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Glossary of Environmental Terms
455 definitions by Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

AbsorptionAbsorption (of Light)AcidAcre-Foot (AF)Activated CarbonActive Management Area (AMA)AcuteAcute ExposureAcute ToxicityAdsorbentAdsorptionAdvectionAdverse Health EffectAerationAerobicAir BindingAir gapAir Quality Division (AQD) of ADEQAir Quality Index (AQI)Air Quality StandardsAirshedAir SpargingAir StrippingAlluvialAmbient AirAmbient TemperatureAnaerobicAnhydrousAquiferAquifer Protection Permit (APP)Aquifer Water Quality Standard (AWQS)AquitardArea AArizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.)Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC)Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA)Arizona Pollution Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES)Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA)Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.§)Arizona Superfund Response Action Contract (ASRAC)ArtesianArtificial RechargeAsbestosAsbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)Assimilative CapacityAuto Shredder FluffAvailable ExpansionBackflowBack PressureBailerBaseline Risk AssesmentBedrockBenzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene (BTEX)BermBerylliumBest Available Control Technology (BACT)Best Management Practice (BMP)BilletBioaccumulationBioassayBioconcentrationBiological DegradationBioremediationBioventingBlackwaterBlowing DustBorder 2020Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC)Borehole or BoringBrackishBritish Thermal Unit (BTU)BrownfieldsCadmiumCapCarbon Absorption Unit (CAU)Carbon MonoxideCarcinogenCatalytic ConverterCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Central Arizona Project (CAP)ChannelizationCharacteristicChemical CompoundChlorinated HydrocarbonsChlorinated SolventChlorinationChlorinatorChlorofluorocarbons (CFC)ChronicChronic ExposureCircle of InfluenceClayClay SoilClean Air Act (CAA)CleanupClean Water Act (CWA)Clinical StudiesClosed-Loop RecyclingCoal GasificationCode of Federal Regulations (CFR)Cold FrontColiformComisión de Ecología y Desarrollo Sustentable (CEDES)Comisión Estatal del Agua (CEA)Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA)Commingled RecyclablesCommunity Advisory Board (CAB)Community Advisory Group (CAG)Community Involvement Area (CIA)Community Involvement Coordinator (CIC)Community Involvement Plan (CIP)Community Water System (CWS)Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL)Compliance CycleCompliance MonitoringCompliance ScheduleComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)ConcentrationConditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG)Cone of Depression / Area of InfluenceConfined AquiferConsent Order (CO)ContainmentContaminantContaminant LevelContaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC)ContaminationConvectionCost RecoveryCriteria Air Pollutant (CAP)Criteria Flow ConditionCriteria (for Water)Crumb RubberCubic Feet Per Second (CFS)Declaration of Environmental Use Restriction (DEUR)Delegation Agreement (DA)DesalinizationDestination FacilityDichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDT)Dichloroethane (DCA)Dichloroethylene (DCE)DigesterDisinfectantDispersionDissolved Oxygen (DO)Diurnal WindsDomestic Water Source (DWS)DowngradientDrain WaterDrawdownDrinking WaterDrossDrywellDust Control Action ForecastEarly Response Action (ERA)EcosystemEffluentEffluent-Dependent Water (EDW)Electric Arc Shaft FurnaceElectronic Waste (E-Waste)Emergency ResponseEmissionEnvironmentEnvironmental Assessment (EA)Environmental Council of the States (ECOS)Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)Environmental Justice (EJ)Environmental Management System (EMS)Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Environmental SustainabilityEphemeral WaterEvaporation PondsExceedance (of Pollution Standard)Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD)Exposure PathwayExtinction (of Light)Extraction WellFacilityFeasibility Study (FS)Federal Implementation PlanFederal Register (FR)Ferrous MetalsFiltrationFish ConsumptionFissureFive-Year ReviewFloodplainFloodwaterFly AshFracturesFriable Asbestos Material (FAM)Fugitive EmissionsFull-Body Contact (FBC)GeneratorGeographical Information System (Gis)Geologic FormationGlobal Positioning System (GPS)Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB)Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)Gray WaterGreen CleaningGreenhouse Gas (GHG)GreenwashingGroundwaterGroundwater BasinGroundwater ModelHardness (of Water)Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)Hazardous SubstanceHazardous Waste (HW)Hazardous Waste Operator CertificationHealth Based Guidance Level (HBGL)Health Watch (HW)Heat Island EffectHeavy MetalsHigh Pollution Advistory (HPA)Holding PondHousehold Hazardous Waste (HHW)Human Health Risk AssessmentHydraulicsHydrogeologyHydrologyImpervious SurfaceIndian CountryInfiltrationInformation RepositoryInjection WellInorganic CompoundsIn-SituInstitutional Controls (ICs)Integrated Pest ManagementInterim Remedial Actions (IRA)Intermittent WaterInternational Boundary and Water CommissionInternational Outfall Interceptor (IOI)InversionLadle Metallurgical FurnaceLampLandfillLandfill GasLaPaz AgreementLarge Quantity Generators (LQG)LeachateLeadLeaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST)Manifest (Hazardous Waste)Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)Medical Waste Incinerator (MWI)MethaneMicrograms Per Liter (μg/L)MigrationMilligrams Per Liter (mg/l)Million Gallons Per Day (MGD)Mixing HeightMixing ZoneMonitored Natural Attenuation (MNA)Monitoring Assistance Program (MAP)Monitoring WellsMonsoon (North American)Multiple UseNational Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)National Environmental Policy Act of 1969National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)National Priorities List (NPL)National Response Center (NRC)National Response TeamNavigable WatersNew Source Performance StandardsNew Source ReviewNitrateNitrogen OxidesNo Burn DayNon-Attainment AreaNon-Point SourcesNorth American Development Bank (NADB)Notice of Opportunity to Correct (NOC)Notice of Violation (NOV)Noxious GasesNuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)NutrientOccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)Office of Border Environmental Protection (OBEP)Office of Children’s Environmental Health (CEH)On-Screen CoordinatorOpacityOperable UnitOperation and Maintenance (O&M)Operator CertificateOrganic CompoundsOrganismo Operador de Agua Potable, Alcantarillado y Saneamiento (OOMAPAS)OsmosisOutfallOutflowOutstanding Arizona WaterOverdraftOxidationOzoneOzone LayerPalo Verde Nuclear Generating StationPartial-Body ContactParticulate MatterParticulate Matter-10 (PM10)Particulate Matter-2.5 (PM2.5)Particulate Matter (Inhalable)Parts Per Billion (ppb)/Parts Per MillionMillion (ppm)PathogensPathwayPerched AquiferPerchloratePerchloroethene (PCE)PercolationPerennial WaterPermeabilityPermitPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)PesticidespHPlumePoint SourcePollution Prevention (P2)Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)PorosityPortable Particulate Monitor (PPM)PotablePotentially Responsible Party (PRP)Preliminary InvestigationPrevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)Primary TreatmentProcuraduría Ambiental del Estado de Sonora (PROAES)Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (PROFEPA)Production WellProposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP)Public Comment PeriodPublic Water System (PWS)Pump and TreatRadioactive WasteRadionuclideRadonReasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)RechargeReclaimed WaterRecord of Decision (ROD)RecyclingReleaseRemedial ActionRemedial Investigation (RI)Remedial Objective (RO)RemediationRemoval ActionRenewable EnergyReportable QuantityResource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)Responsible Party (RP)Responsiveness SummaryRetention PondReverse OsmosisRiffle HabitatRiparian HabitatRip RapRisk AssessmentRun HabitatSafe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)Scattering (of Light)ScrubberSecondary TreatmentSecretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)SedimentSelf-Monitoring Report Form (SMRF)Semi Volatile Organic Compound (SVOC)Septic SystemSeptic TankSewage Treatment PlantsSharpsSignificant NoncomplianceSludgeSlurrySmall Quantity GeneratorsSmelterSmokeSolid WasteSootSpecial WasteStagnationStakeholderState Assurance FundState Implementation Plan (SIP)Stationary SourceStromwaterSulfur DioxideSumpSuperfundSurface WaterSurface Water Quality StandardsSustainabilitySynthetic Organic Chemical (SOC)TailingsTail WaterTertiary TreatmentTetrachloroethylene (PCE)ThresholdTotal Dissolved Solids (TDS)Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)Total NitrogenTotal Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)Total Suspended Solids (TSS)ToxicityToxics Release Inventory (TRI)Toxic Substances Control ActToxinTransfer FacilitiesTransport (Air Pollution)Transport WindsTreated WastewaterTreatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility (TSDF)Trichloroethylene (TCE)TurbidityUnderground Injection Control (UIC)Underground Storage Tank (UST)Universal WasteUsed OilVadose ZoneVaporVapor IntrusionVectorVehicle Emissions Inspection ProgramVentilationVisibilityVolatileVolatile Organic Compound (VOC)Voluntary Environmental Stewardship ProgramVoluntary Remediation ProgramWaste Programs Division (WPD) of ADEQWastewaterWastewater Treatment PlantWater BodyWater Infrastructure Finance Authority of Airzona (WIFA)Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF)Water Quality Division (WQD) of ADEQWater Quality StandardsWater Regional Air PartnershipWatershedWestern States Air Resources Council (WESTAR)Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR)WetlandsWetlandsWood-Burning-Stove PollutionWood-Burning-Stove Pollution
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Date
2016-07-31
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