Adverse impact definition

Adverse impact means any deleterious effect on waters or wetlands, including their quality, quantity, surface area, species composition, aesthetics or usefulness for human or natural uses which are or may potentially be harmful or injurious to human health, welfare, safety or property, to biological productivity, diversity, or stability or which unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life or property, including outdoor recreation.
Adverse impact or "disparate impact" means a substantially different rate of selection in hiring, promotion, or other employment decision which works to the disadvantage of members of a race, sex, or ethnic group. A common yardstick for determining adverse impact is the "4/5ths rule" which indicates adverse impact if the selection rate for any protected group is less than 4/5ths (80%) of the selection rate of the group with the highest selection rate.
Adverse impact means a negative impact resulting from a construction or development activity. The negative impact may include, but is not limited to, increased risk of flooding; degradation of water quality; increased sedimentation; reduced groundwater recharge; negative impacts on aquatic habitat; or threatened public health and safety.

Examples of Adverse impact in a sentence

  • Cases of insufficient action taken to address breaches of standards of anti-corruption and anti-briberyTable 1: Additional Principal Adverse Impact indicators On a fund level, we use the APG ESG Issue Guidebook to identify and prioritize the most important principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors and long-term value creation, to highlight potential focus areas for portfolio investments across different sectors and to outline a framework that supports analysis and engagement around key themes.

  • If the project is located within a designated Special Flood Hazard Area or River Corridor, it will need to comply with No Adverse Impact standards contained in the DEC Flood Hazard Area & River Corridor Protection Procedure ( dec/files/documents/DEC_FHARCP_Procedure.pdf).

  • Adverse Impact on Products Liability and Insurance Consider as well the role that consistency of automotive software plays in determining the cause of automobile malfunctions, liability for claims arising from them, and the impact on automobile insurance, where predictability and causal determinations impact both premiums and coverage.

  • Adverse Impact on Warranties and Downstream Purchasers Consider how modifications to automotive software would impact downstream purchasers, many of whom would be unaware of these modifications and unaware of the aforementioned safety and security risks.

More Definitions of Adverse impact

Adverse impact means any impact that reduces the quality and/or quantity of EFH, 50 C.F.R. § 600.910(a). Adverse effects may include direct (e.g., contamination or physical disruption), indirect (e.g., loss of prey, reduction in species’ fecundity), site specific or habitat- wide impacts, including individual, cumulative, or synergistic consequences of actions.
Adverse impact means a detrimental effect upon water quality or beneficial uses caused by a discharge or loading of a pollutant or pollutants.
Adverse impact means that a statistical measure (such as those outlined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's “Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures”) is applied to the effects of a selection procedure and demonstrates a disproportionate negative impact on any group protected from discrimination pursuant to Government Code section 12940. A disparity identified in a given selection process will not be considered to constitute adverse impact if the numbers involved are too small to permit a meaningful comparison.
Adverse impact means any negative or harmful effect.
Adverse impact means impairment of or damage to the environment, human health, safety or property.
Adverse impact means a detrimental effect upon water quality or best usages, including a violation
Adverse impact means any of the following: