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3.22.160 Fees for Pumping Water from Imperiled Vessels.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 160883, effective June 9, 1988.)  The fees for the emergency pumping services permitted by Section 3.22.150 shall be $200 per hour.  The owner, owner’s agent, or master of the vessel requesting the nonfire emergency pumping service shall be advised that the pumping fee shall be $200 per hour before a fire boat is dispatched to the emergency location.  The fire boat officer, on arrival, shall obtain written agreement from the owner, owner’s agent or master of the vessel in peril to pay the City $200 per hour for salvage pumping before beginning operations.  When the service of the fire boat is completed, the Chief of

Portland Fire & Rescue shall certify to the Commissioner In Charge the exact time employed by the fire boat, and the Commissioner shall thereupon make a final charge for such service and require payment of such charge by the applicant.  In the event salvage efforts fail, and if so recommended by the Chief Engineer (Fire Chief), the Commissioner In Charge of Portland Fire & Rescue may reduce or omit the pumping fee.