AAQS Ambient Air Quality Standards
AQC Air Quality Criteria
ARAR Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Standards, Limitations, Criteria and Requirements
AST Aboveground Storage Tank
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


BACM Best Available Control Measures
BCAT Best Available Control Technology
BER Business Environmental Risk
BMP Best Management Practice(s)
BOD Biochemical/Biological Oxygen Demand
BPJ Best Professional Judgement
BUSTR Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (Ohio)


CAA Clean Air Act
CAP Corrective Action Plan
CE Conditionally Exempt Generators
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (aka “Superfund”)
CFC Chlorofluorocarbons
CFR Code of federal Regulations
CWA Clean Water Act (aka FWPAC)
CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act


DCP Due Care Plan
DDCC Documentation of Due Care Compliance
DEQ Department of Environmental Quality
DO Dissolved Oxygen
DOJ United States Department of Justice
DOT United States Department of Transportation


EA Environmental Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EMS Environmental Management System
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPCRA Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (part of the Superfund Amendments
and Reauthorization Act, Title III)
ESA Endangered Species Act
ESA Environmental Site Assessment


FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FR Federal Register
FS Feasibility Study
FAR Final Assessment Report
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FWPAC Federal Water Pollution Control Act


GRCC Generic Residential Cleanup Criteria


HRS Hazard Ranking System
HW Hazardous Waste
HWI Hazardous Waste Index
HWM Hazardous Waste Management
HSWA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments
HREC Historical Recognized Environmental Condition
HUD United States Dep. Of Housing and Urban Development


IDEM Indiana Department of Environmental Management
IEPA Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
I/M Inspection and Maintenance
IRAA Indoor Radon Abatement Act


KDEP Kentucky Department of Environmental Management


LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tank


MDEQ Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
MSDS Materials Safety Data Sheet
MSWLF Municipal Solid Waste Landfill


NCP National Contingency Plan
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NREPA National Resources and Environmental Protection Act
NFA No Further Action (letter)
NOHSCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan
NOD Notice of Deficiencies
NOI Notice of Intent
NOV Notice of Violations
NPL National Priorities List
NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System


OBDA Ocean Dumping Ban Act; also known as the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act
OEPA Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
O/M Operation and Maintenance
OPA Oil Pollution Act
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act


Part 201 Part 201 of Michigan’s NREPA
Part 211 Part 211 of Michigan’s NREPA
Part 213 Part 213 of Michigan’s NREPA
PA Preliminary Assessment
Pb Lead
Phase I ESA Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Phase II ESA Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
PCB Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls
PEC Potential Environmental Concern
PFAS Poly-and per-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (aka Rockford Tonic)
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
POWTW Publicly Owned Waste treatment Works
PPA Pollution Prevention Act
PPB Parts Per Billion (e.g. ug/kg, ug/l)
PPM Parts Per Million (e.g. mg/kg, mg/l)
PPT Parts per Trillion (e.g. ng/kg, ng/l)
PRP Potentially Responsible Party


RA Remedial Action
RespAP Response Activity Plan
RBSL Risk Based Screening Levels (Part 213)
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REC Recognized Environmental Condition
RFA RCRA Facility Assessment
RFI RCRA Facility Investigation
RFP Reasonable Further Progress
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
ROD Record of Decision
RQ Reportable Quantity


SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SIP State Implementation Plan
SQC Small Quantity Generator
SWDA Solid Waste Disposal Act
SWMU Solid Waste Management Unit
SWPPP Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan


TCLP Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
TSD Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility
TSS Total Suspended Solids


UMTRCA Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act
UIC Underground Injection Control
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
USGS United States Geology Survey
UST Underground Storage Tank


VAP Voluntary Action Program
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
VRP Voluntary Remediation Program