Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 366.002

In this chapter:


“Authorized agent” means a local governmental entity authorized by the commission to implement and enforce rules under this chapter.


“Commission” means the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.


, (4) Repealed by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 880, Sec. 25(2), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.


“Local governmental entity” means a municipality, county, river authority, or special district, including an underground water district, soil and water conservation district, or public health district.


“Nuisance” means:


sewage, human excreta, or other organic waste discharged or exposed in a manner that makes it a potential instrument or medium in the transmission of disease to or between persons; or


an overflowing septic tank or similar device, including surface discharge from or groundwater contamination by a component of an on-site sewage disposal system, or a blatant discharge from an on-site sewage disposal system.


“On-site sewage disposal system” means one or more systems of treatment devices and disposal facilities that:


produce not more than 5,000 gallons of waste each day; and


are used only for disposal of sewage produced on a site on which any part of the system is located.


“Owner” means a person who owns a building or other property served by an on-site sewage disposal system.


“Sewage” means waste that:


is primarily organic and biodegradable or decomposable; and


generally originates as human, animal, or plant waste from certain activities, including the use of toilet facilities, washing, bathing, and preparing food.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 3, Sec. 1.038, eff. Aug. 12, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 589, Sec. 1 to 3, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 11.113, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1127, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 880, Sec. 25(2), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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