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Section: Definitions.

Statute: 13:1E-99.46

3. As used in this act: "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. "Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection. "Distribution" means the practice of taking title to packages or packaging components for promotional purposes or resale. "Distributor" means any person who distributes packaged products intended for retail sale in packages or packaging components, but shall not include any person involved solely in delivering packages or packaging components on behalf of third parties. "Manufacturing" means the physical or chemical modification of a material to produce packaging or packaging components. "Package" means a container specifically manufactured for the purposes of marketing, protecting or handling a product and shall include a unit package, an intermediate package and a shipping container as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials in ASTM D996; "package" shall also mean and include such unsealed receptacles as carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid foil and other trays, wrappers and wrapping films, bags and tubs. "Package manufacturer" means any person who manufactures packages or packaging components. "Packaging component" means any individual assembled part of a package including, but not limited to, any interior or exterior blocking, bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing, exterior strapping, coating, closure, ink, label, dye, pigment, adhesive, stabilizer or any other additive; except that a "coating" shall not include a thin tin or zinc layer applied to base steel or sheet steel during manufacturing of the steel or package; except that tin-plated steel that meets ASTM specification A-623 shall be considered as a single package component, and electro-galvanized coated steel and hot dipped coated galvanized steel that meets the ASTM specification A-525 and A-879 shall be treated in the same manner as tin-plated steel. "Product manufacturer" means any person who purchases packages or packaging components from a package manufacturer for the purposes of marketing, protecting or handling the contents of the package or packaging component, including a product intended for retail sale. "Retailer" means any person who engages in the sale within the State of packaged products intended for retail sale in packages or packaging components to a consumer at retail for off-premises use or consumption. L.1991,c.520,s.3; amended 1997, c.307, s.1.

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