In addition to the terms defined in Chapter 2.20 SHDC, WAC 173-350-100, Definitions, and Chapter 2.25 SHDC, WAC 173-351-100, Definitions, as now or hereafter amended, the following terms when used in these regulations are defined as follows:
“Abandoned landfills” means municipal solid waste, wood waste or inert and demolition waste landfills operated as landfills prior to the effective date of Chapter 173-304 WAC and/or that were never closed according to the requirements in Chapter 173-304 WAC or subsequent applicable regulations.
“Animal wastes” means wastes resulting from the keeping of animals, including but not limited to manure, animal bedding, and carcasses of dead animals.
“Asbestos-containing material (ACM)” means any material containing more than one percent asbestos as determined using the method specified in EPA regulations Appendix E, Subpart E, 40 CFR Part 763, Section 1, Polarized Light Microscopy.
“Asbestos-containing waste material (ACWM)” means any waste that contains or is contaminated with friable asbestos-containing material. This term includes asbestos waste from control equipment, materials used to enclose the work area during an asbestos project, asbestos-containing material collected for disposal, asbestos-contaminated waste, debris, containers, bags, protective clothing, or HEPA filters. ACWM does not include samples of asbestos-containing material taken for testing or enforcement purposes.
“Biomedical waste” means, and is limited to, the following types of waste:
1. Animal waste is waste animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that are known to be infected with, or that have been inoculated with, pathogenic microorganisms infectious to humans.
2. Biosafety level four disease waste is waste contaminated with blood, excretions, exudates, or secretions from humans or animals who are isolated to protect others from highly communicable infectious diseases that are identified as pathogenic organisms assigned to biosafety level four by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, current edition.
3. Culture and stocks are wastes infectious to humans and include specimen cultures, cultures and stocks of etiologic agents, wastes from production of biologicals and serums, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and laboratory waste that has come into contact with cultures and stocks of etiologic agents or blood specimens. Such waste includes but is not limited to culture dishes, blood specimen tubes, and devices used to transfer, inoculate, and mix cultures.
4. Human blood and blood products are discarded waste human blood and blood components, and materials containing free-flowing blood and blood products.
5. Pathological waste is waste human source biopsy materials, tissues, and anatomical parts that emanate from surgery, obstetrical procedures, and autopsy. Pathological waste does not include teeth, human corpses, remains and anatomical parts that are intended for interment or cremation.
6. Sharps waste is all hypodermic needles, syringes with needles attached, IV tubing with needles attached, scalpel blades and lancets that have been removed from the original sterile package.
“Discharge or nonpermitted discharge of moderate risk waste (MRW)” means the accidental or intentional release of hazardous substances, MRW, or MRW constituents such that the substance, waste, or a waste constituent may enter or be emitted into the environment. Release includes, but is not limited to, the actions of spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, dumping, emptying, depositing, placing, or injecting.
“Garbage” means unwanted animal and vegetable wastes, and animal and vegetable wastes and packaging resulting from the handling, storage, sale, preparation, cooking and serving of food; swill and carcasses of dead animals; and items of such a character and proportion as to be capable of attracting or providing food for vectors, except sewage and sewage sludge.
“Hazardous substances” means any liquid, solid, gas, or sludge, including any material, substance, product, commodity, or waste, regardless of quantity, that exhibits any of the physical, chemical, or biological properties described in WAC 173-303-090 or 173-303-100.
“Health Officer” means the Health Officer or the Health Officer’s representative of the Snohomish Health District.
“Household hazardous waste (HHW)” means any waste which exhibits any of the properties of dangerous wastes that is exempt from regulation under Chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous Waste Management, solely because the waste is generated by households (including single and multifamily residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds, and day-use recreation areas). HHW can also include other solid waste identified in the local hazardous waste management plan prepared pursuant to Chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous Waste Management.
“Moderate risk waste (MRW)” means solid waste that is limited to conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) waste and household hazardous waste (HHW) as defined in this chapter and Chapter 2.20 SHDC. MRW also includes, but is not limited to, antifreeze, oils, batteries, gasoline, oil based or petroleum based paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, and wood preservatives.
“Public nuisance” means that which is set up, maintained, or continued so as to be injurious to the health or the environment, or obstruction to the use of property by interfering with the health, safety, or life of any considerable number of persons.
“Sanitary code” means Snohomish Health District Sanitary Code.
“Sharps” means objects or devices having acute rigid corners, edges, points, or protuberances capable of cutting or piercing human skin and includes, but is not limited to, hypodermic needles, blades, and broken glass.
“Treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSD facility)” means a treatment, storage and disposal facility in the state of Washington which is permitted by the Washington Department of Ecology under Chapter 173-303 WAC, and where wastes, including hazardous wastes, can be taken. Comparable facilities in other states similarly permitted by authorized governmental agencies are also considered to be TSD facilities for the purposes of this regulation. [Res. 04-06. Prior code § 3.1(IV)].