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 storageLicense fee in Rs.
(i) Up to 250 sq. ft3 000
(ii) Above 250 sq.ft and up to 500 sq. ft5,000
(iii) Above 500 sq. ft and up to 1000 sq. ft7,500
(iv) Above 1000 sq. ft and up to 5000 sq. ft10,000
(v) Above 5000 sq, ft and up to 10,000 sq. ft15 000
(vi) Above 10,000 sq. ft and up to 25,000 sq. ft50,000
(vii) above 25,000 sq. ft1,00,000

TABLE B
RATES FOR MUNICIPALITIES/ NOTIFIED AREA AUTHORITY

Area of storageLicense fee in Rs.
(i) Up to 250 sq. ft2.500
(ii) Above 250 sq. ft and up to 500 sq. ft4,000
(iii) Above 500 sq. ft and up to 1000 sq. ft6,500
(iv) Above 1000 sq. ft and up to 5000 sq. ft8,500
(v) Above 5000 sq. ft and up to 10.000 sq. ft13.000
(vi) Above 10,000 sq. ft and up to 25,000 sq. ft45,000
(vii) Above 25,000 sq. ft90,000

TABLE C
RATES FOR RURAL AREAS

Area of storageLicense fee in Rs.
(i) Up to 250 sq. ft2,000
(ii) Above 250 sq. ft and up to 500 sq. ft3,500
(iii) Above 500 sq. ft and up to 1000 sq. ft5,500
(iv) Above 1000 sq. ft and up to 5000 sq. ft7,500
(v) Above 5000 sq. ft and up to 10,000 sq. ft11,000
(vi) Above 10,000 sq. ft and up to 25,000 sq. ft40,000
(vii) above 25,000 sq. ft80,000

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)
1Jute
2Gunny Bags
3Cotton
4Hemp
5Resin
6Varnish
7Paint
8Bitumen
9Tar
10Tallow
11Pitch
12Shellac
13Linseed Oil
14Asphaltum
15Wood (Other than furniture)
16Coal
17Charcoal
18Celluloid other than cinema flims
19Cinema Film other than safety (Acetate Base) flims
20Straw
21Hay
22Rattan Cane
23Ulu Grass
24Gol Pata
25Darma
26Cocoanut Fibre
27Waste Paper
28Hogla
29Packing Box
30Rags
31Matches
32Rubber whether synthetic or natural including articles made manufactured with rubber as an ingredient
33Wax and Wax products
34Plastic, Plastic powder, granules and Plastic products
35Wool
36Paper
37Cardboard
38Paper Board
39Kapok
40Soft Coke
41Hard Coke
42Gas Coke
43Bamboo
44Lacquers
45Rayon
46Castor Oil
47Linoleum
48Paint Thinners
49Petroleum Jelly
50Silk
51Cork
52Bidi Leaves
53Camphor
54Sisal Fibre
55Manila Fibre
56Lubricating Oils

TABLE Y
Inflammable Chemical

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

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

Sl. No.Name of the itemRate of annual feesMaximum annual fees (Rs.)
1.Petroleum and Petroleum derivatives1Ltr-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/-
2Kerosene1Ltr – 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/-
3AGas 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/-
4Gas 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

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