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(A) This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority conferred upon the town by the South Carolina Constitution, the South Carolina General Assembly, and in compliance with the requirements imposed upon the town by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”), and all applicable state permits and regulations issued in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, the South Carolina Pollution Control Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder.
(B) It is the goal of the Town Council that the provisions of this chapter will result in reduction of the discharge of pollutants to the Town MS4 and its receiving waters, to the maximum extent practicable.
(C) This chapter is to be construed to further its purpose of controlling and reducing pollutant discharges to the Town MS4 and to the waters of the state, to assure the obligations under its NPDES permit issued by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), as required by 33 U.S.C. § 1251 and 40 C.F.R.§ 122.26.
(D) The application of this chapter, the provisions expressed herein, and the federal and state stormwater regulations shall be minimum stormwater management requirements, and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other town ordinances or powers granted to the town by South Carolina statues, including, without limitation, the power to require additional or more stringent stormwater management requirements.
(E) The provisions of this chapter shall apply throughout the incorporated areas of the town.
(F) The Town Engineer and Stormwater Program Manager shall be primarily responsible for the coordination and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, the Town Stormwater Management Program (SWMP), and the town's NPDES permit.
(G) To the extent that any provisions or requirements of this chapter overlap or duplicate the requirements of another chapter, the most stringent requirement in the Town Code of Ordinances shall apply.
(Ord. 07045, passed 8-14-07)