Village of Suffern, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern 5-8-1978 by L.L. No. 5-1978. Section 158-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 96.

§ 158-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A poster prepared by the Manufacturing Chemists Association, depicting the name of the hazardous material, the potential hazards and the appropriate action to be taken in case of accident.
The following materials are defined as "hazardous materials": acrolein; acrylonitrile; ammonia; ammonia, anhydrous; boron trifluoride; bromine; carbon disulfide; chlorine; dimethylamine; dimethyl ether; demethyl sulfate; epichlorohydrin; ethyl chloride; ethylene; ethylenimine; ethylene oxide; fluorine; hydrogen, liquid; hydrogen chloride; hydrogen cyanide; hydrogen fluoride; hydrogen sulfide; liquid petroleum gas; methane, liquid; methylamines, anhydrous; methyl bromine; methyl chloride; methyl ethyl ether, methyl mercaptan; monomethylamine; nitric acid, fuming; nitrogen tetroxide; oleum/sulfur trioxide; phosgene; phosphorus trichloride; propane/LPG; sulfur dioxide; sulfur trioxide; titanium tetrachloride; trimethylamine; and vinyl chloride.

§ 158-2 Transport along certain highways prohibited.

All motor vehicles transporting hazardous materials are hereby excluded from the streets and highways of the Village of Suffern, except transport is not prohibited on state highways nor on the following streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.: Ramapo Avenue.

§ 158-3 Exception.

This chapter shall not prevent deliveries to consumers of hazardous materials by motor vehicles transporting not more than 500 gallons.

§ 158-4 Notification of Police Department required.

All carriers of hazardous materials must notify the Suffern Police Department at least one hour before transporting any hazardous material into or through the Village of Suffern.

§ 158-5 Display of chem-card.

All vehicles transporting a hazardous material into or through the Village of Suffern must display the appropriate chem-card prominently in at least two places on the vehicle.

§ 158-6 Waiver.

[Added 1-26-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981]
The Mayor of the Village of Suffern is authorized to grant a waiver of the provisions of this chapter for specified deliveries or transportation of hazardous materials by vehicles owned by Interstate Commerce Commission registered companies if an emergency exists, upon such conditions as he deems appropriate.
In determining whether an emergency exists, the Mayor shall consider the following:
If a situation exists or is imminent which will endanger the health, safety or welfare of the residents of the Village of Suffern and the granting of a waiver will eliminate or diminish the danger.
If adequate alternatives exist negating the necessity for the issuance of a waiver.
The extent of the danger created by the issuance of a waiver and the precautions which must occur if a waiver is issued.
The time of day of the activity for which the waiver is sought, the anticipated route of travel and destination, the traffic in the area and the type of material to be transported.
If a waiver is issued, the Mayor shall cause the Chiefs of the Village of Suffern Police Department and the Fire Department to be notified of the type and quantity of the material to be transported, the route of travel and the time at which the material will be transported. The Chiefs of the Police Department and of the Fire Department or a member of their Department appointed by the respective Chief will accompany the vehicle transporting the hazardous substance while it is in the Village of Suffern.
Within 72 hours after the transportation of the hazardous substance through the Village of Suffern has been completed, the applicant for the waiver shall file with the Suffern Police Department a description of the type and quantity of hazardous material transported, times of presence in the Village of Suffern, occurrence of unusual events and description of the vehicle used to deliver the material, together with its license plate, the name and address of the driver and any other relevant information regarding the event.
The Mayor shall file a report with the Village Clerk within one week after his decision on a requested waiver, setting forth his reasons for granting or denial of a waiver and any conditions imposed.

§ 158-7 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Each and every violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.