Baseline Sample Clauses

Baseline. For purposes of measuring a reduction in net tax revenue, the interim final rule measures actual changes in tax revenue relative to a revenue baseline (baseline). The baseline will be calculated as fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) tax revenue indexed for inflation in each year of the covered period, with inflation calculated using the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s Implicit Price Deflator.163 FY 2019 was chosen as the starting year for the baseline because it is the last full fiscal year prior to the COVID– 162 See, e.g., Tax Policy Center, How do state earned income tax credits work?, https:// state-earned-income-tax-credits-work/ (last visited May 9, 2021).
Baseline. This Safe Harbor Agreement defines the baseline condition, prior to any barred owl removal actions, as habitat that currently supports resident spotted owls. Conversely, the term "non-baseline" is used in the Safe Harbor Agreement to describe areas that have not been occupied for at least three years. The USFWS has determined the baseline spotted owl territories for this Agreement based on annual spotted owl survey data and forest stand/habitat information according to the process in the discussion that follows. Thanks to continued monitoring of spotted owls on Weyerhaeuser 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 would be included in the Safe Harbor Agreement, and can establish a baseline based on the estimated current 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 support a firm determination of current spotted owl presence. Multiple years of data are preferred as the spotted owl's response to the presence of barred owls may have further reduced their propensity to respond to call surveys. Therefore, for the purposes ofthis 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 Study Area and are considered as baseline sites. USFWS biologists delineated both currently occupied and historic spotted owl using Xxxxxxxx polygons. USFWS used these territories to define spotted owl sites within the treatment area (Map 3). To delineate the Xxxxxxxx polygons, USFWS biologists located 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 spotted owl site. They then used the Euclidean Allocation Distance tool in ArcGIS (ESRI 2011) to delineate a Xxxxxxxx polygon around all annual center locations for each spotted owl territory. Thus, the Xxxxxxxx polygon represents the estimated cumulative area of use by a single or pair of spotted owls during the survey period (March to August). The Xxxxxxxx polygon encompasses all the annual territory center locations, and extends outw...
Baseline a. To establish a baseline for determining a New or Increased Diversion, Consumptive Use or Withdrawal, each Party shall develop either or both of the following lists for their jurisdiction:
Baseline. (a) Within fifteen (15) days of completion of the Road Construction, the City, SaskPower and the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw (if any Roads fall within the jurisdiction of the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw) will conduct a joint assessment of the Roads for the purpose of determining the baseline conditions which are present on, in or under the Roads prior to commencement of the Construction Period and against which impacts of construction activities will be assessed (the “Baseline Conditions”) upon completion of the Construction Period. SaskPower and the City will evidence in writing their mutual agreement as to the Baseline Conditions identified in the aforesaid Roads assessment. Notwithstanding, the Baseline Conditions will not apply to Corstorphine Avenue.
Baseline. The baseline for the PAH measure was shared with MCO for each provider in October 2017, using provider organization performance from July through December 2016.
Baseline. The aim of CITYkeys is to develop an integrated indicator framework: a cross-sectoral, extended triple bottom line approach. Within this, T2.1 looks for the data requirements for the integrated performance measurement framework, building on existing common data sets whenever possible. The baseline for this document is the extensive work developed in WP1: the requirements definition, which included the 1st inventory of available open data sets and the full selection and definition of all the indicators in the CITYkeys framework.
Baseline. As of the Effective Date, [***] will be assumed to be as follows [***]. The Parties agree that [***]
Baseline. In recent years, several indicator frameworks for the performance measurement of urban systems have been developed within the European Framework programs FP6, FP7, and H2020, as well as part of other European initiatives, such as the Covenant of Mayors, the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities, or the Green Digital Charter ((Xxxxxxx et al, 2015). However, many of these initiatives are either focused on performance on the city level (i.e. measuring a state, but not the performance of projects that influence this state) or on a specific sector (e.g. ICT, transport, energy). Before the CITYkeys project, there was is no European Indicator Framework so far for assessing success and progress in smart city projects and smart cities, as described in the Strategic Implementation Plan (EIP, 2013) and the Operational Implementation Plan on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP,n.d.). Needless to say that none of the initiatives has developed a single index to assess the smartness of cities. The CITYkeys project has so far proposed a set of indicators for assessing smart city projects with linked indicators on the city level1. This report continues the exploration of existing developments in indices and certification schemes to arrive at recommendations for aggregation and presentation of a smart city index.
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.