More changes to proposed hazardous chemical storage bylaw

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A change to a proposed bylaw could give the Fire Department a say on what hazardous chemicals can be stored in certain zones.

The first reading of the previous bylaw happened at a regular council meeting on January 12th. Council reviewed the bylaw and agreed another report was needed to define specific terms. The bylaw was rescinded and replaced by a revised report on amendment on Monday night.

Director of Engineering Services Horacio Galanti says one of the major changes added to the purposed bylaw is a grandfathered-in clause.
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Should the bylaw be approved, a declaration form will need to be completed by the owner and reviewed by the Fire Department before the owner can apply for a building permit. The product name, quantity and hazardous class will need to be stated and approved.

City Manager Dianne Hunter says this gives the Fire Department some say in the permitted storage of hazardous waste. [asset|aid=1068|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f54e81b924687e9d370fc3f623450721-Hunter hazardous 1_1_Pub.mp3]

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to ensure public safety, and so the Fire Department has an idea on what chemicals are in a building should an emergency occur. There will be a public hearing regarding the bylaw on March 23rd at 6:00pm in City Hall Council Chambers.

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