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Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Division 5O - Office of Energy

  • 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.
  • Alternate corridors: means corridors proposed by the applicant in the application that are secondary in preference to its preferred corridor or corridors proposed by parties to the certification proceeding other than the applicant pursuant to the provisions of Florida Statutes § 403. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Authorized Representative: means a person with the legal authority to apply for financial assistance and enter into commitments on behalf of the organization/entity, or the official designee as certified in writing. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • 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.
  • College: means Florida College System institution as defined in Florida Statutes § 1000. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Construction: means any clearing of land, erection of structures, excavation or other action by the applicant that would alter the physical environment or ecology of a right-of-way for the tranmission line, but does not include those activities essential for surveying, preliminary corridor evaluation, environmental studies, or trimming of vegetation, or activities on the right-of-way not associated with the certified transmission line. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Electronic Copies: means documentation submitted by the applicant that is stored on electronic media (for example, compact disc) in a manner suitable for ease of copying and pasting text or graphics into word processing software. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • 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
  • Established: means , when referring to an established right-of-way, a right of use created by purchase, grant, reservation, dedication, condemnation, permit, license, or any other procedure authorized by law. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indirect Costs: means costs that are incurred for common or joint objectives and, therefore, cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Maintenance: means the act of physically maintaining the transmission line including the right-of-way. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • Matching Funds or Other In-Kind Contributions: means :     (a) Actual cash outlays contributed, including, but not limited to, cash outlays for wages, rental expenses, travel expenses, unrecovered indirect costs, and purchases of material and supplies, as a direct benefit to the project; or,     (b) Non-cash contributions necessary and reasonable for proper and efficient accomplishment of project objectives, the value of which must be established using the following guidelines:     1. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Non-profit: means nonprofit organization as defined in Section 215. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • 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.
  • Physical Presence: means that the entity is headquartered in the State of Florida and its principal business operations are located in the state. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Postcertification amendments: means documentation that reflects changes in the certified project under the provisions of Florida Statutes § 403. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • Precertification amendments: means documentation submitted by the applicant during the application review period pursuant to Florida Statutes § 403. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, or the duly authorized designee. See Florida Regulations 62-17.520
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • University: means state universities as defined in Florida Statutes § 1000. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002