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(A) Right of entry.
(1) Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this chapter, or whenever an authorized enforcement official has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises any condition which constitutes a violation of this chapter, the enforcement official may enter such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or perform any duty imposed upon the officer by this chapter.
(2) Any request for entry shall state that the property owner or occupant has the right to refuse entry and that in the event such entry is refused, inspection may be made upon issuance of a warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(3) In the event the owner or occupant refuses entry after such request has been made, the enforcement official is empowered to seek assistance from any court of competent jurisdiction in obtaining such entry.
(B) Photographs. The Enforcement Official may, in the course of inspection, photograph the premises to memorialize (he inspection as it relates to regulation by this chapter or any other local, state, or federal law. Photographs may be taken of any facility, mechanism, apparatus, means or method thought to contribute to or facilitate a suspected violation.
(C) Sampling authority. Inspections shall be based upon such reasonable selection processes as may be deemed necessary to carry out the objectives of this chapter, including but not limited to, random sampling and/or sampling in areas with evidence of storm water contamination, illegal discharge, non-storm water discharge to the storm water conveyance system, or similar factors.
(D) Sampling methods.
(1) During any inspection, the enforcement official may take samples as necessary in order to implement and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
(2) This authority may include the installation of sampling and metering devices on private property, or requiring the person owning or occupying the premises to supply samples.
(E) Monitoring, analysis and reporting authority.
(1) The enforcement official may require monitoring, analysis and reporting of discharges from any premises to the storm water conveyance system.
(2) Upon service of written notice by the enforcement official, the burden, including cost, of these activities, analyses and reports, incurred in complying with the requirement shall, to the extent permitted by law, be borne by the property owner or occupant of the facility or activity for which testing and monitoring has been requested.
(Ord. 2006-002, passed 3-13-06; Am. Ord. 2015-012, passed 6-23-15)