NCUAQMD RULE 3-4-130 DEFINITIONS
LAST REVISED 11/11/11

RULE 4-130 - DEFINITIONS

1. "ARB" means the State of California Air Resources Board.

2. "ARB Test Method 2" means the test method specified in Title 17 California Code of Regulations, Section 94102.

3. "ARB Test Method 428" means the test method specified in Title 17 California Code of Regulations, Section 94139.

4. "Category I medical waste incinerator" means any medical waste incinerator which currently burns 10 tons or less of medical wastes per year.

5. "Category II medical waste incinerator" means any medical waste incinerator which currently burns more than 10 tons of medical wastes per year, but less than 25 tons per year.

6. Category III medical waste incinerator" means any medical waste incinerator which currently burns 25 tons or more of medical wastes per year.

7. "Control equipment" means any device which reduces the emissions from medical waste incinerators.

8. "Dioxins" means dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans chlorinated in the 2,3,7 and 8 positions and containing 4,5,6 or 7 chlorine atoms. It is expressed as 2,3,7,8- tetrachloro-dibenzo-p-dioxin equivalents using current California Department of Health Services toxic equivalency factors.

9. "District" means the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District.

10. "Facility" means every building, structure, appurtenance, installation or improvement located on land which is under the same or common ownership or operation, and is on one or more contiguous or adjacent properties.

11. "May" means a provision is permissive.

12. "Medical facilities" means medical, dental and veterinary offices, clinics and hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, research facilities, research laboratories, clinical laboratories, all licensed and unlicensed medical facilities, clinics and hospitals, surgery centers, diagnostic laboratories and other providers of health care.

13. "Medical waste incinerator" means any furnace or other closed fire chamber located at a medical facility and used to dispose of waste generated at medical facilities by burning.

14. "Must" means a provision is mandatory.

15. "Shall" means a provision is binding upon anyone subject to this rule.

16. "Uncontrolled emissions" means the emission rate of the incinerator to the control equipment, measured from the flue at a location downstream of the last combustion chamber and before the control equipment.

17. "Waste" means all discarded putrescible and non-putrescible solid, semi-solid and liquid materials, including garbage, trash, refuse, paper, rubbish, food, ashes, plastics, industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes, equipment, instruments, utensils, appliances, manure, human or animal tissues or blood, and human or animal solid and semi-solid wastes.