Sec. 26-188.  Construction storm water pollution prevention plan.

 

(a)  A storm water pollution prevention plan shall be prepared and updated in accordance with locally-approved technical standards, specification, and guidance for construction activity within the city and its extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction and shall include an erosion and sediment control plan for land disturbance.

 

(b)  The storm water pollution prevention plan shall include a description of all potential pollution sources as well as temporary and permanent best management practices that will be implemented at the site as approved by the city.

 

(c)  The erosion and sediment control plan shall be submitted to the city for review with any application covered in 26-186 of this Code.

 

(d)  Land disturbing activities may not proceed until approval of the erosion and sediment control plan is provided by the city.

 

(e)  The owner or operator is required to have a copy of the storm water pollution prevention plan readily available or on site for review with content that reflects the current condition of the construction activity and all records that demonstrate compliance and are required by this Code.

 

(f)  The storm water pollution prevention plan shall include a description of routine site inspections.

 

(1)       The owner or their representative shall inspect all best management practices at intervals of no greater than 14 calendar days and within 24 hours after any precipitation event of at least on-half inch.

 

(2)       Inspections of best management practices shall be conducted by an individual knowledgeable in the principles and practice of erosion and sediment controls who possesses the skills to assess conditions at the construction site that could impact storm water quality and to assess the effectiveness of any erosion and sediment control measures selected to control the quality of storm water discharges from the construction activity.

 

(3)       Inspection reports shall provide the name and qualification of the inspector, date of the evaluation, risks to storm water quality identified, and all corrective actions necessary to prevent storm water pollution.

 

(4)       The owner or operator of a construction activity may be requested to submit copies of inspection reports for review on a periodic basis by the city..

 

(g)  Based on inspections performed by the owner, operator, authorized city personnel, State or Federal regulators, modifications to the storm water pollution prevention plan will be necessary if at any time the specified best management practices do not meet the objectives of this article.  In this case, the owner shall meet with the authorized enforcement agency to determine the appropriate modifications.  All required modifications shall be completed within seven (7) calendar days of receiving notice of inspection findings, and shall be recorded in the storm waste pollution prevention plan.

 

(h)  The owner or operator of a construction site shall be responsible for amending the storm water pollution prevention plan whenever there is a significant change in design, construction, operation, or maintenance, which has a significant effect on the potential for discharge of pollutants to the MS4 or receiving waters, or if the storm water pollution prevention plan proves to be ineffective in achieving the general objectives of controlling pollutants in storm water discharges associated with land disturbance.

 

(i)  Records of inspection are to be maintained with the storm water pollution prevention plan for the life of the project.  Inspection records are to be available to the city's inspectors immediately upon request.  Delay in providing a copy of the storm water pollution prevention plan or any requested records shall constitute a violation of this Code.

 

Source:  Ord. No. 5086, 1, 8-3-09; Ord. No. 5237, 1, 12-3-12