Township of Hamilton, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Hamilton as Ch. 46 of the 1994 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 260.
A. 
The Township has a preeminent obligation to ensure the well-being of all of its citizens, and it is hereby declared that prompt notification of environmental events within the Township will facilitate ready evaluation of any potential risk to the public and further appropriate emergency response activity and dissemination of information to the public, furthering fulfillment of important governmental objectives.
B. 
The provisions in this chapter are to be liberally construed to effectuate the purposes of this chapter.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT
An incident, occurrence or condition existing on any property in connection with which the owner or person having control of such property has an affirmative obligation arising under federal or state law to take remedial action or report such incident, occurrence or condition to the State Department of Environmental Protection or the United States Environmental Protection Agency or any other governmental agency or entity having jurisdiction.
An environmental event must be reported to the Township Division of Police within 30 minutes of occurrence by the property owner or other person otherwise having control of the property.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be punished in accordance with Chapter1, General Provisions, § 1-2, Violations; penalties, of the Code of the Township of Hamilton.