Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson 7-19-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DENSE SMOKE
Includes smoke which is so heavy and thick as to prevent the seeing of objects through it at the point of emission into the external air; or the equivalent of No. 3 Grade of the Ringelmann Smoke Scale, the standard device used by the United States Bureau of Mines.
OFFENSIVE ODOR
Any unpleasant, disgusting or putrid odor which offends the sensibility of or which interferes with the repose, health, comfort or welfare of a substantial segment of the community residing in residential districts adjacent to the building from which such offensive odor is emanating.
SUBSTANTIAL SEGMENT
Fifteen or more residents in such residential zone, whether or not such persons are members of the same household.
TOXIC OR NOXIOUS MATTER
Any solid, liquid or gaseous matter, including but not limited to gases, vapors, dusts, fumes and mists, containing properties which by chemical means are:
A. 
Inherently harmful and likely to destroy life or impair health; or
B. 
Likely to cause injury to the well-being of persons or damage to property.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation or any agent, officer or employee thereof to cause, allow or permit any land use which emits any offensive odor outside of such land or any building thereon in which such use is conducted.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation or any agent, officer or employee thereof to cause, allow or permit any land use which will cause any dissemination whatsoever of toxic or noxious matter outside such land or any building thereon in which such use is conducted.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation or any agent, officer or employee thereof to cause, allow or permit to escape into the open air such quantities of dense smoke, soot, ash, dust, steam, cinders, dirt, trade wastes or other pollution or noxious gas, in such place or manner as to cause, or have a natural tendency to cause, injury, detriment or annoyance to any person or persons or to the public, or to endanger the comfort and repose, health or safety of any person or persons, or the public, or in such manner as to cause or have a natural tendency to cause injury or damage to business or property.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation or any agent, officer or employee thereof to cause, allow or permit to escape into the air such quantities of dense smoke, soot, ash, dust, steam, cinders, dirt, trade wastes or other pollution or noxious gas in such place or manner as to cause, or have a natural tendency to cause, nuisance to persons residing in the vicinity.
Any police officer, member of the Sanitation Department, Building Inspector or persons designated by the Chief of Police or the Village Manager shall have the right and authority, at all reasonable times, to visit and inspect premises and machinery, equipment and appliances for the purpose of ascertaining the amount or character of fuel used and manner of using the same, and any fact or facts showing compliance with or violation of this chapter.
A violation of the foregoing shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both.