[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates 11-2-1970 by Ord. No. 122 (Ch. 32 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Environmental Commission — See Ch. 25.
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Village of Great Neck Estates to maintain a reasonable degree of purity of its air resources, consistent with the public health, welfare and comfort of the residents of the Village and the protection of property and other resources, and to that end to require the use of all available practical and reasonable methods for preventing and controlling air pollution in the Village atmosphere.
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to safeguard the air resources of the Village of Great Neck Estates from pollution by controlling or abating air pollution existing when this chapter is enacted and preventing new air pollution under a program which is consistent with the above-stated declaration of policy.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AIR POLLUTION
- The presence in the atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in quantities, of characteristics and of a duration which are injurious to human, plant or animal life or to business or property or which interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life, property, health, repose, safety or welfare of persons.
- Open air existing in all space outside of buildings, stacks or exterior ducts.
- Any individual, public or private corporation, political subdivision, agency, board, department or bureau of the state or any political subdivision of the state, municipal corporation, partnership, association, firm, trust, organization, estate or any other legal entity whatsoever which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties, or any officer, agent or employee of any of the foregoing.
- REFUSE BURNING EQUIPMENT or INCINERATOR
- Equipment designed to burn garbage, rubbish and other wastes.
Commencing immediately, no person shall use, or permit the use or operation of, refuse burning equipment or incinerators for the destruction of refuse without first obtaining an operating certificate issued by the Commissioner of Health of the Nassau County Department of Health.
Commencing immediately, no person shall cause or permit the installation or construction of any refuse burning equipment or incinerator for the destruction of refuse in any building or structure being erected or constructed within the Village.
Commencing October 1, 1973, no person shall use or permit the use or operation of refuse burning equipment or incinerators for the destruction of refuse.