City of Northfield, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Northfield 10-5-1982 by Ord. No. 10-82 (Ch. 98, Art. I, of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 128.
Fire control — See Ch. 160.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 171.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 268.
Smoke and fumes — See Ch. 301.

§ 322-1 Permit required.

Upon the effective date hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person owning, operating or having possession or control of any commercial establishment within the City of Northfield to utilize kerosene space heaters labeled for unvented use without obtaining a permit from the Fire Protection Inspector of the City of Northfield.

§ 322-2 Testing and approval.

Upon the effective date hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person owning, operating or having possession or control of any commercial establishment within the City of Northfield to utilize kerosene space heaters which have not been tested and approved by Underwriters' Laboratories.

§ 322-3 Placement.

Upon the effective date hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person owning, operating or having possession or control of any commercial establishment within the City of Northfield to place a kerosene space heater tested and approved by Underwriters' Laboratories and for which a building permit has been obtained from the Fire Protection Inspector in an area of public access, such as but not limited to aisles, walkways, hallways and rest rooms, an unattended area or in any area in which flammable or combustible materials are stored. In no event shall any kerosene space heater be placed less than three feet from any curtain, drapery, paper, furniture or other such item.

§ 322-4 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT
Shall be an all-inclusive term, and is intended to include all mercantile, business and assembly buildings.
FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
Shall be given its common dictionary meaning.
OWNING, OPERATING OR HAVING POSSESSION OR CONTROL
Shall be all-inclusive, and includes but is not limited to one who owns, rents, manages, operates or is in possession and control of a commercial establishment within the City of Northfield. Common sense meanings are to be applied. Where a property owner does not have possession or control of the property as a result of a leasing agreement or other such arrangements, unless the property owner has supplied the kerosene space heater which violates the terms of this chapter, the person having possession and control of the property shall be presumed to be the responsible party.
PERSON
Any individual, entity or corporation recognized by law and owning, operating or having possession or control of or over any commercial establishment located within the City of Northfield.
PUBLIC ACCESS
Any and all areas where a member of the public may come in contact with a kerosene space heater.
UNATTENDED AREA
Shall be all-inclusive, and includes but is not limited to areas such as storerooms, closets and other similar locations. "Unattended" is also intended to preclude operation of a kerosene space heater within any commercial establishment when the establishment is closed for business and no one is present on the premises.

§ 322-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 322-6 Storage of kerosene prohibited.

It shall be unlawful to store kerosene within the interior of any commercial establishment.