70.105E.020  <<  70.105E.030 >>   70.105E.040

Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Dangerous waste" has the same meaning as the term is defined in RCW 70.105.010.
(2) "Department" means the department of ecology.
(3) "Dispose" or "disposal" have the same meanings as the terms are defined in RCW 70.105.010.
(4) "Facility" has the same meaning as the term is defined in RCW 70.105.010.
(5) "Hanford" means the geographic area comprising the Hanford nuclear reservation, owned and operated by the United States department of energy, or any successor federal agency.
(6) "Hazardous substance" has the same meaning as the term is defined in RCW 70.105D.020.
(7) "Hazardous waste" means and includes all dangerous and extremely hazardous waste, as those terms are defined in RCW 70.105.010.
(8) "Local government" means a city, town, or county.
(9) "Mixed waste" or "mixed radioactive and hazardous waste" means any hazardous substance or dangerous or extremely hazardous waste that contains both a nonradioactive hazardous component and a radioactive component, including any such substances that have been released to the environment, or pose a threat of future release, in a manner that may expose persons or the environment to either the nonradioactive or radioactive hazardous substances.
(10) "Mixed waste surcharge" means an additional charge for the purposes of local government and public participation in decisions relating to mixed waste facilities: Added to the service charge assessed under RCW 70.105.280 against those facilities that store, treat, incinerate, or dispose of mixed wastes; or against facilities at which mixed wastes have been released, or which are undergoing closure pursuant to chapter 70.105 RCW or remedial action pursuant to chapter 70.105D RCW.
(11) "Person" has the same meaning as the term is defined in RCW 70.105D.020.
(12) "Release" has the same meaning as the term is defined in RCW 70.105D.020.
(13) "Remedy or remedial action" have the same meanings as the terms are defined in RCW 70.105D.020.
(14) "Site" means the contiguous geographic area under the same ownership, lease, or operation where a facility is located, or where there has been a release of hazardous substances. In the event of a release of hazardous substances, "site" includes any area, or body of surface or ground water, where a hazardous substance has been deposited, stored, disposed of, placed, migrated to, or otherwise come to be located.
(15) Unless otherwise defined, or the context indicates otherwise, terms not defined in this section have the same meaning as defined in chapter 70.105 RCW, when used in this chapter.
[2005 c 1 ยง 3 (Initiative Measure No. 297, approved November 2, 2004).]

NOTES:

Reviser's note: As to the constitutionality of this section, see note following chapter digest.
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