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BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS). Schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, general good housekeeping practices, pollutions 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.
COMMUNITY. The City of Wadsworth, its designated representatives, boards, or commissions.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), or any duly authorized official of said agencies.
FLOATABLE MATERIAL. 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.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL. 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.
ILLICIT DISCHARGE. Any discharge to an MS4 that is not composed entirely of storm water, except for those discharges to an MS4 pursuant to an NPDES permit or noted in § 53.29.
ILLEGAL CONNECTION. Any drain or conveyance, whether on the surface or subsurface, that allows an illicit discharge to enter the MS4.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4). Conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains):
(1) Owned or operated by the city, 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 publicly owned treatment works (POTW) is as defined at 40 C.F.R. 122.2.
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) STORM WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT. A permit issued by the EPA 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.
OFF-LOT DISCHARGING HOME SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM. 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.
OWNER/OPERATOR. 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.
POLLUTANT. Anything that causes or contributes to pollution. Pollutants may include, but are not limited to, paints, varnishes, solvents, oil and other automotive fluids, nonhazardous liquid and solid wastes, yard wastes, refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter or other discarded or abandoned objects, floatable materials, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, hazardous materials, wastes, sewage, dissolved and particulate metals, animal wastes, residues that result from constructing a structure, and noxious or offensive matter of any kind.
STORM WATER. Any surface flow, runoff, and drainage consisting entirely of water from any form of natural precipitation, and resulting from such precipitation.
WASTEWATER. The spent water of a community. It may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions.
(Ord. 17-007, passed 3-7-17)