As used in this chapter:
(A) "Governmental agency" means a department, division, or other unit of state government, a municipal corporation, county, township, and other political subdivision, or any other public corporation or agency, the United States or any agency thereof, and any agency, commission, or authority established pursuant to an interstate compact or agreement.
(B) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, association, or corporation, or any combination thereof.
(C) "Solid waste" means such unwanted residual solid or semi-solid material as results from industrial operations, including those of public utility companies, and commercial, distribution, research, agricultural, and community operations, including garbage, tires, combustible, noncombustible, or radioactive material, street dirt, and debris.
(D) "Solid waste facilities" means facilities or property, or the modification or replacement of property, for the collection, storage, treatment, utilization, processing, transporting, or final disposal of or recovery of resources or energy from solid waste, including, without limitation, facilities and expenditures that qualify as solid waste disposal facilities under section 103(b)(4)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, and regulations adopted thereunder, scrap tire recovery facilities registered or permitted under section 3734.78 of the Revised Code, and facilities that dispose of solid waste by reconstituting, converting, or otherwise recycling it into material that is not waste whether or not operated at a profit, and further includes any property or system to be used in whole or in part for any of the aforesaid purposes, whether or not another purpose also is served, and any property or system incidental to or that has to do with or the end purpose of which is any of the foregoing. Solid waste facilities as defined in this division are hereby determined to be those that qualify as facilities for solid waste disposal under Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution.
(E) "Project" or "development project" means any energy resource development facility as defined in section 1551.01 of the Revised Code, including undivided or other interests therein, or any solid waste facility, including undivided or other interests therein, either separately or in combination with any waste water facility as defined in section 6121.01 of the Revised Code acquired or to be acquired or constructed or to be constructed by the Ohio water development authority under this chapter, or acquired or to be acquired or constructed or to be constructed by a governmental agency or person with all or a part of the cost thereof being paid from a loan or grant from the authority under this chapter, including all buildings and facilities that the authority determines necessary for the operation of the project together with all property, rights, easements, and interests that may be required for the operation of the project, or any voluntary action.
(F) "Cost" as applied to development projects means the cost of acquisition and construction, the cost of acquisition of all land, rights-of-way, property rights, easements, franchise rights, and interests required for such acquisition and construction, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of acquiring or constructing and equipping a principal office and sub-offices of the authority, the cost of diverting highways, interchange of highways, and access roads to private property, including the cost of land or easements therefor, the cost of all machinery, furnishings, and equipment, financing charges, interest prior to and during construction and for no more than eighteen months after completion of construction, engineering, expenses of research and development with respect to development projects, legal expenses, plans, specifications, surveys, estimates of cost and revenues, working capital, other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of acquiring or constructing any such project, administrative expense, and such other expense as may be necessary or incident to the acquisition or construction of the project, the financing of that acquisition or construction, including the amount authorized in the resolution of the authority providing for the issuance of development revenue bonds to be paid into any special funds from the proceeds of such bonds, and the financing of the placing of any such project in operation. Any obligation, cost, or expense incurred by any governmental agency or person for surveys, borings, preparation of plans and specifications, and other engineering services, or any other cost described above, in connection with the acquisition or construction of a project may be regarded as a part of the cost of that project and may be reimbursed out of the proceeds of development revenue bonds as authorized by this chapter. As applied to development projects consisting of voluntary actions, "cost" includes the costs of conducting the voluntary actions as defined in section 3746.23 of the Revised Code.
(G) "Owner" includes all individuals, copartnerships, associations, corporations, or governmental agencies having any title or interest in any property, rights, easements, and interests authorized to be acquired by this chapter.
(H) "Revenues" means all rentals and other charges received by the authority for the use or services of any development project, any gift or grant received with respect thereto, any moneys received with respect to the lease, sub-lease, sale, including installment sale or conditional sale, or other disposition of a development project, moneys received in repayment of and for interest on any loan made by the authority to a person or governmental agency, whether from the United States or a department, administration, or agency thereof, or otherwise, proceeds of such bonds to the extent of use thereof for payment of principal of, premium if any, or interest on the bonds is authorized by the authority, proceeds from any insurance, condemnation, or guaranty pertaining to a project or property mortgaged to secure bonds or pertaining to the financing of the project, and income and profit from the investment of the proceeds of development revenue bonds or of any revenues.
(I) "Public roads" includes all public highways, roads, and streets in the state whether maintained by the state or by a county, township, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision.
(J) "Public utility facilities" includes tracks, pipes, mains, conduits, cables, wires, towers, poles, and other equipment and appliances of any public utility.
(K) "Construction," unless the context indicates a different meaning or intent, includes reconstruction, enlargement, improvement, or providing furnishings or equipment.
(L) "Development revenue bonds," unless the context indicates a different meaning or intent, includes development revenue notes, development revenue renewal notes, and development revenue refunding bonds, except that notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of bonds shall have a maximum maturity of five years as provided in section 6123.06 of the Revised Code and notes or renewal notes issued as the definitive obligation may be issued maturing at such time or times as the authority determines with a maximum maturity of forty years from the date of issuance of the original note.
(M) "Voluntary action" means a voluntary action, as defined in section 3746.01 of the Revised Code that is conducted under the voluntary action program established in Chapter 3746. of the Revised Code.
(N) "Acquisition or construction" includes the undertaking of a voluntary action.
(O) The "Ohio water development authority" means the authority created by section 6121.02 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-28-1994