III. Erosion and Sediment Control Law
It is hereby determined that:
1.1 Land development activities and associated
increases in site impervious cover often alter the hydrologic
response of local watersheds and increase storm water runoff rates
and volumes, flooding, stream channel erosion, or sediment transport
1.2 This storm water runoff contributes to increased
quantities of water-borne pollutants, including siltation of aquatic
habitat for fish and other desirable species;
Section 2. Purpose
The purpose of this local law is to establish minimum storm water management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety, and welfare of the public residing within this jurisdiction and to address the findings of fact in Section 1 hereof. This local law seeks to meet those purposes by achieving the following objectives:
Article 2. Storm water Control
CLEARING — any activity that removes the vegetative surface cover.
DEDICATION — the deliberate appropriation of
property by its owner for general public use.
DEVELOPER — a person who undertakes land
development activitiesEROSION CONTROL MANUAL — the most recent
version of the “New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion
and Sediment Control” manual, commonly known as the “Blue Book”.
INFILTRATION — the process of percolating water into the subsoil.
JURISDICTIONAL WETLAND — an area that is
inundated or saturated by surface water or groundwater at a
frequency and duration sufficient to support a prevalence of
vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions,
commonly known as hydrophytic vegetation.
PROJECT - land development activity
STOP WORK ORDER - an order issued which requires
that all construction activity on a site be stopped.
STORM WATER POLUTION PREVENTION PLAN (SWPPP) - a
plan for controlling storm water runoff and pollutants from a site
during and after construction activities.
WATERSHED - a region or area contributing storm
water ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water.
CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATION STATEMENT
2.5 A copy of the SWPPP shall be retained at the site of the land development activity during construction from the date of initiation of construction activities to the date of final stabilization.
3.1 Technical Standards
Section 1. Construction Inspection
3.1.5 a statement of the penalty or penalties
that shall or may be assessed against the person to whom the notice
of violation is directed;
I hereby certify that the local law annexed
hereto , designated as local law No. 03 of 2007 of the
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