Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 3-4-1963, Ch. 18, Art. 1, of the former Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Advisory Health Council — See Ch. 31.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 105.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 179.
Public improvement specifications — See Ch. 201.
Sewers — See Ch. 217.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 234.
Water — See Ch. 259.
Wells, cisterns and holes — See Ch. 265.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY
Adoption of health codes by reference -See N.J.S.A. 26:69-1 et seq.
[Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64]
A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM CODE OF NEW JERSEY (1963)
(hereinafter referred to as the "state code" or "code") That certain code approved by the State Department of Health on August 8, 1963, for adoption by reference by local Boards of Health in accordance with law, being a code regulating:
(1) 
The location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems.
(2) 
The issuance of licenses or permits to locate, construct, empty or clean said systems.
B. 
As used in the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963), "Board of Health" shall mean and refer to the Department of Health of the Township of Cedar Grove.
[Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64]
A. 
Pursuant to and in accordance with the Public Health and Sanitation Codes Adoption by Reference Act (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6), there is hereby established and adopted as the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of the Township the whole of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963). A printed copy of said code is annexed to and incorporated by reference in this chapter.
B. 
The Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) is hereby incorporated in this chapter by reference and made a part hereof as fully as though it had been set forth at length herein.
C. 
In accordance with law, 10 printed copies of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and in the office of the Health Officer of the Township and shall remain on file in said offices for the use and examination of the public so long as this chapter shall remain in effect.
A. 
No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system, as defined in Section 1.1 of the code, unless and until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said individual sewage disposal system shall have been issued by the Township Department of Health.
B. 
The Department of Health is authorized to issue the permit described in Subsection A of this section if, as and when the application is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey, stating that the design of the individual sewage disposal system is in compliance with the said code.
A. 
Individual sewage disposal systems located and constructed after May 19, 1958, shall not be placed in operation, nor shall dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied, which must rely on such a system for sewage disposal unless and until the Department of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that said disposal system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued pursuant to § 213-3A. The issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an individual sewage disposal system existing prior to May 19, 1958.
B. 
The Department of Health is authorized to issue the certificate described in Subsection A of this section if, as and when the Department has inspected the installation and found it to have been installed on the basis of plans submitted and the state code.
A. 
No person shall engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any place used for the reception or storage of human excrement without first obtaining a license therefor from the Department of Health.
B. 
The license to engage in the businesses described in Subsection A of this section and any renewals thereof shall be issued for a term of one year, commencing on January 1 and expiring on December 31 of the year in which issued.
C. 
Licenses issued under this section may be revoked for failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the code or ordinance applicable to the operation of the licensed business.
In case the Township Health Officer, as head of the Department of Health, denies or revokes any license or permit or denies any certificate of compliance required by this chapter, the applicant for the license, permit or certificate, or the licensee or permittee in the case of a revocation, may take an appeal as provided in § 31-7 of the Code of the Township of Cedar Grove.
A. 
If the Department of Health finds that any individual sewage disposal system is being erected or installed in violation, of the code, it may order that:
(1) 
All further work be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation.
(2) 
After the violation has been remedied, the work may be continued not in violation of any of the provisions of the code.
B. 
After issuance of any such order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in or about the erection or installation of any such individual sewage disposal system, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except in compliance with and as authorized by said order.
[Amended 2-7-1977 by Ord. No. 77-37]
The fees and charges under this chapter shall be as follows:
A. 
Licenses. For the issuance or renewal of a license to engage in the business of cleaning or emptying receptacles for the reception and storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter: $10 for each vehicle.
B. 
Permits. For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter an individual sewage disposal system: $10.
C. 
Reinspection. For each reinspection of an individual sewage disposal system, or part thereof, caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid code: $10.
[Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64; 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter, including the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963), incorporated herein by reference, or any order issued pursuant thereto, 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.