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Stormwater Ordinance

Knox County, TN Stormwater Management Manual: Volume 1 - Whole Manual


Chapter 1 Introduction (pdf)

  • 1.1 Background and Purpose
  • 1.2 Authorization and Title
  • 1.3 How to Use This Manual
  • 1.4 Scope
  • 1.5 Language Rules
  • 1.6 Legal Considerations
    • 1.6.1 Caveat
    • 1.6.2 Responsibility
    • 1.6.3 Severability
    • 1.6.4 Compatibility
    • 1.6.5 Saving Provision

Chapter 2 Administration (pdf)

  • 2.1 Organization
    • 2.1.1 Planning and Development Division
    • 2.1.2 Code Administration and Inspection Division
    • 2.1.3 Knox County Health Department
    • 2.1.4 Knox County Register of Deeds
    • 2.1.5 Board of Zoning Appeals
    • 2.1.6 Metropolitan Planning Commission
  • 2.2 Permits
  • 2.3 Appeals and Variances
  • 2.4 Enforcement 2.4.1 Notice of Violation
    • 2.4.2 Civil Penalties and Damage Assessments
    • 2.4.3 Corrective Measures

Chapter 3 Regulations (pdf)

  • 3.1 Applicable Local Ordinances
    • 3.1.1 Stormwater Management Ordinance
    • 3.1.2 Zoning Ordinance
    • 3.1.3 Minimum Subdivision Regulations
    • 3.1.4 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
  • 3.2 Applicable State and Federal Regulations
    • 3.2.1 Tennessee Construction General Permit
    • 3.2.2 Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP)
    • 3.2.3 Section 404 (Wetlands) Permit
    • 3.2.4 26a Permits for Shoreline Construction
    • 3.2.5 Section 9 and 10 Permits for Navigable Waters
    • 3.2.6 Endangered Species Act
  • 3.3 Other Pertinent Regulations
    • 3.3.1 NPDES MS4 (Phase II) Permit
    • 3.3.2 Total Maximum Daily Load Program
  • 3.4 Stormwater Management Policies

Chapter 4 Site Planning and Permitting Procedures (pdf)

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Overview of the Site Development Process
    • 4.2.1 Development Process Flow Charts
    • 4.2.2 Pre-Design Conference
    • 4.2.3 Pre-Construction Conference
  • 4.3 Applicable Permits
    • 4.3.1 Grading Permit
    • 4.3.2 Building Permit
    • 4.3.3 Special Pollution Abatement Permit
    • 4.3.4 Floodplain Development Permit and Elevation Certificate
  • 4.4 The Stormwater Management Plan
    • 4.4.1 General Requirements
    • 4.4.2 Applicability
    • 4.4.3 Application Instructions and Checklist
  • 4.5 Operations and Maintenance Plan
    • 4.5.1 Background
    • 4.5.2 Requirements
  • 4.6 Small Lot EPSC Plans
  • 4.7 Bonds
  • 4.8 As-Built Certifications
  • 4.9 Inspections and Maintenance During Construction
    • 4.9.1 Permittee Responsibilities
    • 4.9.2 County Authority and Responsibilities

 Chapter 5 Drainage System Maintenance (pdf)

  • 5.1 Level of Service
    • 5.1.1 Background
    • 5.1.2 Knox County’s Responsibilities
    • 5.1.3 Private Property Owner Responsibilities

Appendices

A.  Regulations

1.  Knox County Stormwater Ordinance
2.  Knox County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
3.  Knox County Dirty Lot Ordinance
4.  Knox County Grading Permit   

B.  Definitions

C.  Relevant Contacts

D.  Special Pollution Abatement Permit (SPAP)

E.  Checklists

1.  Stormwater Management Plan Checklist
2.  Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Plan Checklist
3.  Development Certification Checklist

Please write N/A for D under the Certification Requirements section of this checklist. Knox County Stormwater Inspectors conduct the final site inspection using a modified site inspection checklist.

F.  Maintenance Covenants

G. Grading Permit Information

1.  Grading Permit Fact Sheet
2.  Pre-Construction Conference Documentation Sheet
3.  Small Lot Erosion Prevention and Sediment control (EPSC) plan

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Stormwater

205 West Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Phone: 865-215-5540
Fax: 865-215-5831

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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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