City of Hazelwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 3911-07 §1, 12-19-2007]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
BUFFER
With respect to a stream, a natural or enhanced vegetated area (established by Section 413.070(1) below) lying adjacent to the stream.
FLOODPLAIN
Any land area susceptible to flooding, which would have at least a one percent (1%) probability of flooding occurrence in any calendar year based on the basin being fully developed as shown on the current land use plan; i.e. the regulatory flood.
IMPERVIOUS COVER
Any manmade paved, hardened or structural surface regardless of material. Impervious cover includes, but is not limited to, rooftops, buildings, streets, roads, decks, swimming pools and any concrete or asphalt.
LAND DEVELOPMENT
Any land change including, but not limited to, clearing, grubbing, stripping, removal of vegetation, dredging, grading, excavating, transporting and filling of land, construction, paving and any other installation of impervious cover.
LAND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY
Those actions or activities which comprise, facilitate or result in land development.
LAND DISTURBANCE
Any land or vegetation change, including, but not limited to, clearing, grubbing, stripping, removal of vegetation, dredging, grading, excavating, transporting and filling of land, that do not involve construction, paving or any other installation of impervious cover.
LAND DISTURBANCE ACTIVITY
Those actions or activities which comprise, facilitate or result in land disturbance.
PARCEL
Any plot, lot or acreage shown as a unit on the latest County tax assessment records.
PERMIT
The permit issued by the (local permitting authority) required for undertaking any land development activity
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, firm, association, joint venture, public or private corporation, trust, estate, commission, board, public or private institution, utility, cooperative, City, County or other political subdivision of the State, any interstate body or any other legal entity.
PROTECTION AREA OR STREAM PROTECTION AREA
With respect to a stream, the combined areas of all required buffers and setbacks applicable to such stream.
RIPARIAN
Belonging or related to the bank of a river, stream, lake, pond or impoundment.
SETBACK
With respect to a stream, the area established by Section 413.070(2) extending beyond any buffer applicable to the stream.
STREAM
Any stream, beginning at:
1. 
All natural watercourses depicted by a solid or dashed blue line on the most current United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic) Maps for Missouri; or
2. 
A point in the stream channel with a drainage area of twenty-five (25) acres or more.
STREAM BANK
The sloping land that contains the stream channel and the normal flows of the stream. Where no established top-of-bank can be determined, the stream bank will be the "ordinary high water mark" as defined by the Corps of Engineers in Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulation, Part 328.3.
STREAM CHANNEL
The portion of a watercourse that contains the base flow of the stream.