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A. Authority To Inspect: Upon presentation of credentials and at all reasonable or necessary hours, all authorized employees of the city of Reedley shall have access to all premises and to all records pertaining to those premises for purposes of ensuring compliance with this chapter. Inspection, interviewing, copying, sampling, photographing, and other activities conducted on the premises shall be limited to those which are reasonably needed by the city in determining compliance with the requirements of this chapter. All persons shall allow such activities under safe and nonhazardous conditions with a minimum of delay.
B. Monitoring Activities: The public works director, city engineer, or either of their authorized designees, may order any person engaged in any activity or owning or operating on any premises which may cause or contribute to discharges of pollutants to the public storm drain system in violation of this chapter or any applicable NPDES or RWQCB stormwater permit condition to undertake such monitoring activities and analyses and furnish such reports as the public works director, city engineer, or authorized designee may specify. The costs of such activities, analyses, and reports shall be borne by the recipient of the order.
C. Access Refusal: If an authorized employee of the city of Reedley has been refused access to any premises, and is able to demonstrate probable cause to believe that there may be a violation of this chapter, or that there is a need to inspect, interview, copy, photograph, or sample as part of an inspection and sampling procedure of the city designed to determine compliance with the requirements of this chapter or any related laws or regulations designed to protect the environment and the public health, safety and welfare of the community, then the public works director, city engineer, or authorized designee may seek issuance of a search or inspection warrant from a judge or judicial officer of the Fresno County superior court. (Ord. 2015-008, 10-13-2015)