N.J. Admin. Code § 5:71-1.4 - Definitions

(a) As used in this chapter

"Act" means the Uniform Fire Safety Act ( P.L. 1983, c.383, 52:27D-192 et seq.).

"Board of Appeals" means the Construction Code Board of Appeals created by the State Uniform Construction Code Act ( P.L. 1975, c.217, 52:27D-119 et seq.).

"Code" or "fire code" means the Uniform Fire Code adopted as N.J.A.C. 5:70.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.

"County enforcing agency" means a county fire marshall designated by a board of chosen freeholders to enforce the Code.

"Department" means the Department of Community Affairs.

"Division" means the Division of Fire Safety of the Department of Community Affairs.

"Fire company" means a private volunteer organization established for the purpose of fighting fires.

"Fire department" means a paid, part paid or volunteer fire-fighting force, body or agency established by ordinance as a division of municipal government, or one or more volunteer fire companies that have contracted with a municipality to provide fire protection. A fire district shall be treated as a fire department for all purposes herein, but no fire fighting force, body or agency within the territorial jurisdiction of a fire district shall in any case be deemed to be a fire department.

"Fire district" means a district established pursuant to 40A:14-70.

"Fire Inspector" means a person working under the direction of the fire official who is certified by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs and appointed or designated to enforce the Code by the appointing authority of a local enforcing agency.

"Fire Official" means a person certified by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs and appointed or designated to direct the enforcement of the Code. This term shall also include "Fire Marshall" where the fire official has been appointed pursuant to 5:71-3.2.

"Fire subcode official" means the official appointed pursuant to the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code to enforce the Fire Protection Subcode.

"Local enforcing agency" means a municipal agency, fire department, fire district, or county fire marshal authorized by municipal ordinance to enforce the act within a specific local jurisdiction; or where such authorization has not been granted by local ordinance, it means the Department of Community Affairs. "Local enforcing agency" shall also mean and include a county fire marshal authorized by ordinance or resolution of the board of chosen freeholders to enforce the act in county facilities. With regard to enforcement of the act in premises owned or maintained by the State of New Jersey or any of its boards, commissions, agencies or authorities, "local enforcing agency" shall mean the Division.

"Life hazard use" means any life hazard use designated by the Code as defined in 5:70-1.5.

"Owner" means a person who owns, purports to own, manages, rents, leases, or exercises control over a building, structure, premises or use or any portion thereof.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 5:71-1.4
Amended by R.1991 d.359, effective 7/15/1991.
See: 23 New Jersey Register 1235(a), 23 New Jersey Register 2122(b).
Definition of fire inspector added.
Amended by R.1993 d.628, effective 12/6/1993.
See: 25 New Jersey Register 4363(a), 25 New Jersey Register 5466(a).
Amended by R.1995 d.58, effective 3/6/1995.
See: 26 New Jersey Register 4258(a), 27 New Jersey Register 878(b).
Emergency amendment, R.2000 d.402, effective 9/8/2000 (to expire November 7, 2000).
See: 32 New Jersey Register 3647(a)
In "Local enforcing agency", inserted last sentence.
Adopted concurrent proposal, R.2000 d.486, effective 11/6/2000.
See: 32 New Jersey Register 3647(a), 32 New Jersey Register 4310(a).
Readopted provisions of R.2000 d.402 without change.

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