[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of North Versailles as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Cleanup of Spills and Deposits
[Adopted 6-27-1994 by Ord. No. 927 (Ch. 10, Part 5, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances)]
Every person or entity is hereby prohibited from spilling, depositing or dumping any hazardous materials or substances or any substances which pose or present a safety or health hazard upon or into properties within the municipal boundaries of the Township of North Versailles.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR SUBSTANCES
- Any material or substance which may have a direct or identifiable effect on persons or property or any such substances or materials in a quantity or form which, in the determination of the Township or its authorized representative, poses an unreasonable or imminent risk to the life, health or safety of persons or property or to the ecological balance of the environment. This shall include, but not be limited to, such substances as explosives, radioactive materials, petroleum products or gases, poisons, etiologic (biologic) agents, flammables, corrosives or materials listed in the hazardous substance list of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Solid Waste Management Act, 35 P.S. § 6018.103, and the Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act, 35 P.S. § 7303.
- PERSON or ENTITY
- Any individual, firm, corporation, government, association or partnership or any other legal entity.
North Versailles hereby authorizes and directs its various emergency services, volunteer fire departments, Township employees or any other persons employed or retained by the Township for such purposes to clean or abate, or cause to be cleaned or abated, the effects of any hazardous materials or substances deposited upon or into properties or facilities within the municipal boundaries of the Township of North Versailles. This shall include, but not be limited to, abatement, emergency service, fire control, traffic control, evacuation, relocation, substance monitoring and establishment of medical care facilities. Any person or persons who intentionally, accidentally or negligently caused such spill, deposit or dumping shall be liable for all costs and expenses incurred by the Township of North Versailles or its instrumentalities in cleanup or abatement activities. The remedies provided by this article shall be in addition to all remedies provided by other laws or ordinances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States, Allegheny County or the Township of North Versailles.
For purposes of this article, costs incurred by the Township shall include, but are not limited to, actual labor costs of Township police and other personnel, including workmen's compensation benefits, fringe benefits, administrative overhead, cost of equipment operation, cost of special fire extinguishing agents used and costs of any contracted labor and materials; further, it shall include any costs incurred by volunteer fire companies, emergency medical companies and any other agency or contractor engaged in the abating or cleaning up of the effects of any such hazardous materials of substances deposited upon or into properties, facilities, roads or streets in the Township of North Versailles.