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Section: Definitions.

Statute: 13:1E-179

3. As used in this act: "Class of low-level radioactive waste" means a designation of low-level radioactive waste by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission based on the concentration of specific radionuclides in the waste; "Commission" means the Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission created pursuant to Article IV of P.L.1983, c.329 (C.32:31-5); "Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection; "Disposal" means the isolation of low-level radioactive waste from the biosphere for the hazardous life of the waste; "Facility" means the land, buildings, equipment, and improvements used or developed for the treatment, storage, or disposal of the low-level radioactive wastes generated within the party states to the Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact; "Low-level radioactive waste" means radioactive waste that (1) is neither high-level waste nor spent fuel, nor by-product material as defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of 42 U.S.C. s.2014; and (2) is classified by the federal government as low-level waste, consistent with existing law; but does not include waste generated as a result of atomic energy defense activities of the federal government, as defined in the "Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act," Pub.L.96-573 (42 U.S.C. s.2021b et seq.) and the "Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985," Pub.L.99-240 (42 U.S.C. s.2021b et seq.) or federal research and development activities; "Plan" means the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Plan adopted by the department pursuant to section 10 of P.L.1987, c.333 (C.13:1E-186); "Region" means the geographical area encompassed by the combined jurisdictions of the party states to the Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact; "Site" means both the physical location with a buffer zone and the technology employed to isolate low-level radioactive waste at that location; and "Generator" means any person, association, public utility, hospital, clinic, research laboratory, corporation, society, radiopharmaceutical facility, academic facility, or nuclear medical research facility that produces low-level radioactive waste, or any other entity identified by the board that produces low-level radioactive waste, or that is licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to use, possess, handle or dispose of radioactive materials. L.1987,c.333,s.3; amended 1991, c.166, s.1; 2002, c.105, s.1.

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