Chapter 8.32


8.32.010    Permit – Required.

8.32.020    Permit – Application – Fee.

8.32.030    Inspection of reduction plants.

8.32.040    Removal of decomposed material.

8.32.050    Construction of structures.

8.32.060    Offensive odors declared public nuisance.

8.32.010 Permit – Required.

No person shall conduct, maintain or operate an establishment for the steaming, boiling, reducing, rendering, or cooking of any animal substance or matter, fish substance or matter, or vegetable substance or matter for the manufacture of fertilizer, fats, oils, chicken meal, or any byproduct of any kind or character, or conduct, operate, maintain, or carry on, whether as owner or lessee, agent or superintendent or otherwise, any reduction works, or fertilizer plant or other places where the business of steaming, boiling, reducing, rendering, or cooking of an animal substance or matter, fish substance or matter, vegetable substance or matter, for the manufacture of fertilizer, fats, oils, chicken meal, or any byproducts of any kind or character is carried on or maintained within the City without a permit therefor issued by the health department. (Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.801)

8.32.020 Permit – Application – Fee.

The permits required by this chapter shall be applied for and issued as prescribed in PMC 8.20.080(H). The annual fee shall be as prescribed in Chapter 8.20 PMC. (Ord. 67 § 1, 1982; CC Ord. 6378 § 16, 1982; Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.802)

8.32.030 Inspection of reduction plants.

All material received by reduction plants for the process of reducing or rendering shall be immediately processed, and the processing of same shall continue until the entire supply is entirely reduced. The Health Officer shall cause an inspection to be made during the process of reduction to determine whether the process and equipment may be operated without becoming a nuisance, and if it shall be determined to the satisfaction of the Health Officer that the establishment is objectionable or liable to become a nuisance, said Health Officer is empowered by this section to suspend or revoke the permit therefor until satisfactory improvements have been made or suitable equipment has been installed. (Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.803)

8.32.040 Removal of decomposed material.

Putrid or decomposed material shall be removed only under permit and under the direction of the Department of Health Services designated to perform such duties. Fish or parts of fish or fish guts not suitable for reduction shall be condemned and disposed of in a manner designated by the Department of Health Services. (Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.804)

8.32.050 Construction of structures.

Floors and gutters of reduction plants shall be constructed of concrete or other material impervious to liquids. Walls, ceilings, partitions, doors and other parts of all structures used as a part of a reduction plant shall be of such materials, construction, and finish as will permit them to be readily and thoroughly cleaned. (Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.805)

8.32.060 Offensive odors declared public nuisance.

The escape into the open air of any offensive or obnoxious odors or gases from any material in the process of reduction under the provisions of this chapter is declared to be a public nuisance and may be summarily abated by the Health Officer. (Ord. 29 § 1, 1981; CC § 66.806)