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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. Schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, general good housekeeping practices, pollution prevention and education practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to prevent or reduce to the maximum extend practicable the discharge of pollutants directly or indirectly to waters of the United States. BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES also include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control plant site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal, and drainage from raw material storage.
CALIFORNIA STORM WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION or CASQA. The California Storm Water Quality Association, a professional member association dedicated to information sharing and the advancement of storm water quality management.
CITY. The City of Riverbank.
CLEAN WATER ACT. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.). and any subsequent amendments thereto.
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY. Activities subject to NPDES construction permits. These include construction projects resulting in land disturbance of one acre or more. Such activities include but are not limited to clearing and grubbing, grading, excavating and demolition.
DEVELOPMENT. The building or placement of any structure or portion thereof. DEVELOPMENT includes excavation and grading.
EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM. A documented employee training program which may be required to be implemented by a business pursuant to a storm water pollution prevention plan for the purpose of educating its employees on methods of reducing discharge of pollutants to the storm water conveyance system,
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. The City of Riverbank.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL. The Director of Public Works or his or her designee or any agent of the city authorized to enforce compliance with this chapter.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Any material, including any substance, waste or combination thereof, which because of its quality, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may cause, or significantly contribute to, a substantial present or potential hazard to human health, safety, property or the environment when improperly treated, stored, or transported, disposed of or otherwise managed (Cal. Health and Safety Code § 25117).
ILLEGAL DISCHARGE. Any discharge to the storm water conveyance system that violates this chapter, or is prohibited by federal, state, or local laws, or which degrades the quality of receiving waters in violation of any plan standard.
ILLICIT CONNECTIONS. Any physical connection to the storm water conveyance system, which is not authorized by the City of Riverbank and the Regional Water Quality Control Board Central Valley Region.
INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY. Activities subject to NPDES industrial permits as defined in 40 C.F.R. § 122.26(b)(14).
NATIONAL POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PERMIT. A permit issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board or the State Water Resources Control Board pursuant to Division 7, Chapter 5.5 of the California Water Code (commencing with § 13370) to control discharges from point sources to waters of the United States.
NONCOMMERCIAL VEHICLE WASHING. The washing and rinsing of passenger vehicles on private property in which no commercial enterprise is being conducted in the washing of those vehicles.
NON-STORM WATER DISCHARGE. Any discharge to the storm water-conveyance system that is not entirely composed of storm water.
PERSON. Any person, firm, corporation, business entity, or public agency, whether principal, agent, employee, or otherwise.
PLAN STANDARD. Any or all applicable requirements of the basin plan or any other approved plan.
POLLUTANT. Any contaminant, which can degrade the quality of the receiving water in violation of any plan standard.
PREMISES. Any contaminant, which can degrade the quality of the receiving water in violation of any plan standard.
PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT. The Public Works Superintendent of the City of Riverbank.
STORM WATER. Surface runoff and drainage associated with storm events, which is free of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable.
STORM WATER CONVEYANCE SYSTEM. Those artificial and natural facilities within the City of Riverbank, whether publicly or privately owned, by which storm water may be conveyed to a watercourse or waters of the United States, including any roads with drainage systems, streets, catch basins, natural and artificial channels, aqueducts, stream beds, gullies, curbs, gutters, ditches, open fields, parking lots, impervious surfaces used for parking, and natural and artificial channels or storm drains.
STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN. A document which describes the best management practices to be implemented by the owner or operator of a business to eliminate non-storm water discharges and/or reduce to the maximum extent practicable pollutant discharges to the storm water conveyance system.
WATERCOURSE. Any natural stream, whether flowing continuously or not, that is fed from permanent or natural sources, and includes, without limitation to rivers, creeks, runs, and rivulets.
Any term(s) defined in the Federal Clean Water Act, as amended, and/or defined in the regulations for the storm water discharge permitting program issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, as amended, and which are not specifically defined in this section shall, when used in this chapter, have the same meaning as set forth in said act or regulation.
(Ord. 2006-002, passed 3-13-06; Am. Ord. 2015-012, passed 6-23-15)