[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Yarmouth 4-10-2007 by Art. 18, approved 7-31-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Increased and contaminated stormwater runoff is a major cause of impairment of water quality and flow in lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, wetlands and groundwater; contamination of drinking water supplies; alteration or destruction of aquatic and wildlife habitat; and flooding. Regulation is necessary and mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to the Clean Waters Act, for the protection of Yarmouth's water bodies and groundwater, and to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare and the environment.
The Yarmouth Conservation Commission shall adopt and, from time-to-time, amend Stormwater Management Regulations, which shall outline minimum construction and postconstruction site runoff control measures, and regulate illicit connections and discharges. Such regulations shall be adopted and amended by the Yarmouth Conservation Commission at public hearings pursuant to MGL c. 39, § 23B (the Open Meeting Law).
Any person violating the Stormwater Management Regulations shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300 for each offense. Each day that such a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.