Part 402 Sale of Lands in Federal Reclamation Projects
Part 404 Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program
Part 413 Assessment by Irrigation Districts of Lands Owned by the United States, Columbia Basin Project, Washington
Part 414 Offstream Storage of Colorado River Water and Development and Release of Intentionally Created Unused Apportionment in the Lower Division States
Part 417 Procedural Methods for Implementing Colorado River Water Conservation Measures With Lower Basin Contractors and Others
Part 419 Truckee River Operating Agreement
Part 420 Off-Road Vehicle Use
Part 422 Law Enforcement Authority At Bureau of Reclamation Projects
Part 423 Public Conduct On Bureau of Reclamation Facilities, Lands, and Waterbodies
Part 424 Regulations Pertaining to Standards for the Prevention, Control, and Abatement of Environmental Pollution of Conconully Lake and Conconully Reservoir, Okanogan County, Wash.
Part 426 Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations
Part 427 Water Conservation Rules and Regulations
Part 428 Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations in Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land
Part 429 Use of Bureau of Reclamation Land, Facilities, and Waterbodies
Part 430 Rules for Management of Lake Berryessa
Part 431 General Regulations for Power Generation, Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement At the Boulder Canyon Project, Arizona/nevada

Terms Used In CFR > Title 43 > Subtitle B > Chapter I

  • Additions and betterments: shall mean such work, materials, equipment, or facilities which enhance or improve the Project and do more than restore the Project to a former good operating condition. See 43 CFR 431.3
  • Administrative costs: means all costs incurred by Reclamation in processing your application and all costs associated with evaluating, issuing, monitoring, and terminating your use authorization on Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means the Social Security Administration. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • ALJ: refers to an Administrative Law Judge of the Departmental Appeals Board. See 20 CFR 498.201
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means you as any person or entity (such as a private citizen, business, non-governmental organization, public entity, Indian tribe, or foreign government) who submits an application requesting use of Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Application: means either Form 7-2540 or SF 299. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Application fee: means a $100 nonrefundable charge, which you must submit with your application to cover the costs of our initial review of your request. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal investigation: means an analysis of domestic, municipal, and industrial water supply problems, needs, and opportunities in the planning area, primarily using existing data. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Appraisal report: means the document, prepared by Reclamation, setting forth the findings and conclusions reached by Reclamation in its evaluation of a completed appraisal investigation. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assessment: means the amount described in §498. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistance: means the transfer of a thing of value to a non-Federal project sponsor to carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by law. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Boulder Canyon Project: shall mean all works authorized by the Project Act, the Hoover Power Plant Act, and any future additions authorized by Congress, to be constructed and owned by the United States, but exclusive of the main canal and appurtenances authorized by the Project Act, now known as the All-American Canal. See 43 CFR 431.3
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Reclamation. See 43 CFR 420.5
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Commissioner: means the senior executive of the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Social Security or his or her designees. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Consent document: means a written agreement or notification listing conditions which will prevent unreasonable interference with our easement on non-Reclamation land. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Contractor: shall mean any entity which has a fully executed contract with Western for electric service pursuant to the Hoover Power Plant Act. See 43 CFR 431.3
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the U. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • District: means any one of the irrigation districts organized under the laws of Washington which has contracted with the United States under the Columbia Basin Project Act to repay a portion of the construction cost of the project. See 43 CFR 413.2
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Easement: refers to an interest in land that consists of the right to use or control the land for a specific purpose, but does not constitute full ownership of the land. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environmental compliance: means complying with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Feasibility report: means the document, prepared by Reclamation, setting forth the findings and conclusions of a completed feasibility study. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Feasibility study: means a detailed investigation requiring the acquisition of primary data, and an analysis of a reasonable range of alternatives, including a preferred alternative, to meet identified water supply problems, needs, and opportunities in the planning area. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Fund: shall mean that special fund established by section 2 of the Project Act and which is to be used only for the purposes specified in the Project Act, the Adjustment Act, the Colorado River Basin Project Act, and the Hoover Power Plant Act. See 43 CFR 431.3
  • General Counsel: means the General Counsel of the Social Security Administration or his or her designees. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Grantee: means you as the recipient or holder of a use authorization regardless of the contractual format. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Incidental noncommercial livestock watering: means the supply of water to pasture taps for the purpose of watering livestock, and other livestock watering uses that are incidental to the purpose of the project. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Indian: means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group, or community, including pueblos, rancherias, colonies and any Alaska Native Village, or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Inspector General: means the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration or his or her designees. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interior: means the United States Department of the Interior. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Managing partner: means a Federal or non-Federal public entity that manages land, facilities, or waterbodies through a management agreement with Reclamation entered into pursuant to the Federal Water Project Recreation Act, as amended. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Material fact: means a fact which the Commissioner of Social Security may consider in evaluating whether an applicant is entitled to benefits under title II or eligible for benefits or payments under title VIII or title XVI of the Social Security Act. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Noncommercial irrigation of vegetation: means the supply of water to irrigate lawns, trees, small gardens, and similar vegetation of less than 1 acre. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Off-road vehicle: means any motorized vehicle (including the standard automobile) designed for or capable of cross-country travel on or immediately over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or natural terrain. See 43 CFR 420.5
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Other project act lands: means those public lands within the project and those lands or interests acquired and being held by the United States under the Columbia Basin Project Act, which are being held other than for conveyance in accordance with the project settlement and development program. See 43 CFR 413.2
  • Otherwise withhold disclosure: means the failure to come forward to notify the SSA of a material fact when such person knew or should have known that the withheld fact was material and that such withholding was misleading for purposes of determining eligibility or Social Security benefit amount for that person or another person. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Parliamentarian: The Parliamentarian is an advisor on the interpretation of legislative rules and procedures.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Penalty: means the amount described in §498. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Person: means the same as in 12 CFR 192. See 12 CFR 390.410
  • Person: means an individual, organization, agency, or other entity. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Private exclusive recreational or residential use: means any use that involves structures or other improvements used for recreational or residential purposes to the exclusion of public uses that are not associated with the official management of a Reclamation project. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Program: means the Reclamation Rural Water Supply Program that is described in §404. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Project Manager: means the Project Manager of the Columbia Basin Project, a Federal reclamation project. See 43 CFR 413.2
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public entity: means States, political subdivisions or agencies thereof. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reclamation: means the Bureau of Reclamation, U. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Reclamation: means the Bureau of Reclamation, United States Department of the Interior. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Reclamation land: means any land under the jurisdiction of, or administered by, Reclamation and may include, but is not limited to, the following:

    (1) All land acquired by Reclamation through purchase, condemnation, exchange, or donation for Reclamation project and water related purposes. See 43 CFR 429.2

  • Reclamation project: means any land, facilities, or waterbodies used for water supply, water delivery, flood control, hydropower, or other authorized purposes including fish, wildlife, and recreation administered by Reclamation under Federal laws. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Reclamation states: means the states and areas referred to in 43 U. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Reclamation waterbodies: means any body of water situated on Reclamation land and under Reclamation jurisdiction. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Regional Director: means any one of the representatives of the Commissioner, or their delegates, who are responsible for managing their respective region's land, facilities, and waterbodies and for the decisions made under this part. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Regional or watershed perspective: means an approach to rural water supply planning directed at meeting the needs of geographically dispersed localities across a region or a watershed that will take advantage of economies of scale and foster opportunities for partnerships. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Replacements: shall mean such work, materials, equipment, or facilities as determined by the United States to be necessary to keep the Project in good operating condition, but shall not include (except where used in conjunction with the word "emergency" or the phrase "however necessitated") work, materials, equipment, or facilities made necessary by any act of God, or of the public enemy, or by any major catastrophe. See 43 CFR 431.3
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Respondent: means the person upon whom the Commissioner or the Inspector General has imposed, or intends to impose, a penalty and assessment, as applicable. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Response time: Within 20 business days of receiving your request, the FOIA Officer will tell you whether we have granted or denied it. See 12 CFR 602.5
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Rights of way: means lands or interests in lands acquired by the United States under the Federal Reclamation Laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. See 43 CFR 413.2
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. See 43 CFR 404.2
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the U. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • Security: means any non-withdrawable account, note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement, collateral-trust certificate, preorganization or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, voting trust certificate or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or any certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, guarantee of, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase any of the foregoing, except that a security shall not include an account insured, in whole or in part, by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. See 12 CFR 390.410
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement lands: means those public lands of the United States within the project or those lands acquired by the United States under the authority of the Columbia Basin Project Act, title to which is vested in the United States and which are being held pending their conveyance in accordance with the project settlement and development program. See 43 CFR 413.2
  • SSA: means the Social Security Administration. See 20 CFR 498.101
  • State savings association: includes any underwriter participating in the distribution of securities of a State savings association. See 12 CFR 390.410
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unauthorized use: means use of Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies without proper authorization. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • unusual circumstances: means our need to:

    (1) Search for and get the requested records from field offices or other locations;

    (2) Search for, get, and review many records identified in a single request;

    (3) Consult with another Federal agency having a substantial interest in the request; or

    (4) Consult with two or more FCA offices having a substantial interest in the request. See 12 CFR 602.5

  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Uprating Program: shall mean the program authorized by section 101(a) of the Hoover Power Plant Act for increasing the capacity of existing generating equipment and appurtenances at Hoover Powerplant, as generally described in the report of Reclamation, entitled "Hoover Powerplant Uprating, Special Report" issued in May 1980, supplemented in January 1985, and further supplemented in September 1985. See 43 CFR 431.3
  • Use authorization: means a document that defines the terms and conditions under which we will allow you to use Reclamation land, facilities, and waterbodies. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Use fee: means the amount due to Reclamation for the use of Federal land, facilities, or waterbodies under our jurisdiction or control. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Valuation: means the method used to establish the fee for a use authorization by appraisal, waiver valuation, or other sound or generally accepted business practice. See 43 CFR 429.2
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Water user organization: means any legal entity established under State law that has entered into a contract with the United States pursuant to the Federal reclamation laws. See 43 CFR 429.2