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"Warm-water Fishes" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, those species living and breeding in aquatic ecosystems with a maximum water temperature range of between 13 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius.

"Wastewater sample" means a regulatory sample analyzed to determine compliance with the Water Pollution Program.

"Water Pollution Program" means the Department's program implementing the Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.

"Water purveyor" means a person who owns or operates a public water system (as that term is defined in N.J.A.C. 7:10-1.3).

"Waters of the State" means the Atlantic Ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams, and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of this State or subject to its jurisdiction.

"Weis - 1979" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, Establishment of a Statewide List of Bioassay Organisms Pursuant to the New Jersey Surface Water Quality Standards, Judith S. Weis, Edmund Zimmerer, John Galandak, and Allen Marchinsin; Department of Zoology and Physiology, Rutgers, The State University; Revised March, 1979.

"Wide spectrum light" means light that approximates natural sunlight.

"Working level (WL)" means the concentration of short-lived radon decay products that will result in 130,000 million electron volts of potential alpha-particle energy per liter of air. Working level is a measure of radon decay product concentration in air.



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