Ariz. Admin. Code § 9-8-301

Current through Register Vol. 30, No. 27, July 5, 2024
Section R9-8-301 - Definitions

In this Article:

1. "Clean" means free of dirt, litter, and the remains of something that has broken or torn into pieces.
2. "Complaint" means information indicating the need for inspection due to possible violations of this Article.
3. "Durable" means capable of withstanding expected use and remaining easily cleanable.
4. "Food establishment" means an operation that stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human consumption.
5. "Human excreta" means fecal and urinary discharges and includes any waste that contains this material.
6. "Leakproof" means designed and constructed to prevent a substance from escaping.
7. "Non-absorbent" means incapable of being penetrated by liquid, such as a material coated or treated with rubber, plastic, or other sealing surface.
8. "Portable hand-wash station" means a transportable sink or basin with a faucet for cleaning hands that supplies water and is:
a. Not connected to a sewage collection system,
b. Connected to a leakproof tank to receive and store waste water, and
c. Located in a public place.
9. "Portable toilet enclosure" means a structure that is capable of being moved and that houses a public portable toilet.
10. "Public nuisance" means activities or conditions that may be subject to A.R.S. § 36-601.
11. "Public place" means all or any portion of an area, land, or structure that is open to or may be accessed by any individual.
12. "Public portable toilet" means a toilet seat and toilet, or toilet seat, toilet, and urinal that is:
a. Not connected to a sewage collection system,
b. Connected to a leakproof tank to receive and store sewage temporarily,
c. Located in a public place, and
d. Housed in a portable toilet enclosure.
13. "Public restroom" means a structure or room that:
a. Is not connected to living or sleeping quarters;
b. Contains a lavatory and water closet or a lavatory, water closet, and urinal connected to a sewage collection system; and
c. Is located in a public place.
14. "Refuse" means the same as in A.A.C. R18-13-302.
15. "Regular basis" means at recurring, fixed, or uniform intervals.
16. "Regulatory authority" means:
a. The Arizona Department of Health Services; or
b. One of the following entities as specified in A.R.S. § 36-136(E):
i. A local health department;
ii. A county environmental department; or
iii. A public health services district.
17. "Responsible person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision, state agency, or a public or private organization of any character that owns or manages the direct use of a public portable toilet within the state.
18. "Sanitary" means free from filth, bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi.
19. "Sewage" means the waste from a toilet, urinal, sink, and portable hand-wash station.
20. "Sewage collection system" has the same meaning as in A.A.C. R18-9-101.
21. "Sewage storage tank" means a receptacle for the collection and holding of the waste from a portable toilet.
22. "Toilet" means a water-flushed, chemical-flushed, or no-flush bowl for the disposal of human excreta.
23. "Toilet seat" means a detachable, split or U-shaped seat made of non-absorbent material hinged to the top of a toilet and used for sitting.
24. "Urinal" means a water-flushed, chemical-flushed, or no-flush upright basin used for urination only.
25. "Vent pipe" means a hollow cylinder of metal, plastic, or other material that allows gas to escape from a sewage storage tank.
26. "Water closet" means the same as in A.R.S. § 45-311.

Ariz. Admin. Code § R9-8-301

Adopted effective April 10, 1997 (Supp. 97-2). Amended by final expedited rulemaking at 24 A.A.R. 389, effective February 7, 2018 (Supp. 18-1).