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Sale of Consumer Fireworks (Permanent and Temporary Facilities)
(1) Permanent facilities for sales of consumer fireworks may only be permitted in accordance with the following conditions:
(a) The facility must be licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
(b) The facility must comply with the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, the Uniform Construction Code, and the Township's ordinances in effect at the time of the application.
(c) The facility shall be constructed, maintained, and operated in accordance with all Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requirements and all standards set forth in Act 43 of 2017, including, but not limited to, the following:
[1] A licensee shall provide its employees with documented training in the area of operational safety of a facility. The licensee shall provide proof to the Township that it has provided written documentation to the Department of Agriculture that each employee has received the training.
[2] Emergency evacuation plans shall be conspicuously posted in appropriate locations within the facility.
(2) Temporary facilities for sales of consumer fireworks may only be permitted in accordance with the following conditions:
(a) The facility must comply with the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, the Uniform Construction Code, and the Township's ordinances in effect at the time of the application.
(b) The facility must have a current evacuation plan that complies with the specifications of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, the Uniform Construction Code, and the Township's ordinances in effect at the time of the application, including all posting requirements.
(3) Application for permit. An applicant for a temporary facility for sales of consumer fireworks shall submit an application for a special exception that contains, at a minimum, the following:
(a) All federal, state, and local licenses required for the facility to operate.
(b) Proof of at least $2,000,000 in public and product liability insurance.
(c) Emergency evacuation plans.
(d) A site plan demonstrating compliance with setback requirements.
(e) All application materials and permit decisions from the Township's Code Enforcement Officer and/or fire code official regarding the proposed facility's compliance with the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, the Uniform Construction Code, and the Township's ordinances in effect at the time of the application.
(f) Evidence of procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements set forth above, including, but not limited to, prevention of smoking in the facility, security measures and restriction of unaccompanied minors in the facility.
A traffic and transportation impact study prepared in accordance with the requirements set forth in Chapter 440: Subdivision and Land Development, may be required depending upon applicability criteria.
See § 500-1502Y for more information on fireworks sale permanent facilties.
See § 500-1502Z for more information on fireworks sale temporary facilities.
See Apply For a Permit for more information.
See Building and Zoning for more information on documents, forms amd permits.