935.01  MINIMUM CONTROL MEASURES.
   (a)   Public Education and Outreach on Storm Water Impacts.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.  The City has implemented a public education program to distribute educational materials to the community or conduct equivalent outreach activities about the impacts of storm water discharges on water bodies and the steps the public can take to reduce pollutants in storm water runoff.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.
      (1)   The City of Maumee has chosen BMPs that will help educate and inform homeowners, students and owners and employees of commercial and industrial facilities.  The BMPs will address pollutants including pesticides, fertilizers, oil and grease, road salt, litter, motor vehicle fluids, sediment and pathogenic organisms from improper or illegal connections of sanitary systems to the MS4.
      (2)   The City will use a variety of means to provide educational material to its citizens.  Informational brochures will be available to the public and businesses for distribution.  Articles relating to storm water concerns will appear in the city's newsletter and on the City's website.
      (3)   The City feels by implementing and continuing efforts with these activities, members of the Maumee Community will be more aware of their impact on water quality.
      (4)   The selection of BMPs and the variety of methods used to provide educational materials will be evaluated through a survey that will be developed by the City and made available to all residents and businesses. The responses to the survey will be evaluated and recommendations made on BMP selection.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Storm water related articles in City Newsletter/Using Media
1 article annually
2017
Storm water section on City website/Using Media
New article Semi- annually
On-going
Develop and provide presentation for schools, church, business, civic and senior citizen groups
1 presentation per year
2017
Develop or purchase brochures for distribution/Educational Pamphlets
One flyer per year
Ongoing
Work with Maumee Schools and Lucas County Soil & Water Conservation District to provide educational programs for students
1 Program per year
2017
 
   (b)   Public Involvement/Participation.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.  The City will comply with State and local public notice requirements when implementing a public involvement/participation program.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.
         A.   The City of Maumee has chosen BMPs that will involve the public in their Storm Water Management Plan. The City will hold public meetings to discuss the Storm Water Management Plan and to receive input from the public on current and future activities. The City also will schedule meetings with business, school and service groups in an effort to educate and involve individuals in activities such as stream cleanup days. A storm water hotline has been established to receive citizen complaints, comments and suggestions regarding storm water activities.
         B.   By offering a range of activities, the City of Maumee hopes to involve a larger number of citizens in the implementation of Maumee's Storm Water Management Plan.
         C.   The selection of BMPs will be evaluated through a survey that will be developed by the City and made available to residents and the business community. The responses to the survey will be evaluated and recommendations made on BMP selection.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Hold public meetings/ Stakeholder Meetings
One per permit period
2017
Institute a storm water hotline
Ongoing since 2003
Current
Stream Cleanup
Minimum of 10 Participants per cleanup effort
Current
Continue city-wide curbside recycling and records of collection maintained
Volume/weight of materials recycled
Current
Continue city-wide yard waste collection
Volume of materials collected
Current
Presentations to business, school and civic groups in an effort to educate and involve the groups with volunteer efforts relating to storm water/Stakeholder Meetings
Meet with at least one group per year
Current
   (c)   Illicit Discharge, Detection and Elimination.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.
         A.   The City has developed, implemented, and enforces a program to detect and eliminate illicit discharges into your small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
         B.   The City will complete, a storm sewer map showing the location of all outfalls and the names and location of all surface waters of the State and receive discharges from those outfalls.
         C.   The City will develop a list all known on-site sewage disposal systems connected to discharge to your MS4 (aka home sewage treatment systems (HSTS)) including the addresses and indicate on a storm sewer map the location of HSTS's connected to the MS4. The map shall include details on the type and size of conduits/ditches in the MS4 that receive discharges from the HSTS's, as well as the water bodies that receive discharge from your MS4. This information will be submitted to Ohio EPA.
         D.   The City has to the extent allowable under State and local law, effectively prohibit, through ordinance, or other regulatory mechanism, illicit discharges into your storm sewer system and implement appropriate enforcement procedures and actions.
         E.   The City has developed and implemented a plan to detect and eliminate nonstorm water discharges, including illegal dumping to your system.
         F.   The City has and will continue to inform public employees, businesses, and the  general public of hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste.
         G.   The City does not consider the following categories of non-storm water discharges or flows (i.e., illicit discharges) to be them as significant contributors of pollutants to our small MS4; water line flushing, landscape irrigation, diverted stream flows, rising ground waters, uncontaminated ground water infiltration, uncontaminated pumped ground water, discharges from potable water sources, foundation drains, air conditioning condensation, irrigation water, springs, water from crawl space pumps, footing drains, lawn watering, individual residential car washing, flows from riparian habitats and wetlands, dechlorinated swimming pool discharges, street wash water, and discharges or flows from fire fighting activities (by definition, not an illicit discharge).
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.  The City of Maumee has developed a plan to eliminate illicit discharges from their MS4. The plan consists of an ordinance with penalty provisions, a map of the system, and procedures to locate and eliminate illicit discharges. A public education component of the plan will be aimed at the residents and businesses and industries located within the City. The goal of the program will be met through an aggressive detection, elimination and enforcement program supplemented by an education program.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Develop a list of all home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) including addresses.  The location of each HSTS will be shown on the completed storm sewer map
List complete, lable on Map and indicate receiving stream
2017
Prepare a storm sewer map showing the location of all outfalls and the names and locations of all the streams that receive discharges from each outfall
List Complete, label on map and show receiving waters
2017
Storm Water Map
Review annually
Current
Sampling per Ohio TMDL Priority List (303d)
1 per permit period
2019
Develop an enforcement plan to locate, trace, remove and document the removal of illicit discharges from the MS4. The plan will include provisions for dry weather inspections of storm outfalls
25% Annual Inspection
Current
Schedule a workshop for business and industry for the purpose of informing and educating them for pollution prevention and storm water issues/Stakeholder Meetings
Every other year
2018
   (d)   Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.  The City has developed, implemented, and enforces a program to reduce pollutants in any storm water runoff to your small MS4 from construction activities that result in a land disturbance of greater than or equal to one acre. Reduction of pollutants in storm water discharges from construction activity disturbing less than one acre is included in our program if that construction activity is part of a larger common plan of development for sale that would disturb one acre or more. If Ohio EPA waives requirements for storm water discharges associated with small construction from a specific site(s), The City is not required to enforce our program to reduce pollutant discharges from such site(s). The program will include at a minimum:
         A.   An ordinance or other regulatory mechanism to require erosion and sediment controls, as well as sanctions to ensure compliance to the extent allowable under State or local law;
         B.   Requirements for construction site operators to implement appropriate erosion and sediment control BMPs;
         C.   Requirements for construction site operators to control waste such as discharged building materials, concrete truck wash out, chemicals, litter, and sanitary wastes at the construction site that might cause adverse impacts to water quality;
         D.   Procedures for site plan review which incorporate consideration of potential water quality impacts;
         E.   Procedures for receipt and consideration of information submitted by the pubic; and
         F.   Procedures for site inspection and enforcement of control measures.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.  Sediment and erosion controls applied to construction sites are important mechanisms for helping to reduce storm water pollutants. The City of Maumee's construction site runoff control program consists of sediment and erosion controls from construction sites as well as penalty provisions. The City has also reviewed existing construction/building ordinances for their applicability to the Storm Water Management Plan. An inspection plan including site reviews and inspection goals have been developed and implemented. Inspectors will be trained in newly developed procedures.  A storm water hotline has been implemented to facilitate receiving public input. A workshop will be scheduled with contractors and developers explaining the regulations and enforcement procedures. Through a combination of legal, inspection and educational activities, the City will achieve its goal to eliminate or minimize the impact sediment in storm water can have on the aquatic environment.
      (3)   GMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Prepare and adopt an Ordinance requiring sediment and erosion controls, control of construction site waste and penalty provisions
Review Annually
Current
Develop and implement an inspection plan which includes plan review, site inspection and enforcement measures
Monthly
Current since 2007
Institute a Storm Water Hotline
Complete
Second Quarter 2004 & Ongoing
Develop and schedule a workshop for contractors and developers for the purpose of informing and educating them about the provisions of the sediment and erosion control ordinance and inspection plan in addition, BMPs including but not limited to the use of silt fences, storm drain inlet protection, filter berms, construct site management and dust control will be explained
Meet with the Developers on expectations prior to official submittal
2016 Current and on going.
 
   (e)   Post Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment.
      (1)   Permit Requirements.
         A.   The City will develop, implement and enforce a program to address storm water runoff from new development and redevelopment projects that disturb greater than or equal to one acre, including projects less than one acre that are part of a larger common plan of development or sale, that discharge to the small MS4. The program will ensure that controls are in place that would prevent or minimize water quality impacts.
         B.   The City will develop and implement strategies, which include a combination of structural and/or non-structural BMPs appropriate for our community.
         C.   The City will prepare and adopt an ordinance to address post-construction run-off from new development and redevelopment projects to the extent allowable by State and local law.
         D.   The City will ensure adequate long-term operation and maintenance of BMPs.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.  The City of Maumee will prepare and adopt an ordinance requiring control from new and existing development sites including penalty provisions. Existing regulations will be reviewed for their applicability to the Post-Construction Runoff Control requirements. An inspection/compliance plan will be developed to make certain controls are in place and working and citizen's concerns are addressed. Maumee will utilize zoning provisions to make certain new or redevelopment is done in a manner, which will minimize runoff and be most appropriate for the community. The City will conduct meetings with developers to explain the ordinance and inspection/compliance plan and their long-term impact. Zoning and building inspection personnel will be trained on storm water runoff implications to the community.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Prepare and adopt an Ordinance requiring the implementation of post-construction runoff controls from new or redeveloped sites including penalty provisions
Complete
2018
Develop and implement an inspection/compliance plan for review of new and existing sites, answer citizen complaints and initiate enforcement
Annual inspections
2018
Institute a Storm Water Hotline
Complete
2017
Train inspection personnel on post- construction ordinance and inspection plan
Complete
2018
Develop, schedule, and hold meetings for developers to inform and educate them of new ordinance and inspection plan as well as inform them of BMPs, including but not limited to wet ponds, grassed swales, grassed filter strips, and catch basin inserts
Complete
2016
   (f)   Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.
         A.   The City will develop and implement an operation and maintenance program that includes a training component and has the ultimate goal of preventing or reducing pollutant runoff from municipal operations.
         B.   Using training materials that are available from TMACOG, Ohio EPA and other organizations, our program will include employee training to prevent and reduce storm water pollution from activities such as park and open space maintenance, fleet and building maintenance, new construction and land disturbances and storm water system maintenance.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.
         A.   The City of Maumee's Divisions of Sewers, Operations, Natural Resources, Water and Construction are all subject to operations and maintenance program designed to prevent or reduce pollutant runoff to the City's MS4. The City wants to provide their employees with information on how to best minimize the release of pollutants as well as the benefits of the program to the environment. The City will train employees on the proper handling and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. Proper maintenance of salt spreading, street sweeping and sewer cleaning vehicles will also be included in the City's program.
         B.   In an effort to minimize pollutant loading to their MS4, the City will sweep all curbed streets four times per year, clean 200 catch basins yearly and inspect 25% of ditches annually, and clean as needed.
         C.   The City currently has a used automobile and truck fluid recycling program and a covered salt storage building. A drying area is currently utilized for materials removed from street sweeping and catch basins prior to land filling. The present system will be evaluated and updated as needed.
         D.   The selection of BMPs and their impact on preventing or minimizing pollutant runoff will be evaluated through a survey that will be developed by the City and made available to Maumee residents, businesses. The responses to this survey will be evaluated and recommendations made on BMP selection.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Employee training on the following topics/vehicle washing, landscaping and lawncare, road salt application and storage, and hazardous materials storage
Annually
Current
Parking lot and curbed street sweeping (City Owned)
4 times/year
2nd & 3rd Quarter Annually
Clean and inspect ditches/Storm Drain System Cleaning
Inspect 25% of ditches annually
Current
Covered salt storage/Road Salt Application and Storage
On going
Current
Used Oil Recycling
On going
Current
Review handling and disposal of street sweeping and Catch Basin cleaning residue
On-going
Current
Inspect Storm catch basins and clean if necessary
25% system annually
Current
(Ord. 200-2016.  Passed 11-7-16.)