[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Fredon 4-6-1970 (Ch. BH-IV of the 1972 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewerage disposal systems, 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 hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The Code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963)."
Three copies of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) have been placed on file in the office of the secretary of the Board of Health and will remain on file for the use and examination of the public.
Permit to locate.
[Amended by Ord. No. BH:1-76]
No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the sewerage disposal system shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health may issue a permit for one year to locate, construct or alter an individual sewerage system if an application for the same is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the individual sewerage system as proposed is in compliance with the Code.
In the event a permit to operate has not been issued, as hereinafter set forth, within one year from the date the permit to locate is issued, the permit to locate shall terminate and a new application shall be filed for a new permit to locate.
Permit to operate.
New individual 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 sewerage disposal, until the Board of Health shall have issued 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 aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alterations to an existing individual sewerage disposal system.
The Board of Health may issue such a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing signed by him to the Board of Health that the disposal system has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the code.
Permit to empty.
No person 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 does not hold a license to engage in such business issued by the Board of Health. Such 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 any rule or ordinance of the Board of Health.
The contents of any septic tank, cesspool, privy or other receptacle containing human excrement shall not be removed until a permit for such removal has been obtained from the Board of Health.
In case any permit or certification 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 therefor is made by the applicant and upon such hearing the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any individual sewerage disposal system, which is being erected or installed in violation of the Code to be stopped, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation, and thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the Code. After issuance of any such order thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of any such disposal system, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
[Amended 4-1-1974; Ord. No. 97-01]
An individual may apply for the observation, inspection and recording of a soil log by the Board of Health or its authorized agent without applying for a permit to construct or alter a sewage disposal system. A fee for a site inspection plus a fee per test hole shall be charged. Fees and charges shall be as set forth in § 245-2A herein.