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I. Title of Regulation

Pet Waste Control

II. Objective of Regulation

To establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste at Brookdale Community College, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.

III. Regulation Statement

All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet’s solid waste deposited on College property.

a. Immediate – shall mean that the pet solid waste is removed at once, without delay.

b. Owner/Keeper – any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any pet or otherwise have custody of any pet, whether or not the owner of such pet.

c. Person – any individual (including but not limited to a College student; visiting faculty member or other visitor; guest; professional member of the College’s academic, administrative, or teaching staff; or other College officer, agent, or employee), corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State whose conduct on College property is subject to regulation by the College.

d. Pet – a domesticated animal kept for amusement or companionship rather than utility.

e. Pet solid waste – waste matter expelled from the bowels of the pet; excrement.

f. Proper disposal – placement in a designated waste receptacle, or other suitable container, and discarded in a refuse container which is regularly emptied by the College or some other refuse collector; or disposal into a system designed to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and disposal.

g. College – Brookdale Community College.

h. College property – Lands and buildings owned or controlled by Brookdale Community College.

Exemptions: Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistance animal shall be exempt from the provisions of this regulation while such animal is being used for that purpose.

Violations:

a. Any College student who is found to be in violation of this regulation shall be subject to official warning, disciplinary probation, suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions in accordance with the College’s Student Conduct Code.

b. Any College officer, staff member, employee, or agent who is found to be in violation of this regulation shall be subject to dismissal, removal, reduction of salary, suspension, demotion, or other disciplinary action in accordance with applicable New Jersey statutes and relevant contracts or agreements.

c. Any other person who has entered into a contract or agreement with the College to provide equipment, materials, supplies, or services on College property, and who is found to be in violation of this regulation, shall be subject to sanctions in accordance with the contract or agreement.

d. Any visitor, guest, or other person who is not identified under V.a, V.b, or V.c above, and  who is found to be in violation of this regulation, is subject to ejection from College property and, if the person refuses to leave after being asked to leave, to prosecution for criminal trespass under N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3.

V. Responsibility for Implementation

Officers of the College.


Date: 4/2007

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