(A)   If necessary to assure compliance with the permit requirements, standards, and other provisions of this Chapter, or to protect public health safety and welfare, the City Engineer may issue a stop-work order for the purpose of preventing or minimizing accelerated soil erosion, stormwater runoff, or other conditions posing imminent and substantial danger to public health, safety, welfare, or natural resources.
   (B)   If necessary to protect public safety or water resources, including lakes, streams, protected wetlands, and other receiving bodies of water, the City Engineer may initiate emergency action to abate imminent and substantial danger and risk, subject to Section 1066.16 B of this Chapter.
   (C)   Except as otherwise provided through maintenance agreements, the property owner may be held responsible for reimbursing the City of Lima for all costs incurred as a result of emergency action, including administrative costs, provided that a finding is made that the property owner violated provisions of this Chapter, a permit, or an approved maintenance agreement, subject to Section 1066.16 B of this Chapter.
   (D)   The stop-work order, when issued, shall require all specified Land Disturbance activities to be stopped. A copy of the stop-work order shall immediately be submitted to other state and local agencies with regulatory jurisdiction.
   (E)   If the City Engineer determines that soil erosion and sedimentation of the waters of this state has or will reasonably occur from a parcel of land in violation of this Chapter, it may seek to enforce the Chapter by notifying the person who owns the land, by mail, with return receipt requested, of its determination. The notice shall contain a description of specific soil and sedimentation control measures which, if implemented by the property owner, would bring the owner into compliance.
   (F)   A person who owns land subject to this Chapter shall implement and maintain soil erosion and stormwater runoff control measures in conformance with this Chapter within ten (10) days after the notice of violation has been given as specified in Section 1066.15 E above.
(Ord. 91-06. Passed 3-27-06, Ord. 80-14. Passed 3-24-14)