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1) v. to allow by silence, agreement or giving a license. 2) n. a license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency (building inspector, department of motor vehicles) to allow a person or business to perform certain acts. These can include building a structure, using a building, driving on the highway, conducting a retail business, and dozens of other activities. The purpose of permits is supposedly to guarantee that laws and regulations have been obeyed, but they also are a source of public revenue. (See: license)

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PERMIT. A license or warrant to do something not forbidden bylaw; as, to land goods imported into the United States, after the duties have been paid or secured to be paid. Act of Cong. of 2d March, 1799, s. 49, cl. 2. See form of such a permit, Gord. Dig. Appendix, No. II. 46.

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did on-site permittee responsible mitigation, and 11% conducted off-site
Actions against the original permittee and the landowner who is operating a SWM system without a permit may be pursued simultaneously.
by the permittee have been stolen must report the theft to the Attorney
After upholding permit cancellation triggered by three consecutive years of nonuse, (134) the court disallowed the deletion from the permittee qualification provisions that the applicant be "engaged in the livestock business." (135) The government argued the change was necessary so banks and conservation groups could obtain permits; the court stated that they already could.
The permittee will be required to define and set performance measures for their system.
Each week or portion of each week cyclones or multi-cyclones operate, the permittee should inspect for exterior holes or for evidence of interior malfunction.
Congress 2.36 1.29 Environmental groups 2.08 1.12 Federal courts 2.44 1.12 State courts 1.50 1.07 State legislatures 1.31 1.21 Agriculture groups 1.21 1.05 Business groups 1.59 1.10 USEPA administrator 2.99 0.96 Governor 1.71 0.99 Media 1.72 1.15 Public opinion 1.98 1.09 Regional administrators (Region VI) 3.04 0.94 Permittee 1.83 1.03 Mayors na na County commissioners na na Legislative finance committee na na Department of finance authority na na NMED Variable Mean Std Dev President 1.43 1.45 U.S.
The permittee, as part of the permit application, must submit a "conservation plan" (referred to generally as a "habitat conservation plan").(30) This plan must specify "the impact which will likely result from such taking, ...
Precedential support for the assessment of costs also can be found in a California appellate court decision upholding portions of an ordinance that requires a parade permittee to reimburse the city for, and pay in advance, an estimate of "all city departmental service charges incurred in connection with or due to the permittee's activities under the permit." The ordinance also requires that "if city property is destroyed or damaged by reason of permittee's use, event or activity, the permittee shall reimburse the city for the actual replacement or repair cost of the destroyed or damaged property."(26)
For example, a permittee may receive a water discharge permit which restricts the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be discharged at the end of pipe and it may also limit the amount of VOCs that are limited to the air.
Exploration activities and mining operations under existing exploration permits, mineral agreements and other similar agreements shall be undertaken immediately by the permittee or contractor.