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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 – 11-867
Article 6 Air Quality 11-871 – 11-877

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 11 > Chapter 6 - County Planning and Zoning

  • Active ingredient: has the meaning assigned to the term by title 7 United States Code section 136. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • 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 49-201
  • 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
  • Adverse effects to human health: means those effects that result in or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness, including adverse effects that are known to be or may reasonably be anticipated to be caused by substances that are acutely toxic, chronically toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, neurotoxic or causative of reproductive dysfunction. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Advisory council: means any county air pollution control advisory council established pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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
  • Air contaminants: includes smoke, vapors, charred paper, dust, soot, grime, carbon, fumes, gases, sulfuric acid mist aerosols, aerosol droplets, odors, particulate matter, wind-borne matter, radioactive materials, or noxious chemicals, or any other material in the outdoor atmosphere. See Arizona Laws 49-421
  • Air contaminants: includes smoke, vapors, charred paper, dust, soot, grime, carbon, fumes, gases, sulfuric acid mist aerosols, aerosol droplets, odors, particulate matter, wind-borne matter, radioactive materials or noxious chemicals, or any other material in the outdoor atmosphere. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Air pollution: means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants or combinations thereof in sufficient quantities, which either alone or in connection with other substances by reason of their concentration and duration are or tend to be injurious to human, plant or animal life, or cause damage to property, or unreasonably interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property of a substantial part of a community, or obscure visibility, or which in any way degrade the quality of the ambient air below the standards established by the director. See Arizona Laws 49-421
  • Air pollution: means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants or combinations thereof in sufficient quantities, which either alone or in connection with other substances, by reason of their concentration and duration are or tend to be injurious to human, plant or animal life, or cause damage to property, or unreasonably interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property of a substantial part of a community, or obscure visibility, or which in any way degrade the quality of the ambient air below the standards established by the board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means any person who applies for a registration or amended registration pursuant to title 3, chapter 2, article 5 or a conditional registration pursuant to section 49-310. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • 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
  • Aquifer: means a geologic unit that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield usable quantities of water to a well or spring. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Area of jurisdiction: means that part of the county outside the corporate limits of any municipality. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • Arizona Grand Canyon visibility transport commission class I areas: means the following four mandatory federal class I areas in this state that were the subject of recommendations made by the Grand Canyon visibility transport commission pursuant to the clean air act:

    (a) Grand Canyon national park. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01

  • Arizona mandatory federal class I areas: means the following eight national parks and wilderness areas that are designated as mandatory federal class I areas in this state pursuant to the clean air act and does not include the Arizona Grand Canyon visibility transport commission class I areas:

    (a) Pine Mountain Wilderness. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attainment area: means any area in this state that has been identified in regulations promulgated by the administrator as being in compliance with national ambient air quality standards. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • AZPDES: means the Arizona pollutant discharge elimination system program as adopted under section 402(b) of the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • 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.
  • Begin actual construction: means initiation of physical on-site construction activities on an emissions unit which are of a permanent nature. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Being used: means not having been taken out of operation. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • 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
  • Best management practices: means those methods, measures or practices to prevent or reduce discharges and includes structural and nonstructural controls and operation and maintenance procedures. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Board: means the board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 11-801
  • 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 of supervisors: means any county board of supervisors. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • business changes: includes improvements in operating practices, spill and leak prevention measures, inventory control and other changes that proportionately reduce or eliminate the release of pollutants to the overall environment but does not include the transfer or relocation of an operation or process to another facility in this state with no subsequent proportionate reduction in toxics use or the release of pollutants to the overall environment. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • CERCLA: means the comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act of 1980, as amended (P. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • CERCLA brownfields cleanup revolving loan fund program: means the program established by the United States environmental protection agency to provide financial assistance in the form of loans or grants to eligible persons to remediate contamination at eligible sites as provided in section 104(k) of CERCLA and applicable guidance documents prepared by the United States environmental protection agency to implement this program. See Arizona Laws 49-218
  • Certificate of inspection: means a serially numbered device or symbol, as may be prescribed by the director, indicating that a vehicle has been inspected pursuant to the provisions of section 49-546 and has passed inspection. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • Certificate of waiver: means a uniquely numbered device or symbol, as may be prescribed by the director, indicating that the requirement of passing reinspection has been waived for a vehicle pursuant to the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chemigation: means a method of irrigation by which a pesticide is mixed with irrigation water before the water is applied to the crop or the soil. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
  • Clean air act: means the clean air act of 1963 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Clean burning fuel: means :

    (a) An emulsion of water-phased hydrocarbon fuel that contains not less than twenty per cent water by volume and that complies with any of the following:

    (i) Is used in an engine that is certified to meet at a minimum the United States environmental protection agency low emission vehicle standard pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 88. See Arizona Laws 1-215

  • Clean closure: means implementation of all actions specified in an aquifer protection permit, if any, as closure requirements, as well as elimination, to the greatest degree practicable, of any reasonable probability of further discharge from the facility and of either exceeding aquifer water quality standards at the applicable point of compliance or, if an aquifer water quality standard is exceeded at the time the permit is issued, causing further degradation of the aquifer at the applicable point of compliance as provided in section 49-243, subsection B, paragraph 3. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Clean water act: means the federal water pollution control act amendments of 1972 (P. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Closed facility: means :

    (a) A facility that ceased operation before January 1, 1986, that is not, on August 13, 1986, engaged in the activity for which the facility was designed and that was previously operated and for which there is no intent to resume operation. See Arizona Laws 49-201

  • Closed solid waste facility: means any of the following:

    (a) A solid waste facility that ceases storing, treating, processing or receiving for disposal solid waste before the effective date of design and operation rules for that type of facility adopted pursuant to section 49-761. See Arizona Laws 49-701

  • 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
  • Commence: means , as applied to construction of a source:

    (a) For purposes other than title IV of the clean air act, that the owner or operator has obtained all necessary preconstruction approval or permits required by federal law and this chapter and has done either of the following:

    (i) Begun or caused to begin a continuous program of physical on-site construction of the source to be completed within a reasonable time. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01

  • 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
  • Concentrated animal feeding operation: means an animal feeding operation that meets the criteria prescribed in 40 Code of Federal Regulations part 122, appendix B for determining a concentrated animal feeding operation for purposes of 40 Code of Federal Regulations sections 122. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste: means hazardous waste in quantities as defined by rules adopted pursuant to section 49-922. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Conditioning mode: means either a fast idle test or a loaded test. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • 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
  • Construction debris: means solid waste derived from the construction, repair or remodeling of buildings or other structures. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • 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
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Control officer: means the executive head of the department authorized or designated to enforce air pollution regulations, or the executive head of an air pollution control district established pursuant to section 49-473. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Conventional air pollutant: means any pollutant for which the administrator has promulgated a primary or secondary national ambient air quality standard. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corrective actions: means those actions that are prescribed pursuant to section 49-1005. See Arizona Laws 49-1001
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: means :

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

  • Curb idle test: means an exhaust emissions test conducted with the engine of a vehicle running at the manufacturer's specified idle speed plus or minus one hundred revolutions per minute but without pressure exerted on the accelerator. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Degradation product: means a substance resulting from the transformation of a pesticide by physicochemical or biochemical means. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Demolition debris: means solid waste derived from the demolition of buildings or other structures. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Arizona Laws 49-331
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Direct reuse: means the beneficial use of reclaimed water for specific purposes authorized pursuant to section 49-203, subsection A, paragraph 6. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Director: means the director of environmental quality or the director's designee. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental quality. See Arizona Laws 49-331
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Discharge: means the direct or indirect addition of any pollutant to the waters of the state from a facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Discharge: means any addition of any pollutant to navigable waters from any point source. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Discharge impact area: means the potential areal extent of pollutant migration, as projected on the land surface, as the result of a discharge from a facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Discharge limitation: means any restriction, prohibition, limitation or criteria established by the director, through a rule, permit or order, on quantities, rates, concentrations, combinations, toxicity and characteristics of pollutants. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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
  • Disposal: means discharging, depositing, injecting, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing a toxic substance or hazardous waste into or on land or water so that the toxic substance or hazardous waste or any constituent of hazardous waste may enter the environment, be emitted into the air or be released into or commingled with any waters, including groundwater. See Arizona Laws 49-961
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dry well: means a well which is a bored, drilled or driven shaft or hole whose depth is greater than its width and is designed and constructed specifically for the disposal of storm water. See Arizona Laws 49-331
  • Eligible activities: means removal as defined by section 101(23) of CERCLA and includes required engineering evaluations, cost analysis of cleanup alternatives, public participation requirements and reasonable and necessary site monitoring activities during the remediation. See Arizona Laws 49-218
  • Emissions inspection station permit: means a certificate issued by the director authorizing the holder to perform vehicular inspections pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • 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
  • Environment: means navigable waters, any other surface waters, groundwater, drinking water supply, land surface or subsurface strata or ambient air, within or bordering on this state. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Environmental laws: means this title and any rules, permits and orders that are adopted or issued pursuant to this title. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • Environmental management system: means a set of documented processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency by continuously improving its environmental performance. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • Environmental performance: means the effect of a facility or activity on air, water, land, natural resources or human health and the generation of waste by a facility or activity. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • 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 facility: means a facility on which construction began before August 13, 1986 and which is neither a new facility nor a closed facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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: means any land, building, installation, structure, equipment, device, conveyance, area, source, activity or practice from which there is, or with reasonable probability may be, a discharge. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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.
  • Fast idle test: means an exhaust emissions test conducted with the engine of the vehicle running under an accelerated condition to an extent prescribed by the director. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • 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
  • Federally listed hazardous air pollutant: means any air pollutant adopted pursuant to section 49-426. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • 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.
  • Fleet emissions inspection station: means any inspection facility operated under a permit issued to a qualified fleet owner or lessee as determined by the director. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • 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
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Golf cart: means a motor vehicle which has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, has an unladen weight of less than thirteen hundred pounds, is designed to be and is operated at not more than fifteen miles an hour and is designed to carry golf equipment and persons. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • Grand Canyon visibility transport commission: means the visibility transport commission established pursuant to section 169B of the clean air act for the region affecting the visibility of the Grand Canyon national park. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Grand Canyon visibility transport commission class I areas: means the following sixteen mandatory federal class I areas in the region of Grand Canyon national park that were the subject of recommendations by the Grand Canyon visibility transport commission pursuant to the clean air act:

    (a) Grand Canyon national park in Arizona. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01

  • Gray water: means wastewater that has been collected separately from a sewage flow and that originates from a clothes washer or a bathroom tub, shower or sink but that does not include wastewater from a kitchen sink, dishwasher or toilet. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Groundwater protection data gap: means that a pesticide for agricultural use has been registered with the Arizona department of agriculture without the director of environmental quality finding that the information submitted pursuant to section 49-302 meets the requirements of this article. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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 air pollutant: means any federally listed hazardous air pollutant and any air pollutant that the director has designated as a hazardous air pollutant pursuant to section 49-426. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Hazardous air pollutant reasonably available control technology: means an emissions standard for hazardous air pollutants that the director, acting pursuant to section 49-426. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Hazardous substance: means :

    (a) Any substance designated pursuant to sections 311(b)(2)(A) and 307(a) of the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-201

  • 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: means hazardous waste as defined in section 49-921. See Arizona Laws 49-901
  • Hazardous waste disposal facility: means a hazardous waste disposal facility contracted for or operated by this state. See Arizona Laws 49-901
  • Hearing board: means any county air pollution hearing board established pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • 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
  • Impaired water: means a navigable water for which credible scientific data exists that satisfies the requirements of section 49-232 and that demonstrates that the water should be identified pursuant to 33 United States Code section 1313(d) and the regulations implementing that statute. See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • Independent contractor: means any person, business, firm, partnership or corporation with which the director may enter into an agreement providing for the construction, equipment, maintenance, personnel, management and operation of official emissions inspection stations pursuant to section 49-545. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • 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
  • Indirect discharge: means the introduction of pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works from any nondomestic source that is regulated under section 307(b), (c) or (d) of the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Industrial user: means a source of indirect discharge. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Inert material: means broken concrete, asphaltic pavement, manufactured asbestos-containing products, brick, rock, gravel, sand and soil. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • installation: means all of the pollutant-emitting activities that belong to the same industrial grouping, are located on one or more contiguous or adjacent properties and are under the control of the same person or persons under common control except the activities of any vessel. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Key employee: means any person employed by an applicant or permittee in a supervisory capacity or empowered to make discretionary decisions with respect to the solid waste or hazardous waste operations of the business concern. See Arizona Laws 49-921
  • 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
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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.
  • Loaded test: means an exhaust emissions test conducted at cruise or transient conditions as prescribed by the director. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • Maintenance area: means any nonattainment area that has been redesignated by the administrator to attainment status. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • 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
  • Major modification: means a physical change in an existing facility or a change in its method of operation that results in a significant increase or adverse alteration in the characteristics or volume of the pollutants discharged, or the addition of a process or major piece of production equipment, building or structure that is physically separated from the existing operation and that causes a discharge, provided that:

    (a) A modification to a groundwater protection permit facility as defined in section 49-241. See Arizona Laws 49-201

  • Major source: means a stationary source or a group of stationary sources that is located within a contiguous area, that is under common control and that is defined as a major source in section 501(2) of the clean air act or that is a major emitting facility as defined in title I, part C of the clean air act or that is defined in department rules as a major source consistent with the clean air act. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • 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
  • Maximum achievable control technology: means an emission standard that requires the maximum degree of reduction in emissions of the hazardous air pollutants subject to this chapter, including a prohibition on such emissions where achievable, and that the director, after considering the cost of achieving such emission reduction and any non-air quality health and environmental impacts and energy requirements, determines to be achievable by an affected source to which such standard applies, through application of measures, processes, methods, systems or techniques including measures that:

    (a) Reduce the volume of, or eliminate emissions of, such pollutants through process changes, substitution of materials or other modifications. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01

  • 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 source: means any stationary or portable source that is not a major source. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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 or county solid waste: means any garbage, trash, rubbish, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant or pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material but not including domestic sewage or hazardous waste. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • 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
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town with a population of more than five thousand persons. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • National ambient air quality standard: means the ambient air pollutant concentration limits established by the administrator pursuant to 42 United States Code section 7409. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Natural resources: means the supply of materials, not made by man, that are used for making goods. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Navigable waters: means the waters of the United States as defined by section 502(7) of the clean water act (33 United States Code section 1362(7)). See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • New facility: means a previously closed facility that resumes operation or a facility on which construction was begun after August 13, 1986 on a site at which no other facility is located or to totally replace the process or production equipment that causes the discharge from an existing facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Nonattainment area: means any area in this state that is designated as prescribed by section 49-405 and where violations of national ambient air quality standards have been measured. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Nonattainment area plan: means an air pollution control plan developed in accordance with 42 United States Code sections 7501 through 7515. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Nonpoint source: means any conveyance which is not a point source from which pollutants are or may be discharged to navigable waters. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Official emissions inspection station: means an inspection facility, other than a fleet emissions inspection station, whether placed in a permanent structure or in a mobile unit for conveyance among various locations within this state, for the purpose of conducting emissions inspections of all vehicles required to be inspected pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • 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
  • 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 wastewater treatment facility: means a conventional septic tank system or alternative system that is installed at a site to treat and dispose of wastewater of predominantly human origin that is generated at that site. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Organization: means a company, corporation, political subdivision, firm, enterprise or institution, or any part or combination, whether incorporated or not, public or private, that has its own functions and administration. See Arizona Laws 49-192
  • 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.
  • Owner: means a person who owns a dry well or a person who owned a dry well immediately before the discontinuation of its use. See Arizona Laws 49-331
  • Paper: means newspaper, high grade office paper, fine paper, bond paper, offset paper, xerographic paper, duplicator paper and related types of cellulosic material containing not more than ten per cent by weight or volume of noncellulosic material such as laminates, binders, coatings or saturants. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • 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.
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Permit: means a written authorization issued by the director or prescribed by this chapter or in a rule adopted under this chapter stating the conditions and restrictions governing a discharge or governing the construction, operation or modification of a facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Permit: includes all or any part of a county permit, license, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Permitting: includes the county process for granting, denying, renewing, revoking, suspending, annulling, withdrawing or amending a permit. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Permitting authority: means the department or a county department or agency that is charged with enforcing a permit program adopted pursuant to section 49-480, subsection A. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • 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
  • Person: means an individual, employee, officer, managing body, trust, firm, joint stock company, consortium, public or private corporation, including a government corporation, partnership, association or state, a political subdivision of this state, a commission, the United States government or any federal facility, interstate body or other entity. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Person: includes any public or private corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society of persons, the federal government and any of its departments or agencies, the state and any of its agencies, departments or political subdivisions, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 49-421
  • Person: includes any public or private corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society of persons, the federal government and any of its departments or agencies, the state and any of its agencies, departments or political subdivisions, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • 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
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pesticide: means any substance or mixture of substances intended for either:

    (a) Preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. See Arizona Laws 49-301

  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Point source: means any discernible, confined and discrete conveyance, including, but not limited to, any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, container, rolling stock, concentrated animal feeding operation or vessel or other floating craft from which pollutants are or may be discharged to navigable waters. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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 city, town or county of this state. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Pollutant: means fluids, contaminants, toxic wastes, toxic pollutants, dredged spoil, solid waste, substances and chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, petroleum products, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and mining, industrial, municipal and agricultural wastes or any other liquid, solid, gaseous or hazardous substances. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Portable source: means any stationary source that is capable of being transported and operated in more than one county of this state. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Post-consumer material: means a discard generated by a business or residence that has fulfilled its useful life. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Postclosure monitoring and maintenance: means those activities that are conducted after closure notification and that are necessary to:

    (a) Keep the facility in compliance with either the aquifer water quality standards at the applicable point of compliance or, for any aquifer water quality standard that is exceeded at the time the aquifer protection permit is issued, the requirement to prevent the facility from further degrading the aquifer at the applicable point of compliance as provided under section 49-243, subsection B, paragraph 3. See Arizona Laws 49-201

  • Potential to emit: means the maximum capacity of a stationary source to emit a pollutant, excluding secondary emissions, under its physical and operational design. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Practicably: means able to be reasonably done from the standpoint of technical practicability and, except for pollutants addressed in section 49-243, subsection I, economically achievable on an industry-wide basis. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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.
  • Primary standard attainment date: means the date defined within a nonattainment area plan in accordance with 42 United States Code sections 7401 through 7515 or applicable regulations adopted by the United States environmental protection agency by January 1, 1999 and after which date primary national ambient air quality standards may not be violated. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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 law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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
  • Publicly owned treatment works: means a treatment works owned by this state or a municipality of this state as defined in section 502(4) of the clean water act. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • 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.
  • Reasonable further progress: means the schedule of emission reductions defined within a nonattainment area plan as being necessary to come into compliance with a national ambient air quality standard by the primary standard attainment date. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Reclaimed water: means water that has been treated or processed by a wastewater treatment plant or an on-site wastewater treatment facility. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Register: means the Arizona administrative register. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Registrant: means a person that has registered a pesticide pursuant to title 3, chapter 2, article 5. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • Regulated agricultural activity: means the application of nitrogen fertilizer or a concentrated animal feeding operation. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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
  • Rule or ordinance making: means the process for formulation and adoption of a rule or ordinance. See Arizona Laws 49-471
  • Safe drinking water act: means the federal safe drinking water act, as amended (P. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Soil adsorption coefficient: means a measure of the tendency of a pesticide, or its biologically active transformation products, to bond to the surfaces of soil particles. See Arizona Laws 49-301
  • 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
  • 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
  • Standards: means water quality standards, pretreatment standards and toxicity standards established pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Stationary source: means any facility, building, equipment, device or machine that operates at a fixed location and that emits or generates air contaminants. See Arizona Laws 49-401.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Storage: means the containment or holding of materials, either on a temporary or long-term basis, in such a manner as not to constitute disposal of such materials. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • 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
  • Storage: means the holding of solid waste. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Surface water quality standard: means a standard adopted for a navigable water pursuant to sections 49-221 and 49-222 and section 303(c) of the clean water act (33 United States Code section 1313(c)). See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • 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

  • Tampering: means removing, defeating or altering an emissions control device which was installed at the time a vehicle was manufactured. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • 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: means a stationary device, including a sump, that is constructed of concrete, steel, plastic, fiberglass, or other non-earthen material that provides substantial structural support, and that is designed to contain an accumulation of solid, liquid or gaseous materials. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • 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.
  • TMDL implementation plan: means a written strategy to implement a total maximum daily load that is developed for an impaired water. See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • Total maximum daily load: means an estimation of the total amount of a pollutant from all sources that may be added to a water while still allowing the water to achieve and maintain applicable surface water quality standards. See Arizona Laws 49-231
  • Toxic pollutant: means a substance that will cause significant adverse reactions if ingested in drinking water. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • 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
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • 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 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
  • 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 works: means any devices and systems that are used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature, the elements essential to providing a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities, and any works that will be an integral part of the treatment process or that are used for residues resulting from that treatment. See Arizona Laws 49-255
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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
  • Vadose zone: means the zone between the ground surface and any aquifer. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • vanpool: means two or more persons traveling in an automobile, truck or van to or from work. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Vegetative waste: means waste derived from plants, including tree limbs and branches, stumps, grass clippings and other waste plant material. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Vehicle: means any automobile, truck, truck tractor, motor bus or self-propelled or motor-driven vehicle registered or to be registered in this state and used upon the public highways of this state for the purpose of transporting persons or property, except implements of husbandry, road rollers or road machinery temporarily operated upon the highway. See Arizona Laws 49-541
  • Vehicle miles traveled: means the number of miles traveled by a motor vehicle for commute trips. See Arizona Laws 49-581
  • Waste pile: means any noncontainerized accumulation of solid, nonflowing waste that is used for treatment or storage. See Arizona Laws 49-701
  • Waste stream: means the solid waste material output of a community, region or facility. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • 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
  • Wastepaper: means recyclable paper and paperboard, including high grade office paper, computer paper, fine paper, bond paper, offset paper, xerographic paper, duplicator paper and corrugated paper. See Arizona Laws 49-831
  • Waters of the state: means all waters within the jurisdiction of this state including all perennial or intermittent streams, lakes, ponds, impounding reservoirs, marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, aquifers, springs, irrigation systems, drainage systems and other bodies or accumulations of surface, underground, natural, artificial, public or private water situated wholly or partly in or bordering on the state. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Well: means a bored, drilled or driven shaft, pit or hole whose depth is greater than its largest surface dimension. See Arizona Laws 49-201
  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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