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August 17, 2010
Enviro 101: Environmental Abbreviations and Acronyms C-D

This list contains abbreviations and acronyms you may run across on this site or in some other EHS context.

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CAA: Clean Air Act

CAAA: Clean Air Act Amendments

CAER: Community Awareness and Emergency Response

CAFE: Corporate Average Fuel Economy

CAFO: 1: Consent Agreement/Final Order 2: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

CAMP: Continuous Air Monitoring Program

CAMU: Corrective Action Management Unit (RCRA)

CAO: Correction Action Order

CAR: Corrective Action Report

CAS: Chemical Abstract Service

CATS: Corrective Action Tracking System

CCAP: Center for Clean Air Policy

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEI: Compliance Evaluation Inspection (CWA)

CEM: Continuous Emission Monitoring (CAA)

CEMS: Continuous Emission Monitoring System

CEPP: Chemical Emergency Preparedness Plan

CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CERCLIS: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System

CESQG: Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator

CFC: Chlorofluorocarbons

cfm: Cubic Feet Per Minute

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

cfs: Cubic Feet Per Second

CHEMTREC: Chemical Transportation Emergency Center

CHIP: Chemical Hazard Information Profile

CIS: Chemical Information System

CME: Comprehensive (groundwater) Monitoring Evaluation

CMEL: Comprehensive (groundwater) Monitoring Evaluation Log

CMSA: Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area

CNMP: Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan

COD: Chemical Oxygen Demand

CPF: Carcinogenic Potency Factor

CSI: Compliance Sampling Inspection (CWA)

CSIN: Chemical Substances Information Network

CSO: Combined Sewer Overflow

CTG: Control Technology Guidelines (CAA)

CWA: Clean Water Act

CZARA: Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments

dB: Decibel

DDT: Dichioro Dipenyl Trichloroethane

DMR: Discharge Monitoring Report

DO: Dissolved Oxygen

DOD: Department of Defense

DOE: Department of Energy

DOI: Department of the Interior

DOJ: Department of Justice

DOL: Department of Labor

DOS: Department of State

DOT: Department of Transportation

DPA: Deepwater Ports Act

DPD: Method of Measuring Chlorine Residual in Water

DQO: Data Quality Objective

DRE: Destruction and Removal Efficiency

DS: Dichotomous Sampler

dscf: Dry Standard Cubic Feet

dscm: Dry Standard Cubic Meter

DT: Detention Time

DWS: Drinking Water Standard

Abbreviations and Acronyms A and B
Abbreviations and Acronyms C and D
Abbreviations and Acronyms E through G
Abbreviations and Acronyms H through K
Abbreviations and Acronyms L through N
Abbreviations and Acronyms O through R
Abbreviations and Acronyms S and T
Abbreviations and Acronyms U through Z

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