Thread: Haz Mat Charges?
07-14-2003, 12:41 AM #1
Haz Mat Charges?
Tulsa City Council is considering ordinance to charge for Haz Mat
(Tulsa-AP) -- The Tulsa City Council is considering an ordinance
that would let responsible parties be charged when the fire
department's Hazardous Materials Unit responds to a spill in the
Officials expect to generate 800-thousand dollars a year.
The ordinance puts the responsibility for the cost of containing
hazardous spills on the owners of the products, those transporting
them or anyone responsible for causing the accident.
If approved, there will be a 500-dollar charge for the first
hour the unit works to contain a spill. There will be a 400-dollar
charge for each additional hour and for each additional engine
company called to assist.
Deputy Fire Chief David Dayringer says the ordinance should
quicken the response time from mitigation companies and be a new
source of revenue for the city's general fund.
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07-14-2003, 08:50 AM #2
Thats good, we already charge for our HAZMAT team services. The equipment is just too expensive to be using it with no reimbursemnet.
We have a flat fee for hourly for Techs, Our HAZMAT Truck, Engines on scene, and any extra personnel on scene. I know our first hour is $300-$400 I'm not quite sure.AKA: Mr. Whoo-Whoo
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