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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DIVISION (EPD). A department of Newberry County government charged with coordinating available resources to plan and prepare for, and respond to and recover from, major community-wide emergencies. EPD receives copies of all Tier II reports and plans on behalf of the LEPC for which the Newberry County Hazardous Materials Station Chief serves as Committee Coordinator.
EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (EHS). Substances designated as such by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency as listed in 40 C.F.R. pt. 355.
FACILITY. All buildings, equipment, and other fixed structures that are located on a single site, or on contiguous or adjacent sites, and which are owned or operated by 1 person or entity (or by any person or entity which controls, is controlled by, or under common control with, the person or entity). FACILITY includes manmade and natural structures in and from which chemicals are intentionally placed or removed, thus rendering the structures chemical depositories.
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (HS). Any chemical substance in liquid, solid, or gas form that, if accidentally released, may pose a threat or risk or be harmful to human health, safety, animals, crops, water systems, or other elements of the environment. Substances so designated may include, but are not limited to, explosives, radioactive materials, etiologic agents, flammable and combustible liquids, solids, and gases, poisons, oxidizing substances, and corrosive substances.
LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE (LEPC). Appointed by the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).
NEWBERRV COUNTY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS STATION. A division of Newberry government charged with receiving Tier II reports from facilities required to report under SARA, Title III, within the county; administering the collection of fees under this chapter; training personnel in hazardous materials response; providing technical expertise at hazardous material incidents; and assisting EPD with coordination at hazardous material incidents.
TIER II REPORT. Under SARA, Title III, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 et seq., within the State of South Carolina, any facility located in Newberry County which stores, at any time during the calendar year, 10,000 pounds or more of a hazardous substance, or threshold planning quantities (TPQ) or more of an extremely hazardous substance.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST) PERMIT. Pursuant to the South Carolina Underground Storage Tank Regulation (SCUSTR) R.61-92, Part 280, any person who operates an underground storage tank system, as described and defined in the aforesaid regulations.
(Ord. 09-22-02, passed 9-18-2002; Am. Ord. 01-13-03, passed 1-29-2003)