The City of Parma has enacted stormwater ordinances in order to establish technically feasible and economically reasonable storm water management standards to achieve a level of storm water quality and quantity control that will minimize damage to property and degradation of water resources and will promote and maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Parma. The City of Parma is the permitting authority for all land disturbing activities and requires the land owner to maintain all on-site stormwater control facilities and all open space areas (e.g. parks or “green” areas) required by the approved stormwater control plan. The City of Parma will only provide construction permits to projects that establish a plan to manage stormwater runoff occurring during the construction process. The City of Parma, under the NPDES program, also has the authority to inspect properties for noncompliance and can issue a notice of violation (NOV) for any deficiency or infraction onsite. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of any stormwater facilities or practices located on the property. The City of Parma has the authority to inspect stormwater facilities and practices in order to ascertain that they properly maintained and functioning.
To receive final inspection and acceptance of any project, or portion thereof, the following must be completed and provided to the City Engineer:
(a) Final stabilization must be achieved and all permanent storm water management practices must be installed and made functional, as determined by the City Engineer and per the approved Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan.
(b) An As-Built Certification, including a survey and inspection, must be sealed, signed and dated by a professional engineer, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, Landscape Architect, and a professional surveyor with a statement certifying that the storm water management practices, as designed and installed, meet the requirements of the Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan approved by the City Engineer. In evaluating this certification, the City Engineer may require the submission of a new set of storm water practice calculations if he or she determines that the design was altered significantly from the approved Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan. The As-Built Survey must provide the location, dimensions, and bearing of such practices and include the entity responsible for long-term maintenance as detailed in the Inspection and Maintenance Agreement.
(c) A copy of the complete and recorded Inspection and Maintenance Agreement must be provided to the City Engineer.
The inspection and maintenance agreement required for storm water management practices under this regulation shall be a stand-alone document between the City and the applicant and shall contain the following information and provisions:
Alteration or termination of these stipulations is prohibited. The applicant must provide a draft of this inspection and maintenance agreement as part of the Comprehensive Storm Water Management Plan submittal. Once a draft is approved, a recorded copy of the agreement must be submitted to the City to receive final inspection approval of the site.
The City shall inspect storm water management practices periodically. Upon finding a malfunction or other need for maintenance, the City shall provide written notification to the responsible party, as detailed in the Inspection and Maintenance Agreement, of the need for maintenance. Upon notification, the responsible party shall have five working days, or other mutually agreed upon time, to makes repairs or submit a plan with detailed action items and established timelines. Should repairs not be made within this time, or a plan approved by the City Engineer for these repairs not be in place, the City may undertake the necessary repairs and assess the responsible party.
Regional Stormwater Maintenance Program Service Agreement