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(a) Permit Requirement. Every common storage facility shall have a permit issued by the Director. A permit for any common storage facility may be obtained by any one of the following:
(1) A provider of health care as defined in Section 56.05(d) of the Civil Code;
(2) The hazardous waste hauler responsible for collection of medical waste from the common storage facility;
(3) The property owner;
(4) The property management firm responsible for providing tenant services to the medical waste generators.
(b) Permit Application Deadlines. Any person under Subsection 1507(a) responsible for the operation of a common storage facility shall apply for a permit from the Director within 120 days of the effective date of this Article, where the storage of medical waste in the common storage facility began prior to that date. In those cases where the storage of medical waste begins after the effective date of this Article, a permit application shall be submitted to the Director and issued prior to commencement of storage of medical waste in the common storage facility. The Director is authorized to take enforcement action against unpermitted common storage facilities under Section 1512.
(c) Permit Issuance and Denial Process. The Director shall issue, renew, modify or deny common storage facility permits after notice and an opportunity for a hearing under Section 1503. The Director shall hold a hearing upon request of the applicant or any interested person. Permit application forms shall be prescribed by the Director.
(d) Fee for Common Storage Facility Permits. The annual permit fee for a common storage facility permitted pursuant to this Section is the amount specified in the following schedule:
(1) For storage facilities serving 10 or fewer generators, the permit fee is $438.
(2) For storage facilities serving 11 to 49 generators, the permit fee is $699.
(3) For storage facilities serving 50 or more generators, the permit fee is $873.
(Added by Ord. 375-92, App. 12/23/92; amended by Ord. 176-04, File No. 040734, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 148-08, File No. 080745, App. 7/30/2008)