The purpose of this article is to regulate the stockpiling of tires in order to promote resource conservation and resource recovery and to prevent any hazards, fire or otherwise, that might be created by such stockpiling of tires.
For the purpose of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
- The Department of Waste Management.
- The deposit, dumping or placing of any solid waste into or on any land or water so that such solid waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air.
- FIRE CONTROL PLAN
- A document addressing the requirements established in § 146-10 of this article. It may include appropriate maps, as well as any other management information the submitting party deems relevant.
- LOCAL GOVERNING BODY
- The Board of Supervisors of the County of Carroll.
- An individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity.
- A solid or air-filled covering for a wheel, typically of rubber or a similarly elastic synthetic material, fitted around the wheel's rim to absorb shock and provide traction.
- USED TIRE STORAGE
- An accumulation of 500 or more used tires or any number of used tires covering more than 1,000 square feet at a location, not under a roof or other similar structure, for some future useful purpose such as retreading, fuel supplement, reef construction or some other innovative use.
All persons operating a used tire storage facility on the effective date of this chapter shall submit to the local governing body a fire control plan. Such plan must be submitted within six months of the effective date of this chapter.
All persons operating a used tire storage facility that comes into existence after the effective date of this chapter shall submit to the local governing body a fire control plan. Such plan must be submitted within 60 days of the date the facility comes into existence.
A fire control plan must adequately address compliance with the following requirements for used tire storage:
All tires must be stockpiled neatly in cells of 500 tires or less per cell and be no higher than 10 feet.
A berm of soil must be provided between all cells of tires in the storage area. The berm shall extend as high as the height of the tires in the cells.
A passageway of 20 feet in width must be maintained between the berms of all cells of tires, except where cells consist of only one or two lanes and the cells can be approached directly.
For each cell of tires, a stockpile of 20 cubic yards of soil must be maintained within 200 feet of the cell. This material shall be in addition to any berm material.
In lieu of stockpiled soil for fire suppression as described in Subsection A(4) above, foam with all the necessary equipment for its effective use may be available on the site.
A fence of heavy-gauge wire eight feet in height with two strands of barbed wire extending along the top must enclose the entire storage site.
The access to the site must be controlled with a gate equipped with a lock or some other suitable method of preventing access to the site.
The plan must specify how long the tires will be stored and the ultimate purpose for which they will be used.
Appropriate and adequate equipment to place soil over the tires in case of fire must either be on the site at all times or be readily available.
The local Fire Marshal shall review all fire control plans and make a decision on approval or denial of such plans within a reasonable time. Approved plans must be fully implemented within 60 days after the date of notification of approval. Rejected plans may be resubmitted within a reasonable time for further consideration.
No used tire storage facility shall be allowed to operate unless it has an approved fire control plan which it is implementing or is making progress towards developing an adequate fire control plan.
Disposal of used tires or storage of used tires prior to disposal shall not occur without a permit from the Department of Waste Management. Nothing in this article shall be construed to affect, modify or change any requirement imposed by the Department of Waste Management.
Any person who violates any provision of this article by doing a prohibited act or failing to perform a required act or failing to perform permitted acts in the prescribed manner shall be subject to the general penalty provisions of § 146-14 of this chapter.
This chapter is promulgated pursuant to § 15.2-901 et seq., Code of Virginia 1950, as amended.