Town of Stratford, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Stratford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-9-1981]

§ 118-1 Prohibited acts.

It shall be expressly prohibited for any person, firm or corporation to transport hazardous waste, within the town, for storage within the town.

§ 118-2 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Any hazardous waste as defined in the Federal Register, Volume 45, No. 98, Book II, Section 261.3.
[Adopted 7-14-2008 by Ord. No. 07-20]

§ 118-3 Notice of remediation required.

When waste that is defined as hazardous by federal and state law is being remediated pursuant to a state or federal order or permit, the property owner must give notice of the remediation to the Director of Public Health. The private property owner must also provide the Director of Public Health with a copy of all orders, permits and plans related to the remediation.

§ 118-4 Best management practice.

The remediation plans prepared for private property owners should include the following unless otherwise superseded by federal or state law:
A. 
Barriers are to be erected to help contain any airborne material during the remediation construction process. Barriers are to be similar to noise abatement barriers used along highways.
B. 
Limit the time of remediation construction to two consecutive years maximum; from start to completion of consolidation or removal, on any site, must have a firm closure date (limited to two years).
C. 
Once the closure date has been reached, no additional waste can be taken to the site ever again.
D. 
Funds are to be budgeted to ensure closure of consolidation or remediation construction. If it is started, it must be finished and not remain open indefinitely.
E. 
Airborne particulate at all construction sites (excavation and consolidation sites) are to be measured as close to real time as current technology will allow. Monitoring is to be done by an independent lab reporting to the Health Department of Stratford. Summary reports of testing are to be given to the Stratford Health Department at a minimum of once a week. Any elevated levels of dust are to be immediately reported to the Health Department. The independent lab is to retain the test data for a minimum of seven years.
F. 
Limit time of operation to 12 hours a day maximum, e.g. 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
G. 
Consolidation and excavation sites shall both use (amended) water to spray on sites to keep dust levels down; should not be allowed to run off consolidation sites due to the chance of carrying hazardous material off site.
H. 
Management of stormwater drainage from the consolidation or construction site shall include any drainage improvements to control potential flooding or runoff from the site.
I. 
Dump truck bed covers shall fully cover the truck beds and shall not have holes or gaps that allow waste to be released from the trucks in transit. Truck decontamination stations shall be constructed at both the excavation, construction and consolidation sites to remove dust and waste from the outside of the truck bodies and the wheels prior to departure of trucks from the sites.
J. 
Police details shall be in place at all major intersections that are not signal controlled to manage traffic safety issues. (This should be paid for with remediation or construction funds.)
K. 
The remedial or construction contractor shall use only diesel equipment retrofitted to reduce air emissions and use ultra low sulfur fuel to reduce harmful air emissions during construction. Vehicle operation on the excavation and consolidation sites shall comply with USEPA and CTDEP regulatory limitations on idling.
L. 
The remediation or construction contractor shall adhere to Town restrictions of noise and light standards and shall monitor compliance during construction.

§ 118-5 Penalties for offenses.

The failure of a private property owner to fully comply with this article shall be punishable by a fine for violating a Town ordinance to the maximum extent permitted by state law.[1] Each day this article is violated shall constitute a separate violation for the purpose of assessing a fine.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 6, Citation Hearings, Office of, § 6-11, Enforceable ordinances.