As used in this act:
a. "Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection;
b. "Division" means the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety;
c. "Nuclear facility" means any facility which would pose a threat to the health and welfare of the public in the event of a radiation accident, including, but not limited to, atomic fission or fusion electric generating facilities, nuclear fuel fabrication plants, nuclear fuel reprocessing plants, nuclear waste handling and disposal facilities, and any other facility requiring a certificate of handling pursuant to P.L.1977, c. 233;
d. "Plan" means the State Radiation Emergency Response Plan mandated by section 4 of this act;
e. "Radiation accident" means any occurrence or event during the operation and maintenance of any nuclear facility or during the transportation of radioactive material, which results in the release of unnecessary radiation, as defined in section 1 of P.L.1958, c. 116 (C. 26:2D-1);
f. "Operator" means the company or corporation operating a nuclear electric generating facility, when the company or corporation is a public electric utility authorized to petition the Board of Public Utilities to recover expenses directly related to the operation of a nuclear electric generating facility in New Jersey; however, when the facility is being operated by an affiliate or associated corporation of a public electric utility, "operator" means the public electric utility and not the affiliated or associated corporation.
L.1981, c. 302, s. 3, eff. Oct. 27, 1981. Amended by L.1984, c. 98, s. 1, eff. July 1, 1985.