A. Permit Required. Any person who owns an existing connection or intends to connect directly to a public storm drain system must have a permit issued by the city to do so.
B. Cost of Inspection. Each person owning a connection to a public storm drain system shall pay an annual inspection fee, as set forth in the creek and flood protection fee schedule, to cover the cost of routine inspection, reporting review, and sampling.
C. Compliance Notice. The director shall require by written notice that a person with an illicit connection to the public storm drain system comply with the requirements of this chapter to eliminate or secure city approval for the connection by a specified date, regardless of whether or not the connection had been established or approved prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, or through prior permit. If the person with an illicit connection can demonstrate to the director that an illegal discharge will not occur, the person may request the director’s approval to maintain the connection and shall obtain the required permit.
D. Sampling and Reporting. Any connection to the public storm drain system must include a sampling port to allow the city to verify discharge quality. The person owning the connection to the public storm drain system must submit to the director self-monitoring reports to assess and assure continued compliance with this chapter. Reports shall be signed by the property owner or the authorized representative. Sampling and reporting shall conform to the provisions of the permit.
E. Agreement Concerning Permit. Any person to whom the city has issued a permit under this section shall enter into an agreement with the city, which agreement shall be recorded and shall reflect the provisions of this section.
F. Transfers of Property—New Permit Required. Whenever a person to whom the city has issued a permit under this section transfers the property to which the permit is attached, the transferee has thirty days in which to obtain a new permit in the transferee’s name. If such permit is not obtained, the connection will be deemed illicit. (Ord. 1543 § 2 (part), 2010)