Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Alpine 11-15-2004 by Ord. No. 642. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animal waste — See Ch. 68.
Yard waste disposal — See Ch. 76.
Site plan review — See Ch. 179.
Soil fill and removal — See Ch. 185.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 195.

§ 190-1 Purpose.

A. 
To prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Alpine, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
B. 
To prohibit the spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) (MS4) operated by the Borough of Alpine, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.

§ 190-2 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.
DOMESTIC SEWAGE
Waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
ILLICIT CONNECTION
Any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Alpine, unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit. Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal separate storm system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Nondomestic waste, including but not limited to those pollutants regulated under Section 307(a), (b), or (c) of the Federal Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. § 1317(a), (b), or (c)].
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Alpine or other public body and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
NJPDES PERMIT
A permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A.
NON-CONTACT COOLING WATER
Water used to reduce the temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Non-contact cooling water may, however, contain algaecides or biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers and/or corrosion inhibitors.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PROCESS WASTEWATER
Any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.

§ 190-3 Prohibited conduct.

A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Alpine any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
B. 
The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Alpine is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also prohibited.

§ 190-4 Exceptions to prohibitions.

A. 
Waterline flushing and discharges from potable water sources;
B. 
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising groundwaters);
C. 
Air conditioning condensate (excluding contact and non-contact cooling water);
D. 
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff);
E. 
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows;
F. 
Residential car washing water, and residential swimming pool discharges;
G. 
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water;
H. 
Flows from fire-fighting activities;
I. 
Flows from rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
(1) 
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following its use for the intended purposes.
(2) 
Equipment used in the application of salt and de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing material applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded.
(3) 
Rinsing of the above equipment, as noted in the above situation, is limited to the exterior, undercarriage, and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.

§ 190-5 Enforcement.

This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Property Maintenance Official for the Borough of Alpine.

§ 190-6 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person(s) found to be in violation of § 190-3A shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
B. 
Any person(s) who continues to be in violation of § 190-3B, after being duly notified, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding the maximum penalty permitted under the Alpine Municipal Code.