N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 27-2301

As used in this title:


“Container” shall mean any portable device in which a material is stored, transported, treated, disposed of or otherwise handled.


“Contingency plan” means a document describing organized, planned and technically coordinated and financially feasible courses of action to be followed in case of emergency or other special conditions.


“Discharge” shall mean the accidental or intentional spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping of any solid waste, or solid waste constituent, including leachate, into or on any air, land or water.


“End of life vehicle” shall mean any motor vehicle sold, given, or otherwise disposed of as junk or salvage.


“Good condition” shall mean no severe rusting, apparent structural defects or deteriorations and not leaking.


“Groundwater” shall mean water below the land surface in a saturated zone of soil or rock. This includes perched water separated from the main body of groundwater by an unsaturated zone.


“Leak-resistant” or “leak-proof” shall mean designed and maintained to prevent the escape of contained liquids or other materials when appropriately closed regardless of container orientation (i.e., upright, tipped over).


“Mercury containing devices” shall mean any device or material into which elemental mercury or mercury compounds are intentionally added during the manufacture of such devices and which the continued presence of mercury is required to provide a specific characteristic, appearance or quality or to perform a specific function. Such items include but are not limited to convenience lighting switches, antilock brake assemblies, and high intensity discharge head lamps.


“Surface water” shall mean lakes, bays, sounds, ponds, impounding reservoirs, perennial streams and springs, rivers, creeks, estuaries, marshes, inlets, canals, the Atlantic ocean within the territorial limits of New York state, and all other perennial bodies of surface water, natural or artificial, inland or coastal, fresh or salt, public or private, pursuant to article 15 (Water Resources)article 15 of this chapter.


“Vector” shall mean a carrier that is capable of transmitting a pathogen from one organism to another including, but not limited to, flies and other insects, rodents, birds and vermin.


“Vehicle dismantler” shall mean any person or entity engaged in the business of acquiring motor vehicles or trailers for the purpose of dismantling the same for parts or reselling such vehicles as scrap, but shall not include a person that receives no more than twenty-five end of life vehicles per year and stores less than fifty end of life vehicles on site at any one time. * NB There are 2 § 27-2301’s

Source: Section 27-2301 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/27-2301 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Sep. 23, 2023).

Sep. 23, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 27-2301’s source at nysenate​.gov

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