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abatement

[ə′bāt·mənt]
(engineering)
The waste produced in cutting a timber, stone, or metal piece to a desired size and shape.
A decrease in the amount of a substance or other quantity, such as atmospheric pollution.

Abatement

The removal or reduction of a health risk to an acceptable level from an identified hazardous material, such as those containing lead or asbestos. It includes demolition and removal and protection of the surrounding environment.

abatement

The wastage of wood when lumber is sawed or planed to size.
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For a government's own tax abatements, it may provide required disclosures by individual agreement, in the aggregate, or using some combination of both.
The GASB has issued final guidance that requires state and local governments for the first time to disclose information about tax abatement agreements.
My purpose in examining the characteristics of United States abatement programs is to report upon the specific characteristics--contained in the broad categories classified by Kenyon, Langley, and Paquin (2012, Table A1) and reproduced here in Table 1--which are more apt to yield abatements that when offered are less likely to alter a firm's behavior.
26) A 2012 TIGTA report stated that, of its sample of abatements determined using the RCA, 89% were incorrect.
The city has set aside $3 million to fund abatements and exemptions and has gone through slightly less than half of that amount.
According to Larry Simms, president of the Alliance for Condo and Co-op Owners (ACCO), the issue of missing tax abatements is more common than expected.
Meanwhile, the city is also wielding its tax policy on new abatements to incentivize more building.
Working closely with CPEF and the other parties, UMDNJ evaluated the efficacy of the resulting abatements with environmental sampling to determine the extent to which they reduced lead exposure.
To date, questionnaires have proven valuable in assessing population response to abatement.
Some critics, however, say neighborhood prosecutors can be fickle in their abatements.
While states are quick to tout the availability of income tax credit incentive programs, states do not always advertise the availability of local real and personal property tax abatements, exemptions, or other property tax relief.
At the moment, it is expected the abatements last until September 29.