New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1k-21 - Definitions

13:1K-21. Definitions
As used in this act:

a. "Extraordinarily hazardous accident risk" means a potential for release of an extraordinarily hazardous substance into the environment, which could produce a significant likelihood that persons exposed may suffer acute health effects resulting in death or permanent disability;

b. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection;

c. "Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection;

d. "Extraordinarily Hazardous Substance Accident Risk Assessment" or "EHSARA" means a review and safety evaluation of those operations in a facility which involve the generation, storage, or handling of an extraordinarily hazardous substance, as provided in section 6 of this act;

e. "Extraordinarily Hazardous Substance" means any substance or chemical compound used, manufactured, stored, or capable of being produced from on-site components in this State in sufficient quantities at a single site such that its release into the environment would produce a significant likelihood that persons exposed will suffer acute health effects resulting in death or permanent disability;

f. "Extraordinarily Hazardous Substance List" means the substances or chemical compounds identified in subsection a. of section 4 of this act and adopted by regulation pursuant to subsection c. of that section;

g. "Extraordinarily Hazardous Substance Risk Reduction Work Plan" or "work plan" means the document developed by the department for each facility at which is generated, stored, or handled an extraordinarily hazardous substance, setting forth the scope and detail of the EHSARA to which the facility will be submitted, as provided in section 6 of this act;

h. "Facility" means a building, equipment, and contiguous area. Facility shall not include a research and development laboratory, which means a specially designated area used primarily for research, development, and testing activity, and not primarily involved in the production of goods for commercial sale, in which extraordinarily hazardous substances are used by or under the supervision of a technically qualified person;

i. "Risk management program" means the sum total of programs for the purpose of minimizing extraordinarily hazardous accident risks, including, but not limited to, requirements for safety review of design for new and existing equipment, requirements for standard operating procedures, requirements for preventive maintenance programs, requirements for operator training and accident investigation procedures, requirements for risk assessment for specific pieces of equipment or operating alternatives, requirements for emergency response planning, and internal or external audit procedures to ensure programs are being executed as planned.

L. 1985, c. 403, s. 3, eff. Jan. 8, 1986.

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