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      RS 30:2412     


§2412. Definitions

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

            (1) "Division" means the division of administration in the office of the governor.

            (2) "Fraudulent taking" means the value gained from acts committed by an offender in violation of R.S. 30:2418(M)(1).

            (3) "Label" means a molded imprint or raised symbol on or near the bottom of a plastic product.

            (4) "Lubricating oil" includes but is not limited to any oil intended for use in an internal combustion engine, crankcase, transmission, gearbox, or differential of an automobile, bus, truck, vessel, airplane, train, heavy equipment, or machinery powered by an internal combustion engine.

            (5) "Medium truck tire" means a tire weighing one hundred pounds or more and normally used on semitrailers, truck-tractor, semitrailer combinations or other like vehicles used primarily to commercially transport persons or property on the roads of this state or any other vehicle regularly used on the roads of this state.

            (6) "Motor vehicle" means an automobile, motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and utility terrain vehicle that is operated either on-road or off-road, truck, trailer, semitrailer, truck-tractor and semitrailer combination, or any other vehicle operated in this state, and propelled by power other than muscular power; but the term does not include bicycles and mopeds.

            (7) "Motor vehicle dealer" means any person that sells or leases new motor vehicles that are required to be registered in or are intended for use in the state of Louisiana.

            (8) "Off-road tire" means a tire weighing one hundred pounds or more and that is normally used on off-road vehicles.

            (9) "Off-road vehicle" means construction, farming, industrial, mining, and other vehicles not normally operated on the roads of this state. This term does not include vehicles propelled solely by muscular power.

            (10) "Oil recycling" means to prepare used oil for reuse as a petroleum product by rerefining, reclaiming, reprocessing, or other means or to use used oil in a manner that substitutes for a petroleum product made from new oil, specifically including the use of used oil as a fuel oil, provided the used oil meets all applicable rules and regulations.

            (11) "Passenger/light truck/small farm service tire" means a tire weighing less than one hundred pounds and normally used on automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and utility terrain vehicles that are operated either on-road or off-road, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, front steer tractors, and farm implement service vehicles.

            (12) "Pelletized paper waste" means pellets produced from discarded waste paper that has been diverted or removed from solid waste which is not marketable for recycling and which is wetted, extruded, shredded, or formulated into compact pellets of various sizes for use as supplemental fuel in a permitted boiler. The production of pellets for use as supplemental fuel in a permitted boiler may be used by a solid waste management facility or local governmental subdivision as credit toward attaining its waste reduction goal pursuant to R.S. 30:2413.

            (13) "Person" means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, state, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a state, an interstate body, or the federal government or any agency of the federal government.

            (14) "Plastic bottle" means a plastic container that has a neck that is smaller than the body of the container, accepts a screw-type, snap cap, or other closure and has a capacity of sixteen fluid ounces or more, but less than five gallons.

            (15) "Post-consumer recovered fiber" means fiber beyond the papermaking process, excluding pulp substitutes, which has been altered by the use of inks, adhesives, wet strength, resins, coating, plastics, toners, asphalt, hot melt, wax, and other like materials.

            (16) "Processed" means any method or activity that alters whole waste tires so that they are no longer whole; such as, cutting, slicing, chipping, shredding, distilling, freezing, or other processes as determined by the administrative authority. At a minimum, a tire is considered processed only if its volume has been reduced by more than half.

            (17) "Program eligible waste tires" means those waste tires generated within Louisiana.

            (18) "Reclaiming" means the use of methods, other than those used in rerefining, to purify used oil primarily to remove insoluble contaminants, making the oil suitable for further use; which may include settling, heating, dehydration, filtration, distillation, or centrifuging.

            (19) "Recovered materials" means those materials which have known recycling potential, can be feasibly recycled, and have been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, or reuse, by separation, collection, or processing.

            (20) "Recovered paper" means paper generated beyond the papermaking process which is subsequently recycled. The papermaking process ends after the first slitter/winder with the cutting and trimming of the reel into small rolls. Recovered paper includes the recovered material equivalent for cotton fiber paper.

            (21) "Recyclable material" means those materials which are capable of being recycled and which would otherwise be processed or disposed of as nonhazardous solid waste.

            (22) "Recycled content" means materials that contain a percentage of post-consumer materials as determined by the department in the products or materials to be procured, including but not limited to paper, aluminum, glass, and composted materials.

            (23) "Recycled paper product" means all paper and woodpulp products which contain the recommended minimum content standards specified in the guidelines as adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-580, 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), as amended, and which are specified in the rules and regulations promulgated by the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality pursuant to R.S. 30:2415.4, except that high grade bleach printing and writing papers defined in such guidelines, rules, and regulations shall contain a minimum of fifty percent recovered paper or twenty percent recovered post-consumer fiber by fiber weight.

            (24) "Recycling" means any process by which nonhazardous solid waste, or materials which would otherwise become solid waste, are collected, separated, or processed and reused or returned to use in the form of raw materials or products.

            (25) "Rerefining" means the use of refining processes on used oil to produce high-quality base stocks for lubricants or other petroleum products. Rerefining processes may include distillation, hydrotreating, or treatments employing acid, caustic, solvent, clay, or other chemicals, or other physical treatments other than those used in reclaiming.

            (26) "Rigid plastic container" means any formed or molded container, other than a bottle, intended for single use, composed predominantly of plastic resin, and having a relatively inflexible finite shape or form with a capacity of eight ounces or more but less than five gallons.

            (27) "Sale of a motor vehicle" means any sale or lease of a new motor vehicle that would be required to be registered in or intended for use in the state of Louisiana.

            (28) "Solid waste" means any garbage, refuse, sludge, and other discarded material, including those in a solid, liquid, or semisolid state resulting from residential, community, or commercial activities. As used in this Chapter, the term "solid waste" shall not include mining, agricultural, special and industrial wastes, or hazardous and infectious wastes. It also does not include or mean solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges which are point sources subject to permits under R.S. 30:2074, or source, special nuclear, or byproduct material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq., as amended, or hazardous waste subject to permits under R.S. 30:2171 et seq. The definition of solid waste shall not include recovered materials or uncontaminated scrap metal materials which are purchased for resale to be recycled or reused and are not destined for disposal. It also shall not include post-use polymers or recovered feedstocks as defined in R.S. 30:2153 that are converted through advanced recycling as defined in R.S. 30:2153 or are held at an advanced recycling facility as defined in R.S. 30:2153 prior to conversion.

            (29) "Solid waste management facility" means any solid waste disposal area, volume reduction plant, transfer station, or other facility, the purpose of which is resource recovery or the disposal, recycling, processing, or storage of solid waste and which is owned or operated by or receives solid waste from a parish or municipality. This does not include advanced recycling facilities as defined in R.S. 30:2153 or those facilities which collect, process, remanufacture, or ship recovered materials unless the facilities are engaged in the management of solid waste.

            (30) "Tire" means a continuous solid or pneumatic rubber covering encircling the wheel of a motor vehicle or off-road vehicle, including the spare tire of such vehicles.

            (31) "Used oil" means any oil, whether refined from crude oil or synthetic oil, that has been used and as a result of such use, is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.

            (32) "Used oil collection facility" means automotive service facilities, governmentally sponsored collection facilities, or other facilities, which in the course of business accept for disposal of five gallons or less of used oil from the general public, all as is more fully set forth by rule, and which store used oil in tanks or containers approved by the department.

            (33) "Used oil recycling facility" means any facility that accepts more than ten thousand gallons of used oil annually for oil recycling purposes.

            (34) "Waste tire" means a whole tire that is no longer suitable for its original purpose because of wear, damage, or defect.

            (35) "Waste tire collection center" means a site where used tires are collected from the public prior to being offered for recycling.

            (36) "Waste tire generation" means the replacement of an unserviceable tire with a serviceable tire. The sorting, collection, exchange, trade, or transportation of a waste tire is not waste tire generation.

            (37) "Waste tire material" means recovered material produced from whole waste tires which have been processed, unless abandoned or otherwise improperly disposed of in a manner that subjects the material to solid waste regulations.

            (38) "Waste tire processing facility" means a site where equipment is used to cut, burn, or otherwise alter whole waste tires so that they are no longer whole.

            (39) "White goods" means inoperative and discarded refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, microwave ovens, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances.

            Acts 1989, No. 185, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1991, No. 379, §1; Acts 1991, No. 964, §§1 and 2; Acts 1992, No. 924, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1297, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1015, §1, eff. July 9, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 623, §1; Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 101, §1, eff. April 18, 2002; Acts 2006, No. 829, §§1 and 2; Acts 2015, No. 427, §1; Acts 2016, No. 633, §1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2023, No. 43, §1, eff. June 1, 2023.

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