Township of Ross, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 20-401 Local Regulations.

[Ord. 1438, 8/8/1983, § 1; as amended by Ord. 2288, 4/12/2010]
1. 
The following be and they are hereby established and adopted as local regulations governing the operation of solid waste landfills in the Township of Ross, such regulations being in addition to and compatible with Allegheny County Health Department Regulations and with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations and permit conditions:
A. 
That air pollution on the site shall be minimized by the appropriate and effective use of water trucks, calcium chloride or any other device, chemical or system which will effectively accomplish the desired result.
B. 
That noise from engines, bulldozers, high-lifts, trucks and the like used in the operation of the landfill shall be minimized by periodic inspections and constant maintenance.
C. 
That the days and hours of operation of the landfill shall be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. prevailing local time, Monday through Friday, and shall be 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prevailing local time on Saturday. Any such landfill shall be closed on Sundays and on public holidays.
D. 
That no vehicles or equipment shall enter the site prior to 7:30 a.m. prevailing local time, Monday through Friday, nor prior to 8:00 a.m. prevailing local time on Saturday, and operators of vehicles delivering to the site which arrive before said times shall shut down said vehicles while awaiting to enter the site.
E. 
That mud shall not be deposited nor be permitted to be deposited on the public street adjacent to the site from any vehicles leaving the site, and the operator of the landfill shall have the responsibility of maintaining any vehicles leaving the site in such a condition as will effectively eliminate such deposits, and in addition, the private access roadway to any such site shall be maintained by the operator of the landfill in a broom-clean condition.
F. 
That at such times as the elevation of the landfill has been raised by filling or otherwise to within 20 feet of the elevation of the public road adjacent to the landfill, the operator of the landfill shall, at his or its own expense, install a planted visual barrier along such public road at the edge of the right-of-way to aid in containing noise and air pollution within the site as much as possible, and to protect the aesthetics of the surrounding land uses.
G. 
That appropriate fencing shall be installed around the perimeter of the landfill set back a distance of 10 feet from the property line, that night lights, sensors, warning bells and the like which may be installed to better secure the premises of the landfill shall be so placed, installed and situated as to least interfere with adjacent and surrounding properties.
H. 
That the operator shall immediately notify the Township Manager of any extraordinary or unusual occurrences at the site.
I. 
That the hours of operation of the landfill may be extended upon notice to the Township through the Township Manager, Assistant Manager or Building Code Official in cases or instances involving emergency conditions such as for the purpose of disposing of debris resulting from fire, explosion, or similar occurrence outside of the hours of operation set forth herein provided that the Township Manager, Assistant Manager or Building Code Official agrees that such emergency exists which requires the utilization and operation of the facility beyond the hours of operation set forth herein. To the extent possible, work at the site under such conditions shall be kept to an absolute minimum and shall be confined to those times as prescribed by the Township Manager, Assistant Manager or Building Code Official.

§ 20-402 Penalty.

[Ord. 1438, 8/8/1983, § 2; as amended by Ord. 2288, 4/12/2010]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.