TOWN OF SWAN’S ISLAND
HAZARDOUS WASTE ORDINANCE

SECTION I:                TITLE

This Ordinance shall be known as the Hazardous Waste Ordinance of the Town of Swan’s Island.

SECTION II:              AUTHORITY

This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the home rule power granted to all municipalities under Constitution, Article VIII-A and Title 30 MRSA, Chapter 201-A, Section 1917.

SECTION III:             PURPOSE

The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the health, safety and general community well-being and to protect the natural resources of the Town.

SECTION IV:             STORAGE AND DISPOSAL PROHIBITED

The disposal or storage of hazardous wastes are designated under the ‘U.S. Clean Water Act, Section 311, Public Law 92-500’, and/or the disposal or storage of radioactive waste materials as defined by ’38 MRSA, Section 361-D.I.B.’, within the boundaries of the Town of Swan’s Island, Maine is prohibited.

SECTION V:              EXCEPTIONS

Any request for an exception to this prohibition shall be submitted in writing to the Selectmen and brought to the whole Town of Swan’s Island, acting as the body politic, to be voted on by all bona fide voters present in a Town Meeting.

SECTION VI:             PENALTY     

Any person to be found in violation of this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and not less than two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) for each offense.  Each day in which a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.