§ 920.06  DEFINITIONS.
   The terms used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:
   BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP). Activity, practice, and/or procedure to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants directly or indirectly to the municipal storm drain system and waters of the State of Ohio.  BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES include but are not limited to: treatment facilities to remove pollutants from storm water; operating and maintenance procedures; facility management practices to control runoff, spillage or leaks of non-storm water, waste disposal, and drainage from materials storage; erosion and sediment control practices; and the prohibition of specific activities, practices, and procedures and such other provisions as the city determines appropriate for the control of pollutants.  Please refer to the city's Land Development Design and Construction Standards Manual.
   CHANNEL.  Any natural or artificial watercourse with a definite bed and banks.
   CLEAN WATER ACT.  The federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.), and any subsequent amendments thereto.
   DRAINAGE.  The removal of excess surface water or groundwater from land by surface or subsurface drains.
   HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.  Any material, including any substance, waste, or combination thereof, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause, or significantly contribute to, a substantial present or potential hazard to human health, safety, property, or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed.
   ILLICIT DISCHARGE, as defined at 40 C.F.R. § 122.26(b)(2) means any discharge to an MS4 that is not composed entirely of storm water, except for those discharges to an MS4 pursuant to a NPDES permit or noted in § 920.08(B)(1) through (B)(3).
   ILLEGAL CONNECTION.  An illegal connection is defined as either of the following: any drain or conveyance, whether on the surface or subsurface, which allows an illicit discharge to enter the storm drain system including but not limited to any conveyances which allow any non-storm water discharge including sewage, process wastewater, and wash water to enter the storm drain system and any connections to the storm drain system from indoor drains and sinks, regardless of whether said drain or connection had been previously allowed, permitted, or approved by a government agency.
   MAINTENANCE COVENANT.  A formal contract between a local government and a property owner designed to guarantee that specific maintenance functions are performed.
   OWNER/OPERATOR.  Any individual, association, organization, partnership, firm, corporation or other entity recognized by law and acting as either the owner or on the owner's behalf.
   PERSON.  Any individual, corporation, firm, trust, commission, board, public or private partnership, joint venture, agency, unincorporated association, municipal corporation, county or state agency, the federal government, other legal entity, or an agent thereof.
   POLLUTANT.  Anything which causes or contributes to pollution. Pollutants may include, but are not limited to: paints, varnishes, and solvents; oil and other automotive fluids; non-hazardous liquid and solid wastes and yard wastes; refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter, or other discarded or abandoned objects, articles, and accumulations, so that same may cause or contribute to pollution; floatables; pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers; hazardous substances and wastes; sewage, fecal coliform and pathogens; dissolved and particulate metals; animal wastes; wastes and residues that result from constructing a building or structure (including but not limited to sediments, slurries, and concrete rinsates); and noxious or offensive matter of any kind.
   POLLUTION.  The human-made or human-induced alteration of the quality of waters by waste to a degree which unreasonably affects, or has the potential to unreasonably affect, either the waters for beneficial uses or the facilities which serve these beneficial uses.
   RUNOFF.  The portion of rainfall, melted snow, or irrigation water that flows across the ground surface and is eventually conveyed to water resources or wetlands.
   SEDIMENT.  The soils or other surface materials that are transported or deposited by the action of wind, water, ice, gravity, or any combination of those forces, as a product of erosion.
   SEDIMENTATION.  The deposition or settling of sediment.
   STORM DRAIN SYSTEM.  Publicly or privately owned facilities by which storm water is collected and/or conveyed, including but not limited to any roads with drainage systems, public or private streets, gutters, curbs, inlets, piped storm drains, pumping facilities, retention and detention basins, natural and human-made or altered drainage channels, reservoirs, and other drainage structures which are within the city or are outside of the city but convey storm water into the city and are not part of a publicly owned treatment works as defined at 40 C.F.R. § 122.2.
   STORM WATER.  Any surface flow, runoff, and drainage consisting entirely of water from rain storm events.
   STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN.  The technical and policy manuals, plans, regulations and/or calculations, and any subsequent updates or amendments thereto, used by the City Engineer to administer the storm water regulations.
   WASTEWATER.  The spent water of a community.  From the standpoint of a source, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions.
   WATERS OF THE STATE OF OHIO.  All streams, lakes, reservoirs, marshes, wetlands, or other waterways situated wholly or partly within the boundaries of the state, except those private waters which do not combine or affect a junction with surface water.  Waters defined as sewerage systems, treatment works or disposal systems in R.C. § 6111.01 are not included.
   WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.  Surface watercourses and water bodies as defined at 40 C.F.R. § 122.2, including all natural waterways and definite channels and depressions in the earth that may carry water, even though such waterways may only carry water during rains and storms and may not carry storm water at and during all times and seasons.
(Ord. 2012-018, passed 3-13-12)