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Means the average atmospheric purity as distinguished from discharge measurements taken at the source of pollution. It is the general amount of pollution
present in a broad area.
Ambient Air Quality
Means the act of passing into the atmosphere an air contaminant, pollutant, gas stream and unwanted sound from a known source.
Means the characteristics of water which define its use in terms of physical,
chemical and biological contents; hence the quality of water for domestic use is different from
Means a close and continuous supervision of the water quality to detect development movements or changes in the characteristics of the water.
Water Quality Surveillance
Means a plan that is established by governmental authority as a program for water pollution prevention and abatement. Such a standard may include water use classification and the criteria to support the uses of the water.
Water Quality Standard
Means restrictions established to limit levels of concentration of physical, chemical and biological constituents which are discharged from point sources.
Refers to activities conducted in removing the pollutants discharged or spilled in water to restore it to pre-spill condition.
Refers to spills of oil or other hazardous substances in water that result from accidents involving the carriers of such substance such as collisions and grounding.
Areas where uncontrolled development
could result in irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or aesthetic values or natural systems or processes of national significance.
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
Means elements or compounds which when discharged in any quantity present imminent or substantial danger to public health and welfare.
Refers to areas where the introduction of public facilities may tend to induce development and urbanization of more than local significance or impact.
Areas Impacted by Public Facilities
The alteration, to any degree, of environmental conditions or the creation of a new set of environmental conditions, adverse or beneficial, to be induced or caused by a proposed project
Refers to national, local and regional agencies and instrumentalities including government-owned and controlled corporations.