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"Bioassay" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, a determination of the concentration or dose of a given material necessary to cause a specific response in a test organism under stated conditions. Bioassay refers to an acute toxicity test.

"Biomonitoring" means, for Acute Toxicity Testing, all test methods that utilize a biological system, or any of its parts, to assess the presence or effects of one or more pollutants and/or environmental factors, either alone or in combination.

"Bureau" means one of the management units of the Department.

 

 

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