[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Trenton 11-7-1989 as Title 3, Ch. 2 and Title 6, Ch. 2 of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions of this section shall apply to all persons, firms or organizations using, researching, producing or storing hazardous materials and/or infectious agents on and after the effective date of this section.
Definitions. Terms used in this section are defined as follows:
- HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
- Those materials that can cause death or disabling injury from brief exposure; those materials that could cause a lost-time injury from exposure; and those materials that could cause temporary disability or injury without permanent effects which are used, researched, produced or stored within or on premises, except those household consumer products used at the point of consumption and not used for commercial or experimental purposes. This definition of "hazardous materials" shall include radioactive materials.
- INFECTIOUS AGENT
- A bacterial, mycoplasmal, fungal, parasitic or viral agent known to cause illness in humans which is used, researched, produced or stored within or on premises.
Any person, firm or organization using, researching, producing and/or storing any hazardous materials shall provide in writing to the Fire Department the following information:
Address/location where hazardous materials are used, researched, stored or produced;
The trade name of the hazardous material;
The chemical name and any commonly used synonym for the hazardous material and the chemical name and any commonly used synonym for its major components;
The exact locations on the premises where materials are used, researched, stored and/or produced;
Amounts of hazardous materials on the premises per exact location;
The boiling point, vapor pressure, vapor density, solubility in water, specific gravity, percentage volatile by volume, evaporation rate for liquids and appearance and odor of the hazardous material;
The flashpoint and flammable limits of the hazardous substance;
Any permissible exposure level, threshold limit value or other established limit value for exposure to a hazardous material;
The stability of the hazardous substance;
Recommended fire extinguishing media, special fire-fighting procedures and fire and explosion hazard information for the hazardous material;
Any effect of overexposure to the hazardous material, emergency and first aid procedures and telephone numbers to call in an emergency;
Any condition or material which is incompatible with the hazardous material and must be avoided;
Any personal protective equipment to be worn or used and special precautions to be taken when handling or coming into contact with the hazardous materials; and
Procedures for handling or coming into contact with the hazardous materials.
Any person, firm or organization using, researching, producing and/or storing an infectious agent and/or carrier of an infectious agent shall provide in writing to the Fire Department the following:
The name and any commonly used synonym of the infectious agent;
Address/location where infectious agents are used, researched, stored and/or produced;
The exact locations where infectious agents are used, researched, stored and/or produced;
Amount of infectious agent on premises per exact locations;
Any methods or route of transmission of the infectious agents;
Any symptoms of effect of infection, emergency and first aid procedure and a telephone number to be called in an emergency;
Any personal protective equipment to be worn or used and special precautions to be taken when handling or coming in contact with the infectious agent; and
Procedure for handling, cleanup and disposal of infectious agents leaked or spilled.
Reimbursement for cleanup of spills. Any person who possesses or controls a hazardous material or infectious agent which was discharged or causes the discharge of a hazardous material or infectious agent shall reimburse the Town for actual and necessary expenses incurred by the Town or its agent to contain, remove or dispose of the hazardous substance or infectious agent or take any other appropriate action which is deemed appropriate under the circumstance.
Every person, firm or corporation using, storing, handling or transporting flammable or combustible liquids, chemicals, gases or other hazardous materials shall comply with the requirements of Ch. Comm 10, Wis. Adm. Code, as the same is now in force and may hereafter from time to time be amended.
Every person, firm or corporation using, storing, handling or transporting (whether by rail or on the highways) flammable or combustible liquids, chemicals, gases or other hazardous materials shall be liable to the Town for the actual cost of labor and materials associated with the use of any specialized extinguishing agent, chemical, neutralizer or similar material or equipment employed to extinguish, confine or clean up any such hazardous material which is involved in any accidental spill or in the threat of any fire or accidental spill.
Cleanup required. All persons, firms, or corporations delivering, hauling, disposing, storing, discharging or otherwise handling potentially polluting substances, solid or liquid, such as, but not limited to, the following shall immediately clean up any such spilled material to prevent its becoming a hazard to health or safety or directly or indirectly causing pollution to the lakes and streams under the jurisdiction of the Town of Trenton: fuel oil, gasoline, solvents, industrial liquids or fluids, milk, grease trap and septic tank wastes, sewage sludge, sanitary sewer wastes, storm sewer catch basin wastes, and oil or petroleum wastes. Land spreading of nonagricultural waste shall be in accordance with state and local regulations.
Notification. Spills or accidental release of hazardous materials or pollutants at a site or of a quantity or nature that cannot adequately be cleaned up by the responsible party or parties shall be immediately reported to the Fire Department, emergency management officials, or the Town Chief of Police so that assistance can be given by the proper agency.
Financial liability. The party or parties responsible for the release, escape or discharge of wastes shall be held financially liable for the cost of any cleanup or attempted cleanup deemed necessary or desirable and undertaken by the Town Fire Department, or its designated agent, in an effort to minimize the pollutional effects of the discharged waste.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store any potentially polluting substances unless such substances are stored in such manner as to securely prevent them from escaping onto the ground surface and/or into any street, sewer, ditch or drainageway, lake or stream within the jurisdiction of the Town.