Chapter 4 The Radiation Protection Act of 1999
Chapter 5 Containment of Radioactive Materials
Chapter 6 Radiologic Technology
Chapter 7 Atomic Energy Development
Chapter 8 Radiation Control Law
Chapter 9 Nuclear Powerplant Radiation
Chapter 12 Protection from Effects of Exposure to Radioactive Iodine in Nuclear Emergencies

Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 104 > Part 9 - RADIATION

  • Action: means an action for partition under this title. See California Code of Civil Procedure 872.010
  • Action: includes a civil action and a special proceeding of a civil nature. See California Code of Civil Procedure 2016.020
  • Administrative agency: means the state agency responsible for programming bond funds made available by Chapter 12. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.901
  • Adviser: when used with respect to a licensee, means any person who regularly provides legal, accounting, or management services or advice to such licensee. See California Financial Code 31820
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • area median income: means the median family income of a geographic area of the state, as annually estimated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associate: when used with respect to a licensee, means:

    California Financial Code 31820

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the California Pollution Control Financing Authority. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Beneficiary: means a person to whom a donative transfer of property is made or that person's successor in interest, and:

    California Probate Code 24

  • Byproduct material: means any radioactive material, except special nuclear material, yielded in, or made radioactive by exposure to the radiation incident to, the process of producing or utilizing special nuclear material. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • California Capital Access Fund: means a fund created within the authority to be used for purposes of the program. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Certified supervisor or operator: means a licentiate of the healing arts who has been certified under subdivision (e) of Section 114870 or 107111 to supervise the operation of X-ray machines or to operate X-ray machines, or both. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Public Utilities Code 19
  • Close relative: means ancestor, lineal descendant, brother or sister and lineal descendants of either, spouse, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, or sister-in-law. See California Financial Code 31820
  • Closing services: includes (but is not limited to) appraising property and preparing credit reports. See California Financial Code 31820
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and "commissioner" means a member of the commission. See California Public Utilities Code 20
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Insurance Code 20
  • Committee: means the Mortgage Bond and Tax Credit Allocation Committee, which is renamed the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Committee: means the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • 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.
  • Cost-effectiveness: means the funds provided to a project for each ton of particulate matter reduction attributed to a project or to the program as a whole. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • County: includes city and county. See California Financial Code 14
  • County: includes city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 14
  • Court: means the trial court in which the action is pending, unless otherwise specified. See California Code of Civil Procedure 2016.020
  • Covered engine: includes an engine from any onroad heavy-duty diesel truck or bus weighing over 33,000 pounds and used in for-hire or proprietary trucking operated by a trucking company that services a port in the state. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Covered vehicle: includes any vehicle or piece of equipment powered by a covered engine. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • decontamination: as used in this chapter , means the reduction of the level of contamination from radioactive material to the level that the department determines is reasonably necessary to eliminate the hazard to public health that is caused by the contamination of any object, building, structure, or premises. See California Health and Safety Code 115180
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 20
  • Department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Department: means the State Department of Public Health. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Department: means the State Department of Public Health. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: when used as a noun, means a disposition of real or personal property by will, and, when used as a verb, means to dispose of real or personal property by will. See California Probate Code 32
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • Director: means the State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • District: means the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as described in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 40200) of Part 3 and the South Coast Air Quality Management District as described in Chapter 5. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See California Code of Civil Procedure 2016.020
  • Electronically stored information: means information that is stored in an electronic medium. See California Code of Civil Procedure 2016.020
  • Eligible sponsors: means local governmental agencies, nonprofit corporations, including cooperative housing corporations, limited liability companies where all of the members are nonprofit public benefit corporations, and limited partnerships, as defined in subdivision (f). See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Emergency planning zone: means a zone identified in state and local government emergency plans where immediate decisions for effective public protective action from radiation may be necessary. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • employees: includes furloughed, pensioned, and superannuated employees of any common carrier subject to the provisions of this part, persons who have become disabled or infirm in the service of any such carrier, ex-employees traveling for the purpose of entering the service of any such carrier, and the remains of persons dying while in the employment of any such carrier. See California Public Utilities Code 521
  • Energy Commission: means the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. See California Public Utilities Code 20
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environment: means all places outside the control of the person responsible for the radioactive materials. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Exercise: means an event that tests emergency plans and organizations and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency evaluates pursuant to Part 350 (commencing with Section 350. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • 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.
  • families: includes the families of such persons and the families of persons killed, and the surviving spouses until remarried and minor children during minority of persons who died while in the service of any such carrier. See California Public Utilities Code 521
  • farmworker housing: means housing for agricultural workers that is available to, and occupied by, only farmworkers and their households. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Fee: means that monetary amount determined in accordance with this article. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary: means personal representative, trustee, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact under a power of attorney, custodian under the California Uniform Transfer To Minors Act (Part 9 (commencing with Section 3900) of Division 4), or other legal representative subject to this code. See California Probate Code 39
  • Field tracer study: is a ny project, experiment, or study that includes provision for deliberate introduction of radioactive material into the environment for experimental or test purposes. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Financial institution: means a federal- or state-chartered bank, savings association, credit union, not-for-profit community development financial institution certified under Part 1805 (commencing with Section 1805. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • 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
  • Fund: means the Predevelopment Loan Fund, which is replenished continuously by repayments of principal on loans made from the fund. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Gr-bhph: means grams-per brake horsepower hour. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Gross intrastate revenues: means those revenues from a public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the commission and accounted for according to the uniform system of accounts maintained by the commission. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • High-level radioactive waste: means either of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 114985

  • Housing: includes , but is not limited to, manufactured housing. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Housing credit: means the tax credit for low-income rental housing provided under Section 42 of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Housing credit applicant: means any owner, sponsor, or developer of a qualifying low-income building or project who applies to the committee for either of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 50199.7

  • Housing credit ceiling: means the amount specified in Section 42(h)(3)(C) of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Ingestion pathway phase: means the period beginning after any release of radioactive material from a nuclear powerplant accident when the plume emergency phase has ceased, and reliable environmental measurements are available for making decisions on additional protective actions to protect the food chain. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Ingestion pathway zone: means the 50-mile radius around each of the state's nuclear powerplants in which protective actions may be required to protect the food chain in the event of an emergency. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Instrument: means a will, a document establishing or modifying a trust, a deed, or any other writing that designates a beneficiary or makes a donative transfer of property. See California Probate Code 45
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • interested person: includes any of the following:

    California Probate Code 48

  • Interjurisdictional Planning Committee: means the planning committee, comprised of representatives of the Counties of Orange and San Diego, the Cities of Dana Point, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano, the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, the State Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Southern California Edison Company, established as a mechanism for coordinating integrated preparedness and response in the event of an emergency at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • ionizing radiation: means gamma rays and X-rays. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Ionizing radiation: means gamma rays and X-rays. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • 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.
  • Licentiate of the healing arts: means a person licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act, the provisions of the initiative act entitled "An act prescribing the terms upon which licenses may be issued to practitioners of chiropractic, creating the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and declaring its powers and duties, prescribing penalties for violation thereof, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith" approved by electors November 7, 1922, as amended, or the Osteopathic Act. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Limited partnerships: means limited partnerships where all of the general partners are either nonprofit public benefit corporations, limited liability companies where all of the members are nonprofit public benefit corporations, or a combination of nonprofit public benefit corporations and limited liability companies where all of the members are nonprofit public benefit corporations. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Limited permit: means a permit issued pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 114870 to persons to conduct radiologic technology limited to the performance of certain procedures or the application of X-rays to specific areas of the human body, except for a mammogram. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Local government: means a city or county that provides emergency response for a nuclear powerplant emergency. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Local governmental agencies: includes , but is not limited to, the duly constituted governing body of an Indian reservation or rancheria or a tribally designated housing entity as defined in Section 4103 of Title 25 of the United States Code and Section 50104. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Loss reserve account: means an account in the State Treasury or any financial institution that is established and maintained by the authority for the benefit of a financial institution participating in the Capital Access Loan Program established pursuant to this article for the purposes of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 44559.1

  • Low-level waste: means radioactive waste not classified as high-level radioactive waste, transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel, or the byproduct material defined in Section 11(e)(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Mammogram: means an X-ray image of the human breast. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Mammogram: means an X-ray image of the human breast. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Mammography: means the procedure for creating a mammogram. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Mammography: means the procedure for creating a mammogram. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Mammography quality assurance: means the detection of a change in X-ray and ancillary equipment that adversely affects the quality of films and the glandular radiation dose, and the correction of this change. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • middle-income families: means persons and families of low or moderate income whose income exceeds the income limit for lower income households. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Nonprofit corporations: includes , but is not limited to, a tribally designated housing entity as defined in Section 4103 of Title 25 of the United States Code and Section 50104. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Parent: means any individual entitled to take as a parent under this code by intestate succession from the child whose relationship is involved. See California Probate Code 54
  • Participating financial institution: means a financial institution that has been approved by the authority to enroll qualified loans in the program and has agreed to all terms and conditions set forth in this article and as may be required by any applicable federal law providing matching funding. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Passive real estate ownership: means ownership of real estate for the purpose of deriving income from speculation, trade, or rental, but does not include any of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 44559.1

  • Person: includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, limited liability company, syndicate, estate, trust, business trust, or organization of any kind. See California Financial Code 18
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or other entity. See California Probate Code 56
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Health and Safety Code 19
  • Person: includes any association of persons, copartnership or corporation. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Insurance Code 19
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Labor Code 18
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, firm, association, trust, estate, public or private institution, group, agency, political subdivision of this state, any other state or political subdivision or agency thereof, and any legal successor, representative, agent, or agency of the foregoing, other than the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the United States Department of Energy, or any successor thereto, and other than federal government agencies licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, under prime contract to the United States Department of Energy, or any successor thereto. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Personal representative: means executor, administrator, administrator with the will annexed, special administrator, successor personal representative, public administrator acting pursuant to Section 7660, or a person who performs substantially the same function under the law of another jurisdiction governing the person's status. See California Probate Code 58
  • Persons and families of low or moderate income: includes very low income households, as defined in Section 50105, extremely low income households, as defined in Section 50106, and lower income households as defined in Section 50079. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • Persons and families of median income: means persons and families whose income does not exceed the area median income, as adjusted by the department for family size in accordance with adjustment factors adopted and amended from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • persons of low income: means persons or families who are eligible for financial assistance specifically provided by a governmental agency for the benefit of occupants of housing financed pursuant to this division. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • plaintiff: includes a cross-complainant, and "defendant" includes a cross-defendant. See California Code of Civil Procedure 2032.210
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Plume emergency phase: means the period beginning at the onset of an emergency at a nuclear powerplant when immediate decisions for public protective actions are needed. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Port: means any sea or river port in the state. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • 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.
  • Predevelopment loan: means a loan for required expenses, other than administrative and construction, that are incurred by eligible sponsors in the process of, and prior to, securing long-term financing for construction, conversion, preservation, or rehabilitation of assisted housing, and that are recoverable once long-term financing is obtained. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Process: signifies a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Program: means the California Port Community Air Quality Program created by this chapter. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Program: means the Capital Access Loan Program created pursuant to this article. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Project: means the replacement, repowering, scrapping, or retrofitting of a covered vehicle or covered engine that receives a grant pursuant to this chapter. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • project: has the meaning specified in Section 42(c)(2) of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • project: includes equipment purchase, right-of-way acquisition, and project delivery costs. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.901
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See California Code of Civil Procedure 872.010
  • Property: means anything that may be the subject of ownership and includes both real and personal property and any interest therein. See California Probate Code 62
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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 library: means a library, or two or more libraries, that is operated by a single public jurisdiction and that serves its residents free of charge. See California Education Code 18710
  • Qualified business: means a small business concern that meets both of the following criteria, regardless of whether the small business concern has operations that affect the environment:

    California Health and Safety Code 44559.1

  • Qualified loan: means a loan or a portion of a loan made by a participating financial institution to a qualified business for any business activity that has its primary economic effect in California. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Radioactive material: means any material or combination of materials that spontaneously emits ionizing radiation. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Radioactive waste: means any radioactive material that is discarded as nonusable. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Radiologic technologist: means any person, other than a licentiate of the healing arts, making application of X-rays to human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 114870. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Radiologic technology: means the application of X-rays on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Radiologic Technology Act: means Sections 106965 to 107120, inclusive, and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 114840) of Part 9 of Division 104. See California Health and Safety Code 27
  • Radiological monitoring: means the measurement of the amounts and kinds of radioactive materials in the environment. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recipient agency: means the recipient of bond funds made available by Chapter 12. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.901
  • Recovery phase: means the period when actions designed to reduce radiation levels in the environment to acceptable levels for unrestricted use are commenced, and ending when all recovery actions have been completed. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Registration: means the reporting of possession of a source of radiation and the furnishing of information with respect thereto, in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 115060. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • 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.
  • repower: as used in this chapter , refers to replacing an older, uncontrolled engine with a newer model engine that meets the latest emissions standards. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Retrofit: means making modifications to the engine and fuel system so that the retrofitted engine does not have the same emissions of particulate matter as the original engine. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Sales in kilowatt hours: means sales in kilowatt hours, subject to the jurisdiction of the commission, for service directly to customers and subscribers of each electrical corporation, and shall not include interdepartmental sales or transfers and sales to other privately owned or publicly owned public utilities furnishing electricity. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Health and Safety Code 114908
  • Security: includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or any certificate of interest or participation, any temporary or interim certificate, receipt, or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing. See California Probate Code 70
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Severely affected community: means any area classified as an enterprise zone pursuant to the Enterprise Zone Act (Chapter 12. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Short-term financing assistance: means any financing assistance with a term of not more than five years. See California Financial Code 31820
  • Site: means the location of a nuclear powerplant and its surrounding emergency planning zone. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Small Business Assistance Fund: means a fund created within the authority pursuant to Section 44548. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Source material: means (1) uranium, thorium, or any other material which the department declares by rule to be source material after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, has determined the material to be such. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Special nuclear material: means (1) plutonium, uranium 233, uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235, and any other material which the department declares by rule to be special nuclear material after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, has determined the material to be such, but does not include source material. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Specific license: means a license, issued after application, to use, manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own, or possess quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing, byproduct, source, or special nuclear materials or other radioactive material occurring naturally or produced artificially. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Spent nuclear fuel: means fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor following irradiation, the constituent elements of which have not been separated by reprocessing. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Government Code 12.2
  • Spouse: includes domestic partner, as defined in Section 37 of this code, as required by Section 297. See California Probate Code 72
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession subject to the legislative authority of the United States. See California Probate Code 74
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Insurance Code 28
  • State: includes the District of Columbia and the territories when applied to the different parts of the United States, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • State board: means the California Library Services Board. See California Education Code 18710
  • State Board of Public Health: means "State Department of Health Services" with respect to regulatory functions heretofore performed by the State Board of Public Health or the "Advisory Health Council" with respect to all other functions heretofore performed by the board. See California Health and Safety Code 22
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • subscription: includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer's or subscriber's name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name near the signer's or subscriber's name. See California Health and Safety Code 18
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervision: means responsibility for, and control of, quality, radiation safety, and technical aspects of all X-ray examinations and procedures. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • System: means a cooperative library system. See California Education Code 18710
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Title report: includes a preliminary report, guarantee, binder, or policy of title insurance. See California Code of Civil Procedure 872.010
  • 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.
  • Transferor: means the testator, settlor, grantor, owner, or other person who executes an instrument. See California Probate Code 81
  • Transuranic waste: means any waste containing more than 100 nanocuries of alpha emitting transuranic nuclides with half-life greater than five years per gram of waste material. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Trust: includes the following:

    California Probate Code 82

  • Trust company: means an entity that has qualified to engage in and conduct a trust business in this state. See California Probate Code 83
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court. See California Probate Code 84
  • Very low-emission vehicle: means a vehicle with emissions significantly lower than otherwise applicable baseline emission standards or uncontrolled emission levels. See California Health and Safety Code 44299.80
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Will: includes codicil and any testamentary instrument which merely appoints an executor or revokes or revises another will. See California Probate Code 88
  • Will: includes codicil. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Writing: includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. See California Financial Code 8
  • Writing: includes printing and typewriting. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17