required by Section 7C. to the Code Enforcement Officer and the Pekin Fire Department
every month or at a more frequent interval specified by the Fire Department.
4. The Pekin Fire Department shall either find that the containment standards of this
Ordinance can continue to be achieved or shall recommend the revocation of the permit
until appropriate modifications are made to allow compliance with the standards.
D. Upon confirmation of an unauthorized release to groundwater, the owner shall be
responsible for immediately accomplishing the following:
1. Locate and determine the source of the unauthorized release of the regulated
2. Stop and prevent any further unauthorized release(s).
3. Comply with the requirements for an unauthorized release(s) requiring reporting.
E. No new regulated substance(s) may be introduced at the site of the regulated
substance(s) that caused the violation.
F. If an unauthorized release creates or is expected to create an emergency situation
with respect to the drinking water supply of the City or a public water supply well within
1000 feet (305 meters) of the City, and if the facility owner fails to address the
unauthorized release within 12 hours, the City or its authorized agents shall have the
authority to implement removal or remedial actions. Such actions may include, but not
be limited to, the prevention of further groundwater contamination; installation of
groundwater monitoring wells; collection and laboratory testing of water, soil, and waste
samples; and cleanup and disposal of regulated substances. The facility owner and
operator jointly and severally shall be responsible for any costs incurred by the City of
Pekin or its authorized agents in the conduct of such remedial actions, including but not
limited to all consultant, engineering and attorney fees.
G. Reporting a release to the Pekin Fire Department does not exempt or preempt any
other reporting requirements under federal, state, or local laws.
SECTION 13: CLOSURE PERMITS AND PERMIT CONDITIONS
A. No person shall close or cause to be closed a facility regulated pursuant to this
Ordinance without first obtaining a Closure Permit from the Code Enforcement Officer.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall not issue a permit to temporarily or permanently
close a facility unless adequate plans and specifications and other appropriate
information have been submitted by the applicant showing that the proposed closure
meets the intent and provisions of this Ordinance.
B. Closure Permits shall be required for all facilities that cease to store, handle, treat,
use, or produce regulated substances for a period of more than 365 days or when the
owner has no intent within the next year to store, handle, treat, use, or produce
regulated substances. During the period of time between cessation of regulated
substance storage, handling, treatment, use, or production, and actual completion of
facility closure, the applicable containment and monitoring requirements of this
Ordinance shall continue to apply.
C. Prior to closure, the facility owner shall submit to the Code Enforcement Officer a
proposal describing how the owner intends to comply with closure requirements. Owners
proposing to close a facility shall comply with the following requirements:
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