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“Act” means the Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, T.C.A. §68-211-101 et. seq.

“Active life” means the period from the initial receipt of solid waste at the facility until the Commissioner approves final closure of the facility.

“Active portion” means that portion of a disposal facility where disposal operations are being or have been conducted and which is not a closed portion.

“Admixture” means chemicals added to earth materials to change the physical or chemical properties of the earth materials. Admixtures include, but are not limited to: lime, cement, bentonite and sodium silicate.

“Airport” means a public use airport open to the public without prior permission and without restrictions within the physical capacities of available facilities.

“Aquifer” means a geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation capable of yielding significant quantities of groundwater to wells or springs.

“Areas susceptible to mass movement” means those areas of influence (i.e., areas characterized as having an active or substantial possibility of mass movement) where the movement of earth material at, beneath, or adjacent to the SWLF unit, because of natural or man-induced events, results in the downslope transport of soil and rock material by means of gravitational influence. Areas of mass movement include, but are not limited to, landslides, avalanches, debris slides and flows, soil fluction, block sliding, and rock fall.

“Backyard composting” means the composting of organic solid waste, such as grass clippings, leaves or food waste, generated by a homeowner or tenant of a single or multi- family residential unit or an apartment complex unit, where composting occurs at that dwelling unit.

“Baling” means a method of reducing and restraining (binding) solid waste volume by mechanical compaction to achieve high density per unit volume.

“Bird hazard” means an increase in the likelihood of bird/aircraft collisions that may cause damage to the aircraft or injury to its occupants.

“Board” means the Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Control Board established by T.C.A. §68-211-111.

“Bulky waste” means large items of solid waste such as white goods, furniture, autos or large auto parts, trees, branches, stumps and other oversize wastes whose large size precludes or complicates their handling by normal collection, processing, or disposal methods.

“Cell” means a discrete volume of compacted solid waste that is enclosed by means of a barrier in a disposal facility.

“Closed portion” means a formerly active portion of a landfill which has undergone closure.

“Closure” means the taking of those actions at the termination of a disposal operation which are necessary to finally close the disposal facility or disposal facility parcel.

“Commercial solid wastes” means all types of solid waste generated by stores, offices, restaurants, warehouses, and other nonmanufacturing activities, excluding domestic and industrial wastes.

May, 2010 (Revised)


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