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      RS 30:2293     


§2293.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1)  "Omnimedia" refers to all manners in which and all sources from which a pollutant escapes into the environment, and for the purposes of this Chapter shall encompass any emission, effluent, or discharge which escapes into the air, water, or land, whether permitted or not.  

(2)  "Waste" means all nonproduct outputs from all environmental media, even though they may be within permitted or licensed limits.  

(3)  "Waste management" means any of the various methods or means of reducing waste which are applied after the waste is generated or is outside of the location where waste is generated.  

(4)  "Waste reduction" means in-plant practices that reduce, avoid, or eliminate the generation of hazardous or solid waste so as to reduce the risks to human health and the environment.  

(a)  When recycling is environmentally acceptable and is an integral part of the waste generating industrial process or operation, such as a closed-loop application which returns potential waste as it is generated for reuse within the process, it shall be considered waste reduction.  Recycling is not considered waste reduction if waste exits a process, exists as a separate identity, undergoes significant handling, or is transported from the waste generating location.  

(b)  Actions that reduce waste volume by concentrating the hazardous content of a waste or that reduce hazard level by diluting the hazardous content are not considered waste reduction.  

(c)  Actions that change the chemical composition and the concentrations of the components of the waste, but do not change the degree of hazard of the waste are not considered waste reduction.  

Acts 1987, No. 657, §2.  

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