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RULE §4.405Definitions

The following words and terms when used in this subchapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Applicant--A person who is eligible to participate in the voluntary cleanup program and who submits the required forms, information, and fee for doing so.

  (2) Assistant director--The administrative head of the Site Remediation Section.

  (3) Certificate of completion--The document executed by the Commission upon satisfactory completion of obligations under a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement.

  (4) Completion--The cleanup of a site to the point that no more response actions are necessary.

  (5) Commission--The Railroad Commission of Texas, the director of the Oil and Gas Division, or a staff delegate of the division director.

  (6) Conditional certificate of completion--The document executed by the Commission upon a participant's satisfactory conditional completion of obligations under a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement.

  (7) Conditional completion--The cleanup of a site to the point that further response actions are limited to maintenance of engineering or institutional controls and/or the continued successful operation of long-term remediation systems.

  (8) Contaminant--A waste, pollutant, or other substance or material regulated by or that results from an activity under the jurisdiction of the Commission under Texas Natural Resources Code, Chapters 91 or 141, or the Texas Water Code.

  (9) Division--The Oil and Gas Division of the Commission.

  (10) Eligible applicant--An applicant who did not cause or contribute to the contaminants on the site that is the subject of the voluntary cleanup agreement and whose application the Site Remediation Section has accepted.

  (11) Participant--An eligible applicant with whom the Commission has entered into a voluntary cleanup agreement.

  (12) Response action--The control, cleanup, or removal of a contaminant from the environment.

  (13) Responsible person--Any operator or other person required by law, rules of the Commission, or a valid order of the Commission to control or clean up the oil and gas wastes or other substances or materials.

  (14) Site Remediation Section--Those Commission staff, individually or collectively, who are employed in the Site Remediation Section, or its successor, of the Oil and Gas Division.

  (15) Voluntary cleanup--A response action taken under and in compliance with this subchapter.

Source Note: The provisions of this §4.405 adopted to be effective June 10, 2002, 27 TexReg 4936

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