Borough of Fair Lawn, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Fair Lawn 12-9-1997 by Ord. No. 1706-97. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 85.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 173.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONFINED POWER SANDING
The use for the removal of lead paint of electric or hydraulic powered sanding tools that have attachments that while sanding paint simultaneously vacuums dust and chips into a HEPA-filtered vacuum device or otherwise contain and control chips and dust from being released into the environment.
HEPA VACUUM
A high efficient filter that filters out fine particles of dust at 99.7% of fine particles at 0.3 microns in size.
LEAD BASE PAINT
Paint that contains more than 0.5% by dry weight of lead or that contains more than one milligram of lead per square centimeter of paint surface when measured by an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, employee, company, association, firm or partnership.
UNCONFINED POWER SANDING
The use for the removal of paint of electric or hydraulic powered sanding tools that do not have attachments that while sanding paint simultaneously vacuums dust and chips into a HEPA-filtered vacuum device or otherwise contain and control chips and dust from being released into the environment.
A. 
No person shall remove lead base paint on the exterior surfaces of a house or other structure by the method of unconfined power sanding.
B. 
When exterior lead base paint is removed by the confined power sanding or other methods such as scraping, manual sanding or power washing, drop cloths or other ground cover shall be used as much as possible to catch chips and dust from these methods of paint removal. Chips and dust that fall onto the ground shall be cleaned to sight.
C. 
Prior to removal of exterior lead base paint, windows of the structures being painted shall be closed and sealed with tape or other barrier to prevent entry of chips and dust into the interior of the house.
D. 
Following paint removal, cleanup of dust and chips on window surfaces, driveways, sidewalks and other ground surfaces shall be done. Paint dust and chips shall not be dispersed by blowers or hose water. Paint chips and dust collected shall be placed in double plastic bags of not less than three mils each of thickness and not weighing more than 20 pounds.
E. 
Collected paint chips and dust shall be left with the owner or resident and shall be disposed of in the regular municipal household garbage collection.
This chapter shall be enforceable by the borough's Health Officer or the Construction Official.
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.
B. 
In lieu of issuing a summons or complaint in Municipal Court, an order to immediately cease unconfined power sanding or to clean and remove leaded paint chips and dust within a reasonable time period may be issued by the enforcement official.