(1)“Advisory board” means the pollution prevention advisory board created in section 25-16.5-104.
(2)“By-product” means all toxic or hazardous substances, other than a product, that are generated from production processes prior to recycling, handling, treatment, disposal, or release.
(3)“Department” means the department of public health and environment.
(4)“Federal act” means the federal “Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act of 1986”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 11001 et seq., Title III of the federal “Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986”, Pub.L. 99-499, as amended.
(5)“Hazardous substance” or “toxic substance” means those chemicals defined as hazardous substances under section 313 of the federal “Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986” (SARA Title III) and sections 101(14) and 102 of the federal “Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980” (CERCLA), as amended.
(6)“Pollution prevention” means any practice which reduces the use of any hazardous substance or amount of any pollutant or contaminant prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal, and reduces the hazards to public health and the environment associated with the use or release or both of such substances, pollutants, or contaminants.
(7)“Production process” means a process, line, method, activity, or technique, or a series or combinations of such processes, necessary to and integral to making a product or providing a service, and does not include waste management activities.
(8)“Small and medium-sized business” means a business which has five hundred or fewer employees and which has gross annual sales of seventy-five million dollars or less.
(9)“Toxics use reduction” means changes in production processes, products, or raw materials that reduce, avoid, or eliminate the use of toxic or hazardous substances and the generation of hazardous by-products per unit of production, so as to reduce the overall risks to the health of workers, consumers, or the environment without creating new risks of concern.
(10)“Waste management” means the recycling, treatment, handling, transfer, controlled release, cleanup, and disposal of waste, and the containment of accidents and spills.
(11)“Waste reduction” and “source reduction” mean any practice which reduces the amount of any hazardous substances, pollutant, or contaminant entering any waste stream or otherwise being released into the environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal, and reduces the hazards to public health and the environment associated with the release of such substances, pollutants, or contaminants. The terms include equipment or technology modifications, process or procedure modifications, reformulation or redesign of products, substitution of raw materials, and improvements in housekeeping, maintenance, training, or inventory control. The term “source reduction” does not include any practice which alters the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics or the volume of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant through a process or activity which itself is not integral to and necessary for the production of a product or the providing of a service.
Section 25-16.5-103 — Definitions,
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