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Environmental Issues Terms & Acronyms

Long Name: 
Guide to Environmental Issues: Glossary of Terms & Acronyms
Description: 
Glossary from the Guide to Environmental Issues
Publishing Organization: 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
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Terms & Acronyms


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acid
activated sludge process
acute effect
acute toxicity
aeration
aerobic
agricultural waste
air quality standards
alkalinity
ambient
anaerobic
aquifer
asbestos
assimilative capacity
bactericide
benthic organism
best available control technology
best available technology economically achievable
best management practices
bioaccumulation/biomagnification
bioassay
biochemical oxygen demand
biochemicals
biodegradable
biodiversity
biological pesticides
biota
bubble
by-product
cap
capacity assurance plan
carcinogenic or carcinogen
CERCLIS
Chemical Abstract Service
Chemical Oxygen Demand
chlorination
chlorofluorocarbons
chronic effect
clear cut
climate change
cloning
closure
Code of Federal Regulations
commercial waste management facility
community relations
compost
conditionally exempt generators
consent decree
conservation
corrosive
county emergency operations plan
covered facility
criteria
dechlorination
deep well injection
delist
discharge
discharge area
dispersion model
disposal
disposal facility
dissolved oxygen
dose
dose response
dump
ecology
ecosystem
effluent
effluent limitations
Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory
Emergency Broadcasting System
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
emission
emission standards
energy recovery
environmental assessment
environmental audit
environmental impact statement
environmental justice
environmental response team
EPA I.D. Number
epidemiologist
estuary
exposure
extremely hazardous substances
feedstock
financial assurance
first draw
flare
floodplain
flue gas desulfurization
fugitive emissions
fungicide
generator
grab sample
ground water
hazardous waste
hazardous waste landfill
health assessment
heavy metal
herbicide
household or domestic waste
hydrocarbons
identification code
incineration
indirect discharge
indoor air
industrial waste
inert ingredients
innovative technology
integrated pest management
interstate commerce
inversion
irradiated food
lagoon
land ban
land disposal restrictions
landfill
large quantity generator
leachate
lethal concentration 50
lethal dose 50
limited degradation
liner
litter
local emergency planning committee
Material Safety Data Sheet
Maximum Achievable Control Technology
Maximum Contaminant Level
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal
medical waste
microorganisms
milligrams/liter
minimization
mutagenicity
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
National Priorities List
National Response Center
National Response Team
National Strike Force
neutralization
No Observed Adverse Effect Level
No Observed Effect Level
non-attainment
nonpoint source
odor threshold
On-Scene Coordinator
on site
organically grown
organism
oxidant
ozone
parts per billion
parts per million
parts per trillion
pathogen
permeability
Permissible Exposure Limit
permit
pesticide
pH
plume
point source
pollution
pollution prevention
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
potable water
pretreatment
primary treatment
public comment period
public water system
Publicly Owned Treatment Works
quality assurance/quality control
radioactive waste
radon
reactivity
recharge area
Record of Decision
recycling
refine
regional response team
remedial action
reportable quantity
residual risk
resource recovery
responsiveness summary
risk assessment
risk communication
risk factor
sanitary water
Scientific Support Coordinators
scrubbing
secondary treatment
sediment
septic tank
sludge
slurry
smog
solid waste
Solid Waste Management Facility
source reduction
source separation
Standard Industrial Classification Code
State Emergency Response Commission
surface water
sustainable agriculture
synergism
ten-to-the-minus-sixth
teratogen
tertiary treatment
threshold limit value
total dissolved solids
toxic chemical
toxic cloud
Toxic Release Inventory
toxic substance
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
trade secret
Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility
ultraviolet rays
underground storage tank
vapor
vapor recovery system
vent
volatile organic compounds
wastewater treatment plant
water quality standard
water table
wellhead protection area
wetlands
xenobiotic
z-list
zone of saturation
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