Subchapter A General Management (1000)
Subchapter B Land Resource Management (2000)
Subchapter C Minerals Management (3000)
Subchapter D Range Management (4000)
Subchapter E Forest Management (5000)
Subchapter F Preservation and Conservation (6000)
Subchapter H Recreation Programs
Subchapter I Technical Services (9000)

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

  • Acceptable bond instruments: The BLM will accept cash, cashier's or certified check, certificate or book entry deposits, negotiable U. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Access: means the ability to:

    (i) Add liquids to or remove liquids from any tank or piping system, through a valve or combination of valves or by moving liquids from one tank to another tank. See 43 CFR 3173.1

  • Access: means the physical ability of property owners and their successors in interest to have ingress to and egress from State or private inholdings, valid mining claims, or other valid occupancies. See 43 CFR 6301.5
  • Acquired lands: means lands which the United States obtained through purchase, gift, or condemnation, including mineral estates associated with lands previously disposed of under the public land laws, including the mining laws. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Acreage rent: means rent assessed for solar and wind energy development grants and leases that is determined by the number of acres authorized for the grant or lease. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Acronyms: Unless an acronym is listed in this section, the acronyms listed in part 2800 of this chapter apply to this part. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Act: means the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Act: means the Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934, as amended (43 U. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Act: means the Act of May 24, 1928, as amended (49 U. See 43 CFR 2911.0-5
  • Act: The Federal Meat Inspection Act, as amended, (34 Stat. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Act: means the Act of December 15, 1971, as amended (16 U. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Act: means section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Act: means the Materials Act of July 31, 1947, as amended (30 U. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Act: means the Department of the Interior Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 1981 (Pub. See 43 CFR 3130.0-5
  • Act: when used in this subpart refers to the Act of July 23, 1955. See 43 CFR 3710.0-3
  • Act: when used in this part, means the Act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat. See 43 CFR 3740.0-1
  • Act: means the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Act: The Federal Meat Inspection Act, as amended, (34 Stat. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Act: means the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented (30 U. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Act: means the Act of February 25, 1920, as amended (30 U. See 43 CFR 1882.0-5
  • Act: means the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5
  • Act: means the Recreation and Public Purposes Act as amended by section 212 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. See 43 CFR 2740.0-5
  • Act: means the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 (90 Stat. See 43 CFR 2361.0-5
  • Act: means section 516 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of September 3, 1982 (49 U. See 43 CFR 2640.0-5
  • Active use: means that portion of the grazing preference that is:

    (1) Available for livestock grazing use under a permit or lease based on livestock carrying capacity and resource conditions in an allotment. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5

  • Activity plan: means a plan for managing a resource use or value to achieve specific objectives. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Actual costs: means the financial measure of resources the Federal government expends or uses in processing a right-of-way application or in monitoring the construction, operation, and termination of a facility authorized by a grant or permit. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Actual costs: means the financial measure of resources the Federal government expends or uses in processing a right-of-way application or in monitoring the construction, operation, and termination of a facility authorized by a grant or permit. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Actual drilling: means operations you conduct that are similar to those that a person seriously looking for oil or gas could be expected to conduct in that particular area, given the existing knowledge of geologic and other pertinent facts about the area to be drilled. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Actual drilling operations: includes not only the physical drilling of a well, but the testing, completing or equipping of such well for production. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Actual shoreline: means the line which is washed by the water wherever it covers the bed of a body of water at its mean high water level. See 43 CFR 1864.0-5
  • Actual use: means where, how many, what kind or class of livestock, and how long livestock graze on an allotment, or on a portion or pasture of an allotment. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Actuarial services: means performance of actuarial valuations and preparation of any actuarial reports. See 20 CFR 901.1
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administratively complete application: means an application for permit approval or approval for coal exploration where required, which the regulatory authority determines to contain information addressing each application requirement of the regulatory program and to contain all information necessary to initiate processing and public review. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Administrator: The Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or any person authorized to act for the Administrator. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. See 43 CFR 2911.0-5
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or any person authorized to act for the Administrator. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Administrator: The Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or any person authorized to act for the Administrator. See 9 CFR 156.2
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Service or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Administrator: means the person authorized by the Secretary of Transportation to administer the Act. See 43 CFR 2640.0-5
  • Adulterated: This term applies to any carcass, part thereof, fish or fish food product under one or more of the following circumstances:

    (1) If it bears or contains any such poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health. See 9 CFR 531.1

  • Adulterated: This term applies to any carcass, part thereof, meat or meat food product under one or more of the following circumstances:

    (1) If it bears or contains any such poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health. See 9 CFR 301.2

  • 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.
  • Advisory committee: means any committee, council, or board established or utilized for purposes of obtaining advice or recommendations. See 43 CFR 1784.0-5
  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means an entity or person that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, an applicant, permittee or lessee. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means a unit of the Executive branch of the Federal Government which is not within a Department. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Agreement to initiate: means a written, nonbinding statement of present intent to initiate and pursue an exchange, which is signed by the parties and which may be amended by the written consent of the parties or terminated at any time upon written notice by any party. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • ALJ: means Administrative Law Judge. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Allotment: means an area of land designated and managed for grazing of livestock. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Alluvial valley floors: means the unconsolidated stream-laid deposits holding streams with water availability sufficient for subirrigation or flood irrigation agricultural activities but does not include upland areas which are generally overlain by a thin veneer of colluvial deposits composed chiefly of debris from sheet erosion, deposits formed by unconcentrated runoff or slope wash, together with talus, or other mass-movement accumulations, and windblown deposits. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Amenable species: A species that is, and whose products are, subject to the Act and regulations promulgated under the Act, except as the Act may provide. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Anesthesia: Loss of sensation or feeling. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Animal: All animals except birds, but including poultry. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, of the United States Department of Agriculture (APHIS. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Animal food: Any article intended for use as food for dogs, cats, or other animals, derived wholly, or in part, from the carcass or parts or products of the carcass of any amenable species, except that the term animal food as used herein does not include:

    (1) Processed dry animal food or

    (2) Feeds for amenable species manufactured from processed by products of amenable species. See 9 CFR 531.1

  • Animal food: Any article intended for use as food for dogs, cats, or other animals derived wholly, or in part, from the carcass or parts or products of the carcass of any livestock, except that the term animal food as used herein does not include:

    (1) Processed dry animal food or

    (2) Livestock or poultry feeds manufactured from processed livestock byproducts (such as meatmeal tankage, meat and bonemeal, bloodmeal, and feed grade animal fat). See 9 CFR 301.2

  • Animal food manufacturer: Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing or processing animal food. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Animal Import Center: Quarantine facilities operated by APHIS in Newburgh, New York, and Miami, Florida. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Annual rangelands: means those designated areas in which livestock forage production is primarily attributable to annual plants and varies greatly from year to year. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • APHIS representative: An individual employed by Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, who is authorized to perform the function involved. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • APHIS representative: An individual, including, but not limited to, an animal health technician or veterinarian, authorized by the Administrator to perform the services for which the user fees in this part are charged. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • APHIS-defined EU Poultry Trade Region: The European Union Member States of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and Northern Ireland). See 9 CFR 94.0
  • APHIS-defined European CSF region: A single region of Europe recognized by APHIS as low risk for classical swine fever. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • API: means American Petroleum Institute. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • API: means American Petroleum Institute. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means any individual who is a citizen of the United States. See 43 CFR 2911.0-5
  • applicant: means one who submits an application, request, or plan required to be approved by a responsible Department official, or by a primary recipient, as a condition to eligibility for Federal financial assistance, and the term application means such an application, request, or plan. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • Applicant: means any person who submits an application for a land use authorization under this part. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Applicant: Any person who requests service under this part. See 9 CFR 156.2
  • Applicant: means any person seeking a permit, permit revision, renewal, and transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights from a regulatory authority to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations or, where required, seeking approval for coal exploration. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Applicant: means any Federal department, agency or office. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Applicant: means any public agency as defined in §153. See 43 CFR 2640.0-5
  • Application: means the documents and other information filed with the regulatory authority under this chapter for the issuance of permits. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Application filing fee: means a filing fee specific to solar and wind energy applications. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriate selection period: means the statutory or regulatory period within which the lands were available for Native selection under the act. See 43 CFR 2655.0-5
  • Appropriate valves: means those valves that must be sealed during the production or sales phase (e. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • 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
  • Approved establishment: means an establishment authorized by Veterinary Services for the receipt and handling of restricted imported animal carcasses, products, and byproducts. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Arbitration: means a process to resolve a disagreement among the parties as to appraised value, performed by an arbitrator appointed by the Secretary from a list recommended by the American Arbitration Association. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Area ratio: means the smallest unrestricted area at the primary device divided by the cross-sectional area of the meter tube. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Artificial coloring: A coloring containing any dye or pigment, which dye or pigment was manufactured by a process of synthesis or other similar artifice, or a coloring which was manufactured by extracting a natural dye or natural pigment from a plant or other material in which such dye or pigment was naturally produced. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Artificial flavoring: A flavoring containing any sapid or aromatic constituent, which constituent was manufactured by a process of synthesis or other similar artifice. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • As-found: means the reading of a mechanical or electronic transducer when compared to a certified test device, prior to making any adjustments to the transducer. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • As-left: means the reading of a mechanical or electronic transducer when compared to a certified test device, after making adjustments to the transducer, but prior to returning the transducer to service. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Assembled land exchange: means the consolidation of multiple parcels of Federal and/or non-Federal lands for purposes of one or more exchange transactions over a period of time. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Assessment year: means a period of 12 consecutive months beginning at 12 noon on September 1 each year. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assignment: means the transfer, in whole or in part, of any right or interest in a right-of-way grant or lease from the holder (assignor) to a subsequent party (assignee) with the BLM's written approval. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Assignment: which means a transfer of all or a portion of the lessee's record title interest in a lease. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Assistant Attorney General: means the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • Assistant Attorney General: means the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Atmospheric pressure: means the pressure exerted by the weight of the atmosphere at a specific location. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Audit trail: means all source records necessary to verify and recalculate the volume and quality of oil or gas production measured at a facility measurement point (FMP) and reported to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Authorized inspector: Any individual authorized by the Administrator of APHIS or the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, to enforce the regulations in this part. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 2720.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this subpart. See 43 CFR 2911.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any person authorized by the Secretary to administer regulations in this part. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described herein. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 8360.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this subpart. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management designated to perform the duties described in this subpart:

    (b) Fossil means the remains or trace(s) of an organism or assemblage of organisms which have been preserved by natural processes in the earth's crust. See 43 CFR 8224.0-5

  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this subpart. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority and responsibility to make decisions and perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part to be performed by the authorized officer. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this subpart. See 43 CFR 1864.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management to whom has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this subpart. See 43 CFR 1865.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this subpart. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties described in this part. See 43 CFR 2740.0-5
  • Authorized officer: means any employee of the Bureau of Land Management who has been delegated the authority to perform the duties of this subpart. See 43 CFR 2361.0-5
  • Authorized representative: means any entity or individual authorized by the Secretary to perform duties by cooperative agreement, delegation or contract. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Automatic ignition system: means an automatic ignitor and, where needed to ensure continuous combustion, a continuous pilot flame. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • Auxiliary aids: means services or devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or activities conducted by the agency. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • Auxiliary aids: means services or devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or activities conducted by the agency. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Averaging period: means the previous 12 months or the life of the meter, whichever is shorter. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Award: means to approve our grant agreement authorizing you to draw down and expend program funds. See 30 CFR 885.5
  • Award: means to approve our grant agreement authorizing you to draw down and expend program funds. See 30 CFR 886.5
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Bargaining: means a process, other than arbitration, by which parties attempt to resolve a dispute concerning the appraised value of the lands involved in an exchange. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Base pressure: means 14. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Base rent: means the dollar amount required from a grant or lease holder on BLM managed lands based on the communication use with the highest value in the associated facility or facilities, as calculated according to the communication use rent schedule. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Base temperature: means 60 °F. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Beta ratio: means the measured diameter of the orifice bore divided by the measured inside diameter of the meter tube. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • BIA: means the Bureau of Indian Affairs. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Bias: means a systematic shift in the mean value of a set of measurements away from the true value of what is being measured. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Bias: means a shift in the mean value of a set of measurements away from the true value of what is being measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Bid: means an amount of remittance offered as partial compensation for a lease equal to or in excess of the national minimum acceptable bonus bid set by statute or by the Secretary, submitted by a person or entity for a lease parcel in a competitive lease sale. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Biological residue: Any substance, including metabolites, remaining in livestock at time of slaughter or in any of its tissues after slaughter as the result of treatment or exposure of the livestock to a pesticide, organic or inorganic compound, hormone, hormone-like substance, growth promoter, antibiotic, anthelmintic, tranquilizer, or other therapeutic or prophylactic agent. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Bird: Any member of the class aves, other than poultry. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Birds: All members of the class Aves (other than poultry or game birds). See 9 CFR 94.0
  • BLM: means the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • BLM: means the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • BLM: means the Bureau of Land Management and includes the individual employed by the Bureau of Land Management authorized to perform the duties set forth in this part and parts 3910 through 3930. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • BLM: means the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • BLM State Office: means the Bureau of Land Management State Office listed in §1821. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Broker: means any person (see §120. See 22 CFR 129.2
  • Brokering activities: means any action on behalf of another to facilitate the manufacture, export, permanent import, transfer, reexport, or retransfer of a U. See 22 CFR 129.2
  • Btu: means British thermal unit. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 8340.0-5
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 3130.0-5
  • Business day: means any day Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • By-pass: means any piping or other arrangement around or avoiding a meter or other measuring device or method (or component thereof) at an FMP that allows oil or gas to flow without measurement. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Campfire: means a controlled fire occurring out of doors used for cooking, branding, personal warmth, lighting, ceremonial or esthetic purposes. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5
  • Capable of use as human food: This term applies to any carcass or part or product of a carcass of any fish unless it is denatured or otherwise identified as required by §540. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Capable of use as human food: This term applies to any carcass, or part or product of a carcass, of any livestock, unless it is denatured or otherwise identified as required by the applicable provisions of §§314. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Captive bolt: A stunning instrument which when activated drives a bolt out of a barrel for a limited distance. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Capture: means the physical containment of natural gas for transportation to market or productive use of natural gas, and includes injection and royalty-free on-site uses pursuant to subpart 3178 of this part. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • Carbon dioxide: A gaseous form of the chemical formula CO9 CFR 301.2
  • Carbon dioxide concentration: Ratio of carbon dioxide gas and atmospheric air. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Carcass: All parts, including viscera, of any slaughtered livestock. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Carcass: All parts, including viscera, of any slaughtered livestock. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Casual use: means activities ordinarily resulting in no or negligible disturbance of the public lands or resources. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Casual use: means activities ordinarily resulting in no or negligible disturbance of the public lands, resources, or improvements. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Casual use: means activities ordinarily resulting in no or negligible disturbance of the public lands, resources, or improvements. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Casual use: means any short term non-commercial activity which does not cause appreciable damage or disturbance to the public lands, their resources or improvements, and which is not prohibited by closure of the lands to such activities. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Casual use: means activities that involve practices which do not ordinarily lead to any appreciable disturbance or damage to lands, resources and improvements. See 43 CFR 3150.0-5
  • Cellular telephone: means a system of mobile or fixed communication devices that use a combination of radio and telephone switching technology and provide public switched network services to fixed or mobile users, or both, within a defined geographic area. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • CERCLA: means the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (42 U. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Certificate of calibration: means a document stating the base prover volume and other physical data required for the calibration of flow meters. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chemical preservative: Any chemical that, when added to a meat or meat food product, tends to prevent or retard deterioration thereof, but does not include common salt, sugars, vinegars, spices, or oils extracted from spices or substances added to meat and meat food products by exposure to wood smoke. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Claimant: means the person under state or Federal law who is the owner of all or any part of an unpatented mining claim or site. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Class of livestock: means ages and/or sex groups of a kind of livestock. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Closed area: means public lands closed to entry by a Bureau of Land Management fire prevention order. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5
  • Closed to mineral entry: means the land is not available for the location of mining claims or sites because Congress, BLM, or another surface managing agency has withdrawn or otherwise segregated the lands from the operation of the General Mining Law, often subject to valid existing rights. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • CMS: means Coriolis Measurement System. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Coal exploration: means the field gathering of:

    (a) surface or subsurface geologic, physical, or chemical data by mapping, trenching, drilling, geophysical, or other techniques necessary to determine the quality and quantity of overburden and coal of an area. See 30 CFR 701.5

  • Coal mine waste: means coal processing waste and underground development waste. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Cold spot: The area in a flexible plastic cooking tube or other type of container loaded with meat product, or the areas at various points along the belt in an oven chamber, slowest to reach the required temperature during the cooking process. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Combined hydrocarbon lease: means a lease issued in a Special Tar Sand Area for the removal of gas and nongaseous hydrocarbon substances other than coal, oil shale or gilsonite. See 43 CFR 3140.0-5
  • Combined hydrocarbon lease: means a lease issued in a Special Tar Sand Area for the removal of any gas and nongaseous hydrocarbon substance other than coal, oil shale or gilsonite. See 43 CFR 3141.0-5
  • Commerce: Commerce between any State, any Territory, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Commerce: Commerce between any State, any Territory, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Commercial birds: Birds that are imported for resale, breeding, public display, or any other purpose, except pet birds, zoological birds, research birds, or performing or theatrical birds. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Commercial exploitation: means using a wild horse or burro because of its characteristics of wildness for direct or indirect financial gain. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Commercial poultry: Chickens, doves, ducks, geese, grouse, guinea fowl, partridges, pea fowl, pheasants, pigeons, quail, swans, and turkeys (including eggs for hatching) which are imported for resale, breeding, public display, or any other commercial purpose. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Commercial use request: means a request from or on behalf of one who seeks information for a use or purpose that furthers the commercial, trade, or profit interests of the requester or the person on whose behalf the request is made. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Common use area: means a generally broad geographic area from which BLM can make disposals of mineral materials to many persons, with only negligible surface disturbance. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Communication use rent schedule: is a schedule of rents for the following types of communication uses, including related technologies, located in a facility associated with a particular grant or lease. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Communitized area: means the area committed to a BLM approved communitization agreement. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Community pit: means a relatively small, defined area from which BLM can make disposals of mineral materials to many persons. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complete and accurate application: means an application for permit approval or approval for coal exploration where required, which the regulatory authority determines to contain all information required under the Act, this subchapter, and the regulatory program that is necessary to make a decision on permit issuance. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Complete complaint: means a written statement that contains the complainant's name and address and describes the agency's alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the agency of the nature and date of the alleged violation of section 504. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Composite meter factor: means a meter factor corrected from normal operating pressure to base pressure. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Configuration log: means the list of constant flow parameters, calculation methods, alarm set points, and other values that are programmed into the flow computer in a CMS. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Configuration log: means a list of all fixed or user-programmable parameters used by the flow computer that could affect the calculation or verification of flow rate, volume, or heating value. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Consistent: means that the Bureau of Land Management plans will adhere to the terms, conditions, and decisions of officially approved and adopted resource related plans, or in their absence, with policies and programs, subject to the qualifications in §1615. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Constructive drilling: means those activities that are necessary to prepare for actual drilling that occur after BLM approves an application to drill, but before you actually drill the well. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Consumer package: Any container in which a fish product is enclosed for the purpose of display and sale to household consumers. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Contact: Known or potential commingling of products during processing or storage, or while being transported from any point to any other point. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Container: For the purposes of §94. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Container: Any box, can, tin, cloth, plastic, or any other receptacle, wrapper, or cover. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuing development obligations: means a program of development or operations you conduct that, after you complete initial obligations defined in a unit agreement--

    (1) Meets or exceeds the rate of non-unit operations in the vicinity of the unit. See 43 CFR 3137.5

  • Contractor: means any individual, corporation, association, partnership, consortium or joint venture who has contracted to carry out activities under this part. See 43 CFR 3190.0-5
  • control: means having any relationship which gives an entity or person authority directly or indirectly to determine the manner in which an applicant, permittee or lessee conducts grazing operations. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Control: means actual control, legal control, or the power to exercise control, through or by common directors, officers, stockholders, a voting trust, or a holding company or investment company, or any other means. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Conveyance: means a transfer of legal title. See 43 CFR 2740.0-5
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperating agency: means an eligible governmental entity that has entered into a written agreement with the BLM establishing cooperating agency status in the planning and NEPA processes. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Coriolis meter: means a device which by means of the interaction between a flowing fluid and oscillation of tube(s) infers a mass flow rate. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • CPL: means correction for the effect of pressure on a liquid. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Credit bureau: An agency that collects individual credit information and sells it for a fee to creditors so they can make a decision on granting loans. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders, credit card companies, and other financing companies. (Also commonly referred to as consumer-reporting agency or credit-reporting agency.) Source: OCC
  • CTL: means correction for the effect of temperature on a liquid. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Cultural resources: means those fragile and nonrenewable physical remains of human activity found in districts, sites, structures, burial mounds, petroglyphs, artifacts, objects, ruins, works of art, architecture or natural settings or features which were important to prehistoric, historic or other land and resource use events. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Customer: means an occupant who is paying a facility manager, facility owner, or tenant for using all or any part of the space in the facility, or for communication services, and is not selling communication services or broadcasting to others. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Cutting up: Any division of any carcass or part thereof, except that the trimming of carcasses or parts thereof to remove surface contaminants is not considered as cutting up. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Days: means consecutive calendar days, unless otherwise indicated. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Dead fish: The body of a fish that has died otherwise than by slaughter. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Dead livestock: The body (cadaver) of livestock which has died otherwise than by slaughter. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of State and includes each of its operating agencies and other organizational units except the Agency for International Development. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA, Department). See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 9 CFR 156.2
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Department: means a unit of the Executive branch of the Federal Government which is headed by a member of the President's Cabinet. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Department: means the Department of the Interior. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Designated leasing area: means a parcel of land with specific boundaries identified by the BLM land use planning process as being a preferred location for solar or wind energy development that may be offered competitively. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Developed recreation sites and areas: means sites and areas that contain structures or capital improvements primarily used by the public for recreation purposes. See 43 CFR 8360.0-5
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Diligent development: means achieving or completing the prescribed milestones listed in §3930. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Direct costs: means the expense actually expended to search, review, or duplicate in response to a FOIA request. See 21 CFR 1401.3
  • Direct transloading: The transfer of cargo directly from one means of conveyance to another. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Director: means the Director of the National Institute of Standards & Technology. See 15 CFR 265.1
  • Director: means the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 1784.0-5
  • Director: means the Director, Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 1882.0-5
  • Discharge coefficient: means an empirically derived correction factor that is applied to the theoretical differential flow equation in order to calculate a flow rate that is within stated uncertainty limits. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Displacement prover: means a prover consisting of a pipe or pipes with known capacities, a displacement device, and detector switches, which sense when the displacement device has reached the beginning and ending points of the calibrated section of pipe. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Distribute: means to annually assign funds to a specific State or Indian tribe. See 30 CFR 886.5
  • District: means the specific area of public lands administered by a District Manager or a Field Manager. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Diversion: means a channel, embankment, or other manmade structure constructed to divert water from one area to another. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic animal: Any animal imported into the United States for any purpose other than exhibition in a zoo, park or other place maintained for the exhibition of live animals for recreational or educational purposes. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drainage: means the migration of hydrocarbons, inert gases (other than helium), or associated resources caused by production from other wells. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Drainage: means the migration of hydrocarbons, inert gases (other than helium), or associated resources caused by production from other wells. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Duplicate: means the process of making a copy of a document. See 21 CFR 1401.3
  • Duplication: means the process of making a copy of a record requested pursuant to this part. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Dynamic meter factor: means a kinetic meter factor derived by linear interpolation or polynomial fit, used for conditions where a series of meter factors have been determined over a range of normal operating conditions. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Easement: means an authorization for a non-possessory, non-exclusive interest in lands which specifies the rights of the holder and the obligation of the Bureau of Land Management to use and manage the lands in a manner consistent with the terms of the easement. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Economically marginal property: means a lease, unit PA, or CA that does not generate sufficient revenue above operating costs, such that a prudent operator would opt to plug a well or shut-in the lease, unit PA, or CA instead of making the investments needed to achieve non-commingled measurement of production from that lease, unit PA, or CA. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Edible: Intended for use as human food. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Edible: Intended for use as human food. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Effectively sealed: means the placement of a seal in such a manner that the sealed component cannot be accessed, moved, or altered without breaking the seal. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • EIS: means environmental impact statement. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Element range: means the difference between the minimum and maximum value that the element (differential-pressure bellows, static-pressure element, and temperature element) of a mechanical recorder is designed to measure. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Enforcement: means action taken by an authorized representative of the Secretary in order to obtain compliance with applicable regulations, Onshore Oil and Gas Orders, Notices to Lessees and Operators, approvals, other written orders, the mineral leasing laws, and the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act. See 43 CFR 3190.0-5
  • 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.
  • Entity: means a person, association, or corporation, or any subsidiary, affiliate, corporation, or association controlled by or under common control with such person, association, or corporation. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Entry: The point at which imported product offered for entry receives reinspection and is marked with the official mark of inspection in accordance with §557. See 9 CFR 557.1
  • Environment: means surface and subsurface resources both tangible and intangible, including air, water, mineral, scenic, cultural, paleontological, vegetative, soil, wildlife, fish and wilderness values. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Ephemeral rangelands: means areas of the Hot Desert Biome (Region) that do not consistently produce enough forage to sustain a livestock operation, but from time to time produce sufficient forage to accommodate livestock grazing. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Equine: Any horse, ass, mule, or zebra. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Error: means the inclusion of erroneous descriptions, terms, conditions, covenants, reservations, provisions and names or the omission of requisite descriptions, terms, conditions, covenants, reservations, provisions and names either in their entirety or in part, in a patent or document of conveyance as a result of factual error. See 43 CFR 1865.0-5
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Established requirements: means applicable law and regulations, lease, license or permit terms, conditions and special stipulations. See 43 CFR 3590.0-5
  • Event log: means an electronic record of all exceptions and changes to the flow parameters contained within the configuration log that occur and have an impact on a quantity transaction record. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Event log: means an electronic record of all exceptions and changes to the flow parameters contained within the configuration log that occur and have an impact on a quantity transaction record. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive communication: A message sent to the Senate by the President or other executive branch official. Presidential veto messages are an example of an "executive communication."
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expedited processing: means the process set forth in the FOIA that allows requesters to ask for expedited processing of their FOIA request if they can demonstrate a compelling need. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Expedited treatment: (1) Requests and appeals will be taken out of order and given expedited treatment whenever the requester demonstrates a compelling need. See 22 CFR 303.8
  • Exploration: means creating surface disturbance greater than casual use that includes sampling, drilling, or developing surface or underground workings to evaluate the type, extent, quantity, or quality of mineral values present. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Exploration: means drilling, excavating, and geological, geophysical or geochemical surveying operations designed to obtain detailed data on the physical and chemical characteristics of Federal oil shale and its environment including:

    (1) The strata below the Federal oil shale. See 43 CFR 3900.2

  • Exploration: means activities conducted on the Reserve for the purpose of evaluating petroleum resources which include crude oil, gases of all kinds (natural gas, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, helium, and any others), natural gasoline, and related hydrocarbons (tar sands, asphalt, propane butane, etc. See 43 CFR 2361.0-5
  • Exploration license: means a license issued by the BLM that allows the licensee to explore unleased oil shale deposits to obtain geologic, environmental, and other pertinent data concerning the deposits. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Exploration plan: means a plan prepared in sufficient detail to show the:

    (1) Location and type of exploration to be conducted. See 43 CFR 3900.2

  • Export health certificate: An official document that, as required by the importing country, is endorsed by an APHIS representative and states that animals, animal products, organisms, vectors, or birds to be exported from the United States were found to be healthy and free from evidence of communicable diseases and pests. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Exporting region: A region from which shipments are sent to the United States. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Exposure time: The period of time an animal is exposed to an anesthesia-producing carbon dioxide concentration. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • facility: includes all or any portion of structures, equipment, or other real or personal property or interests therein, and the provision of facilities includes the construction, expansion, renovation, remodeling, alteration, or acquisition of facilities. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • Facility: means an improvement or structure, whether existing or planned, that is or would be owned and controlled by the grant or lease holder within a right-of-way. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Facility: means all or any portion of buildings, structures, equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, rolling stock or other conveyances, or other real or personal property. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • Facility: means all or any portion of buildings, structures, equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, rolling stock or other conveyances, or other real or personal property. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Facility: means an improvement or structure, whether existing or planned, that is, or would be, owned and controlled by the grant or TUP holder within the right-of-way or TUP area. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Facility manager: means a person or entity that leases space in a facility to communication users and:

    (1) Holds a communication use grant or lease. See 43 CFR 2801.5

  • Facility owner: means a person or entity that may or may not lease space in a facility to communication users and:

    (1) Holds a communication use grant or lease. See 43 CFR 2801.5

  • 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.
  • Farm equipment: Equipment used in the production of livestock or crops, including, but not limited to, mowers, harvesters, loaders, slaughter machinery, agricultural tractors, farm engines, farm trailers, farm carts, and farm wagons, but excluding automobiles and trucks. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Farm-raised: Grown under controlled conditions, within an enclosed space, as on a farm. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Federal financial assistance: includes (1) grants and loans of Federal funds, (2) the grant or donation of Federal property and interests in property, (3) the detail of Federal personnel, and (4) any Federal agreement, arrangement, or other contract which has as one of its purposes the provision of assistance or other benefits to individuals whether provided through employees of the recipient of Federal financial assistance or provided by others through contracts or other arrangements with the recipient. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • Federal lands: means all lands owned by the United States, except lands:

    (1) In the National Park System. See 43 CFR 2881.5

  • Federal lands: means all lands and interests in lands owned by the United States which are subject to the mineral leasing laws, including mineral resources or mineral estates reserved to the United States in the conveyance of a surface or nonmineral estate. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Federal lands: means any lands or interests in lands, such as mineral or timber interests, that are owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, without regard to how the United States acquired ownership, except: (1) Lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Federal lands: means any lands or interest in lands owned by the United States, subject to location under the General Mining Law, including, but not limited to, those lands within forest reservations in the National Forest System and wildlife refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Federal lands: means any lands or interests in lands, including oil shale interests underlying non-Federal surface, owned by the United States, without reference to how the lands were acquired or what Federal agency administers the lands. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Federal lease: A lease issued under the Act of February 25, 1920, as amended (30 U. See 43 CFR 3180.0-5
  • Federal program: means a program established by the Secretary pursuant to section 504 of the Act to regulate coal exploration and surface coal mining and reclamation operations on non-Federal and non-Indian lands within a State in accordance with the Act and this chapter. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Federally inspected and passed: Inspected and passed under the Meat Inspection Act, as amended (21 U. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Field Manager: means a BLM employee with the title "Field Manager" or "District Manager. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Filed: means a document is--

    (a) Received by BLM on or before the due date. See 43 CFR 3830.5

  • Fire: means the burning of timber, trees, slash, brush, tundra, grass or other flammable material such as, but not limited to, petroleum products, trash, rubbish, lumber, paper, cloth or agricultural refuse occurring out of doors and includes campfire as defined in this section. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5
  • Firm: Any partnership, association, or other unincorporated business organization. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Firm: Any partnership, association, or other unincorporated business organization. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • 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.
  • Fish: (1) For the purposes of this subchapter, any fish of the order Siluriformes, whether live or dead. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Fish food product: Any article capable of use as human food that is made wholly or in part from any fish or part thereof. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Fish product: Any fish or fish part. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Flock of origin: The flock in which the eggs were produced. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • FLPMA: means the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Food article: Any article of human food derived wholly or in part from meat, meat byproducts, or meat food products, which is not subject to the Federal meat inspection laws, and animal casings, for which the mark of Federal meat inspection is requested: Provided, That such articles and casings are derived from federally inspected and passed carcasses. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Food Safety and Inspection Service: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • 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
  • Format: The Peace Corps will provide records in the form or format indicated by the requester to the extent such records are readily reproducible in the requested form or format. See 22 CFR 303.8
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Free water: means the measured volume of water that is present in a container and that is not in suspension in the contained liquid at observed temperature. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • 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
  • Fresh water: means water containing not more than 1,000 ppm of total dissolved solids, provided that such water does not contain objectionable levels of any constituent that is toxic to animal, plant or aquatic life, unless otherwise specified in applicable notices or orders. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • FSIS inspector: An individual authorized by the Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, to perform the function involved. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Further processing: Smoking, cooking, canning, curing, refining, or rendering in an official establishment of product previously prepared in official establishments. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Game birds: Migratory birds, including certain ducks, geese, pigeons, and doves ("migratory" refers to seasonal flight to and from the United States). See 9 CFR 94.0
  • GARVS: means the BLM's Gas Analysis Reporting and Verification System. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Gas: means any fluid, either combustible or noncombustible, hydrocarbon or non-hydrocarbon, that has neither independent shape nor volume, but tends to expand indefinitely and exists in a gaseous state under metered temperature and pressure conditions. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Gas well: means a well for which the energy equivalent of the gas produced, including its entrained liquefiable hydrocarbons, exceeds the energy equivalent of the oil produced, as determined at the time of well completion. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • General Mining Law: means the Act of May 10, 1872, as amended, (codified as 30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Germ plasm: Semen, embryos, or ova. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • GPA: means the Gas Processors Association. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grant: means any authorization or instrument (e. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Grant: means any authorization or instrument BLM issues under section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act, 30 U. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grazing district: means the specific area within which the public lands are administered under section 3 of the Act. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Grazing lease: means a document that authorizes grazing use of the public lands under Section 15 of the Act. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Grazing permit: means a document that authorizes grazing use of the public lands under Section 3 of the Act. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Gross standard volume: means a volume of oil corrected to base pressure and temperature. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Guidance: means any type of written communication or instruction that transmits objectives, goals, constraints, or any other direction that helps the Field Managers and staff know how to prepare a specific resource management plan. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Handicapped person: means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • Handicapped person: means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Has a record of such an impairment: means has a history of, or has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • Has a record of such an impairment: means has a history of, or has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Hazardous substance: means any substance designated pursuant to Environmental Protection Agency regulations at 40 CFR part 302. See 43 CFR 2740.0-5
  • Hazardous substances: means those substances designated under Environmental Protection Agency regulations at 40 CFR part 302. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Heating value: means the gross heat energy released by the complete combustion of one standard cubic foot of gas at 14. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Heating value variability: means the deviation of previous heating values over a given time period from the average heating value over that same time period, calculated at a 95 percent confidence level. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Highest and best use: means the most probable legal use of a property, based on market evidence as of the date of valuation, expressed in an appraiser's supported opinion. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Historic properties: means those properties that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or properties designated as historic under a statute of the appropriate State or local government body. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • Holder: means any entity with a BLM right-of-way authorization. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Holding agency: means any Federal agency claiming use of a tract of land subject to these regulations. See 43 CFR 2655.0-5
  • Hours per year: means the total number of hours in a year, which, for purposes of this part, means 8,760 hours. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • House: A structure, enclosed by walls and a roof, in which poultry are raised. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Humane treatment: means handling compatible with animal husbandry practices accepted in the veterinary community, without causing unnecessary stress or suffering to a wild horse or burro. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Hydrocarbon dew point: means the temperature at which hydrocarbon liquids begin to form within a gas mixture. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • IBLA: means the Department of the Interior, Board of Land Appeals. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Immediate container: The receptacle or other covering in which any product is directly contained or wholly or partially enclosed. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Immediate container: The receptacle or other covering in which any product is directly contained or wholly or partially enclosed. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Immediate export: The period of time determined by APHIS, based on shipping routes and timetables, to be the shortest practicable interval of time between the arrival in the United States of an incoming carrier and the departure from the United States of an outgoing carrier, to transport a consignment of products. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Import: To bring within the territorial limits of the United States whether that arrival is accomplished by land, air, or water. See 9 CFR 557.1
  • Import compliance assistance: Import compliance assistance includes services provided to an importer whose shipment arrives at a port of entry without the necessary paperwork or with incomplete paperwork and who requires assistance to meet the requirements for entry into the United States. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indian lands: means any lands or interests in lands of an Indian tribe or an Indian allottee held in trust by the United States or which is subject to Federal restriction against alienation, including mineral resources and mineral estates reserved to an Indian tribe or Indian allottee in the conveyance of a surface or nonmineral estate, except that such term does not include any lands subject to the provisions of section 3 of the Act of June 28, 1906 (34 Stat. See 43 CFR 3190.0-5
  • Indicated volume: means the uncorrected volume indicated by the meter in a lease automatic custody transfer system or the Coriolis meter in a CMS. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Indicator piece: A cube or slice of meat to be used for the pink juice test, required to meet minimum size specifications. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • 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.
  • Inedible: Adulterated, uninspected, or not intended for use as human food. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Inedible: Adulterated, uninspected, or not intended for use as human food. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Infrastructure: means all support structures necessary for the production or development of shale oil, including, but not limited to:

    (1) Offices. See 43 CFR 3900.2

  • Inholding: means State-owned or privately owned land that is completely surrounded by Congressionally designated wilderness. See 43 CFR 6301.5
  • Inhumane slaughter or handling in connection with slaughter: Slaughter or handling in connection with slaughter not in accordance with the Act of August 27, 1958 (72 Stat. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Inhumane treatment: means any intentional or negligent action or failure to act that causes stress, injury, or undue suffering to a wild horse or burro and is not compatible with animal husbandry practices accepted in the veterinary community. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Innage gauging: means the level of a liquid in a tank measured from the datum plate or tank bottom to the surface of the liquid. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Inspection: means the examination of oil and gas lease sites, records or motor vehicle documentation by an authorized representative of the Secretary of the Interior to determine if there is compliance with applicable regulations, Onshore Oil and Gas orders, approvals, Notices to Lessees and Operators, approvals, other written orders, the mineral leasing laws, and the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act. See 43 CFR 3190.0-5
  • Inspector: Any officer or employee of the Department of cooperating agency authorized to perform any duties at any plant furnished service under this part. See 9 CFR 156.2
  • Inspector: Any officer or employee of the Department authorized to perform any duties under the regulations in this part. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Integration: means a process by which the lines on a circular chart (differential pressure, static pressure, and flowing temperature) used in conjunction with a mechanical chart recorder are re-traced or interpreted in order to determine the volume that is represented by the area under the lines. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • 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
  • Interested public: means an individual, group, or organization that has:

    (1)(i) Submitted a written request to BLM to be provided an opportunity to be involved in the decisionmaking process as to a specific allotment, and

    (ii) Followed up that request by submitting written comment as to management of a specific allotment, or otherwise participating in the decisionmaking process as to a specific allotment, if BLM has provided them an opportunity for comment or other participation. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5

  • 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.
  • Investigation: means any inquiry into any action by or on behalf of a lessee or operator of a Federal or Indian lease, or transporter of oil from such lease. See 43 CFR 3190.0-5
  • IPD-GDP: means the Implicit Price Deflator, Gross Domestic Product, as published in the most recent edition of the Survey of Current Business of the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Kerogen: means the solid, organic substance in sedimentary rock that yields oil when it undergoes destructive distillation. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • kind of livestock: means species of domestic livestock--cattle, sheep, horses, burros, and goats. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Knowing and willful: means that a violation is knowingly and willfully committed if it constitutes the voluntary or conscious performance of an act which is prohibited or the voluntary or conscious failure to perform an act or duty that is required. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • knowingly: means that a person who authorized, ordered, or carried out an act or omission knew or had reason to know that the act or omission would result in either a violation or a failure to abate or correct a violation. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Knowingly or willfully: means a violation that constitutes the voluntary or conscious performance of an act that is prohibited or the voluntary or conscious failure to perform an act or duty that is required. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Known mineral values: means mineral rights in lands containing geologic formations that are valuable in the monetary sense for exploring, developing, or producing natural mineral deposits. See 43 CFR 2720.0-5
  • Label: A display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container (not including package liners) of any article. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Label: A display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container (not including package liners) of any article. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Labeling: All labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter:

    (1) Upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers, or

    (2) Accompanying such article. See 9 CFR 531.1

  • Labeling: All labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter:

    (1) Upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers, or

    (2) Accompanying such article. See 9 CFR 301.2

  • LACT: means lease automatic custody transfer. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Land description: means a location surveyed in accordance with the U. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Land use: means specific uses or management-related activities, rather than the vegetation or cover of the land. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Land use authorization: means any authorization to use the public lands issued under this part. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Land use plan: means a resource management plan, developed under the provisions of 43 CFR part 1600, or a management framework plan. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Land use plan: means resource management plans or management framework plans prepared by the Bureau of Land Management pursuant to its land use planning system. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Land use proposal: means an informal statement, in writing, from any person to the authorized officer requesting consideration of a specified use of the public lands. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Lands: means any land and/or interests in land. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Lands: includes both upland and submerged land areas and any right or interest in such areas. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Lands: means lands and interests in lands now or formerly forming a part of the reserved or unreserved public lands of the contiguous 48 States and Alaska and as to any coastal State, includes submerged lands inside of the seaward boundary of the State. See 43 CFR 1864.0-5
  • Lease: means an authorization to possess and use public lands for a fixed period of time. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Lease: means any contract, profit-share arrangement, joint venture or other agreement issued or approved by the United States under a mineral leasing law that authorizes exploration for, extraction of or removal of oil or gas. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • 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
  • Lease: means a Federal lease issued under the mineral leasing laws, which grants the exclusive right to explore for and extract a designated mineral. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Lease site: means any lands, including the surface of a severed mineral estate, on which exploration for, or extraction and removal of, oil or gas is authorized under a lease. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Leasing Act: when used in this part, refers to the "mineral leasing laws" as defined in section 11 of the Act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat 708). See 43 CFR 3740.0-1
  • Ledger account: means an accounting mechanism that tracks the differential in dollar value of lands conveyed throughout a series of transactions. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Legal description: means a written land description based upon either an approved and filed Federal land survey executed as a part of the United States Public Land Survey System or, where specifically authorized under Federal law, upon a protraction diagram. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Lessee: means a person or entity holding record title in a lease issued by the United States. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Lessee: means any person holding record title or owning operating rights in a lease issued or approved by the United States. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Lessee: means any person, partnership, association, corporation or municipality that holds a mineral lease, through issuance or assignment, in whole or part, which lease is subject to the provisions of this part. See 43 CFR 3590.0-5
  • Lessor: means the party to a lease who holds legal or beneficial title to the mineral estate in the leased lands. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Liquids unloading: means the removal of an accumulation of liquid hydrocarbons or water from the wellbore of a completed gas well. See 43 CFR 3179.3
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Live input variable: means a datum that is automatically obtained in real time by an EGM system. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Livestock: Cattle, sheep, swine, goat, horse, mule, or other equine. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Livestock carrying capacity: means the maximum stocking rate possible without inducing damage to vegetation or related resources. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Local government: means any political subdivision of the State and any general purpose unit of local government with resource planning, resource management, zoning, or land use regulation authority. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Local recording office: means the county or state government office established under state law where you are usually required to record all legal documents including, but not limited to, deeds and wills. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Location fee: means the one-time fee that 30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Maintenance fee: means the initial or annual fee that 30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Major life activities: includes functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • Major life activities: includes functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Major violation: means noncompliance that causes or threatens immediate, substantial, and adverse impacts on public health and safety, the environment, production accountability, or royalty income. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Management overhead costs: means Federal expenditures associated with a particular Federal agency's directorate. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Manner and degree: means that existing operations will be defined geographically by the area of active development and the logical adjacent (not necessarily contiguous) continuation of the existing activity, and not necessarily by the boundary of a particular, claim or lease, and in some cases a change in the kind of activity if the impacts from the continuation and change of activity are not of a significantly different kind than the existing impacts. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Market value: means the most probable price in cash, or terms equivalent to cash, that lands or interests in lands should bring in a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale, where the buyer and seller each acts prudently and knowledgeably, and the price is not affected by undue influence. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Maximum ultimate economic recovery: means the recovery of oil and gas from leased lands which a prudent operator could be expected to make from that field or reservoir given existing knowledge of reservoir and other pertinent facts and utilizing common industry practices for primary, secondary or tertiary recovery operations. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Mcf: means 1,000 standard cubic feet. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Mean: means the sum of all the values in a data set divided by the number of values in the data set. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Meander line: means a survey line established for the purpose of representing the location of the actual shoreline of a permanent natural body of water, without showing all the details of its windings and irregularities. See 43 CFR 1864.0-5
  • Meat: (1) The part of the muscle of any cattle, sheep, swine, or goats which is skeletal or which is found in the tongue, diaphragm, heart, or esophagus, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat, and the portions of bone (in bone-in product such as T-bone or porterhouse steak), skin, sinew, nerve, and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and that are not separated from it in the process of dressing. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Meat broker: Any person engaged in the business of buying or selling carcasses, parts of carcasses, meat or meat food products of livestock on commission, or otherwise negotiating purchases or sales of such articles other than for his/her own account or as an employee of another person. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Meat byproduct: Any part capable of use as human food, other than meat, which has been derived from one or more cattle, sheep, swine, or goats. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Meat food product: Any article capable of use as human food which is made wholly or in part from any meat or other portion of the carcass of any cattle, sheep, swine, or goats, except those exempted from definition as a meat food product by the Administrator in specific cases or by the regulations in part 317 of this subchapter, upon a determination that they contain meat or other portions of such carcasses only in a relatively small proportion or historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the meat food industry, and provided that they comply with any requirements that are imposed in such cases or regulations as conditions of such exemptions to assure that the meat or other portions of such carcasses contained in such articles are not adulterated and that such articles are not represented as meat food products. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Mechanical transport: means any vehicle, device, or contrivance for moving people or material in or over land, water, snow, or air that has moving parts. See 43 CFR 6301.5
  • Mechanically separated meat: A finely comminuted product resulting from the mechanical separation and removal of most of the bone from attached skeletal muscle of bovine carcasses that meets the FSIS specifications contained in 9 CFR 319. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Media entity: means any person or entity, that actively gathers information of potential interest to a segment of the public, turns gathered information into a distinct work, or distributes that work to an audience within the United States, and otherwise serves the purposes described in §502. See 22 CFR 502.2
  • Meter factor: means a ratio obtained by dividing the measured volume of liquid that passed through a prover or master meter during the proving by the measured volume of liquid that passed through the line meter during the proving, corrected to base pressure and temperature. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Metes and bounds: means a method of describing a parcel of land that does not conform to the rectangular U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Microwave: means communication uses that:

    (i) Provide long-line intrastate and interstate public telephone, television, and data transmissions. See 43 CFR 2801.5

  • migratory: refers to seasonal flight to and from the United States); free-flying quail, wild grouse, wild pheasants (as opposed to those that are commercial, domestic, or pen-raised). See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Mineral laws: means the mining laws, mineral leasing laws, and the Geothermal Steam Act, but not the Materials Sales Act, administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Mineral laws: means those laws applicable to the mineral resources administered by the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Mineral Leasing Acts: means the Mineral Leasing Act of [February 25,] 1920, as amended (30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Mineral materials: means those materials that--

    (a) BLM may sell under the Mineral Materials Act of July 31, 1947 (30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5

  • Mineral-in-character: means land that is known, or can reasonably be inferred from the available geologic evidence, to contain:

    (a) Valuable minerals subject to location under the general mining law for purpose of locating mining claims or sites. See 43 CFR 3830.5

  • Minimize: means to reduce the adverse impact of an operation to the lowest practical level. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Mining claim: means any unpatented mining claim, millsite, or tunnel site located under the mining laws. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Mining claim: means any unpatented mining claim, millsite, or tunnel site authorized by the U. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Mining laws: means the Lode Law of July 26, 1866, as amended (14 Stat. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Mining laws: means all laws that apply to mining of locatable minerals on public lands and which make public lands available for development of locatable minerals. See 43 CFR 3715.0-5
  • Mining operations: means all functions, work, facilities, and activities in connection with the prospecting, development, extraction, and processing of mineral deposits and all uses reasonably incident thereto including the construction and maintenance of means of access to and across lands subject to these regulations, whether the operations take place on or off the claim. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Minor violation: means noncompliance that does not rise to the level of a major violation. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Misbranded: This term applies to any carcass, part thereof, meat or meat food product under one or more of the following circumstances:

    (1) If its labeling is false or misleading in any particular. See 9 CFR 301.2

  • Misbranded: This term applies to any carcass, part thereof, fish or fish food product under one or more of the following circumstances:

    (1) If its labeling is false or misleading in any particular. See 9 CFR 531.1

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mishandling: means failing to measure or account for removal of production from a facility. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • MMS: means the Minerals Management Service. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Mole percent: means the number of molecules of a particular type that are present in a gas mixture divided by the total number of molecules in the gas mixture, expressed as a percentage. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Monitoring: means those actions the Federal government performs to ensure compliance with the terms, conditions, and stipulations of a grant. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Monitoring: means the periodic observation and orderly collection of data to evaluate:

    (1) Effects of management actions. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5

  • Monitoring: means those actions, subject to §2886. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Motorized equipment: means any machine that uses or is activated by a motor, engine, or other power source. See 43 CFR 6301.5
  • multiple basic amino acids: refers to at least three arginine or lysine residues between residues 113 and 116. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Multiple use: means the management of the public lands and their various resource values so that they are utilized in the combination that will best meet the present and future needs of the American people. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • National Forest Wilderness: means an area or part of an area of National Forest lands designated by the Wilderness Act as a wilderness area within the National Wilderness Preservation System. See 43 CFR 3823.0-5
  • NEPA: means the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Net capacity factor: means the average operational time divided by the average potential operational time of a solar or wind energy development, multiplied by the current technology efficiency rates. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Net standard volume: means the gross standard volume corrected for quantities of non-merchantable substances such as sediment and water. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Newcastle disease: Newcastle disease is an acute, rapidly spreading, and usually fatal viral infection of poultry caused by an avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 that meets one of the following criteria for virulence: The virus has an intracerebral pathogenicity index (ICPI) in day-old chicks (Gallus gallus) of 0. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • news: means information that is about current events or that would be of current interest to the public. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • NIST: means National Institute of Standards and Technology. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Non-commercial scientific institution: means an institution that is not operated on a "commercial" basis and which is operated solely for the purpose of conducting scientific research, the results of which are not intended to promote any particular product or industry. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Nonstandard care and handling: Nonstandard care and handling includes hand-feeding, more than one feeding per day, frequent observation, and any handling or observation that requires personnel to attend to the birds or poultry outside of normal business hours. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Nonstandard housing: Nonstandard housing is individual housing not normally available at an APHIS animal import center, any housing constructed or purchased at the request of the importer, any housing with blinds, dense foliage, or plants, and any housing where the temperature can be adjusted. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • NPR-A: means the area formerly within Naval Petroleum Reserve Numbered 4 Alaska which was redesignated as the National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska by the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 (42 U. See 43 CFR 3130.0-5
  • NPR-A lease: means any oil and gas lease within the boundaries of the NPR-A, issued and administered by the United States under the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976, as amended (42 U. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Occupancy: means full or part-time residence on the public lands. See 43 CFR 3715.0-5
  • Off-lease measurement: means measurement at an FMP that is not located on the lease, unit, or communitized area from which the production came. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Off-road vehicle: means any motorized vehicle capable of, or designed for, travel on or immediately over land, water, or other natural terrain, excluding:

    (1) Any nonamphibious registered motorboat. See 43 CFR 8340.0-5

  • Offer for entry: Presentation of the imported product by the importer to the Program for reinspection. See 9 CFR 557.1
  • Office: means an office or bureau of the Department of the Interior. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Official certificate: Any certificate prescribed by the regulations in this subchapter for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions under the Act. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Official certificate: Any certificate prescribed by the regulations in this subchapter for issuance by an inspector or other person performing official functions under the Act. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Official device: Any device prescribed by the regulations in part 312 of this subchapter for use in applying any official mark. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Official device: Any device prescribed by the regulations in part 312 of this subchapter for use in applying any official mark. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Official establishment: Any slaughtering, cutting, boning, meat canning, curing, smoking, salting, packing, rendering, or similar establishment at which inspection is maintained under the regulations in this subchapter. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Official establishment: Any slaughtering, cutting, boning, fish product canning, curing, smoking, salting, packing, rendering, or similar establishment at which inspection is maintained under the regulations in this subchapter. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Official establishment: An establishment operated under Federal meat inspection pursuant to the Meat Inspection Act, as amended (21 U. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Official import inspection establishment: This term means any establishment, other than an official establishment as defined in paragraph (zz) of this section, where inspections are authorized to be conducted as prescribed in §327. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Official import inspection establishment: This term means any establishment, other than an official establishment as defined in this section, where inspections are authorized to be conducted as prescribed in part 557 of this subchapter. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Official inspection legend: Any symbol prescribed by the regulations in this subchapter showing that an article was inspected and passed in accordance with the Act. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Official inspection legend: Any symbol prescribed by the regulations in this subchapter showing that an article was inspected and passed in accordance with the Act. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Official mark: The official inspection legend or any other symbol prescribed by the regulations in this subchapter to identify the status of any article or animal under the Act. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Official mark: The official inspection legend or any other symbol prescribed by the regulations in this subchapter to identify the status of any article, fish, or fish product under the Act. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Official use: means use by an employee, agent, or designated representative of the Federal Government or one of its contractors, in the course of his employment, agency, or representation. See 43 CFR 8340.0-5
  • Officially approved and adopted resource related plans: means plans, policies, programs and processes prepared and approved pursuant to and in accordance with authorization provided by Federal, State or local constitutions, legislation, or charters which have the force and effect of State law. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • OGOR: means Oil and Gas Operations Report (Form ONRR-4054 or any successor report). See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • OIG records: means those records as defined generally in this section which originated with or are in the possession and control of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Peace Corps which have been compiled for law enforcement, audit, and investigative functions and/or any other purpose authorized under the IG Act of 1978, as amended. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Oil: means a mixture of hydrocarbons that exists in the liquid phase at the temperature and pressure at which it is measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Oil and gas geophysical exploration: means activity relating to the search for evidence of oil and gas which requires the physical presence upon the lands and which may result in damage to the lands or the resources located thereon. See 43 CFR 3150.0-5
  • Oil or gas: means oil, natural gas, synthetic liquid or gaseous fuels, or any refined product produced from them. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Oil shale: means a fine-grained sedimentary rock containing:

    (1) Organic matter which was derived chiefly from aquatic organisms or waxy spores or pollen grains, which is only slightly soluble in ordinary petroleum solvents, and of which a large proportion is distillable into synthetic petroleum. See 43 CFR 3900.2

  • ONRR: means the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, U. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Open to mineral entry: means that the land is open to the location of mining claims or sites under the General Mining Law. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Opening: means the restoration of a specified area of public lands to operation of the public land laws, including the mining laws, and, if appropriate, the mineral leasing laws, the material disposal laws and the Geothermal Steam Act, subject to valid existing rights and the terms and provisions of existing withdrawals, reservations, classifications, and management decisions. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Opening order: means an order issued by the Secretary or the authorized officer and published in the 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Operating rights owner: means a person or entity holding operating rights in a lease issued by the United States. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Operating rights owner: means a person who owns operating rights in a lease. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Operations: means all functions, work, facilities, and activities on public lands in connection with prospecting, exploration, discovery and assessment work, development, extraction, and processing of mineral deposits locatable under the mining laws. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Operator: means a person conducting or proposing to conduct operations. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Operator: means any person engaged in coal mining who removes or intends to remove more than 250 tons of coal from the earth or from coal refuse piles by mining within 12 consecutive calendar months in any one location. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Operator: The operator responsible for the day-to-day operations of a facility. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Operator: means any person or entity, including, but not limited to, the lessee or operating rights owner, who has stated in writing to the authorized officer that it is responsible under the terms and conditions of the lease for the operations conducted on the leased lands or a portion thereof. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Operator: means any person or entity including but not limited to the lessee or operating rights owner, who has stated in writing to the authorized officer that it is responsible under the terms and conditions of the lease for the operations conducted on the leased lands or a portion thereof. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Operator: means a person conducting or proposing to conduct mining operations. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Operator: means anyone authorized to conduct operations pursuant to the regulations in this part. See 43 CFR 3590.0-5
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Outage gauging: means the distance from the surface of the liquid in a tank to the reference gauge point of the tank. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Outstanding interests: means rights or interests in property held by an entity other than a party to an exchange. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner of a valid claim based on a mineral location: means all parties appearing on the title records recognized as official under State law as having the right to sell or transfer any part of the mining claim, which was located within a Special Tar Sand Area prior to January 21, 1926, for any hydrocarbon resource, except coal, oil shale or gilsonite, leasable under the Combined Hydrocarbon Leasing Act. See 43 CFR 3140.0-5
  • Participating area: means those committed tracts or portions of those committed tracts within the unit area that are proven to be productive by a well meeting the productivity criteria specified in the unit agreement. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Participating area: That part of a unit area which is considered reasonably proven to be productive of unitized substances in paying quantities or which is necessary for unit operations and to which production is allocated in the manner prescribed in the unit agreement. See 43 CFR 3180.0-5
  • Participating area: means that part of the unit area that BLM deems to be productive from a horizon or deposit, and to which production would be allocated in the manner described in the unit agreement, assuming that all lands are committed to the unit agreement. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • 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.
  • Party: means the United States or any person, State or local government who enters into an agreement to initiate an exchange. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Patent: means a document conveying title to Federal surface and/or minerals. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Patents or other documents of conveyance: means a land patent, a deed or some other similar instrument in the chain of title to realty that has been issued by the United States under laws administered by the Bureau of Land Management or its predecessors pertaining to the disposal of the public lands of the United States or of an interest therein. See 43 CFR 1865.0-5
  • Payout period: means the time required, in months, for the cost of an investment in an oil or gas FMP for a specific lease, unit PA, or CA to be covered by the nominal revenue earned from crude oil production, for an oil FMP, or natural gas production, for a gas FMP, minus taxes, royalties, and any operating and variable costs. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Performance and reclamation bond: means the document provided by the holder of a right-of-way grant or lease that provides the appropriate financial guarantees, including cash, to cover potential liabilities or specific requirements identified by the BLM for the construction, operation, decommissioning, and reclamation of an authorized right-of-way on public lands. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Performance bond: means a surety bond, collateral bond or self-bond or a combination thereof, by which a permittee assures faithful performance of all the requirements of the Act, this chapter, a State, Federal or Federal lands program, and the requirements of the permit and reclamation plan. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Performance bond: means a bond to ensure compliance with the terms of the contract and reclamation of the site as BLM requires. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Permanent measurement facility: means all equipment constructed or installed and used on-site for 6 months or longer, for the purpose of determining the quantity, quality, or storage of production, and which meets the definition of FMP under §3170. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Permanent structure: means a structure fixed to the ground by any of the various types of foundations, slabs, piers, poles, or other means allowed by building codes. See 43 CFR 3715.0-5
  • Permit: means a permit to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations issued by the State regulatory authority pursuant to a State program or by the Secretary pursuant to a Federal program. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Permit: means a short-term revocable authorization to use public lands for specified purposes. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Permit: means authorization in writing by the authorized officer. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5
  • Permit area: means the area of land, indicated on the approved map submitted by the operator with his or her application, required to be covered by the operator's performance bond under subchapter J of this chapter and which shall include the area of land upon which the operator proposes to conduct surface coal mining and reclamation operations under the permit, including all disturbed areas. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Permittee: means any Federal, State, or territorial agency, unit, or subdivision, including municipalities, or any non-profit organization, to which BLM issued a free use permit for the removal of mineral materials from the public lands. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, trust, consortium, joint venture, or any other entity conducting operations on public lands. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Person: Any individual, firm, or corporation. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Person: Any individual, firm, or corporation. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Person: means any person or entity legally capable of conveying and holding lands or interests therein, under the laws of the State within which the lands or interests therein are located, who is a citizen of the United States, or in the case of a corporation, is subject to the laws of any State or of the United States. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Person: An individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or any other public or private entity, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Person: Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company, or other form of organization. See 9 CFR 156.2
  • Person: Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, or joint stock company, or other organized group of any of the foregoing. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, consortium or joint venture. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Person: means individuals, corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies or joint stock companies. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, or other legal entity legally capable to hold title to and convey land. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pet birds: Birds, except hatching eggs and ratites, that are imported or exported for the personal pleasure of their individual owners and are not intended for resale. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • physical or mental impairment: includes , but is not limited to, such diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, and drug addiction and alocoholism. See 22 CFR 144.103
  • physical or mental impairment: includes , but is not limited to, such diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, and drug addition and alcholism. See 22 CFR 219.103
  • Pink juice test: Determination of whether meat has been thoroughly cooked by observation of whether the flesh and juices have lost all red and pink color. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Pipeline: means a line crossing Federal lands for transportation of oil or gas. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Pipeline system: means all facilities, whether or not located on Federal lands, used by a grant holder in connection with the construction, operation, maintenance, or termination of a pipeline. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Piping: means a tubular system (e. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan of development: means the document a unit operator submits to BLM defining how the unit operator will diligently pursue unit exploration and development to meet both initial and subsequent unit development and public interest obligations. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • PMT: means Production Measurement Team. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Point of royalty measurement: means a BLM-approved FMP at which the volume and quality of oil or gas which is subject to royalty is measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Port of arrival: Any place in the United States at which a product or article arrives, unless the product or article remains on the means of conveyance on which it arrived within the territorial limits of the United States. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Positive displacement meter: means a meter that registers the volume passing through the meter using a system which constantly and mechanically isolates the flowing liquid into segments of known volume. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Positive for a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy: A sheep or goat for which a diagnosis of a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy has been made. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Poultry: Chickens, turkeys, swans, partridges, guinea fowl, pea fowl. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Poultry: Chickens, doves, ducks, geese, grouse, guinea fowl, partridges, pea fowl, pheasants, pigeons, quail, swans, and turkeys. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • 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
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • preference: means the total number of animal unit months on public lands apportioned and attached to base property owned or controlled by a permittee, lessee, or an applicant for a permit or lease. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Premises of origin: The premises where the flock of origin is kept. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Prepared: Slaughtered, canned, salted, rendered, boned, cut up, or otherwise manufactured or processed. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Prepared: Slaughtered, canned, salted, rendered, boned, cut up, or otherwise manufactured or processed. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Primary device: means the volume-measurement equipment installed in a pipeline that creates a measureable and predictable pressure drop in response to the flow rate of fluid through the pipeline. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • primary recipient: means any recipient which is authorized or required to extend Federal financial assistance to another recipient. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • Primary target: means the principal geologic formation that you intend to develop and produce. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Private maintenance: means the provision of proper care and humane treatment to excess wild horses and burros by qualified individuals under the terms and conditions specified in a Private Maintenance and Care Agreement. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Producer: Any person engaged in the business of growing farm-raised fish. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Producible interval: means any pool, deposit, zone, or portion thereof capable of producing oil or gas. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Product: Any carcass, meat, meat byproduct, or meat food product, capable of use as human food. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Product: Any carcass, fish, fish product, or fish food product, capable of use as human food. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Production: means oil or gas removed from a well bore and any products derived therefrom. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Production facilities: means a lessee's or lease operator's pipes and equipment used on its oil and gas lease to aid in extracting, processing, and storing oil or gas. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Production phase: means that event during which oil is delivered directly to or through production equipment to the storage facilities and includes all operations at the facility other than those defined by the sales phase. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Program: The organizational unit within the Department having the responsibility for carrying out the provisions of the Act. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Program materials: means radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, and Internet content that the Agency disseminates to audiences outside of the United States, pursuant to: The U. See 22 CFR 502.2
  • Project area: means the area of land upon which the operator conducts operations, including the area required for construction or maintenance of roads, transmission lines, pipelines, or other means of access by the operator. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Proponent: means any person who submits a land use proposal, either on his/her own initiative or in response to a notice for submission of such proposals. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Proprietary data: means information obtained from a lessee that constitutes trade secrets, or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, or other information that may be withheld under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U. See 43 CFR 3190.0-5
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prospecting or exploration: means the search for mineral deposits by geological, geophysical, geochemical, or other techniques. See 43 CFR 3715.0-5
  • Prospective record owner: means a person who has a contract or other agreement to purchase a tract of land that is in non-Federal ownership with a reservation of minerals in the United States, or a person who is purchasing a tract of land under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 or other laws authorizing the conveyance of Federal lands subject to the reservation of a mineral interest. See 43 CFR 2720.0-5
  • Protective well: means a well drilled or modified to prevent or offset drainage of oil and gas resources from its Federal or Indian lease. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • psia: means pounds per square inch--absolute. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • psig: means pounds per square inch--gauge. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Public: means affected or interested individuals, including consumer organizations, public land resource users, corporations and other business entities, environmental organizations and other special interest groups and officials of State, local, and Indian tribal governments. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Public airport: means an airport open to use by all persons without prior permission of the airport lessee or operator, and without restrictions within the physical capacities of its available facilities. See 43 CFR 2911.0-5
  • Public interest: means operations within a geothermal unit resulting in:

    (1) Diligent development. See 43 CFR 3280.2

  • Public land laws: means that body of general land laws administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, excepting, however, the mineral laws. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Public land laws: means that body of laws dealing with the administration, use and disposition of the public lands, but does not include the mineral laws. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Public lands: means any land and interest in land owned by the United States within the several states and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through BLM without regard to how the United States acquired ownership, except lands:

    (1) Located on the Outer Continental Shelf. See 43 CFR 2801.5

  • Public lands: means any land and interest in land outside of Alaska owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, except lands held for the benefit of Indians. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Public lands: means any lands or interests in lands administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Public lands: means any lands and interests in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through BLM without regard to how the United States acquired ownership. See 43 CFR 6301.5
  • Public lands: means any lands the surface of which is administered by the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 8340.0-5
  • Public lands: means lands or interests in lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, except lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf and lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts and Eskimos. See 43 CFR 2920.0-5
  • Public lands: means any lands and interests in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management without regard to how the United States acquired ownership. See 43 CFR 8360.0-5
  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through BLM without regard to how the United States acquired ownership, except lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Public lands: means lands open to the operation of the mining laws which BLM administers, including lands covered by unpatented mining claims or millsites. See 43 CFR 3715.0-5
  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands owned by the United States within the several States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, without regard to how the United States acquired ownership, except:

    (1) Lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5

  • Public lands: means any lands or interest in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, except lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf and lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts and Eskimos. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands owned by the United States administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, except:

    (1) Lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf. See 43 CFR 1784.0-5

  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary through the Bureau of Land Management except:

    (1) Lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5

  • public lands: means any lands or interest in lands owned by the United States within the several States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, without regard to how the United States acquired ownership, except: (1) Lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, except lands located on the Outer Continental Shelf and lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts and Eskimos. See 43 CFR 2740.0-5
  • Public lands: means lands, i. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public purpose: means for the purpose of providing facilities or services for the benefit of the public in connection with, but not limited to, public health, safety or welfare. See 43 CFR 2740.0-5
  • Purchaser: means any person, including a business or government entity, buying or holding a contract to purchase mineral materials on the public lands. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Purchaser: means any person or entity who legally takes ownership of oil or gas in exchange for financial or other consideration. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Qualified test facility: means a facility with currently certified measurement systems for mass, length, time, temperature, and pressure traceable to the NIST primary standards or applicable international standards approved by the BLM. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Range improvement: means an authorized physical modification or treatment which is designed to improve production of forage. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Rate of return: means the relationship of income (to the property owner) to revenue generated from authorized solar and wind energy development facilities based on the 10-year average of the 20-year U. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reasonably incident: means the statutory standard "prospecting, mining, or processing operations and uses reasonably incident thereto" (30 U. See 43 CFR 3715.0-5
  • Reasonably proven to produce: means a sufficient demonstration, based on scientific and technical information, that lands are contributing to unit production in commercial quantities or are providing reservoir pressure support for unit production. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • recipient: means any State, political subdivision of any State, or instrumentality of any State or political subdivision, any public or private agency, institution, or organization, or other entity, or any individual, in any State to whom Federal financial assistance is extended directly or through another recipient, including any successor, assign, or transferee thereof, but such term does not include any ultimate beneficiary. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • Reclamation: means taking measures required by this subpart following disturbance of public lands caused by operations to meet applicable performance standards and achieve conditions required by BLM at the conclusion of operations. See 43 CFR 3809.5
  • Reclamation: means those actions taken to restore mined land as required by this chapter to a postmining land use approved by the regulatory authority. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Reclamation: means the measures undertaken to bring about the necessary reconditioning or restoration of lands or water affected by exploration, mining, on-site processing operations or waste disposal in a manner which, among other things, will prevent or control on-site or offsite damage to the environment. See 43 CFR 3590.0-5
  • Reclamation: means the measures undertaken to bring about the necessary reconditioning of lands or waters affected by exploration, mining, in situ operations, onsite processing operations or waste disposal in a manner which will meet the requirements imposed by the BLM under applicable law. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Reclamation bond: means the bond or equivalent security given to the BLM to assure performance of all obligations relating to reclamation of disturbed areas under an exploration license or lease. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Record title: means legal ownership of an oil and gas lease recorded in BLM's records. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Record title: means a lessee's interest in a lease which includes the obligation to pay rent, and the rights to assign and relinquish the lease. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Record title holder: means the person(s) to whom BLM or an Indian lessor issued a lease or approved the assignment of record title in a lease. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Recording: means the act of filing a notice or certificate of location with the local recording office and BLM, as required by FLPMA. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Records: means books, papers, maps, photographs, or other documentary materials, regardless of whether the format is physical or electronic, made or received by the Peace Corps in connection with the transaction of Peace Corps' business and preserved by the Peace Corps as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the Peace Corps, or because of the informational value of data in them. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Redundancy verification: means a process of verifying the accuracy of an EGM system by comparing the readings of two sets of transducers placed on the same primary device. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Region: Any defined geographic land area identifiable by geological, political, or surveyed boundaries. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Region of origin: For meat and meat products, the region in which the animal from which the meat or meat products were derived was born, raised and slaughtered. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Related facilities: means those structures, devices, improvements, and sites, located on Federal lands, which may or may not be connected or contiguous to the pipeline, the substantially continuous use of which is necessary for the operation or maintenance of a pipeline, such as:

    (1) Supporting structures. See 43 CFR 2881.5

  • Release: has the meaning found at 42 U. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Renderer: Any person engaged in the business of rendering carcasses or parts or products of the carcasses of any livestock except rendering conducted under inspection or exemption under Title I of the Act. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Request: means a letter or other written communication seeking records or information under FOIA. See 21 CFR 1401.3
  • Requestor: means any private person or entity within the United States that requests program materials from the Agency. See 22 CFR 502.2
  • Requests: Requests for records under this section shall be made in writing via regular mail, email, facsimile, or online web portal and, as applicable, the envelope and the letter or other form of request should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Request. See 22 CFR 303.8
  • Reserve: means those lands within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (prior to June 1, 1977, designated Naval Petroleum Reserve No. See 43 CFR 2361.0-5
  • Reservoir heterogeneity: means spatial differences in the oil and gas reservoir properties. See 43 CFR 3130.0-5
  • Residential: Land used for single-and multiple-family housing, mobile home parks, or other residential lodgings. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Resource management plan: means a land use plan as described by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. See 43 CFR 1601.0-5
  • Resource use: means a land use having as its primary objective the preservation, conservation, enhancement or development of:

    (1) Any renewable or nonrenewable natural resource indigenous to a particular land area, including, but not limited to, mineral, timber, forage, water, fish or wildlife resources, or

    (2) Any resource value associated with a particular land area, including, but not limited to, watershed, power, scenic, wilderness, clean air or recreational values. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5

  • Resource values: means any of the various commodity values (e. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restricted area: means public lands restricted as to use(s) by a Bureau of Land Management fire prevention order. See 43 CFR 9212.0-5
  • Review: means the process of examining documents that are located during a search to determine if any portion should lawfully be withheld. See 21 CFR 1401.3
  • Review: means the process of examining a document located in response to a request to determine whether any portion of such document is exempt from disclosure. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Revocation: means the cancellation of a Public Land Order, but does not restore public lands to operation of the public land laws. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Reworking operations: means all operations designed to secure, restore or improve production through some use of a hole previously drilled, including, but not limited to, mechanical or chemical treatment of any horizon, deepening to test deeper strata and plugging back to test higher strata. See 43 CFR 3130.0-5
  • Right-of-way: means the public lands that the BLM authorizes a holder to use or occupy under a particular grant or lease. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Right-of-way: means the Federal lands BLM authorizes a holder to use or occupy under a grant. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • RMA: means the Ranally Metro Area Population Ranking as published in the most recent edition of the Rand McNally Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Ruminants: All animals that chew the cud, such as cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, deer, antelopes, camels, llamas and giraffes. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Sales phase: means that event during which oil is removed from storage facilities for sale at an FMP. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Seal: means a uniquely numbered device that completely secures either a valve or those components of a measuring system that affect the quality or quantity of the oil being measured. See 43 CFR 3173.1
  • Search: means to review, manually or by automated means, agency records for the purpose of locating those records responsive to a request. See 21 CFR 1401.3
  • Search: means the process of looking for and retrieving records that are responsive to a request for records. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Secondary device: means the differential-pressure, static-pressure, and temperature transducers in an EGM system, or a mechanical recorder, including the differential pressure, static pressure, and temperature elements, and the clock, pens, pen linkages, and circular chart. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of State. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior or his authorized officer. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Secretary: The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead in connection with the function involved. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior or the individual to whom the authority and responsibilities of that official, as to matters considered in this part, have been delegated. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior or a secretarial officer subordinate to the Secretary who has been appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and to whom has been delegated the authority of the Secretary to perform the duties described in this part to be performed by the Secretary. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Secretary: means Secretary of the Interior. See 43 CFR 1784.0-5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior. See 43 CFR 1882.0-5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior. See 43 CFR 2710.0-5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior or a secretarial officer subordinate to the Secretary who has been appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, and to whom has been delegated the authority of the Secretary to perform the duties described in this part as being performed by the Secretary. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior. See 43 CFR 2361.0-5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior. See 43 CFR 2640.0-5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Segregation: means the removal for a limited period, subject to valid existing rights, of a specified area of the Federal lands from appropriation under the public land laws and mineral laws, pursuant to the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to allow for the orderly administration of the Federal lands. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Segregation: means the removal for a limited period, subject to valid existing rights, of a specified area of the public lands from the operation of the public land laws, including the mining laws, pursuant to the exercise by the Secretary of regulatory authority to allow for the orderly administration of the public lands. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Segregation: means the removal for a limited period, subject to valid existing rights, of a specified area of the public lands from the operation of some or all of the public land laws, including the mineral laws, pursuant to the exercise by the Secretary of regulatory authority for the orderly administration of the public lands. See 43 CFR 2091.0-5
  • Self-sustaining: means maintaining an insurance rate structure which is designed to be actuarially sound. See 30 CFR 887.5
  • Service: The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the Department. See 9 CFR 350.2
  • Service area: means the area that can be properly grazed by livestock watering at a certain water. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Service charge: means an administrative fee that BLM assesses under this part to cover the cost of processing documents. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shale gas: means the gaseous hydrocarbon-bearing products of surface retorting of oil shale or of in situ extraction that is not liquefied into shale oil. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Shale oil: means synthetic petroleum derived from the destructive distillation of oil shale. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Shipping container: The outside container (box, bag, barrel, crate, or other receptacle or covering) containing or wholly or partly enclosing any product packed in one or more immediate containers. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Short-term right-of-way grant: means any grant issued for a term of 3 years or less for such uses as storage sites, construction areas, and site testing and monitoring activities, including site characterization studies and environmental monitoring. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Site: means an area, such as a mountaintop, where a holder locates one or more communication or other right-of-way facilities. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Site: means those grounds and facilities of the National Institute of Standards & Technology, Department of Commerce located in Montgomery County, Maryland, and in Boulder and Larimer Counties, Colorado, over which the Federal Government has acquired concurrent jurisdiction in accordance with appropriate authority. See 15 CFR 265.1
  • Site: means either an unpatented mill site authorized under 30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Slaughter: With respect to fish, intentional killing under controlled conditions. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Slop oil: means oil that is of such quality that it is not acceptable to normal purchasers and is usually sold to oil reclaimers. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Small miner: means a claimant who, along with all related parties, holds no more than 10 mining claims or sites on Federal lands on the date annual maintenance fees are due, and meets the additional requirements of part 3835 of this chapter. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Solid waste: means any material as defined under Environmental Protection Agency regulations at 40 CFR part 261. See 43 CFR 2740.0-5
  • Special Areas: means the Utokok River, the Teshekpuk Lake areas and other areas within NPR--A identified by the Secretary as having significant subsistence, recreational, fish and wildlife or historical or scenic value. See 43 CFR 3130.0-5
  • Special areas: means areas within the reserve identified by the Secretary of the Interior as having significant subsistence, recreational, fish and wildlife, or historical or scenic value and, therefore, warranting maximum protection of such values to the extent consistent with the requirements of the Act for the exploration of the Reserve. See 43 CFR 2361.0-5
  • Special Tar Sand Area: means an area designated by the Department of the Interior's orders of November 20, 1980 (45 FR 76800), and January 21, 1981 (46 FR 6077) referred to in those orders as Designated Tar Sand Areas, as containing substantial deposits of tar sand. See 43 CFR 3140.0-5
  • Special Tar Sand Area: means an area designated by the Department of the Interior's Orders of November 20, 1980 (45 FR 76800), and January 21, 1981 (46 FR 6077), and referred to in those orders as Designated Tar Sand Areas, as containing substantial deposits of tar and sand. See 43 CFR 3141.0-5
  • Standard deviation: means a measure of the variation in a distribution, and is equal to the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the deviations of each value in the distribution from the arithmetic mean of the distribution. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Standard feed: Seed, or dry feeds such as dog food or monkey biscuits, whether soaked in water or not. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • State: Any State of the United States or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • State: Any of the several States of the United States, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, or any other territory or possession of the United States. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • State: Any State of the United States or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • State: means "the state and any of its creations including any governmental instrumentality within a state, including cities, counties, or other official local governmental entities. See 43 CFR 1864.0-5
  • State Director: means an employee of the Bureau of Land Management designated as the chief administrative officer of one of the BLM's 12 administrative areas administered by a state office. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • State Director: means the Director, Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management. See 43 CFR 2655.0-5
  • State Director: means the State Director, Bureau of Land Management, or his or her authorized representative. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • State or Indian tribe administered: means administered either directly by a State or Indian tribe or for a State or Indian tribe through a State or Indian tribal authorized commission, board, contractor such as an insurance company, or other entity subject to State or Indian tribal direction. See 30 CFR 887.5
  • State program: means a program established by a State and approved by the Secretary pursuant to section 503 of the Act to regulate surface coal mining and reclamation operations on non-Indian and non-Federal lands within that State, according to the requirements of the Act and this chapter. See 30 CFR 701.5
  • Statement of value: means a written report prepared by a qualified appraiser that states the appraiser's conclusion(s) of value. See 43 CFR 2200.0-5
  • Statistically significant: describes a difference between two data sets that exceeds the threshold of significance. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • sublease: which means a transfer of a non-record title interest in a lease, i. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Submitter: means any person or entity providing potentially confidential commercial information to an agency, which information may be subject to a FOIA request. See 22 CFR 303.2
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substantial deviation: means a change in the authorized location or use which requires:

    (1) Construction or use outside the boundaries of the right-of-way. See 43 CFR 2801.5

  • Substantial deviation: means a change in the authorized location or use which requires:

    (1) Construction or use outside the boundaries of the right-of-way or TUP area. See 43 CFR 2881.5

  • substantial financial and legal commitments: is a relative one, and the determination whether such commitments have been made, so as to qualify a person for an exchange under this subpart, will be made on a case-by-case basis. See 43 CFR 3436.0-5
  • Substantially regular work: means work on, or that substantially and directly benefits, a mineral property, including nearby properties under your control. See 43 CFR 3715.0-5
  • Substantially unnoticeable: means something that either is so insignificant as to be only a very minor feature of the overall area or is not distinctly recognizable by the average visitor as being manmade or man-caused because of age, weathering or biological change. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of an Indian Agency, or other officer authorized to act in matters of record and law with respect to oil and gas leases on restricted Indian lands. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Supervision: The controls, as prescribed in instructions to Program employees, to be exercised by them over particular operations to insure that such operations are conducted in compliance with the Act and the regulations in this subchapter. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Supplemental feed: means a feed which supplements the forage available from the public lands and is provided to improve livestock nutrition or rangeland management. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Surface management agency: means the Federal agency with jurisdiction over the surface of federally-owned lands containing oil shale deposits. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Surface Resources Act: means the Act of July 23, 1955 (30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Surface use plan of operations: means a plan for surface use, disturbance, and reclamation. See 43 CFR 3160.0-5
  • Surgical anesthesia: A state of unconsciousness measured in conformity with accepted surgical practices. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Suspect for a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy: (1) A sheep or goat that has tested positive for a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy or for the proteinase resistant protein associated with a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, unless the animal is designated as positive for a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Suspension: means the withholding from active use, through a decision issued by the authorized officer or by agreement, of part or all of the grazing preference specified in a grazing permit or lease. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Synthetic petroleum: means synthetic crude oil manufactured from shale oil and suitable for use as a refinery feedstock or for petrochemical production. See 43 CFR 3900.2
  • Tampering: means any deliberate adjustment or alteration to a meter or measurement device, appropriate valve, or measurement process that could introduce bias into the measurement or affect the BLM's ability to independently verify volumes or qualities reported. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • TAPS: means the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline System. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Tar sand: means any consolidated or unconsolidated rock (other than coal, oil shale or gilsonite) that either: (1) Contains a hydrocarbonaceous material with a gas-free viscosity, at original reservoir temperature greater than 10,000 centipoise, or (2) contains a hydrocarbonaceous material and is produced by mining or quarrying. See 43 CFR 3141.0-5
  • Television broadcast: means a use that broadcasts UHF and VHF audio and video signals for general public reception. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Temporary nonuse: means that portion of active use that the authorized officer authorizes not to be used, in response to an application made by the permittee or lessee. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Tenant: means an occupant who is paying a facility manager, facility owner, or other entity for occupying and using all or any part of a facility. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Terms: As used in this part, the term:

    Acreage rent means rent assessed for solar and wind energy development grants and leases that is determined by the number of acres authorized for the grant or lease. See 43 CFR 2801.5

  • Terms: Unless a term is defined in this part, the defined terms in part 2800 of this chapter apply to this part. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Territory: Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, and any other territory or possession of the United States, excluding the Canal Zone. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • Territory: Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, and any other territory or possession of the United States. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • Test: A single analysis performed on a single specimen from an animal, animal product, commercial product, or animal feed. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third party: means any person or entity other than BLM, the applicant, or the holder of a right-of-way authorization. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Third party: means any person or entity other than BLM, the applicant, or the holder of a right-of-way authorization. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Thoroughly cooked: Heated sufficiently to inactivate any pathogen that may be present, as indicated by the required TID or pink juice test. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Threshold of significance: means the maximum difference between two data sets (a and b) that can be attributed to uncertainty effects. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Threshold of significance: means the maximum difference between two data sets (a and b) that can be attributed to uncertainty effects. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Tract: means land that may be included in an NPR-A oil and gas unit agreement and that may or may not be in a Federal lease. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transducer: means an electronic device that converts a physical property, such as pressure, temperature, or electrical resistance, into an electrical output signal that varies proportionally with the magnitude of the physical property. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Transducer: means an electronic device that converts a physical property such as pressure, temperature, or electrical resistance into an electrical output signal that varies proportionally with the magnitude of the physical property. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Transfer: means any conveyance of an interest in a lease by assignment, sublease or otherwise. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Transportation and utility corridor: means a parcel of land, without fixed limits or boundaries, that holders use as the location for one or more transportation or utility rights-of-way. See 43 CFR 2801.5
  • Transporter: means any person or entity who legally moves or transports oil or gas from an FMP. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Trend: means the direction of change over time, either toward or away from desired management objectives. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • TUP: means a temporary use permit. See 43 CFR 2881.5
  • Turndown: means a reduction of the measurement range of a transducer in order to improve measurement accuracy at the lower end of its scale. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Ultimate maximum recovery: means that all portions of a leased Federal mineral deposit shall be mined, based on standard industry operating practices. See 43 CFR 3590.0-5
  • Uncertainty: means the range of error that could occur between a measured value and the true value being measured, calculated at a 95 percent confidence level. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Uncertainty: means the statistical range of error that can be expected between a measured value and the true value of what is being measured. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Undue and unnecessary degradation: means impacts greater than those that would normally be expected from an activity being accomplished in compliance with current standards and regulations and based on sound practices, including use of the best reasonably available technology. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Uniformed guard: means a designated employee appointed by the Director for purposes of carrying out the authority of a U. See 15 CFR 265.1
  • Unit: means the land within a unit area as defined in 43 CFR 3180. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Unit agreement: means a BLM-approved agreement to cooperate in exploring, developing, operating and sharing in production of all or part of an oil or gas pool, field or like area, including at least one NPR-A lease, without regard to lease boundaries and ownership. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Unit agreement: means an agreement for the exploration, development, production, and utilization of separately owned interests in the geothermal resources made subject thereto as a single consolidated unit without regard to separate ownerships, which provides for the allocation of costs and benefits on a basis defined in the agreement or plan. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Unit area: means all tracts committed to a BLM-approved unit. See 43 CFR 3137.5
  • Unit area: The area described in an agreement as constituting the land logically subject to exploration and/or development under such agreement. See 43 CFR 3180.0-5
  • Unit area: means the area described in a unit agreement as constituting the land logically subject to development under such agreement. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Unit contraction provision: means a term of a unit agreement providing that the boundaries of the unit area will contract to the size of the participating area, by having those lands outside of the participating area removed. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Unit operator: means the person authorized under the agreement approved by the Department of the Interior to conduct operations within the unit. See 43 CFR 3100.0-5
  • Unit operator: means the person, association, partnership, corporation, or other business entity designated under a unit agreement to conduct operations on unitized land as specified in such agreement. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Unit well: means a well that is:

    (1) Designed to produce or utilize geothermal resources in commercial quantities. See 43 CFR 3280.2

  • United States: means the States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Wake Island, the Canal Zone, and the territories and possessions of the United States, and the term State means any one of the foregoing. See 22 CFR 141.12
  • United States: The States, the District of Columbia, and the Territories of the United States. See 9 CFR 301.2
  • United States: All of the States. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • United States: The States, the District of Columbia, and the Territories of the United States. See 9 CFR 531.1
  • United States: The several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and all other territories and possessions of the United States. See 9 CFR 130.1
  • Unitization: means unitization as that term is defined in 43 CFR part 3180. See 43 CFR 3140.0-5
  • Unitized land: Those lands and formations within a unit area which are committed to an approved agreement or plan. See 43 CFR 3180.0-5
  • Unitized land: means the part of a unit area committed to a unit agreement. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Unitized substances: Deposits of oil and gas contained in the unitized land which are recoverable in paying quantities by operation under and pursuant to an agreement. See 43 CFR 3180.0-5
  • Unitized substances: means deposits of geothermal resources recovered from unitized land by operation under and pursuant to a unit agreement. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Unnecessary or undue degradation: means conditions, activities, or practices that:

    (1) Fail to comply with one or more of the following: the performance standards in §3809. See 43 CFR 3809.5

  • Unpatented mining claim: means a lode mining claim or a placer mining claim located and maintained under the General Mining Law for which BLM has not issued a mineral patent under 30 U. See 43 CFR 3830.5
  • Unusual circumstances: As used in this part, "unusual circumstances" are limited to the following, but only to the extent reasonably necessary for the proper processing of the particular request:

    (i) The need to search for and collect the requested records from components or locations that are separate from the office processing the request. See 22 CFR 303.8

  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Upper calibrated limit: means the maximum engineering value for which a transducer was calibrated by certified equipment, either in the factory or in the field. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • 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.
  • Utilization: means the portion of forage that has been consumed by livestock, wild horses and burros, wildlife and insects during a specified period. See 43 CFR 4100.0-5
  • Valid existing right: means a valid discovery had been made on a mining claim on October 21, 1976, and continues to be valid at the time of exercise. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Valid occupancy: means an occupancy under a current permit, lease, or other written authorization from BLM to occupy public lands. See 43 CFR 6301.5
  • Vapor tight: means capable of holding pressure differential only slightly higher than that of installed pressure-relieving or vapor recovery devices. See 43 CFR 3174.1
  • Variance: means an approved alternative to a provision or standard of a regulation, Onshore Oil and Gas Order, or NTL. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Variation in reservoir producibility: means differences in the rates oil and gas wells produce from the reservoir. See 43 CFR 3130.0-5
  • Vehicle: means any motorized transportation conveyance designed and licensed for use on roadways, such as an automobile, bus, or truck, and any motorized conveyance originally equipped with safety belts. See 43 CFR 8360.0-5
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Verification: means the process of determining the amount of error in a differential pressure, static pressure, or temperature transducer or element by comparing the readings of the transducer or element with the readings from a certified test device with known accuracy. See 43 CFR 3175.10
  • Waste oil: means oil that has been determined by the AO or authorized representative to be of such quality that it cannot be treated economically and put in a marketable condition with existing or modified lease facilities or portable equipment, cannot be sold to reclaimers, and has been determined by the AO to have no economic value. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Wheelchair: means a device that is designed solely for use by a mobility-impaired person for locomotion, and that is suitable for use in an indoor pedestrian area. See 43 CFR 6301.5
  • Wild horses and burros: means all unbranded and unclaimed horses and burros that use public lands as all or part of their habitat, that have been removed from these lands by the authorized officer, or that have been born of wild horses or burros in authorized BLM facilities, but have not lost their status under section 3 of the Act. See 43 CFR 4700.0-5
  • Wild swine: Any swine which are allowed to roam outside an enclosure. See 9 CFR 94.0
  • Wilderness inventory: means an evaluation conducted under BLM wilderness inventory procedures which results in a written description and map showing those lands that meet the wilderness criteria established under section 603(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • Wilderness Study Area: means a roadless area of 5,000 acres or more or roadless islands which have been found through the Bureau of Land Management wilderness inventory process to have wilderness characteristics (thus having the potential of being included in the National Wilderness Preservation System), and which will be subjected to intensive analysis through the Bureau's planning system, and through public review to determine wilderness suitability, and is not yet the subject of a Congressional decision regarding its designation as wilderness. See 43 CFR 3802.0-5
  • WIS: means Well Information System or any successor electronic filing system. See 43 CFR 3170.3
  • Withdrawal: means withholding an area of Federal land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under some or all of the general land laws, for the purpose of limiting activities under those laws in order to maintain other public values in the area or reserving the area for a particular public purpose or program. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Withdrawal petition: means a request, originated within the Department of the Interior and submitted to the Secretary, to file an application for withdrawal. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Withdrawal proposal: means a withdrawal petition approved by the Secretary. See 43 CFR 2300.0-5
  • Working interest: An interest held in unitized substances or in lands containing the same by virtue of a lease, operating agreement, fee title, or otherwise, under which, except as otherwise provided in the agreement, the owner of such interest is vested with the right to explore for, develop, and produce such substances. See 43 CFR 3180.0-5
  • Working interest: means the interest held in geothermal resources or in lands containing the same by virtue of a lease, operating agreement, fee title, or otherwise, under which, except as otherwise provided in a unit agreement, the owner of such interest is vested with the right to explore for, develop, produce, and utilize such resources. See 43 CFR 3280.2
  • Zone: means one of eight geographic groupings necessary for linear right-of-way rent assessment purposes, covering all lands in the contiguous United States. See 43 CFR 2801.5