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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
SDAR. South Dakota Administrative Rules.
ASSISTANT BUILDING INSPECTOR. The Assistant Building Inspector shall be any person appointed to assist the Building Inspector with her or his duties as provided by this chapter.
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS). Control measures which reduce or prevent the discharge of pollutants (defined at SDAR 74:52:01:35) to waters of the state.
BUILDING CODE. The specific Building Code, whether it be uniform or international, adopted by the city.
BUILDING INSPECTOR. The Building Inspector shall be any person appointed to perform this duty as provided by this chapter.
CLEARING. Any activity that causes the removal of the vegetative surface cover.
CODES. The current adopted addition of codes and ordinances adopted by the state and the city.
CONSTRUCTION. The act of construction including, but not limited to, the rough framing, remodeling, shingling, siding, new construction, concrete, alteration, addition, repair, or erection of buildings or structures, all construction required to possess a permit within the city.
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS. The city approves specifications for the installation of streets, water, and sewer and storm sewer improvements within the public right-of-way or established utility easements.
CONTRACTOR. Any contractor appropriately licensed as required by the city’s ordinances.
DRAINAGE WAY. Any channel that conveys surface runoff throughout the city.
ELECTRICIAN. Any person who is licensed by the state and the city to perform electrical work which includes but is not limited to running conduit, installing wiring, terminating wiring, and installing electrical fixtures or motors.
EROSION CONTROL PLAN (ECP). A plan prepared for a specific site which dictates the specific measures and controls and their application sequence for the control of sediment and erosion on the site.
FINAL STABILIZATION. The return of a construction site to a finished condition in which all final improvements and vegetation has been placed and are functioning as planned in accordance with the stormwater pollution prevention plan and erosion control plan submitted and approved for the site.
FLAME RETARDANT OR FLAME RESISTANT TARP. A tarp that has a physical marking or tag attached to it which shows that the tarp has been tested and declared FLAME RESISTANT AND/OR FLAME RETARDANT. Tarps not bearing this physical insignia shall not be acceptable.
GENERAL RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR. Any person who oversees and/or participates in the act of residential construction and/or excavation on property other than that owned and occupied by her or him as her or his primary residence and who is responsible for the final product.
GRADING PERMIT. A permit issued by the city for construction, excavation, grading, clearing, and any other land disturbing activity.
LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITY. Any activity that involves grading, clearing, or the moving of topsoil, rock, or any other natural surface from a property.
MUNICIPALITY. Wherever the word MUNICIPALITY is used in the Uniform Building Code, it shall be held to mean this city.
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except days that are nationally recognized as a holiday.
PERIMETER CONTROLS. Erosion control measures that protect neighboring properties from stormwater runoff and sedimentation.
PERMANENT STRUCTURE. A structure which is established for 365 days a year and in compliance with the Building Code for the occupancy which is utilizing the structure.
PERMANENT BARRIER. A wall or fence which has been constructed as a permanent attachment to property and is a minimum of five feet in height and has openings which are no longer that four inches in either direction.
PERMANENT BUSINESS. A place of business which is in physical operation and open to the public at one stationary location for a period of not less that 300 days a year and has a permanent state sales tax license for said location.
PLUMBER. Any person who is licensed by the state and city to perform plumbing work which includes but is not limited to gas piping, water and sewer piping, installation of plumbing fixtures, including water heaters, and reparation of piping or plumbing fixtures.
RESIDENTIAL SUBCONTRACTOR. Any person who is engaged in the act of residential construction and/or excavation under supervision of a general contractor on property other than that owned and occupied by him or her as his or her primary residence. If the SUBCONTRACTOR is not under supervision of a general contractor, the SUBCONTRACTOR becomes the general contractor.
SD DENR. South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
STABILIZATION. The use of practice and methods that prevent exposed soils from eroding including but not limited to grass, trees, sod, mulch, or other materials which prevent erosion and assist the soil in the retention of moisture.
STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN (SWPPP). A plan prepared for and approved by the State DENR required to obtain a stormwater permit for construction which disturbs more than one acre of land or industrial activities having a Standard Industrial Code between 20 and 39.
TEMPORARY BUSINESS. A place of business which is in physical operation and open to the public at one or more location for a period not exceeding 30 days and has a merchant’s license.
TEMPORARY STORAGE BUILDINGS. Storage building not used for actual selling, but for storage of goods and merchandise for retail or wholesale in conjunction with a permanent retail or wholesale business.
TEMPORARY STRUCTURE. Any vending stand, reviewing stand, canopy tent, awning, fence, or other miscellaneous structure which is intended for use on a temporary basis.
WATERCOURSE. Any body of water including, but not limited to, lakes, ponds, streams, and other bodies of water delineated by the city.
WATERWAY. A channel that directs surface runoff water to a watercourse or to a public storm drain.
WATERS OF THE STATE. All waters within the jurisdiction of the state, including all streams, lakes, ponds, impounding reservoirs, marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, springs, irrigation systems, drainage systems, and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface or underground, natural or artificial, public or private, situated wholly or partly within or bordering upon the state, but not waste treatment systems, including treatment ponds, lagoons, or treated water distribution systems designed to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act, being 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq. other than cooling ponds as defined by 40 C.F.R. § 423.11(m) (July 1, 1991).