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LIST OF ACRONYMS

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United States Experience with Economic Incentives for Pollution Control


LIST OF ACRONYMS

ADF

Advance Disposal Fee

AEL

Acceptable Exposure Level

AF

Alternative Fuel

AFV

Alternative Fuel Vehicle

API

American Petroleum Institute

AQMP

Air Quality Management Plan

ATU

Allotment Trading Units

AUM

Animal Unit Months

BAAQMD

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

BAT

Best Available Technology Economically Achievable

BCRP

Beverage Container Recycling Program

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BOD

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

BPT

Best Practicable Control Technology Currently Available

Btu

British Thermal Unit

CAA

Clean Air Act

CAFE

Corporate Average Fuel Economy

CalCAP

California Capital Access Program

CARB

California Air Resources Board

CBEP

Community-Based Environmental Protection

CCAP

Climate Change Action Plan

CCTI

Climate Change Technology Initiative

CDM

Clean Development Mechanism

CEM

Continuous Emission Monitoring

CEQ

Council on Environmental Quality

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CH4

Methane

CLEAN

California Loans for Environmental Assistance Now

CLI

Consumer Labeling Initiative

CMA

Chemical Manufacturers Association

CNG

Compressed Natural Gas

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

CPCFA

California Pollution Control Financing Authority

CPTC

California Private Transportation Company

CRP

Conservation Reserve Program

CRS

Congressional Research Service

CSI

Common Sense Initiative

CWA

Clean Water Act

DACS

Department of Agriculture and Community Services (Florida)

DEM

Division of Environmental Management

DfE

Design for the Environment

DOE

Department of Energy

DOT

Department of Transportation

EAP

Environmental Accounting Project

EBI

Environmental Benefits Index

EER

Energy Efficiency Rating

EHS

Environmental Health and Safety

EIP

Economic Incentive Program

ELP

Environmental Leadership Program

EO

Executive Order

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPCA

Energy Policy and Conservation Act

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

EQIP

Environmental Quality Incentive Program

ERC

Emission (or Effluent) Reduction Credits

ERMS

Emission Reduction Market System

EU

European Union

FGD

Flue Gas Desulfurization

FTC

Federal Trade Commission

FWPCA

Federal Water Pollution Control Act

FY

Fiscal Year

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GHG

Greenhouse Gas

GNP

Gross National Product

gpm

Grams Per Mile

HAP

Hazardous Air Pollutant

HEL

Highly Erodible Land

HFC

Hydrofluorocarbon

HON

Hazardous Organic Chemical NESHAP

IET

International Emissions Trading

IPTEP

Industrial Property Tax Exemption Program

IRR

Internal Rate of Return

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

JI

Joint Implementation

kWh

Kilowatt Hour

LAER

Lowest Achievable Emission Rate

MACT

Maximum Available Control Technology

MMBtu

Million Btus

MMTCE

Million Metric Tons of Carbon-Equivalent

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

mpg

Miles Per Gallon

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

N2O

Nitrogen Oxide

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NESHAP

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NFRC

National Fenestration Rating Council

NGO

Nongovernmental Organization

NLEV

National Low Emission Vehicle

NMOG

Non-Methane Organic Gas

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOx

Nitrogen Oxide

NPDES

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System

NRDC

Natural Resources Defense Council

NSR

New Source Review

ODC

Ozone-Depleting Chemical

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OPA

Oil Pollution Act

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OTC

Ozone Transport Commission

P2

Pollution Prevention

P3

Public-Private Partnership

PAH

Poly-Nuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons

PDR

Purchase of Development Rights

PET

Polyethylene Terephthalate

PFC

Perfluorocarbon

POTW

Publicly Owned Treatment Work

ppm

Parts Per Million

PRIA

Public Rangelands Improvement Act

PSD

Prevention of Significant Deterioration

RACT

Reasonably Available Control Technology

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RECLAIM

Regional Clean Air Incentives Market

RIA

Regulatory Impact Analysis

RFF

Resources for the Future

ROG

Reactive Organic Gases

RTC

RECLAIM Trading Credits

RVP

Reid Vapor Pressure

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

SCAQMD

South Coast Air Quality Management District

SCS

Scientific Certification Systems

SEC

Securities and Exchange Commission

SEP

Supplemental Environmental Project

SF6

Sulfur Hexafluoride

SFI

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

SIC

Standard Industrial Classification

SIP

State Implementation Plan

SMCRA

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

SOCMI

Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

SO2

Sulfur Dioxide

SRF

State Revolving Fund (Clean Water)

STEP

Strategies for Today’s Environmental Partnership (API)

TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act

TDR

Transferable Development Rights

TMDL

Total Maximum Daily Load

TNRCC

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

TRI

Toxics Release Inventory

TSP

Total Suspended Particulates

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

URVs

Unit Risk Values

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USIJI

United States Initiative on Joint Implementation

VMT

Vehicle Miles Traveled

VOCs

Volatile Organic Compounds

VOM

Volatile Organic Matter

WAVE

Water Alliance for Voluntary Efficiency

WRAP

Waste Reduction Awards Program

WRP

Wetlands Reserve Program

WRI

World Resources Institute


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