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August 25, 2010
Enviro 101: Environmental Abbreviations and Acronyms U-Z

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

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UCL: Upper Control Limit

UEL: Upper Explosive Limit

UFL: Upper Flammability Limit

UIC: Underground Injection Control

USC: United States Code

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture

UST: Underground Storage Tank

UV: Ultraviolet

VE: Visible Emissions

vmt: Vehicle Miles Traveled

VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds

VOHAP: Volatile Organic Hazardous Air Pollutant

VP: Vapor Pressure

VSI: Visual Site Inspection

VSQG: Very Small Quantity Generator

VSS: Volatile Suspended Solids

WAP: Waste Analysis Plan

WET: Whole Effluent Toxicity

WLA/TMDL: Waste Load Allocation/Total Maximum Daily Load

WSF: Water Soluble Fraction

WWTP: Wastewater Treatment Plan

WWTU: Wastewater Treatment Unit

YTD: Year to Date

ZEV: Zero Emission Vehicle

ZHE: Zero Head Space

ZRL: Zero Risk Level

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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