Environmental Claims means any and all administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, accusations, allegations, orders, notices of noncompliance, violation, liability or potential liability, investigations (other than internal reports prepared by any Person in the ordinary course of business and not in response to any third party action or request of any kind) or proceedings relating in any way to any actual or alleged violation of or liability under any Environmental Law or relating to any permit issued, any approval given or any notice provided or other Governmental Approval, under any such Environmental Law, including any and all claims, orders, directives, notices or actions by Governmental Authorities for enforcement, cleanup, removal, response, remedial, investigation, monitoring, mitigation, management or other actions or damages, natural resource damages, contribution, indemnification, cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief relating to Hazardous Materials or arising from alleged injury or threat of injury to human health and safety (with respect to Hazardous Materials) or the environment.
Environmental Laws means any and all current and future international, federal, foreign, state, provincial, regional and local laws, common law, statutes, ordinances, codes, rules, standards and regulations, permits, licenses, approvals, binding agency guidance, binding interpretations and orders of courts or Governmental Authorities, relating to (i) the protection of human health and safety (with respect to Hazardous Materials) or the environment, (ii) liability for or costs of other actual or threatened danger to human health and safety (with respect to Hazardous Materials) or the environment, (iii) requirements pertaining to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transportation, handling, reporting, licensing, permitting, investigation or remediation of Hazardous Materials, or (iv)imposing conditions or requirements in connection with permits or other authorization for lawful activity with respect to the protection of human health and safety (with respect to Hazardous Materials) or the environment, including but not limited to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA, 42 USC Sections 9601 to 9675, as amended.
Equity Interests means Capital Stock and all warrants, options or other rights to acquire Capital Stock (but excluding any debt securities that are convertible into, or exchangeable for, Capital Stock).
ERISA means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the rules and regulations thereunder.
ERISA Affiliate means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Borrower or any Subsidiary, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 or 430 of the Code or Section 302 or 303 of ERISA).
ERISA Event means (a) any reportable event, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Pension Plan (other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived); (b) the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived, with respect