Equivalency. A method that can be used to assist the Authority
Having Jurisdiction in determining equivalent compliance with
various chapters of the Life Safety Code.
Essential Electrical System. A system comprised of alternate
sources of power and all connected distribution systems and
ancillary equipment, designed to assure continuity of electrical
power to designated areas and functions of a health care facility
during disruption of normal power sources and also designed to
minimize disruption within the internal wiring system. The
essential electrical system consists of the emergency system and
the equipment system.
Essential Facilities (Seismic). A seismic damage risk
classification category. Facilities in the category are
necessary for post-disaster recovery and require continuous
operation during and after an earthquake (See Section 6). Efforts
to control damage due to earthquake in this category are the
Etiologic Waste. Any viable microorganism or its toxins which
causes or may cause human disease.
Evaluation. Implies an analysis to be performed by the designer
(A-E) in the basic contract (as opposed to "studies" or
"investigations", which are extra services to be performed to
complete the contract intent and requirements).
Facilities. Building(s), equipment, and supplies necessary for
the implementation of services by personnel.
Facility. A separate individual building, structure, utility
system, or other item of real property improvement each item of
which is subject to separate reporting and recording in
accordance with DoD Instruction 4165.14, Real Property Reporting
Federal Acquisitions Regulation.
Federal Information Processing (FIP).
Any ADP equipment procured
with federal government funds.
Feeder. All circuit conductors between the service equipment or
the source of a separately derived system and the final branch-
circuit overcurrent device.
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMP. Federal Energy Management Program.