[1973 Code § BH:5-1; New]
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems, the issuance of licenses or permits to locate, construct, empty or clean such systems, and fixing penalties for the violation thereof is hereby adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, P.L. 1950; N.J.A.C. 7:9A "Standards for Individual Sewage Disposal System." A copy of the code is annexed to and made a part of this chapter without the inclusion of the text herein.
[1973 Code § BH:5-2; New]
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as N.J.A.C. 7:9A "Standards for Individual Sewage Disposal System."
[1973 Code § BH:5-3; New]
Three (3) copies of N.J.A.C. 7:9A "Standards for Individual Sewage Disposal System" have been placed on file in the offices of the Secretary of the Board of Health and the Borough Clerk for the use and examination of the public.
[1973 Code § BH:5-4]
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 has been issued by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health may issue a permit if the application for it is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the individual sewage disposal system as proposed is in compliance with the code.
[1973 Code § BH:5-5]
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 Board of Health issues 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 sewage disposal system.
The Board of Health may issue a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a written statement 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 aforesaid code.
[1973 Code § BH:5-6]
Persons shall not engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any other place used for the reception or storage of human excrement who do 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 (1) year from the date of issuance but may be renewed by the Board of Health. A 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 license for such removal has been obtained from the Board of Health.
[1973 Code § BH:5-7]
In case any license, permit or certificate required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within fifteen (15) days after request therefor is made by the applicant. After the hearing the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within fifteen (15) days after the date of the hearing.
[1973 Code § BH:5-8]
The Board 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 which is necessary to remedy the violation, and thereafter the work continued without any violation of the provisions of the code. After issuance of such an order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of the disposal system, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
[1973 Code § BH:5-9; New]
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
Septic System Application — $250. Cost of application shall include plan review related to a new or alteration of any existing system and a certification of compliance. Percolation and water tests are to be performed by a licensed contractor/engineer and are at the expense of the homeowner.
For the issuance of a permit to clean or empty any receptacle used for the reception or storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter, no fee.