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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.150 Division IX Electric Storage Batteries

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DIVISION IX. MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES AND REGULATIONS

Chapter 15.150
Electric Storage Batteries

Sections:

15.150.010 Definitions.
15.150.020 Permit--Required.
15.150.030 Permit--Application.
15.150.040 Inspection of premises.
15.150.050 Hearing--When health commissioner denies permit.
15.150.060 Hearing--When board of public service denies permit.
15.150.070 Bond.
15.150.080 Regulations.
15.150.090 Failure to comply with regulations.
15.150.100 Penalty for violation of Sections 15.150.010--15.150.090.
15.150.105 Applicability of provisions to cases which are reused.
15.150.110 Rented storage batteries--Removal or destroying words, marks or characters.
15.150.120 Rented storage batteries--Sale or unauthorized disposal.
15.150.130 Rented storage batteries--Not to be received for recharging.
15.150.140 Rented storage batteries--Retention after ten days without written consent.

15.150.010 Definitions.

The terms and words used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:

A. "Electric storage battery cases" mean all storage battery containers of a combustible nature from which voltaic cells containing lead or its compounds have been removed;

B. "Person" means and includes any person, partnership, corporation or association;

C. "Salvage" of electric storage batteries means the removal of voltaic cells containing lead or its compounds from the case enclosing them;

D. "Transportation" means the movement of electric storage battery cases through the streets of the city by automobile, truck, or any other vehicle.
(Ord. 44787 1, 1948: 1960 C. 501.010.)

15.150.020 Permit--Required.

No person shall salvage, store, transport, sell, burn, or otherwise dispose of electric storage battery cases without first having secured a permit from the board of public service to do so, and unless the permit is in full force and effect.
(Ord. 44787 2, 1948: 1960 C. 501.020.)

15.150.030 Permit--Application.

Any person desiring to salvage, store, transport or dispose of electric storage battery cases in the city shall file with the health commissioner an application so to do. The application shall be on a form provided by the health commissioner stating the location of the premises at which electrical storage battery cases are to be salvaged, the facilities for their storage and other information as the health commissioner may reasonably require for the adequate protection of the public health.
(Ord. 44787 3 (part), 1948: 1960 C. 501.030 (part).)

15.150.040 Inspection of premises.

Upon the filing of the application, the health commissioner shall cause the premises therein described to be inspected, and forward to the board of public service and to the applicant a copy of his report and his recommendation.
(Ord. 44787 3 (part), 1948: 1960 C. 501.030 (part).)

15.150.050 Hearing--When health commissioner denies permit.

Should the health commissioner recommend that the permit not be issued the applicant may, within ten days after receiving the same, apply to the board of public service for a hearing. The applicant shall be entitled to present testimony at the hearing, after which the board shall make an order directing the permit to be issued or it shall make an order that the permit be refused, stating its reason therefor.
(Ord. 44787 3 (part), 1948: 1960 C. 501.040 (part).)

15.150.060 Hearing--When board of public service denies permit.

If the board fails to issue the permit notwithstanding the favorable recommendation of the health commissioner, it shall notify the applicant of its action and the reason therefor and a day upon which he may be heard by the board before it shall finally determine whether the permit be issued.
(Ord. 44787 3 (part), 1948: 1960 C. 501.040 (part).)

15.150.070 Bond.

Before the permit provided for in this chapter shall be delivered to the applicant he shall file with the board of public service a bond to the city in the penal sum of two thousand dollars executed by an insurance or bonding company authorized or lawfully permitted to do a bonding business in this state, conditioned that the principal will not violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any lawful regulation made pursuant thereto, and that he will pay all fines and forfeitures adjudged against him for any violation of this chapter. The bond shall also be for the benefit of and may be sued on by any person injured by any violation by the principal of the requirements of this chapter or any lawful regulation made pursuant thereto. And surety may withdraw from the bond by serving ten days written notice on the board of public service by delivering a copy thereof to the person in charge of its office, or by registered mail, whereupon, it shall be the duty of the principal to file another bond in accordance with this chapter. Upon the expiration of the ten days the board of public service shall mark the bond "withdrawn" with the date the withdrawal becomes effective, and thereupon the liability of the surety shall cease as to any violation of its conditions after the date upon which withdrawal becomes effective. Unless a new bond conditioned as aforesaid, is filed on or before the effective date of the withdrawal, the board of public service shall suspend the permit of the principal and if a new bond is not filed within such time as the board may require, it may revoke the permit of the principal.
(Ord. 44787 4, 1948: 1960 C. 501.050.)

15.150.080 Regulations.

The health commissioner with the approval of the director of public welfare is authorized to adopt reasonable regulations governing the salvaging, storing, transportation and disposition of electric storage battery cases as are reasonably necessary to prevent the cases from coming into the possession of persons who may burn, or cause to permit them to be burned, and thereby generate poisonous fumes that are dangerous to the life and health of the public.
(Ord. 44787 5, 1948: 1960 C. 501.060.)

15.150.090 Failure to comply with regulations.

If the holder of any permit provided for in this chapter shall fail to comply with the requirements thereof, or any lawful regulation of the health commissioner made pursuant thereto, the board of public service may suspend, and after a hearing may revoke the permit.
(Ord. 44787 6, 1948: 1960 C. 501.070.)

15.150.100 Penalty for violation of Sections 15.150.010--15.150.090.

Any person violating, or causing to be violated, any provision of Sections 15.150.010--15.150.090 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.
(Ord. 44787 7, 1948: 1960 C. 501.080.)

15.150.105 Applicability of provisions to cases which are reused.

The provision of Sections 15.150.010--15.150.090 shall not apply to the salvaging, storing, transportation or disposition of electric storage battery cases which are to be again used for some manufacturing purpose.
(Ord. 44787 8, 1948.)

15.150.110 Rented storage batteries--Removal or destroying words, marks or characters.

No person having in his possession a rented storage battery shall remove, deface, alter or destroy, or cause to be removed, defaced, altered or destroyed, the word "rental" or any other word, mark or character printed, painted, stamped upon or attached to the battery.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 63: 1960 C. 790.010.)

15.150.120 Rented storage batteries--Sale or unauthorized disposal.

No person shall sell, dispose of, deliver or give, or attempt to sell, dispose of, deliver or give to any person other than the owner thereof, or such persons as may be duly authorized to act for the owner, any rented storage battery upon which the word "rental" or any other word, mark or character is printed, painted, or stamped, or to which a mark is attached in anyway.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 64: 1960 C. 790.020.)

15.150.130 Rented storage batteries--Not to be received for recharging.

No person engaged in the business of buying, selling or recharging electric storage batteries shall, without the express permission of the owner thereof, except in case of emergency, receive or retain in his possession, or recharge, any electric storage battery owned by any other person upon which the word "rental" or any other word, mark or character is printed, painted or stamped, or to which a mark is attached in anyway.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 65: 1960 C. 790.030.)

15.150.140 Rented storage batteries--Retention after ten days without written consent.

No person shall retain in his possession for a longer period than ten days, without the written consent of the owner, any electric storage battery owned by any other person upon which the word "rental" or any other word, mark or character is printed, painted or stamped, or to which mark is attached in anyway.
(1948 C. Ch. 46 66: 1960 C. 790.040.)

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