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ARB

Air Resource Board. The State of California through the ARB sets ambient air quality standards for air pollutants. California’s standards generally are tighter than the Federal Environmental Protection Agency’s, reflecting the conclusion on ARB’s part that the federal standards are…

ARBITRATION

A method of settling disputes where labor and management present their case to an impartial third party, called an arbitrator, who has the responsibility of deciding the case. “Binding arbitration” results in a final and binding award, which is often…