Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 12-17-1962, Ch. 16, Art. 2, of the former Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 137.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Adoption of codes by reference — See N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1.
A. 
The whole of that certain printed code entitled "Standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters for the Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping as Recommended by the National Fire Protection Association" and further identified as "NBFU No. 54 (August, 1959)," hereinafter referred to as the "Standard Code for the Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping," is hereby adopted as the minimum standards regulating and controlling the installation of gas appliances and gas piping within the Township, save and except the last sentence of Section 1.1 of the aforesaid code, which is amended to read as follows: "The word 'tubing' refers only to semirigid tubing of seamless copper, brass or steel that is acceptable under these standards."
B. 
The definitions, standards, practices, requirements, directions, prohibitions and specifications set forth in the said Standard Code for the Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping, as amended, are hereby incorporated in and made a part of this chapter as though set forth in full herein.
C. 
Ten copies of said Standard Code for the Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and in the office of the Township Health Officer and shall remain on file in each of said offices for the use and examination of the public so long as this chapter remains in force.
Any tests required to be performed pursuant to the Standard Code for the Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping shall be conducted in the presence of the Plumbing Inspector.
Any person proposing to install pipes for conducting gas to be used for illuminating or fuel purposes or to install any gas burning appliance in any building in the Township shall, before making such installation, apply for and obtain a permit from the Township Health Department for such installation. No permit shall be issued except to the owner-occupant of a single-family residence where the work is to be done on such residence or to a plumber duly licensed by the Township.
[Amended 11-17-1969 by Ord. No. 69-18]
Application for a permit shall be made by filing with the Township Health Department plans and specifications for the proposed work with suitable and necessary drawings of the work to be performed, accompanied by a minimum fee of $10 for up to four fixtures or meters, plus a $2 fee for each additional fixture or meter. Said specifications and descriptions shall be made on forms furnished by the Township Health Department and shall show clearly the number of outlets to be provided and the size of the pipes to be used to supply each outlet.
The fee for each reinspection of work caused by the failure of the permittee to complete the work in accordance with the Standard Code for the Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping or the permit issued under this chapter shall be the same as the minimum permit fee.
Any permit issued under this chapter shall terminate and become invalid:
A. 
If the work authorized by said permit is not commenced within 60 days from the date of issuance of the permit; or
B. 
If the said work has not been completed within one year from the date of issuance of the permit.
The provisions of §§ 150-3 to 150-6, both inclusive, shall not be construed to apply to the connection, disconnection, adjustment, maintenance or repair of any gas meters, appliances or equipment, nor to gas piping related thereto, by a public utility engaged in supplying gas to consumers within the Township or to any employees of such public utility while so engaged in the performance of their duties as such employees.
[Amended 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.