Subchapter I General Provisions
Subchapter II Office of Solid Waste; Authorities of the Administrator
Subchapter III Hazardous Waste Management
Subchapter IV State or Regional Solid Waste Plans
Subchapter V Duties of Secretary of Commerce in Resource and Recovery
Subchapter VI Federal Responsibilities
Subchapter VII Miscellaneous Provisions
Subchapter VIII Research, Development, Demonstration, and Information
Subchapter IX Regulation of Underground Storage Tanks
Subchapter X Demonstration Medical Waste Tracking Program

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 42 > Chapter 82 - Solid Waste Disposal

  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. See 42 USC 7292
  • applicable implementation plan: means the portion (or portions) of the implementation plan, or most recent revision thereof, which has been approved under section 7410 of this title, or promulgated under section 7410(c) of this title, or promulgated or approved pursuant to regulations promulgated under section 7601(d) of this title and which implements the relevant requirements of this chapter. See 42 USC 7292
  • comprehensive planning: include planning or management respecting resource recovery and resource conservation. See 42 USC 6903
  • construction: means fabrication, erection, or installation of an affected unit. See 42 USC 7382e
  • demonstration: means the initial exhibition of a new technology process or practice or a significantly new combination or use of technologies, processes or practices, subsequent to the development stage, for the purpose of proving technological feasibility and cost effectiveness. See 42 USC 6903
  • development: means any or all undertakings necessary for planning, land acquisition, demolition, construction, or equipment, in connection with a low-income housing project. See 42 USC 1396r-1b
  • disposal: means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into or on any land or water so that such solid waste or hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including ground waters. See 42 USC 6903
  • existing unit: means a unit (including units subject to section 7411 of this title) that commenced commercial operation before November 15, 1990. See 42 USC 7382e
  • exposure assessment: means an assessment to determine the extent of exposure of, or potential for exposure of, individuals to petroleum from a release from an underground storage tank based on such factors as the nature and extent of contamination and the existence of or potential for pathways of human exposure (including ground or surface water contamination, air emissions, and food chain contamination), the size of the community within the likely pathways of exposure, and the comparison of expected human exposure levels to the short-term and long-term health effects associated with identified contaminants and any available recommended exposure or tolerance limits for such contaminants. See 42 USC 6991b
  • facility: means , with respect to any owner or operator, all underground storage tanks used for the storage of petroleum which are owned or operated by such owner or operator and located on a single parcel of property (or on any contiguous or adjacent property). See 42 USC 6991b
  • families: includes families consisting of a single person in the case of (i) an elderly person, (ii) a disabled person, (iii) a displaced person, (iv) the remaining member of a tenant family, (v) a youth described in section 1437f(x)(2)(B) of this title, and (vi) any other single persons. See 42 USC 1396r-1b
  • Federal agency: means any department, agency, or other instrumentality of the Federal Government, any independent agency or establishment of the Federal Government including any Government corporation, and the Government Publishing Office. See 42 USC 6903
  • generator: means a device that produces electricity and which is reported as a generating unit pursuant to Department of Energy Form 860. See 42 USC 7382e
  • guarantor: means any person, other than the owner or operator, who provides evidence of financial responsibility for an owner or operator under this subsection. See 42 USC 6991b
  • hazardous waste: means a solid waste, or combination of solid wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may&mdash. See 42 USC 6903
  • hazardous waste generation: means the act or process of producing hazardous waste. See 42 USC 6903
  • hazardous waste management: means the systematic control of the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, processing, treatment, recovery, and disposal of hazardous wastes. See 42 USC 6903
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village, which is Federally recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. See 42 USC 7292
  • installation of a new motor fuel dispenser system: means the installation of a new motor fuel dispenser and the equipment necessary to connect the dispenser to the underground storage tank system, but does not mean the installation of a motor fuel dispenser installed separately from the equipment need to connect the dispenser to the underground storage tank system. See 42 USC 6991b
  • intermunicipal agency: means an agency established by two or more municipalities with responsibility for planning or administration of solid waste. See 42 USC 6903
  • interstate agency: means an agency of two or more municipalities in different States, or an agency established by two or more States, with authority to provide for the management of solid wastes and serving two or more municipalities located in different States. See 42 USC 6903
  • lubricating oil: means the fraction of crude oil which is sold for purposes of reducing friction in any industrial or mechanical device. See 42 USC 6903
  • manifest: means the form used for identifying the quantity, composition, and the origin, routing, and destination of hazardous waste during its transportation from the point of generation to the point of disposal, treatment, or storage. See 42 USC 6903
  • medical waste: means any solid waste which is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biologicals. See 42 USC 6903
  • mixed waste: means waste that contains both hazardous waste and source, special nuclear, or by-product material subject to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U. See 42 USC 6903
  • municipality: means a city, town, borough, county, parish, district, or other public body created by or pursuant to State law. See 42 USC 7292
  • narcotic: means opium and coca leaves and the several alkaloids derived therefrom, the best known of these alkaloids being morphia, heroin, and codeine, obtained from opium, and cocaine derived from the coca plant. See 42 USC 201
  • naturally degradable material: means a material which, when discarded, will be reduced to environmentally benign subunits under the action of normal environmental forces, such as, among others, biological decomposition, photodegradation, or hydrolysis. See 42 USC 6723
  • new unit: means a unit that commences commercial operation on or after November 15, 1990. See 42 USC 7382e
  • open dump: means any facility or site where solid waste is disposed of which is not a sanitary landfill which meets the criteria promulgated under section 6944 of this title and which is not a facility for disposal of hazardous waste. See 42 USC 6903
  • permitting authority: means the Administrator, or the State or local air pollution control agency, with an approved permitting program under part B 3 of title III of the Act. See 42 USC 7382e
  • person: includes an individual, corporation, partnership, association, State, municipality, political subdivision of a State, and any agency, department, or instrumentality of the United States and any officer, agent, or employee thereof. See 42 USC 7292
  • procurement item: means any device, good, substance, material, product, or other item whether real or personal property which is the subject of any purchase, barter, or other exchange made to procure such item. See 42 USC 6903
  • procuring agency: means any Federal agency, or any State agency or agency of a political subdivision of a State which is using appropriated Federal funds for such procurement, or any person contracting with any such agency with respect to work performed under such contract. See 42 USC 6903
  • re-refined oil: means used oil from which the physical and chemical contaminants acquired through previous use have been removed through a refining process. See 42 USC 6903
  • recoverable: refers to the capability and likelihood of being recovered from solid waste for a commercial or industrial use. See 42 USC 6903
  • recovered material: means waste material and byproducts which have been recovered or diverted from solid waste, but such term does not include those materials and byproducts generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process. See 42 USC 6903
  • recovered resources: means material or energy recovered from solid waste. See 42 USC 6903
  • recycled oil: means any used oil which is reused, following its original use, for any purpose (including the purpose for which the oil was originally used). See 42 USC 6903
  • regulated item: means any plastic ring carrier device that contains at least one hole greater than 13/4 inches in diameter which is made, used, or designed for the purpose of packaging, transporting, or carrying multipackaged cans or bottles, and which is of a size, shape, design, or type capable, when discarded, of becoming entangled with fish or wildlife. See 42 USC 6723
  • reserve: means any bank of allowances established by the Administrator under this subchapter. See 42 USC 7382e
  • resource conservation: means reduction of the amounts of solid waste that are generated, reduction of overall resource consumption, and utilization of recovered resources. See 42 USC 6903
  • resource recovery: means the recovery of material or energy from solid waste. See 42 USC 6903
  • resource recovery system: means a solid waste management system which provides for collection, separation, recycling, and recovery of solid wastes, including disposal of nonrecoverable waste residues. See 42 USC 6903
  • sanitary landfill: means a facility for the disposal of solid waste which meets the criteria published under section 6944 of this title. See 42 USC 6903
  • secondarily contained: means a release detection and prevention system that meets the requirements of 40 C. See 42 USC 6991b
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. See 42 USC 1396r-1b
  • Service: means the Public Health Service. See 42 USC 201
  • sludge: means any solid, semisolid or liquid waste generated from a municipal, commercial, or industrial wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility or any other such waste having similar characteristics and effects. See 42 USC 6903
  • solid waste: means any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include 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 section 1342 of title 33, or source, special nuclear, or byproduct material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (68 Stat. See 42 USC 6903
  • solid waste management: means the systematic administration of activities which provide for the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, transfer, processing, treatment, and disposal of solid waste. See 42 USC 6903
  • solid waste management facility: includes &mdash. See 42 USC 6903
  • standard of performance: means a requirement of continuous emission reduction, including any requirement relating to the operation or maintenance of a source to assure continuous emission reduction. See 42 USC 7292
  • State: means a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa and includes the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. See 42 USC 7292
  • State: includes the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the territories and possessions of the United States, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. See 42 USC 1396r-1b
  • State: means one of the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia. See 42 USC 7382e
  • State authority: means the agency established or designated under section 6947 of this title. See 42 USC 6903
  • storage: when used in connection with hazardous waste, means the containment of hazardous waste, either on a temporary basis or for a period of years, in such a manner as not to constitute disposal of such hazardous waste. See 42 USC 6903
  • treatment: when used in connection with hazardous waste, means any method, technique, or process, including neutralization, designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any hazardous waste so as to neutralize such waste or so as to render such waste nonhazardous, safer for transport, amenable for recovery, amenable for storage, or reduced in volume. See 42 USC 6903
  • underground storage tank: has the meaning given to it in section 6991 of this title, except that such term does not include tank combinations or more than a single underground pipe connected to a tank. See 42 USC 6991b
  • unit: means a fossil fuel-fired combustion device. See 42 USC 7382e
  • used oil: means any oil which has been&mdash. See 42 USC 6903
  • vehicle: includes every description of carriage or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on land. See 1 USC 4
  • vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See 1 USC 3