Town of Boothbay Harbor, ME
Lincoln County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Boothbay Harbor 6-20-2020 ATM by Art. 23. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
No blasting shall be done without first obtaining a permit to blast from the Code Enforcement Officer pursuant to this section.
B. 
The application for a permit to blast shall include:
(1) 
A completed application for a permit to blast, using the form provided by the Code Enforcement Officer.
(2) 
A site plan showing where the blasting will take place.
(3) 
A signage plan sufficient to warn all vehicles, pedestrians, residents, and others within 500 feet of the proposed blasting site that blasting will be occurring. The signs must be placed at least three days prior to blasting and include the approximate dates and times the blasting will occur.
(4) 
A statement of the purposes and extent of the blasting, further indicating the approximate dates and times the blasting will occur.
(5) 
Identification by name, address, and a contact telephone number of the entity that will actually perform the blasting operation.
(6) 
Proof that the applicant or the blasting contractor is properly licensed by the State of Maine and in compliance with Title 25 M.R.S.A. Chapter 318, Subchapter 1: Explosives, and the State Fire Marshal Rules Chapter 31, and any other applicable state statutes and regulations.
(7) 
Proof of insurance. The applicant and/or blasting contractor shall present proof of liability insurance in a minimum amount of $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence.
(8) 
Evidence that notice of the proposed blasting operation has been sent, at least seven days prior to the proposed blasting date, by certified mail to all landowners within 300 feet of the subject property. Said notice shall indicate the location of the proposed blasting; approximate date and times that blasting will occur; and name, address, and telephone number of the entity that will actually perform the blasting operation.
C. 
A blasting permit fee will be established in accordance with Chapter 2, § 2-7B, of this Code.
D. 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall act upon the application for a permit to blast within 10 days after the receipt of a completed application form, fee, and all supporting evidence as set forth above.
E. 
If granted a permit, the applicant must adhere to all of the plans and requirements stated in the application for the permit. If not, the applicant will be in violation of this chapter, and the Code Enforcement Officer may require all blasting-related work to immediately cease.
F. 
Definition of "blast/blasting" — Any activity entailing the use of explosives for the purpose of producing an explosion to demolish structures or portions of structures or to fragment rock or similar materials.