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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 tax abatements of other governments that reduce a government's revenues, a government once again may provide the required disclosure by individual agreement, in the aggregate, or using some combination of both, this time organized by government and by specific tax rebated.
The GASB has issued final guidance that requires state and local governments for the first time to disclose information about tax abatement agreements.
Property tax abatement is a full or partial reduction in the normal property tax liability owed to a state or local jurisdiction.
However, as the TAS noted in its 2010 report, the total number of penalty abatements has decreased as the number of penalties assessed has increased, demonstrating that penalty relief options, including FTA, are not fulfilling their intended purpose of encouraging compliance.
WORCESTER - Roughly 46 percent of the real estate abatement applications filed for last fiscal year ended up being approved by city assessors.
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.
Even before the Canco deal, a number of developers had requested changes to their abatements; however, nearly all of those deals were for proposed residential buildings, instead of for completed projects.
* The one-on-one counseling and follow-up that the CRA loan program provided were very helpful in persuading homeowners to proceed with and complete needed abatements.
and Eagle CNC Technologies Inc.--will be making significant improvements thanks to a 12-year tax abatement from the Egelston Township (Mich.) Board.
To date, questionnaires have proven valuable in assessing population response to abatement. But there are no good, clinically useful biological markers of exposure for nonallergic health outcomes, contended Clifford Mitchell, director of the occupational medicine residency program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
While public education's tin cup gets federal aid by the drip, its bottom leaks property tax revenue in streams to property tax abatements or "tax increment financing" schemes (TIFs) granted to corporations in all 50 states.
The study's detailed examinations of these five states reveal a mixture of success and problems in coping with the effects of abatements on education.