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File #: O-16-16   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 5/2/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/20/2016
Enactment date: 7/6/2016 Enactment #: O-2016-016
Title: C/S Adopting A Stormwater Quality Ordinance, Creating A New Article 11 To Chapter 6 Of The Albuquerque Code Of Ordinances (Jones, by request)
Attachments: 1. O-16, 2. O-16 Approved Committee Substitute.pdf, 3. CS O-16Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
7/6/2016 City Clerk Published  Action details
7/6/2016 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/28/2016 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/20/2016 City Council Accepted with a recommendation of Substituted  Action details
6/20/2016 City Council MotionPass Action details
6/20/2016 City Council PassedPass Action details
6/13/2016 Finance & Government Operations Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
5/2/2016 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
5/2/2016 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. C/S O-16-16 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Trudy E. Jones, by request


ORDINANCE
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C/S Adopting A Stormwater Quality Ordinance, Creating A New Article 11 To Chapter 6 Of The Albuquerque Code Of Ordinances (Jones, by request)
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ADOPTING A STORMWATER QUALITY ORDINANCE, CREATING A NEW ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 6 OF THE ALBUQUERQUE CODE OF ORDINANCES.
WHEREAS, the Clean Water Act was enacted by congress in 1972; and
WHEREAS, the City has been subject to stormwater regulation through its municipal separate stormwater system (MS4) permit since 2003; and
WHEREAS, the City was issued a new watershed based MS4 permit on December 22, 2014, that increased regulatory requirements; and
WHEREAS, enhanced water quality in the Rio Grande is a community value; and
WHEREAS, enacting this ordinance will further comply with an unfunded federal mandate and will reduce stormwater contaminants; and
WHEREAS, this ordinance is a significant step toward addressing issues with the existing development environment relating to stormwater.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. Chapter 6 ROA 1994 is amended to insert a new Article 11 "Storm Water Quality" as follows:
?6-11-1 Short Title.
This Article shall be known as the "Storm Water Quality Ordinance".
?6-11-2 DEFINITIONS
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed in this section unless the context of their usage clearly indicates another meaning.
Discharge. The introduction or addition of any pollutant, stormwater, or other substance into the MS4, or to allow, permit, or suffer any such introduction or addition that is not specifically allowed by the City of Albuquerque's current MS4 permit.
Discharger. A person who allows, causes, permits, suffers, or threatens to cause a disch...

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