For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and terms shall be defined as follows:
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs): Schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants to stormwater. BMPs also include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal, drainage from outdoor areas, and activities required to control the discharge from construction sites disturbing one acre of land or more (in 1 or more phases of construction).
CALIFORNIA STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD (SWRCB): The state agency charged with administration of the national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES).
CLEAN WATER ACT: The federal water pollution control act, as amended, 33 USC 1251 et seq.
DISCHARGE: Any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, ejecting, placing, releasing, leaching, dumping or disposing into or on any land in a manner that may cause pollution.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA): The federal agency charged with enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.
MANAGER: The public works manager or his/her designee.
NATIONAL POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES): Stormwater discharge permit for small municipal storm sewer systems (MS4) permit issued by the California state water resources control board which authorizes the discharge of stormwater pursuant to the clean water act (33 USC 1342).
NOTICE OF INTENT (NOI): A form submitted to the regional water quality control board notifying the agency of a person's intent to be covered under a separate regional water quality control board construction permit for the control of construction site runoff on projects that disturb one acre of land or more, in one or more phases of construction.
PERSON: Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, limited liability company, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, government entity, or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.
POLLUTANT: Shall have the same meaning as defined in 40 CFR 122.2, and shall include, but not be limited to, any solid, liquid, gas, or other substance that can alter the physical or chemical properties of water including, but not limited to, fertilizers, solvents, sludge, petroleum or petroleum products, solid waste, garbage, biological materials, radioactive materials, sand, dirt, animal waste, acids, and bases.
PREMISES: Any building, lot, parcel, real estate, or land or portion of land, whether improved or unimproved, including adjacent sidewalks and parking strips.
PUBLIC STORM DRAIN SYSTEM: All or any part of the publicly owned and maintained roads, streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, storm drains and dry wells located within public easements, rights of way, parks, common areas, retention areas, or other publicly owned or maintained real property designed or used for collecting, holding, or conveying stormwater.
REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD (RWQCB): The state division of the SWRCB charged with enforcement of the water quality laws and regulations in the state of California.
STORMWATER: Stormwater runoff, surface runoff and drainage. (Ord. 2008-07, 11-12-2008)