City of Oklahoma City

Excerpt from Oklahoma city Municipal code

ARTICLE VI. - STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

DIVISION 1. - GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 57-141. - Scope.

This article establishes methods to regulate the introduction of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system and enables The City of Oklahoma City to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws including, but not limited to, the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq.), the Oklahoma Environmental Quality Act (Title 27A O.S. § 1-1-101, et seq.) and the stormwater regulations (40 CFR Part 122). The objectives of this article are to allow The City of Oklahoma City:

(a)   to regulate the contribution of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system by stormwater discharges by any user;

(b)   to control the introduction to the municipal separate storm sewer system of spills, dumping, or the disposal of materials other than stormwater;

(c)   to prohibit illicit discharges to the municipal separate storm sewer system;

(d)   to carry out all inspection, surveillance and monitoring procedures necessary to determine compliance and noncompliance with this ordinance;

(e)   to comply with "NPDES Municipal Stormwater Discharge Permit" conditions and any other Federal or State law pertaining to stormwater quality which The City of Oklahoma City is subject.

DIVISION 2. - APPLICATION AND PERMITS FOR INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, AND CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES

§ 57-146. - Existing facilities required to obtain permit.

(a)   Requirement.

Any existing industrial, commercial, institutional, or multi-family or group residential facilities, which discharge stormwater into community waters or the MS4, will be required to develop and comply with Pollution Prevention Plans and apply for a Stormwater Discharge Permit before conducting any operations. This permit shall be required in addition to any permits required by EPA or the State.

(e)   Enforcement.

  1. In addition, if permittee allows a permit to expire or fails to timely procure renewal of a permit, then the Director or designee may suspend any soil disturbing, industrial, or construction activities at the site by permittee and its successors, contractors, and agents; however such suspension will not relieve the permittee's obligations to maintain the site in a safe condition and in compliance with City ordinances.
  2. If the Director or designee determines that permittee has failed to comply with any conditions of the permit, then the Director or designee may suspend any soil disturbing, industrial, or construction activities at the site by permittee and its successors, contractors, and agents; however such suspension will not relieve the permittee's obligations to maintain the site in a safe condition and in compliance with City ordinances.

§ 57-149. - Maintenance and submittal of records. 

Appropriate proof and records of compliance with the provisions of the Oklahoma City Stormwater Discharge Permit or Land Disturbing Permit will be maintained in the office of the designated contact person and be made available for review at any time by the Manager. A notification for a permit re-issuance request will be sent yearly on the anniversary date of the permit to the Manager.

(Ord. No. 21321, § 1, 9-28-99)

 

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