N.J. Admin. Code § 7:9A-12.8 - Abandoned systems

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) When it is necessary to abandon a system or components of a system in place for any reason other than connection to a sanitary sewer line, all septic tanks, dosing tanks, seepage pits, dry wells and cesspools which are to be abandoned shall be emptied of wastes and filled completely with gravel, stones or soil material in a manner which is acceptable to the administrative authority. In cases where the individual subsurface sewage disposal system, or components thereof, is being abandoned due to the connection of the facility to a sanitary sewer line, the local plumbing inspector shall ensure the system is abandoned in accordance with the requirements of this section.
(b) Gravel filter material, fill material, soil or other similar material from an abandoned individual subsurface sewage disposal system that is removed from the ground shall be managed as follows:
1. If the abandoned system served single family or multi-family dwelling unit(s), the material shall be either:
i. Placed into trenches or pits excavated on the property and covered using the soil removed during the excavation of the trenches or pits; or
ii. Disposed of, or reused beneficially, in accordance with the New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act, 13:1E-1 et seq., and implementing rules at N.J.A.C. 7:26; or
2. If the abandoned system served a commercial, industrial or any facility other than single family or multi-family dwelling unit(s), the material shall be disposed of, or reused beneficially, in accordance with the New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act, 13:1E-1 et seq., and implementing rules at N.J.A.C. 7:26.
(c) Any system components, other than the material described at (b) above, from an abandoned individual subsurface sewage disposal system that are removed from the ground shall be disposed of, or reused beneficially, in accordance with the New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act, 13:1D-1 et seq., and implementing rules at N.J.A.C. 7:26.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:9A-12.8
Amended by R.1994 d.469, effective 9/19/1994.
See: 26 New Jersey Register 2715(a), 26 New Jersey Register 3829(a).
Amended by R.1999 d.314, effective 9/20/1999.
See: 31 New Jersey Register 1416(a), 31 New Jersey Register 2741(a).
In (a), deleted "removed or" following "wastes and" in the first sentence; rewrote (b) and added (c).

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