For Your Reference

Water Freedom System

Survive Global Water Shortages

Get Instant Access

Below is a list of selected symbols, abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms that are used regularly throughout the articles in this book.

ACh acetylcholine

ACM asbestos-containing materials

ACTION Activists' Center for Training in Organizing and Networking

AEC Atomic Energy Commission

AFL Affiliated Federation of Labor

AFT American Federation of Teachers

AHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

AHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Amendment

AMD acid mine drainage

ANILCA Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

ANWR Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

AOC Area of Concern

APA Administrative Procedures Act

APCA Air Pollution Control Act

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

As arsenic

ATCA Alien Torts Claims Act

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

BCC bioaccumulating chemical

BCC bioaccumulative chemical

BCF bioconcentration factor

BEAR Business and Environmentalists Allied for Recycling

BHC benzene hexachloride

BMP best management practice

BTNRC

C-BA

C2H6

C3H8

(CH3)2Hg

C4H10

CAAA

CAFE

CAFO

CCHW

CEQ CERCLA

CGIAR

CH3Hg+

ChE CHEJ CHP CITES

CLEAR

biochemical oxygen demand

Brookhaven Town Natural Resources Committee

British Thermal Unit carbon

Celsius

Cost-benefit analysis ethane propane mercury—methylmercury compound butane

Clean Air Act

Clean Air Act Amendments corporate average fuel economy concentrated animal feeding operation

Campaign Against Pollution chromated copper arsenate

Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes cadmium

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

[President's] Council on Environmental Quality

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act chlorofluorocarbon

Code of Federal Regulations

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research mercury—methylmercury compound methane cholinesterase

Center for Health, Environment and Justice combined heat and power

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

Environmental Working Group Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research carbon monoxide

Co cobalt

CO2 carbon dioxide

CPAST Corporation for Public Access to Science and Technology

Cr chromium

CRJ United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice

CSD Commission on Sustainable Development

CSISSFRRA Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act

CSO Combined Sewer Overflow

CSO Community Service Organization

Cu copper

CWA Clean Water Act

CWS community water system

DBP disinfection by-product

DDT dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane

DEA Drug Enforcement Agency

DES diethylstilbestrol

DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DNA deoxyribonucleic acid

DNAPL dense nonaqueous phase liquid

DO dissolved oxygen

DOA U.S. Department of Agriculture

DOE U.S. Department of Energy

DOJ U.S. Department ofJustice

DOL U.S. Department of Labor

DOT U.S. Department of Transportation

E-coli Escherichia coli

E-FOIA Electronic Freedom of Information Act

EC European Community

ECOSO U.N. Economic and Social Council

ED effective dose

EDA Emergency Declaration Area

EDC ethylene dichloride

EDF Environmental Defense Fund

EEA European Environment Agency

EF ecological footprint

EPCRA

ERNS

FeS2

FICAN

FIFRA

FOIA

FTIR

FWPCA

GASP

GATT

GIPME

GLOBE

Earth First!

ecological footprint analysis

Energy Information Administration environmental impact statement

Earth Liberation Front extremely low frequency electromagnetic field

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act efflux pump inhibitor extended producer responsibility

Emergency Response Notification System

European Union

Fahrenheit

Federal Bureau of Investigation

U.S. Food and Drug Administration iron sulfide (incl. marcasite and pyrite)

Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Freedom of Information Act

Federal Trade Commission

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

Federal Water Pollution Control Act

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granular activated carbon

Group Against Smog and Pollution

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade gross domestic product

World Bank's Global Environmental Facility geosynchronous Earth orbit greenhouse gas

Global Investigation of Pollution in the Marine Environment

Geographic Information System

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment

GMA

Grocery Manufacturers of America

GPS

Global Positioning System

H

hydrogen

H2SO4

sulfuric acid

HAA

hormonally active agent

HAP

hazardous air pollutant

HC

hydrocarbon

HFC

hydrofluorocarbon

Hg

mercury

HGP

Human Genome Project

HgS

cinnabar

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHW

household hazardous waste

HPLC

high-performance liquid chromatography

HSWA

Hazardous and Solid Wastes Amendment

HYV

high-yielding variety

IADC

Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAP2

International Association for Public Participation

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

IBI

Index of Biotic Integrity

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

ICP-AES

inductively coupled plasma emission spectra

IDA

International Dark Sky Association

IEGMP

Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones

IIED

International Institute for Environment and Development

IMF

International Monetary Fund

INPO

Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

IOS

International Organization for Standardization

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPM

integrated pest management

IR

infrared

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

IWI

index of water indicators

LC

lethal concentration

LC-72 London Convention 1972

LCA life cycle analysis

LCA life cycle assessment

LD lethal dose

LEO low Earth orbit

LEPC Local Emergency Planning Committee

LNAPL light nonaqueous phase liquid

LQG large-quantity generator

LUST leaking underground storage tank

MACT Maximum Achievable Control Act

MACT Maximum Achievable Control Technology

MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ship 1973

MASSPIRG Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group

MCL maximum concentration load

MCL maximum contaminant level

MEO middle Earth orbit

MGD million gallons per day

Mha million hectare

MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MNA Monitored Natural Attenuation

MPG miles per gallon

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet

MSW municipal solid waste

MSWLF municipal solid waste landfill

MTBE methyl tertiary-butyl ether

MTD maximum tolerated dose

MW megawatt

MWTA Medical Waste Tracking Act

N nitrogen

N2 atmospheric nitrogen

N2O nitrous oxide

NAAEC North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

NAAEE North American Association for Environmental Education

NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

NAPL nonaqueous phase chemical

NAPL nonaqueous phase liquid

NAS U.S. National Academy of Sciences

NASA U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCA Noise Control Act

NEA National Education Association

NEMO Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials

NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

NESHAP National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NFWA National Farm Workers Association

NGO nongovernmental organization

NH3 methane

NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute

Ni nickel

NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIMBY not-in-my-backyard

NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NO nitric oxide

NO2 nitrogen dioxide

NO3 nitrate

NOx nitrogen oxide

NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NOEL no observable effect level

NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPL National Priorities List

NPL National Priority List

NPPR National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

NPRI National Pollution Release Inventory

NPS National Park Service

NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRDA Natural Resource Damage Assessment

NRDC Natural Resources Defense Council

NSR New Source Review

NSRB Nuclear Safety Regulatory Board

NSTA National Science Teachers Association

NTC National Toxics Campaign

O oxygen

O&M operations and maintenance

02 molecular oxygen

03 ozone

ODA Ocean Dumping Act

OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

ONAC Office of Noise Abatement and Control

OPA Oil Pollution Act

OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPP Oil Pollution Prevention Act

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OTEC ocean thermal energy conversion

P2 pollution prevention

PAC polycyclic aromatic compound

PACCE People Against a Chemically Contaminated Environment

PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

Pb lead

PBB polybrominated biphenyl

PBT persistent bioaccumulative and toxic chemical

PCB polychlorinated biphenyl

PCC primary combustion chamber

PCDD polychlorinated dibenzo dioxin

PCDF polychlorinated dibenzo furan

PCE perchloroethylene

PCN polychlorinated naphthalene

PCP pentachlorophenol

PCP Principia Cybernetica Project

PCSD President's Council on Sustainable Development

PEM proton exchange membrane

PERC perchloroethylene

PET polyethylene terephthalate

PIC Prior Informed Consent

PIRG Public Interest Research Group

PM particulate matter

PO43- phosphate ions or groups

POP persistent organic pollutant

POTW publicly owned treatment works

PPA Pollution Prevention Act

PPCP pharmaceutical and personal care product

PPE personnel protective equipment

PrepCom preparatory committee

PS polystyrene

PSAC President's Science Advisory Committee

PV photovoltaic

PVC polyvinyl chloride

RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RDF refuse-derived fuel

ReDo Reuse Development Organization

RF radio frequency

RMP recommended agricultural practice

RRA Resource Recovery Act

RTK Right to Know

S sulfur

SANE Sane Nuclear Policy

SARA Superfund Act

SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

SB styrene-butadiene

SCC secondary combustion chamber

SDS Students for a Democratic Society

Se selenium

SEED Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development

SEJ Society of Environmental Journalists

SEP Supplemental Environmental Project

SERC State Emergency Response Commission

SF sulfur hexafluoride

SHAC Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty

SIP State Implementation Plan

SLAPP Strategic Litigation against Public Participation

SMCRA Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

SO2 sulfur dioxide

SO4 sulfate

SOC soil organic carbon

SQG small-quantity generator

Superfund Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

SUV sport utility vehicle

SWDA Safe Drinking Water Act

TBT tributyltin

TCDD tetrachloro dibenzo dioxin

TCE trichloroethylene

TEF Toxicity Equivalency Factor

TEPP tetraethyl pyrophosphate

THM trihalomethanes

TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load

TMI Three Mile Island

TOMS/EP Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer on the Earth Probe Satellite

TRI Toxic Release Inventory

TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act

TSP total particulate matter

TT Treatment Technique

U uranium

UCC United Church of Christ

UCS Union of Concerned Scientists

UFW United Farm Workers of America

UK United Kingdom

UN United Nations

UNCED U.N. Conference on Environment and Development

UNCHE U.N. Conference on the Human Environment

UNEP U.N. Environmental Programme

US United States of America

USDA

USGAO

USGS

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. General Accounting Office U.S. Geological Survey underground storage tank ultraviolet volatile organic compound Whole Effluent Toxicity Workers Health Bureau of America World Health Organization Works Progress Administration World Resources Institute Women Strike for Peace World Trade Center waste to energy World Trade Organization zone of initial dilution zinc zero population growth

This page intentionally left blank

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Disaster Survival Guides Collection

Disaster Survival Guides Collection

This is a set of 3 guides all about surviving disasters. Within this set you will learn the following subjects: Earthquakes, Evacuations, Survivor Family and Tsunami.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment