All regulated activities shall be conducted, operated and maintained in accordance with the requirements set forth in Articles III, VII, and VIII of this chapter. When a SWM site plan is required by this chapter, all regulated activities shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of the final approved SWM site plan.
The Township Engineer or other municipal designee shall be provided reasonable access to the site (as defined herein) to inspect all phases of the erosion and sediment control measures and installation of the permanent BMPs and conveyances at a reasonable time (as defined herein).
Periodic inspections may be made by the Township Engineer or other designee during construction at reasonable times. A set of design plans approved by the municipality shall be on file and available for viewing at the site throughout the duration of the construction activity.
Inspections, including but not limited to a final inspection, of all constructed BMPs, conveyances, or other stormwater facilities, and related improvements may be conducted by the Township Engineer or other designee to confirm compliance with this chapter and with the final approved SWM site plan prior to the issuance of any occupancy permit, use permit, or other form of final approval of the project by the municipality; however, said inspection(s) shall be conducted at reasonable times and in accordance with the definition of reasonable access.
Upon completion of construction, every permanent stormwater BMP, conveyance or other stormwater facility constructed or used as part of the regulated activity shall be operated, maintained and inspected by the landowner, or other designated person, in accordance with the O&M plan and O&M agreement approved by the municipality.
The municipality or its designee may periodically inspect any permanent stormwater BMP, conveyance or facility for compliance with this chapter, an approved O&M plan, or an approved O&M agreement, per the provisions of Article IX. The municipality may inspect at any time it has reason to believe a violation exists; however, said inspection(s) shall be conducted at reasonable times and in accordance with the definition of reasonable access. The municipality may pursue enforcement for violations consistent with the provisions of Article IX.
For regulated activities involving one acre or more of earth disturbance, the applicant shall provide to the municipality final as-built plans (signed and sealed by a qualified licensed professional) of all BMPs, conveyances, other stormwater facilities, and related improvements shown in the final approved SWM site plan.
The final as-built plans shall include the following for all BMPs, conveyances, other stormwater facilities and related improvements:
The location, elevations, dimensions, and as-built conditions of all BMPs, conveyances, other stormwater facilities, and related improvements including topographic contours and all typical details for storm drainage and conveyance systems, stormwater management facilities and impervious surfaces (existing, proposed, or constructed) included in the approved SWM site plan; and
Explanation of any discrepancies or variations from the final approved SWM site plan, other related approved construction plans, calculations and specifications (and approved revisions thereto).
The final as-built plans shall include a certification of completion signed and sealed by a qualified licensed professional verifying that all permanent BMPs and conveyances have been constructed according to the final approved SWM site plan and related approved construction plans, calculations and specifications.
All areas of the regulated activity draining to BMPs must be stabilized prior to submittal of the as-built plans.
After receipt of the as-built plans by the municipality, the municipality or its designee may review the as-built plans for consistency with this chapter, the final approved SWM site plan, other related approved construction plans, and subsequent approved revisions thereto, as well as actual conditions at the site, and the municipality may conduct a final inspection, as per § 135-501D.
The as-built plans must be received, reviewed and determined to be acceptable by the municipality prior to:
Close out of the drainage permit or other close out of the project by the municipality;
Release of the financial security or other performance guarantee; and
Dedication of the stormwater facilities to the municipality, or conveyance to a homeowners' association, or other person responsible for operation, maintenance and repair.
Final occupancy permit(s) or use permit or other final approval to use or operate the constructed improvement may not be issued by the municipality until the final as-built plans have been accepted.
Upon final acceptance of the final as-built plans by the municipality, the applicant shall review and, if required by the municipality, revise and re-record the O&M plan and the O&M agreement to reflect the final as-built conditions and information for each permanent BMP or conveyance, in accordance with the requirements of Article VII.
All or portions of the final as-built plans shall be recorded if required by the municipality.