Borough of Old Tappan, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Old Tappan 9-19-2005 by Ord. No. 891-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sanitary sewers — See Ch. 198.
Individual sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 293.
The purpose of this article is to prohibit the spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operated by the Borough, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article 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.
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 or other public body and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
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.
The spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater, including but not limited to the blowing or disposal of leaves or grass clippings, into the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough 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.
The following activities are not prohibited by this article:
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 noncontact 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; and,
I. 
Flows from rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
(1) 
Equipment.
(a) 
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following their use for their intended purposes; and
(b) 
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.
(2) 
Rinsing of equipment as noted in the above situation is limited to exterior, undercarriage and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
This article shall be enforced by the Police Department and the Department of Public Works.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
The purpose of this article is to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article 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, 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, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough, unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer 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 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, N.J.A.C. 7:14A.
NONCONTACT COOLING WATER
Water used to reduce 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. Noncontact 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, byproduct or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than noncontact 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.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough any domestic sewage, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
This article shall be enforced by the Police Department and the Department of Public Works.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000. Every day in which a violation of this article exists shall constitute a separate violation.