13.12.030 Purpose and intent.
   (a)   The purpose of this chapter is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the city and the water quality of the receiving waters of the county of Los Angeles and surrounding coastal areas by:
      (1)   Reducing pollutants in stormwater discharges to the maximum extent practicable;
      (2)   Regulating illicit connections and illicit discharges and reducing the level of contamination of stormwater and urban runoff in the municipal stormwater system; and
      (3)   Regulating non-stormwater discharges to the municipal stormwater system.
   (b)   The intent of this chapter is to protect and enhance the quality of watercourses, water bodies, and wetlands within the city in a manner consistent with the federal Clean Water Act, the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act and the municipal NPDES permit.
   (c)   This chapter is also intended to provide the city with the legal authority necessary to control discharges to and from those portions of the municipal stormwater system over which it has jurisdiction as required by the municipal NPDES permit, and fully and timely comply with the terms of the municipal NPDES permit while the Watershed Management Program is being developed by the permittees under the municipal NPDES permit, and in contemplation of the subsequent amendment of this chapter or adoption by the city of additional provisions of this chapter to implement the subsequently adopted Watershed Management Program, or other programs developed under the municipal NPDES permit.
   (d)   This chapter also sets forth requirements for the construction and operation of certain commercial development, new development and redevelopment and other projects (as further defined herein) which are intended to ensure compliance with the stormwater mitigation measures prescribed in the current MS4 permit. This chapter authorizes the director to define and adopt applicable best management practices and other stormwater pollution control measures, as provided herein, to carry out all inspections including entering entities discharging to the MS4, conduct surveillance, conduct monitoring, cite infractions and to impose fines pursuant to this chapter. Except as otherwise provided herein, the director shall administer, implement and enforce the provisions of this section.
   (e)   The city council shall approve and enter into interagency agreements as deemed necessary by the city council to control the contribution of pollutants of the shared MS4.
(Ord. 671 §1, 2014)