Township of Maurice River, NJ
Cumberland County
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Editor's Note: See also Chapter 18, Forestry.
[Ord. No. 393 § 1]
As used in this section:
DEP
Shall mean the Department of Environmental Protection.
MONITORING WELL
Shall mean a well installed at the request of the Township Committee, County Board of Health or appropriate authority to measure, by on-site instruments or laboratory methods in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.1 et seq., the effect of land application of sludge/septage on Township water.
PCB
Shall mean polychlorinated biphenyl.
PPM
Shall mean parts per million.
SEPTAGE
Shall mean the combination of liquid and solid residues resulting from the treatment or waterborne domestic waste in individual subsurface sewage disposal systems.
SITE
Shall man the land located in the Township where application of sludge or septage is found to have improperly occurred or to have occurred prior to the adoption of this section.
SLUDGE
Shall mean the solid residue and associated liquid resulting from physical, chemical or biological treatment of waste water.
[Ord. No. 393 § 2]
No sludge or septage as defined within this section shall be applied to land anywhere within the borders of Maurice River Township.
[Ord. No. 393 § 3]
As stated in subsection 17-1.2, no material or other excrement shall be applied to any site in the Township. An application shall be considered sludge or septage if the materials contain any of the following in excess of the below amounts, these amount shall be considered to be sludge or septage as prohibited by this section; application of the same shall be considered a violation of this section.
Substance
Limits
PCB
0.5 PPM
Cesium
5 PPM
Copper
250 PPM
Lead
250 PPM
Nickel
50 PPM
Zinc
500 PPM
Chromium
250 PPM
Arsenic
1 PPM
Mercury
1 PPM
Cyanide
1 PPM
Toxic organic compound
5 PPM
Oil and grease
1% of total
Toxaphene
Prohibited Element
[Ord. No. 393 § 4]
a. 
The Township Committee, upon its own initiative with input from the Township Engineer, or at the request of a member of the public, or any existing Township Board of Health, County Board of Health, or other State entity may request that an individual cause to be installed, at the individual's expense, monitoring wells on any site determined to have had applied thereto material in excess of the amounts as listed in subsection 17-1.3. The number of monitoring wells and their locations will be at the discretion of the Township Committee upon recommendation of the Township Engineer or County Board of Health.
b. 
These wells will be monitored and tested periodically by the Township Committee or assignee at the expense of the landowner or operator in order to determine the existence of any substances which exceed the limits set forth in subsection 17-1.3, or which would otherwise cause pollution of Township waters. The cost of these tests will be paid for by the owner of the land on which the tests are taken. The choice of testing entity shall rest with the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 393 § 5]
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer or other such designee of the Township Committee; additionally any County or State Official may enforce the terms and conditions of this section.
[Ord. No. 393 § 6; New]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of section or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty as stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5 with a minimum penalty established of one hundred ($100.00) dollars. The penalty so incurred shall be collected and enforced by summary proceedings for the collection of the penalty pursuant to the Penalty Enforcement Law. See N.J.S.A. 2A:58-1 et seq. In addition to the above penalties, the individual who has allowed an illegal application may be required to reimburse the Township for any cost incurred in clean up of the location.