(a) Upon completion of response to a hazardous materials emergency by the town or its agents under the provisions of this division, the town shall thereupon mail or deliver to the owner of and/or the person having control over the hazardous materials that created the emergency a billing covering the costs of response, including but not limited to abatement, remediation, control and removal.
(b) As provided for in G.S. 160A-193, the amount of the bill shall become a lien upon the property, land or premises where the hazardous materials emergency arose, and if not paid within 30 days shall be collected in the same manner as provided for the collection of delinquent or unpaid taxes. (Ord. of 5-6-91, § 1(E))