§23-23.1-3  Definitions. –

Published: 2015

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Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-23.1

Air Pollution Episode Control

SECTION 23-23.1-3

   § 23-23.1-3  Definitions. –

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall, where context permits, be

construed as follows:

   (1) "Air contaminant" means soot, cinders, ashes, any dust,

fumes, gas, mist, smoke, vapor, odor, toxic, or radioactive material,

particulate matter, or any combination of these.

   (2) "Air pollution" means presence in the outdoor atmosphere

of one or more air contaminants in sufficient quantities, which either alone or

in connection with other emissions, by reason of their concentration and

duration may be injurious to human, plant or animal life, or cause damage to

property or which unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life and


   (3) "Air pollution episode" means the condition of an air

pollution alert, an air pollution warning, or an air pollution emergency, and

these conditions shall be deemed to exist whenever the director of

environmental management determines that the accumulation of air contaminants

in any area or place in the state is attaining or has attained levels which

could, if those levels are sustained or exceeded, lead to a threat to the

health of the public.

   (4) "Area" means not only that portion or portions of the

state as shall be described in the air pollution episode declaration of the

governor, but also to any other portion or portions of the state where

activities are carried on which contribute or may contribute to the air

pollution episode in the portion or portions of the state described in the

governor's declaration.

   (5) "Director" means the director of environmental management

or any subordinate or subordinates to whom the director has delegated the

powers and duties vested in him or her by this chapter.

   (6) "Person" means any individual, trust, firm, joint stock

company, corporation (including a quasi-governmental corporation), partnership,

association, syndicate, municipality, municipal or state agency, fire district,

club, non-profit agency, or any subdivision, commission, department, bureau,

agency, or department of state or federal government (including

quasi-government corporation), or any interstate body.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1971, ch. 137, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-25.1-3; P.L. 1979, ch. 39,

§ 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-23.1-3; P.L. 1980, ch. 24, § 3.)