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n. 1) a fee paid based on a percentage of the sale made by an employee or agent, as distinguished from regular payments of wages or salary. 2) a group appointed pursuant to law to conduct certain government business, especially regulation. These include from the local planning or zoning commission to the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Federal Trade Commission.

COMMISSION, contracts, civ. law. When one undertakes, without reward, to do something for another in respect to a thing bailed. This term is frequently used synonymously with mandate. (q.v.) Ruth. Inst. 105; Halifax, Analysis of the Civil Law, 70. If the service the party undertakes to perform for another is the custody of his goods, this particular sort of, commission is called a charge.
     2. In a commission, the obligation on his part who undertakes it, is to transact the business without wages, or any other reward, and to use the same care and diligence in it, as if it were his own.
     3. By commission is also understood an act performed, opposed to omission, which is the want of performance of such an act; is, when a nuisance is created by an act of commission, it may be abated without notice; but when it arises from omission, notice to remove it must be given before it is abated. 1 Chit. Pr. 711. Vide Abatement of Nuisances; Branches; Trees.

COMMISSION, office. Persons authorized to act in a certain matter; as, such a matter was submitted, to the commission; there were several meetings before the commission. 4 B. & Cr. 850; 10 E. C. L. R. 459.

COMMISSION, crim. law. The act of perpetrating an offence. There are crimes of commission and crimes of omission.

COMMISSION, practice. An instrument issued by a court of, justice, or other competent tribunal, to authorize a person to take depositions, or do any other act by authority of such court, or tribunal, is called a commission. For a form of a commission to take. depositions, see Gresley, Eq. Ev. 72.

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* Pre-commissioning, the entire process at the end of the construction and installation phase which prepares a compressor station to move to the core (main) commissioning phase.
* The core (main) commissioning stage, in which various systems of a station are placed into initial operation.
Based on various reports, the machinery commissioning stage is extremely critical for any compressor station project.
In addition to testing the building systems, it's important to know that typically the commissioning provider administers and coordinates both the operation and maintenance manuals and the training protocol.
The benefits of commissioning are well documented as far as energy savings.
The developer community is recognizing the benefits of commissioning, specifically the non-energy related impacts such as improved operating systems, 30% reduction in change orders of systems to be commissioned, elimination of holdover and damages and on-time rent commencement.
With the scope and quality of commissioning varying widely throughout the industry, the BCA has also established what a typical commissioning scope should include, called "Valuable Elements of Building Commissioning." This can be found on the BCA website as well.
The BCA has also formalized many commissioning practices into template documents that owners and providers can use on projects, including language for requests for proposals (RFPs), commissioning-services contracts, and checklists and test procedures for commissioning providers.
Commissioning needs to occur as early as possible in a building's lifecycle in order to achieve the best results.
Commissioning can be done on new construction projects and called just that, commissioning.
Commissioning lends an operator's eye to the designer's vision.
--Thomas Ediger, NCTM Chair, MTNA Composer Commissioning Program Nebraska City, Nebraska He is the director of choral activities and professor of music at Peru State College.

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