§ 21-101. Definitions.  

Effective on Wednesday, July 5, 2023
  • Unless specifically defined below, words or phrases used in this article shall be interpreted so as to give them the meaning they have in common usage and to give this article its most reasonable application. Use of the word "shall" means mandatory and not merely discretionary. 
    Best management practices (BMP's): Schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to prevent or reduce pollutants from entering the MS4 or being discharged from the MS4 so as to protect or restore the quality of "waters of the United States." BMP's include, but are not limited to treatment methods and practices to control; site runoff, spillage, leaks, sludge, waste disposal or runoff from raw material. 
    City Commission: Commissioners of Lake Wales, Florida. 
    Code of federal regulations (CFR): The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government. 
    City: "City" shall mean Lake Wales, a political subdivision of the State of Florida. 
    Discharge: "Discharge" includes, but is not limited to, any spilling, leaking, seeping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping of any material. 
    Florida administrative code (FAC): An annotated official compilation of the rules and regulations of the State of Florida, published by the Florida Secretary of State. 
    Illicit discharge: Any discharge to a municipal separate storm sewer system or to waters of the United States that is not composed entirely of stormwater, with the exception of discharges which are exempt pursuant to section 12-110 of this article. 
    Industrial activities: Activities which are conducted on properties designated for Industrial Land Use in accordance with local comprehensive plans and at facilities identified by the U.S. EPA as requiring a NPDES stormwater permit under the definition of "Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity" in Title 40, Section 122.26 of the Code of Federal Regulations or any modification or derivative thereof. 
    Inspection: "Inspection" includes, but is not limited to a review of all components of the stormwater management system, records on operation and maintenance of facilities and the results of any monitoring performed for compliance with state, federal, and local regulations or permit conditions. 
    Municipal or municipality: "Municipal" or "municipality" shall include the incorporated city limits of Lake Wales, created by or pursuant to Florida law, which own or operate a municipal separate storm sewer system within Lake Wales. 
    Municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4): A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels or storm drains) owned or operated by a municipality that discharges to waters of the United States and that is designed solely for collecting or conveying stormwater that is not part of a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) as defined by 40 CFR 122.2. 
    National pollutant discharge elimination systems (NPDES): The Federal program, implemented by the U.S. EPA, for controlling discharges from point source discharges directly into waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. 
    Person: Any individual, partnership, firm, organization, corporation, association or other legal entity, whether singular or plural, as the context may require. 
    Stormwater: Surface runoff and drainage of water resulting from rainfall. 
    Waters of the United States: As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Title 40, Section 122 of the Code of Federal Regulations or any modification or derivative thereof.

(Ord. No. 2023-17, § 1, 7-05-23)