Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-163f-2 - Definitions

Current through March 4, 2022

As used in these regulations:

(a) "Active Part" means that portion of a low-level radioactive waste management facility where handling, management, storage, treatment, recovery, or disposal of low-level radioactive waste will be, is being, or has in the past been conducted;
(b) "Certificate" means the certificate of public safety and necessity required by title 22a, chapter 446a of the Connecticut General Statutes to commence construction or modification of a low-level radioactive waste management facility;
(c) "Closure and Stabilization" means those actions that are taken upon completion of operations that prepare the disposal site for custodial care and that assure that the disposal site will remain stable and will not need ongoing active maintenance;
(d) "Coastal land" means any lands and waters defined as a coastal area in title 22a, chapter 444 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(e) "Construction" means the fabrication, erection, installation, or excavation of a low-level radioactive waste management facility which does not constitute a modification;
(f) "Disposal" means the permanent isolation of low-level radioactive waste pursuant to applicable requirements of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission under applicable federal laws, and regulations adopted by the commissioner of environmental protection pursuant to Section 22a-163f of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(g) "Groundwater" means subsurface water;
(h) "Local project review committee" means the committee which may be established pursuant to Section 22a-163p of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(i) "Management" means the storage, treatment, or disposal of low-level radioactive waste";
(j) "Modification" means any change or alteration in the approved design, capacity, process, or operation of a low-level radioactive waste management facility constructed or operating pursuant to Title 22a, Chapter 446a of the Connecticut General Statutes, that the council deems significant. Such change or alteration may include but is not limited to a change or alteration in the volume or composition of low-level radioactive waste managed at such facility. The routine maintenance, repair, or replacement of the individual components at a low-level radioactive waste management facility that is necessary for normal operation or change or alteration at a low-level radioactive waste management facility ordered by a federal or state official in the exercise of his statutory authority shall not be deemed to be a modification;
(k) "Neighboring municipality" means any municipality which:
1) shares a common border with the municipality within which the largest portion of the proposed facility is located;
2) occupies any area within a ten-mile radius of the proposed facility site; or
3) has been determined by the council pursuant to Section 22a-163f-4 of these regulations as the neighboring municipality likely to be most affected by the proposed facility;
(l) "Operator" means the person or entity responsible for the overall operation of a facility;
(m) "Permanent council members" means the membership for proceeding under title 22a, chapter 446a of the Connecticut General Statutes, consisting of the commissioners of health services and public safety or their designees, five members appointed by the governor, and one designee each of the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate;
(n) "Pre-Site Selection Property Appraisal" means a fair market value appraisal of all property within a two-mile radius of the proposed facility if the facility were not to be located at the proposed site, arranged by the applicant, and conducted by a licensed real estate broker or real estate salesman, as defined by title 20, chapter 392 of the Connecticut General Statutes;
(o) "Storage" means the permanent holding of waste for treatment or disposal;
(p) "Surface water" means harbors, estuaries, rivers, brooks, watercourses, waterways, lakes, ponds, springs, marshes, drainage systems, tidal waters, and all other surfaces, bodies, or accumulations of waters, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through, or border upon this state or any portion thereof;
(q) "Transferee" means a person or entity who becomes the holder of a certificate after a certificate has been issued for the facility;
(r) "Treatment" means any method, technique, or process intended to change the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics or composition of any low-level radioactive waste in order to render such waste safer for permanent disposal;
(s) "Waste management" means the storage, treatment, or disposal of low-level radioactive waste.

Notes

Conn. Agencies Regs. § 22a-163f-2
Effective March 7, 1989

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