Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24.3
Substances or Compounds Used as Sewerage System Cleaners

SECTION 23-24.3-2

§ 23-24.3-2. Definitions.

(a) "Director" means the director of environmental management or his or her designee.

(b) "Groundwater" means water collected and stored in the saturated zone beneath the ground surface.

(c) "Person" means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, state, municipality, commission, or political subdivision of a state.

(d) "Restricted chemical material" means any solid or liquid material or combination thereof, which contains concentrations in excess of one part per hundred by weight of:

(1) A halogenated hydrocarbon chemical (aliphatic or aromatic) including, but not limited to, trichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, methylene chloride, halogenated benzenes, carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene, or

(2) Any aromatic hydrocarbon chemical including, but not limited to, benzene, toluene, naphthalene, or

(3) Any phenol derivative in which a hydroxy group and two (2) or more halogen atoms are bonded directly to a six (6) carbon aromatic ring including, but not limited to, trichlorophenol, pentachlorophenol, or

(4) Acrolein, acrylonitrile, or benzidine or any solid or liquid material or combination thereof which is designated a "restricted chemical material" by the director pursuant to § 23-24.3-4.

(e) "Sewerage system" means any part of a wastewater disposal system including, but not limited to, toilets, piping, drains, sewers, septic tanks, distribution boxes, absorption or leaching fields, seepage pits, cesspools, and drywells.

(f) "Sewerage system cleaner" means any solid or liquid material or combination of these intended to be used or used primarily for the purpose of cleaning, treating, degreasing, unclogging, disinfecting, deodorizing, or enhancing the functioning of any part of a sewerage system. Excluded from this definition are liquid and solid products intended or used primarily for cleaning, scouring, treating, deodorizing, disinfecting, sanitizing, or sterilizing the surfaces of sinks and toilets and similar common plumbing fixtures.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 358, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 293, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 58, § 1.)