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The definitions set forth in Chapter 4.03 BCC shall apply throughout this chapter, unless expressly provided otherwise herein. The following additional definitions shall apply throughout this chapter.

A. “Cable television services” means the one-way transmission of video programming and associated nonvideo signals to subscribers together with subscriber interaction, if any, which is provided in connection with video programming.

B. “Cellular telephone service” means two-way voice and data telephone/telecommunication system based in whole or substantially in part on wireless radio communications and which is not currently subject to regulation by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC). Cellular telephone service includes cellular mobile service. The definition of cellular mobile service includes other wireless radio communications services such as specialized mobile radio (SMR), personal communications services (PCS) and any other evolving wireless radio communications technology which accomplishes the same purpose as cellular mobile service.

C. “Chapter” shall mean Chapter 4.10 BCC, as it may be amended or replaced from time to time.

D. “Competitive telephone service” means the providing by any person of telecommunications equipment or apparatus, or service related to that equipment or apparatus such as repair or maintenance service, if the equipment or apparatus is of a type which can be provided by persons that are not subject to regulation as telephone companies under RCW Title 80 and for which a separate charge is made.

E. “Gas distribution business” means the business of operating a plant or system for the production or distribution for hire or sale of gas, whether manufactured or natural.

F. “Gross proceeds of sale” or “gross income of business” means the value proceeding or accruing from the sale of tangible personal property and/or for services rendered, without any deduction on account of the cost of property sold, the cost of materials used, labor costs, interest, discount paid, delivery costs, taxes, or any other expense whatsoever paid or accrued and without any deduction on account of losses.

G. “Light and power business” means the business of operating a plant or system for the generation, production or distribution of electrical energy for hire or sale and/or for the wheeling of electricity for others.

H. “Network telephone service” means the providing by any person of access to a local telephone network, local telephone network switching service, toll service, or coin telephone services, or the providing of telephonic, video, data, or similar communication or transmission for hire, via a local telephone network, toll line or channel, cable, microwave, or similar communication or transmission system. “Network telephone service” includes interstate service, including toll service, originating from or received on telecommunications equipment or apparatus in this state if the charge for the service is billed to a person in this state. “Network telephone service” does not include the providing of competitive telephone service, the providing of cable television service, or the providing of broadcast services by radio or television stations.

I. “Recyclable materials” means those solid wastes that are separated for recycling or reuse, such as papers, metals, and glass, that are designated as recyclable materials pursuant to BCC 9.26.030.

J. “Sewerage system business” means and includes:

1. Sanitary sewage disposal sewers and facilities, including without limitation on-site or off-site sanitary sewer facilities consisting of an approved septic tank or septic tank systems, or any other means of sewage treatment and disposal;

2. Combined sanitary sewage disposal and storm or surface water drains and facilities;

3. Storm or surface water drains, channels and facilities;

4. Outfalls for storm drainage or sanitary sewage and works, plants, and facilities for storm drainage or sanitary sewage treatment and disposal;

5. Any combination of or part of any or all of such facilities.

K. “Solid waste” or “wastes” means all putrescible and nonputrescible solid and semisolid wastes including, but not limited to, garbage, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, swill, sewage sludge, demolition and construction waste, abandoned vehicles or parts thereof, and recyclable materials.

L. “Solid waste collection business” means every person who receives solid waste or recyclable materials for transfer, storage, or disposal including but not limited to all collection services, public or private solid waste disposal sites, transfer stations, and similar operations.

M. “Telecommunications company” includes every corporation, company, association, joint stock association, partnership and person, their lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, and every city or town owning, operating or managing any facilities used to provide telecommunications for hire, sale, or resale to the general public within this state.

N. “Telegraph business” means the business of providing telegraphic communication for hire.

O. “Telephone business” means the business of providing network telephone service, as defined in this section. It includes cooperative or farmer line telephone companies or associations operating an exchange.

P. “Telephone service” means competitive telephone service or network telephone service, or both, as defined in this section.

Q. “Utility service” or “utility services” means any of the activities engaged in by taxpayers subject to the utility occupation tax pursuant to BCC 4.10.030.

R. “Water distribution business” means the business of operating a plant or system for the distribution of water for hire or sale. (Ord. 5815 § 1, 2008; Ord. 5436 § 8, 2003; Ord. 4841 § 3, 1995.)