’s property such devices necessary to conduct sampling and/or metering of the person’s stormwater operations or discharges.
(D) Any temporary or permanent obstruction to safe and easy access to the areas to be inspected and/or monitored shall be removed promptly by the person at the written or verbal request of the county staff. The costs of clearing such access shall be borne by the owner/operator.
(E) The County Engineer or designee may inspect the facilities of any person in order to ensure compliance with this chapter. Such inspection shall be made with the consent of the owner, manager or signatory official. If such consent is refused, denied or not promptly addressed, the county staff may seek issuance of an administrative search warrant.
(F) The county has the right to determine and impose inspection schedules necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter. Inspections may include, but are not limited to:
(1) An initial inspection prior to stormwater management plan approval;
(2) An inspection prior to burial of any underground drainage structure;
(3) Inspections as necessary to ensure effective control of sediment prior to discharge to the municipal separate storm sewer system;
(4) Inspections to verify that action plans identified in previous site visits were successfully implemented; and/or
(5) A final inspection when all work, including installation of storm management facilities, has been completed.
(Ord. 20-2004, passed 12-16-2004)