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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)

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The bill would also require bonding of coal ash impoundment owners in the case of disaster.
We all know that fish depend on healthy habitat and if we can work with the state to increase the value of habitats like Bee Gum and other impoundments to make them more valuable, that's going to help them manage the fisheries.
This study was conducted on Maples Creek Lake (39 ha, Carroll County, Tennessee, N 35.863110[degrees] W 88.292060[degrees], Mercator) and Brown's Creek Lake (67 ha, Henderson County, Tennessee, N 35.730986[degrees] W 88.292060[degrees], Mercator), both of which are impoundments with maximum depths of 4-5 m.
A 1995 Senate budget committee report noted, "This tug-of-war goes to the most basic tenet of the American democratic system of government--the balance of powers between the executive and the legislative branches of government--the power of the purse versus the impoundment power." (9)
In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe, Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced a bill that would have authorized the Department of Interior to promulgate uniform federal design, engineering, and performance standards for new coal-ash impoundments. (13) Three congressional committees devoted six hearings to the need for proper regulation of coal-ash wastes.
In particular, EPA cited data from a 2009 state survey that showed that over 60% of states do not require liners or groundwater monitoring for surface impoundments.
Categories: December 16, 2009, Budget authority, Budget authority rescission, Federal funds, Funds management, Impoundment, Monitoring, Presidential proposals
Overall the sinking of the canal cross profiles seems to be determined by the subsurface ground discharge from burrows and by accumulation of mineral and organic sediments in beaver impoundments (Butler, 1995; Butler & Malanson, 2005; Lamsodis & Poskus, 2006).
Local property values are especially important to the economics of dam removal for small impoundments because the primary and often only value of small impoundments is their aesthetic/scenic value.
Generally, studies suggesting that beaver have the potential to alter plant community structure through impacts on species diversity have been primarily conducted at active beaver impoundments. However, Donkor and Fryxell (1999, 2000) also found the effects on species diversity patterns at an abandoned dam site of three years.