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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 006 : MISCELLANEOUS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 401, § 56)
  • § 401-56. Definitions

    In this chapter, the following definitions apply:

    (1) "Solid waste" means any discarded garbage, refuse, septage, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply plant, or pollution control facility, and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous materials resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, or agricultural operations and from community activities but does not include animal manure and absorbent bedding used for soil enrichment or solid or dissolved materials in industrial discharges which are point sources subject to permits under 10 V.S.A. chapter 47.

    (2) "Hazardous waste" means any waste or combination of wastes of a solid, liquid, contained gaseous, or semisolid form, including those which are toxic, corrosive, ignitable, reactive, strong sensitizers, or which generate pressure through decomposition, heat, or other means, which in the judgment of the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, or his or her duly authorized representative may cause, or contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness, taking into account the toxicity of such waste, its persistence and degradability in nature, and its potential for assimilation, or concentration in tissue, and other factors that may otherwise cause or contribute to adverse acute or chronic effects on the health of persons or other living organisms, or any matter which may have an unusually destructive effect on water quality if discharged to ground or surface waters of the State. All special nuclear, source, or byproduct material, as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1964 and amendments thereto, codified in 42 U.S.C. § 2014, is specifically excluded from this definition.

    (3) "Population" shall be established for the purpose of determining the number of votes to be cast by municipal representatives, amounts of municipal assessments, and other purposes under this chapter, by reference to the official Department of Health population estimate (including group quarters or institutional population) as published most recently preceding the beginning of the District's fiscal year in which the vote is being cast, assessment being determined, or other action is occurring which requires a determination of population. Except for purposes of determining amounts due under subdivision 51(2)(A)(ii) of this chapter, the most recent publication prior to a vote of withdrawal shall be used. In the event the Department of Health ceases to publish population estimates, the Board of Supervisors may designate another appropriate publication containing population estimates for purposes of establishing population.

    (4) "Solid waste facility" means all contiguous lands, structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land, used for treating, storing, or disposing of waste. A facility may consist of several treatment, storage, or disposal operational units.