Town of Islesboro, ME
Waldo County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Islesboro 7-29-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewage disposal — See Ch. 45, § 45-102.
Sewage disposal at campsites — See Ch. 125, § 125-47.
Septic waste disposal — See Ch. 125, § 125-52.
200a Attachment Fees
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Septage Disposal Control Ordinance for the Town Of Islesboro."
A. 
Declaration of purpose.
(1) 
This chapter is designed to control septage disposal in the Town of Islesboro by providing for the establishment and enforcement of rules and regulations, establishing limitations, prohibiting certain acts causing septage disposal problems and providing for fines for violations of the provision of this chapter.
(2) 
The implementation of this chapter supports the following desired outcomes: to preserve and protect environmental resources and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Islesboro.
B. 
Statement of authority. This chapter is adopted pursuant to 30-A M.R.S.A § 3001 et seq.
[Amended 6-6-2012]
A. 
The Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to establish detailed operating rules and regulations for all septage disposal and holding facilities. The rules and regulations shall be reviewed and revised as required to satisfy the needs of the municipality and with changes in state and federal regulations. These rules and regulations will become effective upon enactment at a Special Town Meeting, July 2002. These rules and regulations shall be prominently displayed at the septage disposal field and Transfer Station and be on file at the Town Office.
B. 
The use of the disposal facilities by any person shall be in compliance with these rules and regulations. Any person who violates any of these rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Selectmen shall be denied access to the facilities until the person complies with the rules and regulations and/or until the Board of Selectmen has had the opportunity to hear the complaint.
The only acceptable waste to be deposited at the municipal facilities is septage as defined in § 200-9 of this chapter. There shall be no disposal of sludge (as defined in § 200-9 of this chapter) at any of the disposal facilities.
The Board of Selectmen has the right to set standards on the acceptance of septage and to refuse to accept sludge which comes from any commercial, industrial, or any unidentified sources.
Included in the Attachment: Deposition Procedures[1] are the deposition procedures at the time of ordinance adoption. They have been written to protect the environment and the users and to meet current (at the time of adoption) state and federal regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: The attachment is included at the end of this chapter.
The Board of Selectmen shall establish appropriate fees.[1] Fees are effective with adoption of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: See the attachment at the end of this chapter.
A. 
The Public Works Foreman and Codes Enforcement Officer shall enforce this chapter and shall inform the Town Manager of any violations of this chapter. The Town Manager shall take any action necessary to enforce the chapter and, upon authorization of the Board of Selectmen, may institute legal or equitable proceedings to enforce this chapter.
B. 
At the discretion of the Board of Selectmen, any person violating any provision of this chapter shall commit a civil violation, punishable by a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $500. Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. Any fines collected shall accrue to the Town of Islesboro.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FACILITY
The Town of Islesboro septage disposal field and holding tanks; currently under DEP-approved license.
NONHAZARDOUS WASTE
Any solid waste, special waste or septage that is not regulated as a hazardous waste under Chapters 850 to 857 of the DEP rules.
SEPTAGE
Waste, refuse, effluent, sludge and any other materials from septic tanks, cesspools or any other similar facilities. It can further be defined as a mixture of liquids and solids derived from residential sanitary wastewater, and includes sanitary wastewater from tanks connected to commercial and institutional establishments which have inputs similar to residential wastewater. Septage also includes wastes derived from portable toilets and wastes derived from municipal primary treatment facilities that use a sand filtering system.
SLUDGE
Nonhazardous solid, semisolid or liquid waste generated from a municipal, commercial or industrial wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant or wet-process air pollution control facility or any other waste having similar characteristics and effect. The term does not include industrial discharges that are point sources subject to permits under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1342 (1999), as amended. It does not include wastes derived from municipal primary treatment facilities that use a sand filtering system.
The provisions of this chapter shall supersede all other local laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules, or regulations contrary thereto or in conflict therewith.
[Amended 6-6-2012]
This chapter and its attachments may be amended by the Board of Selectmen after notice and public hearing and approval at a Town Meeting.