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Pursuant to authority provided by KRS 67.083(7) and KRS 83A.060, the provisions of this article shall apply to all persons manufacturing, using, storing or transporting hazardous materials within the city; and an unauthorized release of a hazardous material:
(a) In which the safety of local residents and/or irreversible damage to the environment is imminent without immediate action;
(b) The responsible party cannot or has refused to act in a reasonable time or manner, or the responsible party is not known through existing reporting or record keeping requirements; and
(c) The responsible party would be required by existing local, state, and/or federal regulations to report, contain and remediate the hazardous material..
(Ord. No. 1664, 8-23-04)