13.12.070 Prohibited activities.
   (a)   Illicit discharges and connections. It is prohibited to commence, establish, use, maintain or continue any illicit connections to the MS4 or any illicit discharges to the MS4. This prohibition against illicit connections applies to the use, maintenance or continuation of any illicit connection, whether that connection was established prior to or after the effective date of this chapter.
   (b)   Littering. No person shall throw, deposit, place, leave, maintain, keep or permit to be thrown, deposited, placed, left or maintained or kept, any refuse, rubbish, garbage, or any other discarded or abandoned objects, articles or accumulations, in or upon any street, alley, sidewalk, storm drain, inlet, catch basin conduit or drainage structure, business place, or upon any or private plot of land in the city, so that the same might be or become a pollutant. No person shall throw or deposit litter in any fountain, pond, lake, stream, or other body of water within the city. This section shall not apply to refuse, rubbish or garbage deposited in containers, bags or other appropriate receptacles which are placed in designated locations for regular solid waste pick-up and disposal.
   (c)   Disposal of landscape debris. No person shall dispose of leaves, dirt, or other landscape debris into the municipal separate stormwater system.
   (d)   Non-stormwater discharges. The following non-stormwater discharges into the MS4 are prohibited unless in compliance with a separate NPDES permit or pursuant to a discharge exemption by the Regional Board, the Regional Board's executive officer, or the State Water Resources Control Board:
      (1)   The discharge of untreated wash waters to the MS4 when gas stations, auto repair garages, or other type of automotive service facilities are cleaned;
      (2)   The discharge of untreated wastewater to the MS4 from mobile auto washing, steam cleaning, mobile carpet cleaning, and other such mobile commercial and industrial operations;
      (3)   To the maximum extent practicable, discharges to the MS4 from areas where repair of machinery and equipment, including motor vehicles, which are visibly leaking oil, fluid or antifreeze, is undertaken;
      (4)   Discharges of untreated runoff to the MS4 from storage areas of materials containing grease, oil, or other hazardous substances, and uncovered receptacles containing hazardous materials;
      (5)   Discharges of commercial/municipal swimming pool filter backwash to the MS4;
      (6)   Discharges of untreated runoff from the washing of toxic materials from paved or unpaved areas to the MS4; provided, however, that nonindustrial and noncommercial activities which incidentally generate urban runoff, such as the hosing of sidewalks, shall be excluded from this prohibition;
      (7)   To the maximum extent practicable, discharges to the MS4 from washing impervious surfaces in industrial/commercial areas which results in a discharge of untreated runoff to the MS4, unless specifically required by state law, or the city's municipal code, or Los Angeles County's Health and Safety Codes, or permitted under a separate NPDES permit;
      (8)   Discharges from the washing out of concrete trucks into the MS4;
      (9)   Discharges to the MS4 of any pesticide, fungicide or herbicide, banned by the USEPA or the California Department of Pesticide Regulation; or
      (10)   The disposal of hazardous wastes into trash containers used for municipal trash disposal where such disposal causes or threatens to cause a direct or indirect discharge to the MS4.
   (e)   Car washing. No motor vehicle, boat, trailer, or other type of mobile transportation may be washed, other than at a commercial carwash, unless such vehicle is being washed by:
      (1)   A resident at their residence using a hand-held bucket or a water hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle as long as water does not flow onto streets; or
      (2)   A business that has an approved car wash facility for its fleet vehicles, provided that water does not flow onto streets.
(Ord. 671 § 1, 2014)