For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   EXPENSES. Include, but not be limited to, the actual labor costs to the township and its personnel including workers’ compensation benefits, fringe benefits, administrative overhead, costs of equipment, costs of equipment operation, costs and materials, costs of disposal, costs associated with an emergency hazardous materials incident, in order to ensure the safety of the township and its populace. EXPENSES shall also include the charges or costs incurred by the township as a result of a HazMat unit response to an emergency hazardous materials incident.
   EMERGENCY HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INCIDENT. A spill, leakage, release or other dissemination or threat of same of any hazardous materials requiring immediate action to mitigate a threat to public health, safety or welfare.
   HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Include all those materials designated as hazardous by the state in M.C.L.A. § 29.472, as amended, or by the Federal Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA), being 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 et seq., as amended.
   HAZMAT UNIT. The vehicle provided by the township, individually or pursuant to an agreement with the City of Jackson, equipped with apparatus designed to provide emergency service in situations involving a spill, leak, accident or other similar occurrence involving hazardous materials.
   OWNER. Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, partnership or group, including their officers and employees, who are either listed as the owner of record by the County Register of Deeds, have a land contract vendee interest in, or are listed as the taxpayer of record for the real property where the emergency hazardous material incident occurred, or have title, use, possession or control of the hazardous material or the vehicle used to transport same.
   PERSON. Any individual, firm, company association, society, corporation, partnership or group, including their officers and employees, who has responsibility for or actual involvement in the emergency hazardous materials incident.
(Ord. 12, passed 1-11-1993)