Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 44 > Chapter 20 > Article 7
- Commission: means the South Carolina Commission on Disabilities and Special Needs, the policy-making and governing body of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Department: means the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Department: means the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
- Designated Watershed: means a watershed designated by a local government and approved by the Department of Health and Environmental Control and identified as having an existing or potential stormwater, sediment control, or nonpoint source pollution problem. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- Implementing agency: means the department, local government, or conservation district with the responsibility for receiving stormwater management and sediment control plans for review and approval, reviewing plans, issuing permits for land disturbing activities, and conducting inspections and enforcement actions in a specified jurisdiction. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Improvements: means the construction, reconstruction of buildings, and other permanent improvements for regional centers and other programs provided by the department directly or through contract with county boards of disabilities and special needs, including equipment and the cost of acquiring and improving lands for equipment. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
- its revenues: means revenue derived from paying clients at regional residential centers and community residences but does not include Medicaid, Medicare, or other federal funds received with the stipulation that they be used to provide services to clients. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Land disturbing activity: means any use of the land by any person that results in a change in the natural cover or topography that may cause erosion and contribute to sediment and alter the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Local government: means any county, municipality, or any combination of counties or municipalities, acting through a joint program pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Nonpoint source pollution: means pollution contained in stormwater runoff from ill-defined diffuse sources. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Obligations: means the obligations in the form of notes or bonds or contractual agreements issued or entered into by the commission pursuant to the authorization of this chapter and of Act 1377 of 1968 to provide funds with which to repay the proceeds of capital improvement bonds allocated by the State Fiscal Accountability Authority. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
- Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, association, joint venture, public or private corporation, trust, estate, commission, board, public or private institution, utility, cooperative, electric supplier, municipality, interstate body, the federal government, or other legal entity. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Sediment: means solid particulate matter, both mineral and organic, that has been or is being transported by water, air, ice, or gravity from its site of origin. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- State capital improvement bonds: means bonds issued pursuant to Act 1377 of 1968. See South Carolina Code 44-20-30
- Stormwater management: means , for:
(a) quantitative control, a system of vegetative or structural measures, or both, that control the increased volume and rate of stormwater runoff caused by manmade changes to the land;
(b) qualitative control, a system of vegetative, structural, or other measures that reduce or eliminate pollutants that might otherwise be carried by stormwater runoff. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20
- Watershed master plan: means a plan for a designated watershed that analyzes the impact of existing and future land uses and land disturbing activities in the entire watershed and includes strategies to reduce nonpoint source pollution, to manage stormwater runoff and control flooding. See South Carolina Code 48-14-20