Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. XXVI of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Asbestos — See Ch. 149.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 216.
Fuel delivery — See Ch. 220.
Solid waste — See Ch. 356.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
EXPENDABLE ITEMS
Any items used to extinguish any fire or stop or contain any leak or spill involving any hazardous material which cannot be reused or cannot be replenished without cost after that particular fire, leak or spill. These include but are not restricted to fire-fighting foam, chemical extinguishing agents, absorbent material, sand, recovery drums and specialized protective equipment to include but not be restricted to acid suits, acid gloves, goggles and protective clothing.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
Any material solid, liquid, or gas listed as such under N.F.P.A. Guide of Hazardous Materials or Department of Transportation Guide Book.
VEHICLE
Any motorized equipment, registered or unregistered, including but not limited to passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractor trailers, construction equipment and farm machinery.
VESSEL
Any container, drum, box, cylinder or tank used to hold or contain or carry or store any hazardous material.
A. 
This chapter provides for the reimbursement for or the replacement of the specialized and sometimes nonreusable equipment required by state and federal regulations to be made available in the borough in case of fire, leakage or spillage involving any hazardous material.
B. 
This chapter entitles the Borough of Fort Lee to reimbursement for any expendable items used by the borough or any of its agencies in extinguishing any fire, stopping or containing any leak or controlling any spill of hazardous materials.
Reimbursement to the Borough of Fort Lee for the expendable items used shall be made by the following parties:
A. 
The owner or operator of any vehicle responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous material.
B. 
The owner or person responsible for any vessel containing hazardous material involved in any fire, leak or spill on public or private property whether stationary or in transit, whether accidental or through negligence.
C. 
The owner or person responsible for any property from which any leak or spill of hazardous material emanates, whether accidental or through negligence.
D. 
Any person responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous material on public or private property whether accidental or through negligence.
Any person or company responsible for any fire, leak or spill involving a hazardous material must provide reimbursement in accordance with Schedule A[1] attached hereto for services rendered by any recovery company, towing company or other technical assistance called for by the Fire Department to handle such incident.
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Editor's Note: A copy of Schedule A attached to Ordinance No. 87-20 and referred to herein, as amended by Ordinance Nos. 91-3 and 94-29, is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
Any person, owner or company responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous materials shall reimburse the Borough of Fort Lee for the full price of any expendable items used to extinguish such fire, stop or contain such a leak or control such a spill within a period of 45 days after receipt of a bill for such items from the Borough of Fort Lee.
Any person, owner or company responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous material who fails to reimburse the Borough of Fort Lee within the time set forth in this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 per day or by imprisonment for a period of not more than six months, or both.