What does all the Acronyms and Abbreviations for Stormwater stand for?
BMP–Best Management Practice

BPJ–Best Professional Judgment

CGP–Construction General Permit

CWA–Clean Water Act (or the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq)

DCIA–Directly Connected Impervious Area

EPA–U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

ESA–Endangered Species Act

FWS–U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

IA–Impervious Area

IDDE–Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

LA–Load Allocations

MOS–Margin of Safety

MS4–Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System

MSGP–Multi-Sector General Permit

NAICS–North American Industry Classification System

NEPA–National Environmental Policy Act

NHPA–National Historic Preservation Act

NMFS–U. S. National Marine Fisheries Service

NOI–Notice of Intent

NPDES–National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NRC–National Response Center

NRHP–National Register of Historic Places

NSPS–New Source Performance Standard

NTU–Nephelometric Turbidity Unit

OMB–U. S. Office of Management and Budget

ORW–Outstanding Resource Water

PCP–Phosphorus Control Plan

POTW–Publicly Owned Treatment Works

RCRA–Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RQ–Reportable Quantity

SHPO–State Historic Preservation Officer

SIC–Standard Industrial Classification

SPCC–Spill Prevention, Control, and Counter measure

SWMP–Stormwater Management Program

SWPPP–Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

TMDL–Total Maximum Daily Load

TSS–Total Suspended Solids

USGS–United States Geological Survey

WLA–Wasteload Allocation

WQRP–Water Quality Response Plan

WQS–Water Quality Standard

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1. What is the stormwater fee?
2. Why are we being charged for stormwater?
3. How do I get an item that has fallen into a storm inlet retrieved?
4. Who replaces storm drain manhole covers/lids?
5. Can I get definitions to some Stormwater Acronyms and frequently used Stormwater Phrases?
6. What does all the Acronyms and Abbreviations for Stormwater stand for?
7. Do other cities have stormwater utilities?
8. What services are provided through the Stormwater Utility?
9. What is stormwater runoff?
10. I live on high ground, why should I have to pay the stormwater fee?
11. When will the storm drains be cleaned in our area?
12. When will the drainage easement be cleaned in our area?
13. Who un-plugs the storm inlets, drains?
14. How do I get a final inspection for a storm line?
15. What do I do to report bad odors from a storm drain inlet?
16. What is a stormwater illicit discharge?
17. How do I report erosion control problems from construction sites?
18. I am told I have a drainage (or floodplain or surface water flowage) easement in my yard. What is an easement?
19. Doesn’t stormwater go to the wastewater treatment plant?
20. Why is stormwater management important?
21. What problems does stormwater runoff cause?
22. Why are the stormwater and sewer systems separate?
23. What is nonpoint source pollution?
24. What is Composite Runoff Coefficient (C-Factor)?
25. Will all properties have to pay the stormwater fee?
26. I have a drainage problem in and/or near my property, how do I get it fixed?
27. My area of town is built out and has an adequate storm drain system so why do I have to pay the stormwater fee?
28. Why should I have to pay the stormwater fee if we have a detention/retention pond?
29. How can the city charge an additional fee without an election?
30. Is this utility a way for new developments to avoid their responsibilities for managing stormwater?
31. What are the key concerns for the City of Miami Stormwater Management?
32. What are some stormwater pollutants?
33. What can Miami Citizens do to help protect the Neosho River?
34. Why do I have to pay the Stormwater Utility Fee when I am not on the City sewer or water?