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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CLEANUP. The control, containment, removal, or neutralization of any released hazardous material for the purpose of promoting or protecting public health or safety.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL. Any substance or material in such quantity and form which may pose a risk to health and safety or property, which may include but is not limited to, explosives, radioactive materials, etiologic agents, biological material, flammable liquids or solids, combustible liquids or solids, poisons, oxidizing or corrosive materials, and compressed gasses which are listed by the Materials Transportation Bureau of the United States Department of Transportation in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations and any amendment thereto.
RELEASE. The uncontrolled, improper or unsafe release, discharge, or escape of any hazardous material to any place or in any manner which poses an actual or potential threat to any person, property, wildlife, or the environment.
RESPONSIBLE PARTY. Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, trust, or other entity partially or solely responsible for the release of any hazardous material within the city.
(Ord. passed 2-7-95)