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Ordinance #99

AW ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, TO RESPOND
TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS; DEFINING A
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT; AUTHORIZING THE
CITY TO BILL AND COLLECT FOR THE COSTS
INCURRED IN RESPONDING TO HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
INCIDENTS; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES.

 

WHEREAS, it may be necessary for the Johnson Fire Department
to assist another fire department served by the Northwest
Arkansas Regional Hazardous Material Response Team with a
hazardous materials incident; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the City of Johnson to provide
the method of charges and collections, in the event the Johnson
Fire Department does respond to a hazardous materials incident;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE
CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS:

SECTION 1. DEFINITION: As used in this Ordinance,
"Hazardous Materials Incident" shall mean any incident involving
the release, spill, leak or other undesirable accumulation of any
substance for which a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is

for any labor, materials or supplies provided by third
parties at the request of the Johnson Fire Department,
including, but not limited to the Northwest Arkansas
Regional Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team, local
government entities, business and industrial facilities,
specialists, consultantst and utilities, and any other costs
necessary to manage and mitigate the incident.
4. The Johnson Fire Chief, or his designated
representative, shall collect charges due the City for the
provision of hazardous materials incidents services and
shall prepare and issue statements for charges to persons,
corporations, partnerships, or any other entities, who are
provided hazardous materials incident services under this
Ordinance.
SECTION 3. EMERGENCY CLAUSE: The City Council for the City
of Johnson, Arkansas, hereby determines that the immediate
collection from recipients for services and/or equipment provided
by Johnson Fire Department in response to hazardous materials
incidents is essential to the public health, safety and welfare,
therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and that this
ordinance being necessary for the public health, safety and
welfare shall be in full force and effect from and after its
passage, approval and publication.

NOW THEREFORE, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and

this Ordinance made necessary for the preservation of public
peace, health, and safety, shall take effect and be in full force
from and after its passage and approval.