(b) The city engineer shall have the authority to issue grading permits as required under this article. Any grading permit exemption authorized by the city engineer under this article shall not be construed as relieving the party responsible for the identified activity from making on-site drainage improvements that may be required or from compliance with the zoning ordinance of the city or any other applicable laws or regulations.
(c) The city engineer shall have the authority to review all building permit applications prior to their issuance by the inspection division to ensure compliance with the provisions of this article. Building permit applications are exempted from review by the city engineer if the structure which is the subject of such application is to be remodeled within its existing walls and no grading is to occur on the site or is a residential dwelling on a single lot within an approved subdivision with an approved grading plan that establishes the stormwater drainage pattern for the site. No building permit, unless exempted as indicated in this article, shall be issued by the inspection division until an application for such building permit has been approved by the city engineer. The exemptions listed in this article shall not be construed as relieving the party responsible for the identified activity from on-site drainage improvements that may be required in accordance with adopted building and construction codes or from compliance with the zoning ordinance of the city or any other applicable laws or regulations.
(d) The city engineer is authorized to enter upon the premises of any land within the city for which a grading or building permit application has been filed to inspect the site before, during and upon conclusion of any land disturbance activity to determine compliance with this article.
(e) In cases where the city engineer is authorized to review building permits prior to issuance or has issued a grading permit, a certificate of occupancy shall not be issued until the city engineer has determined compliance with this article.
(f) The city engineer, or an employee of his department designated by him, is authorized to issue a citation to any person found by him to be in violation of this article, including the stormwater management manual. The citation shall order the person to appear in the municipal court at a date and time certain to answer the charges against him.
(g) The city engineer is authorized to issue a stop work order with regard to any grading or other land disturbance activity that is being done contrary to the provisions of this article or in a dangerous or unsafe manner. Such notice shall be in writing, shall be delivered to the owner of the property, his agent, or the person doing the work, and shall state the conditions under which work may be resumed.
Sec. 12-335. - Stormwater management manual standards.
(a) Development of a site shall conform to the stormwater discharge pattern established in an existing grading plan that includes the site, unless a deviation from such plan is required or allowed by the city engineer in accordance with this article, including the stormwater management manual. Deviations from the established drainage pattern shall require the approval of the city engineer before the issuance of a building permit in accordance with this article, including the stormwater management manual. It shall be a violation of this article for the holder of a building permit or grading permit to fail to follow the established drainage pattern for the site or the approved deviations. The city engineer may withhold approval of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy until either the established drainage pattern or the approved deviations are met.