Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 374.001
Definitions


In this chapter:

(1)

Repealed by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1110, Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2005.

(2)

“Chlorinated dry cleaning solvent” means any dry cleaning solvent that contains a compound that has a molecular structure containing the element chlorine, including perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene.

(3)

“Commission” means the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

(4)

“Corrective action” means those activities described by Section 374.152 (Investigation and Assessment of Release; Emergency Action) or 374.153 (Corrective Action).

(5)

“Corrective action plan” means a plan approved by the commission to perform corrective action at a dry cleaning facility.

(6)

“Dry cleaning drop station” means a retail commercial establishment described in category 812320 of the 2002 North American Industry Classification System as an establishment the primary business of which is to act as a collection point for the drop-off and pick-up of garments or other fabrics that are sent to a dry cleaning facility for processing.

(7)

“Dry cleaning facility” means:

(A)

a retail commercial establishment, described in category 812320 of the 2002 North American Industry Classification System, that operates, or has operated, in whole or in part for the purpose of cleaning garments or other fabrics using a process that involves any use of dry cleaning solvents;

(B)

all contiguous land used in connection with the establishment; and

(C)

all structures and other appurtenances and improvements located on the contiguous land and used in connection with the establishment.

(8)

“Dry cleaning solvent” includes:

(A)

perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene, petroleum-based solvents, hydrocarbons, silicone-based solvents, and other nonaqueous solvents used in the cleaning of garments or other fabrics at a dry cleaning facility; and

(B)

the chemicals and compounds into which the solvents degrade.

(9)

“Dry cleaning unit” means a machine or device that uses dry cleaning solvents to clean garments and other fabrics and any piping, ancillary equipment, and containment system associated with the machine or device.

(10)

“Executive director” means the executive director of the commission.

(11)

“Fund” means the dry cleaning facility release fund.

(12)

“Owner” means a person who owns or leases, or has owned or leased, a dry cleaning facility and who is or has been responsible for the operation of dry cleaning operations at the dry cleaning facility.

(13)

“Release” means a spill, emission, discharge, escape, leak, or disposal of dry cleaning solvent from a dry cleaning facility into the soil or water of the state.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 540, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1110 (H.B. 2376), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1110 (H.B. 2376), Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 374.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­374.­htm#374.­001 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

361
Solid Waste Disposal Act
362
Solid Waste Resource Recovery Financing Act
363
Municipal Solid Waste
364
County Solid Waste
365
Litter
366
On-site Sewage Disposal Systems
367
On-site Wastewater Treatment Research
368
County Regulation of Transportation of Waste
369
Plastic Containers
370
Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
371
Used Oil Collection, Management, and Recycling
372
Environmental Performance Standards for Plumbing Fixtures
373
Water Conservation
374.001
Definitions
374.002
Applicability of Other Law
374.003
Applicability to Governmental Bodies
374.004
Advisory Committee
374.051
Commission Rules and Standards
374.052
Facility Retrofitting
374.053
Performance Standards for New Dry Cleaning Facilities
374.054
Completion Criteria
374.055
Criteria for Administration of Chapter
374.056
Report to Governor and Legislature
374.101
Dry Cleaning Facility Release Fund
374.102
Dry Cleaning Facility or Drop Station Registration
374.103
Fee on Purchase of Dry Cleaning Solvent
374.104
Option Not to Participate in Fund Benefits
374.151
Response to Release
374.152
Investigation and Assessment of Release
374.153
Corrective Action
374.154
Ranking of Contaminated Dry Cleaning Sites
374.155
Power to Modify Commission Rankings or Postpone Corrective Actions
374.202
Owner Responsibility
374.203
Limitation on Use of Fund for Corrective Action
374.204
Limitation on Liability
374.205
Limitation on Use of Fund for Third Parties
374.206
Use of Other Sources of Money
374.207
Eligible Owner or Registered Person Exempt from Certain Claims
374.208
Unauthorized Payments
374.251
Review of Orders
374.252
Violations
374.253
Expiration
374.1022
Registration of Property Owner or Preceding Property Owner
374.1023
Lien
374.1535
Site Restrictions After Corrective Action
374.2511
Closure of Unregistered Facility

Accessed:
Dec. 2, 2023

§ 374.001’s source at texas​.gov