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7048.0100 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms and abbreviations shall have the meanings specified. Terms which are not specifically defined shall be construed to be in conformance with Minnesota Statutes, chapters 115, 115A, and 116, their context, and professional usage.

Subp. 2.


"Agency" means the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Subp. 3.

[Repealed by amendment, L 1987 c 186 s 15]

Subp. 4.


"Certification" means a process by which individuals must show competency in their chosen occupation through a combination of work experience, education, training, and successful completion of an examination as set forth in parts 7048.0300 to 7048.1200.

Subp. 4a.

Agency commissioner.

"Agency commissioner" means the commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency or its designated staff.

Subp. 5.

Contact hour.

"Contact hour" means a pertinent instructional or training session of 50 minutes.

Subp. 6.

Disposal facility.

"Disposal facility" means a waste facility that is designed or operated for the purpose of disposing of waste on or in the land and has a permit, stipulation agreement, or other written approval from the agency.

Subp. 7.

Equipment operator.

"Equipment operator" means an individual on the site who performs the necessary actions of properly disposing of the waste.

Subp. 8.


"Inspector" means any individual who has governmental authority to routinely review waste disposal facilities to determine compliance with applicable statutes, rules, permits, ordinances, or standards. "Inspector" does not include county board members, agency board members, or other individuals employed, appointed, or elected who are not directly involved in routine review of a waste disposal facility. "Inspector" may include individuals who are employed as environmental health specialists or sanitarians, technicians, zoning administrators, county solid waste officers, pollution control specialists, engineers, soil scientists, and hydrologists.

Subp. 9.


"Operator" means any individual responsible for conducting work at a waste disposal facility. "Operator" does not include office personnel, laborers, transporters, corporate directors, elected officials, or other individuals in managerial roles unless such individuals are directly involved in on-site supervision or operation of a waste disposal facility. "Operator" does not include private individuals who store or landspread sewage sludge on property owned or farmed by that individual. "Operator" includes facility managers, supervisors, and equipment operators.

Subp. 10.


"Waste" means solid waste, sewage sludge, hazardous waste and construction debris, as those terms are defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.03.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.41


L 1987 c 186 s 15

Published Electronically:

November 3, 1998