Borough of Old Forge, PA
Lackawanna County
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It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or cause foul or offensive odors, fumes, gases, fly ash or smoke in the maintenance or operation of an incinerator.
A. 
Odors.
(1) 
Odors shall be considered offensive when any odor similar to that of burning paper, garbage or other cellulose material is emitted from the incinerator chimney and is detectable at a distance of more than 25 feet from the incinerator chimney or at a location of a citizen complaint, whichever is a greater distance.
(2) 
Exception. One period not to exceed 10 minutes in any consecutive twenty-four-hour period will be permitted for the purpose of bringing the incinerator up to the required discharge gas temperature.
B. 
Fly ash and any other emissions shall be considered offensive when the particulate matter in the combustion gases discharged from the chimney or at any convenient measuring point in the chimney or in the chimney connection from the incinerator to the chimney exceeds the criteria set forth in the Municipal Waste Combustor Standards and New Source Performance Standards, as promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as amended, including but not limited to the Emission Reduction Schedule, which is attached hereto as Exhibit A[1] and made part hereof by incorporation.
(1) 
The combustion of lead-acid vehicle batteries and household batteries is prohibited.
(2) 
Any and all incinerator chief facility operators and shift supervisors shall be operator certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
(3) 
The owner/operator of the incinerator plant is required to develop a manual for proper operation and maintenance of the combustor and review that manual with employees responsible for operation of the combustor on an annual basis.
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file and available for inspection in the office of the Borough Clerk.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or cause to be burned in any incinerator permitted by this chapter materials or items with an aggregate weight exceeding 187.50 tons for any seven-day period. It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to limit incineration to 187.50 tons per week.
[Amended 5-31-1994]
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or cause to be burned in any incinerator permitted by this chapter any infectious medical or red bag waste materials within two linear miles of any residential area in the Borough of Old Forge.