(A)   Permit required; must apply for permit.  A stormwater permit is required for all development and redevelopment unless exempt pursuant to this Ordinance. A permit may only be issued subsequent to a properly submitted and reviewed permit application, pursuant to this section.
   (B)   Effect of permit. 
      (1)   A stormwater permit shall govern the design, installation, and construction of stormwater management and control practices on the site, including structural BMPs and elements of site design for stormwater management other than structural BMPs.
      (2)   The permit is intended to provide a mechanism for the review, approval, and inspection of the approach to be used for the management and control of stormwater for the development or redevelopment site consistent with the requirements of this Ordinance, whether the approach consists of structural BMPs or other techniques such as low-impact or low-density design. The permit does not continue in existence indefinitely after the completion of the project; rather, compliance after project construction is assured by the maintenance provisions of this Ordinance.
   (C)   Authority to file applications.  All applications required pursuant to this Code shall be submitted to the Stormwater Administrator by the land owner or the land owner's duly authorized agent.
   (D)   Establishment of application requirements, schedule, and fees.
      (1)   Application contents and form.  The Stormwater Administrator shall establish requirements for the content and form of all applications and shall amend and update those requirements from time to time. At a minimum, the stormwater permit application shall describe in detail how post-development stormwater runoff will be controlled and managed, the design of all stormwater facilities and practices, and how the proposed project will meet the requirements of this Ordinance.
      (2)   Submission schedule.  The Stormwater Administrator shall establish a submission schedule for applications. The schedule shall establish deadlines by which complete applications must be submitted for the purpose of ensuring-that there is adequate time to review applications; and that the various stages in the review process are accommodated.
      (3)   Fees required.  Applications for stormwater permit approval, use of city-owned/maintained stormwater control systems, inspections related to the initial approval of stormwater control systems, and annual inspections of stormwater control systems and development sites shall be subject to any and all relevant fees as adopted by the City Council and prescribed in the City of Monroe Code of Ordinances and Fee Schedule. Application fees shall accompany any application, otherwise the application shall be determined incomplete and shall be returned to the applicant.
      (4)   Administrative manual.  For applications required under this Code, the Stormwater Administrator shall compile the application requirements, submission schedule, fee schedule, a copy of this Ordinance, and information on how and where to obtain the Design Manual in an Administrative Manual, which shall be made available to the public.
   (E)   Submittal of complete application.
      (1)   Applications shall be submitted to the Stormwater Administrator pursuant to the application submittal schedule in the form established by the Stormwater Administrator, along with the appropriate fee established pursuant to this section.
      (2)   An application shall be considered as timely submitted only when it contains all elements of a complete application pursuant to this Ordinance, along with the appropriate fee. If the Stormwater Administrator finds that an application is incomplete, the applicant shall be notified of the deficient elements and shall be provided with an opportunity to submit a complete application. However, the submittal of an incomplete application shall not suffice to meet a deadline contained in the submission schedule established above.
   (F)   Review.  Within 30 calendar days after a complete application is submitted, the Stormwater Administrator shall review the application and determine whether the application complies with the standards of this Ordinance.
      (1)   Approval.  If the Stormwater Administrator finds that the application complies with the standards of this Ordinance, the Stormwater Administrator shall approve the application. The Stormwater Administrator may impose conditions of approval as needed to ensure compliance with this Ordinance. The conditions shall be included as part of the approval.
      (2)   Fails to comply.  If the Stormwater Administrator finds that the application fails to comply with the standards of this Ordinance, the Stormwater Administrator shall notify the applicant and shall indicate how the application fails to comply. The applicant shall have an opportunity to submit a revised application.
      (3)   Revision and subsequent review. 
         (a)   A complete revised application shall be reviewed by the Stormwater Administrator within 15 calendar days after its re-submittal and shall be approved, approved with conditions or disapproved.
         (b)   If a revised application is not re-submitted within thirty (30) calendar days from the date the applicant was notified, the application shall be considered withdrawn, and a new submittal for the same or substantially the same project shall be required along with the appropriate fee for a new submittal.
(Ord. O-2007-24, passed 9-18-07)