Baseline is generally defined, for the purposes of determining estimated and measured energy savings, as the energy consumed by equipment with efficiency levels that meet the applicable current federal standards and reflects current market conditions. The baseline may be determined by the equipment or conditions currently in place under the following conditions: a) when federal energy efficiency standards do not apply, or b) when the existing equipment can be shown by the Market Actor to have a remaining service life of at least ten years.
Baseline. For the Safe Harbor Agreement, the baseline condition is defined as habitat that is supporting current resident spotted owls prior to any barred owl removal actions based on annual spotted owl surveys and forest stand/habitat information according to the following process. Thanks to continued monitoring of spotted owls on RRC and Oxbow lands as part of the ongoing spotted owl surveys conducted under the Northwest Forest Plan Monitoring program, we have strong annual survey data for most of the area that may be included in the Safe Harbor Agreement, and can establish a baseline based on the estimated occupancy status of each spotted owl site. Approach to defining baseline: All protocol surveys to date include at least two years of survey data to make a firm determination of current spotted owl presence. Multiple years of data are even more important now as the spotted owl’s response to the presence of barred owls may have reduced their propensity to respond to call surveys further.Therefore, for the purposes of this Safe Harbor Agreement, spotted owl sites on which annual surveys detected the presence of at least one resident spotted owl over the last three year period from 2013 through 2015 will be considered to support current spotted owls in the Coast Range Study Area. Both currently occupied and historic spotted owl territories are delineated by Thiessen polygons. We used these territories to define spotted owl sites. To delineate the Thiessen polygons, biologists defined annual site centers (i.e. the most biologically important location from each year based on the following hierarchical ranking: 1) active nest, 2) fledged young, 3) primary roost location, 4) diurnal location, and 5) nocturnal detection) for each site. They used the Euclidean Allocation Distance tool in ArcGIS (ESRI 2011) to delineate a Thiessen polygon around all the annual center locations for each territory. Thus, the Thiessen polygon represents the cumulative area of use by a single or pair of spotted owls during the survey period (March to August). The Thiessen polygon encompasses all the annual territory center locations, and extends outward to a maximum of one half the median nearest neighbor distance, or midway between the annual territory center locations of spotted owls occupying adjacent territories, whichever distance is shorter. For RRC and Oxbow lands that lie outside of any Thiessen polygon, we examinedhabitat maps and forest inventory information, as well as general surv...
Baseline. Baseline" means [ * ] Actimmune Units in 1999; [ * ] Actimmune Units in 2000; and [ * ] Actimmune Units in 2001, adjusted as applicable pursuant to Section 2.3(c). For clarity, the Parties intend that the applicable Baseline shall represent the sales of Actimmune Units for the treatment of CGD in each of the foregoing years.
Baseline. The term "Baseline" means the base amount of a Service to be provided by PwCES to Equifax with respect to the Continuing Services as set forth in Exhibit 1, excluding (i) any incremental Service generating Incremental Charges or Incremental Credits or (ii) Additional Services, Ancillary Services or Termination Services.
Baseline. The baseline is the forest conditions on the Covered Lands that would result from application of the Applicants’ current forest management strategy allowed under existing Oregon and Washington Forest Practices Rules. Because the current regulatory environment has created great uncertainty and disincentives for the Applicants to provide spotted owl habitat on their lands, SDS and BLC are induced to aggressively focus on eliminating potential spotted owl habitat on their lands outside of home range circles and through the harvest of surplus habitat (habitat in excess of the 2,605 acres identified as critical) within spotted owl home range circles. The Applicants are currently harvesting their lands on a 45-year average forest rotation age and are aggressively managing their lands to convert habitat to younger forests over the next 10 years. The Applicants are strategically harvesting the highest quality spotted owl habitat as early as possible which will result in a highly fragmented landscape, eliminating the potential use by owls and avoiding additional regulatory burdens on their private timberlands. SDS’ commercial forestland, defined as productive timberlands suitable for forestry, totals 46,244 acres in Washington and 12,141 acres in Oregon. BLC has 11,601 acres of commercial forestland in Washington. Together, Applicants own 69,986 acres classified within its inventory as commercial forestland (See Figure 2-1 and Table 3-1). The baseline includes all lands that the Applicants manage in Washington and Oregon under the current Forest Practices Rules which totals 81,587 acres.
Baseline. Determine the cost of a 1% salary increase by bargaining unit, including identifying the amount for full-time faculty.
Baseline. 3.1. Baseline Conditions. Established baseline conditions are qualitative descriptions with associated photographic documentation of the enrolled property environment prior to implementation of this CA, and are mutually agreed to by the Cooperator, ODFW, and the Service. Baseline conditions shall be based on riparian/stream habitat, fish populations, or both, as well as networked population suitability and recovery needs. Determination of baseline conditions will be accomplished through surveys, photos, and discussions between the landowner, ODFW, and the Service.Catastrophic natural events such as severe storm events, drought, forest fires, or insect/disease epidemics are beyond the reasonable control of the Cooperator, and could either extirpate LCT from enrolled lands or render LCT habitat on enrolled lands unsuitable for continued occupation. These events may reduce LCT numbers or habitat below established baseline conditions through no fault of, or negligence by, the Cooperator. In such circumstances the Cooperator and ODFW, in coordination with the Service and the NWGMU Team, may agree to revise the baseline conditions in the CA to reflect the new circumstances. 3.2. Existing Condition – Determination of Baseline. A description of existing baseline conditions is critical because the conservation measures agreed upon by the Cooperator not only provide benefits to LCTs but also address potential incidental take ('take' means to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct; ‘harm’can include adverse habitat modification.) in the form of [Description of specificthreats, e.g., entrainment, habitat, displacement by exotics] that may occur while engaging in identified management activities, and/or at the end of the CA if there is a return to original baseline conditions. Baseline conditions may be described as numbers/populations of LCT, habitat conditions or both. Generally, at the time of entering into the CA if there are no LCT present, no habitat to support LCT on the enrolled property, and/or no recovery needs identified, then the baseline would be ‘zero’. The following baseline conditions are based on surveys conducted on [date]. Survey results indicate that baseline conditions are[habitat conditions and/or LCT populations; discussion of the results of surveys as related to habitat and/or fish populations]
Baseline. As noted above, the enrolled lands include 3,150 ha (7,783 ac) within the boundaries of the OX Ranch. Both the enrolled lands and the lands included in the baseline calculation are private, with no inclusion of federal or state lands. For the purposes of this Agreement, the baseline for the OX Ranch includes the acres of the enrolled lands currently known to be occupied by northern Idaho ground squirrels. The result is 247 ha (610 acres) of baseline habitat within the enrolled lands as depicted in Figure 1. The baseline represents the amount of suitable habitat that the OX Ranch will maintain throughout the term of the Agreement. It is expected that the amount of habitat in the baseline should support a minimum of 315 to 600 individual squirrels (Evans Mack, IDFG, pers. comm. 2007; Evans Mack 2009). While these specific population numbers are not considered part of the baseline, the Parties will continue to monitor their status, including any abnormal changes which might indicate unanticipated circumstances that need to be addressed.