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Hazardous Material

Coordinator

The City of Elko's "Hazardous Material Coordinator" is under the direction of the Elko City Fire Chief.  The person responsible has experience in and is qualified in the area of hazardous materials management. The specified representative serves as the "local on-scene coordinator" for incidents involving the release of hazardous materials into the environment and shall be responsible for regulating hazardous material routes within the City.  You may contact the Fire Chief at (775) 777-7347 or e-mail your questions or request to efd@ci.elko.nv.us


Hazardous Materials

(A) As used herein, the phrase "hazardous materials access route" shall mean any street which has been designated pursuant to this Chapter for the purpose of providing vehicular access from the primary hazardous material route to locations within the City where hazardous materials are used, produced or stored.

(B) Primary hazardous material routes within the City limits may be established by resolution of the City Council of the City. The initial primary hazardous material routes within the City as of the Enactment of this Code shall be as follows:

1. Eastbound and westbound through traffic shall use interstate 80 Highway.

2. Westbound traffic for Bullion Road shall use Interstate exit 303 to Idaho Street, Idaho Street to 13th Street; 12th Street to Silver Street, Silver Street to 5th Street, 5th Street to Wilson Street, Wilson Street on out to Bullion Road.

3. Northbound traffic shall use Interstate 80 exit 301, then out to Nevada State Highway No. S.R. 225 (Mountain City Highway).

4. Southbound traffic shall use Interstate exit 303 to Idaho Street, Idaho Street to 12th Street, 12thStreet to Nevada State Highway No. 227 (Lamoille Highway) on out.

(C) Every person who uses, produces or stores hazardous materials at a location within the City shall request from the HMC a hazardous materials access route to and from such location, with certain conditions (if required) for such route.

(D) Every motor vehicle which displays or is required to display a hazardous materials placard, shall be operated within the City only on the primary hazardous materials route or upon a hazardous material access route established pursuant to the provisions of the Chapter.

(E) Every operator of a motor vehicle which displays or is required to display a hazardous material placard, who does not know the primary hazardous material route of the City or the hazardous material access route to and from the location in the City from which he is coming or to which he is destined, shall request directions concerning said routes from the HMC before operating said vehicle in the City.

(F) Procedure for being assigned a hazardous materials access route: any person who uses, produces or stores hazardous materials at a location within the City, or otherwise requires a hazardous materials route within the City, shall be assigned a hazardous materials transportation route after he has submitted a request for such a route to the City HMC on a form provided by the Fire Department.

(G) The HMC shall review and analyze hazardous materials handling practices by all persons who handle hazardous materials to determine their potential impact on public health and the environment and may propose regulations designating approved handling practices. 

Link to Hazardous Material Route