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      RS 30:2563     


§2563.  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)  "Final project agreement" means the final document agreed upon between the secretary and a program participant that specifically states the terms and duration of the proposed project.  The final project agreement is an enforceable document.

(2)  "Regulatory flexibility" means that a qualified participant in a regulatory innovations program may be exempted by the secretary from regulations promulgated by the department under this Chapter consistent with federal law and regulation.

(3)  "Superior environmental performance" means:

(a)  A significant decrease of pollution to levels lower than the levels currently being achieved by the subject facility under applicable law or regulation, where these lower levels are better than required by applicable law and regulation; or

(b)  Improved social or economic benefits, as determined by the secretary, to the state while achieving protection to the environment equal to the protection currently being achieved by the subject facility under applicable law and regulation, provided that all requirements under current applicable law and regulation are being achieved by the facility.

Acts 1997, No. 992, §1.

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