"New private stormwater drains that connect to the City’s stormwater system are required to obtain a Utility Connection Permit from the City. Private stormwater outfalls that discharge directly to a surface water are also subject to the City’s Utility Connection Permit. Owners of private stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) are required to register the BMP with the City’s Public Works Department. The MPCA requires certain industrial facilities to obtain an Industrial Stormwater General Permit. MPCA records list 160 permits issued to Minneapolis industrial facilities as of May 1, 2016. The City does not maintain an active list of private and/or industrial stormwater permits that are managed by other public agencies."
"The Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) is a federally required document that has been prepared in compliance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit which is overseen by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). This WRMP is a planning document that must comply with requirements established by the State of Minnesota and overseen by the Minnesota BWSR and local watershed management organizations. These two documents have the overall goal of improvement of the quality of water resources but have different implementation approaches. The SWMP has a focus on specific SMPs as required in the City’s NPDES stormwater permit. The content of the SWMP is not duplicated in this WRMP, but is referenced wherever relevant. This WRMP has a broader view that includes the additional water management activities such as management of the surface waters, monitoring, relationship with the City’s goals, and management of the City’s sanitary collection system, among other planning level activities.
The NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Phase I Annual Report reports on stormwater related activities governed by the City’s NPDES permit. The report summarizes stormwater maintenance activities, development/redevelopment permits, erosion and sediment control permits/inspection, street maintenance, vegetation management, illicit discharge inspections, new construction, public education efforts, public agency coordination, and stormwater monitoring conducted during the previous year."
"Shortly after the adoption of this WRMP, the Guide will be updated to reflect ordinance changes. Onsite stormwater management has been required since 1999 by the City as a condition of site plan approval for developments and redevelopments for projects that disturb more than one acre. Chapter 54 of the Code of Ordinances established this requirement, applied pollutant reduction goals for projects that require post-construction stormwater management, and recommended that infiltration (stormwater volume reduction) be maximized to the greatest possible degree except in the cases of likely stormwater contamination (stormwater hotspots). Stormwater management plans submitted for Minneapolis Development Review must provide for stormwater controls to meet the pollution reduction goals contained in Chapter 54."
An approved storm water management plan shall remain in effect unless cancellation is approved by the city engineer. All site areas used for the purpose of flood storage or treatment of storm water runoff shall be preserved and maintained for that use, including areas required for maintenance and inspection.
(a) The city engineer will carry out routine inspections for compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the O&M Plan. In the event of noncompliance, the following remedial actions, penalties, or assessments may be applied:
(b)Any person, firm, corporation, or agency acting as property owner, responsible party, or otherwise who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Minnesota Stormwater Maintenance BMP Resource Guide
Minneapolis Stormwater Management Program