Acronyms (N-Z)

-N-

 

 

 

NAAQS

 

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

 

(CAA)

 

 

 

NBAR

Nonbinding Preliminary Allocation of Responsibility

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

 

NCP

National Contingency Plan

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

(42 U.S.C. §§ 4321-4347)

 

 

NESHAP

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

(CAA)

 

 

 

 

NFRAP

No Further Remedial Action Planned

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization

 

 

 

NIMBY

Not In My Back Yard

 

 

 

NMSS

Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

(AEA)

 

 

 

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

 

 

 

NOV

Notice of Violation

(CAA)

NOx

Nitrogen Oxide

 

 

 

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

NPDWS

National Primary Drinking Water Standards

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

NPL

National Priorities List

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

NPS

Non-Point Source

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

NRC

National Response Center

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA, CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

NRR

Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

(AEA)

 

 

NRT

National Response Team

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

NSPS

New Source Performance Standards 

(CAA)

NSR

New Source Review

(CAA)

 

 

NTP

National Toxicology Program

(PHSA)

 

 

 

NWPA

Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982

(42 U.S.C. §§ 10101-10270)

 

 

 

-O-

 

 

 

O3

Ozone

 

 

OCR

Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

(AEA)

 

 

 

OE

Office of Enforcement

(AEA)

 

 

OECA

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

(RCRA)

 

 

 

 

OERR

Office of Emergency and Remedial Response

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

OI

Office of Investigations

(AEA)

 

 

OPA

Oil Pollution Act of 1990

(33 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2761)

 

OPPTS

Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances

(TSCA)

 

 

 

 

OSC

On-Scene Coordinator

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

(29 U.S.C. §§ 651-678)

 

 

OSW

Office of Solid Waste

(RCRA)

 

 

OSWER

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

(RCRA)

 

 

 

 

OU

Operable Unit

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

 

-P-

 

 

 

PA/SI

Investigation Preliminary Assessment and Site

 

 

PCB

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

 

 

PDD

Preauthorization Decision Document

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

PEL

Permissible Exposure Limit

(OSHA)

 

 

pH

Measure of acidity (in terms of activity of hydrogen)

 

 

 

 

 

PHE

Public Health Evaluation

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

PHSA

Public Health Service Act

(SDWA)

 

 

PM

Particle Matter

 

 

PMN

Pre-Manufacturing Notices

(TSCA)

 

 

POTW

Publicly Owned Treatment Works

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

PPA

Prospective Purchaser Agreement

 

 

 

 

PPM

Parts Per Million

 

 

PRP

Potentially Responsible Party

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

PSD

Prevention of Significant Deterioration

(CAA)

 

 

 

-Q-

 

 

 

QA/QC

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

 

-R-

 

 

RA

Remedial Action

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

RACT

Reasonably Available Control Technology

(CAA)

 

 

 

RAM

Real-Time Air-Quality Simulation Model

(CAA)

 

 

 

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

(42 U.S.C. §§ 6901-6992)

 

 

RCRIS

RCRA Information System

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

RD

Remedial Design

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

REC

Recognized Environmental Condition

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

RD/RA

Remedial Design/Remedial Action

 

 

 

 

RFA

RCRA Facility Assessment

(RCRA)

 

 

RFI

RCRA Facility Investigation

(RCRA)

 

 

RI

Remedial Investigation

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

RMP

Risk Management Plan

(CAA)

 

 

ROD

Record of Decision

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

RPAR

Rebuttable Presumption Against Registration

(FIFRA)

 

 

 

 

RPM

Remedial Project Manager

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

RQ

Reportable Quantity

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

RVP

Reid Vapor Pressure

(CAA)

 

 

 

-S-

 

 

 

SAB

Science Advisory Board

 

 

 

SACM

Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986

(see CERCLA and EPCRA)

 

 

 

SBZ

Stream Buffer Zone

 

 

 

SCAP

Superfund Comprehensive Accomplishments Plan

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

 

SDWA

Safe Drinking Water Act

(42 U.S.C.§§ 300f-300j-26)

 

SECY

Secretary of the Commission Paper

(AEA)

 

 

SEIS

Supplementary Environmental

Impact Statement

 

 

 

 

 

SEP

Supplemental Environmental

Project

 

 

 

 

 

SERC

State Emergency Response Commission

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

SETS

Superfund Enforcement Tracking System

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

SIP

State Implementation Plan

(CAA)

 

 

 

SMCL

Secondary MCL

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

SMCRA

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977

(30 U.S.C. §§ 1201-1328 )

 

 

 

SNUR

Significant New Use Rule

(TSCA)

 

 

SO2

Sulfur Dioxide

(CAA)

 

SOCMI

Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

 

SOW

Statement of Work

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

SPCC

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

SQR

Small Quality Generator

 

 

 

SRM

Staff Requirements Memorandum

(AEA)

 

 

STEL

Short-Term Exposure Limit

(OSHA)

SWDA

Solid Waste Disposal Act

(RCRA)

 

 

SWMU

Solid Waste Management Unit

(RCRA)

 

 

SWTCP

Surface Water Toxic Controls Program

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

 

 

-T-

 

 

 

TAG

Technical Assistance Grant

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

TCE

Trichloroethylene

 

 

TCLP

Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure

(RCRA)

 

 

 

 

TMDL

Total Maximum Daily Load

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act

(15 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2671)

 

TSDF

Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility

(RCRA)

 

 

 

TSP

Total Suspended Particulates

(CAA)

 

 

TSS

Total Suspended Solids

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

 

 

-U-

 

 

 

UAO

Unilateral Administrative Order

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA)

 

 

UIC

Underground Injection Control

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

 

UMTRCA

Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978

(42 USC §§ 7901-7942)

 

 

 

UST

Underground Storage Tank

(CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA, RCRA)

 

 

 

-V-

 

 

 

VMT

Vehicle Miles Traveled

(CAA)

 

 

VOC

Volatile Organic Compound

(CAA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

-W-

 

 

WQA

Water Quality Act of 1987

(FWPCA)

 

 

WQMP

Water Quality Management Plan

(CWA, FWPCA, OPA, SDWA)

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

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