Cross References — Water system connection distance, housing code adopted in §500.180; sewage disposal at trailer coach parks, §670.130.
State Law Reference — Authority to enact rules additional to State, RSMo. §192.290.
[Ord. No. 256, §1, 10-10-1956]
There is established a Department of Public Health, the head of which shall be a director.
[Ord. No. 257 §3, 10-10-1956]
The Health Department shall have general supervision over the public health and shall see that the laws and ordinances in relation thereto are observed and enforced and for that purpose the Enforcement Officer is authorized and empowered, with the approval of the Council to make such rules and regulations consistent with the Charter of the City and the Statutes of the State as will tend to promote or preserve the health of the inhabitants of the City and carry out the purposes and intents of this Chapter. He is empowered to authorize and require any employee or Law Enforcement Officer to enter into and examine premises as provided in Section 225.050 and ascertain the condition thereof so far as the public health may be affected by it and to declare and abate nuisances as herein or by law or ordinance provided.
[Ord. No. 256 §3, 10-10-1956]
The Enforcement Officer shall have charge of the Administration of Public Health and Sanitation in the City, and to that end he shall have the authority and be required to:
See that laws and ordinances relating to public health and sanitation are observed and enforced.
Establish and maintain such activities and clinics as are needed to promote the public health of the City, including but not limited to:
Control of communicable diseases.
Control of rodents and mosquitoes.
Control of dogs and rabies.
Inspection of the water supply and water supply facilities, and sewers and sewage treatment facilities, and plumbing facilities to see that they conform with established principles of public health.
Control of refuse collection and disposal.
Control of public health nuisances.
Control of milk and food sanitation.
Perform such other duties with reference to public health and sanitation as may be prescribed by the City Council.
[Ord. No. 256 §4, 10-10-1956]
The City Council may appoint the County Health Officer as Director of Public Health, and may contract with the County for the services of said Officer, and the County Department of Health, to perform the duties of the Director of Public Health of the City.
[Ord. No. 257 §2, 10-10-1956]
The Enforcement Officer is authorized and empowered to inspect all buildings, lands, and places as to their conditions for health and sanitation and when necessary, prevent the use thereof and require any alterations or changes necessary to make them healthful or sanitary.
[Ord. No. 257 §4, 10-10-1956]
The Enforcement Officer shall keep a record of his acts and orders and shall file in his office all petitions, documents and papers belonging thereto. Copies of such records, petitions, documents and papers when certified by him shall be prima facie evidence in any court of the facts therein contained.
[Ord. No. 257 §5, 10-10-1956]
All Law Enforcement Officers shall observe the health and sanitary conditions in the City and shall promptly report to the Enforcement Officer, through the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, any disease, nuisance or unsanitary condition.
[Ord. No. 79-89 §§1-7, 12-5-1979]
Regulated. No person shall transport radioactive material within the City except as herein provided, and it shall be unlawful for any person to transport radioactive material within the City except in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
Materials for Which Certificate Required. No later than two (2) weeks before the date on which the below-listed radioactive materials may be transported within the City, carriers of said material must obtain a certificate of emergency transportation from the Administrative Assistant or his designated representative:
Plutonium in any quantity and form exceeding two (2) grams or twenty (20) curies, whichever is less;
Uranium enriched in the isotope U-235 exceeding twenty-five percent (25%) of the total uranium content in quantities where the U-235 content exceeds one (1) kilogram;
Any of the actinides (i.e., elements with the atomic number 89 or greater) the activity of which exceeds twenty (20) curies;
Spent reactor fuel elements or mixed fission products associated with spent fuel elements, the activity of which exceeds twenty (20) curies;
Any quantity of radioactive material specified as "large quantity" by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 10 CFR 71, "Packaging of Radioactive Material for Transport", and/or
Any quantity of uranium mill tailings or other radioactive waste material.
Issuance of Certificate. The Administrative Assistant or his designated representative shall issue a certificate of emergency transportation for each and every shipment of the above-mentioned material only for reasons of urgent public policy or national security which clearly transcend the public safety and health interests which inspired this Section.
Exemptions. Those carriers who transport radioactive material of the nature described above for education, medical or biomedical research purposes, or for reasons of national security or military needs, shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section.
Conditions. The Administrative Assistant or his designated representative in consultation with appropriate authorities in the Police and Fire Departments shall designate the time, route and other conditions of transport for any and all carriers issued a certificate of emergency transportation.
Definitions. The following shall serve as definitions:
- CARRIER OR CARRIERS
- Includes any vehicles used by any private, contract or common carrier as defined by the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended.
- Is an expression of quantity of radiation; a curie is the quantity of radioactive material which decays such that thirty-seven (37) billion atoms disintegrate per second.
- LARGE QUANTITY RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
- Are defined in 10 CFR 71, Section 71.4 (d) (3) and 71.4 (f).
- RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
- Any material or combination of materials which spontaneously emit ionizing radiation. Materials in which the estimated specific activity is not greater than .002 microcuries per gram of material, and in which the radioactivity is essentially uniformly distributed, are not considered radioactive matter.
[Ord. No. 79-90 §§1-8, 12-5-1979]
Findings of Fact. The City Council finds that uranium tailings and other radioactive waste material may pose a potential and significant radiation health hazard to the public and that the protection of the public health, safety and welfare require that nuclear waste not be stored or disposed of in the City, in order to prevent radon diffusion in the environment and other danger from radioactivity in the City, which is a populous urban area.
Prohibited. The storage of disposal of uranium mill tailings and other radioactive nuclear waste in the City is hereby prohibited.
Violations Declared Separate Offense. It shall be unlawful for any person to store or dispose of any nuclear waste within the City, and each day that any such nuclear waste shall be in the City shall constitute a separate offense by any person responsible for such storage or disposal.
Enforcing. The prohibition against the storage or disposal of nuclear waste in the City shall be enforceable by an action for injunction or other appropriate judicial relief.
Method of Relief. The City may pursue either or both of prosecution and civil relief against any person who shall violate the provisions of this Section.
Temporary storage. There shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section the temporary storage by medical facilities of radioactive waste material until permanent disposal shall be made thereof outside the City.
Material previously stored or disposed of. This Section shall not apply to any radioactive waste material which has been stored or disposed of in the City prior to the effective date hereof (December 5, 1979).