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Acronyms
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A

 

ACoE

Army Corps of Engineers

AELOS

Atmospheric Exchange Over Lakes and Oceans Study

AIRS

Aerometric Information Retrieval System

AMS

Area and Mobile Source

AOC(s)

Area(s) of Concern

ANS

Aquatic Nuisance Species

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of USDA

ARCS

Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Program

ARDC

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

 

 

B

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BACT

Best Available Control Technology

BAF

Bioaccumulation Factor

BAT

Best Available Technology

BEC

Binational Executive Committee

BMP

Best Management Practice

BCC(s)

Bioaccumulation Chemical(s) of Concern

BCF

Bioconcentration Factor

BOD

Biological Oxygen Demand

BTS

Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy: Canada-US Strategy for the Virtual Elimination of Persistent Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes

BTU

British Thermal Unit

BUI

Beneficial use impairment

BUIA

Beneficial use impairment assessment

BW10

Break Wear less than 10 microns

BWSR

Board of Water and Soil Resources

 

 

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CAA

Clean Air Act

CAAA

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

CAR

California Air Resources Board

CAS

Chemical Abstract Service

CDF(s)

Confined Disposal Facility (-ies)

CEPA

Canadian Environmental Protection Act

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (the "SuperFund" act)

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CGAux

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

CGLG

Council of Great Lakes Governors

CGLI

Council of Great Lakes Industries

CLSES

Center for Lake Superior Environmental Studies

COA

Canada-Ontario Agreement

CREP

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

CRP

Conservation Reserve Program

CSO

Combined Sewer Overflow

CWA

Clean Water Act

CWAR

Clean Water Act Reauthorization

CWE

Center for Water and the Environment

CZARA

Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990

CZMA

Coastal Zone Management Act

 

 

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DDT

Dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane

DNR

Department of Natural Resources

DVMT

Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled

 

 

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EC

Environment Canada

ECA

Ecosystem alternative

EEGLE

Episodic Events - Great Lakes Experiment

EET

Emission Estimating Techniques

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EIIP

Emission Inventory Improvement Program

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EIS (2)

Emission Inventory System

EJ

Environmental justice

EMAP

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

EOSC

Ecosystem objectives subcommittee

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERL

Environmental Research Laboratory - Duluth

ESA

Endangered Species Act

ESAR

Endangered Species Act Reauthorization

ESP

Electrostatic Precipitator

EVHC

Evaporation Hydrocarbon

EXHC

Exhaust Hydrocarbon

EXPM

Exhaust Particulate Matter

 

 

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FAEED

FAA Aircraft Engine Emission Database

FCA

Fish Consumption Advisory

FCGO

Fish Community Goals and Objectives (as developed by the Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission)

FCM

Fuzzy cognitive map model

FIELDS

Fully-integrated environmental locational decision support system

FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

FIRE

Factor Information Retrieval System

FPRT

Fuel Process Rate

FWPCA

Federal Water Pollution Control Act

 

 

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GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GL2000

Great Lakes 2000

GLC

Great Lakes Commission

GLCP

Great Lakes Critical Pollutants

GLCPA

Great Lakes Critical Programs Act

GLEI

Great Lakes Emissions Inventory

GLERL

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

GLFC

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

GLIFWC

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

GLI

Great Lakes Initiative

GLIN

Great Lakes Information Network

GLLFAS

Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

GLNPO

Great Lakes National Program Office

GLPF

Great Lakes Protection Fund

GLSLB

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Basin project (Canada)

GLTxRE

Great Lakes Toxics Reduction Effort

GLWQA

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

GLWQG

Great Lakes Water Quality Guidance

GLWQI

Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative

 

 

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HAP

Hazardous Air Pollutant

HAP (2)

Hazardous Air Pollution

HCB

Hexachlorobenzene

HDDV

Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles

HDGV

Heavy-Duty Gasoline Vehicles

Hg

Mercury

 

 

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IADN

Integrated atmospheric deposition network

IAGLR

International Association for Great Lakes Research

IDEM

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

IDNR

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

IEPA

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

IGLADN

Integrated Great Lakes Atmospheric Deposition Network

I&I

Inflow and Infiltration

IJC

International Joint Commission

ILSR

Institute for Lake Superior Research

IMS

Information Management System

IPM

Integrated Pest Management

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

 

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LA

Load Allocation

LaMP(s)

Lakewide Management Plan(s)

LCMR

Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources

LC50

Lethal Concentration 50%

LD50

Lethal Dose 50%

LDDV

Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles

LDDT

Light-Duty Diesel Trucks

LDGV

Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles

LDGT1

Light-Duty Gasoline Trucks (from 0 to 6000 lbs gross vehicle weight)

LDGT2

Light-Duty Gasoline Trucks (from 6000 to 8500 lbs gross vehicle weight)

LEC

Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission

LEMP

Lake Erie at the Millennium Plan

LGU

Local Governmental Unit

LMMB

Lake Michigan Mass Balance Study

LMMC

Lake Michigan Management Committee

LMMCC

Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordinating Council

LOEC

Lowest Observable Effect Concentration

LSC

Lake Superior Center

LLO

Large Lakes Observatory

LSRI

Lake Superior Research Institute

LtxRI

Great Lakes Toxics Reduction Initiative

 

 

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MAC

Maximum acceptable concentration (used for Canadian guidelines)

MACT

Maximum Achievable Control Technology

MC

Motorcycles

MCEI

Minnesota Criteria Pollutant Emission Inventory

MCL

Maximum concentration limit (used for U.S. standards and guidelines)

MDEQ

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

MDH

Minnesota Department of Health

MDNR

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

MED

Mid-Continent Ecology Division

MERLA

Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act

MISA

Municipal Industrial Strategy for Abatement

MM

Management Measures

MNDNR

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

MOBILES

U.S. EPA's Vehicle Emissions Model

MPCA

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

 

 

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NAAQS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NAICS

North American Industry Classification System

NATA

National Air Toxics Assessment

NAWMP

North American Waterfowl Management Plan

NaWQA

National Water Quality Assessment Program

NBS

National Biological Service

n. e. c.

Not Elsewhere Classified

NEMEEC

Northeastern Minnesota Environmental and Economic Council

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NESHAP

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NEVES

Non-road Engine and Vehicle Emission Study

NIS

Non-indigenous invasive species

NMWE

Northeast Minnesota Waste Exchange

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOEC

No Observable Effect Concentration

NOx

Nitrogen Oxides

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPL

National Priorities List

NPRI

National pollutant release inventory (Canada)

NPS

Nonpoint Source Pollution

NRCS

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRDC

Natural Resources Defense Council

NRRI

Natural Resources Research Institute

NSERC

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSG

National Sea Grant

NSGCP

National Sea Grant College Program

NSI

National sediment inventory (U.S.)

NSMB

North Shore Management Board

NSMP

North Shore Management Plan

NTI

National Toxic Inventory

NWI

National Wetlands Inventory

NWP

Nationwide Permit

NWRI

National Water Research Institute (Canada)

NYDEC

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

 

 

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OCS

Octachlorostyrene

ODNR

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

OEPA

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

OFAH

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

OHW

Ordinary High Water Mark

OIRW

Outstanding International Resource Waters

OMNR

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

OMNR

Office of Mobile Standards

ONRW

Outstanding National Resource Waters

ORVW

Outstanding Resource Value Waters

OSI

Ohio sediment inventory

 

 

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P2 or P2

Pollution Prevention

PAH(s)

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon(s)

PART5

U.S. EPA's Highway Vehicle Particulate Emission Factor Model

PBT(s)

Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic(s)

PCB(s)

Polychlorinated biphenyl(s)

PCS

Permit Compliance System

PDEP

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

pH

A numeric value that indicates relative acidity and alkalinity on a scale of 1 to 14.

PM

Particulate Matter

POTW

Publicly Owned Treatment Works

ppb

parts per billion

ppm

parts per million

ppt

parts per thousand

 

 

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QA

Quality Assurance

QC

Quality Control

 

 

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RAPIDS

Regional Air Pollutant Inventory Development System

RAP(s)

Remedial Action Plan(s)

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

REMAP

Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

RFG

Reformulated Gasoline

 

 

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SAB

Great Lakes Science Advisory Board

SAMS

SIP Air Pollutant Inventory Management System

SARA

Superfund Amendment Reauthorization Act

SCC

Source Classification Code

SCS

Soil Conservation Service

SDD

Secchi Disk Depth

SGLFMP

Strategic Great Lakes Fisheries Management Plan

SIC

Standard Industrial Classification

SIP

State Implementation Plan

SNA

Designated Scientific and Natural Areas

SO2

Sulfur Dioxide

SOLEC

State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conferences

SotLSBRS

State of the Lake Superior Basin Reporting Series

SSD

Source Summary Database

SSO

Separate/Sanitary Sewer Overflow

StAR

Science to Achieve Results grant program of U.S. EPA (Office of Research and Development)

STEPS

State Environmental Programs Systems

STP

Sewage Treatment Plant

SWCD(s)

Soil and Water Conservation District(s)

 

 

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TANKS

Storage Tank Emissions Software

TCC

LaMP Technical Coordinating Committee

TCDD

2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (dioxin)

TMDL

Total Maximum Daily Load

TOG

Total Organic Gases

TPPA

Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention Act

TRI

Toxic Release Inventory (System)

TW10

Tire Wear less than 10 microns

 

 

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USC

United States Code

USCG

U.S. Coast Guard

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USEPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

USGS-BRD

Biological Resources Division of USGS

 

 

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VOC(s)

Volatile Organic Compound(s)

 

 

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WCA

Wetland Conservation Act

WCAR

Wetland Conservation Act Rules

WDNR

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

WET

Whole Effluent Toxicity Test

WHO

World Health Organization

WIDNR

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

WLA

Wasteload Allocation

WLSRRMC

Western Lake Superior Region Resource Management Cooperative

WLSSD

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District

WPCF

Water Pollution Control Facility

WPCP

Water Pollution Control Plant

WWTP

Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

 

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ZID

Zone of Initial Dilution

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