For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
   EMERGENCY SITUATION.  Refers to an incident of release of hazardous substances into the environment which is deemed, by the sole determination of the Public Health Officer or his or her designee, to require an immediate response by village representatives.
   ENVIRONMENT.  Refers to any land, surface waters, ground water, subsurface, strata, air, fish, wildlife, plant life or biota, within the Village of Manchester.
   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE is defined as follows:
      (1)   A chemical or other material which is or may become injurious to the public health, safety or welfare or to the environment.
      (2)   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE as defined in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, Public Law 96-510, 94 Stat. 2767.
      (3)   HAZARDOUS WASTE as defined in the Hazardous Waste Management Act, Act No. 64 of the Public Acts of 1979, being M.C.L.A. §§ 299.501-299.551.
      (4)   PETROLEUM as defined in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Act, Act No. 478 of the Public Acts of 1988, being M.C.L.A. §§ 299.831-299.850.
   PERSON.  Means an individual, sole proprietorship, association, corporation, or other legal entity.
   PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER.  Refers to the Manchester Village Manager or his or her duly authorized agent in writing.
   RELEASE.  Means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing of any hazardous or polluting substances into the environment.
(Ord. 218, passed 1-5-1995)