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§ 60.401 - Definitions.

(a) Phosphate rock plant means any plant which produces or prepares phosphate rock product by any or all of the following processes: Mining, beneficiation, crushing, screening, cleaning, drying, calcining, and grinding.

(b) Phosphate rock feed means all material entering the process unit, including moisture and extraneous material as well as the following ore minerals: Fluorapatite, hydroxylapatite, chlorapatite, and carbonateapatite.

(c) Dryer means a unit in which the moisture content of phosphate rock is reduced by contact with a heated gas stream.

(d) Calciner means a unit in which the moisture and organic matter of phosphate rock is reduced within a combustion chamber.

(e) Grinder means a unit which is used to pulverize dry phosphate rock to the final product size used in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizer and does not include crushing devices used in mining.

(f) Ground phosphate rock handling and storage system means a system which is used for the conveyance and storage of ground phosphate rock from grinders at phosphate rock plants.

(g) Beneficiation means the process of washing the rock to remove impurities or to separate size fractions.

[47 FR 16589, Apr. 16, 1982, as amended at 65 FR 61760, Oct. 17, 2000]