Chapter 201 Tennessee Air Quality Act 68-201-101 – 68-201-202
Chapter 202 Atomic Energy and Nuclear Materials 68-202-101 – 68-202-709
Chapter 203 Tennessee Environmental Protection Fund 68-203-101 – 68-203-105
Chapter 204 State Energy Policy Council 68-204-101 – 68-204-110
Chapter 211 Solid Waste Disposal 68-211-101 – 68-211-1019
Chapter 212 Hazardous Waste Management 68-212-101 – 68-212-509
Chapter 213 Sanitary Landfill Areas Act 68-213-101 – 68-213-106
Chapter 214 Environmental Engineering Project 68-214-101 – 68-214-102
Chapter 215 Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Act 68-215-101 – 68-215-204
Chapter 216 Tennessee Oil Spill Cleanup and Environmental Preservation Act of 1995 68-216-101 – 68-216-103
Chapter 217 Tennessee Drycleaner’s Environmental Response Act 68-217-101 – 68-217-113
Chapter 221 Water and Sewerage 68-221-101 – 68-221-1319

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 68 > Environmental Protection

  • Abandoned drycleaning facility: means any real property premises or individual leasehold space on which a drycleaning facility formerly operated. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
  • Accumulated contributions: means the sum of all the amounts deducted from the compensation of a member, together with any amount transferred to the account of the member established pursuant to chapters 34-37 of this title from the respective account of the member under one (1) or more of the superseded systems, with interest thereon, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Actuarial equivalent: means a benefit of equal value when computed at regular interest upon the basis of the mortality tables last adopted for such purpose by the board of trustees. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • acute hazardous waste: means any hazardous waste as defined in part 1 of this chapter, and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, and for which the generator is required to notify the department pursuant to such regulations. See Tennessee Code 68-212-303
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency (EPA), or the administrator's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
  • Administrator: means the administrator of veterans affairs of the United States, or the administrator's successor. See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
  • Adult: means an individual who has attained twenty-one (21) years of age. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
  • Adversary counsel: means a private lawyer hired by a respondent to represent the respondent's interest in any action under this chapter and chapters 2 and 3 of this title. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agreement: means the federal-state agreement between the federal agency and the state of Tennessee entered into on August 16, 1951, as authorized by the Social Security Enabling Act for the purpose of extending coverage under Title II of the Social Security Act (42 U. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
  • Agricultural development loan program: means the authority's program of providing loans to lenders or purchasing loans from lenders for the purpose of making funds available for the financing of agricultural enterprises. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
  • Agricultural enterprise: means the acquisition, reconstruction or improvement of land or buildings or other improvements thereto, or any combination thereof, and any breeding stock and machinery or equipment necessary or suitable for use in farming, ranching, the production of agricultural commodities, including the products of agriculture and silviculture, or necessary and suitable for treating, processing, storing or transporting raw agricultural commodities. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
  • Agricultural land: means land used for agriculture, as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • Air contaminant: means particulate matter, dust, fumes, gas, mist, smoke, or vapor, or any combinations thereof. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
    • Air contaminant source: means any and all sources of emission of air contaminants, whether privately or publicly owned or operated. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
    • Air pollution: means presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one (1) or more air contaminants in sufficient quantities and of such characteristics and duration as to be injurious to human, plant or animal life or to property, or which unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life and property. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
    • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
    • alternative technology: includes land application of effluent and sludge, aquifer recharge, aquaculture, direct reuse (nonpotable), horticulture, revegetation of disturbed land, containment ponds, sludge composting and drying prior to land application, self-sustaining incineration, methane recovery, codisposal of sludge and solid waste and individual and on-site systems. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
    • 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.
    • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
    • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
    • 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
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Atomic energy: means all forms of energy released in the course of nuclear fission or nuclear transformation. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101
    • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
    • Attorney ad litem: means an attorney appointed by the court to act as counsel for the respondent. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
    • Attorney ad litem: means an attorney appointed by the court to act as counsel for the respondent. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
    • Attorney general: means the attorney general and reporter and any assistant thereto by whatever name known, any district attorney general and any assistant thereto by whatever name called, and any officer or full-time employee of the general assembly or any committee thereof established by statute, who is duly licensed to practice law in Tennessee, whose duty it is to provide facilities for drafting bills or to assist individual legislators in drafting bills or who renders legal advice and services to the members of the general assembly or committees thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Attorney general and reporter: means the attorney general and reporter of Tennessee or the attorney general and reporter's designee. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
    • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
    • Authority: means a water and wastewater treatment authority created pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency, created by title 4, chapter 31, or its successor. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency, created by title 4, chapter 31, or its successor. See Tennessee Code 68-221-502
    • Authority: means a water and wastewater treatment authority created pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority as created by title 4, chapter 31. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority, a public agency and instrumentality of the state, created by this chapter, or if such authority shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the authority shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
    • Automotive fluid collection center: means a facility, including, without limitation, a fixed location, tank, truck, and container, that accepts used oil or any other automotive fluid from DIYers. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
    • Automotive oil: means any oil classified for use in an internal combustion engine, crankcase, transmission, gear box or differential for an automobile, bus or truck, lawnmower, or household power equipment. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
    • Auxiliary intake: means any piping connection or other device whereby water may be secured from a source other than that normally used. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
    • Average daily balance: means the sum of the average daily demand deposits, the average daily time deposits, and the average daily savings deposits of public depositors held during the calendar month immediately preceding the current month. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
    • Average final compensation: means the average annual earnable compensation of a member during the five (5) consecutive years of the member's creditable service affording the highest such average, or during all of the years in the member's creditable service if less than five (5) years. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Average monthly balance: means the average monthly balance of public deposits held by the depository during any twelve (12) calendar months. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
    • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
    • Baled waste: means all waste that has been mechanically compacted to achieve high density per unit volume and strapped to retain its form as a bale. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
    • Bank: includes any person or association of persons, whether incorporated or not, carrying on the business of banking. See Tennessee Code 35-2-102
    • bank: means a system of accounting for voluntarily pooled and irrevocably donated accumulated personal sick leave which is collected for the purpose of providing sick leave to members of the program who have suffered a personal illness, surgery, disability or quarantine and whose sick leave is exhausted. See Tennessee Code 8-50-901
    • 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: means any person, persons or institution receiving a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided in chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • 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 form: means a registration of a security which indicates the present owner of the security and the intention of the owner regarding the person who will become the owner of the security upon the death of the owner. See Tennessee Code 35-12-102
    • Benefits: means all moneys paid or payable by the United States through the veterans administration. See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
    • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
    • Board: means the board of commissioners of an authority. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
    • Board: means , unless otherwise indicated, the underground storage tanks and solid waste disposal control board created in §. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
    • Board: means , unless otherwise indicated, the underground storage tanks and solid waste disposal control board established by §. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
    • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
    • Board: means a board, established to manage the affairs of a municipal solid waste management region, except in §§. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
    • Board: means the underground storage tanks and solid waste disposal control board as established by §. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
    • Board: means the underground storage tanks and solid waste disposal control board as established by §. See Tennessee Code 68-212-303
    • Board: means the underground storage tanks and solid waste disposal control board created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
    • Board: means the board of commissioners of an authority. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Board: means the Tennessee board of water quality, oil and gas as established by §. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
    • Board: means the board of certification created in §. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
    • Board: means the wastewater financing board established by this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Board: means the air pollution control board. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
    • Board: means the collateral pool board created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
    • Bond: means any bond authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
    • Bonds: includes notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
    • Bonds: means bonds or interim certificates issued pending preparation or delivery of definitive bonds of a local government issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
    • Bonds: includes notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
    • Broker: means a person lawfully engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities or commodities for the person's own account or for the account of others. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
    • Brownfield project: means the screening, investigation, monitoring, control and/or remediation of any abandoned, idled, under-utilized, or other property whose re-use, growth, enhancement or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived adverse environmental conditions. See Tennessee Code 68-212-202
    • By-pass: means any system of piping or other arrangement whereby the water may be diverted around any part or portion of a water purification plant. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
    • By-product material: means any radioactive materials, except special nuclear materials, yielded in or made radioactive by exposure to the radiation incident to the process of producing or utilizing special nuclear materials. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101
    • Capital project: means the same as "public works project" as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
    • catastrophic illness: includes organ transplants. See Tennessee Code 35-11-101
    • Certain unfunded pension obligations: means :

      • (i) Pension benefits for past service of employees of a local government whose employment results from the local government's assumption of governmental responsibilities of another local government. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105

      • Certificate: means a certificate of competency issued by the commissioner stating that the operator has met the requirements for the specified operator classification of the certification program. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
      • Certified laboratory: means any facility for performing bacteriological, chemical or other analysis on drinking water which has received interim or final certification by the department. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
      • charitable: as used in this chapter , unless expressly indicated not to be charitable by the context in which they are used. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
      • Charitable gift: means any gift clearly intended for charitable purposes. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
      • Charitable purpose: means any purpose generally considered charitable at common law, or for any charitable purpose under any section of Tennessee Code Annotated, or for any purpose described in §§ 170(b)(1)(A), 170(c), 2055(a) and 2522(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
      • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
      • Chief administrative officer: means the mayor of any municipality incorporated under the general law pursuant to title 6, chapter 1, part 2, or of any metropolitan government as chartered pursuant to title 7, chapter 1. See Tennessee Code 38-9-101
      • Civil emergency: means :

        • (A) A riot or unlawful assembly characterized by the use of actual force or violence or a threat to use force, if accompanied by the immediate power to execute, by three (3) or more persons acting together without authority of law. See Tennessee Code 38-9-101

        • Claim: means a right to payment, whether or not the right is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured or unsecured. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
        • Clean water act: means the Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, P. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
        • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
        • co-conservators: means a person or persons or an entity appointed by the court to exercise the decision-making rights and duties of the person with a disability in one or more areas in which the person lacks capacity as determined and required by the orders of the court. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
        • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
        • Collateral pool: means an arrangement whereby the repayment of public deposits deposited with any qualified public depository is secured through the sum total of eligible collateral pledged by all qualified public depositories, and contingent liability agreements as provided by the collateral pool board. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
        • Commercial facility: means any hazardous waste management facility that stores, treats or disposes of hazardous waste generated off-site. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 68-202-401
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of finance and administration. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
        • Commissioner: means any person in office as a member of the public service commission, as prescribed by title 65, chapter 1, prior to June 30, 1996. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation, the commissioner's authorized representatives, or, in the event of the commissioner's absence or a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-212-303
        • commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-501
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized agent. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation, the commissioner's authorized representatives, or in the event of the commissioner's absence or a vacancy in the commissioner's office, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation, the commissioner's duly authorized representative, and, in the event of the commissioner's absence or a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's duly authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-213-102
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's duly authorized representative or, in the event of such person's absence or a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation, or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
        • Commissioner: means the commissioner of environment and conservation or the commissioner's designated representative. See Tennessee Code 68-202-202
        • Commissioner of social security: includes any individual to whom the commissioner of social security has delegated any of the commissioner's functions under the Social Security Act (42 U. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
        • 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.
        • Community property: means property owned by a community property trust during the marriage of the settlor spouses. See Tennessee Code 35-17-102
        • Community property trust: means an express trust that complies with §. See Tennessee Code 35-17-102
        • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
        • Conservatorship: is a proceeding in which a court removes the decision-making powers and duties, in whole or in part, in a least restrictive manner, from a person with a disability who lacks capacity to make decisions in one or more important areas and places responsibility for one or more of those decisions in a conservator or co-conservators. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
        • Conservatorship: is a proceeding in which a court removes the decision-making powers and duties, in whole or in part, in a least restrictive manner, from a person with a disability who lacks capacity to make decisions in one or more important areas and places responsibility for one or more of those decisions in a conservator or co-conservators. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
        • Construction: means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement, or extension of energy recovery and/or energy recovery facilities, the engineering, architectural designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, and other action necessary in the construction of such facilities, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of such facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-211-501
        • construction: means the building, reconstruction, creation, replacement, extension, repairing, betterment, improvement, alteration, equipment, extension or acquisition of capital projects, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of land and of rights in land, the engineering, architectural designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures and other action necessary in the construction of such capital projects, and the inspection and supervision of such capital projects. See Tennessee Code 4-31-403
        • Construction: means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of sewage treatment works, preliminary planning to determine the economic and engineering feasibility of sewage treatment works, the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, and other action necessary in the construction of sewage treatment works, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of sewage treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
        • Construction: means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of waterworks, preliminary planning to determine the economic and engineering feasibility of waterworks, the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations and studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures and other action necessary in the construction of waterworks, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of waterworks. See Tennessee Code 68-221-502
        • Construction: means any placement, assembly or installation of facilities or equipment (including contractual obligations to purchase such facilities or equipment) at the premises where such equipment will be used, including preparation work at such premises. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
        • Construction: means the erection, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of wastewater treatment works, including preliminary planning to determine the economic and engineering feasibility of wastewater treatment works, the engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal and economic investigations and studies, surveys, designs, plans, procedures and other similar action necessary in the building of wastewater treatment works, and the inspection and supervision of the construction of wastewater treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
        • Construction: means building, reconstruction, erection, replacement, extension, repairing, betterment, equipment, development, embellishment, improvement, acquisition by gift, lease, purchase or the exercise of the right of eminent domain, or any one (1) or more or all of the foregoing, including the acquisition of land and of rights in land, and including acquisition of all of the outstanding capital stock of any corporation whose assets consist entirely of one (1) or more public works projects which together constitute a waterworks, sewer system, natural gas system, electric system, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, a water, sewer, natural gas and/or electric distribution system, or any combination thereof, serving a local government and assets related to the operation thereof and whose liabilities consist entirely of those related to the ownership and operation thereof. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
        • Construction: means the erection, building, acquisition, alteration, reconstruction, improvement or extension of storm water facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
        • Contaminant: means any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substance or matter in water. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
        • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
        • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
        • Convenience center: means any area which is staffed and fenced that has waste receptacles on site that are open to the public, when an attendant is present, to receive household waste, municipal solid waste and recyclable materials. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
        • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
        • Corporate surety: means a corporation admitted to do business in the state and licensed under title 56, chapter 2. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
        • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
        • County judge: means any person who is, or when such office existed was, a judge of a general sessions court, trial justice court, county chair, county judge, probate judge, or judge of a juvenile and/or domestic relations court, and whose compensation for such judicial service is paid wholly by a county of the state, or any person who is a county attorney who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state, or any county manager or county administrator who receives regular monthly or quarterly compensation from a county of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • County official: means a county clerk, a clerk of a circuit court, a criminal court, or a probate court, a clerk and master of a chancery court, a clerk of a general sessions court where such general sessions court has an independent clerk who serves such court only, a register of deeds, a county trustee, a sheriff, a county road superintendent elected by a county legislative body, by a county road commission or commissioners, or by popular vote, and an assessor of property, any county commissioner elected by popular vote, serving in a county having a county commission form of government. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Court: means any court having jurisdiction to hear matters concerning guardians or conservators. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
        • Court: means any court having jurisdiction to hear matters concerning guardians or conservators. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
        • Court: means the chancery, probate and juvenile courts and other courts having probate jurisdiction, which shall have concurrent jurisdiction under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
        • Court: means the chancery court or other court exercising equity jurisdiction or a probate court of record. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
        • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
        • Covered compensation: means , with respect to any calendar year, the amount of a member's earnable compensation subject to contributions under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (26 U. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
        • Covered generator: means any generator that:

          • (A) Employs ten (10) or more employees. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203

          • Creating governmental entity: means any city, metropolitan government, county or utility district that creates an authority pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
          • Creating governmental entity: means any city, metropolitan government or county which creates an authority pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
          • Creditable service: means prior service plus membership service, as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
          • Creditor: means , with respect to a transferor, a person who has a claim. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
          • Cross connection: means any physical connection whereby a potable water supply system is connected with any other water supply system, whether public or private, either inside or outside of any building or buildings, in such manner that a flow of water into the potable water supply is possible, either through the manipulation of valves or because of ineffective check or back pressure valves. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
          • Cross connection: means any physical arrangement whereby a public water supply is connected, directly or indirectly, with any other water supply system, sewer, drain, conduit, pool, storage reservoir, plumbing fixture or other device which contains, or may contain, contaminated water, sewage or other waste or liquid of unknown or unsafe quality which may be capable of imparting contamination to the public water supply as a result of backflow. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
          • Curfew: means a prohibition against any person or persons walking, running, loitering, standing or motoring upon any alley, street, highway, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the municipality, except persons officially designated to duty with reference to the civil emergency, or those lawfully on the streets as defined in this chapter. See Tennessee Code 38-9-101
          • Custodial property: means :

            • (A) Any interest in property transferred to a custodian under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102

            • Custodian: means a person so designated, including a person designated as a joint custodian pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
            • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
            • Damages: means damages of any kind for which liability may exist under the laws of this state resulting from, arising out of, or related to the discharge or threatened discharge of oil. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
            • Date of establishment: means the date as of which the retirement system is established as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
            • Date of foreclosure: means the date on which the holder obtains legal or equitable title or possession to the site, vessel or facility pursuant to or incident to foreclosure. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
            • Debt: means liability on a claim. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
            • Decedent: A deceased person.
            • Decree: means a judgment or other order of a court. See Tennessee Code 35-17-102
            • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
            • Dense non-aqueous solvent or product: means any chemical or mixture of chemicals other than water-based solvents that is used in the drycleaning of clothes and that does not float on water. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
            • Department: refers to the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-202-202
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-202-401
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-303
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation through its executive officer, the commissioner of environment and conservation, or the commissioner's legally designated representative. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-502
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-213-102
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation, or, if the department shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the department shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
            • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
            • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
            • Deposit insurance: means the insurance provided by the federal deposit insurance corporation. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
            • 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.
            • Depository pledge agreement: means the contract between the state treasurer, a qualified public depository, and a trustee custodian providing for the pledge and deposit of collateral, and other provisions determined by the state treasurer. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
            • Descendent: One who is directly descended from another such as a child, grandchild, or great grandchild.
            • Development district: means a development district organized pursuant to title 13, chapter 14. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
            • Devise: To gift property by will.
            • Director: means the director of the division of water supply. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
            • Director: means the director of the division of construction grants and loans within the department. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
            • disabled: means the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
            • Discarded mercury-added consumer product: means a mercury-added consumer product that can, or will, no longer be used for its intended purpose as determined by its generator. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
            • Discharge: means any emission (other than natural seepage), intentional or unintentional, and includes, but is not limited to, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, or dumping. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
            • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
            • Discretionary charitable gift: means a charitable gift that has indefinite beneficiaries, objects, purposes or subjects. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
            • Disposal: means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any hazardous waste into or on any land, water or air so that such hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including ground waters. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
            • Disposed of: means originally placed in a solid waste container whose contents are destined for delivery to a solid waste landfill for disposal or to an incinerator, boiler, or industrial furnace for burning. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
            • Disposition: means a transfer, conveyance or assignment of property, including a change in the legal ownership of property occurring upon the substitution of one (1) trustee for another or the addition of one (1) or more new trustees. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
            • Dissolution: means either:

              • (A) Termination of a marriage by a decree of dissolution, divorce, annulment or declaration of invalidity. See Tennessee Code 35-17-102

              • Distributor: means any person who engages in the business in this state of refining, manufacturing, producing, or compounding of automotive oil, and selling or storing the same in this state. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
              • Division: means the division of water supply of the department. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
              • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
              • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
              • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
              • Donor: means the person making the lifetime or testamentary charitable gift. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
              • Drinking water regulations: means regulations promulgated pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
              • Drycleaner environmental response fund: refers to the fund established under §. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
              • Drycleaning facility: means any commercial facility located in this state which is engaged in on-site drycleaning operations, other than:

                • (A) A coin-operated drycleaning operation. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102

                • Drycleaning operations: means cleaning of apparel and household fabrics, using one (1) or more drycleaning solvents, including, but not limited to, those businesses described in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code No. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
                • During marriage: means a period that begins at marriage and ends at dissolution or the death of a spouse. See Tennessee Code 35-17-102
                • Earnable compensation: includes , but is not limited to, any bonus or incentive payment. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
                • Eligible collateral: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                • Eligible project: means a project for construction of sewage treatment works:

                  • (A) For which approval is required under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201

                  • Eligible project: means a project for the construction of waterworks for which approval is required under this part, which conforms with the applicable rules and regulations of the department, and which in the judgment of the department is economically feasible. See Tennessee Code 68-221-502
                  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
                  • Emergency technical assistance: means direction, oversight, management, and approval of all financial dealings and transactions of a local government by the comptroller of the treasury or the comptroller's designee. See Tennessee Code 9-13-203
                  • Employee: includes an officer of a state or political subdivision thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                  • Employee organization: means any organization:

                    • (A) With membership open to all state employees. See Tennessee Code 8-50-901

                    • Employer: means :

                      • (A) The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101

                      • Employer: means the state, a political subdivision, or a local instrumentality of either. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                      • Employment: means any service performed by an employee in the employ of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, for such employer, except:

                        • (A) Service which, in the absence of an agreement entered into under this chapter, would constitute "employment" as defined in the Social Security Act. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101

                        • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
                        • Energy recovery facility: means a facility for the recovery of energy or energy producing materials from the controlled processing of solid waste and the production of energy from such solid waste and other materials, including coal, for a heating and cooling system and/or for the production of electricity and process steam. See Tennessee Code 68-211-501
                        • Enterprise: means any one (1) of or combination of two (2) or more public works projects, undertakings or projects which the local government is or may hereafter be authorized to construct and from which the local government has heretofore derived or may hereafter derive revenues, and such enterprise includes all improvements, betterments, extensions and replacements thereto, and all appurtenances, facilities, lands, rights in land, water rights, franchises and structures in connection therewith or incidental thereto. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                        • 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.
                        • 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.
                        • Estate: means income on hand and assets acquired partially or wholly with "income". See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
                        • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
                        • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
                        • Executive officer: means the mayor, county mayor or other chief executive officer of any creating or participating governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
                        • Executive officer: means the mayor, county mayor or other chief executive officer of any creating or participating governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
                        • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
                        • Executor: includes an administrator, where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                        • Facility: means all contiguous land, and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land, used for treating, storing, or disposing of hazardous waste. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                        • Facility: means :

                          • (A) Any building, structure, installation, equipment, pipe or pipeline (including any pipe into a sewer or publicly owned treatment works), well, pit, pond, lagoon, impoundment, ditch, landfill, storage container, motor vehicle, rolling stock, or aircraft. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401

                          • Facsimile: means a reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, lithographing or other means. See Tennessee Code 9-3-102
                          • Facsimile seal: means the reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of the seal of the issuer, official or governing body. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                          • Facsimile signature: means the reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of the manual signature of an authorized officer of a local government. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                          • Fair consideration: means the value of the security interest when calculated as an amount equal to or in excess of the sum of the outstanding principal (or comparable amount in the case of a lease that constitutes a security interest) owed to the holder immediately preceding the acquisition of full title (or possession in the case of property subject to a lease financing transaction) pursuant to foreclosure and its equivalents, plus any unpaid interest, rent or penalties (whether arising before or after foreclosure and its equivalents), plus all reasonable and necessary costs, fees, or other charges incurred by the holder incident to work out, foreclosure and its equivalents, retention, maintaining the business activities of the enterprise, preserving, protecting and preparing the site, vessel or facility prior to sale, re-lease of property held pursuant to a lease financing transaction (whether by a new lease financing transaction or substitution of the lessee) or other disposition, plus response costs incurred under applicable federal, state or local environmental cleanup laws or regulations, or at the direction of an on-scene coordinator, less any amounts received by the holder in connection with a partial disposition of the property, net revenues received as a result of maintaining the business activities of the enterprise, and any amounts paid by the borrower subsequent to the acquisition of full title (or possession in the case of properties subject to lease financing transactions) pursuant to foreclosure and its equivalents. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                          • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
                          • Federal act: means the Safe Drinking Water Act, P. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                          • Federal act: means the Safe Drinking Water Act, or Title XIV of the Public Health Service Act, compiled in 42 U. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
                          • Federal agency: includes the United States, the president of the United States, or any agency, instrumentality or corporation of the United States, which has heretofore been or may hereafter be designated, created or authorized by or pursuant to any act or acts or joint resolutions of the congress of the United States, to make loans or grants, or which may be owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the United States. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                          • Federal aid act: means any act or acts or joint resolution of the congress of the United States to reduce and relieve unemployment, or to provide for the construction of public works, or to relieve and rehabilitate veterans of any war, or to subsidize or aid any local government, public works or construction project by grants of money, materials, equipment or otherwise by any federal agency. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                          • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
                          • Federal Insurance Contributions Act: means chapter 21 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                          • Federal on-scene coordinator: means the federal official designated by the lead agency or predesignated by the environmental protection agency (EPA) or the coast guard to coordinate and direct responses under the National Contingency Plan. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
                          • Federal pollution abatement assistance: means funds available to a municipality, either directly or through allocation by the state, from the federal government as grants for construction of sewage treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                          • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
                          • Fee: means the tire environmental fee created by this part. See Tennessee Code 68-211-302
                          • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
                          • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
                          • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
                          • Fiduciary: means a guardian, coguardian, conservator, co-conservator, or qualified trustee as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                          • Fiduciary: includes a trustee under any trust, expressed, implied, resulting or constructive, executor, administrator, personal representative, guardian, conservator, curator, receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, assignee for the benefit of creditors, partner, agent, officer of a corporation, public or private, public officer, or any other person acting in a fiduciary capacity for any person, trust or estate. See Tennessee Code 35-2-102
                          • Fiduciary: means a guardian, coguardian, conservator, co-conservator, or qualified trustee as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                          • Financial institution: means a bank, trust company, savings institution, or credit union, chartered and supervised under state or federal law. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                          • Financial newspaper: means a financial newspaper, financial journal or other financial publication. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                          • Firefighter: means a person in the employ of a political subdivision participating under chapter 35, part 2 of this title who is a member of the fire department of such political subdivision, and is trained in firefighting and actively engaged in such work or subject to call for such services, providing such person's primary livelihood is derived from such work. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                          • 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.
                          • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
                          • 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
                          • foreclosure and its equivalents: means purchase at foreclosure sale, acquisition or assignment of title in lieu of foreclosure, termination of a lease or other repossession, acquisition of a right to title or possession, an agreement in satisfaction of the obligation, or any other formal or informal manner (whether pursuant to law or under warranties, covenants, conditions, representations or promises from the borrower) by which the holder acquires title to or possession of the secured property. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                          • former spouse: means only persons to whom the transferor was legally married at, or before, the time the qualified disposition is made. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
                          • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
                          • fund: means the fund created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                          • Fund: means the Tennessee educator liability fund. See Tennessee Code 9-8-203
                          • Fund: means the tire environmental fund created by this part. See Tennessee Code 68-211-302
                          • Fund: means the used oil collection fund created by this part. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
                          • Fund: means the wastewater facility revolving loan fund. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
                          • Fund: means the water system revolving loan fund. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
                          • funding board: means the board created pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 8-50-1202
                          • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
                          • Gasification: means a process through which recoverable feedstocks are heated and converted into a fuel-gas mixture in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere and the mixture is converted into valuable raw, intermediate, and final products, including, but not limited to, monomers, chemicals, waxes, lubricants, chemical feedstocks, crude oil, diesel, gasoline, diesel and gasoline blendstocks, home heating oil, and other fuels including ethanol and transportation fuel. See Tennessee Code 68-211-401
                          • Gasification facility: means a manufacturing facility that is engaged solely in the storage and gasification of recoverable feedstocks for resale or reuse and that complies with statutes and rules applicable to recovered materials processing facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-211-401
                          • Generation: means the act or process of producing hazardous wastes. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                          • Generator: means the person who owns or otherwise controls the fate of a discarded mercury-added consumer product. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
                          • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
                          • Gift instrument: means a will, deed, grant, conveyance, trust agreement, memorandum, writing or other governing document that creates the charitable gift. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
                          • Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating or participating governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
                          • Governing body: means the body in which the general legislative powers of a municipal corporation are vested and, in the case of counties, means the legislative body of the respective counties. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                          • Governing body: means the chief legislative body of any creating or participating governmental entity. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
                          • Governing body: means the governing body of every county in this state. See Tennessee Code 68-213-102
                          • Governing body: means the legislative body of any local government of this state or any other authority charged with the governing of the affairs of any local government in this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                          • Governing instrument: means :

                            • (A) A will, deed, trust instrument or agency agreement. See Tennessee Code 35-14-102

                            • Governmental entity: means any state agency, authority, board, commission, department, or office within the executive or judicial branch of state government or any autonomous state agency, authority, board, commission, department, office, or institution of higher education. See Tennessee Code 8-31-102
                            • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
                            • Grant: means the award of state funds to a municipality for the construction of wastewater treatment works or for preliminary engineering pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
                            • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
                            • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
                            • 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.
                            • Guardian: means any fiduciary for the person or estate of a ward. See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
                            • Guardian: means a person appointed by or qualified in a court to act as a general, limited, or temporary guardian or conservator of a minor's property or person or a person legally authorized to perform substantially the same functions. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                            • Guardian ad litem: means a person meeting the qualifications set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                            • Guardian ad litem: means a person meeting the qualifications set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                            • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
                            • Hazardous substance: is a s defined in § 101 of Public Law 96-510, codified in 42 U. See Tennessee Code 68-212-202
                            • Hazardous substance site: means any site or area where hazardous substance disposal has occurred. See Tennessee Code 68-212-202
                            • Hazardous waste: means waste, or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may:

                              • (A) Cause, or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible illness or incapacitating reversible illness. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104

                              • Hazardous waste management facility: means :

                                • (A) All contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances, and improvements on the land, used for treating, storing, transporting, or disposing of hazardous waste. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203

                                • Heirs: means those persons, including the surviving spouse, who are entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent. See Tennessee Code 35-12-102
                                • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                • Holder: is a person who maintains indicia of ownership primarily to protect a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                • Holder: includes the initial holder or purchaser (such as a loan originator), any subsequent holder (such as a successor-in-interest or subsequent purchaser of the security interest on the secondary market), any subsequent assignee, transferee or purchaser from a holder, guarantor of an obligation, surety or any other person who holds ownership who acts on behalf of or for the benefit of a holder. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                • Household hazardous waste: means solid wastes discarded from homes or similar sources as listed in 40 CFR 261. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                • Household waste: means any waste material, including garbage, trash and refuse, and yard waste derived from households. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                • Impacted third party: means a lessor of real property on which a drycleaning facility or an in-state wholesale distribution facility is located, a property owner whose real property is adversely environmentally impacted by a release from a drycleaning facility or in-state wholesale distribution facility, or their predecessors, successors or assigns, mortgagees, predecessors-in-title and successors-in-title. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
                                • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
                                • In-state wholesale distribution facility: means a place of business located in this state of a wholesale distributor or any real property premises or individual leasehold space located in this state, occupied by an in-state wholesale distribution facility after June 13, 1995. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
                                • Income: means moneys received from the veterans administration and revenue or profit from any property wholly or partially acquired with those moneys. See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
                                • Indicia of ownership: means evidence of a security interest, evidence of an interest in a security interest, or evidence of an interest in real or personal property securing a loan or other obligation, including any legal or equitable title to real or personal property acquired incident to foreclosure and its equivalents. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                • Indicia of ownership: means evidence of a security interest, evidence of an interest in a security interest, or evidence of an interest in real or personal property securing a loan or other obligations, including any legal or equitable title to real or personal property acquired incident to foreclosure and its equivalents. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
                                • Industrial development authority: means the Tennessee industrial development authority, or, if the industrial development authority shall be abolished, the board, body, commission or agency succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers and duties granted or imposed upon the industrial development authority shall be given by law. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
                                • Innovative technology: means developed wastewater treatment processes and techniques which have not been fully proven under the circumstances of their contemplated use and which represent a significant advancement over the state of the art in terms of significant reduction in life cycle cost of the project when compared to an appropriate conventional technology. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
                                • Insane: includes all persons of unsound mind. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
                                • Interconnection: means any system of piping or other arrangement whereby a potable water supply is connected directly with a sewer, drain, conduit or other device which does or may carry sewage or other liquid or waste which would be capable of imparting contamination to the potable water supply. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                • 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
                                • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in United States Code, title 26, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (U. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
                                • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
                                • Investment advisor: means a person given authority by the terms of an investment services trust to direct, consent to or disapprove a transferor's actual or proposed investment decisions, distribution decisions or other decisions of the transferor. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
                                • Investment services trust: means an instrument appointing a qualified trustee or qualified trustees for the property that is the subject of a disposition, which instrument:

                                  • (A) Expressly incorporates the law of this state to govern the validity, construction and administration of the trust. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102

                                  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
                                  • 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 resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
                                  • judicial department: means the court system, district attorneys general conference, district public defenders conference, and the office of post-conviction defender. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
                                  • Landfill: means a facility, permitted pursuant to part 1 of this chapter, where solid wastes are disposed of by burial in excavated pits or trenches or by placement on land and covering with soil or other approved material. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                  • Landfill area: means any land area selected for the purpose of solid waste disposal or solid waste material. See Tennessee Code 68-213-102
                                  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                  • Law: includes any act or statute, general, special or local, and the charter of any incorporated town or city or metropolitan government of this state. See Tennessee Code 68-221-502
                                  • Law: means any act or statute, general, special or local, of this state, including, but not limited to, any local government charter. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                  • 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.
                                  • Lead free: means :

                                    • (A) Not containing more than two-tenths of one percent (0. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703

                                    • 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
                                    • Least restrictive alternatives: means techniques and processes that preserve as many decision-making rights as practical under the particular circumstances for the person with a disability. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                    • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
                                    • Legacy pension plan: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system that is established in title 8, chapters 34 - 37, excluding the Hybrid Retirement Plan for State Employees and Teachers, compiled in title 8, chapter 36, part 9. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                    • Legacy pension plan: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system that is established in title 8, chapters 34-37, excluding the Hybrid Retirement Plan for State Employees and Teachers, compiled in title 8, chapter 36, part 9. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201
                                    • Legal representative: means an individual's personal representative, guardian or conservator. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                    • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
                                    • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
                                    • Lender: means any federal or state chartered bank, federal land bank, production credit association, bank for cooperatives, federal or state chartered savings and loan association or building and loan association, insurance company, or mortgage loan company. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                    • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
                                    • Liable party: means :

                                      • (A) The owner or operator of an inactive hazardous substance site. See Tennessee Code 68-212-202

                                      • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
                                      • Light non-aqueous solvent or product: means any chemical or mixture of chemicals other than water-based solvents that is used in the drycleaning of clothes and that floats on water. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
                                      • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
                                      • Loan: means loans, loan guarantees, or a source of reserve and security for leveraged loans. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
                                      • Loan guarantee: means the guarantee by the state, acting through the state funding board under this part, of a loan to a local government from a lender other than the state. See Tennessee Code 9-13-203
                                      • Loan program agreement: means a contractual arrangement by and between a local government unit and the authority pursuant to and in accordance with part 4 of this chapter providing for loans to such local government units for the purpose of paying the cost of the construction of capital projects and a contractual arrangement by and between a local government unit and the state acting by and through the department, pursuant to and in accordance with title 68, chapter 211, part 4 [repealed], or title 68, chapter 221, parts 2 and 5 providing for loans to such local government unit for the purpose of paying the cost of the construction of sewage treatment works, waterworks, or energy recovery facilities and/or solid waste resource recovery facilities, as the case may be, which loans are made or are to be made from the proceeds of bonds or notes issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                      • Local government: means any incorporated city or town, metropolitan government, or county, including enterprise funds of such government entity, or utility district for purposes of §§ 9-13-206 and 9-13-212. See Tennessee Code 9-13-203
                                      • Local government: means :

                                        • (i) A county, incorporated town or city, metropolitan government, state agency, water/wastewater authority, energy authority or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of these or by an act of the general assembly:

                                          • (a) Which has authority to administer a wastewater facility. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003

                                          • Local government: means any county, municipality or metropolitan government in this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                          • Local government instrumentality: means any authority created by law on behalf of a county, metropolitan government, municipality or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                          • Local government unit: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated town or city, or special district of the state, water/wastewater authority or any energy authority created by an act of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                          • Local retirement fund: means any teachers' retirement fund or other arrangement for payment of retirement benefits to teachers, except this retirement system, supported wholly or in part by contributions made by an employer as defined by chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                          • Loss: includes , but is not limited to:

                                            • (A) The principal amount of the public deposit. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502

                                            • Manifest: means the form used for identifying the quantity, composition, and the origin, routing, and destination of hazardous waste during its transportation from the point of generation to the point of disposal, treatment or storage. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                            • 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.
                                            • Maximum contaminant level: means the maximum permissible level of a contaminant in water which is delivered to any user of a public water system. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                                            • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                            • Membership service: means service rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                            • Mercury-added consumer product: includes , but is not limited to:

                                              • (i) Thermostats. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203

                                              • Metropolitan government: means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or cities pursuant to the authority of title 7, chapters 1-3. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                              • Military duty: means :

                                                • (i) Training and service performed by an inductee, enlistee, or reservist or any entrant into a temporary component of the armed forces of the United States. See Tennessee Code 8-33-101

                                                • Minor: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age and who has not otherwise been emancipated. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age and who has not otherwise been emancipated. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                • Minor: means an individual who has not attained twenty-one (21) years of age, although the minor may already be of legal age. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                                • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
                                                • Modification: means an amendment to the original federal-state agreement to modify coverage for coverage groups or to extend coverage to additional coverage groups consistent with Section 218 of the Social Security Act (42 USC § 418) and this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                                                • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
                                                • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
                                                • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle that is self-propelled and designed to be used on public highways. See Tennessee Code 68-211-302
                                                • Municipal solid waste: means any garbage, refuse, industrial lunchroom or office waste, household waste, household hazardous waste, yard waste, and any other material resulting from the operation of residential, municipal, commercial or institutional establishments and from community activities. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                • municipality: means any county, incorporated town or city, metropolitan government, or special district of this state, empowered to provide solid waste disposal services, or any not-for-profit corporation authorized by the laws of Tennessee to act for the benefit or on behalf of any one (1) or more of such local governments. See Tennessee Code 68-211-501
                                                • Municipality: means any county, town or city, or special district empowered to provide municipal sewage collection and treatment services, or any combination of two (2) or more of the foregoing acting jointly, in connection with an eligible project. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                                • Municipality: means any county, metropolitan government, incorporated town or city, or special district of this state empowered to provide water services, or any combination of two (2) or more of the foregoing acting jointly, in connection with an eligible project. See Tennessee Code 68-221-502
                                                • Municipality: means any utility district existing on July 1, 1984, county, incorporated town or city, or metropolitan government which has authority to administer a wastewater treatment works, or any combination of two (2) or more of the foregoing acting jointly to construct a wastewater treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
                                                • Municipality: means any county, incorporated city or town, school district, utility district, improvement district, taxing district, housing authority, industrial development board, health and educational facilities board, or other district, authority, commission, board, public body or political subdivision in this state. See Tennessee Code 9-3-102
                                                • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, county, metropolitan or consolidated government, or special district of this state empowered to provide storm water facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
                                                • Municipality: means any incorporated city or any incorporated town of this state. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
                                                • National Contingency Plan: means the National Contingency Plan prepared and published under § 311(d) of the federal Water Pollution Control Act, codified in 33 U. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
                                                • National primary drinking water regulations: means primary drinking water regulations, as amended, promulgated by the administrator pursuant to the federal act. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                                                • Note: means any note authorized and issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                • Notes: means notes or interim certificates issued pending preparation or delivery of definitive notes of a local government issued pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                • Notification form: means the petroleum underground storage tank notification form completed by the owner for the petroleum underground storage tanks at each facility and required by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                • 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.
                                                • Obligations: means bonds, notes and any other evidence of indebtedness lawfully issued or assumed by a local government. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                • obligor: is a person whose site, vessel or facility is encumbered by a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                                • obligor: means a person whose petroleum underground storage tank or UST system is encumbered by a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                                • Occurrence: means the discovery of environmental contamination at a specific time and date, due to the release of petroleum products from petroleum underground storage tanks. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                • Off-site: means any property that is not classified as on-site by subdivision (12). See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                • Oil: means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
                                                • Olympic competition: means the official Olympic games, sanctioned by the United States Olympic Committee, in which the United States competes as a national body. See Tennessee Code 8-50-1101
                                                • On-site: means on the site of generation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                • Operation: means the use, storage, filling or dispensing of petroleum contained in a petroleum underground storage tank or a UST system. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                                • Operator: means the person who is in charge of the actual, on-site operation of a solid waste management facility during any period of operation. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                • Operator: means any person in control of, or having responsibility for, the daily operation of the petroleum underground storage tank. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                • Operator: means a person who is in direct charge, or that by education, training and experience is qualified to be in direct charge, of a water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, water distribution system or wastewater collection system. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
                                                • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
                                                • Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.
                                                • Other automotive fluid: means antifreeze, transmission fluid, or power steering fluid. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
                                                • other contracting party: means any party to a sale contract or loan agreement except the authority. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                • Outcome: means an indicator of the actual impact or public benefit of a program. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
                                                • Output: means the actual service or product delivered by a state agency. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
                                                • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
                                                • Owner: means :

                                                  • (A) For petroleum storage tanks in use or brought into use on or after November 8, 1984, any person who owns a petroleum underground storage tank used for the storage, use, or dispensing of petroleum products. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103

                                                  • participant: means any state employee who has joined the bank by making the initial donation of the minimum number of days necessary and has donated subsequently assessed days. See Tennessee Code 8-50-901
                                                  • participate in the management: means actual participation in the management or operational affairs by the holder of the security interest and does not include the mere capacity, or ability to influence, or the unexercised right to control a site, vessel or facility operations. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                                  • Participating governmental entity: means any utility district, metropolitan government, city, town or county, which utility district, city, town or county, pursuant to a resolution of its governing body, has sold, leased, dedicated, donated or otherwise conveyed its water or wastewater treatment works, or both, or a portion of its water or wastewater treatment works, to the authority for operation by the authority in order to make the treatment works an operational part of its treatment works. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
                                                  • Participating governmental entity: means any utility district, metropolitan government, city, town or county. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
                                                  • 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.
                                                  • Pension plan: means the defined benefit pension plan established and maintained by a political subdivision for its employees, excluding a political subdivision's participation in the Tennessee consolidated retirement system pursuant to title 8, chapters 34-37. See Tennessee Code 9-3-503
                                                  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
                                                  • Performance measure: means a quantitative or qualitative indicator used to assess state agency performance, including outcome and output indicators. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
                                                  • Permit: means the whole or part of any written authorization of the commissioner pursuant to regulations to own or operate a facility for the treatment, storage, or disposal of or transportation of hazardous waste. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                  • Person: means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, state, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a state, any interstate body, any governmental agency of this state and any department, agency or instrumentality of the federal government. See Tennessee Code 68-202-401
                                                  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                  • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association, and municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this state or any other state, and any governmental agency or county of this state and any department, agency, or instrumentality of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
                                                  • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association, or municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this state or any other state, and any governmental agency or county of this state and any department, agency, or instrumentality of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
                                                  • Person: means "person" as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                  • Person: means person as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                  • Person: means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, state, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a state, any interstate body, and governmental agency of this state and any department, agency, or instrumentality of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                  • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association and any municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                                  • Person: means any individual, nonhuman entity or governmental agency. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                  • Person: means any and all persons, including individuals, firms, partnerships, associations, public or private institutions, state and federal agencies, municipalities or political subdivisions, or officers thereof, departments, agencies or instrumentalities, or public or private corporations or officers thereof, organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                  • Person: means an individual, a partnership, a corporation or an association. See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
                                                  • Person: includes a corporation, partnership, or other association, or two (2) or more persons having a joint or common interest. See Tennessee Code 35-2-102
                                                  • Person: means any and all persons, including individuals, firms, partnerships, associations, public or private institutions, state and federal agencies, municipalities or political subdivisions, or officers thereof, departments, agencies, or instrumentalities, or public or private corporations or officers thereof, organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                                                  • Person: means any individual, nonhuman entity or governmental agency. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                  • Person: means an individual, corporation, organization, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                                  • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association, and municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this state or any other state, and any governmental agency or county of this state. See Tennessee Code 68-213-102
                                                  • Person: means any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, an agency, authority, commission or department of the United States government or of the state of Tennessee government, or any other legal entity, or their legal representative, agent, or assigns. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
                                                  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, state, municipality, commission, or political subdivision of a state, or any interstate body. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
                                                  • Person: means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm or association and any municipal or private corporation organized or existing under the laws of this or any other state or country. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
                                                  • Person: has the meaning ascribed to it in §. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
                                                  • Person: means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, state, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a state, any interstate body, any governmental agency of this state and any department, agency or instrumentality of the federal government. See Tennessee Code 68-202-202
                                                  • Person with a disability: means any person eighteen (18) years of age or older determined by the court to be in need of partial or full supervision, protection, and assistance by reason of mental illness, physical illness or injury, developmental disability, or other mental or physical incapacity. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                  • Person with a disability: means any person eighteen (18) years of age or older determined by the court to be in need of partial or full supervision, protection, and assistance by reason of mental illness, physical illness or injury, developmental disability, or other mental or physical incapacity. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                  • Personal representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                  • Personal representative: means an executor, administrator, successor personal representative, or special administrator of a decedent's estate or a person legally authorized to perform substantially the same functions. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                                  • Personal representative: includes executor, administrator, successor personal representative, special administrator, and persons who perform substantially the same function under the law governing their status. See Tennessee Code 35-12-102
                                                  • Petroleum: means crude oil or any fraction of crude oil which is a liquid at standard temperature and pressure (sixty degrees Fahrenheit (60° F) and fourteen and seven tenths pounds per square inch (14. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                  • Petroleum site: means any site or area where a petroleum underground storage tank is located. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                  • Petroleum underground storage tank: means any one (1) or combination of tanks (including the underground lines connected thereto) which are used or have been used to contain an accumulation of petroleum substances, and the volume of which (including the volume of the underground pipes connected thereto) is ten percent (10%) or more beneath the surface of the ground. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                  • Petroleum underground storage tank fund: means the fund established by this chapter to provide for the cleanup of releases from petroleum underground storage tanks and assist with the financial responsibilities of owners/operators of petroleum underground storage tanks. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                  • Physician: means a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                  • 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.
                                                  • 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.
                                                  • Political subdivision: includes an instrumentality of a state, or one (1) or more of its political subdivisions, including the Tennessee Municipal League, the Tennessee School Boards Association and the Tennessee County Services Association, or of a state and one (1) or more of its political subdivisions, but only if such instrumentality is a juristic entity which is legally separate and distinct from the state or subdivision and only if its employees are not by virtue of their relation to such juristic entity employees of the state or subdivision. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                                                  • Political subdivision: means any Tennessee local governmental entity, including, but not limited to, any municipality, metropolitan government, county, utility district, school district, public building authority, and development district created and existing pursuant to the laws of Tennessee, or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of the named local governmental entities or by an act of the general assembly. See Tennessee Code 8-50-1202
                                                  • Political subdivision: means any local governmental entity, including, but not limited to any municipality, metropolitan government, county, utility district, school district, public building authority, housing authority, emergency communications district, and development district created and existing pursuant to the laws of this state, or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of the named local governmental entities. See Tennessee Code 9-3-503
                                                  • Political subdivision: means any municipality, city, incorporated town, county, district or authority, or any portion or combination of two (2) or more thereof. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
                                                  • Political subdivision employee: means any person in the employ of a political subdivision who participates in the political subdivision's pension plan. See Tennessee Code 9-3-503
                                                  • Pollution: means the placing of any noxious or deleterious substances, including noise, in any air or water or land of or adjacent to the state or affecting the physical, chemical or biological properties of any air or waters or land of or adjacent to the state in a manner and to an extent that renders or is likely to render such air or waters or land inimical or harmful to the public health, safety or welfare, or to animal, bird or aquatic life, or to the use of such air or waters or land for domestic, industrial, agricultural or recreational purposes. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                  • Pollution control facilities: means any equipment, structure or facility or any land and any building, structure, facility or other improvement thereon, or any combination thereof, and all real and personal property deemed necessary therewith having to do with or the end purpose of which is the control, abatement or prevention of water, air, noise or general environmental pollution, including, but not limited to, any air pollution control facility, noise abatement facility, water management facility, waste water collecting system, waste water treatment works, or solid waste disposal facility. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                  • Portable commercial unit: means any commercial facility, as defined by subdivision (2), which is transportable from site to site for the purpose of storage, treatment or disposal of hazardous waste. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                  • Position: means employment held by a public employee at the time of entrance into military duty, but does not include temporary or casual employment or an office filled by election. See Tennessee Code 8-33-101
                                                  • post-employment benefits: means nonpension benefits paid on behalf of former employees or the former employees' beneficiaries after separation from service. See Tennessee Code 8-50-1202
                                                  • Potable water supply: means any public or other water supply, the quality of which is approved by the department for human consumption. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                                  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
                                                  • 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.
                                                  • Preliminary engineering: means preparation of the Section 201 Facilities Plan, preparation of engineering plans, writing specifications, value engineering, and related, similar activities. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
                                                  • Primarily to protect a security interest: means that the holder's indicia of ownership are held primarily for the purpose of securing payment or performance of an obligation, but does not include indicia of ownership held primarily for investment purposes, nor ownership indicia held primarily for purposes other than as a protection of a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                                  • Primarily to protect a security interest: means that the holder's indicia of ownership are held primarily for the purpose of securing payment or performance of an obligation, but does not include indicia of ownership held primarily for investment purposes, nor ownership indicia held primarily for purposes other than as a protection of a security interest. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                                  • Principal: includes any person to whom a fiduciary as such owes an obligation. See Tennessee Code 35-2-102
                                                  • Prior service: means service rendered prior to the date of membership in the retirement system for which credit was given under the terms of one (1) or more of the superseded systems as provided in part 6 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                  • Priority ranking list: means a list generated through a system by which the department ranks in descending order of priority all applicants for state and federal grants for construction of wastewater treatment works by criteria which include at least the following:

                                                    • (A) The nature and quantity of the receiving waters. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803

                                                    • Probate: Proving a will
                                                    • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
                                                    • Production facility: means :

                                                      • (A) Any equipment or device capable of the production of special nuclear material in such quantity as to be of significance to the common defense and security, or in such manner as to affect the health and safety of the public. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101

                                                      • Program: means a set of activities undertaken in accordance with a plan of action organized to realize identifiable goals and objectives. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
                                                      • Program loans: means loans or grants made to a local government unit by the state that are required to be repaid pursuant to a loan program agreement. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                      • Project: means any solid waste disposal facility or resource recovery facility, or any combination thereof. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                      • Property: includes both real and personal property or any interest therein and means anything that may be the subject of ownership. See Tennessee Code 35-12-102
                                                      • Property: includes real property, personal property, and interests in real or personal property. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
                                                      • Property management plan: means the plan submitted by the fiduciary for the investment and management of the property of a minor or person with a disability. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                      • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
                                                      • Psychologist: means a psychologist who is licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                      • Public deposit: means funds in which the entire beneficial interest is owned by a public depositor or funds held in the name of a public official of a public depositor charged with the duty to receive or administer funds and acting in such official's official capacity. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                                                      • Public depositor: means the state of Tennessee, or any of its agencies, or any Tennessee county, Tennessee incorporated municipality and their political subdivisions, or any utility district organized under the laws of the state or any interstate compact to which the state is a party. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                                                      • Public depository: means :

                                                        • (i) Any savings and loan association, or savings bank (collectively referred to as savings institutions), or any bank chartered by the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502

                                                        • Public employee: means any person holding a position in public employment who has successfully completed the probationary period required by the agency in which such person is employed. See Tennessee Code 8-33-101
                                                        • Public employee: means any person holding a position by appointment or employment in the service of a public employer. See Tennessee Code 8-50-1101
                                                        • Public employer: means any government, department, or agency mentioned in subdivision (5) employing a public employee in a position. See Tennessee Code 8-33-101
                                                        • Public employer: means :

                                                          • (A) The state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-50-1101

                                                          • Public employment: means employment by the government of this state, or of any county, municipality or other civil or political subdivision thereof, including any department or agency thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-33-101
                                                          • 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 school: means any school conducted within the state under the authority and supervision of a duly elected or appointed city or county school board, and any educational institution supported by and under the control of the state. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                          • Public security: means any bond, note, warrant, certificate of indebtedness or other obligation for the payment of money authorized to be issued by a municipality. See Tennessee Code 9-3-102
                                                          • Public sewerage system: means the conduits, sewers, and all devices and appurtenances by means of which sewage is collected, pumped, treated or disposed of finally. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                                          • Public water supply: means any waterworks system as defined in subdivision (12), whether privately or publicly owned, where water is furnished to any community, collection or number of individuals for a fee or charge or any other waterworks system which, on account of the people who are or may be affected by the quality of the water, is classified as a public water supply by the department. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                                          • Public water system: means a system for the provision of water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances, if such serves fifteen (15) or more connections or which regularly serves twenty-five (25) or more individuals daily at least sixty (60) days out of the year. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                                                          • Public works project: includes any one (1) or any combination of the following: abattoirs, acquisitions of land for the purpose of providing or preserving open land, airports, alleys, ambulances, auditoriums, bridges, city and town halls, local government stables or garages, community houses, corrective, detention and penal facilities, including, but not limited to, jails, workhouses and reformatories, courthouses, culverts, curbs, dispensaries, drainage systems, including storm water sewers and drains, electric plants and systems, expositions, facilities for the handicapped, including physically and mentally handicapped, facilities for the indigent, fairgrounds and fairground facilities, fire department equipment and buildings, fire alarm systems, flood control, garbage collection and disposal systems, gas and natural gas systems and storage facilities, heat plants and systems, harbor and riverfront improvements, health centers and clinics, including medical and mental health centers and clinics, highways, major roads, highway and street equipment, hospitals, hotels and supporting or incidental facilities built by local governments which are built adjacent to and as a supporting facility of civic or convention centers located in municipalities which have created a central business improvement district under the Central Business Improvement District Act of 1971, compiled in title 7, chapter 84, improvements made pursuant to a plan of improvement for a central business improvement district created pursuant to the Central Business Improvement District Act of 1971, law enforcement and emergency services equipment, levees, libraries, markets, memorials, museums, nursing homes, parks, parking facilities, parkways, playgrounds, plazas, port facilities, docks and dock facilities, including any terminal storage and transportation facilities incident thereto, public art, public buildings, preserves, railroads, including the extension of railroads, and railway beltlines and switches, reclamation of land, recreation centers and facilities, reservoirs, rights-of-way, river and navigation improvements, roads, sanitariums, schools, transportation equipment for schools, sewers, sewage and waste water systems, including, but not limited to, collection, drainage, treatment and disposal systems, ship canals, sidewalks, stadiums, streets, swimming pools, thermal transfer generating plants and/or distribution systems, tunnels, viaducts, voting machines, water treatment distribution and storage systems, wharves and zoos. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                          • Pyrolysis: means a process through which post-use polymers are heated in the absence of oxygen until melted and thermally decomposed, and then cooled, condensed, and converted into valuable raw, intermediate, and final products, including, but not limited to, monomers, chemicals, waxes, lubricants, chemical feedstocks, crude oil, diesel, gasoline, diesel and gasoline blendstocks, home heating oil, and other fuels including ethanol and transportation fuel. See Tennessee Code 68-211-401
                                                          • Pyrolysis facility: means a manufacturing facility that is engaged solely in the storage and pyrolysis of post-use polymers for resale or reuse and that complies with statutes and rules applicable to recovered materials processing facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-211-401
                                                          • Qualified affidavit: means a sworn affidavit signed by the transferor before a disposition of assets to an investment services trust that meets the requirements of §. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
                                                          • Qualified disposition: means a disposition by or from a transferor with or without consideration, to an investment services trust after the transferor executes a qualified affidavit. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102
                                                          • Qualified farmer or nurseryman: has the meaning as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
                                                          • Qualified public depository: means any public depository that meets all of the requirements of this part and that has been authorized by the board to secure public deposits through the collateral pool. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                                                          • Qualified trustee: means a person who:

                                                            • (A) In the case of a natural person, is a resident of this state, or, in all other cases, is authorized by the law of this state to act as a trustee and whose activities are subject to supervision by the Tennessee department of financial institutions, the federal deposit insurance corporation, the comptroller of the currency, or the office of thrift supervision or any successor to them. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102

                                                            • Qualified trustee: means either:

                                                              • (A) A natural person who is a resident of this state. See Tennessee Code 35-17-102

                                                              • Radiation: includes all ionizing electromagnetic waves and corpuscular emissions such as, but not necessarily limited to, gamma rays and X-rays. See Tennessee Code 68-202-401
                                                              • Radiation: means gamma rays and X-rays, alpha and beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, protons, and other nuclear particles, but not sound or radio waves or visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101
                                                              • Radiation: includes all ionizing electromagnetic waves and corpuscular emissions such as, but not necessarily limited to, gamma rays and X-rays. See Tennessee Code 68-202-202
                                                              • Radiation machine: refers to apparatus which produces or may produce when the associated controls are operated, one (1) or more forms of radiation. See Tennessee Code 68-202-202
                                                              • Radioactive material: refers to any material, solid, liquid, or gas, which emits radiation spontaneously. See Tennessee Code 68-202-202
                                                              • Radioactive material: refers to any material, solid, liquid or gas, which emits radiation spontaneously. See Tennessee Code 68-202-401
                                                              • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                              • Receiving agency: means any department or agency of the federal government or a state government which receives an employee of another government under this part. See Tennessee Code 8-50-402
                                                              • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                              • Recovered materials: means those materials which have been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, reuse or recycling, whether or not requiring subsequent separation processing. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                              • Recovered materials processing facility: means a facility engaged solely in the storage, processing and resale or reuse of recovered materials. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                              • Recyclable materials: means those materials which are capable of being reused or returned to use in the form of raw materials or products, whether or not such materials have been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                              • Recycling: means the process by which recovered materials are transformed into new products, including the collection, separation, processing, and reuse of recovered materials either directly or as raw materials for the manufacture of new products. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                              • Refunding bonds: means bonds issued to refund all or any part of bonds, notes or other obligations, except capital outlay notes when retired by bonds in conformance with part 6 of this chapter, and notes issued in anticipation of bonds, heretofore or hereafter issued or lawfully assumed by a local government pursuant to this chapter, or any other provision of this code or any other general or special law. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                              • Region: means a municipal solid waste region organized pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                              • Registering entity: means a person who originates or transfers a security title by registration, and includes a broker maintaining security accounts for customers and a transfer agent or other person acting for or as an issuer of securities. See Tennessee Code 35-12-102
                                                              • Registration: means a process by which a solid waste disposal or processing operation is granted a permit to operate. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
                                                              • Regular interest: means interest at such rate or rates compounded annually as may be set from time to time by the board of trustees in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                              • Regulations: means the standards, policies, rules and regulations promulgated by the board to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards within the intent and purpose of this part. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
                                                              • Relative: means a parent, foster parent, parent-in-law, child, spouse, brother, foster brother, sister, foster sister, grandparent, grandchild, son-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, or other family member who resides in the same household. See Tennessee Code 8-31-102
                                                              • Release: means any spilling, pouring, overfilling, leaking, leaching, emitting, discharging, or escaping of drycleaning solvents from a drycleaning facility or an in-state wholesale distribution facility or its associated piping which impacts groundwater, surface water, surface or subsurface soils. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
                                                              • Release: means any spilling, overfilling, leaking, emitting, discharging, escaping, leaching or disposing of a petroleum substance from a petroleum underground storage tank or its associated piping into groundwater, surface water, or subsurface soils. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                              • 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.
                                                              • removal: means containment and removal of oil or a hazardous substance from water and shorelines or the taking of other actions as may be necessary to minimize or mitigate damage to the public health or welfare, including, but not limited to, fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public and private property, shorelines, and beaches. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
                                                              • Removal costs: means the costs of removal that are incurred after a discharge of oil has occurred or, in any case in which there is a substantial threat of a discharge of oil, the costs to prevent, minimize, or mitigate oil pollution from such an incident. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
                                                              • repayable grants: means the loan or loans of state funds to a municipality to be repaid by the municipality excluding any federal pollution abatement assistance. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                                              • 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).
                                                              • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                              • 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.
                                                              • Reserve capacity: means capacity to treat, store, transport or dispose of more wastewater than the demand on the system at the time of construction. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
                                                              • Resource recovery facility: means a facility for the systematic separation and recovery of recyclable materials from solid waste and a processing of solid waste, sewage sludge, and other solids for fuel mixtures or fuel supplements. See Tennessee Code 68-211-501
                                                              • Resource recovery facility: means land, rights in land, buildings, facilities and equipment suitable or necessary for the recovery or production of energy or energy producing materials in any form resulting from the controlled processing or disposal of solid waste or the systematic separation, extraction and recovery of recyclable materials from the solid waste stream, including facilities or systems for the storage, conversion or transportation thereof. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                              • Respondent: means a person who is a minor or is alleged to be a person with a disability for whom a fiduciary is being sought. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                              • Respondent: means a person who is a minor or is alleged to be a person with a disability for whom a fiduciary is being sought. See Tennessee Code 34-1-101
                                                              • Responsible party: means :

                                                                • (i) The owner and/or operator of a petroleum site. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103

                                                                • Responsible party: means a responsible party as defined under § 1001 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, codified in 33 U. See Tennessee Code 68-216-102
                                                                • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
                                                                • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the member annuity and the state annuity. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                • Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                • Revenue: means all rents, fees and other charges received by the authority for use of its projects, facilities and services including, without limitation, all amounts received for the collection, transportation, disposal or processing of solid waste, the operation of any project, or the sale, storage, distribution or transportation of energy, energy producing materials or other materials or commodities by the authority. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                                • revenue bonds: means bonds, notes, interim certificates or other obligations of an authority issued pursuant to this part, or pursuant to any other law, as supplemented by, or in conjunction with, this part. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                                • Revenues: means all fees, rents, tolls, rates, rentals, interest earnings, or other charges received or receivable by the local government from any public works project or enterprise then existing or thereafter to be constructed, including any revenues derived or to be derived by a local government from a lease, agreement or contract with any other local government, local government instrumentality, the state, or a state or federal agency for the use of or in connection with a public works project or enterprise, or all other charges to be levied and collected in connection with and all other income and receipts of whatever kind or character derived by the local government from the operation of any public works project or enterprise or arising from any public works project or enterprise. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                                • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
                                                                • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                • Savings and loan association: includes a building and loan association, a federal or state savings and loan association, a federal savings bank, and any other financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by the federal savings and loan insurance corporation (FSLIC) or any successor of such corporation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                • Savings institution: includes a federal or state savings and loan association or savings bank. See Tennessee Code 35-2-102
                                                                • Security: means a share, participation, or other interest in property, in a business, or in an obligation of an enterprise or other issuer, and includes a certificated security, an uncertificated security, and a security account. See Tennessee Code 35-12-102
                                                                • Security: means that which is determined by the authority to be acceptable to secure a loan to a local government under this part and includes, but is not limited to, revenues of the facility, ad valorem taxes, state-shared taxes, letters of credit or bond insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
                                                                • Security: means that which is determined by the authority to be acceptable to secure a loan to a water system under this part and includes, but is not limited to, dedicated or other revenues of the system, collateral, letters of credit, and surety bonds. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
                                                                • Security account: means a:

                                                                  • (A) Reinvestment account associated with a security, a securities account with a broker, a cash balance in a brokerage account, cash, interest, earnings, or dividends earned or declared on a security in an account, a reinvestment account, or a brokerage account, whether or not credited to the account before the owner's death. See Tennessee Code 35-12-102

                                                                  • Security interest: means an interest in a site, vessel or facility created or established for the purpose of securing a loan or other obligation. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                                                  • Security interest: includes , but is not limited to, mortgages, deeds of trust, liens and title pursuant to lease financing transaction. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                                                  • Sending agency: means any department or agency of the federal government or a state government which sends any employee thereof to another government agency under this part. See Tennessee Code 8-50-402
                                                                  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
                                                                  • Service retirement date: means the date on which a member first becomes eligible for a service retirement allowance, or would first become eligible for a service retirement allowance if the member were to remain in service until such date, as provided in §§. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                  • 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.
                                                                  • Settlor spouses: means a married couple that establishes a community property trust. See Tennessee Code 35-17-102
                                                                  • Sewage: means all water-carried human and household wastes from residences, buildings, institutions or industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface, or storm water as may be present. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                                                  • Sewage treatment works: means any facility for the purpose of treating, neutralizing or stabilizing municipal sewage, including treatment or disposal plants, the necessary intercepting, outfall and outlet sewers, pumping stations integral to such plants or sewers, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                                                  • Shredded: means shredded, chipped, chopped, quartered, sliced at least circumferentially, or otherwise processed and rendered not whole in a manner to effectively prevent a tire from floating, as determined by the board. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                                  • Sick leave: means a designated amount of compensated leave accumulated pursuant to part 8 of this chapter that is granted to a member who through personal illness, injury, disability or quarantine, is unable to perform the duties of the member's state position. See Tennessee Code 8-50-901
                                                                  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                  • Small business concern: means an enterprise that constitutes a "small business concern" under federal law and the criteria used by the administrator of the small business administration of the United States as the same may be amended from time to time. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                                  • Small business financing agreement: means a lease, sublease or loan agreement entered into between a small business concern and the authority, the payments under which have been guaranteed by the small business administration of the United States or any other agency thereof. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                                  • Social Security Act: means the act of congress approved August 14, 1935, chapter 531, 49 Stat. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                                                                  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
                                                                  • Solid waste: means garbage, trash, refuse, abandoned material, spent material, byproducts, scrap, ash, sludge, and all discarded material including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations, and from community activities. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
                                                                  • Solid waste: means :

                                                                    • (i) Garbage, trash, refuse, abandoned material, spent material, byproducts, scrap, ash, sludge, and all discarded material including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations, and from community activities. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203

                                                                    • Solid waste: means garbage, refuse, including, without limitations, recyclable materials when they become discarded, and other discarded solid waste materials, including waste materials of a solid nature resulting from industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations, and from community activities. See Tennessee Code 68-211-501
                                                                    • Solid waste: means solid waste as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                                    • Solid waste: means garbage, refuse, and other discarded solid materials, including solid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial and agricultural operations, and all garbage, refuse or other discarded solid materials from individual homes, apartments, multiple dwellings, trailers or other living quarters, and from community activities, but does not include solids or dissolved material in domestic sewage or other significant pollutants in water resources, such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial waste water effluents, dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or other common water pollutants. See Tennessee Code 68-213-102
                                                                    • solid waste authority: means any public instrumentality organized pursuant to part 9 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                                    • solid waste authority: means any public instrumentality organized pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-211-902
                                                                    • Solid waste disposal: means the process of permanently or indefinitely placing, confining, compacting, or covering solid waste. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
                                                                    • Solid waste processing: means any process that modifies the characteristics or properties of solid waste, including, but not limited to, treatment, incineration, composting, separation, grinding, shredding, and volume reduction. See Tennessee Code 68-211-103
                                                                    • Solid waste stream: means the system through which solid waste and recoverable materials move from the point of discard to recovery or disposal. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                                    • solvent: means any and all non-aqueous solvents or products used, or intended for use, in the cleaning of garments and other fabrics at a drycleaning facility and includes, but is not limited to, dense non-aqueous solvents such as chlorinated solvents like perchloroethylene (perc), also known as tetrachloroethylene, and light non-aqueous solvents such as petroleum-based solvents like Stoddard Solvent, and the products into which all such solvents or products degrade. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
                                                                    • Special nuclear material: means uranium enriched in the isotope U-235 in quantities not exceeding three hundred fifty (350) grams of contained U-235, U-233 in quantities not exceeding two hundred (200) grams, plutonium in quantities not exceeding two hundred (200) grams. See Tennessee Code 68-202-202
                                                                    • Special nuclear material: means :

                                                                      • (A) Plutonium and uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235, and any other material which the governor declares by order to be special nuclear material after the United States atomic energy commission has determined the material to be such. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101

                                                                      • Specific license: means a license issued by the department which allows the use, storage, handling, and possession of radioactive sources under specified conditions of the license. See Tennessee Code 68-202-401
                                                                      • Specific licensee: means a holder of a specific license issued by the department. See Tennessee Code 68-202-401
                                                                      • Standard: means the desired level of performance of a program, measured by outcome or output. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                                      • 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 Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                                                      • 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 Tennessee Code 35-12-102
                                                                      • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                                      • State act: means the Tennessee Safe Drinking Water Act of 1983, compiled in part 7 of this chapter, as amended, and rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1203
                                                                      • state agency: means any unit organization of the executive department, including any official, department, board, commission, division, bureau, section, district, office, authority, committee, or council or any other unit of state government, however designated, including, without limitation, higher education. See Tennessee Code 9-4-5604
                                                                      • State agency: means the state old age and survivors insurance agency. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                                                                      • State annuity: means annual payments for life derived from contributions by an employer. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
                                                                      • State employee: means any person who is a state official, including members of the general assembly, the attorney general and reporter, district attorneys general, state judges, and district public defenders, or any person who is employed in the service of and whose compensation is payable by the state, or any person who is employed by the state whose compensation is paid in whole or in part from federal or other funds. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                                                      • State employee: means all employees in state service, legislative branch, and constitutional officers who accrue sick leave pursuant to part 8 of this chapter and all employees and teachers of all state special schools. See Tennessee Code 8-50-901
                                                                      • State loan programs: means the activities and policies undertaken by the state pursuant to title 68, chapter 221, part 2 to provide assistance to local government units by making grants that are required to be repaid for the construction of sewage treatment works, or pursuant to title 68, chapter 221, part 5, to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of waterworks, or pursuant to title 68, chapter 211, part 4 [repealed], to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of energy recovery facilities or solid waste resource recovery facilities, or both, or pursuant to part 4 of this chapter to provide assistance to local government units by making loans for the construction of capital projects. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                                      • State-shared taxes: means taxes imposed and collected by the state pursuant to law and allocated by law to local government units, whether allocated for a particular purpose or for the general use of such local government units. See Tennessee Code 4-31-102
                                                                      • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                                                                      • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
                                                                      • Storage: means the containment of hazardous waste in such a manner as not to constitute disposal of such hazardous waste. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                                      • Storm water: means storm water runoff, snow melt runoff, surface runoff, street wash waters related to street cleaning or maintenance, infiltration (other than infiltration contaminated by seepage from sanitary sewers or by other discharges) and drainage. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
                                                                      • Storm water facilities: means the drainage structures, conduits, combined sewers, sewers, and all device appurtenances by means of which storm water is collected, transported, pumped, treated or disposed of. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1102
                                                                      • Streams: includes any river, creek, slough or natural water course in which water usually flows in a defined bed or channel. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                                                                      • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
                                                                      • Supplier of water: means any person who owns, operates or controls a public water system. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                                                                      • Tank: means a stationary device, designed to contain an accumulation of petroleum substances which is constructed primarily of non-earthen materials (e. See Tennessee Code 68-215-103
                                                                      • Tax-exempt: means that the organization, trust or beneficiary referred to is one that is described in § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See Tennessee Code 35-13-102
                                                                      • Taxable property: means all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the local government, or any portion of the local government, if applicable. See Tennessee Code 9-21-105
                                                                      • Teacher: has the meaning set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201
                                                                      • Team: means any group leader, coach, official or athlete who comprises the official delegation of the United States to world, Pan-American or Olympic competition. See Tennessee Code 8-50-1101
                                                                      • Technical secretary: means the technical secretary of the air pollution control board. See Tennessee Code 68-201-102
                                                                      • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
                                                                      • Testify: Answer questions in court.
                                                                      • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
                                                                      • Tire: means a continuous solid or pneumatic rubber covering encircling the wheel of a motor vehicle. See Tennessee Code 68-211-302
                                                                      • Tire: means the continuous solid or pneumatic rubber covering encircling the wheel of a motor vehicle. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                                      • 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.
                                                                      • Transfer: means a transaction that creates custodial property under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                                                      • Transferor: means a person who, directly or indirectly, makes a disposition or causes a disposition to be made in such person's capacity:

                                                                        • (A) As an owner of property. See Tennessee Code 35-16-102

                                                                        • Transferor: means a person who makes a transfer under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                                                        • Transporter: means any person engaged in the transportation of hazardous waste. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                                        • Treatment: includes any activity or processing designed to change the physical form or chemical composition of hazardous waste so as to render it nonhazardous. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                                        • Treatment works: means any devices and systems used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the state's waters, or any devices and systems used in the treatment and distribution of water, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, water storage facilities, water transmission lines, pumping, power and other equipment, and their appurtenances, extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1303
                                                                        • Treatment works: means any devices and systems used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the state's waters, or any devices and systems used in the treatment and distribution of water, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, water storage facilities, water transmission lines, pumping, power and other equipment, and their appurtenances, extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof. See Tennessee Code 68-221-603
                                                                        • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
                                                                        • Trust: means any fiduciary relationship created by a governing instrument. See Tennessee Code 35-14-102
                                                                        • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
                                                                        • Trust company: means a financial institution, corporation, or other legal entity, authorized to exercise general trust powers. See Tennessee Code 35-7-102
                                                                        • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                                                                        • Trustee: means any fiduciary as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 35-14-102
                                                                        • Trustee custodian: means a financial institution designated to hold eligible collateral on behalf of the state treasurer and a qualified public depository pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-502
                                                                        • Trustees: means the five (5) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1101
                                                                        • Trustees: means the five (5) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 9-4-1201
                                                                        • trustees: means those persons appointed to govern the activities of the sick leave bank as provided by §§. See Tennessee Code 8-50-901
                                                                        • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
                                                                        • Unfunded accrued liability: means the actuarially determined accrued liabilities of the pension plan that are greater than the actuarially determined value of the pension plan assets. See Tennessee Code 9-3-503
                                                                        • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                        • Universal waste: means any of the hazardous wastes listed in Tenn. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
                                                                        • Universal waste destination facility: means a facility that treats, disposes of, or recycles universal waste, except those management activities described in Tenn. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203
                                                                        • Universal waste handler: means :

                                                                          • (i) Any person, by site, whose act or process produces universal waste or whose act causes universal waste to become subject to regulation. See Tennessee Code 68-211-203

                                                                          • Used oil: means any oil which has been refined from crude or synthetic, or recovered oil and, as a result of use, storage or handling, 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 recycled or may be burned as fuel. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                                          • Used oil: means any oil which has been refined from crude or synthetic oil and, as a result of use, becomes unsuitable for its original purpose due to loss of original properties, or presence of impurities, but which may be suitable for further use and may be economically recyclable. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
                                                                          • Used oil collection center: means an automotive fluid collection center that accepts from DIYers only used oil or used oil in addition to other automotive fluids and that constitutes an approved centralized collection center for used oil. See Tennessee Code 68-211-1002
                                                                          • User: means the owner, tenant or occupant of any lot or parcel of land connected to a sanitary sewer, or for which a sanitary sewer line is available if a municipality levies a sewer charge on the basis of such availability. See Tennessee Code 68-221-201
                                                                          • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
                                                                          • UST system: means an underground storage tank, connected underground piping, underground ancillary equipment and containment system, if any. See Tennessee Code 68-215-201
                                                                          • Utilization facility: means :

                                                                            • (A) Any equipment or device, except an atomic weapon, capable of making use of special nuclear materials in such quantity as to be of significance to the common defense and security, or in such manner as to affect the health and safety of the public, or peculiarly adapted for making use of atomic energy in such quantity as to be of significance to the common defense and security, or in such manner as to affect the health and safety of the public. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101

                                                                            • Value engineering: is a specialized cost control technique which uses a systematic and creative approach to identify and focus on unnecessarily high cost in a project in order to arrive at a cost saving without sacrificing the reliability or efficiency of the project. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
                                                                            • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                                                                            • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
                                                                            • Vessel: means every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                                                            • Veterans administration: means the veterans administration, its predecessors or successors. See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
                                                                            • 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.
                                                                            • Wages: means all remuneration for employment, regardless of the medium in which paid, which would constitute wages within the meaning of the Social Security Act, as amended. See Tennessee Code 8-38-101
                                                                            • Ward: means a beneficiary of the veterans administration. See Tennessee Code 34-5-102
                                                                            • Waste: means any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage, or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges which are point sources subject to permits under § 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, codified in 33 U. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                                            • Waste management: means the orderly control of storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste. See Tennessee Code 68-212-104
                                                                            • waste reduction: means the reduction or elimination of waste at the source, usually within a process, including process modifications, feedstock substitutions, improvements in feedstock purity, housekeeping and management practices, increases in the efficiency of machinery and on-site, closed-loop recycling, or any action that reduces the amount and toxicity of the waste exiting the production process. See Tennessee Code 68-212-303
                                                                            • Waste tire: means a tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear, damage or defect. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802
                                                                            • Wastewater collection system: means the entire system of pipes, valves, pumping stations and appurtenances through which wastewater is collected and conveyed to the wastewater treatment plant. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
                                                                            • Wastewater facility: means any facility, including the reserve capacity thereof, whose purpose is to collect, store, treat, neutralize, stabilize, recycle, reclaim or dispose of wastewater, including treatment or disposal plants, interceptors, outfall, and outlet sewers, pumping stations, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances which are necessary to accomplish the foregoing purposes. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
                                                                            • Wastewater treatment plant: means the facility or group of units provided for the treatment of wastewater, either or both domestic and industrial wastes. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
                                                                            • Wastewater treatment works: means any facility whose purpose is to store, treat, neutralize, stabilize, recycle, reclaim or dispose of municipal wastewater, including treatment or disposal plants, interceptors, outfall, and outlet sewers, pumping stations, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances which are necessary to accomplish the foregoing purposes. See Tennessee Code 68-221-803
                                                                            • Water distribution system: means that portion of the water supply system in which water is conveyed from the water treatment plant or other supply point to the premises of the consumer. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
                                                                            • Water supply system: means the system of pipes, structures and facilities through which water is obtained, treated, and sold, distributed or otherwise offered to the public for household use or any use by humans, if such system has at least fifteen (15) service connections or regularly serves an average of at least twenty-five (25) individuals at least one hundred twenty (120) days or at least sixty (60) consecutive days out of the year. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
                                                                            • Water treatment plant: means the portion of the water supply system which in some way alters the physical, chemical or bacteriological quality of the water. See Tennessee Code 68-221-903
                                                                            • Waters: means any and all water, public or private, on or beneath the surface of the ground, which are contained within, flow through, or border upon Tennessee, or any portion thereof, except those bodies of water confined to and retained within the limits of private property in single ownership which do not combine or effect a junction with natural surface or underground waters. See Tennessee Code 68-221-703
                                                                            • Waterworks: includes all or any part of the following: source of supply, pumping facilities, purification works, collection and storage facilities and distribution system for water, together with all necessary parts and appurtenances for proper operation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-502
                                                                            • Waterworks system: means the source of supply and all structures and appurtenances used for the collection, treatment, storage and distribution of water delivered to the consumers. See Tennessee Code 68-221-101
                                                                            • Wholesale distributor: means a person or company whose primary business is selling drycleaning solvents and supplies to in-state or out-of-state drycleaning facilities. See Tennessee Code 68-217-102
                                                                            • work out: refers to those actions by which a holder, at any time prior to foreclosure and its equivalents, seeks to prevent, cure, or mitigate a default by the borrower or obligor. See Tennessee Code 68-212-401
                                                                            • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                                                                            • Yard waste: means vegetative matter resulting from landscaping, lawn maintenance and land clearing operations other than mining, agricultural and forestry operations. See Tennessee Code 68-211-802