City of Excelsior Springs, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 14-04-09 §1, 4-21-2014]
The Director may promulgate rules governing the issuance of the permits required by this Section and may produce forms to effectuate the intent of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 14-04-09 §1, 4-21-2014]
A. 
Authorization To Discharge To MS4. If runoff from a land development will flow to a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) or other publicly owned storm sewer system, then the applicant shall obtain authorization from the system's owner to discharge into the system. The applicant must demonstrate that the system has adequate capacity for any increases in peak flow rates and volumes.
B. 
Permit Required. No stormwater drainage facility shall be constructed, altered or reconstructed without a grading/stormwater permit. To obtain a permit, the application form provided by the City shall be completed and plans must be submitted for review and approval of the Director. All such construction shall comply with the general requirements and design procedures, as set forth in this Chapter, and the criteria of KC-APWA 5100, KC-APWA 5600, and the MARC BMP Manual except as otherwise exempted by this Chapter for sites disturbing less than one (1) acre.
C. 
Land Disturbance Less Than One (1) Acre. Prior to the issuance by the City of a permit for any type of construction resulting in land disturbance under one (1) acre and not otherwise exempt from this Chapter, the property owner, the developer or their agent shall have a sketch plot plan approved by the City in accordance with Article III of this Chapter. The property owner, developer or their agent shall, at his own expense, submit necessary plans, designs and specifications to the City for review and approval.
D. 
Land Disturbance One (1) Acre Or Greater. Prior to the issuance by the City of a permit for any type of construction resulting in land disturbance one (1) acre or greater, the property owner, the developer or their agent shall have a stormwater management plan approved by the City in accordance with Article III of this Chapter. The property owner, developer or their agent shall, at his own expense, submit necessary plans, designs and specifications to the City for review and approval. This plan shall:
1. 
Include a pre- and post-development hydrologic analysis of the site.
2. 
Identify pollutants of concern for each area of the site.
3. 
Identify pollution prevention measures.
4. 
Identify controls that provide treatment and reduce stormwater volumes and velocities.
5. 
Identify any environmentally sensitive areas and provide a plan for protection of these areas per this Chapter.
6. 
Identify Low Impact Development opportunities that can best mimic the natural hydrology of the site and filter pollutants from the runoff.
7. 
Provide for long term operation and maintenance of controls.
8. 
Provide proof of other issued permits as stated in Section 407.120.
E. 
Waiver Of Permit. Provisions of this Section for plan requirement shall be waived provided no land is disturbed and no trees, shrubs, grass or vegetation is destroyed or removed for construction, reconstruction, repair or alteration of any building provided the improvement does not alter or increase the flow of water.
F. 
Individual Lots Not Separate Land Development. Residential, commercial or industrial developments shall apply these stormwater management criteria to land development as a whole. Individual residential lots in new subdivisions shall not be considered separate land development projects, but rather the entire subdivision shall be considered a single land development project.
G. 
Expiration. Every approval under this Subsection for clearing, grading, borrowing or filling of land shall expire within one (1) year from the date of issuance. This permit may be renewed for up to one (1) year by submitting a written request for an extension to the Director with the appropriate fee.
[Ord. No. 14-04-09 §1, 4-21-2014; Ord. No. 14-07-05 §24, 7-21-2014]
The City has the ability to require a fee to support local plan review, inspection and program administration. Each developer/owner seeking a grading/stormwater permit shall pay a fee upon submittal of the plans, in amounts as specified in the Schedule of Fees, Title I, Appendix A.
[Ord. No. 14-04-09 §1, 4-21-2014]
A. 
The City may periodically inspect development sites. Through such periodic inspections, the City shall ensure that the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is properly implemented and any necessary amendments thereto made in order to protect the environment and the public's health, safety and welfare. The erosion and sediment control measures for the site must be maintained by the developer until the site is stabilized. Also through such periodic inspections the City shall ensure that the post-construction management plan is properly implemented. The improvements shall be maintained by the responsible party (per Article VI of this Chapter).
B. 
The permittee shall notify the City at least two (2) working days before the start of site clearing.
C. 
The permittee or his/her agent shall make regular inspections of all control measures in accordance with the inspection schedule outlined on the approved erosion and sediment control plan(s) or in the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). The purpose of such inspections will be to determine the overall effectiveness of the control plan, and the need for additional control measures and/or maintenance of existing measures. All inspections shall be documented in written form and kept readily on site.