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August 18, 2010
Enviro 101: Environmental Abbreviations and Acronyms E-G

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

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EAF: Electric Arc Furnaces

EAP: Environmental Action Plan

EC: Effective Concentration

ECRA: Environmental Cleanup Responsibility Act

ED: Effective Dose

EDB: Ethylene Dibromide

EDC: Ethylene Dichloride

EDF: Environmental Defense Fund

EDRS: Enforcement Document Retrieval System

EDTA: Ethylene Diamine Triacetic Acid

EER: Excess Emission Report

EF: Emission Factor

EERU: Environmental Emergency Response Unit

EHS: Extremely Hazardous Substance

EIA: Environmental Impact Assessment

EIL: Environmental Impairment Liability

EIR: Environmental Impact Report

EIS: Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA)

EJ: Environmental Justice

EL: Exposure Level

EMCC: Enhanced Monitoring and Compliance Certification

EMS: Environmental Management System

EMTS: Environmental Monitoring Testing Site

EOP: Emergency Operations Plan

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

EPCRA: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

ERC: Emissions Reduction Credit

ERNS: Emergency Response Notification System

ERT: Emergency Response Team

ESA: Endangered Species Act

ESH: Environmental Safety and Health

ESP: Electrostatic Precipitators

ETP: Emissions Trading Policy

F: Fahrenheit (Degrees)

FAA: Federal Aviation Administration

FACA: Federal Advisory Committee Act

FACM: Friable Asbestos-Containing Material

FAM: Friable Asbestos Material

FBC: Fluidized Bed Combustion

FCC: Fluid Catalytic Converter

f/cc: Fibers per cubic centimeter (of air)

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency

FERC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FDF: Fundamentally Different Factors

FGD: Flue Gas Desulfurization

FGR: Five-Gas Recirculation

FHWA: Federal Highway Administration

FID: Flame Ionization Detector

FIFRA: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

FIM: Friable Insulation Material

FIP: Federal Implementation Plan

FLM: Federal Land Merger

FM: Friable Material

FML: Flexible Membrane Liner

FMP: Facility Management Plan

FOIA: Freedom of Information Act

FONSI: Finding of No Significant Impact

FP: Fine Particulate

FPA: Federal Pesticide Act

FPD: Flame Photometric Detector

FR: Federal Register

FTE: Full Time Equivalent

FURS: Federal Underground Injection Control Reporting System

FWPCA: Federal Water Pollution and Control Act, aka Clean Water Act (CWA)

GACT: General Available Control Technology

GC: Gas Chromatograph

GC/MS: Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrography

GEP: Good Engineering Practice

GHG: Greenhouse Gas

GLC: Gas Liquid Chromatography

GLP: Good Laboratory Practices

g/mi: Grams per Mile

GOP: General Operating Procedures

gpad: Gallons per Acre per Day

gpg: Grams per Gallon

GPS: Groundwater Protection Strategy

GVPS: Groundwater Vapor Pressure

GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight

GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GWM: Groundwater Monitoring

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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