§ 55.001  GENERAL.
   (A)   Soil erosion contributes to the impairment of drainageways, increases road and storm sewer maintenance costs, contributes to the destruction and obstruction to traveled roadways creating a potential hazard for vehicular traffic, and contributes to contamination and degradation of land surfaces and streams, flooding and dusty conditions. This chapter establishes requirements in an effort to control erosion and sediment transport.
   (B)   Owners of certain construction sites are required, under rules contained in General Permit No. 2, Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity for Construction Activities (“General Permit No. 2”), to obtain coverage through the state’s DNR under that permit.
   (C)   Under its Municipal Storm Water National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, which permit is on file at the offices of the City Clerk and the City Engineer and is available for public inspection during regular office hours, the city is required to regulate, treat and control storm water discharges into the city’s storm water drainage system. One provision of that permit requires the city to enforce the requirements of General Permit No. 2 jointly with the state’s DNR.
   (D)   General Permit No. 2 and the document entitled Summary Guidance, A Brief Guide to Developing Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices, issued and administered by the state’s DNR, are hereby adopted and by reference made part of this section as if fully set forth herein. Any act these documents require or prohibit, is required or prohibited by this section. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications to these documents, incorporated herein, are intended to be made a part of this section.
   (E)   This chapter also establishes requirements for grading, filling, fill material and for obtaining erosion control permits. These requirements include use of suitable fill material, stable slope construction, proper site drainage and usability of public and private easements.
   (F)   Except as provided in § 55.004 of this chapter, no person shall engage in land-disturbing activities within the city unless they have received an erosion control permit from the city.
(2013 Code, § 28-160)  (Ord. 14824, passed 2-11-2008)  Penalty, see § 55.999