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Each owner and its agent shall be subject to requirements for excavation sites that are set forth in Department orders or regulations. Such orders or regulations shall include, but not be limited to, the following measures:
(a) Protection of the Excavation. Each owner and its agent shall cover open excavation with steel plates ramped to the elevation of the contiguous street, pavement, or other public right-of-way, or otherwise protected in accordance with guidelines prescribed by the Department.
(b) Housekeeping and Removal of Excavated Material. Each owner and its agent shall keep the area surrounding the excavation clean and free of loose dirt or other debris in a manner deemed satisfactory to the Department. Excavation sites shall be cleaned at the completion of each work day. In addition, the owner and its agent shall remove all excavated material from the site of the excavation no later than the end of each work day.
(c) Storage of Materials and Equipment. Materials and equipment that are to be used for the excavation within seven calendar days may be stored at the site of the excavation, except that fill material, sand, aggregate, and asphalt-coated material may be stored at the site only if it is stored in covered, locked containers.
(d) Hazardous Material. Each owner and its agent shall be subject to hazardous material guidelines for date collection; disposal, handling, release, and treatment of hazardous material; site remediation; and worker safety and training. The Department, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall develop, prescribe, and update such hazardous material guidelines. The guidelines shall require the owner and its agent to comply with all federal, state, and local laws regarding hazardous material. For purposes of this subsection, "hazardous materials" shall mean any gas, material, substance, or waste which, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical or chemical characteristics, is deemed by any federal, state, or local governmental authority to pose a present or potential hazard to human health or safety or to the environment.
(Added by Ord. 341-98, App. 11/13/98; amended by Ord. 33-02, File No. 020051, App. 3/28/2002)