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29.30.260 Hazardous Materials.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 180330, effective August 18, 2006.)

A.  When paint is applied to any surface of a residential structure, it shall be lead-free.

B.   Residential property shall be free of dangerous levels of hazardous materials, contamination by toxic chemicals, or other circumstances that would render the property unsafe.  Where a governmental agency authorized by law to make the determination has verified that a property is unfit for use due to hazardous conditions on the property, the property shall be in violation of this Title.  Any such property shall remain in violation of this Title until such time as the agency has approved the abatement of the hazardous conditions.  The Director may order such property vacated pursuant to Section 29.60.070 of this Title.

C.   No residential property shall be used as a place for the storage and handling of highly combustible or explosive materials or any articles which may be dangerous or detrimental to life or health.  No residential property shall be used for the storage or sale of paints, varnishes or oils used in the making of paints and varnishes, except as needed to maintain the dwelling

D.   Residential property shall be kept free of friable asbestos.