Environmental Acronyms

-->  Download: Environmental Acronyms Excel Document COMMONLY USED ENVIRONMENTAL ACRONYMS   A&WMA Air and Waste Management Association ABCEP Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals ABLE Adult Basic Learning Examination ACE US Army Corps of Engineers ACHMM Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers ACRES Assessment, Cleanup, and Redevelopment Exchange System ADE Average Daily Exposure AED Automated External Defibrillator AGC Associated General Contractors of America AHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act ARC Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup ASSE American Society of Safety Engineers AST Above Ground Storage Tank ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials ATEEC Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center BBS Behavior Based Safety BMP Best Management Practices BMWTP Brownfields Minority Worker Training Program BOH Board of Health BOL Bill of Lading BRAC Base Realignment and Closure CAA Clean Air Act CADD Computer Aided Design and Drafting CASAS Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System CBO Community-Based Organization CCCHST Community College Consortium for Health and Safety Training CDBG Community Development Block Grant CDC Community Development Corporation CDL Commercial Driver’s License CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act CFR Code of Federal Regulations COC Contaminant of Concern CWA Clean Water Act D&B Dun and Bradstreet DEQ Department of Environmental Quality DHHS US Department of Health and Human Services DOC US Department of Commerce DoD US Department of Defense DOE US Department of Energy DOI US Department of the Interior DOJ US Department of Justice DOL US Department of Labor DOT US Department of Transportation ECWTP Environmental Career Worker Training Program EHS Extremely Hazardous Substance EIS Environmental Impact Statement EJ Environmental Justice EMP Emergency Management Plan EP Exposure Period EPA US Environmental Protection Agency EPD Emergency Planning Districts ERT Emergency Response Team ERTP Environmental Response Training Program ESA Environmental Site Assessment ETA Employment and Training Administration EWDJT Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training FBO Faith-Based Organization FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FHWA Federal Highway Administration FOIA Freedom of Information Act FP Flash Point FS US Forest Service FTA Federal Transit Administration FUDS Formerly Used Defense Sites FWS US Fish and Wildlife Service FY Fiscal Year GAO Government Accounting Office GED General Educational Development GHS Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals GIS Geographic Information Systems GPS Global Positioning System GW Ground Water HAPs Hazardous Air Pollutants HASP Health and Safety Plan HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response HCS Hazard Communication Standard HMTRI Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute HSRC Hazardous Substance Research Center HTRW Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste HUD US Department of Housing and Urban Development HWWT Hazardous Waste Worker Training (NIEHS) IEP Individual Education Plan IHMM Institute of Hazardous Materials Management ILP Individual Learning Plan IRS Internal Revenue Service ITP Individual Training Plan JSA Job Safety Analysis JTI Superfund Job Training Initiative LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LIUNA Laborers’ International Union of North America LMA Labor Market Assessment LO/TO Lockout/Tagout LOS Letters of Support LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tank MOA Memorandum of Agreement MOU Memorandum of Understanding MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet MSHA Mine Safety Health Administration NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAEP National Association of Environmental Professionals NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NAWB National Association of Workforce Investment Boards NCCED National Congress for Community Economic Development NCCIC National Child Care Information Center NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NETI National Enforcement Training Institute NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPL National Priorities List OBCR Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment (EPA) OBLR Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (EPA) OCPA Office of Communications, Partnerships, and Analysis (EPA) OCSPP Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (EPA) OEM Office of Emergency Management (EPA) OJT On-the-job Training ORCR Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (EPA) OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSRTI Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (EPA) OSWER Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (EPA) OTI OSHA Training Institute OWM Office of Wastewater Management (EPA) PEL Permissible Exposure Limit PETE Partnership for Environmental Technology Education PLA Project Labor Agreement PLC Professional Learning Community (HMTRI) PPE Personal Protective Equipment PPM Parts per Million PSA Public Service Announcement QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control RA Risk Assessment RAP Remedial Action Plan RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RFP Request for Proposals RLF Revolving Loan Fund RMP Resource Management Plan RR&P Renovation, Repair, and Painting SAM System for Award Management SAP Sampling and Analysis Plan SCANS Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus SDS Safety Data Sheet SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act SMP Safety Management Plan SOP Standard Operating Procedure SOW Scope of Work STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math TAB Technical Assistance to Brownfields TABE Tests of Adult Basic Education TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act TWA Time Weighted Average USCG US Coast Guard USDA US Department of Agriculture USGS US Geological Survey UST Underground Storage Tanks VCP Voluntary Cleanup Program VETS Veterans Employment and Training Service VISTA Volunteers in Services to America VOC Volatile Organic Compound WETP Worker Education and Training Program (NIEHS) WIB Workforce Investment Board WIOA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act WRM Water Resource Management Read More
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Introduction

This list includes acronyms and abbreviations commonly used in a broad range of environmental topics. It should not be taken as a comprehensive list. Additions, subtractions, and corrections to this list are welcome. Please email The Brownfields Toolbox team at hmtri@eicc.edu. Read More
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