[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Disposal of Stormwater Runoff
[Adopted 12-13-1988 by Res. No. 1435-1988 (Ch. 815, Art. II, of the 1985 Code)]
When the Suffolk County Legislature makes a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) finding for any capital budget and/or program project for the County of Suffolk, alternate methods for the disposal of stormwater runoff associated with the implementation of such a project shall be identified and the plan or method to be utilized for such a project shall be documented.
Any resolution which authorizes or purports to authorize a capital budget and/or program project for the County of Suffolk shall contain provisions identifying, describing and evaluating the range of feasible alternatives for the disposal of stormwater runoff associated with the implementation of such a project, if necessary, and shall explicitly identify the plan or method to be utilized for such project to minimize the discharge of stormwater runoff directly into surface waters, if necessary.
Any resolution, which actually appropriates funds or purports to appropriate funds for the implementation of such a project, shall also contain provisions approving the explicit plan or method to be utilized, if necessary, for such project to minimize the discharge of stormwater runoff directly into surface waters.
Such an appropriating resolution shall include provisions that make the following findings:
That, consistent with social, economic, fiscal and other considerations, the plan or method selected, if necessary, is the one which to the maximum extent practicable avoids or minimizes adverse environmental impacts to surface waters; and
That the plan or method to be utilized is based upon the facts set forth in the resolution which explain the rationale for utilizing the particular method or plan.