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City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Easton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Art. 735 of the 1965 Codified Ordinances]
[Amended 2-24-1999 by Ord. No. 3666]
The owner and/or company in control of petroleum and/or chemicals and/or hazardous materials and/or the common carrier of any type whatsoever, including a pipeline carrying such products, shall be liable to the City to control, extinguish and/or clean up petroleum-type or chemical- or hazardous-material-type spills and/or fires involving such chemicals or petroleum or hazardous materials to which City of Easton fire units respond.
[Amended 2-24-1999 by Ord. No. 3666]
The owner and/or company in control of any petroleum or chemicals or hazardous materials and/or the common carrier of such petroleum or chemicals or hazardous materials, including any pipeline as aforesaid, shall also be liable for the cost of any temporary storage of chemicals or petroleum or hazardous materials and/or the cost of disposing of same.
[Amended 2-24-1999 by Ord. No. 3666; 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 5166]
Bills for the amount of the above-described costs shall be forwarded by the Bureau of Fire to the Director of Finance, who shall bill the above-described liable party. If payment is not made in full within 30 days from the date of mailing of such bill, the aforementioned City officer shall turn the matter over to the City Solicitor for collection litigation as is necessary.
[Amended 8-12-1987 by Ord. No. 2903]
Any person failing to pay the bill submitted to them by the City within 30 days shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before a Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 or more than $300, together with costs of prosecution, and in default thereof, undergo imprisonment in Northampton County Prison for not more than 30 days.
[Amended 8-12-1987 by Ord. No. 2903]
Imposition of the aforesaid fine and/or imprisonment, however, shall not relieve any responsible person or corporation hereunder from civil liability to the City as provided herein.