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Article 1 County Planning 11-801 – 11-810
Article 2 County Zoning 11-811 – 11-820.01
Article 3 County Subdivision Regulation 11-821 – 11-823
Article 4 Land Divisions; Appeals; Moratorium 11-831 – 11-833
Article 5 Building Codes 11-861 – 11-866
Article 6 Air Quality 11-871 – 11-877

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 11 > Chapter 6

  • Administratively complete plan: means an application for a solid waste facility plan approval that the department has determined contains each of the components required by statute or rule but that has not undergone technical review or public notice by the department. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Agency: means this state or a state agency, county, municipality or political subdivision. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Aggregate: means cinder, crushed rock or stone, decomposed granite, gravel, pumice, pumicite and sand. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Alternate mode: means any mode of commute transportation other than the single occupancy motor vehicle. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Alternative fuel: means :

    (a) Electricity. See Arizona Laws 1-215

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approvable travel reduction plan: means a plan that is submitted by a major employer and that meets the requirements set forth in section 49-588. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Area of jurisdiction: means that part of the county outside the corporate limits of any municipality. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Attended facility: means an underground storage tank facility at which it is the usual and customary practice for the owner or operator, or any employee of the owner or operator, to be present on site during normal hours of operation. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
  • Audit report: means an audit report prescribed by section 49-1402. See Arizona Laws 49-1401
  • Authority: means the water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Best management practices: means a method or combination of methods that is used in the treatment, storage and disposal of a special waste and that achieves the maximum practical cost effective protection of public health or the environment. See Arizona Laws 49-851
  • Board: means the board of supervisors of a county with a population of more than one million two hundred thousand persons according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Board: means the board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Arizona finance authority established by title 41, chapter 53, article 2. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Bonds of a political subdivision: means bonds issued by a political subdivision as authorized by law. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Class A individual: means a person designated by the owner or operator as having primary management responsibility or decision-making authority for the operation, maintenance and record keeping of an underground storage tank facility. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
  • Class B individual: means a person designated by the owner or operator as having daily responsibility for the operation, maintenance and record keeping of an underground storage tank facility. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
  • Class C individual: means a person designated by the owner or operator as having daily responsibility for an initial response to an alarm or other indication of an emergency caused by a release or suspected release from an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
  • Clean water act: means the federal water pollution control act amendments of 1972 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Closure: means the removal of an underground storage tank from operation. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Collection: means the act of picking up post-consumer secondary materials from homes, businesses, governmental agencies, institutions or industrial sites. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Commission: means the county planning and zoning commission. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Commute trip: means a trip taken by an employee to or from a work site located within the county. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Commuter matching service: means a system, whether it uses computer or manual methods, which assists in matching employees for the purpose of sharing rides to reduce the drive alone travel. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Construction: means any physical change in a source or change in the method of operation of a source including fabrication, erection, installation or demolition of a source that would result in a change in actual emissions. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Consumer: means a person who purchases a product for use, consumption or any purpose other than resale. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Consumer of newsprint: means a person who uses newsprint in a commercial printing operation or in a commercial publishing operation. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Corrective actions: means those actions that are prescribed pursuant to section 49-1005. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • County: means :

    (a) The board of supervisors in the context of the exercise of powers or duties. See Arizona Laws 49-701

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Designated representative: means a person to whom an owner or an operator, or both, assign in writing any right, title or interest that the owner or operator, or both, may have in and to the proceeds of a reimbursement for a corrective action made under article 3 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disposal: means discharging, depositing, injecting, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing hazardous waste into or on land or water so that hazardous waste or any constituent of hazardous waste may enter the environment, be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including groundwater. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Drinking water facility: means a community water system or a nonprofit noncommunity water system as defined in the safe drinking water act of 1974 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Employer: means any sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, unincorporated association, cooperative, joint venture, agency, department, district or other individual or entity, either public or private, that employs workers. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Energy policy act: means the underground storage tank compliance act, title XV, subtitle B of the energy policy act of 2005 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Environmental law: means a federal, state or local law, rule, regulation or ordinance, or a permit issued under a federal, state or local law, rule, regulation or ordinance, relating to protection of the environment. See Arizona Laws 49-1401
  • 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
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Existing solid waste facility: means a solid waste facility that begins construction or is in operation on the effective date of the design and operation rules adopted by the director pursuant to section 49-761 for that type of solid waste facility. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Facility: includes all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land used for treating, storing or disposing of hazardous waste. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Facility: means all buildings, equipment, structures and other stationary items located on a single site or on contiguous or adjacent sites and owned or operated by the same person or by any person who controls, is controlled by or is under common control with any person. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Facility plan: means any design or operating plan for a solid waste facility or group of solid waste facilities. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal act: means the solid waste disposal act, as amended by the resource conservation and recovery act of 1976 and the hazardous and solid waste amendments of 1984 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: means :

    (a) A trust company or bank certified or authorized to engage in the trust business pursuant to title 6, chapter 8, article 1. See Arizona Laws 49-1001

  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Generation: means the act or process of producing hazardous waste. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Generator: means a person who, by virtue of ownership, management or control, is responsible for causing or allowing to be caused the creation of hazardous waste. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Guarantor: means a person, other than an owner or operator, who provides evidence of financial responsibility for an owner or operator pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Hazardous waste: means hazardous waste as defined in section 49-921. See Arizona Laws 49-901
  • Hazardous waste: means garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant or air pollution control facility, or other discarded materials, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material, resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations or from community activities which because of its quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment if improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed or any waste identified as hazardous pursuant to section 49-922. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Hazardous waste: means hazardous waste as defined in section 49-921. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Hazardous waste disposal facility: means a hazardous waste disposal facility contracted for or operated by this state. See Arizona Laws 49-901
  • Household hazardous waste: means solid waste as described in 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 261. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Household waste: means any solid waste including garbage, rubbish and sanitary waste from septic tanks that is generated from households including single and multiple family residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds and day use recreation areas, not including construction debris, landscaping rubble or demolition debris. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Indian reservation: means all lands that are held in trust by the United States for the exclusive use and occupancy of Indian tribes by treaty, law or executive order and that are currently recognized as Indian reservations by the United States department of the interior. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, group or community that is recognized by the United States secretary of the interior and that exercises governmental authority within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the United States government, notwithstanding the issuance of any patent and including rights-of-way running through the reservation. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inspector: means the county zoning inspector. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Land disposal: means placement of solid waste in or on land. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Landscaping rubble: means material that is derived from landscaping or reclamation activities and that may contain inert material and no more than ten per cent by volume of vegetative waste. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Major employer: means an employer with one hundred or more employees working at or reporting to a single work site during any twenty-four hour period for at least three days per week during at least six months of the year, except that in area A the threshold is fifty employees. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Management agency: means any person responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and management of a particular public facility or group of public facilities. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Manifest: means the form used for identifying the quantity, composition, origin, routing and destination of hazardous waste during its transportation from the point of generation to the point of disposal, treatment or storage. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Medical waste: means any solid waste which is generated in the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of a human being or animal or in any research relating to that diagnosis, treatment or immunization, or in the production or testing of biologicals, and includes discarded drugs but does not include hazardous waste as defined in section 49-921 other than conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile source: means any combustion engine, device, machine or equipment that operates during transport and that emits or generates air contaminants whether in motion or at rest. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Mode: means the type of conveyance used in transportation, including single occupancy motor vehicle, rideshare vehicles, transit, bicycle and walking. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • modify: means a physical change in or change in the method of operation of a source that increases the emissions of any regulated air pollutant emitted by such source by more than any relevant de minimis amount or that results in the emission of any regulated air pollutant not previously emitted by more than such de minimis amount. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Motor fuel: means petroleum or a petroleum based substance that is motor gasoline, aviation gasoline, number 1 or number 2 diesel fuel or any grade of oxygenated gasoline typically used in the operation of a motor engine. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Motor vehicle: means any self-propelled vehicle including a car, van, bus or motorcycle and all other motorized vehicles. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Municipal solid waste landfill: means any solid waste landfill that accepts household waste, household hazardous waste or conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • natural gas storage facility: means a facility that is either underground or above ground with a capacity of at least five hundred thousand cubic feet and that is used primarily for the storage of natural gas, excluding liquefied natural gas. See Arizona Laws 49-1301
  • Natural resources: means the supply of materials, not made by man, that are used for making goods. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • New piping component: means any underground pipe or combination of pipes that contains and conveys a regulated substance between a tank and a motor fuel dispenser, including any valve, elbow, connector or joint that is added to an underground storage tank on or after January 1, 2009 and that was not originally included or installed as part of the underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • New solid waste facility: means a solid waste facility that begins construction or operation after the effective date of design and operating rules that are adopted pursuant to section 49-761 for that type of solid waste facility. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Newspaper of general circulation in the county seat: means a daily or weekly newspaper if any is published in the county seat. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Newsprint: means uncoated paper, whether supercalendered or machine finished, including the type generally used for the publication of newspapers, commercial advertising inserts, directories or commercial advertising mailers, which is made primarily from mechanical wood pulps combined with some chemical wood pulp. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Nonpoint source project: means a project designed to implement a certified water quality management plan. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Occurrence: means an incident or accident, including continuous or repeated exposure to conditions, which results in a release from an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • On site: means the same or geographically contiguous property that may be divided by public or private right-of-way if the entrance and exit between the properties are at a crossroads intersection and access is by crossing the right-of-way and not by traveling along the right-of-way. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • On site: means at or on the same or geographically contiguous property that may be divided by public or private right-of-way, provided the entrance and exit between the properties are at a crossroads intersection and access is by crossing as opposed to travel along the right-of-way. See Arizona Laws 49-851
  • Operator: means a person in control of, or having responsibility for, the day-to-day operation of an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Out of operation: means having been closed in accordance with all applicable fire codes and other statutory and regulatory requirements for closure in effect on the date that closure was accomplished. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partially shielded: means that fixtures are shielded in such a manner that the bottom edge of the shield is below the plane of the center line of the lamp reducing light above the horizontal. See Arizona Laws 49-1101
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any public or private corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society of persons, the federal government and any of its departments or agencies, this state or any of its agencies, departments, political subdivisions, counties, towns or municipal corporations, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Person: means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, joint venture, partnership, association, consortium, state, municipality, interstate body, commission, political subdivision of a state and the United States government. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Person: means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, including a government corporation, partnership, association, state, municipality, commission, political subdivision of the state, interstate body or federal facility. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Person: means an individual, the United States, this state or a public or private corporation, local government unit, public agency, partnership, association, firm, trust or estate or any other legal entity. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Petroleum: means petroleum, including crude oil or any fraction of crude oil, which is liquid at sixty degrees Fahrenheit and 14. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Petroleum contaminated soils: means soils excavated for storage, treatment or disposal containing benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, total xylenes, acenaphthylene, anthracene, benz(A)anthracene, benzo(A)pyrene, benzo(B)fluoranthene, benzo(K)fluoranthene, cyrysene, dibenz(A, H)anthracene, fluoranthene, fluorene, indenopyrene, naphthalene or pyrene in concentrations in excess of levels determined by the director pursuant to section 49-152 to protect the public health and the environment. See Arizona Laws 49-851
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Planning agency: means an organization designated by the governor pursuant to 42 United States Code section 7504. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Plastic container: means a container which is hermetically sealed or made airtight with a metal or plastic cap with a minimum wall thickness of not less than 0. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Plastics: means a specific polymer or mix of polymers in combination with various amounts of plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants, fillers and other organic and inorganic compounds. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Political subdivision: means a city, town or county of this state. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town or other taxing district other than the state that is authorized to take property by eminent domain. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town or special taxing district authorized by law to construct wastewater treatment facilities, drinking water facilities or nonpoint source projects. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Pollution: means the disposal of a toxic substance or hazardous waste into the air, land, surface water or groundwater. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Pollution prevention: means operational procedures and processes and improvements in housekeeping or management techniques that reduce potential or actual releases of pollutants to the overall environment including all air, water and land resources affected by those pollutants. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • processing: means the reduction, separation, recovery, conversion or recycling of solid waste. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Public interest group: means any nonprofit group whose purpose is to further the welfare of the community. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Public solid waste facility: means a transfer facility and any site owned, operated or utilized by any person for the storage, processing, treatment or disposal of solid waste that is not generated on site. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recycled: means a process by which post-consumer materials are collected, separated, cleansed, treated or reconstituted and returned to the economic stream in the form of raw materials or products. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Recycled-content newsprint: means newsprint which contains post-consumer wastepaper. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Recycling: means the process of collecting, separating, cleansing, treating and reconstituting post-consumer materials that would otherwise become solid waste and returning them to the economic stream in the form of raw material for reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace, but does not include incineration or other similar processes. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Recycling: means a reuse, further use, reclamation or extraction through a process or activity that is separate from the process or activity that produced the waste stream but does not include combustion or incineration. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Recycling facility: means a solid waste facility that is owned, operated or used for the storage, treatment or processing of recyclable solid waste and that handles wastes that have a significant adverse effect on the environment. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Recycling program: means the program prepared and adopted by this state and approved by the department to implement the recycling program goals of this state or a program prepared and adopted by a county or municipality of this state. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Reduced emission vehicle: means a motor vehicle that is certified by the task force as being substantially lower emitting in actual use than vehicles generally purchased in the area and that shall be counted as less than a single motor vehicle for travel reduction plan purposes. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Reduced emission vehicle factor: means a factor that is applied to the single occupancy vehicle count and the motor vehicle miles traveled count pursuant to section 49-588 to allow a reduced emission vehicle to receive less than the full count of a regular motor vehicle or a mile traveled by a regular motor vehicle. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Regional: means an area which encompasses or overlaps territory within the jurisdiction of two or more political subdivisions of this state. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Regional program: means the combination of all implemented plans within area A which program shall begin in January, 1989. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Regulated facility or operation: means a facility or operation that is regulated under an environmental law. See Arizona Laws 49-1401
  • Regulated substance: means :

    (a) Petroleum. See Arizona Laws 49-1001

  • Release: means a spill, leak, emission, discharge, escape, leach or disposal of a regulated substance from an underground storage tank into groundwater, surface water or soils. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Reuse: means the return of a commodity into the economic stream for use in the same kind of application as before without change in its identity. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Rezoning: means a change in the zoning ordinance changing the zoning district boundaries within an area previously zoned. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Ridesharing: means transportation of more than one person for commute purposes in a motor vehicle, with or without the assistance of a commuter matching service. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Safe drinking water act: means the federal safe drinking water act of 1974 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Salvaging: means the removal of solid waste from a solid waste facility with the permission and in accordance with rules or ordinances of the management agency for purposes of productive reuse. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shipper: means a person who transports a special waste in commerce. See Arizona Laws 49-851
  • Solid waste facility: means a transfer facility and any site owned, operated or utilized by any person for the storage, processing, treatment or disposal of solid waste, conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste or household hazardous waste but does not include the following:

    (a) A site at which less than one ton of solid waste that is not household waste, household hazardous waste, conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste, medical waste or special waste and that was generated on site is stored, processed, treated or disposed in compliance with section 49-762. See Arizona Laws 49-701

  • Solid waste landfill: means a facility, area of land or excavation in which solid wastes are placed for permanent disposal. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Solid waste management: means the systematic administration of activities which provide for the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, transfer, processing, treatment or disposal of solid waste in a manner that protects public health and safety and the environment and prevents and abates environmental nuisances. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Solid waste management plan: means the plan which is adopted pursuant to section 49-721 and which provides guidelines for the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, processing, treatment, reclamation and disposal of solid waste in a manner that protects public health and safety and the environment and prevents and abates environmental nuisances. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Source: means any building, structure, facility or installation that may cause or contribute to air pollution or the use of which may eliminate, reduce or control the emission of air pollution. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Source reduction: means any action which causes a net reduction in the generation of solid waste and includes reducing the use of nonrecyclable materials, replacing disposable materials and products with reusable materials and products, reducing packaging, reducing the amount of yard waste generated, establishing garbage rate structures with incentives to reduce the amount of wastes that generators produce and increasing the efficiency of the use of paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic and other materials in the manufacturing process. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Special waste: means a solid waste as defined in section 49-701. See Arizona Laws 49-851
  • Staff: means the county staff assigned to the task force. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • State implementation plan: means the accumulated record of enforceable air pollution control measures, programs and plans adopted by the director and submitted to the administrator pursuant to 42 United States Code section 7410. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Storage: means the holding of solid waste. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Storage: means the holding of special waste for a period of not more than one year unless a lesser period of time is designated by the director pursuant to best management practices rules. See Arizona Laws 49-851
  • Storage: means the holding of hazardous waste for a temporary period at the end of which the hazardous waste is treated, disposed of or stored elsewhere. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Suspected release: means any of the following:

    (a) The discovery by owners and operators or others of released regulated substances at the underground storage tank site or in the surrounding area. See Arizona Laws 49-1001

  • Tank: means a stationary device constructed of wood, concrete, steel, plastic or other nonearthen materials and used to contain regulated substances. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Tank service: means installation, retrofitting, tank tightness testing, closure, cathodic protection or interior tank lining of an underground storage tank or a part of an underground storage tank. See Arizona Laws 49-1081
  • Task force: means the travel reduction program regional task force in area A which is designated by the board as the responsible agency to implement and enforce this article. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Technical assistance loan repayment agreement: means either of the following:

    (a) An agreement to repay a loan provided to develop, plan and design water or wastewater infrastructure, related property and appurtenances. See Arizona Laws 49-1201

  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • toxics: means a toxic chemical listed pursuant to the pollution prevention act of 1990 (42 United States Code section 13102 (3)). See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Transfer facility: means a site that is owned, operated or used by any person for the rehandling or storage for ninety days or less of solid waste that was generated off site for the primary purpose of transporting that solid waste. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Transit: means a bus or other public conveyance system. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Transportation: means the movement of hazardous waste by air, rail, highway or water. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Transportation coordinator: means a person designated by an employer, property manager or transportation management association as the lead person in developing and implementing a travel reduction plan. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Transportation management association: means a group of employers or associations formally organized to seek solutions for transportation problems experienced by the group. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Travel reduction plan: means a written report outlining travel reduction measures. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Travel reduction program: means a program that implements a travel reduction plan by an employer and is designed to achieve a predetermined level of travel reduction through various incentives and disincentives. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Treatment: means any method, technique or process used to change the physical, chemical or biological character of solid waste so as to render that waste safer for transport, amenable for processing, amenable for storage or reduced in volume. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Treatment: means a method, technique or process designed to change the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of hazardous waste so as to neutralize such waste or to render such waste nonhazardous, safer for transport, amenable for recovery, amenable for storage or reduced in volume. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • Under-dispenser containment: means a secondary containment device that is beneath a motor fuel dispenser, that is connected to the underground storage tank and that is designed to be liquid tight. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Underground storage tank: means a tank or combination of tanks and underground pipes and impact valves connected to tanks being used or having been used to contain regulated substances and which has at least ten percent of the total volume of the tank and underground portions of pipes connected to the tank underground. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Used oil: means any oil which has been refined from crude or synthetic oil and, as a result of use, storage or handling, which has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or loss of original properties but which may be suitable for further use and may be economically recyclable. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • vanpool: means two or more persons traveling in an automobile, truck or van to or from work. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Vehicle miles traveled: means the number of miles traveled by a motor vehicle for commute trips. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Waste tire facility: means a solid waste facility at which five thousand or more waste tires are stored outdoors on any day. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Wastewater treatment facility: means a treatment works, as defined in section 212 of the clean water act, that is located in this state and that is designed to hold, cleanse or purify or to prevent the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated sewage or other polluted waters for purposes of complying with the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-1201
  • Water supply development: means either of the following:

    (a) The acquisition of water or rights to or contracts for water to augment the water supply of a water provider, including any environmental or other reviews, permits or plans reasonably necessary for that acquisition. See Arizona Laws 49-1201

  • Work site: means a building and any grouping of buildings which are on physically contiguous parcels of land or on parcels separated solely by private or public roadways or rights-of-way and which are owned or operated by the same employer. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Zoning district: means any portion of a county in which the same set of zoning regulations applies. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Zoning ordinance: means an ordinance that is adopted by the board of supervisors and that contains zoning regulations together with a map setting forth the precise boundaries of zoning districts within which the various zoning regulations are effective. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Zoning regulations: means provisions that govern the use of land or buildings, or both, the height and location of buildings, the size of yards, courts and open spaces, the establishment of setback lines and such other matters as may otherwise be authorized under this chapter and that the board deems suitable and proper. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Zoning regulations amendment: means a change in the zoning ordinance that modifies, adds to, transfers or repeals one or more zoning regulations or that adds one or more zoning regulations. See Arizona Laws 11-801