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Section: Jurisdiction; burden of proof

Statute: 13:1G-4.2

1. a. A siren or other sound emitting device used to alert firefighters or other emergency services personnel of a fire or other emergency shall be located no closer than 250 feet from any elementary school or adjacent school yard or playground, except that this prohibition shall not apply to any siren or sound emitting device that is located on the premises of a fire station or other facility operated by a local fire department or force or first aid, rescue or emergency squad. This subsection shall not apply to sirens or other sound emitting devices placed in service before July 16, 1992, and located in municipalities with a population of less than 25,000 persons and with a population density of more than 2,500 persons per square mile, according to the latest federal decennial census. Nothing in this subsection shall have the effect of restricting the use of a siren or other sound emitting device to alert the public of an emergency pursuant to the provisions of the emergency management act, P.L.1942, c.251 (C.App. A:9-33 et seq.), or any applicable federal laws or regulations pertaining to emergency planning and preparedness. b. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection and Energy shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this act pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.). L.1991,c.475,s.1; amended 1992,c.122.

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