Liquid waste flowing out of a factory, farm, commercial establishment, or a household into a water body such as river, lake, or lagoon, or sewer system or reservoir.
The ratio between the diameter of a circle with the same area as the watershed and the maximum length of watershed (which is the distance from the outlet to the farthest point in the watershed.) As ratio approaches the value of 1, the shape becomes elongated.
Any air contaminant, pollutant or gas stream from a known source that is passed into the atmosphere.
Species or subspecies that is not critically endangered but whose survival in the wild is unlikely if the casual factors continue operating. Species with small populations that could be threatened if the environment worsens.
The introduction of valuable species in forest areas, where economical species are lacking.
|Environmental Compliance Certificate||
A document issued by the DENR-EMB after positive review of an ECC application, certifying that based on the representations of the proponent, the proposed project or undertaking will not cause significant negative environmental impact. The ECC also certifies that the proponent has complied with all the requirements of the EIS System and has committed to implement its approved environmental management plan. The ECC contains specific measures and conditions that the project proponent has to undertake before and during the project's abandonment phase to mitigate identified environmental impacts.
|Environmental Impact Assessment||
The process that involves evaluating and predicting likely impacts of project (including cumulative impacts) on the environment during construction, commissioning, operation and abandonment. It also includes designing appropriate preventive, mitigating and enhancement measures addressing these consequences to protect the environment and the community's welfare. The process is undertaken by, among others, the project proponent or EIA consultant, EMB, a review committee, and affected communities.
|Environmental Impact Statement||
A document prepared and submitted by the project proponent or environmental impact assessment consultant that serves as an application for an environmental compliance certificate. It is a comprehensive study of the significant impacts of a project on the environmental management plan. It includes an environmental management plan/program that the proponent will fund and implement to protect the environment.
|environmentally critical area||
Area delineated as environmentally sensitive such that significant environmental impact are expected if certain type of proposed projects or programs are located, developed or implement in it.
|environmentally critical project||
Project or program that has high potential for significant negative environmental impact.
|equilibrium moisture content|
Equal opportunity to resource utilization and sharing of benefits derived there from.
Stand of trees in which there are only small differences in age among individual trees.