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August 19, 2010
Enviro 101: Environmental Abbreviations and Acronyms H-K

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

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HAP: Hazardous Air Pollutant

HAZMAT: Hazardous Materials

HAZWOPER: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

HCS: Hazard Communication Standard

HDPE: High Density Polyethylene

HEAL: Human Exposure Assessment Location

HEM: Human Exposure Modeling

HEPA: High-Efficiency Particulate Air

HI-VOL: High-Volume Sampler

HLRW: High Level Radioactive Waste

HMIS: Hazardous Materials Information System

HMS: Highway Mobile Source

HMTA: Hazardous Materials Transportation Act

HOC: Halogenated Organic Carbons

HON: Hazardous Organic NESHAP

HOV: High-Occupancy Vehicle

hp: Horse Power

HPLC: High Performance Liquid Chromatography

HRS: Hazard Ranking System

HSL: Hazardous Substance List

HSWA: Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (1984 amendments to RCRA)

HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (System)

HW: Hazardous Waste

HWLT: Hazardous Waste Land Treatment

IAP: Indoor Air Pollution

IATDB: Interim Air Toxics Data Base

ICAP: Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma

ICP: Inductively Coupled Plasma

ICR: Information Collection Request

ICRE: Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity, Extraction (Characteristics)

id: Inside Diameter

IEMP: Integrated Environmental Management Project

IFPP: Industrial Fugitive Process Particulate

I/M: Inspection Maintenance

IMPACT: Integrated Model of Plumes and Atmosphere in Complex Terrain

IP: Inhalable Particles

IPM: Integrated Pest Management

IPP: Implementation Planning Program

IR: Infrared

IRIS: Integrated Risk Information System

IRM: Intermediate Remedial Measures

IS: Interim Status

ISD: Interim Status Document

ISO: International Standardization Organization

ISS: Interim Status Standards

ITC: International Trade Commission

IWC: In-Stream Waste Concentration

IWS: Ionizing Wet Scrubber

JPA: Joint Permitting Agreement

kg: Kilogram

kw: Kilowatt

kwh: Kilowatt Hour

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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