§ 30-5B-1 Short title
§ 30-5B-2 Definitions
§ 30-5B-3 Judicial enforcement of order
§ 30-5B-4 Nonjudicial enforcement of order
§ 30-5B-5 Registration of order
§ 30-5B-6 Immunity
§ 30-5B-7 Other remedies
§ 30-5B-8 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 30-5B-9 Severability clause
§ 30-5B-10 Transitional provision

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 30 > Chapter 5B

  • ABANDONED PROPERTY: Wrecked or derelict property having no value other than nominal salvage value, if any, which has been left abandoned and unprotected from the elements and shall include wrecked, inoperative, or partially dismantled motor vehicles, trailers, boats, machinery, refrigerators, washing machines, plumbing fixtures, and other similar articles which have no value other than nominal salvage value, if any; and is in a condition violative of Alabama statutes. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT: The department charged by the Mobile County Commission with the administrative management of this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • BULKY WASTE: Items whose large size precludes or complicates their handling by normal collection, processing, or disposal methods. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • bundle: A package containing rubbish only, weighing not over 50 pounds and not exceeding four feet in its longest dimension, securely tied with cord or rope of sufficient strength to permit lifting and carrying of the full weight thereof without spillage or scattering. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • CERTIFICATE OF NEED: Written approval by the commission for the director to issue a permit to operate in accordance with this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • collection: Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation permitted by the director or franchised by the board to engage in the transportation or collection of solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • collector: Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation permitted by the director or franchised by the commission to engage in the transportation or collection of solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE: Solid waste generated by stores, offices, and other activities which do not actually manufacture a product. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • commission: The Mobile County Commission of Mobile County, Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS: Material generally considered to be not water soluble and nonhazardous in nature including, but not limited to, steel, glass, brick, concrete, or asphalt roofing material. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • court: A circuit or district court authorized by statute to issue or modify a protective order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • DEAD ANIMALS: Animals that have died from any cause without proper burial, except those slaughtered for human consumption. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • director: The solid waste coordinator, appointed by the Mobile County Commission or its designated agent; is responsible for the administrative management of this part. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • DISPOSAL FACILITY: Site where solid waste is disposed of, whether by sanitary landfilling, incineration, treatment, recovery, or recycling. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: The agency or agencies of this county, or of the state, charged with the enforcement of those aspects of this part related to the protection of the public safety, health, welfare, and environment, including all law enforcement officers of the county and litter patrol officers hired by the Mobile County Commission and deputized by the Mobile County Sheriff, who will work under the supervision of and be paid by the Mobile County Commission. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • FOREIGN PROTECTION ORDER: A protection order issued by a tribunal of another state. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • garbage: Materials resulting from the preparation, cooking, and serving of food; market wastes, trimmings, and other discarded matter from meat or produce, including containers in which packaged; and such other refuse as may be defined by the commission. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTES: Materials or combinations of materials which require special management techniques because of their acute or chronic effects on air and water quality or both; on fish, wildlife, or other biota; or on the health and welfare of the public. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • HEALTH OFFICER: The Director of the Mobile County Health Department and his or her authorized agents. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • incineration: A controlled process by which solid, liquid, or gaseous combustible wastes are burned and changed into gases, and the residue produced contains little or no combustible material. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • incinerator: An engineered apparatus used to burn waste sub- stances and in which all the factors of combustion, temperature, retention time, turbulence, and combustion air, can be controlled. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE: Solid waste that results from industrial processes and manufacturing. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • INFECTIOUS WASTES: Those wastes resulting from the operation of medical clinics, hospitals, abattoirs, and other facilities producing waste which may consist of, but are not limited to, human and animal parts, contaminated bandages, pathological specimens, hypodermic needles, contaminated clothing, and surgical gloves. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • ISSUING STATE: The state whose tribunal issues a protection order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • MUTUAL FOREIGN PROTECTION ORDER: A foreign protection order that includes provisions in favor of both the protected individual seeking enforcement of the order and the respondent. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • NON-RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE: Solid waste from agricultural, commercial, industrial, or institutional activities or from parcels of property occupied by six or more residential units unless exempt by the Mobile County Commission from mechanical pickup requirements. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • persons: Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, public or private corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, or any other legal representative, agent, or assign. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • pollution: The condition caused by the presence in the environment of solid waste of such character and in such quantities that the quality of the environment is impaired or rendered offensive to life. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • processing: Any method, system, or other treatment designed to change the physical form or chemical content of solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • PROMISCUOUS DUMP: An unauthorized site where indiscriminate de- posits of solid waste are made by known or unknown persons and are exposed to the elements, vectors, and scavengers. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • PROTECTED INDIVIDUAL: An individual protected by a protection order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • PROTECTION ORDER: An injunction or other order, issued by a tribunal under the domestic violence or family violence laws of the issuing state, to prevent an individual from engaging in violent or threatening acts against, harassment of, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to, another individual. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • PUTRESCIBLE WASTES: Materials capable of decomposition, causing environmental nuisances or obnoxious odors, or both. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • RECOVERED RESOURCES: Solid waste materials which still have useful physical or chemical properties after serving a specific purpose and can, therefore, be reused or recycled for the same or other purpose. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • recovery: The process of obtaining usable materials or energy from solid waste. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • rendering: A process of recovering fatty substances from animal parts by heat treatment, extraction, and distillation. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • reprocessing: The action of changing the condition of a secondary material. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE: All solid waste that normally originates in a residential environment. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • RESIDENTIAL UNIT: Any unit used to house persons, or capable of such use. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • respondent: The individual against whom enforcement of a protection order is sought. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • rubbish: Solid waste or refuse, excluding garbage and bulky items; consists of both combustible and noncombustible trash, such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, plastics, yard clippings, wood, glass, and similar materials. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • salvage: The extracting of materials from solid waste which is of value or useful. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • salvaging: The controlled removal of valuable or useful material from solid waste for utilization. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SANITARY LANDFILL: A site where solid waste is disposed using sanitary landfilling techniques. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SANITARY LANDFILLING: An engineered method of disposing of solid waste on land in a manner that protects the environment by spreading the waste in thin layers, compacting it to the smallest practical volume, and covering it with soil by the end of each working day in compliance with applicable state law. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SANITARY NUISANCE: The commission of any act by a person, or the keeping, maintaining, propagation, existence, or permission of anything by a person by which the health or lives of individuals may be threatened or impaired or by which disease may be caused. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • scavenging: The uncontrolled removal of materials at any point in solid waste management. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • separation: The systematic division of solid waste into designated components. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SOLID WASTE: Garbage, rubbish, refuse, or other discarded solid or semi-solid materials resulting from domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural activities and governmental operations excluding solids or dissolved material in domestic sewage, but not materials held for reuse or resale. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: Includes all or any aspects of handling solid waste: including collection, transportation, storage, separation, and disposal. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • SPECIAL WASTES: Those wastes that require extraordinary management. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • state: A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • storage: The interim containment of solid waste, in an approved manner, after generation and prior to ultimate disposal. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • TRANSFER STATION: A facility where solid waste from several relatively small vehicles is placed into one relatively large vehicle before being transferred to solid waste processing or disposal facility. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • transport: The movement of solid waste subsequent to collection. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • tribunal: A court, agency, or other entity authorized by law to issue or modify a protection order. See Alabama Code 30-5B-2
  • UNAUTHORIZED ACCUMULATION: Any accumulation of trash, garbage, or putrescible waste for more than seven days on any residential or commercial properties, excluding noncommercial composting, and commercial composting for which a valid permit has been obtained. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • WASTE OIL: All types of waste oils, including waste automotive lubricants, industrial waste oils, and others that may be potential pollution sources. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • WHITE GOODS: Inoperative and discarded refrigerators, ranges, washers, water heaters, and other similar domestic and commercial appliances. See Alabama Code 45-49-252
  • YARD TRASH: Vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance such as trees and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, and palm fronds. See Alabama Code 45-49-252