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The town makes the following findings:
(A) Uncontrolled stormwater runoff may have significant, adverse impact on the health, safety and general welfare of the town and the quality of life of its citizens, by transporting pollutants into receiving waters and by causing erosion or flooding.
(B) The town is required by federal law (33 U.S.C. § 1342(p) and 40 C.F.R. § 122.26) to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (“DHEC”) for stormwater discharges from the Mount Pleasant Stormwater System. The NPDES permit requires the town to impose controls to reduce the discharge of pollutants in stormwater to the maximum extent practicable, using management practices, control techniques and systems, design and engineering methods, and such other provisions determined to be appropriate for the control of such pollutants.
(C) Additionally, certain facilities that discharge stormwater associated with an industrial activity, including land-disturbing activities, are required to obtain NPDES permits. Also, The South Carolina Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Act (S.C. Code §§ 48-14-10 et seq.) requires a state permit for certain land-disturbing activities.
(Ord. 07045, passed 8-14-07)