Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 718.03 - Definitions

Current through March 28, 2022

In this chapter:

(1)"Berm" means a ridge of clean, compacted cohesive soil or impervious material constructed to withstand and control the movement of liquids.
(2)"Bioremediation" means degradation of contaminants by microbes.
(3)"Boundaries of a landspreading facility" means the outer edges of the area on which contaminated soil has been spread at a landspreading facility.
(4)"Commercial treatment unit or facility" means a unit or facility that is operated for a profit by entities that are paid for providing the service. The term does not apply to a unit or facility operated by several responsible parties who pay a share of jointly incurred expenses, including consultant fees.

Note: The use of leased vehicles or other equipment does not make a treatment unit commercial.

(5)"Contaminated soil" means soil which contains one or more hazardous substances or environmental pollution and which is not a hazardous waste as defined in s. NR 660.10(52) or to , as amended.
(6)"Floodplain" has the meaning specified in s. NR 116.03(16).

Note: Section NR 116.03(16) defines "floodplain" to mean "that land which has been or may be covered by floodwaters during the regional flood. The floodplain includes the floodway, floodfringe, shallow depth flooding, flood storage and coastal floodplain areas."

(7)"Landspreading facility" has the meaning specified in s. NR 500.03(121).

Note: Section NR 500.03(121) defines "landspreading facility" to mean "a land disposal facility where solid waste is discharged, deposited, placed or injected in thin layers onto the land surface of the facility, or is incorporated into the top several feet of the surface soil, for agricultural, silvicultural or waste disposal purposes".

(8)"Leachate" has the meaning specified in s. NR 500.03(123).

Note: Section NR 500.03(123) defines "leachate" to mean "water or other liquid that has percolated through or contacted solid waste or gases generated by solid waste."

(9)"Light petroleum products" means gasoline, diesel fuel, no. 1 or no. 2 fuel oil, kerosene, aviation gasoline, jet fuel, or a mixture of 2 or more of these materials.
(10)"Monitoring" means a systematic method of collecting and reporting chemical and other data from contaminated media.
(11)"Single-application landspreading" means landspreading where contaminated soil from only one remedial action site is all the contaminated soil that is ever applied onto an area of a property.
(12)"Storage" means placement of solid waste on a temporary basis in a manner that does not constitute disposal of solid waste.
(13)"Volatilization" means removal of contaminants from soil or other media by evaporation.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 718.03
Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; renum. (3) to (9) to be (4), (5), (6), (8), (10), (12) and (13), cr. (3), (7), (9) and (11), Register, December, 1998, No. 516, eff. 1-1-99; correction in (5) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register September 2007 No. 621; CR 12-023: am. (5), (8) Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.

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