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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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mitigation, the permittee remains legally responsible for completing
CODE 02L.0106(d)(2) ("The permittee shall implement the [corrective action] plan as approved by and in accordance with a schedule established by the Director, or his designee.
Permittees are constantly requesting new product offerings in order to meet the demands of their customers, yet the ABC is forced to delist thousands of SKUs per year due to inventory limitations.
How is a permittee or an environmental lawyer supposed to know whether to apply the label "special aquatic site," which is clearly defined, or the nebulous term ARNI?
The Corps required monitoring reports for 89 of the 152 permit files reviewed where the permittee was required to perform compensatory mitigation.
funding." (78) At that time, 7000 BLM employees (79) managed 14,000 permittees. (80) The PRIA decreed the primary goal of range management to be forage productivity enhancement, consistent with land use plans, (81) but also through reduction of permitted livestock.
This failure to hunt was significantly higher than the failure of cow permittees to hunt (Z-value = 6.5, P < 0.0001).
All permittees will be subject to three major documentation requirements: 1) a written summary of the CMOM program, 2) an overflow emergency response plan, and 3) a CMOM program audit report.
One city warns it may bar permittees from receiving future building permits if a final waste management plan is not submitted properly at the projects' end.
American Sales & Management Organization (ASMO) -- one of five General Aeronautical Service Permittees operating at the airport -- has purchased seven Teleflex Lionel Dupont (TLD)-Tracma TEX15 electric baggage tractors.
"We could take the dollars currently used to subsidize the permittees [ranchers] and buy winter hay or pellets for the cattle."