Township of Deptford, NJ
Gloucester County
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§ BH:8-1
DEFINITIONS. 

§ BH:8-2
NOTICE OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE. 

§ BH:8-2.1
Location of natural gas pipes. 

§ BH:8-2.2
Serving of notice by registered or certified mail. 

§ BH:8-2.3
Emergency. 

§ BH:8-2.4
Damage to natural gas pipes. 

§ BH:8-2.5
Written proof of notice required prior to issuance of permit. 

§ BH:8-2.6
Penalty for noncompliance. 

§ BH:8-3
EVIDENCE OF INSURANCE. 

§ BH:8-3.1
Submission to Plumbing Subcode Official. 

§ BH:8-3.2
Type of insurance required. 

§ BH:8-3.3
Emergency. 

§ BH:8-3.4
Written proof of insurance prior to issuance of permits. 

§ BH:8-3.5
Penalty for noncompliance. 

§ BH:8-1 DEFINITIONS.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-1]

As used in this chapter:

EXCAVATOR
A licensed plumber, contractor or subcontractor who must engage in excavation on private property in order to make a sewer connection or perform plumbing work in the Township.
PERSON
And include person, persons, partnership, firm, association or corporation.

§ BH:8-2 NOTICE OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE.

§ BH:8-2.1 Location of natural gas pipes.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-2A]

No person shall excavate on private property for the purpose of making a sewer connection or performing plumbing work without having first ascertained in the applicable manner prescribed herein whether any pipe distributing or transmitting manufactured, mixed or natural gas is located within the area to be excavated.

§ BH:8-2.2 Serving of notice by registered or certified mail.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-2B]

Except as provided in subsection BH:8-2.3 hereof, the person responsible for the excavation shall serve a written notice of intention on the person engaged in the distribution or transmission of manufactured, mixed or natural gas in the area at least three full working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) prior to commencement of any excavation. The written notice of intention shall be served personally or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, on the person so engaged in the transmission of or distribution of the aforesaid gases and shall contain the name of the person responsible and the date, place, and type of excavation to be conducted.

§ BH:8-2.3 Emergency.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-2C]

In the event of an emergency involving danger to life, health or property, it shall be lawful to excavate if such notice, in writing or otherwise, is given as soon as reasonably possible.

§ BH:8-2.4 Damage to natural gas pipes.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-2D]

Any such excavation shall be performed in such manner as to avoid damage to any pipe distributing or transmitting manufactured, mixed or natural gas. In the event that damage does occur, the person distributing or transmitting manufactured, mixed or natural gas in the area shall be notified immediately.

§ BH:8-2.5 Written proof of notice required prior to issuance of permit.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-2E]

No person shall be issued a sewer connection permit for a sewer connection or a plumbing permit for plumbing work requiring excavation without first having submitted written proof or prior notice of intent to excavate as required herein. Such written proof shall be filed with the Plumbing Subcode Official and attached to the filed sewer connection permit or plumbing permit subsequently issued.

§ BH:8-2.6 Penalty for noncompliance.

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Any person who fails to give notice as required by this section shall be in violation thereof and shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty established in Section BH: 1-3 of this Code.

§ BH:8-3 EVIDENCE OF INSURANCE.

§ BH:8-3.1 Submission to Plumbing Subcode Official.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-3A]

No excavator shall commence excavation on private property for the purpose of making a sewer connection or performing plumbing work requiring excavation without first having submitted to the Plumbing Subcode Official evidence of insurance of the type described herein.

§ BH:8-3.2 Type of insurance required.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-3B]

The insurance required under this section shall be a mine-type multiple-liability insurance with minimum limits of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident for personal injury and $300,000 for property damage, and shall include an endorsement insuring against damage resulting from excavation, collapse or underground damage.

§ BH:8-3.3 Emergency.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-3C]

In the event of an emergency involving danger to life, health or property, it shall be lawful to excavate if such evidence of insurance, in writing or otherwise, is given as soon as reasonably possible.

§ BH:8-3.4 Written proof of insurance prior to issuance of permits.

[Ord. No. 2-5-74; 1967 Code § 24-3D]

No excavator shall be issued a sewer connection permit for a sewer connection or a permit for plumbing work requiring excavation without first having submitted written proof of the insurance required herein. The written proof required herein shall include the following information: name of the insurance company, the policy number, limits of coverage, endorsements required herein, and the name, address and phone number of the agent or insurance representative who obtained the policy for the excavator insured. Such written proof shall be filed with the Plumbing Subcode Official and attached to the filed sewer connection permit or plumbing permit subsequently issued.

§ BH:8-3.5 Penalty for noncompliance.

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Any excavator who fails to give proof as required by this section shall be in violation thereof and shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty established in Section BH:1-3 of this Code.