Treatment―as applied to Type A Facilities (defined herein), excluding Transfer Stations, treatment shall be defined as any method, technique, or process capable of hanging the physical and/or chemical characterization or composition of E and P Waste so as to reclaim salvageable hydrocarbons, process reusable material, reduce waste volume (volume reduction), neutralize waste, reduce §549 criteria concentration(s) or otherwise render the waste more suitable for handling, storage, transportation, and/or disposal.

Source: Natural Resources, Office of Conservation – General Operations, Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43, Part XIX, March 2013. Regulations



Any method, technique, or process, including neutralization, designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any hazardous waste so as to neutralize such waste, to recover energy or material resources from the waste, or to render such waste non-hazardous or less hazardous, safer to transport, store, or dispose of, amenable for recovery or storage, or reduced in volume. The term does not include any activity that might otherwise be considered treatment that is exempt from regulation under this section (such as neutralization of caustic or acidic fluids in an elementary neutralization unit).

Source:  Oil and Gas Division, Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapter 3, February 2013. Regulations


Treatment means a process which may use a mechanical, physical, chemical or biological method to remove or render sterile, invasive or potentially invasive aquatic species fouling a ship.

Source: Resolution MEPC.207(62), 2011 Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species, 15 July 2011, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance

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