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Fire & Emergency Services

Annual Fees for Using a Premises for Hazardous Substances

Rates of Annual Fees for Using a Premises for Storing and Processing of Hazardous Substances (Non-Chemicals/ Inflammable Chemical) and Special Items.

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Department of Fire & Emergency Services
Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata

No. 1338/FES/O/3S-33/2016 (Pt.-1). – Dated 23rd day of August, 2018

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (2) of section 10, section 12. section 13, section 14, sub-section (2) and sub-section (5) of section 15, section 18, section 19 and section 38, read with clause (aa), clause (b), clause (cc). clause (h) and clause (i) of sub-section (2) of section 40 of the West Bengal Fire Services Act, 1950 (West Ben. Act XVIII of 1950), the Governor is pleased hereby to make, with immediate effect, the following amendments in the West Bengal Fire Services (Fire License) Rules, 2004, as subsequently amended (hereinafter referred to as the said rules):-

Amendments

In the said rules, –

(1) for rule 3, substitute the following rule: –

3. Quantities of hazardous substances stored or processed without fire licence.-

No premises shall be used for-

(a) storing, pressing or keeping hazardous substances, specified in Table X and Table Y of Note to PART I of Schedule, or

(b) keeping hazardous substances specified in PART II of Schedule of any quantity, unless the owner or the occupier thereof shall have previously been granted a fire licence under section 12.”;

(2) for the Schedule I, substitute the following Schedule

“SCHEDULE

PART I

RATES OF ANNUAL FEES FOR USING A PREMISES FOR STORING AND PROCESSING OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES MENTIONED IN NOTE

TABLE A
RATES FOR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AREAS

Area of storage License fee in Rs.
(i) Up to 250 sq. ft 3 000
(ii) Above 250 sq.ft and up to 500 sq. ft 5,000
(iii) Above 500 sq. ft and up to 1000 sq. ft 7,500
(iv) Above 1000 sq. ft and up to 5000 sq. ft 10,000
(v) Above 5000 sq, ft and up to 10,000 sq. ft 15 000
(vi) Above 10,000 sq. ft and up to 25,000 sq. ft 50,000
(vii) above 25,000 sq. ft 1,00,000

TABLE B
RATES FOR MUNICIPALITIES/ NOTIFIED AREA AUTHORITY

Area of storage License fee in Rs.
(i) Up to 250 sq. ft 2.500
(ii) Above 250 sq. ft and up to 500 sq. ft 4,000
(iii) Above 500 sq. ft and up to 1000 sq. ft 6,500
(iv) Above 1000 sq. ft and up to 5000 sq. ft 8,500
(v) Above 5000 sq. ft and up to 10.000 sq. ft 13.000
(vi) Above 10,000 sq. ft and up to 25,000 sq. ft 45,000
(vii) Above 25,000 sq. ft 90,000

TABLE C
RATES FOR RURAL AREAS

Area of storage License fee in Rs.
(i) Up to 250 sq. ft 2,000
(ii) Above 250 sq. ft and up to 500 sq. ft 3,500
(iii) Above 500 sq. ft and up to 1000 sq. ft 5,500
(iv) Above 1000 sq. ft and up to 5000 sq. ft 7,500
(v) Above 5000 sq. ft and up to 10,000 sq. ft 11,000
(vi) Above 10,000 sq. ft and up to 25,000 sq. ft 40,000
(vii) above 25,000 sq. ft 80,000

Note- The above-mentioned rates of Annual fees in Table A, Table B and Table C shall be applicable in respect of hazardous substances mentioned in Table X and Table Y hereinafter:-

List of Hazardous Substances

TABLE X
Non-Chemicals

Sl. No. Name
(1) (2)
1 Jute
2 Gunny Bags
3 Cotton
4 Hemp
5 Resin
6 Varnish
7 Paint
8 Bitumen
9 Tar
10 Tallow
11 Pitch
12 Shellac
13 Linseed Oil
14 Asphaltum
15 Wood (Other than furniture)
16 Coal
17 Charcoal
18 Celluloid other than cinema flims
19 Cinema Film other than safety (Acetate Base) flims
20 Straw
21 Hay
22 Rattan Cane
23 Ulu Grass
24 Gol Pata
25 Darma
26 Cocoanut Fibre
27 Waste Paper
28 Hogla
29 Packing Box
30 Rags
31 Matches
32 Rubber whether synthetic or natural including articles made manufactured with rubber as an ingredient
33 Wax and Wax products
34 Plastic, Plastic powder, granules and Plastic products
35 Wool
36 Paper
37 Cardboard
38 Paper Board
39 Kapok
40 Soft Coke
41 Hard Coke
42 Gas Coke
43 Bamboo
44 Lacquers
45 Rayon
46 Castor Oil
47 Linoleum
48 Paint Thinners
49 Petroleum Jelly
50 Silk
51 Cork
52 Bidi Leaves
53 Camphor
54 Sisal Fibre
55 Manila Fibre
56 Lubricating Oils

TABLE Y
Inflammable Chemical

Sl. No. Name
1 Ammonium Nitrate
2 Potassium Dichromate
3 Potassium Permanganate
4 Chlorates
5 Potassium Nitrate
6 Picric Acid
7 Sodium (metal)
8 Potassium (metal)
9 Phosphorus (Yellow)
10 Sulphur
11 Organic Solvents
12 Calcium Carbide
13 Acetone
14 Acetate
15 Aniline
16 Benzine
17 Benzol
18 Butane Liquid
19 Carbon Bi/Di-Sulphide
20 Cello solve
21 Cleaning Solvents (Dry Cleaners)
22 Ethyl Alcohol
23 Ethyl Ether
24 Ethyl Chloride
25 Fuel Oils
26 Naptha
27 Napthalene
28 Aluminium Dust
29 Magnesium Dust
30 Zinc Dust
31 Nitric Acid
32 Sulphuric Acid
33 Carbon Monoxide
34 Methene Gas
35 Ethylene Gas
36 Ethylene
37 Sulphuretted Hydrogen Gas
38 Coal Gas
39 Producer Gas in holders
40 Red Phosphorus
41 Phosphorous Pentasulphide
42 Sodium Nitrate
43 Barium Nitrate
44 Calcium Nitrate
45 Toluene
46 Phenol
47 Xylene
48 Turpentine
49 Calcium Cynamide
50 Cellulose Acetate
51 Cellulose
52 Collodin
53 Chromates and Di-Chromates
54 Calcium Phosphide
55 Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone

PART II
RATES OF ANNUAL FEES FOR USING PREMISES FOR STORING AND PROCESSING OF SPECIAL ITEMS

Sl. No. Name of the item Rate of annual fees Maximum annual fees (Rs.)
1. Petroleum and Petroleum derivatives 1Ltr-90 Ltrs: Exempted.
91 Ltrs – 1000Ltrs: Rs. 1000.00;
1001 Ltrs-10000Ltrs: Rs. 5000.00;
10001Ltrs and above: Flat rate of Re. 0.50 per Ltr.
5,00,000/-
2 Kerosene 1Ltr – 1000Ltrs: Exempted;
1001Ltrs-2000Ltrs: Rs. 1000.00;
2001 Ltrs- 10000Ltrs: Rs.5000.00;
10001 Ltrs and above: Flat rate of Re.0.50 per Ltr.
30,000/-
3. Gas Cylinder (LPG) (For storing) 1Kg – 10,000 Kgs: Rs. 10,000.00
10001 Kgs and above: Re 1.00 per Kg
1,00,000/-
3A Gas Cylinder (LPG) (For processing) 1Kg – 40 Kgs: Rs. 2000.00 (Exempted for domestic use):
41 Kgs – 100 Kgs: Rs. 10,000.00
101 Kgs and above: Rs. 100.00 per Kg
1,00,000/-
4 Gas Cylinder (Oxygen/ Acetylene/ Hydrogen) 1 Ltr- 10000Ltrs: Rs. 5000.00
10001 Ltrs and above: Re. 1.00 per Ltr
20,000/-“;

(3) omit Schedule II.

By order of the Governor,

KHALIL AHMED, IAS
Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal

No. 1338/FES dated 23.08.2018, Source