City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 52-1960, 61 § 1, passed 8-14-1961]
Unless otherwise expressly stated, when read in this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning herein respectively ascribed to them:
The cleaning of textiles, fabrics, garments or other articles by the use of any solvent other than water in a dry cleaning unit designed to be used or used by the general public. For the purposes of this definition, the term "used by the general public" refers to the insertion of such textiles, fabrics, garments or other articles into a dry cleaning unit or the removal of the same from such unit by a person other than any employee of a dry cleaning establishment or person owning and operating such establishment.
The machinery and equipment in which coin-operated dry cleaning shall be conducted.
Includes one or more persons of either sex, natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, joint stock companies, societies and all other entities of any kind capable of being sued.
[Ord. 52-1960, 61 § 2, passed 8-14-1961]
No person shall establish, maintain or operate a coin-operated dry cleaning machine without having procured from the City Clerk a license to conduct such business.
[Ord. 52-1960, 61 § 3, passed 8-14-1961]
The application for a license or for any renewal thereof to conduct a coin-operated dry cleaning machine shall be in writing and shall state the specific location where such business is to be established, maintained and operated, and the maximum number of persons to be employed therein. The City Clerk, before issuing any such license, shall cause an investigation to be made of the premises named and described in such application, for the purpose of determining whether the provisions of the sanitary code, Building Code, State Industrial Code, local laws, safety and fire regulations, regulations of municipal agencies and other requirements of this article are fully complied with.
If the City Clerk shall be satisfied that the proposed coin-operated dry cleaning machine and the premises wherein it is located conform to the provisions of this article and other laws relating thereto, he shall issue or cause to be issued a license authorizing such applicant to establish, maintain, conduct or operate a coin-operated dry cleaning machine at the place designated in such application for and during the period of such license.
[Ord. 40-1988, 89 § 1, passed 1-9-1989]
Prior to the issuance of a license to establish, maintain and operate a coin-operated dry cleaning machine, each applicant therefor shall pay an annual fee of $25 for each coin-operated dry cleaning machine on the premises and furnish a bond to the City Clerk in the amount of $5,000. The bond shall be executed with two or more sureties, or a duly authorized surety company approved by the City Clerk, shall be payable to the City and shall be conditioned for compliance with the provisions of this article and any amendment thereto, and upon the further condition that the licensee will pay to the City any fine, penalty or any other obligation within 30 days of its imposition, and shall be subject to the approval of the City Solicitor.
[Ord. 52-1960, 61 § 5, passed 8-14-1961]
Each such license shall expire on December 31 following the date of its issuance, unless sooner suspended or revoked by the City Clerk, and shall not be transferable from person to person or from the location for which it is originally issued.
[Ord. 52-1960, 61, passed 8-14-1961; Ord. 22-1962, 63, passed 10-8-1962]
Each licensee shall notify the City Clerk promptly of any proposed sale, assignment or change in ownership of the premises affected hereunder.
No coin-operated dry cleaning machine shall be operated on Sundays.
The time for the operating of coin-operated dry cleaning machines shall be restricted to the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Coin-operated dry cleaning equipment locations must be approved by the Bureau of Fire prior to installation of machinery. A floor plan showing the building outline and all equipment shall accompany the license application. Approval will not be granted for buildings occupied in part as a dwelling.
No coin-operated dry cleaning machine shall be used by the general public unless under the continual direct supervision of a competent, Bureau of Fire approved, employee of a coin-operated dry cleaning establishment or a person owning and operating such establishment.
No coin-operated dry cleaning machine shall be used by any person who is less than 18 years of age. A suitable sign of such age restriction must be prominently posted.
All coin-operated dry cleaning machines shall be fitted with a device which would prevent the opening of the door of any such machine:
While such machine is in operation, and
Until all solvent vapors have been removed from any textile, fabric, garment or other article, and from the drum in which the same shall be placed.
In the event that perchloroethylene or any chlorinated hydrocarbon is a component part of any solvent used in a coin-operated dry cleaning machine, then such dry cleaning machine shall not be used if the odor of perchloroethylene or any chlorinated hydrocarbon is masked or altered in any fashion, and if a ventilating system meeting State specifications and regulations is not installed and operable.
No coin-operated dry cleaning machine shall be used unless directly in front of or behind any such machines there are gutters leading to a buried drain tank of sufficient size to accept all solvent contained in all coin-operated dry cleaning machines in the establishment. Such gutters shall be so arranged as to cause the solvent to drain into such tank by means of gravity flow. As an alternative, each dry cleaning machine shall have a built-in storage tank of sufficient capacity to accommodate all the fluids used in the machine.
No coin-operated dry cleaning machine may be located in the same room as an automatic laundry where gas-fired dry cleaning machines are used. AIB rated firewall Class C fire-door must separate the room in which any coin-operated dry cleaning machine is installed from any room containing gas-fired dryers.
In any coin-operated dry cleaning establishment, solvent storage tanks, power boxes and the other sources of danger shall be so situated as to be inaccessible to the general public.
All coin-operated dry cleaning establishments shall have exits which shall be at least 25 feet apart from each other and shall lead directly to the street.
Filter residue and other residues containing solvent shall be disposed of so as not to create a health hazard or nuisance. A locked, covered metal container shall be used for temporary storage outside the building.
Each coin-operated dry cleaning machine shall be provided with an exhaust which shall terminate to the outer air in the following manner:
At least seven feet above the roof, street, yard or court grade of the premises in which such machines shall be located;
All exhausts shall be under static pressure by reason of a mechanical fan;
The terminal of any exhaust shall be at least five feet from any window or ventilating opening if the ventilating window or ventilating opening lies on the same plane as the exhaust terminal; when the ventilating windows, or other ventilating openings, lie on a plane which faces in the direction of the exhaust terminal, such terminal shall be at least 10 feet away from the same.
All direct equipment exhausts or vents shall be provided with mesh lint arrestors which shall be kept clean unless lint traps are provided on the dry cleaning unit.
Any and all exhaust systems shall conform to State laws and other regulations promulgated by the Department of Labor and Industry of Pennsylvania.
[Ord. 52-1960, 61 § 7(b)-(e), passed 8-14-1961]
All coin-operated dry cleaning establishments shall prominently display signs indicating to the general public that "THIS PLANT IS DESIGNED AND OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CODE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AND OF THE CITY OF LEBANON".
[Amended by Ord. 22-1962, 63 § 4, passed 10-8-1962]
A step-by-step instruction list must be posted in a conspicuous location near the machine for customer use. A telephone number must be listed for emergency assistance.
The machine should be checked daily and kept in good repair. All maintenance personnel shall be familiar with all necessary machinery repairs and instructed as to the solvent hazards.
Only the solvent specified by the equipment manufacturer shall be used.
Coin-operated dry cleaning plants shall utilize only solvents classified as non-flammable or as nonflammable at ordinary temperatures and uses.
[Ord. 40-1970, 71 § 3, passed 5-24-1971]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be fined not more than $300 and/or be imprisoned for not more than 90 days.