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File #: 2019-1353    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 2/1/2019 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Enactment date: 3/19/2019 Enactment #: 12
Effective date: 3/20/2019    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, by creating Title 13 entitled "Stormwater Management", and by deleting Stormwater Management text from Title 10, Building, Chapter 1003. (Public Hearing held 3/6/19)
Attachments: 1. 2019-1353, 2. Summary 2019-1353.docx
Title
Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, by creating Title 13 entitled "Stormwater Management", and by deleting Stormwater Management text from Title 10, Building, Chapter 1003.
(Public Hearing held 3/6/19)

Body
The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. Amending and Supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, by creating Title 13 entitled "Stormwater Management."

The Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act (Act of Oct. 4, 1978, P.L. 864, No. 167) requires municipalities within Allegheny County to review and amend existing stormwater management ordinances to conform to Allegheny County's adopted Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan and Model Ordinance, with provisions that are the stricter of either the County's Act Model Ordinance or existing ordinances.

This ordinance will satisfy regulatory requirements for both Act 167 and the City of Pittsburgh's MS4 requirements as implemented through National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Moreover, this ordinance will improve effective stormwater management at both the watershed and site-specific scale, which is critical to control flooding, prevent soil and streambank erosion and sedimentation, promote groundwater recharge, reduce pollutants from stormwater runoff, reduce overflows from combined sanitary and storm sewer systems, and improve the overall quality of receiving waterbodies.

SEE ATTACHMENT
Attachment
TITLE 13: STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

ARTICLE I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

13101. Short Title
This Ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the "City of Pittsburgh Stormwater Management Ordinance."

13102. Statement of Findings
The governing body of the City finds that:

a. Inadequate management of accelerated runoff of stormwater resulting from development throughout a watershed increases runoff volumes, flows and velocities, contributes to erosion and sedimentation, overtaxes the carrying capacity of streams, combined sewers, and sto...

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