DIVISION 2, DISPOSAL


SEC.

11-051.00 Findings


    The St. Tammany Parish Police Jury finds that the surreptitious disposal of hazardous materials, at other than an established site established by the Parish therefor to be regulated by the Department of Natural Resources constitutes a real danger to the life, health, property and public safety of the citizens of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

    The St. Tammany Parish Council recognizes the exclusive jurisdiction of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, or its successor, over the generation, transportation and/or disposal of hazardous wastes and that it has pre-empted the field pursuant to the Louisiana

Hazardous Waste Control Law, Louisiana Statutes Annotated - Revised Statutes, Section [Title] 30:1131 et seq. (Ord. No. 82-502, adopted 12/16/82)

SEC.

11-052.00 Wastes Designated As Hazardous


    Hazardous wastes for the purpose hereof shall be any waste or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, physical, chemical or infectious character may:

    (1)         Cause or significantly contribute to the mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness, or

    (2)         Pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment.

    Same shall include, but are not necessarily limited to containers of phosphorous, chlorine, nerve gas, bacterial or germ canisters, armed forces material designed for military purposes, including mines, bombs, tear gas in quantity, incendiaries, chemicals designed and stored for weed kills, fish kills, or which, if inadvertently deposited in water wells, water systems, rivers, streams or bayous would be dangerous to health or environment, and any others which may be listed presently or from time to time added to the list or register of hazardous wastes or by- products of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. (Ord. No. 82-502, adopted 12/16/82)

SEC.

11-053.00 Authority Of Parish To Create Site; No Site Created


    Pursuant to Louisiana Statutes Annotated - Revised Statutes, Section [Title] 33:1236(31) the Parish Police Jury is vested with the jurisdiction over the initial siting of facilities for the disposal of hazardous wastes and accordingly it is herewith Ordained and declared that presently no such site exists under Parish Ordinance and further that none shall be created hereunder unless by Parish Ordinance and after public hearing. (Ord. No. 82-502, adopted 12/16/82)

SEC.

11-054.00 Burning, Releasing Into Air Or Water Declared Illegal


    It shall be illegal for any entity, corporation, firm, association or individual to burn or release into the air or water of St. Tammany Parish any of such hazardous wastes or by- products. (Ord. No. 82-502, adopted 12/16/82)

SEC.

11-055.00 Exemptions


    Exempted herefrom shall be any military reservation or National Guard site within the Parish when the storage or use of such products is consonant with the military training and necessary for such training. (Ord. No. 82-502, adopted 12/16/82)

SEC.

11-056.00 Emergencies


    In an emergency the consent and written approval of the Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish and the Director of the St. Tammany Office of Civil Defense (or the Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, as the case may be) must be first had and obtained so as to provide proper notice and alert to the citizens of St. Tammany Parish. (Ord. No. 82-502, adopted 12/16/82)


SEC.

11-057.00 Violation; Penalty


    Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as is provided in Section 1-008.00 of the Code of Ordinances of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. (Ord. No. 82-502, adopted 12/16/82)

SECS. 11-057.01 - 11.060.99 Reserved