932.01  MINIMUM CONTROL MEASURES
   (a)   Public Education and Outreach on Storm Water Impacts.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.  The City has implemented a public education program to distribute educational materials to the community or conduct equivalent outreach activities about the impacts of storm water discharges on water bodies and the steps the public can take to reduce pollutants in storm water runoff.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.
         A.   The City of Sylvania has chosen BMPs that will help educate homeowners, students, and owners and employees of commercial facilities including but not limited to restaurants, automobile repair and related businesses.  The BMPs will address pollutants including pesticides and fertilizers from home and commercial applications, used motor oil and other vehicle fluids from home and auto repair shops, restaurant oil and grease, dry cleaning chemicals released to the environment through improper disposal, and pathogenic organisms from improper or illegal connections of sanitary systems to the MS4.
         B.   The City will use a variety of means to provide educational materials to its citizens.  Informational flyers will be available to homeowners and businesses, the City's website will include a section on storm water activities and information, a storm water information booth will be available during City events, and presentations relating to storm water activities will be made available to school, church, civic and senior citizen groups in the community.
         C.   In addition, the City will work with the Sylvania School System and the Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District to provide educational materials on water pollution and storm water runoff to students.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Educational booth at City events
One per year
2017
Storm water tips on City calendar
One per quarter
2017
Storm water section on City web site
New article semi-annually
Ongoing
Develop and provide pre-sentation for school, church, business, civic, and senior citizen groups
1 presentation/year
2017
Develop or purchase flyers for distribution
One flyer per year
Ongoing
Work with Sylvania Schools and Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District to provide educational programs for students
1 program/year
2017
   (b)   Public Involvement/Participation.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.  The City will comply with State and local public notice requirements when implementing a public involvement/participation program.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.
         A.   The City of Sylvania has chosen BMPs that will involve the public in their Storm Water Management Plan.  The City will hold a public meeting to discuss the Storm Water Management Plan and provide a method to receive input from the public.  The City will also involve school and service groups in stream cleanup activities.  The City also intends to involve scout troops and school science classes with the identification of storm drains.  In addition, a storm water hotline will be implemented and its availability advertised as part of the public education process.
         B.   By offering a range of opportunities to the public, Sylvania hopes to actively involve a variety of people in the implementation of a number of storm water activities.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Hold public meeting/
Stakeholder Meetings
Per 1 permit period
2017
Storm drain identification system/Storm Drain Marking
20 participants
80 Storm Drains marked
200 leaflets hung
Current
Stream cleanup
20 participants
Current
Institute a storm water hotline
Consistent posting
Current
Storm water section on City website
Completion
Current
   (c)   Illicit Discharge, Detection and Elimination.
      (1)   Permit requirement.
         A.   The City will develop, implement, and enforce a program to detect and eliminate illicit into its MS4.
         B.   The City will develop, a GIS-based storm sewer map showing the location of all outfalls and the names and location of all surface waters of the State and receive discharges from those outfalls.
         C.   The City has already completed a paper copy of such map.  The City will develop a list of all home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) connected to discharge to your MS4 including the addresses and indicate on a storm sewer map the location of HSTS's connected to the MS4.  The map shall include details on the type and size of conduits/ditches in the MS4 that receive discharges from the MSTS's, as well as the water bodies that receive discharge from its MS4.  This information will be submitted to Ohio EPA.
         D.   The City has prohibited, through ordinance, illicit discharges into your storm sewer system and implemented appropriate enforcement procedures and actions.
         E.   The City has developed and implemented a plan to detect and eliminate non-storm water discharges, including illegal dumping to its system.
         F.   The City has and will continue to inform public employees, businesses, and the general public of hazards associated with illegal discharges and improper disposal of waste.
         G.   The City does not consider the following categories of non-storm water discharges to be significant contributors of pollutants to your small MS4; water line flushing, landscape irrigation, diverted stream flows, rising ground waters, uncontaminated ground water infiltration, uncontaminated pumped ground water, discharges from potable water sources, foundation drains, air conditioning condensation, irrigation water, springs, water from crawl space pumps, footing drains, lawn watering, individual residential car washing, flows from riparian habitats and wetlands, dechlorinated swimming pool discharges, street wash water, and discharges or flows from fire fighting activities (by definition, not an illicit discharge).
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.  The City of Sylvania has identified a plan to eliminate illicit discharges from their MS4.  The plan consists of an ordinance with penalty provisions, a map of the system, procedures to locate and eliminate illicit discharges and an educational component aimed at not only the public but also businesses located within the City.  Best management practices include a storm water hotline, educational pamphlets and displays, and monitoring.  It is hoped that this comprehensive plan involving the residents, business community and City personnel will facilitate the discovery and elimination of illicit discharges from Sylvania's MS4.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Storm sewer map
Review yearly
Current
Develop a list of all home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) including addresses and show location of same on existing storm sewer map.
List complete
12/2017 completion
Develop an enforcement plan to locate, trace, remove and document the removal of illicit discharges from the MS4.  The plan will include provisions for dry weather inspections of storm outfalls.
Complete 2 year plan
2018
Sampling per Ohio TMDL Priority List (303d) & Appendix D1
1 per permit period
2019
Schedule a workshop for business community for the purpose of educating them about pollution prevention and storm water issues
Even years
2018
Provide educational materials through flyers, website, newsletter and display.  Materials will cover illegal dumping, household hazardous waste, and other storm water related information/Utility stuffers, using media, edu-cational displays, educational pamphlets.
1 per year
See Section 932.01(a)(3)
   (d)   Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.  The City has developed, implemented, and enforced a program to reduce pollutants in any storm water runoff to its MS4 from construction activities that result in a land disturbance of greater than or equal to one acre.  Reduction of pollutants in storm water discharges from construction activity disturbing less than one acre is included in the program if that construction activity is part of a larger common plan of development for sale that would disturb one acre or more.  The program includes:
         A.   An ordinance that requires erosion and sediment controls, as well as sanctions to ensure compliance to the extent allowable under State or local law;
         B.   Requirements for construction site operators to implement appropriate erosion and sediment control BMPs;
         C.   Requirements for construction site operators to control waste such as discharged building materials, concrete truck wash out, chemicals, litter, and sanitary wastes at the construction site that might cause adverse impacts to water quality;
         D.   Procedures for site plan review which incorporate consideration of potential water quality impacts;
         E.   Procedures for receipt and consideration of information submitted by the pubic; and
         F.   Procedures for site inspection and enforcement of control measures.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.  Sediment and erosion controls from construction sites are important mechanisms for helping to reduce pollutants in storm water.  The City of Sylvania's construction site runoff control program consists of an ordinance requiring sediment and erosion controls from construction sites as well as penalty provisions.  An inspection plan including site review and inspection goals has been developed and existing personnel trained in these procedures.  A storm water "hotline" has been implemented to facilitate receiving public input.  A meeting has been held with contractors through a collective TMACOG effort explaining the regulations and enforcement procedures.  The City has included the construction permit, created by Ohio EPA into Sylvania's Storm Water Management Plan.  The implementation of these measures will help minimize the impact of sediment runoff pollution.
      (3)   BMPPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Institute a storm water hotline
Complete
Second Quarter 2004
Develop and implement an inspection plan which includes plan review, site inspection and enforcement measures.
Monthly
Third Quarter 2004
Schedule a workshop for contractors for the purpose of educating them on the provisions of the sediment and erosion control ordinance and inspection plan.  In addition, BMPs including but not limited to the use of silt fences, storm drain inlet protection, filter berms, construction site, management and dust control will be explained/Stakeholder meetings
Completion
2016
   (e)   Post Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment.
      (1)   Permit Requirements.
         A.   The City will develop, implement and enforce a program to address storm water runoff from new development and redevelopment projects that disturb greater than or equal to one acre, including projects less than one acre that are part of a larger common plan of development or sale, that discharge to its MS4.  The program will ensure that controls are in place that would prevent or minimize water quality impacts.
         B.   The program will develop and implement strategies which include a combination of structural and/or non-structural BMPs appropriate for Sylvania.
         C.   The program will ensure adequate long-term operation and maintenance of BMPs.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.  The City of Sylvania has the unique situation of having very little developable land.  The City is almost entirely "built out".  Redevelopment would be the primary focus of the Post Construction - Minimum Control Measure.  The City will prepare and adopt an ordinance requiring control of runoff from new and redevelopment as well as penalty provisions.  Existing regulations will be reviewed for the applicability to this control measure.  An inspection/compliance plan will be developed to make certain post construction requirements are being met as well as citizen complaints are answered.  The City will host a workshop, likely in partnership with TMACOG, for developers to explain the ordinance and inspection plan and their long-term impact.  Zoning and sewer department personnel will be trained on storm water runoff implications to the community.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
 
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Prepare and adopt an ordinance requiring the implementation of post construction runoff controls including penalty provisions.
Complete
2018
Develop and implement an inspection/compliance plan to review new and redeveloped sites, answer citizen com-plaints, initiate enforcement.
Every year inspections
2018
Institute a storm water hotline
Complete
2017
Train zoning and inspection personnel on post construction ordinance and inspection plan
Complete
2018
Develop, schedule and hold a workshop for developers to inform them of new ordinance and inspection plan as well as inform them of BMPs, including but not limited to wet ponds, grassed swales, grassed filter strips, catch basin inserts/ Stakeholder meetings.
Complete
2016
   (f)   Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.
      (1)   Permit Requirement.
         A.   The City has developed and implemented an operation and maintenance program that includes a training component and has the ultimate goal of preventing or reducing pollutant runoff from municipal operations.
         B.   Using training materials that are available from Ohio EPA or other organizations, the program includes employee training to prevent and reduce storm water pollution from activities such as park and open space maintenance, fleet and building maintenance, new construction and land disturbances and storm water system maintenance.
      (2)   BMP Decision Process.
         A.   The City of Sylvania's Divisions of Streets, Utilities and Parks and Forestry are all subject to an operations and maintenance program designed to prevent or reduce pollutant runoff.  The City wants to provide their employees with information on how to best minimize the release of pollutants as well as the benefits to the environment by these activities.  The City will train both new and existing employees in the proper handling and disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.  Proper maintenance and operation of salt spreading, street sweeping and sewer cleaning vehicles will also be part of the City's training program.
         B.   In an effort to minimize pollutant loading to the storm sewer system the City will sweep all curbed streets and city owned parking lots four times per year, inspect and clean if necessary, 1/4 of the storm catch basins yearly, and inspect and clean their ditches yearly.  Those activities will be documented and records retained.
         C.   The City currently has a used automobile and truck fluid recycling program and a covered salt storage building.  The City currently uses drying beds for materials removed from catch basins and ditches prior to land filling.  The system presently used will be reviewed and changed if necessary.
         D.   A copy of the City's Anti-Litter Law is attached.  The law is enforced and has penalty provisions.
         E.   The selection of BMPs and their impact on preventing or minimizing pollutant runoff will be evaluated through a survey that will be developed by the City and made available to all residents and business.  The responses to the survey will be evaluated and recommendations made on BMP selection.
      (3)   BMPs and Measurable Goals.
Compliance Task/BMP
Measurable Goals
Target Initiation Date
Employee Training/ Vehicle washing, landscaping and lawn care, road sale application and storage, hazards materials storage
Annually
Current
Curbed Street and City Owned parking lot sweeping/Parking Lot and Street Sweeping
4 times/year
Current
Clean and inspect ditches/ Storm Drain System Cleaning
Annually
Current
Covered salt storage/ Road Salt Application and Storage
On-going
Current
Used fluid recycling/Used Oil Recycling
On-going
Current
Review handling and disposal of maintenance residue
Annually
Current
Inspect catch basins and clean if necessary/Storm Drain System Cleaning
1/5 system annually
Current
(Ord. 56-2016.  Passed 9-19-16.)