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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Region 9 Strategic Plan, 2011-14

Abbreviations and Acronyms

BACT – Best Available Control Technology
CAA – Clean Air Act
Cal/EPA – California Environmental Protection Agency
CARB – California Air Resources Board
CARE – Community Action for a Renewed Environment
CBE – Communities for a Better Environment
CEC – California Energy Commission
CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund)
CMCC – Civilian Military Coordination Counsel (Charter)
CNMI – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
CWA – Clean Water Act
CWSRF – Clean Water State Revolving Fund
DDT – dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (insecticide)
DHHS – Department of Health and Human Services
DOD – Department of Defense
DOE – Department of Energy
DOI – Department of Interior
DOJ – Department of Justice
DOT – Department of Transportation
DTSC – Department of Toxic Substances Control (California)
DWSRF – Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
EMG – Emergency Management Guide
EBMUD – East Bay Municipal Utility District
EE – Energy Efficiency
EJ – Environmental Justice
EPCRA – Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
EPEAT – Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool
FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FGC – Federal Green Challenge
FIFRA – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
FSM – Federated States of Micronesia
FRP – Facility Response Plan
GAP – General Assistance Program
GHG – Greenhouse Gas
GWA – Guam Water Authority
HUD – Department of Housing and Urban Development
IHS – Indian Health Service

LCC – Large Capacity Cesspool
LID – Low Impact Development
LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
MACT – Maximum Achieveable Control Technology
MS4 – Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act
NGO – Non-governmental organization
NNDWR – Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources
NNEPA – Navajo Nation EPA
NOAA – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
NPEP – National Partnership for Environmental Priorities
NRCS – National Resources Conservation Service
NREL – National Renewable Energy Laboratory
PCB – Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PM2.5 – Fine Particulate Matter (less than 2.5 micrometers diameter)
PM10 – Coarse Particulate Matter (less than 10 micrometers diameter)
PUC – Public Utilities Commission (California)
PWS – Public Water System
RCRA – Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act
RE – Renewable Energy
RMP – Risk Management Plan
SDWA – Safe Drinking Water Act
SCAQMD – South Coast Air Quality Management District
SPCC – Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure
SRF – State Revolving Fund
TAG – Technical Assistance Grant
TASC – Technical Assistance Services for Communities (grants)
TBA – Targeted Brownfields Assessment
TMDL – Total Maximum Daily Load
TRI – Toxic Release Inventory
TSCA – Toxic Substances Control Act
UIC – Underground Injection Control
USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
VMT – Vehicle Miles Traveled

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