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615-2. Definitions.
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(a) “Agricultural field settings” means hand-labor operations at agricultural establishments as defined in California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3457, Field Sanitation.

(b) “Composting toilet” means a system designed to safely collect and process excreta and compost additives into humus through aerobic decomposition.

(c) “Composting processor” means the site of aerobic decomposition transforming excreta and compost additives into humus.

(d) “Commode” means the part of a composting toilet fixture for collecting, containing, or transporting excreta to the compost processor.

(e) “Department” means the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Environment Health.

(f) “Diverted urine” means urine that is collected and has not made contact with feces.

(g) “Humus” means the biologically decomposed, soil-like end product of the compost processor.

(h) “Leachate” means liquid in contact with human excrement or sewage.

(i) “NSF” means the National Sanitation Foundation.

(j) “Owner” means the owner of record of the affected property whose name and address appears on the last equalized secured property tax assessment roll or, in the case of any public entity, the representative thereof, as defined in Section 351-4(k).

(k) “RTM” means the Humboldt County Onsite Wastewater Treatment Regulations and Technical Manual.

(l) “Secondary composting” means additional retention and continued decomposition of humus.

(m) “Tier 0” means an existing OWTS that is functioning properly and does not meet the conditions of failing systems or otherwise requires corrective action (see California State Water Resources Control Board Water Quality Control Policy for Siting, Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, June 19, 2012, Tier 0 – Existing OWTS).

(n) “Waterless toilet” includes composting and incinerating toilets. (Repealed and reenacted by Ord. 2628, § 2, 6/4/2019)

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