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19.16.155 Hazardous Materials

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance 190448, effective July 16, 2021.)

  1. A.  No vessel or watercraft may transport, load, unload, or use on board any hazardous material as cargo within the jurisdiction of the Harbor Master, except in accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Coast Guard.
  2. B.  No hazardous materials shall be received, handled, or stored at any dock or other facility within the Harbor Master’s jurisdiction not previously approved by the Harbor Master, and the U.S. Coast Guard.  All hazardous materials at these facilities shall be handled, stored, loaded, and unloaded in compliance with requirements of the Portland Fire Code, National Fire Protection Association, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  3. C.  All hazardous materials shall be properly packaged, marked, labeled, and containers placarded in accordance with DOT specifications, or International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code specifications as permitted by the DOT.
  4. D.  The Harbor Master may limit the scope of activity, and/or specify fire safety provisions, in addition to this Code, should they deem such conditions are necessary to provide reasonable public safety in the handling or storage of hazardous materials.
  5. E.  Permission from the Harbor Master to handle the following hazardous materials must be requested at least one week prior to the cargo arriving into the harbor.  (These are identified by the DOT classification.)
    1. 1.  Explosives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.
    2. 2.  Blasting agents 1.5.
    3. 3.  Poison gases 2.3
    4. 4 .  Poison liquids with inhalation hazards 6.1
    5. 5.  Cryogens 2.1, 2.2
    6. 6.  Pyrophoric 4.2
    7. 7.  Dangerous when wet 4.3
    8. 8.  Ammonium nitrate and ammonium nitrate mixtures 5.1
    9. 9.  Oxidizers 5.1 and organic peroxides 5.2
    10. 10.  Etiological materials 6.2
    11. 11.  Radioactive 7.
    12. 12.  Flammable solids 5.2
  6. F.  The Harbor Master must be notified at least 72 hours prior to arrival into the harbor of any other hazardous materials, except for the following:
    1. 1.  Motor vehicles.
    2. 2.  Hay/straw.
    3. 3.  New wet batteries.
    4. 4.  ORM/D (consumer commodities).