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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 328WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING
SUBCHAPTER APURPOSE AND GENERAL INFORMATION
RULE §328.2Definitions

The following terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings. Other definitions may be found in Chapters 3, 330, and 332 of this title (relating to Definitions; Municipal Solid Waste; and Composting).

  (1) Affiliated with--A person, "A" is affiliated with another person, "B," if either of the following two conditions applies:

    (A) "A" owns or controls more than 20% of the voting interest, fair market value, profits, proceeds, or capital gains of "B"; or

    (B) "B" owns or controls more than 20% of the voting interest, fair market value, profits, proceeds, or capital gains of "A."

  (2) Completely drained--For the purposes of Texas Occupations Code, §1956.103(c), regarding the sale or transfer of a fuel tank to a metal recycling entity on or after January 1, 2006, a fuel tank is completely drained if:

    (A) all fuel has been removed that can be removed using practices commonly employed to remove fuel from a tank, e.g., pouring, pumping, and aspirating;

    (B) the procedures used to remove fuel from the tank conform with accepted industry practices; and

    (C) the tank is emptied of all accumulated sludges or residues, and is purged of all residual vapors in accordance with accepted industry procedures commonly employed for the type of fuel.

  (3) Incidental amount(s) of non-recyclable waste or incidental non-recyclable waste--Non-recyclable waste that accompanies recyclable material despite reasonable efforts to maintain source-separation and that is no more than 10% by volume or scale weight of each incoming load, and averages no more than 5% of the total scale weight or volume of all materials received in the last six-month period, as substantiated by the facility's records. The practices and standards of recycling facilities of a particular type will be considered by the executive director to allow alternative compliance with these standards on a case-by-case basis, as provided for in §328.4(e) of this title (relating to Limitations on Storage of Recyclable Materials). Reasonable efforts to maintain source-separation must include: having dual collection and transportation systems in place for recyclable material and non-recyclable waste at the point of generation; having informed generators and haulers of the source-separation requirements; and the recycling facility having instituted quality control measures including, at a minimum, inspection of incoming loads and rejection by the recycling facility of those loads that would cause the facility to exceed these percentages as described in this paragraph. After incoming loads are processed for recycling, all resulting non-recyclable waste must be managed according to the requirements of this chapter or taken to an authorized solid waste facility within one week. Incidental amount(s) of non-recyclable waste does not include non-recyclable components that are integral to recyclable material, including:

    (A) the non-recyclable components of white goods, whole computers, whole automobiles, or other manufactured items for which dismantling and separation of recyclable from non-recyclable components by the generator are impractical, such as insulation or electronic components in white goods;

    (B) source-separated recyclable material rendered unmarketable by damage during collection, unloading, and sorting, such as broken recyclable glass; and

    (C) tramp materials, such as:

      (i) glass from recyclable metal windows;

      (ii) nails and roofing felt attached to recyclable shingles;

      (iii) nails and sheetrock attached to recyclable lumber generated through the demolition of buildings; and

      (iv) pallets and packaging materials.

  (4) Processed for recycling or processing for beneficial use--Material has been or is processed for recycling, or undergoes processing for beneficial reuse, if it has been subjected to activities including extraction or separation of component materials (such as the separation of commingled recyclable materials), cleaning, grinding, or other preparation at a recycling facility to make it amenable for subsequent recycling or beneficial reuse.

  (5) Secondary metals recycling facility--A facility that:

    (A) is predominately engaged in the business of obtaining ferrous or nonferrous metals that have served their original economic purpose in order to convert those metals, or to sell those metals for conversion, into raw material products consisting of prepared grades and having an existing or potential economic value;

    (B) has the capability for performing the process by which ferrous or nonferrous metals are converted into raw material products consisting of prepared grades and having an existing or potential economic value, other than by the exclusive use of hand tools, by methods including, without limitation, the processing, sorting, cutting, classifying, cleaning, baling, wrapping, shredding, shearing, or changing the physical form or chemical content thereof; and

    (C) sells or purchases those ferrous or nonferrous metals solely for purposes of use in the form of raw materials in the production of new products.

  (6) Source-separated recyclable material--Recyclable material from residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, recreational, industrial, and other community activities, that at the point of generation has been separated, collected, and transported separately from municipal solid waste, or transported in the same vehicle as municipal solid waste, but in separate containers or compartments. Source-separation does not require the recovery or separation of non-recyclable components that are integral to a recyclable product, including:

    (A) the non-recyclable components of white goods, whole computers, whole automobiles, or other manufactured items for which dismantling and separation of recyclable from non-recyclable components by the generator are impractical, such as insulation or electronic components in white goods;

    (B) source-separated recyclable material rendered unmarketable by damage during collection, unloading, and sorting, such as broken recyclable glass; and

    (C) tramp materials, such as:

      (i) glass from recyclable metal windows;

      (ii) nails and roofing felt attached to recyclable shingles;

      (iii) nails and sheetrock attached to recyclable lumber generated through the demolition of buildings; and

      (iv) pallets and packaging materials.

  (7) Unusable--For the purposes of Texas Occupations Code, §1956.103(c) regarding the sale or transfer of a fuel tank to a metal recycling entity on or after January 1, 2006, a fuel tank is rendered unusable if the tank is completely drained and can no longer be used because it has been punctured, ruptured, crushed, shredded, or has other significant structural changes or alterations.


Source Note: The provisions of this 328.2 adopted to be effective September 12, 2002, 27 TexReg 8561; amended to be effective December 22, 2005, 30 TexReg 8438

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