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PADS: PCB Activity Database System. Database of PCB handlers (generators, transporters, storers or disposers).
Parts per million (PPM) - A unit of concentration. One part per million can be compared to one cent in $10,000.
Passive detector - A measurement device that functions without oversight or energy.
PCBs - Polychlorinated biphenyls. Sometimes found in electrical or hydraulic equipment.
PCE - Perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene, nicknamed perk. A solvent often used for dry cleaning and other uses.
PCS: Permit Compliance System
Permeability - A measure of a materials ability to transmit water.
Permit issues - Any issue were a question exists as to the proper use of building or other construction permits as relating to the improvements to a property. This includes improvements that were constructed without a permit.
Pesticide - A substance that controls agricultural pests, such as demeton, guthion, malathion, mirex, methoxychlor, and parathion.
Pickleweed - A salt marsh vegetation.
Pipeline easement - The right or privilege to install and maintain a pipeline on a property. Can be considered a potential detrimental condition if the market reacts negatively towards the risks associated with a pipeline explosion or leak.
Places of worship - Churches, synagogues, temples or other houses of worship.
Plume - The areas that are saturated or impacted by underground contaminants.
Pollutant - A contaminant, such as dredged soil, solid waste, incinerator residue, filter backwash, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, or radioactive materials.
Pond/creek - The existence of a pool of water or small water tributary on a property.
Ponding - The puddling of water on a site or its improvements due to improper water sheet flow.
Potable water supply - A water supply that is fit for human consumption.
Power lines - Electrical power lines or power line corridors that may emit Electro-magnetic fields.
PPB - Parts per billion.
Prescriptive easement - The securing of easement rights through adverse possession.
PRG - Nonofficial preliminary risk goals set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding soil contamination.
Probate - The sale of real estate during the probate period following the owners death.
Process wastes - Any designated pollutant resulting from a manufacturing process.
Project incentive - The risk, if any, associated with the repair stage of a detrimental condition analysis.
Protected species or vegetation - Any plant or animal that has been designated by a governmental agency to be safeguarded. This designation may limit or restrict development.
Private REO - Property that has been foreclosed and owned by a private lender.
Puddling - See ponding.
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