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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - A governmental agency whose duties include overseeing dredging, salt marsh restoration, and reviewing navigational aspects of projects. Also known as the Corps of Engineers.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - A federal governmental agency that oversees a variety of environmental issues and regulations.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - A federal governmental agency that oversees wildlife issues and consults with the EPA and the Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act.
U.S. Marshall Sale - A sale by court order by the U.S. Marshall office.
UST: Underground Storage Tank Registrations
Uncertainty factor - The risks, if any, associated with the assessment stage of a detrimental condition analysis.
Unchlorinated solvents - Cleaning solutions to which no chlorine has been added.
Unidentified substance containers - A drum or other container holding unidentified substances suspected of being hazardous or containing petroleum products.
Unimpaired value - The value as if no detrimental condition exists.
Unsaturated zone or zone of aeration - The area between the land surface and the groundwater table.
Uplands - An area above and adjacent to the high tide level.
Urban decay - The deterioration of infrastructure and improvements within a metropolitan area.
Use issues - All losses associated with the use of the property during the assessment, repair, and ongoing stages of a detrimental condition analysis.
USDW - Underground source of drinking water.
USEPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency.
UST - Underground storage tank.
Utility disruption - The temporary interruption of utilities, such as water, electricity, gas, etc.
Utility easement - The rights granted to use a portion of a property for utility lines.
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