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impound

v. 1) to collect funds, in addition to installment payments, from a person who owes a debt secured by property, and place them in a special account to pay property taxes and insurance when due. This protects the lender or seller from the borrower's possible failure to keep up the insurance or a mounting tax bill which is a lien on the property. 2) to take away records, money or property, such as an automobile or building, by government action pending the outcome of a criminal prosecution. The records may be essential evidence, or the money or property may be forfeit to the state as in illegal drug cases. (See: forfeit, forfeiture)

impound

verb appropriate, attach, confiscate, deerive of, distrain, hold in legal custody, remove, retain in custody, seize, sequester, sequestrate, take, take into cussody, take into legal custody, take over, take possession of
Associated concepts: impounding a jury, impounding property
See also: annex, arrogate, attach, commit, condemn, confine, confiscate, constrain, contain, deprive, detain, distrain, enclose, garnish, immure, impress, imprison, jail, lock, restrain, seize, sequester
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To test for fragmentation of riparian floras, we compared the floristic similarity (Jaccard's index) between all sites in two adjacent impoundments by using the means of all possible pairwise combinations (Fig.
In this paper, changes in the fish assemblage of an intermittent prairie stream, the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River, upstream from a recently constructed impoundment are described.
Because of evaporation and leaching of salts from the original playa the water in the northernmost impoundments is more saline than in the southern impoundments: salinities range from 4700 to over 25,000 [[micro]seconds]/cm during the breeding season (Fish Springs NWR unpub.
This paper compares reproductive success and foraging effort of Pacific loons on impoundments and natural ponds, and thereby evaluates impoundments as waterbird habitat at Prudhoe Bay.
The 'F1+' rating reflects strong legal provisions for these general fund contractual obligations, including impoundment provisions and monthly revenue tests.
Protecting groundwater by requiring monitoring, immediate cleanup of contamination, and closure of unlined surface impoundments that are polluting groundwater;
The action plans, released May 20th, address recommendations from assessments of 40 impoundments at the 16 facilities.
Because these large-scale mining operations are fewer than three decades old, the technologies for lining tailings impoundments are also new--in fact, about half that age--and so unproven, says Dirk van Zyl, a professor of mining engineering and director of the Mining Life-Cycle Center at the University of Nevada's Mackay School of Mines.
Impoundments are made to bring the note repayment account to a level equal to 25% of note principal and interest on Feb.
As announced on February 11, KDF is a recently consolidated energy company with operations in eastern Kentucky, consisting of a steam coal strip-mining company, Middle Fork Development Services (MFDS), and subsidiaries; a development stage coal-to-liquid company, MXP LLC (MXP); and a coal feedstock impoundment, situated on about 25 acres, with approximately 2.
Those impoundments have gone through a series of interventions since and are to be addressed separately.
also putting in place stronger safeguards against structural failures of coal ash impoundments.