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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 321CONTROL OF CERTAIN ACTIVITIES BY RULE
SUBCHAPTER FSHRIMP INDUSTRY
RULE §321.91Definitions

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

  (1) Bait-shrimp dealer--A person who is engaged in the business of selling shrimp for bait purposes and who is required to be licensed under Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 77.

  (2) BOD[sub]5[/sub]--Abbreviation for five-day biochemical oxygen demand.

  (3) Grab sample--An individual sample collected in less than 15 minutes.

  (4) mg/l--Abbreviation for milligrams per liter.

  (5) Mobile vendor--A person who operates a retail shrimp sales business from an automobile, truck, or van.

  (6) Packer--A shrimp offloading facility that deheads, peels, or deveins less than 25% of the gross weight of the total amount of shrimp it handles before the product is sold. Two or more shrimp packing operations under common ownership within 100 feet from each other will be considered as one packing operation for the purposes of this definition. Packers are categorized as follows.

    (A) Small packer--A packer which never generates more than 30,000 gallons of shrimp wastewater during any calendar month.

    (B) Medium packer--A packer which never generates more than 60,000 gallons during any calendar month but which generates more than 30,000 gallons of shrimp wastewater during any calendar month.

    (C) Large packer--A packer which generates more than 60,000 gallons of shrimp wastewater during any calendar month.

  (7) POTW--Publicly owned treatment works.

  (8) Processor--A shrimp offloading facility that deheads, peels, or deveins 25% or more of the gross weight of the total amount of shrimp it handles before the product is sold.

  (9) Residual chlorine--Chlorine in the shrimp wastewater when discharged.

  (10) Shrimp boat--A commercial trawler, required to be licensed under Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 77, that collects shrimp and then unloads them at a shrimp offloading facility.

  (11) Shrimp offloading facility--A shrimp handling operation that typically transfers shrimp from trawlers to a dock area and then washes, weighs, boxes, and ices the shrimp before selling them on either the wholesale or retail market.

  (12) Shrimp wastewater--Waterborne shrimp wastes from the washing, weighing, boxing, icing, deheading, peeling, deveining or other processing of shrimp prior to the marketing of the shrimp.

  (13) TSS--Abbreviation for total suspended solids.

  (14) Water quality limited segment--A surface water segment classified by the commission as water quality limited where conventional treatment of waste discharged to the segment is not stringent enough for the segment to meet applicable water quality standards; monitoring data have shown significant violations of water quality standards; advanced waste treatment for point sources is required to protect existing exceptional water quality; or the segment is a domestic water supply reservoir.


Source Note: The provisions of this §321.91 adopted to be effective September 18, 1987, 12 TexReg 3045.

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