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Connecticut General Statutes Title 22A. Environmental Protection § 22a-904. Paint stewardship program.  Definitions

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For purposes of this section and section 22a-904a:

(1) “Architectural paint” means interior and exterior architectural coatings sold in containers of five gallons or less.  “Architectural paint” does not include industrial, original equipment or specialty coatings.

(2) “Distributor” means a company that has a contractual relationship with one or more producers to market and sell architectural paint to retailers in this state.

(3) “Environmentally sound management practices” means procedures for the collection, storage, transportation, reuse, recycling and disposal of architectural paint, to be implemented by the representative organization or such representative organization's contracted partners to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances and the protection of human health and the environment.  “Environmentally sound management practices” include, but are not limited to, record keeping, the tracking and documenting of the fate of postconsumer paint in and outside of this state, and environmental liability coverage for professional services and for the operations of the contractors working on behalf of the representative organization.

(4) “Energy recovery” means the process by which all or a portion of solid waste materials are processed or combusted in order to utilize the heat content or other forms of energy derived from such solid waste materials.

(5) “Paint stewardship assessment” means the amount added to the purchase price of architectural paint sold in this state that is necessary to cover the cost of collecting, transporting and processing postconsumer paint by the representative organization pursuant to the paint stewardship program.

(6) “Postconsumer paint” means architectural paint that is not used and that is no longer wanted by a purchaser of architectural paint.

(7) “Producer” means a manufacturer of architectural paint who sells, offers for sale, distributes or contracts to distribute architectural paint in this state.

(8) “Recycling” means any process by which discarded products, components and by-products are transformed into new, usable or marketable materials in a manner in which the original products may lose their identity.  “Recycling” does not include energy recovery.

(9) “Retailer” means any person who offers architectural paint for sale at retail in this state.

(10) “Reuse” means the return of a product into the economic stream for use in the same kind of application as the product was originally intended to be used, without a change in the product's identity.

(11) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection.

(12) “Sell” or “sale” means any transfer of title for consideration including, but not limited to, remote sales conducted through sales outlets, catalogues, the Internet or any other similar electronic means.

(13) “Representative organization” means the nonprofit organization created by producers to implement the paint stewardship program described in section 22a-904a.

(14) “Department” means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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