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      RS 30:2157.1     

  

§2157.1.  Type 2 and type 3 emergency response standards

NOTE:  §2157.1 repealed by Acts 2010, No. 862, §2, eff. upon promulgation of rules and regulations by DEQ.

A.  Prior to the issuance of the permit, an applicant for a type 2 or type 3 solid waste disposal facility shall review and consider the ability of the local emergency response agencies and medical care facilities to respond to a hazardous material incident at the facility subject to the permit.

B. The secretary shall promulgate rules designed to develop meaningful, understandable and concise emergency response standards for type 2 and type 3 solid waste facilities.

C.  The applicant shall obtain certification from the local fire department as to whether or not that department has the ability to meet the response requirements as set forth in emergency response regulations promulgated by the secretary.  The applicant shall obtain certification from the local emergency medical services agency as to whether or not that agency has the ability to meet the response requirements as set forth in emergency response regulations promulgated by the secretary.  The applicant shall obtain certification from the local hospital as to whether it is able to accept and treat patients who are contaminated with hazardous materials.

D.  In the event any such agency or hospital cannot certify that it is able to meet the requirements referenced in Subsection C of this Section, the applicant shall identify in the permit application the closest fire department, emergency medical service and hospital that can provide the services listed in Subsection C of this Section.  The department shall review and consider these agencies and hospitals to be the emergency response agencies and medical care facilities to respond to a hazardous material incident at the facility as a condition of the permit.

E.  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a type 1 facility which is also a type 2 or type 3 facility.

Acts 2003, No. 1176, §1, eff. July 3, 2003; Acts 2010, No. 862, §2.



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