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When minimum requirement 2 applies pursuant to part 300 of this chapter or SCC 30.63A.200, the applicant or any person required to comply with minimum requirement 2 shall prepare a SWPPP consistent with SCC 30.63A.445 and 30.63A.450.

(1) The objectives of a SWPPP are:

(a) To implement and maintain BMPs that identify, reduce, eliminate, and/or prevent the discharge of stormwater pollutants;

(b) To prevent violations of surface water quality, groundwater quality, and sediment management standards;

(c) To prevent adverse impacts to receiving waters by controlling peak rates and volumes of stormwater runoff; and

(d) To eliminate the discharges of unpermitted process wastewater, domestic wastewater, non-contact cooling water, and other illicit discharges to stormwater drainage systems.

(2) The 13 elements set forth in volume II of the Drainage Manual shall be addressed in the development of a SWPPP, unless site conditions render the element unnecessary, the applicant provides written justification in the SWPPP narrative that the element is not applicable to the site or project, and the director agrees in writing that the element is not applicable. The director’s administrative determination that an element is not applicable shall not be considered a modification or waiver under SCC 30.63A.830 or 30.63A.840.

(3) Applicants proposing small projects meeting the requirements of SCC 30.63A.810 may utilize the abbreviated SWPPP format provided in Appendix I-F of the Drainage Manual to meet minimum requirement 2.

(4) Approval of the SWPPP or abbreviated SWPPP by the county via construction plan approval or permit issuance constitutes approval by the director of all necessary SWPPP elements that are applicable to the site or project. (Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-102, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016).