Borough of Glassboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro 2-9-1971 by Ord. No. 3-71 as Ch. 100 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Air pollution — See Ch. 143.
Fire and smoke detectors — See Ch. 260.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 264.
Smoke control standards — See Ch. 503.
For the purpose of regulating the emission of smoke from chimneys, stacks, flues or open spaces within the Borough of Glassboro and to determine by comparison the degree of darkness of smoke so emitted, a color scale of measurement shall be and the same is hereby adopted as follows: One thickness of gray glass of sufficient capacity to cut off 60% of the light from a flame having the lighting power of 16 candles shall be taken as the basis of the said scale, and four thicknesses of such glass shall be known and designated as No. 1 scale.
It is hereby forbidden and declared to be unlawful for any owner, agent, manager, lessee, engineer or occupant of any factory, building, plant or engine to suffer or permit the emission or escape of smoke of a greater degree of darkness than No. 1 scale from any fire or fires, whether the same be active or burning or banked or in a state of rest, and whether said smoke be suffered or permitted to escape through a stack, flue or chimney or from an open space within the corporate limits of the Borough of Glassboro; provided, however, that it shall not be unlawful to permit or suffer the emission or escape of such smoke of a greater degree of darkness than No. 1 scale for a period of not more than five consecutive minutes from any locomotive standing with banked fires or engaged in shifting.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply at any time between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Any such owner, agent, manager, lessee, engineer or occupant who shall violate or cause to be violated this chapter or any of the provisions thereof, or who shall suffer or permit any of the acts hereby forbidden or declared to be unlawful, shall, upon conviction thereof before the Judge or other proper officer having jurisdiction, be subject to the payment of a fine of not more than $200 or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days; provided, however, that all such actions, suits or complaints because of such violations shall be brought within five days after the offense shall have been committed, and that such actions, suits or complaints shall otherwise be instituted and prosecuted as actions, complaints and suits are now prosecuted for violation of Borough ordinances.
This chapter shall take effect immediately, and the enforcement thereof shall be and is hereby made the duty of such officers as Council may hereafter appoint, subject to such rules and regulations as the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro may establish and provide.