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Chemical Survey
This survey is requested to determine the quantity of specific chemical groups used, produced or stored in your facility. Fire Chiefs are required to collect chemical data under the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA), P.A. 154 of 1974, as amended, and the Fire Prevention Code, PA 207 of 1941, as amended.

1. We are now utilizing Google Forms to collect our Chemical Survey Information. 

2. Gather information to complete the chemical inventory sheet. Refer to the Hazardous Chemical Definitions (contained within the Google Form), the Safety Data Sheets, and/or SARA Title III reporting forms.

3. Check all the categories that apply. When a chemical has more than one characteristic (example: both a Class 3 flammable and a Class 6 poison), check both Poison and Class 3 Flammable Liquid based on the specified quantity for each class.

4. Each chemical listed in this survey includes a specified quantity. Indicate the quantity category for each chemical class on your site.  If you do not use or produce a chemical group listed, select "DO NOT HAVE" from the dropdown menu in that category.

5. Click Submit. You should receive an email confirmation of your answers once the form is completed and recorded in the system. 

6. If you have trouble filling out or submitting, please contact the Community Risk Reduction Division at 248-656-4717.

When a substantial change occurs in the quantity, type of chemical, use and manufacturing or related storage, a revised survey must be submitted to the Fire Chief. In addition, a revised survey will be requested every five years or as the Fire Chief deems necessary.

This survey may be followed-up with a request for more detailed information. This may include a request for Safety Data Sheets, chemical lists maintained under the Employee Right to Know provisions of MIOSHA and other information.

Burn Permit for the Preparation of Mortar
The City of Rochester Hills Fire Department requires a burn permit for the preparation of mortar.  The permit is good for one address or project (for example a new neighborhood) and cannot be used for multiple job sites throughout the City.  The burn permit is valid for the calendar year or duration of the project.  

Preparation of Mortar Rules & Regulations
  • Fire Must be attended at all times with adequate fire control measures on hand. 
  • No person shall start or maintain any fire within 50 feet of any structure or road right of way. 
  • Fuel for the fire shall consist only of wood or propane.  
  • Burning of materials such as plastics, rubber, hazardous materials, building materials, etc., is prohibited. 
  • Any violation of these requirements may void the permit, prevent the issuance of any further permits, and results in the issuance of a Municipal Civil infraction. 
The permit holder may also be required to reimburse the Fire Department for all costs incurred as a result of responding to any violations of these guidelines.  

The fines for burning outside of the guidelines or without a preparation of mortar burn permit are: 
  • 1st offense - $150
  • 2nd offense - $250
  • 3rd and subsequent offense - $500
Burn Permits for the preparation of mortar can be obtained at the Fire Department Administrative Office at 1111 Horizon Ct., Rochester Hills, MI 48309 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and cost $30.00.  

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