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The words and terms used in this regulation, unless otherwise expressly stated, shall have the following meaning:
(a) “Best Management Practices (BMPs)”: means schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, general good housekeeping practices, pollution prevention and educational practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants to storm water. BMPs also include treatment practices, operating procedures, and practices to control site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or water disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage.
(b) “Community”: means the City of Sylvania (City), its designated representatives, boards or commissions.
(c) “Environmental Protection Agency” or “United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)”: means the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including but not limited to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), or any duly authorized official of said agency.
(d) “Floatable material”: in general this term means any foreign matter that may float or remain suspended in the water column, and includes but is not limited to, plastic, aluminum cans, wood products, bottles and paper products.
(e) “Hazardous Material”: means any material including any substance, waste, or combination thereof, which because of its quantity, 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, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed.
(f) “Illicit Discharge”: as defined at 40 C.F.R. 122.26(b)(2) means any discharge to an MS4 that is not composed entirely of storm water, except for those discharges to an MS4 pursuant to a NPDES permit or noted in Section 930.05 of this regulation.
(g) “Illicit Connection”: means any drain or conveyance, whether on the surface or subsurface, that allows an illicit discharge to enter the MS4.
(h) “Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)”: as defined at 40 C.F.R. 122.26(b)(8), municipal separate storm sewer system means a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains):
(1) Owned or operated by a State, city, town, borough, county, parish, district, municipality, township, county, district, association, or other public body (created by or pursuant to State law) having jurisdiction over sewage, industrial wastes, including special districts under State law such as a sewer district, or similar entity, or an Indian tribe or an authorized Indian tribal organization, or a designated and approved management agency under section 208 of the Clean Water Act that discharges to waters of the United States;
(2) Designed or used for collecting or conveying storm water;
(3) Which is not a combined sewer; and
(4) Which is not part of a Public Owned Treatment Works (POTW) as defined at 40 C.F.R. 122.2.
(i) “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Discharge Permit”: means a permit issued by the EPA (or by a State under authority delegated pursuant to 33 USC Section 1342(b)) that authorizes the discharge of pollutants to waters of the United States, whether the permit is applicable on an individual, group or general area-wide basis.
(j) “Off-Lot Discharging Home Sewage Treatment System”: means a system designed to treat home sewage on-site and discharges treated wastewater effluent off the property into a storm water or surface water conveyance or system.
(k) “Owner/Operator”: means any individual, association, organization, partnership, firm, corporation or other entity recognized by law and acting as either the owner or on the owner’s behalf.
(l) “Pollutant”: means anything that causes or contributes to pollution.
(m) “Storm Water”: any surface flow, runoff, and drainage consisting entirely of water from any form of natural precipitation, and resulting from such precipitation.
(n) “Wastewater”: the spent water of a community. From the standpoint of a source, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions.
(Ord. 9-2011. Passed 2-7-11.)