CHAPTER 23D. URBAN STORM WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND DISCHARGE CONTROL
Article 8. Regulations and Requirements.
Sec. 23D-8-10. Requirement to prevent, control and reduce storm water pollutants.
(a) Authorization to Implement Best Management Practices. The city will
implement BMPs for any activity, operation or facility that may cause or
contribute to pollution or contamination of storm water, the storm drain system
or waters of the U.S. The BMPs will be identified in a BMP manual, which can be
obtained by contacting the city’s public works department. Where BMP
requirements are promulgated by the city or any federal, state of California or
regional agency for any activity, operation or facility which would otherwise
cause the discharge of pollutants to the storm drain system or water of the
U.S., every person undertaking such activity or operation, or owning or
operating such facility shall comply with such
(b) Post-Construction Best Management Practices. New
development and redevelopment projects will be required to implement
post-construction BMPs to control the volume, rate and potential pollutant load
of storm water runoff, including but not limited to requirements to minimize the
generation, transport and discharge of pollutants. A copy of the city’s
post-construction BMP’s, identified in the storm water quality control
measures design guidelines, can be obtained by contacting the city’s
public works department.
The public works director, or his or her designee,
shall be the administrator of the storm water quality control measures design
guidelines. These guidelines shall be reviewed and updated at least every three
The city shall incorporate such storm water quality control measure
design guideline requirements in any land use entitlement and construction or
building-related permit to be issued relative to such development or
redevelopment. The owner and developer shall comply with the terms, provisions
and conditions of such land use entitlements and building permits as required in
this chapter. The city shall collect a fee in accordance with the fee schedule
to ensure compliance with the post-construction BMPs. The fee schedule would be
adopted under a separate resolution.
(c) Responsibility to Implement Best
Management Practices. Notwithstanding the presence or absence of requirements
promulgated pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section, any person
engaged in activities or operations, or owning facilities or property which will
or may result in pollutants entering storm water, the storm drain system or
waters of the U.S. shall implement BMPs to the extent they are technologically
achievable to prevent and reduce such pollutants. The owner or operator of a
commercial or industrial establishment shall provide reasonable protection from
accidental discharge of prohibited materials or other wastes into the municipal
storm drain system or watercourses. Facilities to prevent accidental discharge
of prohibited materials or other wastes shall be provided and maintained at the
owner or operator’s expense.
(d) Maintenance Agreement. Commercial and
industrial facility owners implementing post-construction BMPs shall enter into
a maintenance agreement with the city for the maintenance of such features.
(Ord. No. 1369, § 2 (part).)