[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Clinton as Ch. BH-VII of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971; revised and readopted at time of adoption of Code 4-15-1985 by Ord. No. BH-85-1 (see Ch. 148, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems and 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 herein.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1953)."
Three copies of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the offices of he Secretary of the Board of Health and the Town 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 thereof is 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 proposed design of the individual sewage disposal system is in compliance with the code.
Certificate required. New individual sewage 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 a system for sewage disposal, until the Board of Health issues 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 code. Issuance of a certificate shall not be required for alterations to an existing individual sewage disposal system.
Issuance of certificate. The Board of Health may issue a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits to the Board of Health a written statement signed by him 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. No persons shall 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 issued by the Board of Health to engage in such business. 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 of any rule or regulation 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 a license, permit or certificate 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 thereafter.
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. 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 fees and charges concerning individual sewage disposal systems shall be as provided in Chapter 73, Fees.