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Article - Environment


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Class B fire–fighting foam” or “foam” means a foam designed for flammable liquid fire.

    (c)    “Intentionally added” means the act of deliberately using a chemical in the formation of a product where the chemical’s continued presence is desired in the product to provide a specific characteristic.

    (d)    “Personal protective equipment” means items designed, intended, or marketed to be worn by fire–fighting personnel in the performance of their fire and rescue activities, including jackets, pants, shoes, gloves, helmets, and respiratory equipment.

    (e)    “PFAS chemicals” means, when used in fire–fighting agents, fire–fighting equipment, food packaging, and rugs and carpets, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals that contain at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom, including perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

    (f)    “Rug or carpet” means a thick fabric used to cover a floor, including:

        (1)    Commercial or residential broadloom carpet; and

        (2)    A pad or an underlayment used in conjunction with a carpet.

    (g)    “Terminal” means:

        (1)    A bulk liquid storage facility exclusively engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas, that contains at least one storage tank containing petroleum products with a surface area of 120 square meters or greater; or

        (2)    A facility engaged in the distribution of crude petroleum from extraction or processing facilities that includes at least one storage tank containing crude petroleum with a surface area of 120 square meters or greater.

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