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August 10, 2010
Enviro 101: Environmental Abbreviations and Acronyms A-B

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

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ABEL: EPA’s computer model for analyzing a violator’s ability to pay a civil penalty.

ACBM: Asbestos-Containing Building Material

acfm: Actual Cubic Feet Per Minute

ACL: Alternate Concentration Limit

ACM: Asbestos-Containing Material

ACQR: Air Quality Control Region

ACTS: Asbestos Contractor Tracking System

ADI: Acceptable Daily Intake

ADR: Alternate Dispute Resolution

AEA: Atomic Energy Act

AFO: Animal Feeding Operation

AHERA: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

AIRS: Aerometric Information Retrieval System

ALJ: Administrative Law Judge

AMBIENS: Atmospheric Mass Balance of Industrial Emitted and Natural Sulfur

ANPR: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

ACC: Area of Contamination (RCRA)

APA: Administrative Procedures Act

AQCR: Air Quality Control Region (CAA)

AQDHS: Air Quality Data Handling System (OAR)

AQDM: Air Quality Display Model

AQMA: Air Quality Maintenance Area

AQMP: Air Quality Maintenance Plan

ARAR: Applicable Relevant and Appropriate Standards, Limitations, Criteria, and Requirements

ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASHAA: Asbestos in Schools Hazard Abatement Act

AST: Aboveground Storage Tank

ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials

AU: Animal Unit

BACM: Best Available Control Measures

BACT: Best Available Control Technology

BADT: Best Available Demonstrated Technology

BART: Best Available Retrofit Technology

BAT: Best Available Technology

BCT: Best Control Technology

BCPCT: Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology

BDAT: Best Demonstrated Achievable Technology

BDCT: Best Demonstrated Control Technology

BDT: Best Demonstrated Technology

BMP: Best Management Practices

BMR: Baseline Monitoring Report (CWA)

BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand

BPCT: Best Practicable Control Technology

BPT: Best Practicable Treatment

BTEX: Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene

Btu: British Thermal Unit

BTZ: Below the Treatment Zone

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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