[Adopted by Ord. No. H-9-64 (Ch. XIX, Sec. 19-5, of the 1986 Revised General Ordinances); amended in its entirety 3-7-2013 by Ord. No. 05-13]
The purpose of this article is to set forth a code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems. The issuance of licenses and permits to locate, construct, empty or clean the systems and fixing penalties for the violation thereof is adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, P.L. 1950 (N.J.A.C. 7:9A). A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part of this article without inclusion of the text thereof in this article.
The code established and adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems."
Three copies of the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of the Department of Health upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file in the office for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the sewage disposal system shall have been issued by the Department of Health.
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 sewage disposal until the Department 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 code.
In case any license, permit or certification required by this article is denied by the Department of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Department within 15 days after the request therefor is made by the applicant, and, upon such hearing, the Department of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.
The Department 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 such violation, and thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and after issuance of any such order and the service of a copy 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.
Fees and charges are established in order to defray the cost to the Township for the filing of plans, processing, and inspection of sewage disposal systems for residential and for commercial properties, as set forth in Chapter 235, Fees. The permits under this article shall expire one year from the date of issue. The renewal fee for the reissuance of the aforesaid permits shall be as set forth in Chapter 235, Fees. Reinspection fees are set forth in Chapter 235, Fees.
Any person violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this article or the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the general penalty as established in § 1-3 of the Code of the Township of Mine Hill.