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FATES: Includes selected data on pesticide producers.
Faults - An area with a surface or subsurface fault system or earthquake faults on or near the site.
FDIC sale - A sale by the Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation.
Feasibility - The capability of a project or development to be accomplished in a successful manner within a reasonable time.
Federal historic site - A property that has been designated as a historic site. This designation may restrict the use of the property.
Federal superfund - Sites that have been designated as having particularly large environmental contamination issues.
Feng shui - An ancient Asian belief, in part relating to the orientation and planning of a property site and the improvement layout.
Fill soil - Soils that are used to fill in low-lying areas.
Filtration - Water purification by screening out contaminants using a sediment process, a filter, or a sieve.
FINDS: Facility Index System Database
Fire hazard - Areas or zones that are prone to fires.
Fire sprinklers - Typically ceiling-mounted water sprinklers that are activated in the event of a fire.
Flash floods - Sudden-moving floodwaters that are generally caused by heavy rains over soils that are not capable of absorbing the moisture.
Flood - An event where there is an excessive accumulation of water on a property.
Flood hazard - A property that is located in a flood zone that is categorized as something other than being low risk.
Flood plain - The lowland and flat areas adjoining rivers, canyons, lakes, and ocean waters that are prone to flooding.
Formaldehyde - A liquid that is used to preserve woods and other materials and sometimes used in construction processes.
FRDS: (Wells) Federal Reporting Data System for Wells. Public wells used by more than 25 people.
Fresh water marshes - Marshes where the water has concentrations of salt less than five parts per 1,000.
Friable - Building materials, such as asbestos, that may be crumbled by hand pressure.
FTTS/NCDB: (FIFRA) National Compliance Database. EPA database on violations.
Functional depreciation - See functional obsolescence.
Functional obsolescence - All losses to a propertys value except for external influences and physical depreciatione.g., an outdated and undesirable floor plan or design.
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