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Title: Section 15.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


Section 15.1 Definitions. As used in this Part, the following words and terms shall have the indicated meaning:

(a) Potable water shall mean water provided or used for consumption or for washing, showering or cooking purposes.

(b) Dwelling unit shall mean one or more rooms containing cooking, sleeping, bathing and toilet facilities for the use of the occupants. All the facilities do not need to be in the same structure but shall be readily accessible to, and under the control of the occupants.

(c) Migrant labor camp or migrant farmworker housing shall mean a property which consists of a tract of land and all vehicles, mobile homes, buildings or other structures pertaining thereto, any part of which may be used or occupied by persons employed as migrant farmworkers including sleeping facilities, provided in whole or in part by the employer of such persons, owner, lessee, or operator thereof, with or without stipulated agreement as to the duration of their stay, whether or not they are supplied with meals but who are supplied with such utility services as are necessary for their habitation of such property.

(d) Farm activities shall mean the activities carried out in connection with the production or processing of agricultural, horticultural, or fur industry products such as: fitting, planting, cultivating, harvesting, vining, sorting, grading, skinning, packing, storing, canning, freezing, dehydrating, bottling and preserving or treating by any method.

(e) Migrant farmworker shall mean an individual who is employed in farm activities of a seasonal or temporary nature.

(f) Permit issuing official shall mean the State Health Commissioner, the health commissioner or health officer of a city of 50,000 population or over, the health commissioner or health officer of a county or part-county health district, or the State district director having jurisdiction, or any county or public health director having all the power and duties prescribed in section 352 of the Public Health Law. A permit-issuing official may designate health department staff to act in his behalf to issue the permits required by this Part.

(g) Sewage shall mean the waste from a flush toilet, bath, sink, shower, laundry tray or tub, dishwashing or laundry machine, or the water-carried waste from any other fixture or equipment or machine.

(h) Hot water shall mean water heated or tempered to provide a temperature of 110 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit at the point of use.

(i) Adequate shall mean sufficient to accomplish the purposes for which something is intended, and to such a degree that no unreasonable risk to health or safety is presented. An item installed, maintained, designed and assembled, an activity conducted or act performed, in accordance with generally accepted standards, principles or practices applicable to a particular trade, business, occupation or profession, is adequate within the meaning of this Part.

(j) Uniform Code shall mean the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, 9 NYCRR, Subtitle S, Chapter 1.


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