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January 9, 2014
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Auditors: Businesses not paying hazmat license fees

Legislative auditors say there are too many businesses with hazardous materials in Nevada that are not getting mandatory permits. But Carson Fire Chief Stacey Giomi says it’s much less of a problem in Carson City than in rural parts of the state. According to the audit report issued Tuesday, 43 percent of the 3,895 businesses surveyed were operating without a state permit. At $150 a permit, auditors say that is costing the state an estimated $250,000 a year. The state permits record the different chemicals a business has on hand and spell out safety requirements including how they must be …

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