Environmental Acronyms

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A

  • AAQS - Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • ALJ - Administrative Law Judge
  • APA - Administrative Procedure Act
  • AQC - Air Quality Criteria
  • AQCR - Air Quality Control Region
  • ARAR - Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Standards, Limitations, Criteria and Requirements
  • ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

B

  • BACM - Best Available Control Measures
  • BACT - Best Available Control Technology
  • BAT - Best Available Technology Economically Achievable
  • BADT - Best Available Demonstrated Control Technology
  • BMP - Best Management Practices(s)
  • BOD - Biochemical Oxygen Demand; Biological Oxygen Demand
  • BPCT - Best Practicable Control Technology
  • BPJ - Best Professional Judgment
  • BPT - Best Practicable Control technology; Best Practicable Treatment

C

  • CAA - Clean Air Act
  • CATEX - Categorical Exclusion
  • CBEC - Concentration-Based Exemption Criteria
  • CE - Conditionally exempt Generators
  • CEQ - Council on Environmental Quality
  • CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
  • CFC - Chlorofluorocarbons
  • CFR - Code of federal Regulations
  • CMI - Corrective Measures Implementation
  • CO - Carbon Monoxide
  • CTG - Control Technique Guidelines
  • CWA - Clean Water Act (aka FWPAC)
  • CZMA - Coastal Zone Management Act

D

  • DDHHS - Department of Health and Human Services
  • DO - Dissolved Oxygen
  • DOJ - United States Department of Justice
  • DOT - United States Department of Transportation

E

  • EA - Environmental Assessment
  • EIS - Environmental Impact Statement
  • EMS - Environmental Management System
  • EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • EPCRA - Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (part of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, Title III)
  • ESA - Endangered Species Act

F

  • FDF- Fundamentally Different Factors
  • FIFRA - Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
  • FFCA - Federal Facility Compliance Act
  • FONSI - Finding of No Significant Impact
  • FR - Federal Register
  • FS - Feasibility Study
  • FWPAC - Federal Water Pollution Control Act

G

  • GACT - Generally Available Control Technology
  • GSA - General Services Administration

H

  • HAP - Hazardous Air Pollutant
  • HEW - United States Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare
  • HRS - Hazard Ranking System
  • HW - Hazardous Waste
  • HWI - Hazardous Waste Index
  • HWM - Hazardous Waste Management
  • HSWA - Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments
  • HUD - United States Dep. Of Housing and Urban Development

I

  • I/M - Inspection and Maintenance
  • IRAA - Indoor Radon Abatement Act

L

  • LAER - LOWEST Achievable Emission Rate

M

  • MACT - Maximum Achievable Control
  • MPRSA - Marine Protection, Research & Sanctuaries Act; also know as the Ocean Dumping Ban Act (ODBA)
  • MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
  • MSWLF - Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

N

  • NA - Nonattainment Area
  • NAAQS - National Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • NBAR - Non-Binding Preliminary Allocation of Responsibility
  • NCP - National Contingency Plan
  • NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
  • NESHAPs - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • NIPDWSs - National Interim Primary Drinking Water Standards
  • NO2 - Nitrogen Dioxide
  • NOHSCP - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan
  • NOD - Notice of Deficiencies
  • NOI - Notice of Intent
  • NOV - Notice of Violations
  • NPL - National Priorities List
  • NPDES - National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
  • NSPS - New Source Performance Standards
  • NSR - New Source Review

O

  • O3 - Ozone
  • ODBA - Ocean Dumping Ban Act; also known as the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA)
  • O/M - Operation and Maintenance
  • OPA - Oil Pollution Act
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Act

P

  • PA - Preliminary Assessment
  • Pb - Lead
  • PCB - Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls
  • PJD - Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine
  • PM - Particulate Matter
  • POTW - Publicly Owned Treatment Works
  • POWTW - Publicly Owned Waste treatment Works
  • PPA - Pollution Prevention Act
  • PPB - Parts Per Billion
  • PPM - Parts Per Million
  • PRP - Potentially Responsible Party
  • PSD - Prevention of Significant Deterioration

R

  • RA - Remedial Action
  • RACM - Reasonably Available Control Measures
  • RACT - Reasonably Available Control Technology
  • RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • RFA - RCRA Facility Assessment
  • RFI - RCRA Facility Investigation
  • RFP - Reasonable Further Progress
  • RI/FS - Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
  • ROD - Record of Decision
  • RQ - Reportable Quantity

S

  • SARA - Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
  • SDWA - Safe Drinking Water Act
  • SEPA - State Implementation Plan
  • SO2 - Sulfur Dioxide
  • SQG - Small Quantity Generator
  • SWDA - Solid Waste Disposal Act
  • SWMU - Solid Waste Management Unit
  • SWPPP - Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

T

U

V

  • TCLP - Total Concentrate Leachate Procedure; Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
  • TMDL - Total Maximum Daily Load
  • TRS - Total Reduced Sulfur
  • TSCA - Toxic Substances Control Act
  • TSD - Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility
  • TSM - Transportation System Management
  • TSS - Total Suspended Solids
    • UMTRCA - Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act
    • UIC - Underground Injection Control
    • USACE - United States Army Corps of Engineers
    • UST - Underground Storage Tank
    • VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds
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