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Authorization

The granting of access to a document or the ability to conduct an activity. Authorization may be limited to a certain transaction or time period, or it may be unlimited. For example, a potential home buyer may grant a lender authorization to view his/her credit reports.

authorization

the granting of permission by a senior manager to a subordinate to undertake a particular task. For example, the chief executive could empower his purchasing officer to buy raw materials and authorize his production manager to buy machinery. The authorization process attempts to make sure that subordinates know the extent of their DELEGATED AUTHORITY.
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June 1, 2009--REACH's special authorisation procedure for really hazardous chemical in force.
A single authorisation procedure for all clinical trials, allowing a faster and thorough assessment of an application by all Member States concerned, and ensuring one single assessment outcome and authorisation per Member State.
The proposals would have reclassified e-cigs, meaning they would have been put through a rigorous and costly authorisation procedure.
We believe a common authorisation procedure with common evaluations of health and environmental safety will best serve EU farmers, consumers and the environment.
A HARMONISED authorisation procedure for using enzymes in food products, covering all 27 countries of the European Union (EU), is to be introduced, following agreement at the EU Council of Ministers last night.
insisted that the EU had the strictest GM authorisation procedure in the world and said there was no risk to human health or the environment from GM crops, providing that they were used properly.
Norges Bank evaluated the systems' participation and suspension criteria in connection with the authorisation procedure, and considers that the criteria satisfy core principle IX.
This will be complemented by the launch of an improved planning and authorisation procedure for proposed power plants, which will increase planning dependability and contribute to the further introduction of renewable energy in line with market conditions.