36 CFR § 228.3 - Definitions.
For the purposes of this part the following terms, respectively, shall mean:
(a) Operations. All functions, work, and activities in connection with prospecting, exploration, development, mining or processing of mineral resources and all uses reasonably incident thereto, including roads and other means of access on lands subject to the regulations in this part, regardless of whether said operations take place on or off mining claims.
(c) Person. Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity.
(e) Authorized officer. The Forest Service officer to whom authority to review and approve operating plans has been delegated.