[Ord. No. 667 §1, 9-7-1976]
That the Board of Aldermen of the City of Parkville does find and determine that in order to promote the health, safety and general welfare, comfort and convenience of the City, its inhabitants and public generally, it is beneficial to prohibit pollution of the air in the City.
[Ord. No. 667 §2, 9-7-1976]
The terms as used in this Chapter shall have the following meaning:
- AIR CONTAMINANT
- Any particulate matter, gas or vapor (exclusive of water vapor), including but not limited to, smoke, charred paper, dust, soot, grime, carbon, or any other particulate matter or irritating odorous matter, fumes, or gases, or any combination thereof.
- AIR CONTAMINATE SOURCE
- Any source of emission of an air contaminate whether private or public owned or operated.
- AIR POLLUTION
- The presence in the ambient air of one (1) or more air contaminants in quantities of characteristics and of a duration which directly and proximately cause or contribute to injury to human, animal or plant life or health, or property, or which unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life or use of property.
- AMBIENT AIR
- All space outside of buildings, stacks or exterior ducts.
- PARTICULATE MATTER
- Any material, except uncombined water, that exists in a finely divided form as a liquid or solid at standard conditions.
- Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, public or private corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or any Federal or State governmental agency, board, department or bureau, or any other legal entity whatever which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties.
- Land, improvements and the ambient air above such land or improvements.
- RINGELMANN CHART
- "Ringelmann's Scale for Grading the Density of Smoke" as published in U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8333.
- Small gas-borne particles resulting from combustion, consisting of carbon, ash and other material.
[Ord. No. 667 §3, 9-7-1976]
No person may cause or permit the handling or transporting or storage of any material in a manner which allows or may allow particulate matter to become air-borne in such quantities and concentrations that it remains visible in the ambient air beyond the premises where it originates.
[Ord. No. 667 §4, 9-7-1976]
No person may cause or permit a building or its appurtenances or a road, or a driveway, or an open area to be constructed, used, repaired or demolished without applying all such reasonable measures as may be required to prevent particulate matter from becoming air-borne so it remains visible beyond the premises where it originates. This Section shall not apply to agricultural operations including tillage, planting, cultivating, or harvesting within a field, the moving of livestock on foot, or the hauling of produce within the confines of a farm.
[Ord. No. 667 §5, 9-7-1976]
No person may discharge into the ambient air from any single source of emission whatsoever any air contaminate either of a shade or density equal to or darker than that designated as Number 2 on the Ringelmann Chart, or equivalent, or of such opacity as to obscure an observer's view to a degree equal to or greater than does smoke designated as Number 2 on the Ringelmann Chart or equivalent. Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, the prohibition of this Section shall not apply to any air contaminant discharged from any residential outdoor cooking unit or from any residential fireplace.
[Ord. No. 667 §6, 9-7-1976]
All references to the Ringelmann Chart as a standard in grading the shade or opacity of visible air contaminate emission shall be interpreted to include equivalent measures and standards.
[Ord. No. 667 §7, 9-7-1976]
Nothing herein shall be construed so as to prohibit any operation or emission authorized by a variance or by a permit granted by either U.S. Environment Protection Agency or the Missouri Air Conservation Commission.
[Ord. No. 667 §8, 9-7-1976]
Every person convicted of a violation of this Chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00), nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.