A planning term referring to statements about desired resource conditions and visitor experiences, along with appropriate kinds and levels of management, use, and development for each park area.
Master Budget Sheet (MBS)
The budget formulation system developed for PRPP projects. See Parks Transportation and Allocation Tracking System (PTATS).
The physical elements that were combined or deposited to form a structure. Historic material or historic fabric is that from a historically significant period, as opposed to material used to maintain or restore a structure following its historic period(s).
MBS - Master Budget Sheet
Measured Drawings (Historic Structure Report)
Drawings depicting existing conditions or other relevant features of historic structures. Measured drawings are usually produced in CAD and plotted on archivally stable material, such as polyester film.
Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)
A contract between the NPS and participating parties that specifies each party's responsibilities regarding a mutual goal or project. MOUs themselves are not legally binding, although they are likely to reflect statutory obligations that are legally enforceable.
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
Under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) is the document that records the terms and conditions agreed upon to resolve the adverse effects of an undertaking upon historic properties. A MOA is usually negotiated and signed by the park superintendent and respective state or tribal historic preservation officer and, if necessary, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Each urbanized area with a population of more than 50,000 is required to designate a MPO that will develop regional transportation plans and policies. The MPO is typically comprised of officials from local units of government and heads of transportation and environmental agencies from a metropolitan region, and serves as the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making.
MOA - Memorandum of Agreement
- A minor change in the details of a provision or clause that is specifically authorized by the FAR and does not alter the substance of the provision or clause. (FAR 52.101)
- See Contract Modification.
A contract for the purchase of supplies or services for more than one, but not more than five, program years. A multi-year contract may provide that performance under the contract during the second and subsequent years of the contract is contingent upon the appropriation of funds, and (if it does so provide) may provide for a cancellation payment to be made to the contractor if appropriations are not made. The key distinguishing difference between multi-year contracts and multiple year contracts is that multi-year contracts, buy more than one year's requirement (of a product or service) without establishing and having to exercise an option for each program year after the first. (FAR 17.103)