Maine Revised Statutes

§1732. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW).]

1. Agency. 
[ 1995, c. 656, Pt. A, §7 (RP) .]
1-A. Department.  "Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection.
[ 1995, c. 656, Pt. A, §8 (NEW) .]
2. Distributor.  "Distributor" means any person, firm or corporation that sells a packaged product to a retailer in this State or any person, firm or corporation that receives a shipment or consignment of, or in any other manner acquires, packaged products outside the State for sale to consumers in the State.
[ 1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW) .]
2-A. Incidental presence.  "Incidental presence" means the presence of a regulated metal as an unintended or undesired ingredient of a package or packaging component.
[ 1995, c. 184, §1 (NEW) .]
2-B. Intentional introduction.  "Intentional introduction" means the act of deliberately using a regulated metal in the formation of a package or packaging component when its continued presence is desired in the final package or packaging component to provide a specific characteristic, appearance or quality.
The use of a regulated metal as a processing agent or intermediate to impart certain chemical or physical changes during manufacturing, when the incidental retention of a residue of the metal in the final package or packaging component is neither desired nor deliberate, is not considered intentional introduction for the purposes of this chapter.
The use of recycled materials as feedstock for the manufacture of new packaging materials, when a portion of the recycled materials may contain amounts of the regulated metals, is not considered intentional introduction for the purposes of this chapter when the new package or packaging component is in compliance with section 1733.
[ 1995, c. 184, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Manufacturer.  "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures a package or packaging component.
[ 1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Package.  "Package" means a container used in marketing, protecting or handling a product and includes a unit package and a shipping container defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials in its annual book of standards as ASTM, D996. "Package" also includes such unsealed receptacles as carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid foil and other trays, wrappers and wrapping films, bags and tubs.
[ 1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW) .]
5. Packaging component.  "Packaging component" means any individual assembled part of a package such as, but not limited to, any interior or exterior blocking, bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing, exterior strapping, coatings, closures, inks and labels. Tin-plated steel that meets the American Society for Testing and Materials specification A-623 must be considered as a single package component. Electrogalvanized coated steel and hot-dipped coated galvanized steel that meets the American Society for Testing and Materials specifications A-525 and A-879 must be treated in the same manner as tin-plated steel.
[ 1995, c. 184, §2 (AMD) .]
6. Supplier.  "Supplier" means any person, firm or corporation that sells packages or packaging components to a distributor.
[ 1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW). 1995, c. 184, §§1,2 (AMD). 1995, c. 465, §A9 (AMD). 1995, c. 465, §C2 (AFF). 1995, c. 656, §§A7,8 (AMD).