(a)    The purpose of this chapter is to provide minimum standards and regulations to insure and preserve the public safety with regard to shipment and transportation of radioactive materials through the City.
   (b)    For the purpose of this chapter the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
      (1)    "Radioactive material" means any material or combination of materials, which spontaneously emits ionizing radiation. Materials in which the estimated specific activity is not greater than 0.002 microcuries per gram of material and in which the radioactivity is essentially uniformly distributed, are not considered to be radioactive materials.
      (2)    "Large quantity radioactive materials" means a quantity the aggregate radioactivity of which exceeds that specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 71 entitled "Packaging of Radioactive Material for Transport", Section 71.4(f).
      (3)    "Curie" is an expression of the quantity of radiation in terms of the number of atoms which disintegrate per second; a curie being that quantity of radioactive materials decay of which results in the disintegration of 37 billion atoms per second.
      (4)    "Millicurie" means one thousandth of a curie.
       (5)    "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle defined as a "motor vehicle" in any sections of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Highland Heights regulating vehicular traffic within the Municipality.
      (6)    "Person" means any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in the transportation of passengers or property, as common, contract or private carrier, or freight forwarder, as those terms are used in the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended.
(Ord. 12-1979. Passed 3-13-79.)