City of Bangor, ME
Penobscot County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bangor as Ch. VII, Art. 5, Sec. 3; amended in its entirety 4-8-1996 by Ord. No. 96-160. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees  — See Ch. 109.
Sidewalks  —  See Ch. 257.
Streets  —  See Ch. 271.

§ 76-1 Permit required.

No person shall undertake any blasting activities using explosives within the City of Bangor without first obtaining a blasting permit from the City Engineer. The remedy of any person injured by blasting activity shall not be affected by this chapter.

§ 76-2 Permit form.

The City Engineer shall devise a permit form which shall include, at a minimum, the following information:
A. 
Location of blasting activity.
B. 
Purpose for which blasting is necessary.
C. 
Starting date of blasting.
D. 
Duration of blasting activity.
E. 
Name, address and telephone number of blaster.
F. 
Any other information deemed necessary by the City Engineer.

§ 76-3 Blaster qualifications.

Blasting shall only be performed by fully qualified blasters experienced in blasting procedures and knowledgeable in all applicable blasting regulations, and blasters shall submit any and all information requested by the City Engineer to satisfy this requirement.

§ 76-4 Hours of operation.

Blasting activity shall only be conducted during daylight hours; provided, however, that it shall not commence earlier than 7:00 a.m. nor continue later than 7:00 p.m. on any given day, except that detonation of blasting explosives shall be conducted only during daylight hours; provided, however, that it shall be no earlier than 8:00 a.m. nor later than 6:00 p.m.

§ 76-5 Regulations and conditions; notice of violation.

The blaster shall comply with all local, state and federal ordinances, laws and regulations and conditions of the blasting permit. The City Engineer may, at his or her discretion, impose additional and/or more stringent conditions. The blaster shall notify the City Engineer within 24 hours of any violation or a failure to comply with all local, state and federal ordinances, laws and regulations or the blasting permit. Said notice shall specify the nature of the violation or failure to comply and steps taken by the blaster to correct said violation or failure to comply.

§ 76-6 Insurance.

The blaster shall obtain and maintain general liability insurance in an amount to be approved by the City Engineer and shall provide the City of Bangor with proof thereof.

§ 76-7 Permit fee. [1]

The blaster shall pay to the city a permit fee of $25 for a permit not to exceed five days, $50 for a permit not to exceed 30 days and $100 for a permit in excess of 30 days.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Fees may not be current. See also Ch. 109, Fees, regarding the Schedule of Fees.

§ 76-8 Revocation of permit.

Upon violation of any provision of this chapter, the City Engineer shall have the right to revoke the blasting permit without notice.

§ 76-9 Violations and penalties.

Any person in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $1,000 for each offense.