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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPLICANT. A person, firm or entity applying for a permit or development approval to develop, grade or construct any improvement within the corporate limits of the city.
APPROVAL. Formal, written consent by the City Council, or authorized representative of the city.
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs). Schedules of activities, prohibitions of practice, maintenance procedures and other management practices to prevent or reduce the pollution of waters of the United States. Common BMPs are described in the Iowa Storm Water Management Manual and SUDAS. The BMPs covered by are not meant to be a comprehensive list of acceptable BMPs.
DRAINAGE DETENTION OR OVERLAND FLOWAGE EASEMENT. A legal right granted by a land owner to a grantee allowing the use of private land for storm water management.
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES). The program for issuing, modifying, revoking, terminating, monitoring and enforcing permits under the Clean Water Act (§§ 301, 318, 402 and 405) and United States Code of Federal Regulations (33 C.F.R. parts 1317, 1328, 1342 and 1345).
POST-CONSTRUCTION STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN. A set of plans and specifications approved by the City Council during the approval of the site plan, construction drawing, plat that defines the system of BMPs that are to be constructed and maintained on the site.
PROPERTY. Land located in the city, whether or not improved with buildings or other structures.
PROPERTY OWNER. A person who alone or with another person or other persons, holds the legal title to property; except, however, where property has been sold on contract to a person who has the present right to possess the property and the contract has been filed for record in the construct any improvement within the corporate limits of the city.
REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITY. A wet or dry detention basin or basins which are designed to accept storm water runoff from two or more sites that are required to obtain a NPDES General Permit No. 2 and that otherwise complies with all city, state or federal permit requirements as they apply to storm water management requirements for those sites.
STORM WATER. Storm water runoff, snow melt runoff and surface runoff and drainage.
STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN (SWPPP). A plan as defined in the state’s NPDES storm water general permit.
SUDAS. The current Standard Urban Design and Specifications Manual, as locally amended, that specifies the storm water guidelines and storm water controls deemed by SUDAS to meet the goals of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies NPDES permit program administered by the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
(2013 Code, § 28-203) (Ord. 14853, passed 2-23-2009)