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(A) In the event of a spill or release of any hazardous or extremely hazardous substance which would require any resources in Newberry County to be committed, the party or parties responsible for the incident, including any facility covered by a mutual aid agreement, shall pay all costs incurred by Newberry County, and/or any other duly authorized responding agency in its efforts to mitigate any risk to life, property, and/or the environment caused by the incident. Cost recovery shall include incidents not located at a facility as defined in this chapter if Newberry County resources have been expended at the incident. Charges shall be assessed based on the responding agency's employees' salaries, responding agency's vehicles (transportation), and other specialized materials and/or machinery used during the operation. Charges for special equipment, including, but not limited to, backhoes, bulldozers, and aircraft shall be based on the actual cost incurred, including, but not limited to, salaries, fringe benefits, and depreciation.
(B) (1) Costs incurred shall be presented to the Newberry County Hazardous Materials Station Chief at the conclusion of each incident, and a formal request for payment shall be supplied to the Incident Commander within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the incident, the date to be determined by the Incident Commander.
(2) Charges shall be collected by the Newberry County Hazardous Materials Station.
(Ord. 09-22-02, passed 9-18-2002; Am. Ord. 01-13-03, passed 1-29-2003)