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SECTION 37-0203
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 37, TITLE 2
§ 37-0203. Definitions.

For the purposes of this title, the term:

1. "Distributor" shall mean any person, firm, association, partnership
or corporation, who or which imports or causes to be imported into the
state, any container, whether filled or unfilled, used to package

2. "Manufacturer" shall mean a person, firm, association, partnership
or corporation, who or which makes containers to be used to package

3. "Package" means a container providing a means of marketing,
protecting or handling a product and shall include a unit package, an
intermediate package and a shipping container. "Package" shall also mean
and include, but not be limited to, such unsealed receptacles as
carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid foil and other trays,
wrappers and wrapping films, bags and tubs.

4. "Packaging component" means any individual assembled part of a
package such as, but not limited to, any interior or exterior blocking,
bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing, exterior strapping, coatings,
closures, inks and labels.

5. "Food packaging" means a package or packaging component that is
intended for direct food contact and is comprised, in substantial part,
of paper, paperboard, or other materials originally derived from plant

6. "Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances" or "PFAS
substances" shall mean, for the purposes of food packaging, a class of
fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated
carbon atom.