SECOND SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE NO. BL2016-234
An ordinance amending various sections of Chapter 10.56 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to allow additional information requirements under section 10.56.020.A.1, and to add Metropolitan Zoning Code compliance to the provisions of section 10.56.020H.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Chapter 10.56 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws shall be and the same is hereby amended by deleting Section 10.56.020.A in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 10.56.020.A:
10.56.020 - Construction permits.
A. 1. It is unlawful for any person to install, erect, construct, reconstruct, alter, or add to, or cause to be installed, erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered or added to, any fuel-burning equipment, incinerator, process equipment, control device, or any equipment pertaining thereto, or any stack or chimney connected therewith, or to make or cause to be made any alteration or repairs which increases the amount of any air contaminant emitted by such source or which results in the emission of any air contaminant not previously emitted until application for a construction permit has been filed with the metropolitan health department and plans and specifications applicable to the work have been submitted to the director and a construction permit issued by him for such construction, installations, alterations or repairs. Applications for a construction permit shall be filed in duplicate in the offices of the director on forms adopted by the director and supplied by the metropolitan health department along with a copy of plans and specifications. The director shall not grant a construction permit to any source which does not comply with the provisions of the New Source Review Regulations as adopted by the board. If the director determines, on the basis of information available to him, that such source does, or in all likelihood will, operate in violation of this chapter, or that the source will operate so as to prevent attainment or maintenance of any national ambient air quality standard, he shall either impose conditions on the face of the construction permit that in his opinion will promote compliance with this chapter, and/or attainment and maintenance of any national ambient air quality standard, or he shall deny the application for the construction permit. At the request of the director, the applicant shall provide information necessary for the director to make the determination of whether the source does, or in all likelihood will, operate in violation of this chapter, or whether the source will operate so as to prevent attainment or maintenance of any national ambient air quality standard. For a major source, such information required may include a source impact analysis and air quality analysis as set out in regulations adopted by the Board. This section shall not apply to fuel-burning equipment used exclusively for heating less than three dwelling units, or to gas, or fuel oil equipment of five hundred thousand BTU input or less or to internal combustion engines.
2. In addition to any other remedies available on account of the issuance of an order prohibiting construction, installation, or establishment of any fuel-burning equipment, incinerator, process equipment, or control devices, and prior to invoking any such remedies, the person aggrieved thereby shall, upon request in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations adopted by the board be entitled to a hearing. Such hearing shall be conducted pursuant to the contested cases provisions of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 5, Part 3 (T.C.A. § 4-5-301 et seq.).
3. The absence or failure to issue a rule, regulation or order pursuant to this section shall not relieve any person from compliance with any emission control requirements or with any other provision of law.
Section 2. That Chapter 10.56 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws shall be and the same is hereby amended by deleting Section 10.56.020.H in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 10.56.020.H:
H. No new source shall be granted a construction permit unless the new source complies with the Metropolitan Zoning Code for the use of the property on which the new source is to be constructed. For purposes of legal nonconforming uses, in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. §13-7-208, this requirement shall not apply. The receipt of a construction permit from the Metropolitan Health Department shall not be construed to indicate approval of the strength or safety of any equipment or to indicate compliance with the requirements of the Building Code of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County or any other ordinance thereof. Neither shall it relieve anyone from the responsibility to comply fully with the applicable provisions of this Code, nor any other requirement(s) imposed by statute, rule or regulation of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, the State of Tennessee or the United States Government.
Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Fabian Bedne, Jacobia Dowell, Karen Johnson, Tanaka Vercher
|Introduced:||May 3, 2016|
|Passed First Reading:||May 3, 2016|
|Referred to:||Codes, Fair, and Farmers' Market Committee
Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee
|Substitute Introduced:||May 17, 2016|
|Passed Second Reading:||May 17, 2016|
|Deferred to July 5, 2016:||June 7, 2016|
|Second Substitute Introduced:||July 5, 2016|
|Passed Third Reading:||July 5, 2016 - Roll Call Vote|
|Approved:||July 6, 2016|
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