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Terms Used In California Codes > Public Resources Code > Division 4 > Part 2.5 - FOREST RESOURCES

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • authority: means the Siskiyou Railroad Authority. See California Government Code 93102
  • Basic health care services: includes ambulance and ambulance transport services provided through the "911" emergency response system. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • 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
  • Carrier: shall mean the health care service plan or other entity responsible for the payment of benefits or provision of services under a group contract. See California Health and Safety Code 1399.61
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract: shall mean any group health care service plan or contract subject to the provisions of this article. See California Health and Safety Code 1399.61
  • contract with the United States: means a contract made under the provisions of the Federal Reclamation Law for any or all of the following purposes:

    California Water Code 23451

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County: includes city and county. See California Water Code 14
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Public Resources Code 14
  • county water district: means a county water district which has heretofore executed or shall hereafter execute a contract with the United States for any or all of the following purposes:

    California Water Code 23300

  • county with high unemployment: means a county with an annual unemployment rate, as reported by the Employment Development Department, higher than the mean annual unemployment rate of "rate adjustment counties" as defined pursuant to the Timber Yield Tax Law (Part 18. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 20
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • Disadvantaged community: means a community identified as a disadvantaged community pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Public Resources Code 4799.09
  • Discontinuance: shall mean the termination of the contract between the entire employer unit under a contract and the health care service plan, and does not refer to the termination of any agreement between any individual member under a contract and the health care service plan. See California Health and Safety Code 1399.61
  • districts: means one or more irrigation districts together with one or more county water districts. See California Water Code 23450
  • Dues: shall mean the consideration payable to the carrier. See California Health and Safety Code 1399.61
  • Eligible landowner: means any person who meets the conditions set forth in Sections 4797 and 4799. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Employee: shall mean all agents, employees, and members of unions or associations to whom benefits are provided under a contract. See California Health and Safety Code 1399.61
  • Enrollee: means a person who is enrolled in a plan and who is a recipient of services from the plan. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Extension of benefits: shall mean the continuation of coverage under a particular benefit provided under a contract following discontinuance with respect to an employee or dependent who is totally disabled on the date of discontinuance. See California Health and Safety Code 1399.61
  • 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.
  • 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 and wildlife habitat improvements: means measures designed to protect, maintain, or enhance fish and wildlife habitat including, but not limited to, stream clearance, reestablishment of desirable vegetation along stream channels and elsewhere, measures to encourage habitat diversity, restoration of anadromous fisheries, and forest road repair and upgrading that protect, maintain, or enhance fish and wildlife habitat. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Followup work: means forest resource improvement work necessary to promote the survival of seed or seedlings planted, or protection or enhancement of other work undertaken, as part of a prior forest resource improvement project pursuant to this chapter. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Forest land: means land at least 10 percent occupied by trees of any size that are native to California, including native oaks, or formerly having had that tree cover and not currently zoned for uses incompatible with forest resource management. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Forest land conservation measures: means measures designed to protect, maintain, or enhance the forest resource system, including soil and watershed values, diversity of forest species, and protection of a forest stand from fire. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Forest resource improvement project: means a project undertaken pursuant to Section 4795 or a loan made pursuant to Section 4796. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Forest resource improvement work: means the forest resource improvement measures enumerated in Section 4794 for which assistance is authorized pursuant to this chapter. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Forest resource system: means the interdependent system of air, water, solar energy, and forest resources, as defined by subdivision (h). See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Forest resources: means those uses and values associated with forest land, including fish, forage, recreation and aesthetics, soils, timber, watershed, wilderness, and wildlife. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • 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.
  • landowner: means either the person or persons owning the land or the person or persons owning the timber. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means , and "licensed" refers to, a license as a plan pursuant to Section 1353. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • licensed: refers to , a license as a plan pursuant to Section 1353. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local water: means rainwater, stormwater, recycled water, and urban runoff captured by urban forest sites through curb cuts, cisterns, tree wells, and other best management practices that offset reliance on potable water use. See California Public Resources Code 4799.09
  • Management plan: means a long-term forest and land management plan submitted to the director pursuant to Section 4799. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Person: means any person, individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, foundation, labor organization, corporation, limited liability company, public agency, or political subdivision of the state. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • Person: includes :

    California Public Resources Code 4793

  • plan: refers to health care service plans and specialized health care service plans. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • Plan contract: means a contract between a plan and its subscribers or enrollees or a person contracting on their behalf pursuant to which health care services, including basic health care services, are furnished. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • Prevailing rate: means the average annual rate earned by the state on moneys deposited in the Pooled Money Investment Account in the General Fund. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Provider: means any professional person, organization, health facility, or other person or institution licensed by the state to deliver or furnish health care services. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reforestation: means planting of tree seedlings, cuttings, or seed. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • 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.
  • Replacement coverage: shall mean the benefits provided by a succeeding carrier. See California Health and Safety Code 1399.61
  • Restocked: means stocking to the degree required by the Z'berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973, Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 4511) of Part 2. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Service area: means a geographical area designated by the plan within which a plan shall provide health care services. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • Small business entity: means a business enterprise, including a landowner, with five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or less annual gross revenue. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Smaller nonindustrial landowners: means owners of 5,000 acres or less of forest land. See California Public Resources Code 4793
  • Solicitation: means any presentation or advertising conducted by, or on behalf of, a plan, where information regarding the plan, or services offered and charges therefor, is disseminated for the purpose of inducing persons to subscribe to, or enroll in, the plan. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • specialized health care service plan: means either of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 1345

  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Water Code 18
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subscriber: means the person who is responsible for payment to a plan or whose employment or other status, except for family dependency, is the basis for eligibility for membership in the plan. See California Health and Safety Code 1345
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to act in relation thereto. See California Water Code 20
  • Urban forest: means those native or introduced trees and related vegetation in the urban and near-urban areas, including, but not limited to, urban watersheds, soils and related habitats, street trees, park trees, residential trees, natural riparian habitats, and trees on other private and public properties. See California Public Resources Code 4799.09
  • Urban forest maintenance: means those activities that reduce tree mortality, ensure optimal tree health, preserve carbon sequestration and climate resilience benefits, and improve the full functionality of the urban forest. See California Public Resources Code 4799.09
  • Urban forestry: means the cultivation and management of native or introduced trees and related vegetation in urban areas for their present and potential contribution to the economic, physiological, sociological, and ecological well-being of urban society. See California Public Resources Code 4799.09
  • 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.
  • Uses incompatible with forest resource management: means uses not listed in subdivision (h) of Section 51104 or Section 51111 of the Government Code by the city or county in which the parcel subject to a forest resource improvement project lies. See California Public Resources Code 4793