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The following lists abbreviations related to environmental laws. Visit EPA's Web site for Terms of Environment: Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms.

ACM Asbestos Containing Material
AST Aboveground Storage Tank
AHERA Asbestos Hazards Emergency Response Act
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BOD Biochemical Oxygen Demand
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BMP Best Management Practices
C&D Construction and Demolition Waste
CAA Clean Air Act
CSS Combined Sewer Systems
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CORPS U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CESQG Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGP Construction General Permit
CSO Combined Sewer Overflow
CSS Combined Sewer Systems
CWA Clean Water Act
DOI Department of the Interior
DITCA Direct Implementation Tribal Cooperative Agreement
DMR Discharge Monitoring Report
DOE United States Department of Energy
EA Environmental Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
ELM Environmental Landscape Management
EMS Environmental Management Systems
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPP Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing
EPCRA Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
ESA Endangered Species Act
FHWA Federal Highways Administration
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FIP Federal Implementation Plan
FR Federal Register
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service
GAP Indian Environmental General Assistance Program
GCP General Construction Permit
HAP Hazardous Air Pollutant
HHW Household Hazardous Waste
HMIWI Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator
HUD United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
I/I Infiltration and Inflow
IGRA Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
IHS Indian Health Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services
IPM Integrated Pest Management
IRA Indian Reorganization Act
IRR Indian Reservation Roads
LCSS Large Capacity Septic System
LDR Land Disposal Restrictions
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LEPC Local Emergency Planning Committee
MMPA Marine Mammal Protection Act
MACT Maximum Achievable Control Technology
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Goal
MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MS4s Municipal Separate Storm Sewers
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
MTBE Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
NAA Nonattainment Area
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NAGPRA Native American Graves Reparation Act
NIGRA National Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
NIGC National Indian Gaming Commission
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NESHAP National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act
NIGRA National Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOX Nitrogen Oxides
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPDWR National Primary Drinking Water Regulation
NPL National Priorities List
NRC National Response Center
NSPS New Source Performance Standards
NTNC Nontransient Noncommunity Water System
O&M Operation and Maintenance
OPA Oil Pollution Act
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PBT Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PH Potential of Hydrogen
PMN Premanufacture Notice
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
PSD Prevention of Significant Deterioration
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RMP Risk Management Program
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SEP Supplemental Environmental Project
SERC State Emergency Response Commission
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIP State Implementation Plan
SOx Sulfur Oxides
SPCC Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure
SQG Small Quantity Generator
SSO Sanitary Sewer Overflow
TAS Treatment In The Same Manner as A State
TEA Tribal Environmental Agreement
TERC Tribal Emergency Planning Committee
TIP Tribal Implementation Plan
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
TNC Transient Noncommunity Water System
TRI Toxic Release Inventory
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
TSD Treatment, Storage, and Disposal
TSS Total Suspended Solids
UIC Underground Injection Control
USC United States Code
USDW Underground Source of Drinking Water
UST Underground Storage Tank
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
WWTP Wastewater Treatment Plant

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