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Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Biosolids" means municipal sewage sludge or septic tank septage sludge that meets the requirements of chapter 70A.226 RCW.
(2) "Compost products" means mulch, soil amendments, ground cover, or other landscaping material derived from the biological or mechanical conversion of biosolids or cellulose-containing waste materials.
(3) "Department" means the department of enterprise services.
(4) "Director" means the director of the department of enterprise services.
(5) "Local government" means a city, town, county, special purpose district, school district, or other municipal corporation.
(6) "Lubricating oil" means petroleum-based oils for reducing friction in engine parts and other mechanical parts.
(7) "Mixed waste paper" means assorted low-value grades of paper that have not been separated into individual grades of paper at the point of collection.
(8) "Municipal sewage sludge" means a semisolid substance consisting of settled sewage solids combined with varying amounts of water and dissolved materials generated from a publicly owned wastewater treatment plant.
(9) "Paper and paper products" means all items manufactured from paper or paperboard.
(10) "Postconsumer waste" means a material or product that has served its intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery by a final consumer.
(11) "Procurement officer" means the person that has the primary responsibility for procurement of materials or products.
(12) "Recycled content product" or "recycled product" means a product containing recycled materials.
(13) "Recycled materials" means waste materials and by-products that have been recovered or diverted from solid waste and that can be utilized in place of a raw or virgin material in manufacturing a product and consists of materials derived from postconsumer waste, manufacturing waste, industrial scrap, agricultural wastes, and other items, all of which can be used in the manufacture of new or recycled products.
(14) "Re-refined oils" means used lubricating oils from which the physical and chemical contaminants acquired through previous use have been removed through a refining process. Re-refining may include distillation, hydrotreating, or treatments employing acid, caustic, solvent, clay, or other chemicals, or other physical treatments other than those used in reclaiming.
(15) "State agency" means all units of state government, including divisions of the governor's office, the legislature, the judiciary, state agencies and departments, correctional institutions, vocational technical institutions, and universities and colleges.
(16) "USEPA product standards" means the product standards of the United States environmental protection agency for recycled content published in the Code of Federal Regulations.


Explanatory statement2021 c 65: See note following RCW 53.54.030.
Effective datePurpose2011 1st sp.s. c 43: See notes following RCW 43.19.003.
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