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File #: 190459    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 5/23/2019 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," by amending Section 9-612, entitled "Fences Around Automobile Wrecking Yards and Junk Yards and Buildings," and Section 9-613, entitled "Junk Dealers," to change the section titles, add definitions, update requirements for waste handling facilities, licenses and salvage transactions; and modify penalties; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Indexes: FENCES AROUND AUTOMOBILE WRECKING YARDS AND JUNK YARDS AND BUILDINGS, JUNK DEALERS
Code sections: 9-613 - Junk Dealers
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19045900.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," by amending Section 9-612, entitled "Fences Around Automobile Wrecking Yards and Junk Yards and Buildings," and Section 9-613, entitled "Junk Dealers," to change the section titles, add definitions, update requirements for waste handling facilities, licenses and salvage transactions; and modify penalties; all under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-600. SERVICE AND OTHER BUSINESSES

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? 9-612. Fences Around [Automobile Wrecking Yards and Junk Yards and Buildings] Waste Handling Facilities.

(1) Definitions. In this Section the following definitions shall apply:

(a) [Automobile]Vehicle Salvage and Wrecking Yard. [Same as defined in Chapter 5-300 of the Fire Code] Any property, premises or part thereof, whereon or wherein vehicles are wrecked, dismantled, salvaged or converted to scrap, or stored incidental to these purposes.
(b) [Junk Yards and Buildings]Salvage facility. [Same as defined in Chapter 5-2000 of the Fire Code] Any property, premises, or part thereof, whereon or wherein discarded material and rubbish is handled, stored, bought, sold, sorted, picked, or otherwise processed.

(c) Rubbish. Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, including paper, rags, cartons, scrap metals, mineral matter, dust and discarded appliances and electronics.
(d) Waste handling facility. Any yard, building or facility that accepts solid waste products and then separates out designated materials through a manual or mechanical process for resale or reuse. Such facilities shall include salvage facilities and vehicle salvage and wrecking yards.

(2) Prohibited Conduct. No person shall own, lease to another or rent from another or otherwise possess or operate any premises for a[n automobile wrecking yard o...

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