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      RS 30:73     


§73. Definitions

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

            (1) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the office of conservation within the Department of Energy and Natural Resources or his authorized representatives from the injection and mining division of that office.

            (2) Repealed by Acts 1992, No. 984, §18.

            (3) "Oilfield wastes" or "wastes" means those fluids, sludges, elements, or compounds defined or identified as oilfield wastes or non-hazardous oilfield wastes pursuant to R.S. 30:4 et seq., and regulations thereunder.

            (4) "Waste site" or "abandoned waste site" means a landfill, land treatment area, pit, pond, lagoon, or other surface feature that is not actively used for oil and gas operations, whether or not declared "abandoned" under this Part, and which contains oilfield wastes, including such surrounding property necessary to contain and impound the site and to secure the area from access by the general public. This definition includes any commercial facility that is or was legally permitted for waste storage, treatment, or disposal of nonhazardous oilfield wastes for a fee or other consideration.

            Acts 1986, No. 892, §1, eff. July 10, 1986; Acts 1992, No. 984, §18; Acts 1993, No. 404, §1; Acts 2023, No. 150, §5, eff. Jan. 10, 2024.

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