A comprehensive list of acronyms pertaining to the environment which might be encountered in procedural documentation.

ACEC  —  AREA OF CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN

ACM  —  ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

ACO  —  ADMINISTRATIVE CONSENT ORDER

ADD  —  AVERAGE DAILY DOSE

ADE  —  AVERAGE DAILY EXPOSURE

AHERA  —  ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT

AIDS  —  ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME

ALA  —  AQUIFER LAND ACQUISITION

AMT  —  ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX

ANR  —  APPROVAL NOT REQUIRED   —

ANRAD  —  ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF RESOURCE AREA DELINEATION

APA  —  ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT

APR  —  AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION RESTRICTIONS

AQCR  —  AIR QUALITY CONTROL REGION (CAA)

ARARS  —  APPLICABLE OR RELEVANT AND APPROPRIATE REQUIREMENTS (SUPERFUND)

ASHAA  —  ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS HAZARD ABATEMENT ACT OF 1984

AST  —  ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK

ASTM  —  AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS

ATSDR  —  AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY

AUL  —  ACTIVITY AND USE LIMITATION

AWCQ  —  AMBIENT WATER QUALITY CRITERIA

BACM  —  BEST AVAILABLE CONTROL MEASURES (CAA)

BACT  —  BEST AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (CAA)

BAT  —  BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY

BCT  —  BEST CONVENTIONAL POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

BDL  —  BELOW DETECTION LIMIT

BFPR   —  BOARD OF FIRE PREVENTION REGULATIONS

BLM  —  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

BLSF  —  BORDERING LAND SUBJECT TO FLOODING

BMP  —  BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (CWA)

BOD  —  BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND

BOH  —  BOARD OF HEALTH

BOL  —  BILL OF LADING

BPT  —  BEST PRACTICABLE TECHNOLOGY

BRAMA   —  BEST RESPONSE ACTION MANAGEMENT APPROACH

BRF  —  BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT FUND

BRP  —  BUREAU OF RESOURCE PROTECTION

BTEX  —  BENZENE, TOLUENE, ETHYLBENZENE, AND XYLENE

BUD  —  BENEFICIAL USE DETERMINATION

BVW  —  BORDERING VEGETATED WETLNDS

BWP  —  BUREAU OF WASTE PREVENTION

BWSC  —  BUREAU OF WASTE SITE CLEANUP

CAA  —  CLEAN AIR ACT

CAC  —  CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CAP  —  CRITERIA AIR POLLUTANT (CAA)

CBRS  —  COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES SYSTEM

CCC  —  CAPE COD COMMISSION

CDC  —  CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

CDC  —  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CODE

CDC  —  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

CE  —  CONSERVATION EASEMENT

CEM  —  CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING (CAA)

CEQ  —  COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

CERCLA  —  COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION, AND LIABILITY ACT OF 1980 (SUPERFUND)

CERCLIS  —  COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION, AND LIABILITY INFORMATION SYSTEM (SUPERFUND)

CFCs  —  CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS

CFR  —  CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

CFS  —  CUBID FEET PER SECOND

CGL  —  COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY

CGL  —  COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

CLF  —  CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION

CMR   —  CODE OF MASSACHUSETTS REGULATIONS

CMSA  —  CONSOLIDATED METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA

CO  —  CARBON MONOXIDE

COE  —  CORPS OF ENGINEERS

CPA  —  COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT

CPSC  —  CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

CR  —  CONSERVATION RESTRICTION

CRA  —  COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE ACTION

CRS  —  CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

CSC  —  CASE SCREENING COMMITTEE

CSO  —  COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW

CWA  —  CLEAN WATER ACT

CZM  —  COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT

CZMA  —  COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT ACT

DACP  —  DEPARTMENT APPROVED COMPOSTING PROGRAM

DALA  —  DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW APPEALS

DAQC  —  DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY CONTROL

DAR  —  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, FORMERLY THE DFA

DARP  —  DEPARTMENT APPROVED RECYCLING PROGRAM

dB  —  DECIBEL

DCPC  —  DISTRICT OF CRITICAL PLANNING CONCERN

DCR  —  DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION, FORMERLY THE DEM AND MDC

DCS  —  DIVISION OF CONSERVATION SERVICES

D/DBPR  —  DISINFECTION/DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS RULE

DEIAR  —  DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION ASSESSMENT REPORT

DEIR  —  DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

DEM  —  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEP  —  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (FORMERLY THE DEQE)

DFA  —  DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

DF  —  GDEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, FORMERLY THE DFWELE

DFWELE  —  DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

DHCD  —  DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

DLI  —  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

DOA  —  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

DOC  —  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

DOE  —  DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

DOER  —  DIVISION OF ENERGY RESOURCES

DOI  —  DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

DOJ  —  DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

DOL  —  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

DOT  —  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DPA  —  DEEPWATER PORTS ACT

DPH  —  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DPS  —  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

DPS  —  DOWNGRADIENT PROPERTY STATUS

DPU  —  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES

DPW  —  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

DRI  —  DEVELOPMENTS OF REGIONAL IMPACT

DSWM  —  DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

DWPC  —  DIVISION OF WATER POLLUTION CONTROL

DWS  —  DIVISION OF WATER SUPPLY

DWSRF  —  DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND

DWW  —  DIVISION OF WETLANDS AND WATERWAYS

EA  —  ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, SEE ALSO NEPA

EAJA  —  EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT

E&O  —  ERRORS AND OMISSIONS INSURANCE

ECSF  —  ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME STRIKE FORCE

EDA  —  ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA

EDIC  —  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION

EF  —  EXPOSURE FREQUENCY

EFSC  —  ENERGY FACILITIES SITING COUNCIL

EHS  —  EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

EIL  —  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPAIRMENT LIABILITY INSURANCE

EIR  —  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

EIS  —  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (NEPA)

EJ  —  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

EL  —  EMISSION LIMITATION/EFFLUENT LIMITATION (CAA/CWA)

ELM  —  ENVIRONMENTAL LOBBY OF MASSACHUSETTS

ENF  —  ENVIRONMENTAL NOTIFICATION FORM

EO  —  ENFORCEMENT ORDER

EOA  —  ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AREA

EOCD  —  EXECUTDIVE OFFICE OF COMMUNITIES AND DEVELOPMENT

EOEA  —  EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

EOT  —  EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION

EP  —  EXPOSURE PERIOD

EPA  —  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPCA  —  ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 1975

EPCRA  —  EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW-ACT

EPD  —  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION

EPH  —  EXTRACTABLE PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS

EPO  —  ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE OFFICER

ERC  —  ENFORCEMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE

ERDDAA  —  ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION AUTHORIZATION ACT

ERNS  —  EMERGENCY RESPONSE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

ERP  —  EARLY REDUCTION PROGRAM (CAA)

ESA  —  ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

ESC  —  ENDANGERED SPECIES COMMITTEE

ESECA  —  ENERGY SUPPLY AND ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATION ACT OF 1974

ESF  —  ENVIRONMENTAL STRIKE FORCE

ESWTR  —  ENHANCED SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

ETA  —  ECONOMIC TARGET AREA

EVP  —  EQUALIZED VALUATION PER CAPITA

ETR  —  EMPLOYER TRIP REDUCTION (CAA)

FAR  —  FLOOR TO AREA RATIO

FATES  —  FIFRA AND TSCA ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM

FC[A  —  FOREST CUTTING PRACTICES ACT

FDA  —  FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

FDF  —  FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT FACTORS

FEIAR  —  FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION ASSESSMENT REPORT

FEIR  —  FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

FEMA  —  FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

FERC  —  FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

FGEIR  —  FINAL GENERIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

FIFRA  —  FEDERAL INSECTICIDE, FUNGICIDE, AND RODENTICIDE ACT

FIRM  —  FEMA INSURANCE RATE MAP

FIRST  —  FACILITY INSPECTION TO REDUCE SOURCES OF TOXICS

FNSI  —  FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (NEPA)

FOIA  —  FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

FPS  —  FEET PER SECOND

FR  —  FEDERAL REGISTER

FS  —  FEASIBILITY STUDY

ESP  —  FIELD SAMPLING PLAN

FWPCA  —  FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT (aka CWA)

FWS  —  FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (DOI)

FY  —  FISCAL YEAR

GACT  —  GENERALLY AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (CAA)

GAO  —  GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (U.S. CONGRESS)

GC  —  GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

GEIR  —  GENERIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

GENF  —  GENERIC ENVIRONMENTAL NOTIFICATION FORM

GIS  —  GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

GPD  —  GALLONS PER DAY

GOOMBY  —  GET OUT OF MY BACKYARD!

GPM  —  GALLONS PER MINUTE

GW  —  GROUNDWATER

GWUI  —  GROUNDWATERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SURFACE WATERS

HAA  —  HALOACETIC ACID

HAC  —  HOUSING APPEALS COMMITTEE

HAL  —  HEALTH ADVISORY LIMIT

HAP  —  HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT

HASP  —  HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

HHS  —  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

HM  —  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

HMIC  —  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION CENTER, SEE ALSO RSPA

HMIX  —  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION EXCHANGE

HMTA  —  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION ACT

HON  —  HAZARDOUS ORGANIC NESHAP (CAA)

HQ  —  HAZARD QUOTIENT

HRS  —  HAZARD RANKING SYSTEM

HSWA  —  HAZARDOUS AND SOLID WASTE AMENDMENTS OF 1984

HUD  —  DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

HVAC  —  HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING

HW  —  HAZARDOUS WASTE

HWAC  —  HAZARDOUS WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

I&M  —  INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE (CAA)

ICC  —  INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

ICR  —  INDUSTRIAL COST RECOVERY

ICS  —  INTERMITTENT CONTROL SYSTEM, SEE ALSO  CAA

IH  —  IMMINENT HAZARD

I&I  —  [STORMWATER] INFLOW AND [GROUNDWATER] INFILTRATION, also I/I

ILSF  —  ISOLATED LAND SUBJECT TO FLOODING

I&M  —  INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE,  see also CAA

IM  —  INTERIM MEASURE

IPM  —  INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

IR  —  INGESTION RATE

IRA  —  IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ACTION

IRAP  —  IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ACTION PLAN

IRM  —  INTERIM REMEDIAL MEASURES (SUPERFUND)

IRS  —  INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

ISO  —  INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION

ISRF  —  INDUSTRIAL SITES RECYCLING FUND

IT  —  INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

IUCN  —  INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE

IWC  —  IN-STREAM WASTE CONCENTRATION (CWA)

IWPA  —  INTERIM WELLHEAD PROTECTION AREA

IWTP  —  INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

LAER  —  LOWEST ACHIEVABLE EMISSION RATE (CAA)

LC50  —  LETHAL CONCENTRATION 50 PERCENT

LD50  —  LETHAL DOSE 50 PERCENT

LDAR  —  LEAK DETECTION AND REPAIR

LDR  —  LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS (RCRA)

LEPC  —  LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE (SARA)

LEV  —  LOW EMISSION VEHICLE

LHC  —  LOCAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION

LHDC  —  LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

LLRW  —  LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

LNAPL  —  LIGHT NONAQUEOUS PHASE LIQUID

LOIS  —  LOSS OF INTERIM STATUS (SDWA)

LQ  —  GLARGE QUANTITY GENERATOR (RCRA)

LRA  —  LIMITED REMOVAL ACTION

LSP  —  LICENSED SITE PROFESSIONAL

LTBI  —  LOCATIONS TO BE INVESTIGATED

LULU  —  LOCALLY UNDESIRED LAND USE

LUST  —  LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (RCRA)

MACC  —  MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION COMMISSIONS

MACT  —  MAXIMUM ACHIEVABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (CAA)

MAPA  —  MASSACHUSETTS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT

MassPIR  —  GMASSACHUSETTS  PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP

MBDC  —  MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

MBTA  —  MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

MCL  —  MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (SDWA)

MCP  —  MUNICIPAL COMPLIANCE PLAN (CWA)

MCZM  —  MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT, also known as CZM or COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT

MDC  —  METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION

MEMR  —  MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRON-MANAGEMENT REPORT

MEP  —  MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE

MEPA  —  MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

MGL  —  MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS

MHC  —  MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION

MHD  —  MASSACHUSETTS  HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

MHFA  —  MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE FINANCING AGENCY

MHP  —  MUNICIPAL HARBOR PLAN

MIFA  —  MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRIAL FINANCE AGENCY

MMS  —  MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE (DOI)

MOA  —  MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

MOBD  —  MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

MOHML  —  MASSACHUSETTS OIL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL LIST

MOU  —  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

MPRSA  —  MARINE PROTECTION, RESEARCH, AND SANCTUARIES ACT

MRF  —  MATERIALS RECYDCLING FACILITY

MRIP  —  MASSACHUSETTS RECYCLING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

MRIP  —  MUNICIPAL RECYCLING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

MS  —  MASS SPECTROMETRY

MSA  —  METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA

MSDS  —  MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (OSHA/SARA)

MSGP  —  MULTISECTOR GENERAL PERMIT

MSHA  —  MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (DOL)

MSL  —  MASSACHUSETTS SUBSTANCE LIST

MSL  —  MEAN SEA LEVEL

MSW  —  MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE

MTCA  —  MASSACHUSETTS TORT CLAIMS ACT

MVC  —  MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMISSION

MWRA  —  MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY

NAAQS  —  NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS (CAA)

NAPAP  —  NATIONAL ACID RAIN PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (CAA)

NAPL  —  NONAQUEOUS PHASE LIQUID

NAS  —  NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

NCA  —  NOISE CONTROL ACT

NCHS  —  NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (NIH)

NCI  —  NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

NCM  —  NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF MANUFACTURE (TSCA)

NCP  —  NATIONAL CONTINGENCY PLAN (SUPERFUND)

NCP  —  NONCOMPLIANCE PENALTIES (CAA)

NCR  —  NONCOMPLIANCE REPORT (CWA)

ND  —  NONDETECT

NEDS  —  NATIONAL EMISSIONS DATA SYSTEM (CAA)

NEPA  —  NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

NESHAPs  —  NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (CAA)

NFA  —  NO FURTHER ACTION

NHESP  —  NATURAL HERITAGE AND ENDANGERED SPECIAL PROGRAM

NIH  —  NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

NIMBY  —  NOT IN MY BACK YARD!

NIMTO  —  NOT IN MY TERM OF OFFICE!

NITRA  —  NOTICE OF INTENT TO TAKE A RESPONSE ACTION

NMFS  —  NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (DOC)

NOAA  —  NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (DOC)

NOAEL  —  NO OBSERVED ADVERSE EFFECTS LEFEL

NOD  —  NOTICE OF DEFICIENCY (RCRA)

NOEL  —  NO OBSERVED EFFECTS LEVEL

NOHSCP  —  NATIONAL OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE CONTINGENCY PLAN

NOI  —  NOTICE OF INTENT

NON  —  NOTICE OF NONCOMPLIANCE (TSCA)

NOPE  —  NOT ON PLANET EARTH!

NOR  —  NOTICE OF RESPONSIBILITY

NORAs  —  NOTICE OF RESPONSE ACTION

NOV  —  NOTICE OF VIOLATION

NOV/CD  —  NOTICE OF VIOLATION/COMPLIANCE DEMAND

NOx  —  NITROGEN OXIDES

NPAA  —  NOISE POLLUTION AND ABATEMENT ACT OF 1970

NPDES  —  NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (CWA)

NPDWSA  —  NONPOTENTIAL DRINKING WATER SOURCE AREA  —

NPL  —  NATIONAL PRIORITY LIST (SUPERFUND)

NPOTW  —  NON-PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS

NPRM  —  NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

NRC  —  NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

NPS  —  NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

NRC  —  NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

NRCS  —  NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE

NRD  —  NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE

NRS  —  NUMERICAL RANKING SYSTEM

NRT  —  NATIONAL RESPONSE TEAM

NSF  —  NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

NSPS  —  NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (CAA)

NSR  —  NEW SOURCE REVIEW (CAA)

NSWMA  —  NATIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

NTCHS  —  NATIONAL TECHNICAL COMMISSION FOR HYDRIC SOILS

NWPA  —  NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACT

OALJ  —  OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

OCD  —  OFFICE OF COMMONWEALTH DEVELOPMENT

OCS  —  OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF

OCSLA  —  OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LANDS ACT

ODS  —  OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCE

OGC  —  OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

OHM  —  OIL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

OIR  —  OFFICE OF INCIDENT RESPONSE

O&M  —  OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

OMB  —  OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

OOC  —  ORDER OF COJNDITIONS

OPA  —  OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990

ORAD  —  ORDER OF RESOURCE AREA DELINEATION

ORS  —  OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STANDARDS

ORW  —  OURSTANDING RESOURCE WATERS

OSC  —  ON-SCENE COORDINATOR

OSHA  —  OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT

OSHA  —  OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

OSWER  —  OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE EMERGENCY RESPONSE

OTA  —  OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (U.S. CONGRESS)

OWM  —  OFFICE OF WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

PA  —  PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT

PAI  —  PERFORMANCE AUDIT INSPECTION (CWA)

PAN  —  PENALTY ASSESSMENT NOTICE

PCBs  —  POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS

PCS  —  PERMIT COMPLIANCE SYSTEM (CWA)

PDWSA  —  POTENTIAL DRINKING WATER SOURCE AREA

PEL  —  PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LEVEL

PGP  —  PROGRAMMATIC GENERAL PERMIT

PI  —  PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

PIP  —  PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PLAN

PM 10  —  PARTICULATE MATTER SMALLER THAN 10 MICRONS IN DIAMETER (CAA)

PMCL  —  PROPOSED MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL

PMN  —  PREMARKET NOTIFICATION (TSCA)

PNF  —  PROJECT NOTIFICATION FORM

POTW  —  PUBLICLY-OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (CWA)

PPA  —  PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

PPA  —  POTENTIALLY PRODUCTIVE AQUIFER

PPB  —  PARTS PER BILLION

PPM  —  PARTS PER MILLION

PQL  —  PRACTICAL QUANTITATION LIMIT

PRA  —  PRELIMINARY RESPONSE ACTION

PRP  —  POTENTIALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTIES (SUPERFUND)

PSD  —  PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (CAA)

PSI  —  PER SQUARE INCH

PSTF  —  PRIVATE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES

PUD  —  PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

PVC  —  POLYVINYL CHLORIDE

PWSS  —  PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM (SDWA)

QA  —  QUALITY ASSURANCE

QC  —  QUALITY CONTROL

QNCR  —  QUARTERLY NONCOMPLIANCE REPORT

R&D  —  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

RA  —  REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR

RA  —  REMEDIAL ACTION

RAC  —  REDEVELOPMENT ACCESS TO CAPITAL (FUND)

RACM  —  REASONABLY AVAILABLE CONTROL MEASURES (CAA)

RACT  —  REASONABLY AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (CAA)

RAM  —  RELEASE ABATEMENT MEASURES

RAO  —  RESPONSE ACTION OUTCOME (OPINION)

RAP  —  REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN

RAPS  —  RESPONSE ACTION PERFORMANCE STANDARD

PBC  —  RETATING BIOLOGICAL CONTACTOR

RC  —  REPORTABLE CONCENTRATIONS

RCRA  —  RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT

R&D  —  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

RD  —  REMEDIAL DESIGN (SUPERFUND)

RE  —  REPORTABLE EVENT

RFD  —  REQUEST FOR DETERMINATION

RDA  —  REQUEST FOR DETERMINATION OF APPLICABILITY

RE  —  REPORTABLE EVENT

RFI  —  REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

RFI  —  RCRA FACILITY INVESTIGATION

RFP  —  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

RFR  —  REQUEST FOR RESPONSES

RI  —  RECONNAISSANCE INSPECTION (CWA)

RI/FS  —  REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION/FEASIBILITY STUDY (SUPERFUND)

RIA  —  REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS

RIP  —  RCRA IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

RLF  —  REVOLVING LOAN FUND

RLUIPA  —  RELIGIOUS LAND USE AND INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS ACT  —

RMCL  —  RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS (SDWA)

RMP  —  RISK MANAGEMENT PLANS (CAA)

RMRs  —  REMEDIAL MONITORING REPORTS

RNF  —  RELEASE NOTIFICATION FORM

ROD  —  RECORD OF DECISION

ROS  —  REMEDY OPERATION STATUS

RP  —  RESPONSIBLE PARTY

RPAR  —  REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION AGAINST REGISTRATION (FIFRA)

RPM  —  REMEDIAL PROJECT MANAGER (SUPERFUND)

RQ  —  REPORTABLE QUANTITIES

RRIP  —  REMEDIAL RESPONSE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

RRT  —  REGIONAL RESPONSE TEAM

RSPA  —  RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS  ADMINISTRATION

RTA  —  REQUEST TO ALTER [a significant habitat]

RTN  —  RELEASE TRACKING NUMBER

RTP  —  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (NORTH CAROLINA)

RUP  —  RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE (FIFRA)

RWD  —  REMEDIAL WASTEWATER DISCHARGE

SAC  —  SUSPENDED AND CANCELED PESTICIDES (FIFRA)

SACM  —  SUPERFUND ACCELERATED CLEANUPS MODEL

SARA  —  SUPERFUND AMENDMENTS AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1986

SCBA  —  SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS

SCORP  —  STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN

SCS  —  SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE (DOA)

SDDW  —  SMALL DIAMETER DRIVEN WELL

SDWA  —  SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT

SERC  —  STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION (SARA)

SHPO  —  STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER

SIC  —  STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION

SIP  —  STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (CAA)

SITE  —  SUPERFUND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION

SLAPP  —  STRATEGIC LAWSUIT AGAINST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

SMCRA  —  SURFACE MINING CONTROL AND RECLAMATION ACT OF 1977

SNARL  —  SUGGESTED NO ADVERSE RESPONSE LEVEL

SNC  —  SIGNIFICANT NONCOMPLIERS

SNUR  —  SIGNIFICANT NEW USE RULE (TSCA)

SO2  —  SULFUR DIOXIDE

SOC  —  SUPERSEDING ORDER OF CONDITIONS

SOP  —  STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE

SOW  —  SCOPE OF WORK

S0x  —  SULFUR OXIDE

SPCC  —  SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND CONTAINMENT (CWA)

SPGA  —  SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTING AUTHORITY

SQBE  —  SMALL QUANTITY BURNER EXEMPTION (RCRA)

SQ  —  GSMALL QUANTITY GENERATOR (RCRA)

SRF  —  STATE REVOLVING FUND

SRM  —  SUBSTANTIAL RELEASE MIGRATION

SSURO  —  STOP SALE, USE, AND REMOVAL ORDER (FIFRA)

STEL  —  SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE LIMIT

STEP  —  STRATEGIC ENVIROTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP

STMs  —  SHORT-TERM MEASURES

SVE  —  SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION

SW  —  SOLID WASTE

SW  —  SURFACE WATER

SWANA  —  SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA

SWMM  —  STORMWATER MANAGEMENT MODEL

SWDA  —  SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ACT

SWTR  —  SURFACE WATER TREATMENT RULE

TA  —  GTECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANT

TCLP  —  TOXIC CHARACTERISTIC LEACHING PROCEDURE

TCM  —  TRANSPORTATION CONTROL MEASURE (CAA)

TCP  —  TRANSPORTATION CONTROL PLAN (CAA)

TCRF  —  TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE FORM (SARA TITLE III)

TDR  —  TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

TMDL  —  TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD

TOR  —  THREAT OF RELEASE

TPH  —  TOTAL PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS

TPQ  —  THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY (SARA TITLE III)

TPY  —  TONS PER YEAR

TQ  —  THREASHOLD QUANTITY

TRAC  —  TOXIC REDUCTIOJN AND CONTROL

TRI  —  TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

TRO  —  TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

TSCA  —  TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT

TSD  —  TREATMENT, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

TSDF  —  TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL FACILITY (RCRA)

TSP  —  TOTAL SUSPENDED PARTICULATES (CAA)

TSS  —  TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS (CWA)

TTHM  —  TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANE

TUR  —  TOXICS USE REDUCTION

TURA  —  TOXICS USE REDUCTION ACT

TURP  —  TOXICS USE REDUCTION PLANNER

UCL  —  UPPER CONCENTRATION LIMIT

UFFI  —  UREAFORMALDEHYDE FOAM INSULATION

UIC  —  UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL (SDWA)

ULEV  —  ULTRA LOW EMISSION VEHICLE

UN  —  UNITED NATIONS

UNEP  —  UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

URAM  —  UTILITY RELATED ABATEMENT MEASURE

USACOE  —  U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

USC  —  UNITED STATES CODE

USCA  —  UNITED STATES CODE ANNOTATED

USDA  —  UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

USDW  —  UNDERGROUND SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER

USEPA  —  U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

USFWS  —  U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

USGS  —  UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (DOI)

UST  —  UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (RCRA)

UV  —  ULTRAVIOLET

VHAP  —  VOLATILE HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT (CAA)

VOA  —  VOLATILE ORGANIC ANALYSIS

VOC  —  VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (CAA)

VPH/EPH  —  VOLATILE AND EXTRACTABLE PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS

WAP  —  WASTE ANALYSIS PLAN (RCRA)

WHO  —  WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (UN)

WIC  —  WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN

WLA/TMDL   —  WASTELOAD ALLOCATION/TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (CWA)

WMA  —  WATER MANAGEMENT ACT

WPA  —  WETLANDS PROTECTION ACT

WQC  —  WATER QUALITY CRITERIA

WQS  —  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS (CWA)

WRC  —  WATER RESOURCES COMMISSION

WWPT  —  WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

ZEV  —  ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE