Definition of action level
- Two-thirds of the more than 6,000 homes it tested in 2003 had lead levels exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency's “action level”—the safety level at which federal law requires a water system to take prompt steps to reduce lead levels and notify the public.
- —Erik D. Olson, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2004
- Future clam digs are dependent on marine toxin levels, but the first set of samples dug last Sunday showed all results were still below the action level.
- —Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times, 25 Oct. 2009