SEC. 49-35-5 Definitions.
The following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed in
unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(a) "Brownfield agreement" means an agreement between the commission
and a brownfield party for
the remediation of a brownfield agreement site.
(b) "Brownfield agreement site" means brownfield property that is remediated
under a brownfield
agreement. The site shall consist of the brownfield property that is the subject of the application and
any other brownfield property (i) for which the source of contamination is environmental
contamination or activities on or under the brownfield property that is the subject of the application,
and (ii) concerning which the commission determines that remediation is necessary.
(c) "Brownfield party" means any person who desires to execute and implement
agreement, including but not limited to, the record owner of the brownfield agreement site, a person
who desires to either buy or sell the brownfield agreement site for the purpose of developing or
redeveloping that site and the successors and assigns of these owners and persons, and local
governments and other political subdivisions that desire to promote the development or
redevelopment of the brownfield agreement site.
(d) "Brownfield property" means any property where use is limited by
actual or potential
environmental contamination, or the perception of environmental contamination, and that is or may
be subject to remediation under any state environmental program or under the Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 USCS 9601 et
seq. (1997) (CERCLA), but does not include any of the following:
(i) Those sites proposed by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency for the National
Priorities List (NPL) but not listed on the NPL or those sites listed on the NPL, except those NPL
sites for which the United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued certificates of
completion of the remediation set forth in the records of decision for those sites;
(ii) Those sites for which an order or enforcement action is issued
or entered under CERCLA or
Sections 3008(h), 3013(a) or 7003(c) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as
amended, 42 USCS 6901 et seq. (1994 and Supp. 1997) (RCRA) and which is still in effect; and
(iii) Those sites undergoing corrective action under RCRA Section 3004(u),
3004(v) or 3008(h),
except those sites that the United States Environmental Protection Agency determines have
completed corrective action.
(e) "Commission" means the Commission on Environmental Quality.
(f) "Department" means the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
(g) "Engineering control" means a modification to a brownfield agreement
site to reduce or eliminate
the potential for exposure to contaminants. These modifications may include, but are not limited to,
physical or hydraulic control measures, capping, point of use treatment, or slurry walls, but shall not
include the exclusive use of security fencing.
(h) "Executive director" means the Executive Director of the Mississippi
(i) "Land-use restriction" means the limitation on use of or access
to a brownfield agreement site to
reduce or eliminate the potential for exposure to contaminants. These restrictions may include, but
are not limited to, deed restrictions, use restrictions, or restrictive zoning.
(j) "Local government" means a county or municipality within the State of Mississippi.
(k) "Person" means person as defined in Section 17-17-3.
(l) "Potentially responsible party" means a person who is or may be
liable for remediation under a
Source: Laws, 1998, Ch. 528, § 3, SB 2989, eff July 1, 1998.