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    City of Shoreline

    13.10.245 Operation and maintenance.

    1. Pursuant to the Stormwater Manual, the owner shall prepare an operation and maintenance plan for the constructed surface water drainage facilities. This plan is subject to review and approval by the director.
    2. When required, the director shall prepare a declaration of covenant for signature by the owner. A covenant is required for all permanent stormwater facilities installed pursuant to the Stormwater Manual.
    3. The owner, at their own expense, shall record the approved operation and maintenance plan and the associated declaration of covenant with King County recorder’s office and provide a copy of the recorded document to the director.
    4. The dedication of surface water facilities located within the public right-of-way shall comply with SMC 20.70.140. [Ord. 768 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 531 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2009]

    13.10.340 Inspections and investigations and illicit discharges.

    1. The director is authorized to establish inspection programs. Inspection programs may include: routine inspections; random inspections; inspections based upon complaints or other notice of possible violations; inspection of drainage basins or areas identified as higher than typical sources of sediment or other pollutant or pollutants; inspection of any potential pollution generating source on all public and private properties in the city; and joint inspections with other agencies inspecting under environmental or safety laws. Inspections may include, but are not limited to: reviewing maintenance and repair records; sampling discharges, surface water, groundwater, and material or water in drainage control facilities; screening for or tracking illicit discharges or illicit connections; inspecting land uses and potential pollution generating activities to ensure that appropriate source control BMPs are implemented and maintained, and evaluating the condition of drainage control facilities and other BMPs, including those located on private property.
    2. Property owners shall allow access, with reasonable notice from the city, to all parts of the premises for the purpose of inspection, sampling, examination, abatement, and copying of records that must be kept under the conditions of an NPDES permit to discharge stormwater, and the performance of any additional duties as defined by state and federal law. In an event of emergency, reasonable notice is not required
    3. The director shall have the right to set up necessary equipment to conduct monitoring or sampling of discharge from stormwater facilities.
    4. The director has the right to require the property owner to install stormwater facility monitoring equipment as necessary. Sampling and monitoring equipment shall be maintained at all times in a safe and proper operating condition at the property owner’s expense. All devices used to measure stormwater flow and water quality shall be calibrated to ensure their accuracy.
    5. Any temporary or permanent obstruction to the facility to be inspected and/or sampled shall be promptly removed by the property owner at the written or oral request of the director. Such obstructions shall not be replaced. The costs of removing obstructions shall be borne by the property owner. [Ord. 943 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 768 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 531 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2009]

    13.10.400 Violations.

    Any activity or action caused or permitted to exist in violation of this chapter is a threat to public health, safety, and welfare, and is declared and deemed a public nuisance. Such violations are subject to enforcement under SMC 20.30.720 through 20.30.790.

    A. Imminent Nuisance and Summary Abatement. If a violation exists, the city may summarily and without prior notice abate the condition. Notice of such abatement, including the reason for the abatement, shall be given to the person responsible for the property and the violation as soon as reasonably possible after the abatement. The director shall make the determination of a condition, substance, act or other occurrence constituting an imminent nuisance requiring summary abatement. Costs, both direct and indirect, of the abatement may be assessed as provided under SMC 20.30.720 through 20.30.790. [Ord. 768 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 531 § 2 (Exh. 2), 2009]

    Additional Resources

    City of Shoreline Source Control Program

    City of Shoreline Municipal Code