Section: Costs of project; inclusion of expenses furthering equal employment opportunities
3. As used in this act:
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection.
"Consume" means to change or alter the molecular structure of a hazardous substance within a production process.
"Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection.
"Facility" means all buildings, equipment, structures, and other property that are located on a single site or on contiguous or adjacent sites and that are owned or operated by the same person.
"Facility-wide permit" means a single permit issued by the department to the owner or operator of a priority industrial facility incorporating the permits, certificates, registrations, or any other relevant department approvals previously issued to the owner or operator of the priority industrial facility pursuant to P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-1 et seq.), P.L.1977, c.74 (C.58:10A-1 et seq.), or P.L.1954, c.212 (C.26:2C-1 et seq.), and the appropriate provisions of the pollution prevention plan prepared by the owner or operator of the priority industrial facility pursuant to section 7 and section 8 of this act.
"Hazardous substance" means any substance on the list established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for reporting pursuant to 42 U.S.C. s.11023, and any other substance which the department, pursuant to the provisions of subsection i. of section 8 of this act, defines as a hazardous substance for the purposes of this act.
"Hazardous waste" means any solid waste defined as hazardous waste by the department pursuant to P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-1 et seq.).
"Industrial facility" means any facility having a Standard Industrial Classification, as designated in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual prepared by the federal Office of Management and Budget, within the Major Group Numbers, Group Numbers, or Industry Numbers listed in subsection h. of section 3 of P.L.1983, c.315 (C.34:5A-3) and which is subject to the regulatory requirements of P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-1 et seq.), P.L.1977, c.74 (C.58:10A-1 et seq.), or P.L.1954, c.212 (C.26:2C-1 et seq.).
"Manufacture" means to produce, prepare, import, or compound a hazardous substance.
"Multimedia release" means the release of a hazardous substance to any environmental medium, or any combination of media, including the air, water or land, and shall include any release into workplaces.
"Nonproduct output" means all hazardous substances or hazardous wastes that are generated prior to storage, recycling, treatment, control, or disposal and that are not intended for use as a product.
"Office" means the Office of Pollution Prevention established in the department pursuant to section 4 of this act.
"Operator" means any person in control of, or exercising responsibility for, the daily operation of an industrial facility or a priority industrial facility.
"Owner" means any person who owns an industrial facility or a priority industrial facility.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, company, corporation, society, firm, consortium, joint venture, or any commercial or other legal entity.
"Pilot facility" means a facility or designated area of a facility used for pilot-scale development of products or processes.
"Pollution prevention" means: changes in production technologies, raw materials or products, that result in the reduction of the demand for hazardous substances per unit of product manufactured and the creation of hazardous products or nonproduct outputs; or changes in the use of raw materials, products, or production technologies that result in the reduction of the input use of hazardous substances and the creation of hazardous by-products or destructive results; or on-site facility changes in production processes, products, or the use of substitute raw materials that result in the reduction of the amount of hazardous waste generated and disposed of on the land or hazardous substances discharged into the air or water per unit of product manufactured prior to treatment, and that reduce or eliminate, without shifting, the risks that the use of hazardous substances at an industrial facility pose to employees, consumers, and the environment and human health. "Pollution prevention" shall include, but need not be limited to, raw material substitution, product reformulation, production process redesign or modification, in-process recycling, and improved operation and maintenance of production process equipment. "Pollution prevention" shall not include any action or change entailing a substitution of one hazardous substance, product or nonproduct output for another that results in the creation of substantial new risk, and shall not include treatment, increased pollution control, out-of-process recycling, or incineration, except as otherwise provided pursuant to subsection f. of section 7 of this act.
"Pollution prevention plan" means a plan required to be prepared by an industrial facility pursuant to the provisions of section 7 of this act.
"Pollution prevention plan progress report" means a report required to be submitted annually to the department by the owner or operator of an industrial facility pursuant to the provisions of section 7 of this act.
"Pollution prevention plan summary" means a summary of a pollution prevention plan required to be prepared by an industrial facility and submitted to the department pursuant to the provisions of section 7 of this act.
"Priority industrial facility" means any industrial facility required to prepare and submit a toxic chemical release form pursuant to 42 U.S.C. s.11023, or any other facility designated a priority industrial facility pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to the provisions of subsection h. of section 8 of this act.
"Process" means the preparation of a hazardous substance, after its manufacture, for sale or use in the same form or physical state, or in a different form or physical state, as that in which it was received at the industrial facility where it is processed, or as part of an article or product containing the hazardous substance.
"Product" means a desired result of a production process that is used as a commodity in trade in the channels of commerce by the general public in the same form as it is produced.
"Production process" means a process, line, method, activity or technique, or a series or combination of processes, lines, methods or techniques used to produce a product or reach a planned result.
"Research and development laboratory" means a facility or a specially designated area of a facility used primarily for research, development, and testing activity, and not primarily involved in the production of goods for commercial sale, in which hazardous substances are used by, or under, the direct supervision of a technically qualified person.
"Source" means a point or location in a production process at which a nonproduct output is generated or released, provided, however, that similar, related, or identical kinds of sources may be considered a single source for the purposes of this act. "Targeted production process" means any production process which significantly contributes to the use or release of hazardous substances or the generation of hazardous waste or nonproduct output, as determined by the owner or operator of an industrial facility pursuant to criteria established by the department.
"Targeted source" means any source which significantly contributes to the generation of nonproduct output, as determined by the owner or operator of an industrial facility pursuant to criteria established by the department.
"Use" means to process or otherwise use a hazardous substance.
"Violation of this act" means a violation of any provision of this act, or any rule or regulation, administrative order, or facility-wide permit adopted or issued pursuant thereto.
L.1991, c.235, s.3; amended 2010, c.87, s.18.
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