The Columbus Consolidated Government
Planning Department
Post Office Box 1340 Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone (706) 653-4116
Fax (706) 653-4120
Website: www.columbusga.org/planning






10/09/2015

Honorable Mayor and Councilors

City Manager

City Attorney

Clerk of Council

Subject: Columbus Consolidated Government


Department of Engineering
Stormwater & Floodplain Programs Division
Proposed UDO Text Changes – 2015



7.12.4.C Applicability
1. The stormwater management standards listed below are required for any new development and/or redevelopment site that meets one or more of the following criteria:

(A) New development of new impervious surface area that creates, or adds 5,000 square feet or greater of impervious surface, or that involves land disturbing of 5,000 square feet or greater or,

(B) Redevelopment that includes the creation or addition of new impervious surface area creates, replaces or adds 5,000 square feet or greater of new impervious surface, or that involves land disturbing activity of 1 acre or more, including projects less than 1 acre if they are part of a larger common plan of development or sale, or,

(C) Any commercial or industrial new development or redevelopment, regardless of size, with a SIC or NAICS that requires coverage under the State of Georgia’s NPDES Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permitting Program, or a hotspot use as defined below.

(D) Redevelopment sites that involve land disturbing of 5,000 square feet or greater, but less than 1 acre.

(E) For the purposes of engineering calculations, replacement of impervious surface shall assume that the site’s predevelopment state is “pasture in good condition” or equivalent.

(F) These standards will be required of all land disturbing plan applications initially received after January 1, 2016.

2. In addition, redevelopment sites that involve land disturbing activity of 5,000 square feet or greater, but less than 1 acre, are required to meet Minimum Standard 8 (to meet State and NPDES construction and erosion and sediment control requirements) and are required to meet minimum standards 2, 9 and 10 to the maximum extent practicable. For sites that meet one or more of the above criteria, the permittee shall ensure that the following minimum standards are incorporated into the site plan:

(A) Stormwater Runoff Quality/Pollutant Reduction
Stormwater runoff shall be adequately treated prior to discharge. The stormwater management system shall be designed to remove at least 80% of the average annual post-development total suspended solids (TSS) load or equivalent as defined in the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual. Compliance with this performance standard is presumed to be met if the stormwater management system is sized to capture and treat the water quality volume, which is defined as the runoff volume resulting from the first 1.2 inches of rainfall from a site.

(B) Stream Channel/Aquatic Resource Protection
Steam Channel and/or Aquatic Resource Protection shall be provided by using the following approaches: 1) 24-hour extended detention storage of the 1-year, 24-hour return frequency storm event; 2) erosion prevention measures such as energy dissipation and velocity control; and 3) preservation of the applicable stream buffer.

(C) Overbank Flood Protection
Downstream Overbank Flood Protection shall be provided by controlling the post-development peak discharge rate to the predevelopment rate for the 25-year, 24-hour storm event.

(D) Extreme Flood Protection
Extreme Flood Protection shall be provided by controlling the 100-year, 24-hour storm event such that flooding is not exacerbated.


7.12.4.F Additional Requirements
1. New development or redevelopment in critical or sensitive areas, or as identified through a watershed plan or study namely watersheds that contribute to Columbus’s drinking water source, Lake Oliver, or watersheds listed on the most current 303(d) Impaired Waters list, published by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, may be subject to additional performance and or regulatory criteria. Furthermore, these sites may need be required to utilize or restrict certain structural controls in order to protect a special resource or address certain water quality or drainage problems identified for a drainage area/watershed.

2. This requirement for additional Best Management Practices (BMPs) or restriction of the use of certain BMPs will be at the discretion of the Director of Engineering or his/her designee on a case-by-case basis.


7.12.7.F Maintenance of Private Stormwater Management Facilities
1. The owner/operator of a private stormwater management facility (i.e., a facility not accepted by the City that serves any development) shall perpetually be responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of said facility. Failure to operate or maintain a stormwater management facility in accordance with this chapter shall be a violation of this Chapter. Should it become necessary for the City to perform work (or have a private contractor perform work on behalf of the City) in order to maintain a private facility, then the City may place a lien against the property until full reimbursement for the work performed by City forces, or work paid for by the City, is recovered.

2. The owner of a private stormwater management facility shall submit an annual maintenance report to the City. The annual report will document all maintenance and inspection activities conducted by the owner on his/her stormwater management facility(ies) for each calendar year. Blank maintenance and inspection reports, provided by the City, shall be completed by the owner or his/her designee for each facility and returned to the City no later than January 31 of the following year. This requirement applies to all existing and future stormwater management facilities; both inside and outside the Combined Sewer Area and shall go into effect January 1, 2016. The first reports under the requirement will be due by January 31, 2017. Failure to provide the City with an adequate Annual Report by the deadline shall be a violation of this Chapter.
3. Maintenance and Inspection standards and schedules expected by the City mirror those found in the most recently published Georgia Stormwater Management Manual (GSMM). Should prescribed maintenance and inspection activities and recommended schedules not be included in the GSMM, those activities and schedules recommended by the device’s manufacturer, at a minimum, will be required.


7.12.14. – Monitoring of Industrial Stormwater Dischargers
A. Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permittee Definition
1. Permittees must have a storm water discharge associated with industrial activity from the permittee’s primary industrial activity, as identified by Sectors A through AA and AB below.
2. Sector AB. This permit also authorizes storm water discharges under Sector AB from any industrial activity designated by EPD where the designation is based on the potential for contribution to a violation of a water quality standard or for significant contribution of pollutants to Waters of the State. Sector AB permittees must be notified by EPD that the permittee is eligible for coverage under Sector AB of this permit.
3. Municipally owned or operated industrial facilities must comply with the permit and monitoring requirements for all types of industrial activities that such installations perform.

B. Applicability and Exceptions
1. Applicability
a. Applicability under this Ordinance is limited to discharges from facilities in the sectors of industrial activity summarized below. These sector descriptions are based on SIC Codes and Industrial Activity Codes from USEPA regulations. References to “sectors” in Ordinance (e.g., sector-specific monitoring requirements under the State Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit) refer to these groupings. Please note: Facilities may be subject to more than one sector.

SECTOR A: TIMBER PRODUCTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2421 General Sawmills and Planing Mills
2491 Wood Preserving
2411 Log Storage and Handling
2426 Hardwood Dimension and Flooring Mills
2429 Special Product Sawmills, Not Elsewhere Classified
2431-2439 (except 2434) Millwork, Veneer, Plywood, and Structural Wood (see Sector W)
2448 Wood Pallets and Skids
2449 Wood Containers, Not Elsewhere Classified
2451, 2452 Wood Buildings and Mobile Homes
2493 Reconstituted Wood Products
2499 Wood Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
2441 Nailed and Lock Corner Wood Boxes and Shook

SECTOR B: PAPER AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2631 Paperboard Mills
2611 Pulp Mills
2621 Paper Mills
2652-2657 Paperboard Containers and Boxes
2671-2679 Converted Paper and Paperboard Products, Except Containers and Boxes

SECTOR C: CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2873-2879 Agricultural Chemicals
2812-2819 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals
2841-2844 Soaps, Detergents, and Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, 2821-2824 Plastics Materials and Synthetic Resins, Synthetic Rubber, 2833-2836 Medicinal Chemicals and Botanical Products; Pharmaceutical Preparations; in vitro and in vivo Diagnostic Substances; and Biological Products, Except Diagnostic Substances
2851 Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products
2861-2869 Industrial Organic Chemicals
2891-2899 Miscellaneous Chemical Products
3952 (limited to list of inks and paints)Inks and Paints, Including China Painting Enamels, India Ink, Drawing Ink, Platinum Paints for Burnt Wood or Leather Work, Paints for China Painting, Artist’s Paints and Watercolors
2911 Petroleum Refining

SECTOR D: ASPHALT PAVING AND ROOFING MATERIALS AND LUBRICANTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2951, 2952 Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials
2992, 2999 Miscellaneous Products of Petroleum and Coal

SECTOR E: GLASS, CLAY, CEMENT, CONCRETE, AND GYPSUM PRODUCTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3251-3259 Structural Clay Products
3261-3269 Pottery and Related Products
3271-3274 Concrete and Plaster Products
3211 Flat Glass
3221, 3229 Glass and Glassware, Pressed or Blown
3231 Glass Products Made of Purchased Glass
3241 Hydraulic Cement
3275 Gypsum
3281 Cut Stone and Stone Products
3291-3299 Abrasive, Asbestos, and Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Mineral Products

SECTOR F: PRIMARY METALS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3312-3317 Steel Works, Blast Furnaces, and Rolling and Finishing Mills
3321-3325 Iron and Steel Foundries
3351-3357 Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding of Nonferrous Metals
3363-3369 Nonferrous Foundries (Castings)
3331-3339 Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metals
3341 Secondary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metals
3398, 3399 Miscellaneous Primary Metal Products

SECTOR G: TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT, INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL MACHINERY
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3511-3599 Industrial and Commercial Machinery, Except Computer and Office Equipment (see Sector H)
(except 3571-
3579)

3711-3799 Transportation Equipment Except Ship and Boat Building and Repairing (see Sector R)
(except 3731,
3732)


SECTOR H: ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, AND OPTICAL GOODS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3571-3579 Computer and Office Equipment
3812-3873 Measuring, Analyzing, and Controlling Instruments; 3612-3699 Electronic and Electrical Equipment and Components, Except Computer Equipment

SECTOR I: OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
1311 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
1321 Natural Gas Liquids
1381-1389 Oil and Gas Field Services

SECTOR J: MINING AND DRESSING
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
1011, 1021, Mining
1031, 1041,
1044, 1061,
1081, 1094,
1099, 1411,
1422-1429,
1442, 1446,
1459, 1474-
1479, 1481,
1499

1455 Kaolin and Clay Ball Mining

SECTOR K: HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT, STORAGE, OR DISPOSAL FACILITIES
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
HZ Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities, including those that are operating under interim status or a permit under Subtitle C of RCRA

SECTOR L: LANDFILLS, LAND APPLICATION SITES, AND OPEN DUMPS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
LF All Landfill, Land Application Sites and Open Dumps
LF All Landfill, Land Application Sites and Open Dumps, except Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) Areas Closed in Accordance with 40 CFR 258.60

SECTOR M: AUTOMOBILE SALVAGE YARDS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
5015 Automobile Salvage Yards

SECTOR N: SCRAP RECYCLING FACILITIES
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
5093 Scrap Recycling Facilities and Liquid Recycling Facilities
5093 Source-separated Recycling Facility

SECTOR O: STEAM ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITIES
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
SE Steam Electric Generating Facilities, including coal handling sites

SECTOR P: LAND TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
4011, 4013 Railroad Transportation
4111-4173 Local and Highway Passenger Transportation
4212-4231 Motor Freight Transportation and Warehousing
4311 United States Postal Service
5171 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals

SECTOR Q: WATER TRANSPORTATION: MAINTENANCE/CLEANING
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
4412-4499 Water Transportation Facilities

SECTOR R: SHIP AND BOAT BUILDING AND REPAIRING YARDS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3731, 3732 Ship and Boat Building or Repairing Yards

SECTOR S: AIR TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
4512-4581 Air Transportation Facilities

SECTOR T: TREATMENT WORKS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
TW Treatment Works treating domestic sewage or any other sewage sludge or wastewater treatment device or system, used in the storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of municipal or domestic sewage, including land dedicated to the disposal of sewage sludge that is located within the confines of the facility, with a design flow of 1.0 MGD or more, or required to have an approved pretreatment program under 40 CFR Part 403. Not included are farm lands, domestic gardens or lands used for sludge management where sludge is beneficially reused and which are not physically located in the confines of the facility, or areas that are in compliance with section 405 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

SECTOR U: FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2041-2048 Grain Mill Products
2074-2079 Fats and Oils Products
2011-2015 Meat Products
2021-2026 Dairy Products
2032-2038 Canned, Frozen, and Preserved Fruits, Vegetables, and Food Specialties
2051-2053 Bakery Products
2061-2068 Sugar and Confectionery Products
2082-2087 Beverages
2091-2099 Miscellaneous Food Preparations and Kindred Products
2111-2141 Tobacco Products


SECTOR V: TEXTILE MILLS, APPAREL, AND OTHER FABRIC PRODUCT MANUFACTURING; LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2211-2299 Textile Mill Products
2311-2399 Apparel and Other Finished Products Made from Fabrics and Similar Materials
3131-3199 Leather and Leather Products (note: see Sector Z1 for Leather Tanning and Finishing)

SECTOR W: FURNITURE AND FIXTURES
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2434 Wood Kitchen Cabinets
2511-2599 Furniture and Fixtures

SECTOR X: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
2711-2796 Printing, Publishing, and Allied Industries

SECTOR Y: RUBBER, MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC PRODUCTS, AND MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3011 Tires and Inner Tubes
3021 Rubber and Plastics Footwear
3052, 3053 Gaskets, Packing and Sealing Devices, and Rubber and Plastic Hoses and Belting
3061, 3069 Fabricated Rubber Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
3081-3089 Miscellaneous Plastics Products
3931 Musical Instruments
3942-3949 Dolls, Toys, Games, and Sporting and Athletic Goods
3951-3955 Pens, Pencils, and Other Artists’ Materials
(except 3952 –
see Sector C)
3961, 3965 Costume Jewelry, Costume Novelties, Buttons, and 3991-3999 Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries

SECTOR Z: LEATHER TANNING AND FINISHING
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3111 (also see Leather Tanning and Finishing
sector V.)


SECTOR AA: FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS
SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
3411-3499 Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and (except 3479)
3911-3915 Jewelry, Silverware, and Plated Ware
3479 Fabricated Metal Coating and Engraving

NON-CLASSIFIED FACILITIES
Other storm water discharges designated by the Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division as needing a permit (see 40 CFR 122.26(a)(9)(i)(C) and (D)) with industrial activity not described by any of Sectors A-AA. NOTE: Facilities may not elect to be covered under Sector AB. Only the Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division may assign a facility to Sector AB.


2. Exceptions
a. Applicable facilities located within Columbus-Muscogee County’s Combined Sewer Area are not required to obtain coverage under the State of Georgia’s Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit and are therefore exempt from the requirements of this section.
b. Facilities that have satisfied the conditions of “No Exposure Exclusion” are not subject to this section.

C. Notification of Applicability
1. The Columbus Consolidated Government’s Department of Engineering will mail notices to applicable facilities each January as a reminder of the specific requirements of this Section.
2.Included in this notification will be a compliance summary form (CCG Compliance form) to be used by the facility for reporting purposes.

D. Reporting of Regulatory Inspections/Sample Analysis Reports
1. Purpose
a. The Columbus Consolidated Government is required to develop, implement and maintain an Industrial Stormwater Monitoring Program as a NPDES Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permittee. This section is designed to fully satisfy that mandate.
2.Reporting and Required Documentation
a. The owner/manager of a covered facility shall submit an Annual Stormwater Compliance Report to the City. This annual report will document all inspection, sampling and maintenance activities conducted by the permittee each calendar year. Blank annual stormwater compliance reports, provided by the City, shall be completed by the permittee or his/her designee for each permitted site and returned to the City by either certified mail or email (stormwaterreports@columbusga.org) no later than January 31 of the following year. This requirement applies to all covered facilities and shall go into effect January 1, 2016. The first reports under the requirement will be due no later than January 31, 2017.
b. Required documentation under this section includes:
1. CCG Compliance Form
2. Signed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Certification (as required by State permit)
3. Quarterly Visual First Flush Examination Forms (as required by State permit)
4. Annual Laboratory Analysis Summary (if required by State permit)
5. Annual Compliance Inspection Report (as required by State permit)
6. Maintenance Records for Stormwater Management Facilities (see 7.12.7.F.2, ponds, constructed wetlands, proprietary devices, etc.)

E. Failure to Report
1. Failure to provide the City with an adequate Annual Stormwater Compliance Report by the deadline shall be a violation of this Chapter.


Section 8.2.2 – Permits Required

A. Reserved

B. Utility Development Permit. Utility construction, as part of a larger development such as a subdivision, industrial park or similar project, shall require a utility development permit (UDP).

B. Site Development Permit (SDP). Site Development Permits shall be required for all non-exempt land disturbing activities other than those requiring a RDP or UDP permits Minor Land Disturbing Permit, Work on the Right-of-Way Permit or Access/Encroachment Permit. Site Development permits are required for all projects involving land disturbing activities greater than 5000 square feet.

C. Minor Land Disturbance Permits (MLD). A Minor Land Disturbance Permit (MLD) may be issued for activities for land disturbing projects with durations less than 2 weeks and that disturb less than 1/8th acre 5000 square feet.

D. Street Cut/Work on the Right-of-Way. See Chapter 8, Article 8.

E. Access/Encroachment Permit. See Chapter 7, Article 9.

Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

Attachments
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