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A physical environment containing open space, such as parks and gardens; infrastructure, such as roads, utilities; and built structures, such as homes, schools, hospitals, and factories.
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All or any portion of a building, area, or structure, including the site on which it is located, wherein specific services are provided or activities are performed.
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The new facility complements molding lines in EBAA's existing Eastland plant, which manufactures products at or under 20 in.
To sustain the new culture, facility staff need to fully understand that their primary role is to ensure delivery of the highest practical level of individual resident and family satisfaction.
One of the most frustrating circumstances that administrators and designers will encounter when planning a new technology-oriented facility is the resistance factor on the part of the Informational Technology staff to commit to specific equipment and systems during the planning process.
At Livermore, for instance, the exurban fringe of the Bay Area has spread so far east since the 1950s that there are now homes directly across the street from the lab's fence line, and only 800 yards from the facility's Superblock, which houses its store of plutonium.
The major function of the center grant is to support facility cores which are designed to furnish groups of center investigators with techniques, services, or instrumentation that will enhance the research in progress, consolidate manpower effort, and contribute to cost effectiveness.
In Facility 2, however, residents were eating at tables with illumination of less than five foot-candles.
One of the financial schedules the ESCO is required to provide shows the buyout cost for each facility for each performance month of the contract.
Video consultations with doctors providing specialized health care has allowed inmates to receive optimal care at a reduction in costs to the correctional facility and without inmates every leaving the facility.
Three injection molding machines have recently been added to the company's facility.
Standards of practice dealing with emergency response within the health and fitness facility industry have been issued by several groups, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the American Heart Association.
274(a)(1), no deduction shall be allowed for any item with respect to an activity, or entertainment facility used in connection with such activity, considered to constitute entertainment, amusement or recreation, unless it is established that the item was directly related to (or, in the case of an item directly preceding or following a substantial and bona fide business discussion, that such item was associated with) the conduct of the taxpayer's trade or business.

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