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Borough of Matawan, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. No. 2018-11]
The purpose of this section shall be to establish rules, regulations, and standards for grease interceptors so as to ensure proper maintenance, operation, and longevity of sanitary sewers in the Borough and to ensure protection of the environment.
[Ord. No. 2018-11]
As used in this section the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:
FATS
Shall mean substances that are primarily fatty acid esters of alcohol glycerol, also called acylglycerols, neutral fats or glycerides which are a major component in fat cells of plants and adipose cells of animals.
GREASE
Shall mean fats, waxes, free fatty acids, calcium and magnesium soaps, mineral oils, and certain other non-fatty material from animal or vegetable sources, or from hydrocarbons of petroleum origins, commonly found in wastewater from food preparation and food service.
GREASE INTERCEPTOR
Shall mean a device designed for removing and or preventing fats, oils, and grease from entering the sanitary sewer and shall include "grease traps."
GREASE TRAP
Shall mean a device for separating or retaining waterborne greases and grease complexes prior to wastewater exiting the trap and entering the sanitary sewer.
RENDERER AND RECYCLER OF GREASE AND VEGETABLE OIL YELLOW (FRYER) GREASE
As defined by NJDEP: http://www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/renderers_list.htm.
RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT
Shall mean a business licensed by the Borough Health Department of Matawan NJAC 8:24 to prepare, serve, or otherwise make foodstuffs available for human consumption with or without charge.
[Ord. No. 2018-11]
A grease interceptor shall be required by all. Retail food establishments which produce grease or oil laden wastes shall have grease interceptors as required in the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code 5:23, Subchapter 3.15, Plumbing Subcode as the same may from time to time be amended and supplemented.
a. 
All food service establishments must have on site:
1. 
An interceptor maintenance log for the last 12 months detailing cleaning with the date, specific interceptor, and person or licensed firm performing maintenance;
2. 
Copies of manifests, receipts, or other documentation confirming proper disposition of grease interceptor waste by a renderer and recycler shall be reflected in the interceptor maintenance log.
[Ord. No. 2018-11]
Grease interceptor requirements shall be mandatory for all food service establishments, unless a specific Exemption Certificate has been issued by the Health Officer, due to inapplicability for the use undertaken by the establishment. The Exemption Certificate must be posted prominently in the food service establishment.
a. 
Grease interceptors shall be installed in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code 5:23, Subchapter 3.15, Plumbing Subcode as the same may from time to time be amended and supplemented.
b. 
Grease traps shall have the grease retention capacity as indicated in the Plumbing Subcode, in accordance with NJAC 5:23-3.15 and as the same may be from time to time be amended and supplemented.
c. 
Grease interceptors shall be inspected, cleaned, and emptied at a frequency adequate to prevent the volume of grease from exceeding the grease interceptor's grease retention capacity.
d. 
Cleaning and emptying of grease interceptors shall be carried out in a manner that will prevent spillage of the interceptor's contents upon the ground. If spillage should occur, the area of the spill shall be disinfected using a suitable chlorine-based compound.
e. 
All containers used to temporarily store grease interceptor waste shall have tight fitting lids so as to prevent spillage of contents and the attraction of vermin. All indoor or outdoor storage areas wherein said containers are located shall be maintained in a sanitary manner at all times.
f. 
All containers used to temporarily store grease interceptor waste shall be removed from the premises by a licensed renderer and recycler. All containers shall be removed and/or serviced by a licensed renderer and recycler at regular intervals so as to prevent odors, attraction of vermin, and nuisances.
g. 
Grease interceptor logs and documentation required for renewal of grease interceptor registrations shall be kept on the premises for a minimum of three years and be available for inspection by authorized Borough officials.
h. 
No emulsifiers, de-emulsifiers, surface active agents, enzymes, degreasers, or any other grease liquefying agent shall be placed directly into grease interceptor to liquefy waste and/or in lieu of proper removal of waste.
[Ord. No. 2018-11]
The Borough of Matawan Health Inspector may recommend the Borough revoke a business license registration if the holder is found to be in serious violation of this chapter and/or fails to provide access to any authorized Borough Official for the purpose of inspection or monitoring of a grease interceptor or removal records, or refuses to provide a record of the maintenance log provided in subsection BH3-1.2a1 et seq.
[Ord. No. 2018-11]
a. 
Where a blockage occurs in any sanitary sewer line due to the accumulation of grease, the licensed sewer operator, Public Works Director, and/or Assistant Superintendent of Public Works or his/her designee shall certify in writing to the Health Inspector the identity of the retail food establishment which caused the blockage.
b. 
The Borough Health Inspector or his/her designee shall issue a summons to the registered owner of the retail food establishment as identified in the license information filed and maintained in the office of the Clerk that is in violation of this section.
1. 
For a first offense, the establishment shall be fined a sum of not less than $100.00 for a violation of this section.
2. 
For a second or subsequent offense, the establishment shall be fined a sum of no less than $500.00 and not more than $1,250.00 per violation.
c. 
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the requirements of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties set forth in BH3-4 of the Code of the Borough of Matawan. Each violation shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense. Said penalty shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other remedy or penalty as provided by law.
[Ord. No. 2018-11]
This section shall be enforceable by the Borough Health Inspector or his/her designee, the Borough Plumbing Inspector, Director of Public Works, and Assistant Superintendent of Public Works.
[1971 Code § BH5-2; New]
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines (1993).
[1971 Code § BH5-3; New]
Three copies of the Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines have been placed on file in the office of the Borough Clerk in Borough Hall for the use and examination of the public.
[Ord. No. 92-1 § 10-6.3]
The fees for licenses under this section shall be as follows.
a. 
Retail food establishments selling only pre-packaged foods, $35 per year.
b. 
Restaurants, Luncheonettes, Taverns, Cafeterias.
Group
Seating Capacity
Annual Fee
1. Group I
1 — 50
$100.00
2. Group II
51 — 100
200.00
3. Group III
101 — 200
300.00
4. Group IV
Over 200
400.00
c. 
Supermarkets.
1. Up to 1,000 sq. feet
$50.00
2. 1,000 to 2,000 sq. feet
80.00
3. 2,001 to 3,000 sq. feet
150.00
4. 3,001 to 4,000 sq. feet
200.00
5. 4,001 to 6,000 sq. feet
500.00
6. Over 6,000 sq. feet
1,000.00
d. 
Miscellaneous
1. Take out food
$100.00
2. Soda Fountains, Snack Bars, Stands
50.00
3. Mobile Units (hot dog wagons, catering trucks)
250.00
4. Vending Machines
Non-food
50.00
Food
100.00
1-cent machine
5.00
e. 
Food Handling Permits—Temporary:
Maximum 10 days for carnivals, fairs, etc.
$50.00
f. 
(Reserved)
g. 
Re-Inspection Fee:
The fee for re-inspection of a food establishment or vending machine due to a conditional satisfactory or unsatisfactory inspection shall be $100 added to the license fee for that establishment.
h. 
Fee for Review:
For review of plans needed in the construction of renovation of food establishments, public recreation bathing facilities or for development of subdivisions or where otherwise plan review is required by the County Health Officer, a fee of $100 will be collected.
[Ord. No. 92-1 § 10-6.4]
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a Retail Food Establishment which is rated "Unsatisfactory" by the County Health Officer. Any person who violates this provision shall be subject to arrest and imprisonment for a period not to exceed 10 days.
Any person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, in addition to the suspension or revocation of such license, shall be punished by the payment of a fine not less than $100 nor more than one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for each offense. Each day which the offense occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
a. 
Every person who is charged with supervision of the operation of a retail food establishment shall successfully complete, within one year of the commencement of his employment, a course in food handling, acceptable to the County Health Officer.
b. 
The County Health Officer may, at his or her discretion, when found necessary, require such persons to attend supplemental courses.
c. 
No retail food establishment shall employ a supervisor in charge of its operation unless he or she complies with paragraph a of this section.