[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rockville Centre 2-22-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971 as Ch. 107 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to permit the emission of any dense smoke from any source whatever longer than two minutes and greater in density than described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart, published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to permit the escape of such quantities of soot, cinders, noxious acids, fumes and gases in such places or manner as to be detrimental to any person or to the public or to endanger the health, comfort or safety of any such person or of the public or in such a manner as to cause or have a tendency to cause injury or damage to property or business.
No new fuel-burning plant nor reconstruction, repair, addition or alteration to any existing fuel-burning plant for producing power or heat or either of them, or refuse-burning equipment nor any stack or furnace connected with such refuse-burning equipment, shall be installed, erected, reconstructed, repaired, added to or altered until plans and specifications of the same have been filed by the owner or contractor with the office of the building official of the Village of Rockville Centre and a permit issued by such office.
Privately owned incinerators shall be operated and maintained in accordance with the following regulations:
Incinerators shall be operated only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Before lighting, enough material must be removed to clear the flue; also, all smoke-producing material such as linoleum, paint cans, oily rags, plastic and leather goods must be removed.
All incinerators must be lighted from the top of the pile.
If the incinerator has a gas burner, it must be burning when the incinerator is in use.
All doors must be closed and air slide adjusted to avoid too much draft up the stack. Fire must be kept hot, but not roaring or noisy.
The contents of the firebox must not be disturbed while a hot fire is burning.
Materials must not be dropped in the incinerator while there is an active fire.
Incinerator chimney must be inspected by the operator while incinerator is burning. If smoke odors or fly ash are being emitted, proper adjustments must be made.
All incinerator fire must be extinguished before 5:00 p.m. and ashes removed from the firebox.
The secondary combustion and the settling chamber must be cleaned at least twice a week and when the incinerator is cold.
Overloading of refuse within the firebox shall be prohibited.
For any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the owner, general agent or contractor of a building or premises where such violations have been committed or shall exist, and the lessee or tenant of an entire building or entire premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, and the owner, general agent, contractor, lessee or tenant of any part of the building or premises in which part such violation has been committed or shall exist, and the general agent, architect, builder, contractor or any other person who knowingly commits, takes part or assists in any such violation or who maintains any building or premises in which any such violation exists, shall be subject to the penalties specified in § 1-2 of the Code of the Village of Rockville Centre.