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Article - Environment




§9–201.

    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “First sale” means a sale of a new tire that is not a sale to a wholesaler or out-of-state retailer.

    (c)    “Local health official” means:

        (1)    A health officer or a designee of the health officer; or

        (2)    The Director of the Department of Environmental Protection of Montgomery County or a designee of the Director.

    (d)    “Person” includes the federal government, a state, county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision.

    (e)    “Refuse disposal system” includes:

        (1)    An incinerator;

        (2)    A transfer station;

        (3)    A landfill system;

        (4)    A landfill;

        (5)    A solid waste processing facility; and

        (6)    Any other solid waste acceptance facility.

    (f)    “Scrap tire” means any tire that no longer is suitable for its original intended purpose by virtue of wear, damage, or defect.

    (g)    “Scrap tire collection facility” means a place where scrap tires are:

        (1)    Deposited by a consumer or a scrap tire hauler; and

        (2)    Transferred to another scrap tire collection facility or scrap tire recycler.

    (h)    “Scrap tire hauler” means a person who as part of a commercial business:

        (1)    Transports scrap tires; and

        (2)    Is approved and licensed by the Department to transport scrap tires to a scrap tire recycler or a scrap tire collection facility.

    (i)    “Scrap tire recycler” means a person who is approved and licensed by the Department to process scrap tires to a form of raw materials or products that may be returned to the marketplace.

    (j)    “Service” means the Maryland Environmental Service.

    (k)    “Sewage” means:

        (1)    Any human or animal excretion or water-carried domestic waste; or

        (2)    A mixture of industrial waste and any of the things in item (1) of this subsection.

    (l)    “Sewage sludge” means any thickened liquid, suspension, settled solid, or dried residue that a sewage treatment plant extracts from sewage.

    (m)    (1)    “Sewage sludge generator” means a person who owns or operates a facility that receives and processes sewage in this State or produces sewage sludge to be utilized in this State.

        (2)    “Sewage sludge generator” includes:

            (i)    The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; and

            (ii)    The Maryland Environmental Service.

        (3)    “Sewage sludge generator” does not include the owner or operator of a septic system.

    (n)    “Sewage sludge utilization permit” means a permit, issued by the Department, to utilize sewage sludge.

    (o)    (1)    “Sewage sludge utilizer” means a person who utilizes sewage sludge in this State.

        (2)    “Sewage sludge utilizer” includes:

            (i)    The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; and

            (ii)    The Maryland Environmental Service.

    (p)    (1)    “Sewerage system” means:

            (i)    The channels used or intended to be used to collect and dispose of sewage; and

            (ii)    Any structure or appurtenance used or intended to be used to collect or prepare sewage for discharge into the waters of this State.

        (2)    “Sewerage system” includes any sewer of any size.

        (3)    “Sewerage system” does not include the plumbing system inside any building served by the sewerage system.

    (q)    “Store scrap tires” means the accumulation of scrap tires in any form or configuration in excess of 15,000 cubic feet.

    (r)    “Tire dealer” means a person who sells new tires to:

        (1)    A seller of tires in the State that is not a tire wholesaler; or

        (2)    A consumer of a tire on which a recycling fee has not been paid.

    (s)    “Tire wholesaler” means a person who transfers tires to a person who is not a consumer.

    (t)    “Utilize sewage sludge” means to collect, handle, burn, store, treat, or transport sewage sludge to or from a sewage sludge generator or utilizer in this State, to apply it to land, or to dispose of it.

    (u)    (1)    “Water supply system” means:

            (i)    A source and the surrounding area from which water is supplied for drinking or domestic purposes; and

            (ii)    Any structure, channel, or appurtenance used to prepare water for use or to deliver water to a consumer.

        (2)    “Water supply system” does not include the plumbing system inside any building that is served by the water supply system.