(A)   All businesses required to possess a hazardous materials user permit shall be subject to annual inspections by the City Fire Department. The cost of these inspections shall be $100 for the first hour, and $100 for every hour thereafter. The minimum fee for hazardous materials inspections shall be $100.
   (B)   All businesses located within the city that are required by federal law to comply with SARA 1986 reporting regulations shall acquire a hazardous materials user permit from the Fire Department. Under the terms of this permit, businesses will be required to file a business plan with the Fire Department detailing the principals of their respective organizations,
disclose insurance carriers, and file a contingency plan with a facility map and a city approved remediation contractor. All documents germane to hazardous materials shall be maintained and stored in a Knox locker, located in the primary entrance to the facility. The fee for the hazardous materials user permit for each motor vehicle fueling stations shall be set at $100. The fee for the hazardous materials user permit for all other business will be computed as follows:
      (1)   Range determination: For the purposes of this subchapter, each business in the city which is required to have a hazardous materials user permit as detailed in division (A) of this section shall be assigned a “range” consisting of a “range number” and a “range letter” determined as follows:
         (a)   Range number. The range number of a business shall be based on the maximum quantity of all hazardous materials present on the business premises at any one time in accordance with the following schedule:
Total Quantities
Number Range
(cubic feet)
200 - 1,000
55 - 1,000
500 - 1,000
1,001 - 5,000
1,001 - 5,000
1,001 - 5,000
5,001 - 10,000
5,001 - 10,000
5,001 - 10,000
Over 10,000
Over 10,000
Over 10,000
         (b)   Range letter. The range letter of a business shall be based on the total number of all hazardous materials listed on the inventory of the business which is submitted to the city in accordance with the following schedule:
               Total Number
      Letter Range      of Materials
         A      1 - 2
         B      3 - 5
         C      6 - 9
         D      10 - 20
         E      Over 20
         (c)   The range numbers of gasses, solids and liquids on the business premises, shall be computed separately and the highest range number in any of the three categories shall be the range number of the business.
      (2)   Fee schedule.
      1-A   $160   2-A   $210   3-A   $320   4-A   $480
      1-B    190   2-B    240   3-B    350   4-B    500
      1-C    215   2-C    270   3-C    380   4-C    550
      1-D    325   2-D    380   3-D    490   4-D    650
      1-E    540   2-E    600   3-E    700   4-E    850
(Ord. passed 2-7-95)