§ 150.71  RELEASE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROHIBITED.
   (A)   Any party who accidentally, negligently or intentionally causes or is responsible for an unauthorized release of any hazardous materials, as defined in the Uniform Fire Code, within the City of Heath, Texas, shall be liable for the payment of all costs incurred by the city for the abatement of the hazard.
   (B)   The remedy provided by this section shall be in addition to any other remedies provided by law. The City of Heath and its staff will respond to any unauthorized release of hazardous materials and will try to identify, contain and mitigate the hazard.
   (C)   The City of Heath will hire a third party to handle all clean up activities and disposal of the hazardous materials.
   (D)   Payment of the cost for such clean-up will be the responsibility of the party causing the unauthorized release, and as more specifically set forth below.
   (E)   Costs by the city shall include, but shall not be limited to, all out-of-pocket expenses attributable to the abatement or clean-up of the hazardous material(s), including cost of equipment operations, cost of materials utilized, cost of third party specialist, experts or contract labor not in the full-time employment of the city, overhead cost, overtime cost, and any other cost incurred by the City of Heath, Texas.
   (F)   Basic cost associated with City of Heath Department of Public Safety services shall be $400 per hour for each engine or truck company and $200 per hour for each medical unit.
(2005 Code, § 9-17-1)  (Ord. 990617A, passed - -)