7042.0020 Definitions


Published: 2015

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7042.0020 DEFINITIONS.


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Subpart 1.

Scope.

The terms used in parts 7042.0010 to 7042.0060 have the meanings given them in this part.


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Subp. 2.

Agency.

"Agency" means the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


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Subp. 2a.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


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Compact.

"Compact" means the Midwest Interstate Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.831.


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Subp. 4.

[Repealed by amendment, L 1987 c 186 s 15]


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Disposal.

"Disposal" means the isolation of low level radioactive waste from the biosphere in a permanent facility designed for that purpose.


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Facility.

"Facility" means a parcel of land or site, together with the structures, equipment, and improvements on or appurtenant to the land or site which is used or is being developed for the treatment, storage, or disposal of low level radioactive waste.


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Generator.

"Generator" means any person who produces or possesses low level radioactive waste in the course of, or incident to manufacturing, power generation, processing, medical diagnosis and treatment, research, or other industrial or commercial activity, and who, to the extent required by law, is licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission or is a state party to the compact, to produce or possess such waste. "Generator" does not include a person who provides a service by arranging for the collection, transportation, treatment, storage, or disposal of wastes.


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Low level radioactive waste or waste.

"Low level radioactive waste" or "waste" means radioactive waste not classified as high-level radioactive waste, transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel, or by-product material as defined in United States Code, title 42, section 2014(e)(2).


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Person.

"Person" means any individual, corporation, business enterprise or other legal entity either public or private and any legal successor, representative, agent or agency of the individual, corporation, business enterprise, or legal entity.


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Storage.

"Storage" means the temporary holding of low level radioactive waste for treatment or prior to treatment or disposal.


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Treatment.

"Treatment" means any method, technique, or process, including storage for radioactive decay, designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics or composition of any low level radioactive waste in order to render the low level radioactive waste safer for transport or management, amenable to recovery, convertible to another usable material, or reduced in volume.