Township of Byram, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Byram 10-26-2004 by Ord. No. BH1-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 25.
The purpose for this chapter is to provide a uniform set of procedures for administering the issuance, renewal and revocation of licenses for body art establishments in Byram Township.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BODY ART ESTABLISHMENTS
Any place or premises, whether public or private, temporary or permanent in nature or location, where the practices of body art are performed, whether or not for profit.
BODY ART PROCEDURE
The practice of physical body adornment in permitted establishments by operation utilizing, but not limited to, body piercing, tattooing and permanent cosmetics.
This chapter does not apply to physicians who are authorized by the State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:9-6 et seq.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a body art establishment without first obtaining a license from the Byram Township Board of Health.
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All licensees must comply with sterilization, sanitation and safety standards contained in N.J.A.C. 8:27-1 et seq.
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Body art establishment licenses will be for a term of one year and will be issued annually in January upon receipt of an application (form to be obtained from the Board of Health) and the requisite license fee. The annual licensing fee is $50 for establishments that limit body art procedures to piercing of the trailing edge of the ear, as described in N.J.A.C. 8:27-9.1. For all other body art establishments, the annual licensing fee is $250.
The following warrant immediate closure of a body art establishment until the violation is abated to the satisfaction of the Byram Township Board of Health or its authorized agents:
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Evidence of a failing or malfunctioning sewage system, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:9A, for body art establishments with an on-site sewage disposal system.
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Substandard water quality test. Body art establishments served by an on-site well water system must submit laboratory reports for bacterial water quality to the Byram Township Board of Health on or before February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 of the license term. Other water quality tests may be required by the Byram Township Board of Health.
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Any other reason outlined in N.J.A.C. 8:27-11.3.
Any medical waste generated at a body art establishment shall be stored and disposed of properly and in accordance with state regulation.
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Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be grounds for an enforcement action by the Byram Township Board of Health. Such enforcement action may include suspension or revocation, after a hearing, or nonrenewal of the body art establishment's license.
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Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, pay a penalty of not less than $100 and not more than $1,250 for each offense, unless otherwise provided by law. Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.