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RULE §335.402Definitions

In addition to the definitions in §3.2 of this title (relating to Definitions) and §335.1 of this title (relating to Definitions), the following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings:

  (1) Aggregate--The act of bringing together household hazardous waste that, after being separated from other household waste, is collected from two or more households and accumulated at a collection event, permanent collection center, point of generation pick-up service, mobile collection unit, or transporter's facility for the purpose of reusing, recycling, or disposing the material.

  (2) Collection event--A one-time or recurrent designation of a site and areas within that site for use by an operator to collect or aggregate household hazardous waste delivered to the site by individuals, households, or collectors and to store the waste for less than 48 hours.

  (3) Collector--Any person who accepts from two or more households any waste materials that have been separated from other household waste and offered to the collector because the generator either knows or considers the materials to be household hazardous waste. This term includes persons involved with household hazardous waste collection programs, but does not include persons delivering wastes that have not been aggregated to a collection program with which they are not affiliated.

  (4) Hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facility--A hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facility that has received an United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permit (or a facility with interim status) in accordance with the requirements of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 270 and 124, or that has received a permit from a state authorized in accordance with 40 CFR Part 271.

  (5) Household--Single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds, and day-use recreational areas.

  (6) Household hazardous waste--Any solid waste generated in a household by a consumer which, except for the exclusion provided in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §261.4(b)(1), would be classified as a hazardous waste under 40 CFR Part 261. The term has the same meaning as "hazardous household waste."

  (7) Inclement weather--Weather that could present a hazard in the operation of a collection event, permanent collection center, mobile collection unit, or point of generation pick-up service, including temperature extremes, high winds, rain, and severe weather.

  (8) Mobile collection unit--A vehicle (such as a truck or trailer) that is used to aggregate household waste materials delivered by the public prior to transporting the material to a permanent collection center, collection event, or registered hazardous waste transporter facility.

  (9) Operator--A person responsible for the collection, aggregation, and storage of household hazardous waste and household materials at a collection event or permanent collection center, in a point of generation pick-up service or mobile collection unit, or in any combination of collection programs; or, if the context clearly refers to an operator of a hazardous waste processing, storage, or disposal facility, the term has the same meaning as defined in §335.1 of this title.

  (10) Permanent collection center--A designated site and facilities used to collect and aggregate household hazardous wastes on an ongoing basis and to store the wastes for 48 hours or longer.

  (11) Personnel--All individuals who perform tasks at or oversee the operations of a collection event, permanent collection center, mobile collection unit, or point of generation pick-up service, and whose actions or failure to act may result in noncompliance with the requirements of this subchapter.

  (12) Point of generation pick-up service--A service to collect household hazardous waste at generating households, either through direct contact with the generators or by collection of household hazardous waste left at curbside or in another location at the household.

Source Note: The provisions of this §335.402 adopted to be effective July 31, 2008, 33 TexReg 5947

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