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Section 3751.01 | Hazardous substances definitions.


As used in this chapter:

(A) "Confidential business information" means the types or categories of information identified in rules adopted by the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency under EPCRA.

(B) "EPCRA" means the "Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986," 100 Stat. 1728, 42 U.S.C. 11001, et seq.

(C) "Facility" means all buildings, equipment, structures, and other stationary items that are located on a single site or on contiguous or adjacent sites and that are owned or operated by the same person or by any person who controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with such person.

(D) "Manufacture" means the production, preparation, importation, or compounding of a toxic chemical. The term also applies to a toxic chemical produced coincidentally during the manufacture, processing, use, or disposal of another substance or mixture including, without limitation, byproducts and coproducts that are separated from the other substance or mixture and impurities that remain in that substance or mixture.

(E) "Person" includes the state, any political subdivision or other state or local body, the United States and any agency or instrumentality thereof, and any entity defined as a person under section 1.59 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Process" means the preparation of a toxic chemical after its manufacture for distribution in commerce:

(1) In the same form or physical state as, or in a different form or physical state from, that in which it was received by the person so preparing such chemical;

(2) As part of an article containing the toxic chemical.

(G) "Release" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or discharging into the environment of any toxic chemical including, without limitation, the abandonment or discarding of barrels, containers, and other closed receptacles that contained a toxic chemical.

(H) "Toxic chemical" means a chemical listed in rules adopted by the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency under EPCRA.

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