The following words, phrases and terms when used in this division shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section and applicable regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Having control over means but is not limited to any person using, transporting a hazardous material immediately prior to release of the hazardous material onto the land or into the air or the waters of the county.
Hazardous material means any substance which, when discharged in any quantity, may present an eminent and substantial danger to the public health or welfare or to the environment.
Hazardous material response means the sending of fire department or its agents, personnel or equipment to abate, control or remedy the spread of hazardous materials which endanger the health or safety of persons or the environment.
Person means individuals, firms, partnerships, associations, institutions, corporations, local governments and governmental agencies. (Ord. of 5-6-91, § 1(A)) Cross References: Definitions generally, § 1-2.