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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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This Article opens by defining the various types of regulatory permits and describing the scope of permitting in the regulatory state.
The permitting agencies we deal with most frequently for waterfront projects in New York City are the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S.
When it comes to permitting regulations for stationary crushing plants, each state is different, according to Leonard Cherry of Cherry Demolition in Houston.
"Since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001, there hasn't been a single missed port-call due to permitting issues."
Factors that may significantly over-predict emissions may cause a source to meet the requirements of a more restrictive permitting program than is actually required.
Although of some utility to employers, TEI recommends that the revenue procedure provide safe harbors permitting the use of weighted average earnings rates (or even reasonable estimates of weighted average earnings rates if information is unavailable regarding exact rates of return) for the plan's results for the participants as a whole or for a group of participants to which the excluded participant belonged.
As I noted, the risks associated with commercial firm control of banks appear to be limited by permitting commercial firms to control only small banks.
Permitting can impose substantial costs in the form of paperwork, information gathering, legal fees, and administrative charges.
In its efforts to reduce the time factor, GM maintains an ongoing dialogue with the state agencies to expedite the permitting process.
Therefore, by permitting the raw material content method, the regulations are necessarily defining the item as something less than the identifiable physical product.
For purposes of enforcement of the anti-nuisance provisions of the Rent and Eviction Regulations, the court correctly concluded that the tenant's permitting the nuisance, had the same ramifications as if the tenant was actually committing the nuisance.
The Draft Revised Investigation Guidance describes procedures EPA staff may use to perform its investigations into complaints that allege adverse impacts caused by permitting decisions.