Part 3.  Inactive Hazardous Sites.

130A-310.  Definitions.

Unless a different meaning is required by the context, the following definitions shall apply throughout this Part:

(1)        "CERCLA/SARA" means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, Pub. L. 96-510, 94 Stat. 2767, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., as amended, and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-499, 100 Stat. 1613, as amended.

(2)        "Hazardous substance" means hazardous substance as defined in CERCLA/SARA.

(3)        "Inactive hazardous substance or waste disposal site" or "site" means any facility, as defined in CERCLA/SARA. These sites do not include hazardous waste facilities permitted or in interim status under this Article.

(4)        "Operator" means the person responsible for the overall operation of an inactive hazardous substance or waste disposal site.

(5)        "Owner" means any person who owns an inactive hazardous substance or waste disposal site, or any part thereof.

(6)        "Release" means release as defined in the CERCLA/SARA.

(7)        "Remedy" or "Remedial Action" means remedy or remedial action as defined in CERCLA/SARA.

(8)        "Remove" or "Removal" means remove or removal as defined in CERCLA/SARA.

(9)        "Responsible party" means any person who is liable pursuant to G.S. 130A-310.7. (1987, c. 574, s. 2; 1989, c. 286, s. 2; 1999-83, s. 1.)