Montgomery/Greene County
LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE COUNCIL

Acronym Glossary

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ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
ATSDR
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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BACT
Best Available Control Technology
BAT
Best Available Technology
BMP
Best Management Practice (Water Quality)
BUSTR
Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation
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CAAA
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
CAER
Community Awareness and Emergency Response
CAMEO
Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations
CAS Chemical Abstracts Service, which assign a number to every chemical. You can search the Right-to-Know database for specific chemicals using the CAS numbers.
CEM
Certified Emergency Manager
CERCLA
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980; also known as Superfund.
CERCLIS
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information Systems
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CHEMTREC
Chemical Transportation Emergency Center
CMA
Chemical Manufacturers Association
CRM
Chemical Risk
CRO
Cessation of Regulated Operations
CRS
Community Rating System
CSEPP
Chemical Stockpile Emergency Planning Program
CTC
Counter Terrorism Consortium
CWA
Clean Water Act
CY
Calendar Year
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DEFA
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance (OEPA)
DERR
Division of Emergency and Remedial Response (OEPA)
DOC
Department of Commerce (U.S.)
DOD
Department of Defense (U.S.)
DOE
Department of Energy (U.S.)
DOT
Department of Transportation (U.S.)
DRHMRT
Dayton Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team
DRP
Disaster Recovery Plan
DWPA
Drinking Water Protection Area
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EAS
Emergency Alert System
EHS
Extremely Hazardous Substance
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EJAP
Environmental Justice Assistance Program
EMA
Emergency Management Agency
e-mail
Electronically Transmitted Correspondence
EOC
Emergency Operations Center
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
EPCRA
Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (otherwise known as SARA Title III)
ESDA
Emergency Services and Disaster Assistance
EWS
Emergency Warning System
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FD
Fire Department
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FFY
Federal Fiscal Year (October 1 - September 30)
FY
Fiscal Year - MGCLERC's and SERC's (spans July 1 through June 30)
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GA
Grant Application
GACT
Generally Available Control Technology
GB
Gigabyte
GDAHA
Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
GIS
Geographic Information System
gpd
Gallons per Day
GPS
Groundwater Protection Strategy; also, Global Positioning System or Satellite
GW
Groundwater
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HC
Hydrocarbon
HAZ-MAT
Hazardous Materials
HB
House Bill
HICAA
Hazardous Identification and Capability Assessment Act
HMEP
Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning
HMIDPRA
Hazardous Materials Information Development, Preparedness, and Response Act
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IC
Incident Commander
IDLH
Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
ITN
Industrial Terrorism Network
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L  
LEPC
Local Emergency Planning Committee
LERC
Local Emergency Response Council
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M
 
MACT
Maximum Available Control Technology
MAG
Mutual Aid Group
MB
Megabyte
MCEMSC
Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services Council
MCL
Maximum Contaminant Level
MCLEOA
Montgomery County Law Enforcement Officers Association
MCOEM
Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management
MGCLERC
Montgomery-Greene County Local Emergency Response Council
Mhz
Megahertz
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet
MVRPC
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
MVRTA
Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority
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N  
NAICS
North American Industry Classification Code
NHS
National Highway System
NIOSH
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NOV
Notice of Violation
NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPRM
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
NRT
National Response Team
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O
 
OAC
Ohio Administrative Code
ODA
Ohio Department of Agriculture
ODH
Ohio Department of Health
ODIR
Ohio Department of Industrial Relations
ODNR
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
ODOD
Ohio Department of Development
ODOE
Ohio Department of Energy
ODOT
Ohio Department of Transportation
ODPS
Ohio Department of Public Safety
OEMA
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
OEP
Office of Emergency Preparedness
OEPA
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
OPIC
Ohio Public Interest Campaign
ORC
Ohio Revised Code
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Act
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PAM
Public Affairs Manager
PC
Personal Computer
PCB
Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PCRO
Permanently Cease Regulated Operations
pH
Measurement of acidity or alkalinity of water
PHDMC
Public Health - Datyon & Montgomery County
PIC
Public Information Committee
PIO
Public Information Officer
ppb
Parts per Billion
ppm
Parts per Million
PTI
Permit to Install
PTO
Permit to Operate
PUCO
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
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R  
R FORM The report filed by a facility subject to TRI for each chemical meeting the T.Q. The report summarizes the amount discharged to the air, land, water, sewers, or disposal off site. Form "R" also contains the company's plan to reduce emissions.
RAM
Random Access Memory
RAPCA
Regional Air Pollution Control Agency
RCP
Regulatory Compliance Partners
RCRA
Resource Conservation & Recovery Act of 1976
RMI
Risk Management Information
RMP
Risk Management Program
RPA
Resource Protection Area
RQ
Reportable Quantity
RRT
Regional Response Team
RSL
Rail Safety Law
RTA
Regional Transit Authority
RTK
Right-to-Know
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SARA
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
SB
Senate Bill
SDWA
Safe Drinking Water Act
SERC
State Emergency Response Commission
SFY
State Fiscal Year
SIC
Standard Industrial Classification
SNP
Special Needs Population
SOEP
State Office of Emergency Preparedness
SOG
Standard Operating Guidelines
SOP
Standard Operating Procedures
SR
State Route
SSA
Sole Source Aquifer
SWDO
Southwest District Office (OEPA)
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TCRO
Temporarily Cease Regulated Operations
TIER II The Chemical Inventory Report listing all chemicals above the TQ at a facility. This report describes the chemical's physical state, storage quantities, health hazards, type of container, and location of use or storage.
TIGER
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing
TOT
Time of Travel
TQ Threshold Quantity, the amount of a chemical that triggers the inventory reporting quantity. These quantities vary by chemical; the upper limit is 10,000 pounds.
TR
Township Road
TRANSCAER
Transportation CAER
TRI
Toxic Release Inventory
TSCA
Toxic Substance Control Act
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U
 
USC
United States Code
USDOT
United States Department of Transportation
USEPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
USGS
United States Geological Service
UST
Underground Storage Tank
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VOC
Volatile Organic Compounds
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W
 
WFPP
Well Field Protection Program
WHPA
Wellhead Protection Area
WOEMS
Western Ohio Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
WPAFB
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
WTP
Water Treatment Plant
WWTP
Wastewater Treatment Plant
   
 
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