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August 24, 2010
Enviro 101: Environmental Abbreviations and Acronyms S-T

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

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SARA: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986

SCBA: Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

SCD/SWDC: Soil or Soil and Water Conservation District

sdcfm: Standard Dry Cubic Feet per Minute

SCR: Selective Catalytic Reduction

SCRAM: State Consolidated RCRA Authorization Manual

SCSP: Storm and Combined Sewer Program

SDWA: Safe Drinking Water Act

SERC: State Emergency Response Commission

SHWL: Seasonal High Water Level

SIC: Standard Industrial Classification

SIP: State Implementation Plan

SIU: Significant Industrial User (Pretreatment)

SLAMS: State/Local Air Monitoring Station

SMCRA: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

SMSA: Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area

SNAACS: Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards

SNUR: Significant New Use Rule

SOC: Synthetic Organic Chemicals

SOCMI: Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Industry

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

SPCC: Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure

SQG: Small Quantity Generator

SRM: Standard Reference Method

SSA: Sole Source Aquifer

SSO: Sanitary Sewer Overflow

STEL: Short-Term Exposure Limit

SWDA: Solid Waste Disposal Act

SWMU: Solid Waste Management Unit

SWPP: Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

SWTR: Surface Water Treatment Rule

TAMS: Toxic Air Monitoring System

TCDD: Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

TCE: Trichloroethylene

TCLP: Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure

TCM: Transportation Control Measure

TCRI: Toxic Chemical Release Inventory

TD: Toxic Dose

TDS: Total Dissolved Solids

TERA: TSCA Environmental Release Application

THM: Trihalomethane

TOC: Total Organic Carbon

TOX: Total Organic Halides

TPQ: Threshold Planning Quantity

tpy: Tons Per Year

TQ: Threshold Quantity

TRI: Toxic Release Inventory

TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act

TSDF: Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility

TSP: Total Suspended Solids

TVA: Tennessee Valley Authority

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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