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DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING OFFICE (DRMO) - The organizational entity
having responsibility for and control over disposable property. A component
DEMILITARIZATION - The act of destroying the military offensive or defensive
advantages inherent in certain types of equipment or material. The term
encompasses utilization, dumping at sea, scrapping, melting, burning, or
alteration designed to prevent the further use of this equipment and
material for its originally intended military or lethal purpose.
DISCARDING UNIT - Any organization or individual that places refuse materials
or salvage at the pickup station for collection.
DISPOSAL - The discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or
placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into or on any land or water
so that such solid waste or hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may
enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any
waters including groundwaters.
DUMPSTER - A large container that serves as a depository for solid waste
materials. When filled, the contents are dumped by mechanical means into a
larger collection vehicle.
ENCAPSULATED - A method used in the disposal of hazardous substance which uses
an impervious container made of plastic, glass, or other suitable material
that will not be chemically degraded by the contents. This container then
should be sealed within a durable container made from steel, plastic
concrete, or other suitable material of sufficient thickness and strength
to resist physical damage during and after burial or storage.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) - A provision of the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 requires the preparation of an EIS for any
proposed federal action significantly affecting environmental quality. An
EIS is a statement that includes analyses of the (1) environmental impact
of the proposed action, (2) alternatives to the proposed action, and (3)
irreversible resource commitments that would result from the action.
FLAIL--MILL - A size reduction apparatus consisting of flexible arms rotating
on an armature which break material by impact. The arms are generally light
and will bypass large inert items.
FOOD WASTE - Animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, storage,
sale, preparation, cooking, and serving of foods; commonly called garbage.
GARBAGE - Animal and vegetable waste and containers resulting from the
handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of foods. Edible, or hog-
food, garbage is the portion of waste food that has been segregated for sal
vage.
GROUNDWATER - Water present in the saturated zone of an aquifer.
HALOGENATED SOLVENTS - Defined in 40 CFR 264 - FOOl. Includes freon. Most
halogenated solvents are considered hazardous wastes.
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