Acronyms (A-M)

 

-A-

 

 

 

ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

AEA

Atomic Energy Act of 1954

(42 U.S.C.§§ 2011-2297g-4);

 

 

Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. §§ 5801-5891)

 

 

 

 

AFO

Animal Feeding Operations

 

 

AHERA

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986

(TSCA)

 

 

 

 

ALARA

As Low as Reasonably Achievable

(AEA)

 

 

 

ALJ

Administrative Law Judge

 

 

 

AOC

Administrative Order on Consent

 

 

 

APA

Acid Precipitation Act of 1980

(42 U.S.C. §§ 8901-8912)

 

APA

Administrative Procedure Act

(5 U.S.C. §§ 551-559, 701-703)

 

ARARs

Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

 

ASLB

Atomic Safety and Licensing Board

(AEA)

 

 

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

 

 

 

 

-B-

 

 

 

BA

Biological Assessment

 

 

 

BACT

Best Available Control Technology

(CAA)

 

 

 

BAT

Best Available Technology

FWPCA, OPA, (CWA, SDWA)

 

BCT

Best Conventional Technology

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

BEN

Economic Benefit

 

 

BDAT

Best Demonstrated Available Technology

 (RCRA)

 

 

 

BiOp

Biological Opinion

 

 

BOD

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

BMP

Best Management Practices

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

BPCTCA

Best Practical Control Technology Currently Available

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

 

BPJ

Best Professional Judgment

 

 

 

BPT

Best Practicable Technology

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

 

 

-C-

 

 

 

CAA

Clean Air Act

(42 U.S.C. §§ 7401-7626)

 

CAAA

Clean Air Act Amendments

(CAA)

 

 

CAFO

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

 

 

 

 

CAMU

Corrective Action Management Unit

(RCRA)

 

 

CAPA

Critical Aquifer Protection Area

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

CD

Consent Decree

 

 

CEQ

Council on Environmental Quality

 

 

 

 

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

(42 U.S.C. §§ 9601-9675)

 

 

 

 

 

CERCLIS

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO

Carbon Monoxide

(CAA)

 

CO

Consent Order

 

 

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

 

 

COD

Chemical Oxygen Demand

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

CWA

Clean Water Act

(FWPCA)

 

CWT

Centralized Waste Treatment

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

CZMA

Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972

(16 U.S.C. §§ 1451-1464)

 

 

 

 

 

-D-

 

 

 

DEIS

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

 (NEPA)

 

 

 

DMR

Discharge Monitoring Report

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

DO

Dissolved Oxygen

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

DOJ

Department of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

-E-

 

 

 

EA

Endangerment Assessment

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

EA

Environmental Assessment

(NEPA)

 

 

EAB

Environmental Appeals Board

 

 

 

EDO

Executive Director for Operations

(AEA)

 

 

EHS

Extremely Hazardous Substance

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

(NEPA)

 

 

EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

 

 

EPD

Environmental Protection Division

(GA)

 

 

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

(42 U.S.C. §§ 11001-11050)

 

 

 

ERC

Emission Reduction Credits

(CAA)

 

 

ESA

Endangered Species Act

(15 U.S.C. §§ 1531-1544)

 

ESD

Explanation of Significant Difference

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

ESP

Electrostatic Precipitation

(CAA)

 

 

 

 

-F-

 

 

 

FBC

Fluidized Bed Combustion

(CAA)

 

 

FEIS

Final Environmental Impact Statement

 (NEPA)

 

 

FFDCA

Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act

(21 U.S.C. §§ 301-395)

 

FGD

Flue Gas Desulfurization

(CAA)

 

 

FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

(7 U.S.C. §§ 136-136y)

 

 

 

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

(APA)

 

 

FONSI

Finding of No Significant Impact

(NEPA)

 

 

FQPA

Food Quality Protection Act

(7 U.S.C. §§ 136-136y; 21 U.S.C. §§ 301-395)

 

FS

Feasibility Study

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

FWPCA

Act Federal Water Pollution Control

(33 U.S.C. §§ 1251-1387)

 

 

 

 

-G-

 

 

 

GAO

Government Accounting Office

(CAA)

 

 

GEP

Good Engineering Practice

 

 

 

GPM

Grams Per Mile

 

 

 

 

 

-H-

 

 

 

HC

Hydrocarbons

(CAA)

 

HMTA

Hazardous Materials Transportation Act

(49 U.S.C. §§ 1801-1813)

 

 

HREC

Historical Recognized Environmental Condition

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

 

HRS

Hazard Ranking System

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

HSWA

Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984

(RCRA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-I-

 

 

 

IG

Inspector General

 

IPM

Integrated Pest Management

(FIFRA)

 

 

IPPC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

 

 

 

ITC

Interagency Testing Committee

(TSCA)

 

 

ITR

Innovative Technology Requirement

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

 

 

 

-J-

 

 

 

JI

Joint Implementation

 

 

 

 

 

-L-

 

 

 

LAER

Lowest Achievable Emission Rate

(CAA)

 

 

LEPC

Local Emergency Planning Committee

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

LIA

Local Issuing Authority

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

LLRWPA

Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act

(42 U.S.C. §§ 2021b to 2021j)

 

 

LOI

Letter of Intent

 

 

LOP

Letters of Permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

-M-

 

 

 

MACT

Maximum Achievable Control Technology

(CAA)

 

 

 

MCL

Maximum Contaminant Level

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

MCLG

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

MEP

Maximum Extent Practicable

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

MMBtu

Pounds of NOx emitted per million BTU burned

 

 

 

 

MPRSA

Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972

(16 U.S.C. §§ 1431-1445; 33 U.S.C. §§ 1401-1445)

 

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA, TSCA)

 

MSW

Municipal Solid Waste

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

MSW

Municipal Solid Waste

(RCRA)

 

 

MSWLF

Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facility

(RCRA)

 

 

 

MTR

Minimum Technology Requirement

(RCRA)

 

 

 

Christopher R. Reeves, attorney, environmental, litigation, atlanta, georgia, climate change, water, Finley, lawyer, law




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