Section 11-89C-2


As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

(1) AGRICULTURAL LAND. Any real property classified or assessed as agricultural or forest land for property tax purposes.

(2) COMMERCIAL PROPERTY. Any real property that is not residential property, as defined in this section, or has not specifically been exempted from the fee provisions set out in Section 11-89C-9(d)(1).

(3) GOVERNING BODY. The governing body of a county or municipality in the state which is now or may hereafter be specifically designated in 40 C.F.R. Part 122, including, but not limited to, any appendices or revisions promulgated by EPA in conjunction with any expansion of the agency's municipal separate storm sewer system program (e.g. Phase III, Phase IV, and/or equivalent expansions), or by ADEM pursuant to the authority delegated to it under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.

(4) GREENFIELD. Any real property not previously developed.

(5) ILLICIT DISCHARGE. Any discharge to a municipal separate storm sewer that is not composed entirely of storm water, except discharges pursuant to an NPDES permit (other than the NPDES permit for discharges from the municipal separate storm sewer) and discharges resulting from fire fighting and emergency management activities.

(6) MEMBER GOVERNING BODY. A governing body that joins a public corporation established pursuant to this chapter.

(7) MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER. A conveyance or system of conveyances, including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains:

(i) Owned or operated by a city, town, county, association, or other public body;

(ii) Designed or used for collecting or conveying storm water;

(iii) Which is not a combined sewer; and

(iv) Which is not part of a publicly owned treatment works as defined in 40 C.F.R. §122.2.

(8) PUBLIC CORPORATION. Any public corporation created pursuant to this chapter.

(9) RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. Any single-family owner-occupied residential property, historic buildings, or sites classified or assessed as Class III property, pursuant to Section 217 of Article XI of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901.

(10) RULE. Any public corporation regulation or standard of general applicability that prescribes or recommends law, procedure or policy for its member governing bodies specifically including all pro forma ordinances, regulations, resolutions, rules, procedures or remedies adopted and recommended by a public corporation.

(11) STORM WATER DISCHARGE ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY. The discharge from any conveyance which is used for collecting and conveying storm water and which is directly related to manufacturing, processing, or raw materials storage areas at an industrial plant. The term does not include discharges from facilities or activities excluded from the NPDES program under 40 C.F.R. Part 122, but shall include discharges from facilities which are included in the categories of industries listed in 40 C.F.R. §122.26(b)(14)(i) through (xi), inclusive, together with all subsequent categories of industries which may be so designated in 40 C.F.R. §122.26(b)(14) by EPA.

(12) STORM WATER LAWS. Those provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq., together with all other and subsequent applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, as set out in applicable permits, relating specifically to the control of discharges into and from municipal separate storm sewers, but specifically excluding any EPA guidance or interpretations of those laws, rules, or regulations not promulgated in accordance with the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act or Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §500 et seq.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-775, p. 1835, §2; Act 2014-439, p. 1625, §1.)