Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-448 - (Formerly Sec. 25-54bb). Pollution by chemical liquid, hazardous waste, oil or petroleum, waste oil or solid, liquid or gaseous products: Definitions

Cite as:Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-448
Currency:Current through the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions

For the purposes of sections 22a-133a to 22a-133j, inclusive, sections 22a-448 to 22a-454, inclusive, and section 22a-457a:

(1) "Chemical liquids" means any chemical, chemical solution or chemical mixture in liquid form;

(2) "Emergency" means any situation which requires state or local efforts to save lives and protect property and public health or safety or to avert or lessen the threat of disaster;

(3) "Hazardous waste" means any waste material which may pose a present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed of or otherwise managed including hazardous waste identified in accordance with Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, 42 USC 6901 et seq.;

(4) "Oil or petroleum" means oil or petroleum of any kind or in any form including, but not limited to, waste oils and distillation products such as fuel oil, kerosene, naphtha, gasoline and benzene, or their vapors;

(5) "Solid, liquid or gaseous products" means any substance or material including, but not limited to, hazardous chemicals, flammable liquids, explosives as defined in section 29-343, liquefied petroleum gas, as defined in section <codecitation statecd="CT" sessionyear="2018" datatype="S" title="" catchline=""Liquefied petroleum gas" defined">43-36</codecitation>, hazardous materials designated in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 USC 1801 et seq. and hazardous substances designated in accordance with Section 311 of the federal Water Pollution Control Act;</subsect>

(6) "Waste oil" means oil having a flash point at or above one hundred forty degrees Fahrenheit (sixty degrees Centigrade) which is no longer suitable for the services for which it was manufactured due to the presence of impurities or a loss of original properties, including, but not limited to, crude oil, fuel oil, lubricating oil, kerosene, diesel fuels, cutting oil, emulsions, hydraulic oils, polychlorinated biphenyls and other halogenated oils that have been discarded as waste or are recovered from oil separators, oil spills, tank bottoms or other sources;

(7) "Floating boom retention device" means a floating containment barrier used to contain floating oil or petroleum;

(8) "Hazardous chemicals" means (A) any materials that are highly flammable or that may react to cause fires or explosions, or which by their presence create or augment a fire or explosion hazard, or which because of their toxicity, flammability or liability to explosion render fire fighting abnormally dangerous or difficult; (B) flammable liquids that are chemically unstable and that may spontaneously form explosive compounds, or undergo spontaneous reactions of explosive violence, or with sufficient evolution of heat to be a fire hazard; or (C) such materials as compressed gases, liquefied gases, flammable solids, corrosive liquids, oxidizing materials, potentially explosive chemicals, highly toxic materials and poisonous gases;

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