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Mississippi Code Title 57. Planning, Research and Development § 57-1-351. Definitions

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Words and phrases used in Sections 57-1-351 through 57-1-369 shall have meanings as follows, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(a) “Bonds” means general obligation bonds, interim notes and other evidences of debt of the State of Mississippi issued pursuant to Sections 57-1-351 through 57-1-369.

(b) “DECD” means the Department of Economic and Community Development.

(c) “Facility related to the project” means and includes any of the following, as the same may pertain to the project within the project area:  (i) facilities to provide potable and industrial water supply systems, sewage and waste disposal systems and water, natural gas and electric transmission systems to the site of the project;  (ii) airports, airfields and air terminals;  (iii) rail lines;  (iv) port facilities;  (v) highways, streets and other roadways;  (vi) public school buildings, classrooms and instructional facilities, including any functionally related facilities;  (vii) parks, outdoor recreation facilities and athletic facilities;  (viii) auditoriums, pavilions, campgrounds, art centers, cultural centers, folklore centers and other public facilities;  and (ix) health care facilities, public or private.

(d) “Person” means any natural person, corporation, association, partnership, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, fiduciary, governmental unit, public agency, political subdivision, or any other group acting as a unit, and the plural as well as the singular.

(e) “Project” means any private company developed under the name “Project Cougar” that is a heavy manufacturing enterprise which will be located on more than two hundred fifty (250) acres of land, will require a building that contains in excess of five hundred thousand (500,000) square feet and will employ in excess of one thousand (1,000) people at the facility in a full-time capacity.

(f) “Project area” means the project site, together with any area or territory within the state lying within fifteen (15) miles of any portion of the project site whether or not such area or territory be contiguous.  The project area shall also include all territory within a county if any portion of such county lies within fifteen (15) miles of any portion of the project site. “Project site” means the real property on which the principal facilities of the enterprise will operate.

(g) “Public agency” means:

(i) Any department, board, commission, institution or other agency or instrumentality of the state;

(ii) Any city, town, county, political subdivision, school district or other district created or existing under the laws of the state or any public agency of any such city, town, county, political subdivision or district;

(iii) Any department, commission, agency or instrumentality of the United States of America;  and

(iv) Any other state of the United States of America which may be cooperating with respect to location of the project within the state, or any agency thereof.

(h) “State” means State of Mississippi.

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