Township of Burlington, NJ
Burlington County
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[Adopted 6-21-1967 (Sec. 7:2 of the 1975 General Ordinances)]
[Amended 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-OR-025]
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance, and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewerage disposal systems, the issuance of permits to locate, construct, empty or clean said systems, and fixing penalties for the violation thereof is hereby adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, P.L. 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 69.6), which is incorporated herein by reference.
The said code established and adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1989)."
[Amended 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-OR-025]
Three copies of the said Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey, latest edition, have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk or other similar officer of the Township upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file in said office for the use and examination of the public and is incorporated herein by reference.
The enforcement officials for this article shall be those permitted by law.
[Amended 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-OR-025]
All persons desiring permits or licenses shall submit applications on forms approved by the Burlington County Health Department.
A. 
To engage in the business of emptying sewers: Persons shall not engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any place used for the reception or storage of human excrement who do not hold a license to engage in such business issued by the Burlington County Health Department. Such licenses shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance but may be renewed by the Burlington County Health Department. Said license may be revoked for failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the code or any rule of the Burlington County Health Department.
B. 
To remove sewerage. The contents of any septic tank, cesspool, privy or other receptacle containing human excrement shall not be removed until a permit for such removal has been obtained from the Burlington County Health Department.
[Amended 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-OR-025]
In case any permit or certification required by this article is denied by the Burlington County Health Department, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Burlington County Health Department within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and upon such hearing the Burlington County Health Department shall take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 7:2-7, Fees and payment, which previously followed this section, was deleted 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-OR-025.
[Amended 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-OR-025]
The Burlington County Health Department may order all further work in and about any individual sewerage 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 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.