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§ 3-1201. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Reimbursement for Costs of Emergency Response, Containment, Cleanup, and Abatement--Paid Fire Companies and Rescue Squads (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-1201
§ 3-1201. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Expense of an emergency response, containment, cleanup, and abatement
(b)(1) “Expense of an emergency response, containment, cleanup, and abatement” means the reasonable costs associated with the repair or replacement of personal protective equipment:
(i) Owned by:
1. A paid fire department; or
2. An authorized individual, whether paid or volunteer, who participates in an emergency response, containment, cleanup, and abatement by a paid fire department; and
(ii) Damaged through proper use during an emergency response, containment, cleanup, and abatement of a release of hazardous materials resulting from a traffic accident involving a motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier that is transporting hazardous materials or from a release or threatened release of hazardous materials at a fixed facility.
(2) “Expense of an emergency response” includes the reasonable costs of replacing the chemicals that are used or damaged during an emergency response, containment, cleanup, and abatement.
Fixed facility
(c)(1) “Fixed facility” means any installation, structure, or premises, above ground or underground, in which hazardous materials are stored with a capacity to store more than 1,000 pounds of hazardous materials.
(2) “Fixed facility” does not include a farm or any building or structure associated with a farm.
Hazardous materials
(d)(1) “Hazardous materials” means a substance or material in a quantity or form that the United States Secretary of Transportation designates may pose an unreasonable risk to health and safety of individuals or to property when transported in commerce.
(2) “Hazardous materials” includes any grouping or classification of materials, that the United States Secretary of Transportation designates as a hazardous material, including:
(i) Explosives;
(ii) Radioactive materials;
(iii) Etiologic agents;
(iv) Flammable liquids or solids;
(v) Combustible liquids or solids;
(vi) Poisons;
(vii) Oxidizing or corrosive materials; and
(viii) Compressed gases.
Highway
(e) “Highway” has the same meaning as provided in § 11-127 of the Transportation Article.
Motor carrier
(f) “Motor carrier” means a common carrier by motor vehicle, contract carrier by motor vehicle, and private carrier by motor vehicle that carries a hazardous material in commerce.
Paid fire department
(g) “Paid fire department” includes a paid fire department, a paid rescue squad, a paid emergency medical service, a paid hazardous material response team, paid law enforcement, and a local department of public works designated by a local jurisdiction as a responder to a release or threatened release of hazardous materials, or as an assistant to a responder.
Person in control
(h) “Person in control”, with respect to a release or threatened release of hazardous materials at a fixed facility, means:
(1) The owner of the hazardous materials; and
(2) The owner or operator of the fixed facility involved in the release or threatened release of hazardous materials at the time of or immediately before the release or threatened release.

Credits

Added by Acts 1988, c. 762, § 1, eff. July 1, 1988; Acts 1988, c. 763, § 1, eff. July 1, 1988. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 5, § 1, eff. March 19, 1989; Acts 1991, c. 419, § 1, eff. July 1, 1991; Acts 1993, c. 591, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1993; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-1201, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-1201
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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