Health & Safety Code Section 374.001
(1)Repealed by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1110, Sec. 19, eff.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.
Section 374.001 — Definitions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.374.htm#374.001 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).