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a-scale sound level


A measurement of sound approximating the sensitivity of the human ear, used to note the intensity or annoyance level of sounds.
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avoided cost


The cost a utility would incur to generate the next increment of electric capacity using its own resources; many landfill gas projects' buy back rates are based on avoided costs.
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availability session


Informal meeting at a public location where interested citizens can talk with EPA and state officials on a one-to-one basis.
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attractant


A chemical or agent that lures insects or other pests by stimulating their sense of smell.
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attrition


Wearing or grinding down of a substance by friction. Dust from such processes contributes to air pollution.
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association of boards of certification


An international organization representing boards which certify the operators of waterworks and wastewater facilities.
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attainment area


An area considered to have air quality as good as or better than the national ambient air quality standards as defined in the Clean Air Act. An area may be an attainment area for one pollutant and a n [..]
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assimilation


The ability of a body of water to purify itself of pollutants.
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assimilative capacity


The capacity of a natural body of water to receive wastewaters or toxic materials without deleterious effects and without damage to aquatic life or humans who consume the water.
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assay


A test for a specific chemical, microbe, or effect.
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