§ 2551.06. Restrictions on the use of city streets for the transportation of hazardous materials  


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  • For the purpose of applying 49 CFR Section 397.9(a) of the regulations adopted in Section 2551.04 herein to the City of Columbus, the following restrictions are adopted.

    (a) Those portions of major thoroughfares as defined in Section 2551.08(e)which lie inside Interstate 270 (the outerbelt) are conclusively presumed to be routes which go through or near heavily populated areas, therefore, the use of said routes for the transportation of the materials specified in Section 2551.05 is prohibited where there is neither a point of origin nor destination (delivery point) within the city.

    (b) The use of city streets for the transportation of the materials specified in Section 2551.05 above, is prohibited whether there is neither a point of origin or destination (delivery point) within the city.

    (c) Where there is neither a point of origin nor destination (delivery point) within the city the materials specified in Section 2551.05 above, shall be transported around the heavily populated areas of the City of Columbus by using Interstate 270.

    (d) The use of city streets in the downtown area, as defined in 2551.06(e) below, for the transportation of the materials specified in Section 2551.05 above is prohibited during the hours between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

    (e) The downtown area is defined as the area bounded by, but not including, the Innerbelt on the North, East, and South, and State Route 315 on the West; more specifically by Interstate 71 on the East, by Interstate 70 on the South, by State Route 315 on the West, and by Interstate 670 on the North.

    (f) Exceptions to the restrictions listed in (d) above will be made by permit issued on application to the chief of the division of fire in accordance with the procedures of Section 2551.09 herein.

    (g) The division of police shall have the authority to enforce this section and issue citations for violations.

(Ord. 136-85; Ord. No. 1864-2011, § 1, 11-21-2011)