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For the purposes of this chapter:
AGRICULTURAL BURNING: Burning in rural zoned areas, essential to agricultural operations, including the growing of crops, the raising of fowl, animals or bees, when conducted on the premises where produced.
AIR CONTAMINANT: Any particular matter or any gas, vapor, suspended solid or any combination thereof, excluding steam and water vapors.
AIR CONTAMINANT SOURCE: Any and all sources of emission of air contaminants whether privately or publicly owned or operated.
AIR POLLUTION: The presence in the ambient air of one or more air contaminants in quantities, or characteristics and under conditions and circumstances and of a duration sufficient to cause or contribute to injury to human, plant or animal life or health or to property or which unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life or use of property.
APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY: The City Council.
ATMOSPHERE: The air that envelops or surrounds the earth and includes all spaces outside of buildings, stacks or exterior ducts.
AUTHORIZED LOCAL AUTHORITY: The City Fire Department or Salt Lake Valley Health Department, or any other local agency specifically designated by the appropriate authority with approval of the State Division of Air Quality, as the agency to issue permits for open burning under regulations of this chapter or the State Division of Air Quality which may from time to time be adopted.
CLEARING INDEX: A number indicating the predicted rate of clearance of ground level pollutants from a given area. This number is calculated by the U.S. Weather Bureau, from daily measurements of temperature lapse rates and wind speeds and directions from ground level to ten thousand feet (10,000').
DIVISION: The State Division of Air Quality.
EMISSION: The act of discharging into the atmosphere an air contaminant or an effluent which contains or may contain an air contaminant, or the effluent so discharged into an atmosphere.
GARBAGE: All putrescible animal and vegetable matter resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food, including wastes attendant thereto.
HEAVY FUEL OIL: A petroleum product or similar material heavier than diesel fuel.
HOUSEHOLD WASTE: Any solid or liquid material normally generated by a family in a residence in the course of ordinary day to day living, including, but not limited to, garbage, paper products, rags, leaves and garden trash.
OPEN BURNING: Any burning of combustible materials where the products of combustion are emitted into open air without passing through a chimney or stack.
PERSON: Any individual, public or private corporation, partnership, association, firm, trust or estate, the State or any department, institution, bureau, or agency thereof, any Municipal corporation, County, City and County or other political subdivision of the State or any other legal entity whatsoever which is recognized by the law as being subject to rights and duties.
REFUSE: Any solid waste, including garbage and trash.
SALVAGE OPERATION: Any business, trade or industry engaged in whole or part in salvaging or reclaiming any product or material, including, but not limited to, metals, chemicals, shipping containers or drums.
TRASH: Solids not considered to be highly flammable or explosive, including, but not limited to, clothing, rags, leather, plastic, rubber, floor coverings, excelsior, tree leaves, yard trimmings and other similar materials.
WASTE: All solid, liquid or gaseous materials, including, but not limited to, garbage, trash, household waste, construction or demolition debris or other refuse including that resulting from the prosecution of any business trade or industry. (Ord. 17-25)