CHAPTER 140

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 422

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 63, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §6302, Chapter 63, Title 7, Delaware Code by striking subsection 6302(4) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(4) 'Disposal' means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing of any hazardous waste into or on any land, water or into the air so that such hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment to be emitted Into the air, or discharged into any water including groundwaters, or any other management of hazardous wastes in which the handler voluntarily relinquishes control of the waste in a manner inconsistent with the. requirements of this chapter and the regulations promulgated thereunder."

Section 2. Amend §6302, Chapter 63, Title 7, Delaware Code by striking subsection 6302(7) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(7) 'Hazardous wastes' means a solid waste, or combination of solid wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an Increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating irreversible, illness, or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when Improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed of, or otherwise managed."

Approved July 18, 1989.