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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Emergency hazardous materials incident" means a spill, leakage, release, or other dissemination or threat of the same, of any hazardous materials requiring immediate action to mitigate a threat to public health, safety or welfare.
(b) "Expenses" shall include, but not be limited to, the actual labor costs to the City and its personnel, including Workers' Compensation benefits, fringe benefits, administrative overhead, costs of equipment, costs of equipment operation, costs of materials, costs of disposal, costs of any contract labor and materials, and those costs associated with an emergency hazardous materials incident, in order to ensure the safety of the City and its populace. Expenses shall also include the charges or costs incurred by the City as a result of a HazMat Unit response to an emergency hazardous materials incident.
(c) "Hazardous materials" shall include all those materials designated as hazardous by the State in Act 307 of the Public Acts of 1982, as amended, or by the Federal Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA), as amended.
(d) "HazMat Unit" means the vehicle provided by the City, individually or pursuant to an agreement with another municipality, which is equipped with apparatus designed to provide emergency service in situations involving a spill, leak, accident or other similar occurrence involving hazardous materials.
(e) "Owner" means any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, partnership or group, including its officers and employees, who or which is listed, by the Wayne County Register of Deeds, as the owner of record of the real property where an emergency hazardous materials incident occurred, or who or which is a vendee of such property under a land contract, or who or which is listed as the taxpayer of record for such property, or who or which has title, use, possession or control of hazardous materials or a vehicle used to transport the same.
(f) "Person" means any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, partnership or group, including its officers and employees, who or which has responsibility for or actual involvement in an emergency hazardous materials incident.
(Ord. 1994-03. Passed 7-19-94.)