[328D-1] Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter:

"Approved laboratory" means a laboratory approved by the department or other government agency or agencies having jurisdiction or certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

"Approved source", when used in reference to a bottled water plant's product water or water used in the plant's operations, means the source of the water, whether from a spring, artesian well, drilled well, public or community water system, or any other source that has been inspected and the water sampled, analyzed, and found to be of a safe and sanitary quality. The presence in the plant of a current certificate or notification of approval from the department or other government agency or agencies having jurisdiction shall constitute approval of the source.

"Artesian water" means bottled water from a well tapping a confined aquifer in which the water level stands above the water table. "Artesian water" shall meet the requirements of "natural water".

"Bottled water" means water that is placed in a sealed container or package and is offered for sale for human consumption or other consumer uses.

"Bottled water plant" means any place or establishment in which bottled water is prepared for sale.

"Carbonated water" or "sparkling water" means bottled water containing carbon dioxide.

"C.F.R." means the Code of Federal Regulations.

"Department" means the department of health.

"Director" means the director of health.

"Distilled water" means bottled water which has been produced by a process of distillation and meets the definition of purified water in the most recent edition of the United States Pharmacopeia.

"Drinking water" means bottled water obtained from an approved source that has at minimum undergone treatment consisting of filtration (activated carbon or particulate) and ozonation or an equivalent disinfection process.

"EPA" means the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

"FDA" means the United States Food and Drug Administration.

"Fluoridated water" means bottled water containing fluoride. The label shall specify whether the fluoride is naturally occurring or added. Any water which meets this definition shall contain not less than 0.5 and not more than 1.0 milligrams per liter fluoride ion and otherwise comply with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quality standards in section 103.35(d)(2), Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

"Mineral water" means bottled water that contains not less than 500 parts per million total dissolved solids. "Natural mineral water" shall meet the requirements of "natural water".

"Natural water" means bottled spring, mineral, artesian, or well water which is derived from an underground formation and is not derived from a municipal system or public water supply.

"Plant operator" means any person who owns or operates a bottled water plant.

"Purified water" means bottled water produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, or other suitable process and that meets the definition of purified water in the most recent edition of the United States Pharmacopeia. Water which meets the definition of this paragraph and is vaporized, then condensed, may be labeled "distilled water".

"Spring water" means water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. "Spring water" shall meet the requirements of "natural water".

"Water dealer" means any person who imports bottled water or causes bulk water to be transported for bottling for human consumption or other consumer uses.

"Well water" means water from a hole bored, drilled, or otherwise constructed in the ground which taps the water of an aquifer. "Well water" shall meet the requirements of "natural water". [L 1988, c 304, pt of 1]

 

 

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