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OPERATING PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS- Sec.10-4.209. Stormwater management facility operating permit.

  1. Scope. No stormwater management facility shall be utilized until a stormwater management operating permit or temporary operating permit application meeting the requirements of subsection 10-4.209(f)as applicable, has been submitted.
  2. Permits Required. Prior to the time of a final inspection as provided for in section 10-4.212(b)(3), facilities under construction which are part of a development plan authorized by an environmental management permit issued pursuant to this article and temporary facilities which are part of an erosion and sediment control plan for such a development site are required to obtain an operating permit. Facilities for which no environmental management permit was issued to authorize construction shall meet the facility performance criteria specified in F.A.C. Ch. 62-25.
  3. Permit Conditions. An implicit condition of all permits is that the permittee shall operate and maintain the facility in a manner consistent with the representations made in the application for the permit which authorized construction of the facility, and with the requirements of this article and other applicable local, state and federal regulations.
  4. Applications for stormwater facilities.
    1. The following information is required in the operating permit application:
      1. A property parcel map showing the location and tax parcel numbers of each parcel for which an owner is required under subsection (b) to either obtain an operating permit or maintain membership in a stormwater management facility property owners' association and a listing of the names and addresses of all owners with cross-references to the property parcel map identifying every parcel owned by each applicant.
      2. If the permit is to be issued to a stormwater management facility property owners' association, a copy of the articles of incorporation and pertinent bylaws, which have been approved by the director as meeting the requirements of F.A.C. 62-25.027, and other local government requirements if any, and which have been recorded in the official record books of the county; a list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all association members and officers; and a certificate of good standing for the association, issued by the state's secretary of state evidencing the formal establishment of the association.
      3. If the permit is to be issued to a joint agent, a copy of the agreement as specified in subsection (b).
      4. A narrative description of the facilities to be permitted. Multiple facilities which were constructed under a single environmental management permit may be permitted by the county under one operating permit, as practical.
      5. A general location map which indicates the relative location in the county and in the watershed of the facilities to be permitted, the property tax parcel numbers, and the names and addresses of the current owners of all parcels on which facilities are located, the limits of the drainage basin contributing to the facilities and the number of acres contributing runoff to each of the facilities.
      6. Information regarding operating capacities of the facilities, demonstrating that such capacities are not greater than those specified in the application for an environmental management permit unless approved design modifications were made, in which event new calculations shall be provided.
      7. An operation and maintenance plan, including identification by name, address, and phone number of an individual who shall be designated facility operator, and who shall be responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and management of the facilities. The plan shall clearly define how funding and supervision is to be provided and shall include an acceptable operation and maintenance outline specifying operating procedures and possible required facility adjustment, routine intermittent and annual maintenance including exercising of valves, cleaning of weirs and trash racks, mowing, dredging, replacing filter media and underdrains as applicable, and all other activities required to ensure that the facility performs as designed. Such an outline must include estimates of equipment required, man hours and crew size, schedules and an estimate of long term annual cost.
  5. Renewal of operating permits. Operating permits shall be renewed every three years. The permittee shall apply to the director for a permit renewal at least three months, but not more than six months, prior to expiration of the permit. Renewal shall be granted by the director when each of the following conditions is met:
    1. Inspection by the director, or sampling at the facility, confirms that all components are in good working order, that the facility is free of debris or excessive sediment deposits and is well stabilized, and that the facility is meeting or exceeding the design performance criteria specified in the environmental management permit and this article.
    2. If the operating permit being renewed was issued to an individual or entity other than a stormwater management facility property owners' association, the applicant submits updated records providing the names and addresses of current property owners who are required to maintain an operating permit under this division. This list, through cross-referencing to the property parcel map filed with the original operating permit application, shall identify every parcel owned by each individual applicant.
    3. If the operating permit being renewed was issued to a stormwater management facility property owners' association, the applicant provides a current list of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all association members, the names of all association officers, any changes made in the association bylaws subsequent to issuance of the previous operating permits, and a current certificate of good standing for the association issued by the state's secretary of state.
    4. The applicant provides the name, address and telephone number of the individual responsible for day-to-day operation, maintenance and management of the facility and who shall be designated as facility operator.
    5. The applicant presents up-to-date stormwater facility capacity accounting records development is not built out or the facility is not at full capacity.
    6. The applicant agrees to make such modifications, improvements, or operation or maintenance changes necessary to meet the requirements of this article.


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