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A turning aside or altering of the natural course or route of a thing. The term is chiefly applied to the unauthorized change or alteration of a water course to the prejudice of a lower riparian, or to the unauthorized use of funds.

A program for the disposition of a criminal charge without a criminal trial; sometimes called operation de nova, intervention, or deferred prosecution.

The disposition is conditional on the defendant's performing certain tasks or participating in a treatment program. If the conditions are successfully completed, the charge is dismissed. But if the accused does not meet his or her obligations, prosecution may be instituted.


Riparian Rights.

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n. in criminal procedure, a system for giving a chance for a first time criminal defendant in lesser crimes to perform community service, make restitution for damage due to the crime, obtain treatment for alcohol or drug problems and/or counselling for antisocial or mentally unstable conduct. If the defendant cooperates and the diversion results in progress, the charges eventually may be dismissed. Diversion may not be granted for a second offense. (See: probation)

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For most diverters near sizable towns -- Redding, say -- complying with the regulations was manageable, with expenses limited to the cost of a monitoring device and the services of an installer.
According to the Society of Interventional Radiology Standards of Practice Committee classification, the patient whose flow diverter protruded in the main renal artery (Patient 6) was considered to have a grade C complication.
Measure 5cm down from your cut in the downpipe and use the spirit level to mark this on the water butt - this is the height you'll need to drill the hole in the butt to connect the other end of the diverter. It should say on the diverter packet what diameter drill bit to use, but they are usually around 25mm.
Once I screwed on the Diverter, the muzzle blast was greatly reduced.
"Solidified or 'freezing' sulphur is the primary cause of unreliable operation of tail gas diverter valves because elemental sulphur tends to condense and collect on the inside of the pipe, packing and bearing surfaces in the SRU tail gas piping."
In the past we've used ceramic lightning diverters, which are high-maintenance items: Once one has diverted a strike, it must be replaced, meaning after every storm someone has to walk around the fence looking for diverters needing replacement.
I compared capture rates and types between the diverter test snare design and 153-cm and 183-cm loop standard snares by setting diverter snares alongside these snares.
The current minimum instream flow regulations, requiring dam operators and water diverters to release water to maintain a minimum daily flow, are antiquated, not based on good science, and limited only to rivers and streams that the DEP stocks with fish for recreational angling.
Step Five Loosen the screw fastening higher up the down pipe to make it easier to fit the diverter.
Exact will be featuring its new four-way Linked Diverter Valves on the Model 9450 Double Acting Meter/Mix System.
The Logistex DV200 Diverter also introduces an innovative lift-and-turn wheel assembly which comprises of just two easy-to-replace moving parts manufactured in self-lubricating materials.