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beneficial use

An environmental term of art referring to the non-industrial use of a State’s waters—surface or underground—which may be protected against quality degradation including, but not limited to: domestic, municipal, agricultural, and industrial supply; power generation; recreation; aesthetic enjoyment; navigation; and preservation and enhancement of fish, wildlife, and other aquatic resources or preserves.
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Scholarship recipients were chosen from a field of applicants who submitted essays on topics related to the beneficial use of coal combustion products from power generation.
The Risk Assessment of Spent Foundry Sands in Soil-Related Applications evaluated the beneficial use of non-olivine foundry sand produced by iron, steel and aluminum metal-casting operations in manufactured soils, soil-less media or road base.
In effect, given the choice of testing thousands of samples of an EST in a computer, or manually by microscope, it seems all of the economically beneficial use of the slide would be by way of computer.
The guidebook will help state and federal regulators develop produced water regulations that are most protective of the environment and that encourage beneficial uses appropriate to the region, without disrupting domestic oil and natural gas production," said Arthur.
The law requires that water be put to a beneficial use in order to be recognized as a valid water right.
106) However, an inherently beneficial use applicant is not subject to an "enhanced quality of proof" standard(107) and does not face the same "formidable burden.
We must keep scrap tires out of all landfills and continue to promote their beneficial uses, such as for asphalt-rubber production and in various civil engineering projects.
In the 138-page document's discussions of how RCRA subtitle C or D might cloud fly ash specification for concrete, the agency invites "comment on potential refinements for certain beneficial uses"; "other suggestions on how EPA might promote beneficial use of CCRs"; and, "suggestions that would reduce any perceived impacts resulting from 'stigma' due to [RCRA subtitle C] identification of CCRs.
Donald Davis, Penn State Professor of Plant Pathology, continues his 2006 research on the beneficial use of mushroom compost in wood mulch to suppress artillery fungus.
In California, the growing demand for water, combined with recurring drought, puts pressure on farmers to improve irrigation efficiency and maximize beneficial use of water.