N.J. Admin. Code § 7:9A-4.2 - Location generally

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

(a) The location and installation of each individual subsurface sewage disposal system and every part thereof shall be such that with reasonable maintenance, as required by N.J.A.C. 7:9A-12, it will function in a satisfactory manner and will not create a nuisance or source of foulness, pose a threat to public health or safety or the environment, or otherwise adversely affect the quality of surface water or groundwater.
(b) Individual subsurface sewage disposal systems shall not be located in such a manner that their functioning may be adversely affected by the following features unless the design adequately addresses the special limitations associated with these features and complies with all applicable local, State and Federal laws, regulations and ordinances.
1. Bedrock outcrops or areas with excessive stones;
2. Sink-holes;
3. Steep slopes showing signs of unstable soil such as landslide scars, slump blocks, fence posts or lower trunks of trees bending downslope;
4. Bare eroded ground, denuded of vegetation, or with deep wheel ruts;
5. Highly disturbed ground indicated by such features as remnants of foundations or pavements, buried building debris or buried plant remains;
6. Sand dunes;
7. Mine spoils, borrow pits, dumps or landfills;
8. Low-lying coastal areas exhibiting signs of tidal inundation or tidal marsh vegetation such as cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), salt-meadow grass (Spartina patens) or spike grass (Disticlis spicata);
9. Low-lying inland areas showing signs of ponding or freshwater wetland vegetation such as skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), tussock sedge (Carex stricta), cat-tails (Typha spp.), alders (Alnus spp.), or white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides); and
10. Flat low-lying areas adjoining streams.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:9A-4.2

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