APDESAlaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
APDESArmy Physical Disability Evaluation System
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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to: Helena Moura de Carvalho, APDES Agencia Piaget para o Desenvolvimnto, [degrees]100 apartado 1523, 4411-801, Arcozello, Vila NovadeGaia, Portugal; Telephone: +351-227-531-106/7; Email: helena.moura@apdes.pt.
Funding: Study developed under the scope of Safein Porto, project founded by Porto Municipality and implemented in close collaboration with Porto Municipality and Movida by APDES. Research conducted under the scope of RECl.
(2) APDES is a non-profit NGDO (Non-governmental Development Organization) that aims to promote the integrated development of vulnerable communities and people, in order to improve their access to healthcare services, employment and education.
As delineated by Army Regulation 635-40, the objectives of the APDES are to maintain an effective and fit military organization with maximum use of available manpower; provide benefits for eligible Soldiers whose military service is terminated because of service connected disability; and provide prompt disability processing while ensuring that the rights and interests of the government and the Soldier are protected.
In the legacy system, Soldiers can be referred into the APDES in 1 of 5 ways:
Fort Knox, an open-pit gold mine north of Fairbanks that's been in operation since 1994, has a closed system for process water (water which cannot be classified as drinking water and is used in connection with technical plants and industry processes) and maintains an APDES permit to discharge extracted, non-contact, non-process groundwater from pit dewatering wells.
Fort Knox applied for and was granted an APDES permit to discharge non-contact, non-process groundwater to the Old Fish Creek Channel in 2012, but discharge of groundwater (not requiring treatment) only began in March 2015.