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The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context indicates otherwise.
(1) "Junk vehicle" means a motor vehicle certified under RCW 46.55.230 as meeting all the following requirements:
(a) Is three years old or older;
(b) Is extensively damaged, such damage including but not limited to any of the following: A broken window or windshield or missing wheels, tires, motor, or transmission;
(c) Is apparently inoperable;
(d) Is without a valid, current registration plate;
(e) Has a fair market value equal only to the value of the scrap in it.
(2) "Scrap processor" means a licensed establishment that maintains a hydraulic baler and shears, or a shredder for recycling salvage.
(3) "Demolish" means to destroy completely by use of a hydraulic baler and shears, or a shredder.
(4) "Hulk hauler" means any person who deals in vehicles for the sole purpose of transporting and/or selling them to a licensed vehicle wrecker or scrap processor in substantially the same form in which they are obtained. A hulk hauler may not sell secondhand motor vehicle parts to anyone other than a licensed vehicle wrecker or scrap processor, except for those parts specifically enumerated in RCW 46.79.020(2), as now or hereafter amended, which may be sold to a licensed vehicle wrecker or disposed of at a public facility for waste disposal.
(5) "Director" means the director of licensing.
(6) "Major component parts" include engines and short blocks, frames, transmissions or transfer cases, cabs, doors, front or rear differentials, front or rear clips, quarter panels or fenders, bumpers, truck beds or boxes, seats, and hoods.
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