Acronyms Under Revision More To Come
AASHTO American Association Of State Highway Transportation Officials
ADCR Air Docket Control Room (OAQPS)
ADD Assistant Division Director
AEA Atomic Energy Act
AEWin AIRS Executive For Windows
AFGE American Federation Of Government Employees
AID Agency For International Development
AIEO American Indian Environmental Office
AIGER American Industry/Government Emissions Research
A.I.R.E. Air Information Resources For Education
AIRS Aerometric Information Retrieval System
ALAPCO Association Of Local Air Pollution Control Officials
ALP Aspiring Leader Program / USDA
ANPR Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
ANV Alaskan Native Village
APCD Air Pollution Control District
APDLN Air Pollution Distance Learning Network
API American Petroleum Institute
APM Air Program Manager
APTA American Public Transit Association
APTI Air Pollution Training Institute / ITPID
AQI Air Quality Index
AQMG Air Quality Modeling Group / EMAD
AQS Air Quality Subsystem
AQSSD Air Quality Strategies And Standards Division
ART AIRS Re-engineering Team
ATC Area Training Center
ATF Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
ATF Air Training Facility
ATIS Air Toxics Implementation Strategy
ATS Allowance Tracking System
AWMA/A&WMA Air And Waste Management Association
BACM Best Available Control Measure
BAQ Building Air Quality
BBS Bulletin Board System
BDAT Best Demonstrated Available Technology
BPR Business Process Re-engineering
BRITE Burden Reduction / Information Technology Executive
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CAAAC Clean Air Act Advisory Committee
CAD Computer-aided (or -assisted) Design
CAM Compliance Assurance Monitoring
CAR Consolidated Air Rule
CARB California Air Resources Board
Carpe diem Seize the day; make the most of this day
CASAC Clean Air Science Advisory Committee
CASTNET EPA Clean Air Status and Trends Network
CBEP Community Based Environmental Protection
CCPG Coatings And Consumer Products Group / ESD
CCRF Commissioned Corps Readiness Force
CDC Centers For Disease Control, US Dept. Of Health And Human Services
CD-ROM Compact Disc-Read Only Memory
CE Credible Evidence
CEIS Center For Environmental Information And Statistics
CEM Continuous emissions monitoring
CEPPO Chemical Emergency Preparedness And Prevention Office
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CFC Combined Federal Campaign
CFEIS Certification and Fuel Economy Information System
CG Combustion Group / ESD
CHIEF Clearinghouse For Inventories And Emission Factors– EMAD
CMA Chemical Manufacturers Association
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
CMD Contracts Management Division / OARM
CMUG CFEIS Manufacturer Users Guide
CO Carbon Monoxide
COA Corresponding Onshore Area
COMPTEL Computing And Telecommunications Work Group / OAQPS
CRER Conservation and Renewable Energy Reserve
CSI Common Sense Initiative
CTE Center For Transportation And The Environment
CTG Control Techniques Guideline
CY Calendar Year
DFO Designated Federal Officer
DNC Department Of The Navy Civilian
DOD Department Of Defense
DOE Department Of Energy
DOJ Department Of Justice
DOT Department Of Transportation
DQO Data Quality Objectives
DU Dobson Unit
ECO Environmental Careers Organization
ECOS Environmental Council Of The States
EDSS Environmental Decision Support System
EE Environmental Education
EG Emission Guideline
EIIP Emission Inventory Improvement Program
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EJ Environmental Justice
EM Enhanced Monitoring
EMAD Emissions, Monitoring, And Analysis Division
EMC Emission Measurement Center / EMAD
EMMC Environmental Monitoring Management Council
EMTIC Emission Measurement Technical Information Center
EOG Education And Outreach Group / ITPID
EPCRA Emergency Planning And Community Right-to-know Act
ERAMS Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System
ERC Environmental Research Consortium
ERD Environmental Radiation Data
ESD Emission Standards Division
ETS Environmental Tobacco Smoke
ETSD Enterprise Technology Services Division /OIRM
ETV Environmental Technology Verification
EVSI Evaporative Vehicle Systems Information
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FBI Federal Bureau Of Investigation
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEI Federal Executive Institute
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, And Rodenticide Act
FIP Federal Implementation Plan
FIPS Federal Information Processing System
FMFIA Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act
FMRB Field Medical Readiness Badge
FOIA Freedom Of Information Act
FR Federal Register
FRAN Federal Register Attainment Notice
FRC Federal Records Center
FRED Findings And Required Element Data
FRM Federal Reference Method
FRM Final Rulemaking
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FTE Full-time Employee
FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FY Fiscal Year
GAI Government Affairs Institute / Georgetown University
GCS - AIRS Geographic/Common Subsystem
GIS Geographical Information System
GL Group Leader
GPRA Government Performance And Results Act
GPS Global Positioning System
GSA General Services Administration
GWP Global Warming Potential
HAP Hazardous Air Pollutant
HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
HAZOPS Hazardous Operations
HAZWOP Hazardous Waste Operations
HC Hydrocarbon
HFC Hydrofluorocarbon
HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon
HESG Health Effects And Standards Group / AQSSD
HFC Hydrofluorocarbon
HID High-Intensity Discharge
HMIWI Hospital / Medical / Infectious Waste Incinerator
HON Hazardous Organic NESHAPS
HRMD Human Resources Management Division / OARM
IAQ Indoor Air Quality
ICCR Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking
ICEL International Cooperative for Environmental Leadership
IG Inspector General
IIP Interim Implementation Policy
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act
IPSG Integrated Policy And Strategies Group / AQSSD
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IRTS Issue Resolution Tracking System
ISEG Innovative Strategies And Economics Group / AQSSD
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
ITG Information Transfer Group / ITPID
ITPID Information Transfer and Program Integration Division
ITRE Institute For Transportation Research And Education
IWG Internet Working Group
JAG Judge Advocate General
JAGMAN Manual of the Judge Advocate General
KI Potassium Iodide
LADCo Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium
LAN Local Area Network
LOE Level Of Effort
LRTAP Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
MACT Maximum Achievable Control Technology
MARLAP Multi-Agency Radiation Laboratory Protocols Manual
MARSSIM Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual
MDI Metered Dose Inhaler
MICG Minerals And Inorganic Chemicals Group / ESD
MMS Mineral Management Service / DOI
MOA Memorandum Of Agreement
MOU Memorandum Of Understanding
MQAG Monitoring And Quality Assurance Group / EMAD
MSO Multi-state Organization
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
MSWLF Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
MTBE Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
MVAC Motor Vehicle Air Conditioner
MWC Municipal Waste Combustor
MWI Medical Waste Incineration / Incinerator
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standard
NAFTP National Alternative Fuels Training Program
NAPAP National Acidic Precipitation Assessment Program
NAPCA National Air Pollution Control Administration
NARA National Archives And Records Administration
NAREL National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory
NARM Naturally Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Materials
NASA National Aeronautics And Space Administration
NATS NOx Allowance Tracking System
NCA&T North Carolina Agricultural And Technical University
NCDEHNR NC Department Of Environment, Health, And Natural
Resources (old name)
NCDENR NC Department Of The Environment And Natural Resources (name as of 9/97)
NCSU North Carolina State University
NCWRC North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
NEJAC National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee
NELAC National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NESCAUM Northeast States For Coordinated Air Use Management
NESHAP National Emission Standard For Hazardous Air Pollutants
NGO Non Governmental Organization
NGV Non-gasoline Vehicle
NIEHS National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences / NIH
NIH National Institutes Of Health
NIST National Institute Of Standards And Technology
NOAA National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
NOPR Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking
NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
NOx Oxides Of Nitrogen
NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide
NPR National Performance Review
NPR Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
NPS National Park Service
NRDC Natural Resources Defense Council
NRMP National Records Management Program
NSCR Nonselective Catalytic Reduction
NSF National Science Foundation
NSPS New Source Performance Standard
NSR New Source Review
NTI National Toxics Inventory
NTIS National Technical Information Service
OAQPS Office Of Air Quality Planning And Standards
OAR Office Of Air And Radiation
OARM Office Of Administration And Resources Management
OBD On-Board Diagnostics
OCG Organic Chemicals Group / ESD
ODS Ozone-Depleting Substance
ODP Ozone Depletion Potential
OECA Office Of Enforcement And Compliance Assurance
OGC Office Of General Counsel
OIA Office Of International Activities
OIRM Office Of Information Resources Management
OLS US EPA Online Library System
OMB Office Of Management And Budget
OMP Ozone Mapping Project
OPAR Office Of Policy Analysis And Review
OPEC Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPM Office Of Personnel Management
OPPE Office Of Policy, Planning, And Evaluation
OPRM Office Of Policy And Resource Management / OARM
OPSG Ozone Policy And Strategies Group / AQSSD
ORD Office Of Research And Development
ORIA OAR Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
OSHA Occupational Safety And Health Act or Administration
OSWER Office Of Solid Waste And Emergency Response
OTAG Ozone Transport Assessment Group
OTAQ Office of Transportation and Air Quality
OTC Ozone Transport Commission
O3 Ozone
P2 Pollution Prevention
P4 Pollution Prevention Permitting Project
PACS Policy Analysis And Communications Staff / OAQPS
PAMS Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Station
PAYT Pay As You Throw
P & G Policy And Guidance
Pb Lead
PBMS Performance Based Measurements Systems
PC&B Personnel Compensation And Benefits
PC-BIOS Personal Computer Basic Input / Output System
PDF Portable Document Format - Adobe Acrobat version
PERFORMS Performance Planning, Employee Rating, Feedback Opportunity, and Recognition Management System
PFC Perfluorocarbon
PIRG Public Interest Research Group
PM Particulate Matter
PNGV Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles
POM Polycyclic Organic Matter
POP Persistent Organic Pollutant
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Work
POV Privately-Owned Vehicle
PPA Performance Partnership Agreement
PPG Performance Partnership Grant
PPSG Policy, Planning, And Standards Group / ESD
PPT Permanent-Part Time (Employee)
PIRG/ ITPID Program Implementation And Review Group / ITPID (formerly PRG)
PRRMS Planning, Resources, And Regional Management Staff / OAQPS
PSD Prevention Of Significant Deterioration
PSI Pollutant Standard Index
QIP Quality Improvement Plan
RAMP Regional Air Management Partnership
RCRA Resource Conservation And Recovery Act
REAG Risk And Exposure Assessment Group / AQSSD
RFG Reformulated Gasoline
RIA Regulatory Impact Analysis
RIF Reduction In Force
RM Records Management
RMP Risk Management Program
RPN Regulatory Policy Notebook
RRTC Regional Radon Training Center
RTG Random Team Generator
RTI Research Triangle Institute
RTP Research Triangle Park
SAB Science Advisory Board
SBREFA Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996
SCG Source Characterization Group / EMAD
SDWT Self -directed Work Team
SEP Special Emphasis Program
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SGMP (North Carolina) Society Of Government Meeting Planners
SIP State Implementation Plan
SM Senior Manager / Management
SNAP Significant New Alternatives Policy
SOCMI Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
SOCOM Special Operations Command / US Air Force
SOW Statement Of Work
STAPPA State And Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators
SUWLLRWC Southwestern Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission
Sysop System Operator
TAR Tribal Authority Rule
TCDD 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
TCDF 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofurans
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TDI Toluene Diisocyanate
TDY Tour Of Duty
TENORM Technologically-Enhanced Naturally-Occurring Radioactive
TIP Tribal Implementation Plan
TQM Total Quality Management
TRAQ Transportation Air Quality Center
TRI Toxic Release Inventory
TRIM Total Risk Integrated Methodology
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
TSP Thrift Saving Plan
TSP Total Suspended Particulate
TTN Technology Transfer Network
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
UAMV Urban Airshed Model V
UATS Urban Air Toxics Strategy
UATW Unified Air Toxics Web Site
UMRA Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
UNC University Of North Carolina
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
URL Universal Resource Locator
USDA US Department Of Agriculture
USPS US Postal Service
UST-ID Underground Storage Tank Integrated Demonstration
UV ultraviolet radiation
VA US Department Of Veterans Affairs
VAPUCCI Vatavuk Air Pollution Control Cost Index
VATD Virtual Air Toxics Division
VEPG Visibility And Ecosystem Protection Group / AQSSD
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
WCF Working Capital Fund
WEL Women’s Executive Leadership Program
WHO World Health Organization / United Nations
WOPS OAQPS Washington Operations Office
WORK Something the government makes others do to get money.
WWW World Wide Web
XL Excellence And Leadership
Y2K The Year 2000 Computer Problem
ZBB Zero Based Budgeting
ZIT Zero In Live Training (People who only had Online Training typically failing to meet OSHA Forty Hour HAZWOPER requirements resulting in a burden to others to train them during actual work :).  See W for work




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