Acronym Glossary

API
American Petroleum Institute
bbls
barrels, petroleum (42 gallons)
bcf
billion cubic feet
BLM
Bureau of Land Management
BMP
Best Management Practices
Btu
British thermal units
CAA
Clean Air Act
CBNG
Coal Bed Natural Gas
CEQ
Council on Environmental Quality
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CERCLA
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CH4
Methane
CO
Carbon Monoxide
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
CWA
Clean Water Act
DRBC
Delaware River Basin Commission
EIA
Energy Information Administration
ELG
Effluent Limitation Guidelines
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
EPCRA
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
FR
Federal Register
ft
foot/feet
FWS
Fish and Wildlife Service
gal
gallon
GHG
Greenhouse Gases
GWPC
Ground Water Protection Council
H2S
Hydrogen Sulfide
HAP
Hazardous Air Pollutant
HCl
Hydrochloric acid
IOGCC
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
IR
infra-red
Mcf
thousand cubic feet
MMcf
million cubic feet
mrem
millirem
mrem/yr
millirem per year
MSDSs
Material Safety Data Sheets
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act
NESHAPs
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NETL
National Energy Technology Laboratory
NORM
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
NOx
Nitrogen Oxides
NPDES
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NYDEC
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
O3
Ozone
OPA
Oil Pollution Act
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PM
Particulate Matter
ppm
parts per million
RAPPS
Reasonable and Prudent Practices for Stabilization
RCRA
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RP
Recommended Practice
RQ
Reportable Quantity
SARA
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SCF
standard cubic feet
SDWA
Safe Drinking Water Act
SO2
Sulfur Dioxide
SPCC
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures
SRBC
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
STRONGER
State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulation, Inc.
SWDA
Solid Waste Disposal Act
tcf
trillion cubic feet
TDS
Total Dissolved Solids
tpy
tons per year
TRI
Toxics Release Inventory
UIC
Underground Injection Control
U.S.
United States
U.S.C.
United States Code
USDW
Underground Source of Drinking Water
USGS
United States Geological Survey
VOC
Volatile Organic Compound
WQA
Water Quality Act
yr
year