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Section 2 contains acronyms and abbreviations with their most commonly used pronunciations and definitions. These acronyms and abbreviations are listed alphabetically.

AcronymHow is it
10 Section 10
118 Section 118 of the Clean Water Act
305(b) Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act
319 Section 319 of the Clean Water Act
401 Section 401 of the Clean Water Act
402 Section 402 of the Clean Water Act
404 Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
1990 CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
6217 Section 6217 of the CZARA
6280 MN Rule Chapter 6280
7001 MN Rule Chapter 7001
7007 MN Rule Chapter 7007
7009 MN Rule Chapter 7009
7021 MN Rule Chapter 7021
7050 MN Rule Chapter 7050
7060 MN Rule Chapter 7060
8420 MN Rule Chapter 8420
ACOE the Corps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ANS Aquatic Nuisance Species
AOC Area of Concern
APHIS a'-fis Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
ARDC Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
BAF Bioaccumulation Factor
BAT Best Available Technology
BC Bythotrephes
BCC Bioaccumulative Chemical of Concern
BCF Bioconcentration Factor
BMP Best Management Practice
BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
BWSRbowser Board of Water and Soil Resources
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CDF Confined Disposal Facility
CEPA Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CERCLAsir'-clahComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGLI Council of Great Lakes Industries
CGLG Council of Great Lakes Governors
CLSES Center for Lake Superior Environmental Studies
COA Canada/Ontario Agreement
CSO Combined Sewer Overflow
CWA Clean Water Act
CWAR Clean Water Act Reauthorization
CWE Center for Water and the Environment
CZARAcee-zar'-ahCoastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990
CZM Coastal Zone Management
CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act
DDT Dichlorodiphenyltrichloro-ethane
EMAPee'-mapEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment Program
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ERL-D Environmental Research Laboratory - Duluth (U.S. EPA)
FWPCA Federal Water Pollution Control Act
FY Fiscal Year
GEIS Generic Environmental Impact Statement
GLC Great Lakes Commission
GLCP Great Lakes Critical Pollutants
GLERLglerlGreat Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
GLFC Great Lakes Fishery Commission
GLI Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative
GLINglinGreat Lakes Information Network
GLIFWCglif'-wickGreat Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
GLLFAS Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
GLNPOglen'-poeGreat Lakes National Program Office
GLPF Great Lakes Protection Fund
GLTxRE Great Lakes Toxic Reduction Effort
GLTxRI Great Lakes Toxics Reduction Initiative
GLWQAGLIGreat Lakes Water Quality Agreement
GLWQI Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative
HAPshapsHazardous Air Pollutants
HCB Hexachlorobenzene
Hg Mercury
IAGLReye-ag'-lerInternational Association of Great Lakes Research
IJC International Joint Commission
ILSRill'-sirInstitute for Lake Superior Research
I and I Inflow and Infiltration
LA Load Allocation
LaMPlampLakewide Management Plan
LGU Local Governmental Unit
LLO Large Lakes Observatory
LSC Lake Superior Center
LSRI Lake Superior Research Institute
MDH Minnesota Department of Health
MDNR, DNR Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
MEDMid-Continent Ecology Division
MERLAmerlaMinnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act
MISAMunicipal Industrial Strategy for Abatement
MMManagement Measures
MPCA, PCAMinnesota Pollution Control Agency
NAAQSNational Ambient Air Quality Standards
NBSNational Biological Service
NEMEECne'-mickNortheastern Minnesota Environmental and Economic Council
NMWENortheast Minnesota Waste Exchange
NOAAno'-ahNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOxNitrogen Oxides
NPDESNational Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPLNational Priorities List
NPSU.S. National Park Service
NRRIenn-are-eyeNatural Resources Research Institute
NSGCP National Sea Grant College Program
NSMBNorth Shore Management Board
NSMPNorth Shore Management Plan
NSPNonpoint Source Pollution
NWP'sNationwide Permits
OFAHOntario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
OHWOrdinary High Water Mark
OIRWOutstanding International Resource Waters
ONRWOutstanding National Resource Waters
ORVWOutstanding Resource Value Waters
PAHsPolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
P2Pollution Prevention
PCBsPolychlorinated Biphenyls
POTWPublicly Owned Treatment Works
ppbparts per billion
ppmparts per million
pptparts per trillion
RAPrap Remedial Action Plan
RCRA rick'-rah Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REMAPree'-map Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program
RfDReference Dose
SABScience Advisory Board
SARAsarahSuperfund Amendment Reauthorization Act
SCSSoil Conservation Service
SIPState Implementation Plan
SNADesignated Scientific and Natural Areas
SOLECso'-leckState of the Lake Ecosystem Conference
SO2Sulfur Dioxide
SOTLSBRSState of the Lake Superior Basin Reporting Series
SWCDSoil and Water Conservation Districts
TMDLTotal Maximum Daily Load
USCUnited States Code
USDAU.S. Department of Agriculture
USEPAU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
USFWSU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGSU.S. Geological Survey
WCAwack'-ah Wetlands Conservation Act
WCARwack'-ah rules Wetland Conservation Act Rules
WDNR Wisconsin DNR Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
WETWhole Effluent Toxicity
WLAWasteload Allocation
WLSRRMCWestern Lake Superior Region Resource Management Cooperative
WLSSDWestern Lake Superior Sanitary District
ZIDZone of Initial Dilution
ZDPZero Discharge Demonstration Program




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