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44-1304.01. Storage, disposal, discard or abandonment of used motor vehicle tires; registration fees; violation; classification; exception
A. It is unlawful to store one hundred or more used motor vehicle tires outdoors as follows:
1. In any fashion that exceeds twenty feet in height.
2. In a pile that is more than one hundred fifty feet from a twenty foot wide access route that allows fire control apparatus to approach the pile. Access routes between and around tire piles shall be at least twenty feet wide and maintained free of accumulations of rubbish, equipment or other materials. Access routes shall be spaced so that a maximum grid system unit of fifty feet by one hundred fifty feet is maintained.
3. Within three feet of any property line.
4. In any fashion that exceeds six feet in height if the used tires are stored between three and ten feet of any property line.
5. Within fifty feet of any area in which smoking of tobacco or any other substance by persons is permitted. "No smoking" signs shall be posted in suitable and conspicuous locations.
6. At any area in which the used motor vehicle tires are stored and in which electrical wiring, fixtures or appliances do not comply with the national electrical code.
7. Without placing class "2A-10BC" type fire extinguishers at well marked points throughout the storage area so that the travel distance from any point in the storage area to a fire extinguisher is not more than seventy-five feet.
8. Without prior registration of the site with the department of environmental quality. The registration shall be on a form approved by the department and shall include the site's location, the name of the owner of the property, the name of the owner or operator of the business storing the waste tires, if applicable, and the type and approximate quantity of waste tires stored at the site. For any waste tire collection site that is operating on September 26, 2008, the owner of the property shall register pursuant to this paragraph on or before November 25, 2008. For any person who stores one hundred or more used motor vehicle tires outdoors after the effective date of this amendment to this section, the operator shall pay a registration fee. After the effective date of this amendment to this section, the department shall establish by rule a registration fee, including a maximum fee. As part of the rule making process, there must be public notice and comment and a review of the rule by the joint legislative budget committee. After September 30, 2013, the department shall not increase that fee by rule without specific statutory authority for the increase. Registration fees shall be deposited, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the solid waste fee fund established by section 49-881.
B. A person who knowingly discards or abandons five hundred or more motor vehicle tires, discards or abandons any motor vehicle tires for commercial purposes except as provided in section 44-1304, or otherwise knowingly performs any act prohibited by subsection A of this section involving five hundred or more motor vehicle tires is guilty of a class 5 felony.
C. The attorney general may enforce this section.
D. For the purposes of this section, used motor vehicle tires do not include tires that have been recapped and have not yet been put back into service.