[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Gibbsboro as Chapter BH:VI of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems, regulating the issuance of permits to locate, construct, empty or clean the systems and fixing penalties for the violation thereof is hereby adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of the code is annexed to this chapter and made a part of it without inclusion of the text.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963)."
Three copies of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) have been placed on file in the offices of the Secretary of the Board of Health and the Borough Clerk for use and examination by the public.
Permit required. No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the sewage disposal system shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
Issuance of permit. The Board of Health may issue a permit if an 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 as proposed is in compliance with the code.
Certificate required. New individual disposal systems shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied which must rely on such system for sewage disposal until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that the disposal system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alterations to an existing individual sewage disposal system.
Issuance of certificate. The Board of Health may issue such certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing signed by him to the Board of Health that the disposal system has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the code.
License required. Persons shall not engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any place used for the reception or storage of human excrement who do not hold a license to engage in such business issued by the Board of Health. Licenses shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance, but may be renewed by the Board of Health. The license may be revoked for failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the code or any rule or ordinance of the Board of Health.
Permit required. The contents of any septic tank, cesspool, privy or other receptacle containing human excrement shall not be removed until a permit for removal has been obtained from the Board of Health.
In the event that a license or permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request is made by the applicant, and, upon the hearing, the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any individual sewage disposal system which is being erected or installed in violation of the code to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy the violation and, thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and, after issuance of such order and the service of a copy upon the person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of the disposal system, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done except as aforesaid.
The following fees and charges shall be established:
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct an individual sewage disposal system: $10.
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing individual sewage disposal system: $10.
For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter an individual sewage disposal system: $15.
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: an inspection fee of $10.