§ 159.501  GENERAL.
   (A)   Authority to enforce.  The provisions of this Ordinance shall be enforced by the Stormwater Administrator, his or her designee, or any authorized agent of City of Monroe. Whenever this section refers to the Stormwater Administrator, it includes his or her designee as well as any authorized agent of City of Monroe.
   (B)   Violation unlawful.  Any failure to comply with an applicable requirement, prohibition, standard, or limitation imposed by this Ordinance, or the terms or conditions of any permit or other development or redevelopment approval or authorization granted pursuant to this Ordinance, is unlawful and shall constitute a violation of this Ordinance.
   (C)   Each day a separate offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct violation or offense.
   (D)   Responsible persons/entities. 
      (1)   Any person who erects, constructs, reconstructs, alters (whether actively or passively), or fails to erect, construct, reconstruct alter, repair or maintain any structure, BMP, practice, or condition in violation of this Ordinance shall be subject to the remedies, penalties, and/or enforcement actions in accordance with this section. Persons subject to the remedies and penalties set forth herein may include any architect, engineer, builder, contractor, developer, agency, or any other person who participates in, assists, directs, creates, causes, or maintains a condition that results in or constitutes a violation of this Ordinance, or fails to take appropriate action, so that a violation of this Ordinance results or persists; or an owner, any tenant or occupant, or any other person, who has control over, or responsibility for, the use or development of the property on which the violation occurs.
      (2)   For the purposes of this division, responsible person(s) shall include but not be limited to:
         (a)   Person maintaining condition resulting in or constituting violation.  An architect, engineer, builder, contractor, developer, agency, or any other person who participates in, assists, directs, creates, causes, or maintains a condition that constitutes a violation of this Ordinance, or fails to take appropriate action, so that a violation of this Ordinance results or persists.
         (b)   Responsibility for land or use of land.  The owner of the land on which the violation occurs, any tenant or occupant of the property, any person who is responsible for stormwater controls or practices pursuant to a private agreement or public document, or any person, who has control over, or responsibility for, the use, development or redevelopment of the property.
(Ord. O-2007-24, passed 9-18-07)