Iowa Code § 455B.482 - Definitions

Cite as:Iowa Code § 455B.482
Currency:Current through 2020 Legislative Session

As used in this part unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Disposal" means the isolation of waste from the biosphere in a permanent facility designed for that purpose.

2. "Facilities" means land and improvements on land, buildings and other structures, and other appurtenances used for the management of solid, toxic, hazardous, or low-level radioactive wastes, including but not limited to waste collection sites, waste transfer stations, waste reclamation and recycling centers, waste processing centers, waste treatment centers, waste storage sites, waste reduction and compaction centers, waste incineration centers, waste detoxification centers, and waste disposal sites.

3. "Hazardous waste" means hazardous waste as defined in section 455B.411, subsection 3.

4. "Long-term monitoring and maintenance" means the continued observation and care of a facility after closure in order to ensure that the site poses no threat to the public health, the groundwater, and the environment. In the case of a low-level radioactive waste facility, the time period constituting "long-term" is the number of years of monitoring and maintenance based upon the half-life properties of the wastes, and in the case of a hazardous waste facility is the number of years based upon the projected active toxicity of the waste.

5. "Low-level radioactive waste" means low-level radioactive waste as defined in section 457B.1, article II, paragraph "m", and as defined in the federal Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2021.

6. "Management of waste" means the storage, transportation, treatment, or disposal of waste.

7. "Person" means person as defined in section 4.1. 7A. "Pollution prevention" means employment of a practice that reduces the industrial use of toxic substances or reduces the environmental and health hazards associated with an environmental waste without diluting or concentrating the waste before the release, handling, storage, transport, treatment, or disposal of the waste.

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