What is meant by a "larger common plan of development or sale?"
A "larger common plan of development or sale” is a contiguous area where multiple separate and distinct construction activities may be taking place at different times on different schedules under 1 plan. For example, if a developer buys a 20-acre lot and builds roads, installs pipes, and runs electricity with the intention of constructing homes or other structures sometime in the future, this is considered a common plan of development or sale. If the land is parceled off or sold, and construction occurs on plots that are less than 1 acre by separate, independent builders, this activity would still be subject to stormwater permitting requirements if the smaller plots were included on the original site plan.

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1. What is stormwater and why is it a problem?
2. What kinds of pollutants are found in stormwater?
3. Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?
4. What can you put down the storm drain?
5. What can residents do to help improve stormwater quality?
6. What is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program?
7. What kinds of stormwater discharges are required to have NPDES stormwater permit coverage?
8. What is a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)?
9. Which MS4s are regulated by the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit?
10. What happens if Yakima County does not comply with its NPDES stormwater discharge permit?
11. What is the stormwater utility?
12. Why does Yakima County need a stormwater utility?
13. What is the stormwater fee used for?
14. How will the stormwater management program benefit taxpayers, homeowners, etc.?
15. How are the regional stormwater utility service areas determined?
16. How is the stormwater fee calculated?
17. What is an impervious surface?
18. Is the utility fee just another tax?
19. No water runs off my property. Why am I being charged a stormwater fee?
20. What is meant by a "larger common plan of development or sale?"