Abbreviations & Acronyms: A-D

Note: Some acronyms have more than one meaning. Multiple meanings are listed, separated by semi-colons.

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A&I: Alternative and Innovative (Wastewater Treatment System)

AA: Accountable Area; Adverse Action; Advices of Allowance; Assistant Administrator; Associate Administrator; Atomic Absorption

AAEE: American Academy of Environmental Engineers

A&C: Abatement and Control

ACF: Area Cost Factors

ACBM: Asbestos-Containing Building Material

ACE: Any Credible Evidence

ADP: AHERA Designated Person; Automated Data Processing

ADR: Alternate Dispute Resolution

AEA: Atomic Energy Act

AEC: Associate Enforcement Counsels; Army Environmental Center

AEERL: Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory

AES: Auger Electron Spectrometry

AFB: Air Force Base

AFCEE:Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environmental

AFW-ERPIMS: Air Force Wide-Environmental Resource Program Information Management System

ALA: Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid

ALA-O: Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid Dehydrates

ALMS: Atomic Line Molecular Spectroscopy

AMBIENS: Atmospheric Mass Balance of Industrially Emitted and Natural Sulfur

ANC: Acid Neutralizing Capacity

ANN: Artificial Neural Network

AOC: Abnormal Operating Conditions

AOD: Argon-Oxygen Decarbonization

AOP: Advanced Oxidation Process

APRAC: Urban Diffusion Model for Carbon Monoxide from Motor Vehicle Traffic

AQ-7: Non-reactive Pollutant Modelling

AQCCT: Air-Quality Criteria and Control Techniques

AQCP: Air Quality Control Program

AR: Administrative Record

A&R: Air and Radiation

ARAMS: Army Risk Assessment Modeling System

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

ARS: Agricultural Research Service

AS: Area Source

ASAP: Adaptive Simulated Annealing Package

AST: Advanced Secondary (Wastewater) Treatment; Aboveground Storage Tank

ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTSWMO: Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials

AT: Advanced Treatment. Alpha Track Detection

ATOPT: Advective Transport Optimization

ATSDR: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

ATTF: Air Toxics Task Force

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BAA: Board of Assistance Appeals

BAC: Bioremediation Action Committee; Biotechnology Advisory Committee

BACM: Best Available Control Measures

BACT: Best Available Control Technology

BADT: Best Available Demonstrated Technology

BAF: Bioaccumulation Factor

BaP: Benzo(a)Pyrene

BART: Best Available Retrofit Technology

BAT: Best Available Technology

BCT: Best Control Technology

BDAT: Best Demonstrated Achievable Technology

BDCT: Best Demonstrated Control Technology

BDT: Best Demonstrated Technology

BFSD2: Benthic Flux Sampling Device

BIOPLUME: Model to Predict the Maximum Extent of Existing Plumes

BMP: Best Management Practice(s)

BOF: Basic Oxygen Furnace

BOP: Basic Oxygen Process

BOPF: Basic Oxygen Process Furnace

BP: Boiling Point

BPWTT: Best Practical Wastewater Treatment Technology

BRAC: Base Realignment Closure

BSI: British Standards Institute

BSO: Benzene Soluble Organics

BV: Bioventing

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CA: Citizen Act. Competition Advocate. Cooperative Agreements. Corrective Action

CAA: Clean Air Act; Compliance Assurance Agreement

CAAA: Clean Air Act Amendments

CAER: Community Awareness and Emergency Response

CAFO: Concentrated Animal Feedlot; Consent Agreement/Final Order

CAH: Chlorindated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons

CAO: Corrective Action Order

CAP: Corrective Action Plan. Cost Allocation Procedure. Criteria Air Pollutant

CAS: Center for Automotive Safety; Chemical Abstract Service

CAU: Carbon Adsorption Unit; Command Arithmetic Unit

CB: Continuous Bubbler

CBI: Compliance Biomonitoring Inspection; Confidential Business Information

CBOD: Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand

CCAP: Center for Clean Air Policy; Climate Change Action Plan

CCID: Confidential Chemicals Identification System

CCMS/NATO: Committee on Challenges of a Modern Society/North Atlantic Treaty Organization

CDBG: Community Development Block Grant

CDD: Chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin

CDF: Chlorinated dibenzofuran

CDM: Climatological Dispersion Model; Comprehensive Data Management

CEB: Chemical Element Balance

CEM: Continuous Emission Monitoring

CEMS: Continuous Emission Monitoring System

CEPP: Chemical Emergency Preparedness Plan

CEQ: Council on Environmental Quality

CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (1980)

CERCLIS: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System

CFC: Chlorofluorocarbons

CFM: Chlorofluoromethanes

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CHEMNET: Chemical Industry Emergency Mutual Aid Network

CHRS: Compact High-Resolution Spectrophotometer

CICIS: Chemicals in Commerce Information System

CKD: Cement Kiln Dust

CLC: Capacity Limiting Constituents

CLP: Contract Laboratory Program (EPA)

CLU-IN: Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information

CM: Corrective Measure

CMB: Chemical Mass Balance

CNG:Compressed Natural Gas

COD: Chemical Oxygen Demand

CPT: Cone Pentrometer

CSIN: Chemical Substances Information Network

CSMA: Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association

CTG: Control Techniques Guidelines

CTSA: Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment

CVS: Constant Volume Sampler

CWA: Clean Water Act (aka FWPCA)

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DDESB: Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board

DDT: DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane

DENIX: Defense Environment Network & Information Exchange

DES: Diethylstilbesterol

DfE: Design for the Environment

DH: Dissolved Hydrogen

DL-LIBS: Downhole-Laser Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid

DNAPL: Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid

DNT: Dinitrotoluene

DO: Dissolved Oxygen

DOE: United States Department of Energy

DOI: United States Department of Interior

DQO: Data Quality Objective

DRMS: Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service

DS: Dichotomous Sampler

DSITMS: Direct Sampling Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry

DSS: Decision Support System

DST: Decision Support Tools

DU: Depleted Uranium

DUS: Dynamic Underground Stripping

DUSD/I&D: Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment

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