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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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While new ideas for beneficial use of industry residuals are plentiful, more effort is needed to overcome the commercialization hurdles facing the most premising opportunities.
Such an approach ignores the aquatic chemistry and toxicology of copper that are important in determining the extent that copper impacts the designated beneficial use of the waterbodies.
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.
We think the stigma of being designated as hazardous would severely cripple or destroy beneficial use, simply because when the public has the option of using a material that is hazardous versus nonhazardous, [the nonhazardous option wins]," says Tom Adams, executive director of the ACAA.
An important beneficial use of SMS is as a soil amendment.
In many situations such facilities either would be installed for the purposes of removing materials that do not affect the water body's beneficial use or would not be able to remove the adverse materials cost-effectively.
The draft rules are explicit in their support for continued beneficial use of fly ash in building products such as CalStar's Fly Ash Bricks and Pavers.
EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, which would be responsible for implementing the proposals, reported it supports "the legitimate beneficial use of coal combustion residuals," and said the proposals will "clearly differentiate these uses from coal ash disposal and assure that safe beneficial uses are not restricted and in fact are encouraged.
But what we're questioning is the beneficial use that the board staff says is being impaired.
One beneficial use for sludge cake is as a cover for landfills.
This new division expects to provide valuable tools for complying with changing disposal regulations, while developing options for increasing the safe beneficial use of coal ash.