As is typical of most State agencies, and especially so with those that deal heavily with science, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality uses acronyms and abbreviations throughout its website. Where possible, descriptions are included.

These pages are an attempt to capture and explain as many commonly used DEQ acronyms and abbreviations as possible. To suggest an acronym or abbreviation for this page, include it in an email to the DEQ Web Team ( For a broader range of related acronyms, visit the EPA’s Acronym page. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, try Acronym Finder.

FYI: An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase, while an acronym is a word formed from the initials of one or more words that is pronounceable like a normal word.


A.D.: Anno Domini

a.m.: ante meridian (before noon)

A-GPS: Assisted Global Positioning System

A/C: Air Conditioning

AA: Atomic Adsorption

AAI: All Appropriate Inquiry

AAR: After-Action Review

AARST: American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

AAW: Adopt-a-Waterbody

ABA: Acid-Base Accounting

ABC: Association of Boards Certification

ABM: Absorbed Glass Mat

ABR: Annual Business Registration

AARST: American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

AC: Alternating Current

ac-ft: Acre Feet

ACAMS: Automatic Continuous Air Monitoring System

ACD: Acidity

ACL: Access Control List

ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union

ACM: Asbestos Containing Material

ACT: Alternative Control Technique

AD&D: Accidental Death and Dismemberment

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAC: Acid Deposition Technical Advisory Committee

ADC: Ambassador Duck Club

ADI: Applicability Determination Index

ADR: Antidegradation Review

ADW: Agricultural Drainage Wells

AF: Family Medical Leave; Agriculture/Forestry

AFB: Air Force Base

AFE: Application for Expenditures

AFO: Animal Feeding Operation

AFS: Air Facility System

AFV: Alternate Fuel Vehicle

AG: Attorney General; Agriculture; Silver

AGC: Associated General Contractors

AGRC: Automated Geographic Reference Center

AHA: American Heart Association

AIA: American Institute of Architects

AIR-VAC: Air Vacuum Valves

AIRS: Aerometric Information Retrieval System

AJAX: Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

AK: Alaska

AL: Alabama; Annual Leave; Aluminum

ALJ: Administrative Law Judge

ALK: Alkalinity

ALARA: As Low As Reasonably Achievable

AMC: Air Monitoring Center

AMCOR: Oldcastle Precast Company

AME: Association for Manufacturing Excellence

AMPAC: American Pacific Corporation

AMR: Asset Metadata Repository

AMSL: Above Mean Seal Level

AMVP: Agency Motor Vehicle Policy

AMW: Acid Mine Water

AMWA: Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

ANC: Acid Neutralization Capacity

ANH: A New Hope

ANSI: American National Standards Institute

AO: Approval Order

AP: Accounts Payable; Acid-Generating Potential; Acid Potential

APC: Air Pollution Control

APDLN: Air Pollution Distance Learning Program

APE: Ammunition Peculiar Equipment

APHIS: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

API: Application Programming Interface

APO: Auxiliary Power Units

APR: Annual Percentage Rate

APTI: Air Pollution Training Institute

APU: Auxiliary Power Units

APW: Acid Plume Water

APWA: American Public Works Association

AQ: Air Quality

AQB: Utah Air Quality Board

AQI: Air Quality Index

AQS: Air Quality System

AQRV: Air Quality Related Values

AR: Accounts Receivable; Arkansas; Administrative Rules

ARC: Accident Review Committee; American Red Cross

ARMZ: Atomredmetzoloto

ARPA-E: Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy

ARSET: Applied Remote Sensing Training

ARRA: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ARRWA: America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act

AS: Arsenic; Air Sparging

ASAP: As Soon As Possible

ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASDWA: Association of State Drinking Water Administrators

ASE: Automotive Service Excellence

ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers

ASI: Annual Salary Increase

ASLB: Atomic Safety and Licensing Board

ASLO: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

ASPA: American Society for Public Administration

ASQ: American Society for Quality

ASR: Aquifer Storage and Recovery

AST: Above Ground Storage Tanks

ASTSWMO: Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials

ATB: Agent Trial Burn

ATK: ATK Launch Systems, Inc.

ATLAS: Advanced Treatment Lagoon Activated Sludge; Air Toxics, Lead, Asbestos

ATLIC: Area 10 Liquid Incinerator

ATP: Authorized Training Program

ATSDR: Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry

ATTN: Attention

ATV: All Terrain Vehicle

AUP: Acceptable Use Policy

AVI: Audio Video Interleaved

AWAL: American West Analytical Laboratories

AWC: Available Water Content

AWEA: American Wind Energy Association

AWMA: Air and Waste Management Association

AWWA: American Water Works Association

AZ: Arizona


B-IBI: Benthic Index of Biological Integrity

B.C.: Before Christ

Ba: Barium

BACM: Best Available Control Measures

BACT: Best Available Control Technology

BAN: Basel Action Network

BART: Best Available Retrofit Technology

BAS: Bentonite Amended Shale

BAT: Best Available Technology

BAU: Business as Usual

BBC: Bill Barrett Corporation; British Broadcasting Corporation

BBP: Bonneville Borrow Plant

BC: Black Carbon

BCI: Bureau of Criminal Identification

BCM: Bingham Canyon Mine

BDS: Bulk Drain Station

BE: Baume

BEA: Beaver County, Utah; Bureau of Economic Analysis

BEMS: Bureau of Emergency Medical Services; Bureau of Emergency Management Systems

BERT: Background Equivalent Radiation Time

BFPP: Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser

BIA: Bureau of Indian Affairs

BLM: Bureau of Land Management

BMP: Windows bitmap format; Best Management Practices

BOD: Biological Oxygen Demand; Biochemical Oxygen Demand

BOE: Board of Education

BOX: Box Elder County, Utah

BRAC: Blue Ribbon Advisory Council

BRC: Bear River City

BRMBR: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

BRS: Biennial Reporting System

BSER: Best System of Emission Reduction

BT: Bothwell-Thatcher

BTEX: Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene

BTP: Branch Technical Position

BTU: British Thermal Unit

BTW: By The Way

BW: Bandwidth

BYU: Brigham Young University


C: Centigrade

C&D: Construction and Demolition

CA: California; Circa; Calcium

CAA: Clean Air Act

CAAA: Clean Air Act Amendments

CAAPF: Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facilities

CAAT: Clean Air Action Team

CAC: Citizens Advisory Commission; Cache County, Utah; Community Action Committee

CAFO: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

CAM: Compliance Assurance Monitoring

CAMDS: Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System

CAMU: Corrective Action Management Unit

CAMx: Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions

CAO: Corrective Action Order

CAP: Corrective Action Plan; Compliance Advisory Panel; Central Arizona Project

CAR: Carbon County, Utah; Consolidated Federal Air Rule

CARB: California Air Resources Board

CARROT: Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-road Technology

CAS: Chemical Abstract Service

CAST: Center for Automotive Science and Technology

CASTNET: Clean Air Status and Trends Network

CAWLAR: Class A West Embankment License Amendment Request

CBDPP: Clay Basin Dew Point Plant

CBI: Confidential Business Information

CBS: Criminal Background Screening

CATEX: Categorical Exclusion

CBEP: Community-based Environmental Partnership

CC: Credit Card; Cross Cutting; Salt Lake County; Copperton Concentrator

CCA: Copper Chromated Arsenic

CCAM: CCAM Enterprises

CCAR: California Climate Action Registry

CCGS: Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration

CCHMC: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

CCJJ: Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

CCPP: Current Creek Power Plant

CCR: Consumer Confidence Report

CCS: Carbon Capture and Sequestation

CCWRF: Cedar City Wastewater Reclamation Facility

CD: Compact Disc; Consent Decree; Cadmium

CDA: Community Development Area

CDC: Centers for Disease Control

CDIAC: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

CDL: Commercial Drivers License

CDQMP: Chemical Data Quality Managment Plan

CDR: Consumer Confidence Report

CDS: Chemical Demilitarization Section

CDSD: Central Davis Sewer District

CE: Community and Economic Development

CEED: Center For Energy and Economic Development

CEG: Conditionally Except Small Quantity Generator

CEH: Children’s Environmental Health

CEH/EJ: Children’s Environmental Health/Environmental Justice

CEHA: Colorado Environmental Health Association

CEL: Ceiling Exposure Limit

CEM: Continuous Emissions Monitor; Constituents of Energetic Materials

CEMS: Continuous Emissions Monitoring System

CES: Custom Environmental Service

CHP: Combined Heat and Power

CHWI: Closed Hazardous Waste Impoundments

CIB: Community Impact Board

CMAQ: Community Mulit-scale Air Quality Model; Congestion Mitigation Air Quality

CEMEX: Twin Mountain Rock Company

CEMP: Community Environmental Monitoring Program

CEMS: Continuous Emission Monitoring System

CEO: Chief Executive Officer

CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CERCLIS: Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Information System

CERN: European Laboratory for Particle Physics Research in Geneva, Switzerland

CERRO: Cerro Flow Products

CERT: Computer Emergency Response Team; Community Emergency Response Team

CEQ: Council on Environmental Quality

CFHS: Community and Family Health Services

CFL: Compact Fluorescent Light

CFM: Cubic Feet per Minute

CFO: Chief Financial Officer

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CFV: Clean Fuel Vehicle

CH4: Methane

CHARM: Child Health Advanced Records Management

CHD: Center for Health Data

CHGM: Clean Harbors Grassy Mountain, LLC

CHIP: Children’s Health Insurance Program

CHP: Combined Heat and Power

CHPC: Center for High Performance Computing

CHWI: Closed Hazardous Waste Impoundments

CI: Customer Interface

CIA: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability; Central Intelligence Agency

CIB: Criminal Investigation Bureau; Community Impact Board

CIC: Chamberlain Investment Company

CICW: Commercial/Industrial Waste Incinerators

CIM: Common Identification Mechanism

CIO: Chief Information Officer

CIW: Certified Internet Webmaster

CJ: Criminal Justice

Cl: Chloride

CLEHA: Conference of Local Environmental Health Administrators

CLP: Contract Laboratory Program

CLSM: Controlled Low Strength Material

cm: Centimeter

CMA: Chemical Materials Agency

CMAQ: Congestion Mitigation Air Quality; Community Mulit-Scale Air Quality

CMB: Chemical Mass Balance

CME: Continuing Medical Education

CMI: Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Corrective Measures Implementation

CMS: Content Management System; Chemical Management Services; Corrective Measures Study

CMTI: Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute

CMYK: Cyan / Magenta / Yellow / Black

CNG: Compressed Natural Gas

CNMP: Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan

Co-Jet: Coherent Jet

CO: Carbon Monoxide; Colorado

CO2: Carbon Dioxide

CO2e: Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

CO2CRC: Cooperative Research Center for Greenhouse Gas Technologies

COA: Certificate of Analysis

COB: Close of Business

COBRA: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

COC: Certificate of Completion

COD: Chemical Oxygen Demand

COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder

CP: Cathodic Protection

CPA: Cost Per Action; Certified Public Accountant

CPC: Concrete Products Company

CPE: Customer Provided Equipment

CPHA: Colorado Public Health Association

CPI: Characters Per Inch; Consumer Price Index

CPL: Chevron Pipe Line

CPM: Certified Public Manager

CPO: Chief Procurement Officer

CPS: Characters Per Second

CPU: Central Processing Unit

CPVC: Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride

CPW: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

CQAP: Construction Quality Assurance Plan

CR: Chromium; Completeness Review

CRCPD: Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc.

CRM: Customer Relationship Manager

CROMERR: Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation

CRT: Cathode Ray Tube

CRUD: Create Read Update Delete; Chalk River Unidentified Deposits

CS: Customer Support

CSA: Canadian Standards Association

CSE: Custom Search Engine

CSEPP: Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program

CSHO: Compliance Safety and Health Officer

CSLF: Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

CSP: Concentrating Solar Power

CSS: Cascading Style Sheet

CT: Connecticut; Computed Tomography

CTAC: Clear the Air Challenge

CTLP: Community Technical Liaison Program

CTO: Chief Technology Officer

Ctrl: Control Key

CU: Copper; University of Colorado, Boulder

CUCF: Central Utah Correctional Facility

CVEF: Clean Vehicle Education Foundation

CVSSD: Castle Valley Special Service District

CW: Cottonwood

CWA: Clean Water Act

CWS: Community Water System

CWSRF: Clean Water State Revolving Fund

CWSID: Central Weber Sewer Improvement District


DAAMS: Depot Area Air Monitoring System

DABC: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

DAF: Department of Agriculture and Food

DAG: Daggett County, Utah

DAGF: Department of Agriculture and Food

DAL: Discharge Airlock

DAQ: Division of Air Quality

DAR: Division of Administrative Rules

DAS: Department of Administrative Services; Division of Agency Services

DAV: Davis County, Utah

dB: Decibel

DB: Database

DBA: Database Administrator

DBCP: Dibromochloropropane

DBED: Division of Business and Economic Development

DBP: Disinfection By-Products

DBPR: Disinfection By-Products Rule

DC: Direct Current; District of Columbia

DC/AC: Direct Current/Alternating Current

DCA: Department of Community Affairs

DCD: Deseret Chemical Depot

DCED: Department of Community and Economic Development

DCFS: Division of Child and Family Services

DCIO: Deputy Chief Information Officer

DCM: Deep Creek Mine

DDR: Design Development Report

DDRR: Detailed Design Review Report

DDU: Distillate Desulfurization Unit

DDW: Division of Drinking Water

DE: Delaware

DEA: Drug Enforcement Agency; Demographic and Economic Analysis

DECD: Department of Community and Economic Development

DEIS: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

DELTA: Delta Air Lines, Inc.

DEP: Department of Environmental Protection

DEQ: Department of Environmental Quality

DERA: Diesel Emission Reduction Act

DERR: Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

DES: Division of Emergency Services and Homeland Security; Division of Enterprise Services

DET: Division of Enterprise Technology

DFCM: Department of Facilities and Construction Management

DFE: Design for the Environment

DFI: Department of Financial Institutions

DFO: Division of Fleet Operations

DFS: Division of Family Services; Deactivation Furnace System

DFSS: Division of Fleet and Surplus Services

DG: Distributed Generation

DHRM: Department of Human Resource Management

DHS: Department of Human Services; Department of Homeland Security

DHTML: Dynamic Hypertext Markup Language

DIO: Division of Institutional Operations

DIT: Division of Integrated Technology

DITS: Division of Information Technology Services

DLD: Driver License Division

DLE: Dry Low Emission

DMAC: Dimethylacetamide

DMT: Discharge Minimization Technology

DMZ: Demilitarized Zone

DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid

DNAPL: Dense Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids

DNR: Department of Natural Resources

DO: Dissolved Oxygen

DOB: Date of Birth

DOC: Microsoft Word Document; Department of Corrections; Diesel Oxidation Catalyst

DOD: Department of Defense

DOE: Department of Energy; Department of Education

DOE-NV: Department of Energy—Nevada Operations

DOF: Dalton, Olmstead and Fuglevand, Inc.

DOGM: Division of Oil, Gas and Mining

DOH: Department of Health

DOL: Department of Labor

DOM: Dissolved Organic Matter

DOPL: Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing; Division of Professional Licensing

DOS: Disk Operating System

DOT: Department of Transportation

DOU: Document of Understanding

DP: Data Processing

DPE: Demilitarization Protective Ensembles

DPF: Diesel particulate Filters

DPG: Dugway Proving Grounds

dpi: Dots Per Inch

DPR: Division of Parks and Recreation

DRC: Direct Responsible Charge

DRO: Diesel-Related Contaminants; Diesel Range Organics

DRCOG: Denver Regional Council of Governments

DRE: Destruction and Removal Efficiently

DRI: Desert Research Institute

DRO: Diesel Range Organics

DPM: Designated Project Manager

DPP: Desert Power Plant

DPR: Division of Parks and Recreation

DPS: Department of Public Safety

DQO: Data Quality Objective

DR: Disaster Recovery

DRC: Division of Radiation Control

DRO: Diesel Range Organics

DRS: Division of Rehabilitation Services

DSA: Division of Substance Abuse

DSHW: Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste

DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy; Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

DSM: Demand Side Management

DSPD: Division of Services for People with Disabilities

DST: Daylight Savings Time

DTS: Department of Technology Services; Drain Tube System

DTTF: Dugway Thermal Treatment Facility

DU: Depleted Uranium

DUC: Duchesne County, Utah

DUSA: Denison Mines USA Corporation

DVS: Drum Ventilation System

DW: Drinking Water

DWB: Drinking Water Board

DWQ: Division of Water Quality

DWR: Division of Wildlife Resources

DWS: Department of Workforce Services

DWSP: Drinking Water Source Protection


Email: Electronic-mail

EA: Environmental Assessment

EAF: Electric Arc Furnace

EAR: Energy Assessment Report

EBCo: Ensign-Bickford Company

EC: Electrical Conductance

ECHO: Enforcement and Compliance History Online

ECI: Environmental Contractors Inc.

ECM: Enterprise Content Management

ECOS: Environmental Council of States

ECS: Eastside Collection System

EDA: Economic Development Area

EDB: Effective Bill Date; Ethylene dibromide

EDCU: Economic Development Corporation of Utah

EDE: Effective Dose Equivalent

EDF: Environmental Defense Fund

EDI: Electronic Data Interchange

EDL: Energy Dynamics Laboratory

EDL/USU: Energy Development Lab/Utah State University

EDM: Electronic Document Management; Enterprise Document Management

EDMS: Electronic Document Management Systems

EDNET: University of Utah Video Conference Network

EDO: Executive Director’s Office

eDocs: Electronic Documents

EDR: Electrodialysis Reversal

EDT: Explosive Destruction Technology

EDTIF: Economic Development Tax Increment Financing

EE: Energy Efficiency

EEC: European Economic Community

EECBG: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EF: Ecological Footprint

eForm: Electronic Form

EFS: Enhanced Flow and Speed

EFT: Electronic Funds Transfer

EGBAR: Everything’s Gonna Be All Right

EGI: Energy and Geoscience Institute

EH: Environmental Health

EHS: Extremely Hazardous Substances

EIMI: Environmental Information Management Initiative

EIN: Employee Identification Number

EIP: Environmental Improvement Project

EIS: Environmental Impact Statement

EISO: Enterprise Information Security Office

EJ: Environmental Justice

ELF: Extremely Low Frequency

ELF-EMF: Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

ELVS: End-of-Life Vehicle Solution

ELVSC: End-of-Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation

EMAC: Emergency Management Assistance Compact

EME: Emery County, Utah

EMF: Electromagnetic Fields

EMI: Emergency Management Institute

EMS: Environmental Management System; Emergency Medical Services

EMT: Emergency Medical Treatment; Emergency Medical Technician; Emergency Management Team

ENCANA: EnCana Oil and Gas, Incorporated

ENREL: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law

EOC: Emergency Operations Center

EOL: End of Life

EOP: Emergency Operations Plan

EP: Employee Portal

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

EPACT: Energy Policy Act

EPCRA: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

EPE: Enterprise Project Executive

EPEAT: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

EPHA: Environmental Public Health Alliance

EPHTP: Environmental Public Health Tracking Project

EPP: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

EPRI: Electric Power Research Institute

EPS: Encapsulated PostScript; Early Production System

EPSC: Enterprise Project Steering Committee

EPWG: Energy Policy Working Group

EQ: Environmental Quality

EQAC: Environmental Quality Advisory Commission

EQRA: Environmental Quality Restricted Account

ER: Emergency Room; Environmental Report

ERAMS: Environmental Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program

ERC: Elmore Recovery Concentrate; Emission Reduction Credit; Equivalent Residual Connection

ERG: Emergency Response Guidebook

ERM: Environmental Resource Management

ES: Energy Supply; Explosive Storage

ESB: Enterprise Service Bus; Equilibrium Partitioning Sediment Benchmark

ESC: Escape Key

ESCS: East Side Collection System

ESDP: Environmental Service Delivery Plan

ESE: Entrance Skin Exposure

ESMP: Enhanced Smoke Management Plan

ESRI: Environmental Systems Research Institute

ESS: Employee Self Service; Electronics Sanitary Survey

est: Estimated

et al.: and others

etc.: et cetera (and so forth)

ET: Evapotranspiration

ETV: Environmental Technology Verification

EUSEP2: Eastern Utah Secure Energy Program and Partnership

EWA: Enforceable Written Assurance

EWG: Environmental Working Group

EWIS: Electronic Waste Information System

EWTF: Eureka Wastewater Treatment Facility


F: Fahrenheit; Fluoride

FAQ: Frequently Asked Question

FAX: Facsimile

FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBWMA: Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

FC: Division of Facilities and Construction Management

FCC: Federal Communications Commission; Fluid Catalytic Cracking

FCCRB: Foster Care Citizens Review Board

FCCU: Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit

FD: Fuel Dispensing

FDA: Federal Drug Administration; Food and Drug Administration

Fe: Iron

FEIS: Final Environmental Impact Statement; Fugitive Emissions Information System

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEP: Features, Events, Process

FERC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FFSL: Forestry, Fire and State Lands

FGDC: Federal Geographic Data Committee

FGWTP: Flaming Gorge Dam Wastewater Treatment Plant

FHSA: Federal Hazardous Substance Act

FHWA: Federal Highway Administration

FI: Finance

FIFO: First In, First Out

FILO: First In, Last Out

FINET: Financial Network

FIP: Federal Implementation Plan

FIPS: Federal Information Processing Standard

FHWA: Federal Highway Administration

FL: Florida

FLIR: Forward Looking Infrared

FLPMA: Federal Land Policy Management Act

FLSA: Fair Labor Standards Act

FML: Flexible Membrane Liners

FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act

FO: Field Operations; Fleet Operations

FOIA: Freedom of Information Act

FONSI: Finding of No Significant Impact

fpm: Feet Per Minute

FRCP: Federal Rules and Civil Procedure

FRM: Federal Reference Method

FRP: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

FRS: Facility Registry System

FS: Fact Sheet; Feasibility Study

FSA: Farm Service Agency

FSSOB: Fact Sheet Statement of Basis

ft: Feet

FTE: Full Time Equivalent

FTP: File Transfer Protocol

FUBAR: Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition

FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

FUDS: Formerly Used Defense Sites

FUSRAP: Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program

FWS: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

FY: Fiscal Year

FYE: Fiscal Year End

FYI: For Your Information


.GOV: Government Internet Domain

GA: Georgia

GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

gal: Gallon

GAO: General Accounting Office

GAR: Garfield County, Utah

GB: Gigabyte

Gbps: Gigabits Per Second

GC: Gas Card

GCEPD: Governor’s Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities

GCMP: Groundwater Monitoring and Characterization Plan

GCPD: Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

GE: General Electric

GFCO: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt

GGE: Gas Gallon Equivalent

GHG: Greenhouse Gas

GHS: Globally Harmonized System

GHT: Gasoline Hydrotreater Unit

Ghz: Gigahertz

GICS: Grants Information and Control System

GIF: Graphics Interface Format

GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out

GILS: Global Information Locator Service; Government Information Locator Service

GIS: Geographic Information System; Geographical Information System

GISAC: Geographic Information System Advisory Council

GLI: Great Lakes Initiative

GMA: Groundwater Management Area

GMF: Grassy Mountain Facility

GMS: Groundwater Modeling System

GMT: Greenwich Mean Time; General Mill Tailing

GND: Ground

GOED: Governor’s Office of Economic Development

GOES: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites

GOMB: Governor’s Office of Management and Budget

GOPB: Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget

Gov: Governor

Govt: Government

gpm: Gallons per Minute

GPS: Global Positioning System; Global Positioning Satellite

GRA: Grand County, Utah

GRAMA: Government Records Access and Management Act

GRO: Gasoline Range Organics

GRWTF: Green River Wastewater Treatment Facility

GS: Geologic Sequestration

GSA: Generator Site Access

GSAP: Generator Site Access Permit

GSL: Great Salt Lake

GSLM: Greater Salt Lake Minerals Corporation

GTRI: Global Threat Reduction Initiative

GUI: Graphical User Interface

GV: Governor’s Office

GWDP: Groundwater Discharge Permit

GWP: Global Warming Potential

GWPC: Ground Water Protection Council

GWQS: Ground Water Quality Standards

GWTP: Ground Water Treatment Plant


H2: Hydrogen

H2E: Hospitals for Healthy Environments

HABS: Harmful Algal Blooms

HAFB: Hill Air Force Base

HAP: Hazardous Air Pollutant

HARBOR: High Altitude Reconnaissance Balloon for Outreach and Research

HB: House Bill

HDD: Hard Disk Drive

HDI: Hexamethyl Diisocyanate

HDS: Hydroesulfurization

HELP: Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate; Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance

HFC: Hydroflurocarbon

HHS: Health and Human Services

HHW: Household Hazardous Waste

Hg: Mercury

HGA: Hardship Grant Assessments

HGL: Hydraulic Grade Line

HHW: Household Hazardous Waste

HI: Hawaii

HID: High Intensity Discharge

HILL: Hill Air Force Base

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMIW: Hospital Medical Infectious Waste

HMIWI: Hospital Medical Infectious Waste Incinerator

HMR: Hazardous Materials Regulations

HO: Harmonic Oscillator

HOLLY: Holly Refining and Marketing

HON: Hazardous Organic National Emission Standard for Air Pollutants

HONO: Nitrous Acid

HP: Horsepower; Highway Patrol

HPBS: High Performance Building Standards

HPMS: Highway Performance Modeling System

HPP: Hunter Power Plant

H.R.: House of Representatives

HRCQ: Highway Route Controlled Quantity

HRM: Human Resource Management

HRS: Hazard Ranking System

HRSG: Heat Recovery Steam Generators

HS: Human Services; Hazardous Storage

HSCFS: Human Services Child and Family Services

HSMA: Hazardous Substances Mitigation Act

HSPD: Homeland Security Presidential Directive

HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language

HTS: Heel Transfer System

HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HVAC: Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning

HVLP: High Volume Low Pressure

HW: Hawthorne

HWI: Hazardous Waste Impoundments

HWMS: Hazardous Waste Management Section

HWMV: Hazardous Waste Management Units

HWSF: Hazardous Waste Storage Facility

HYSPLIT: Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory

HZ: Hertz


i.e.: id est (that is)

i.q.: idem quod (the same as)

I/M: Inspection and Maintenance

IA: Iowa

IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency

IAP: Incident Action Plan

IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer

IAT: Interagency Transfers; Interagency Transaction

IBDO: International Business Development Office

IBI: Index of Biotic Integrity

IBLA: Interior Board of Land Appeals

IBM: International Business Machines

IC: Incident Command

ICC: Interagency Coordinating Committee; International Code Council

ICP: Incident Command Post

ICR: Information Collection Rule

ICRP: International Commission on Radiation Protection

ICS: Incident Command System

ID: Identification

IDEC: Indirect/Direct Evaporative Cooling

IDSE: Initial Distribution System Evaluation

IE: Internet Explorer

IEA: International Energy Agency

IECC: International Energy Conservation Code

IESNA: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

IESWTR: Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule

IGS: Intermountain Generating Station

IHC: Intermountain Health Care

IL: Illinois

IM: Instant Messaging

IMBO: In My Biased Opinion

IMHO: In My Humble Opinion

IMO: In My Opinion

IMT: Incident Management Team

IN: Indiana

IORT: Institute for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

IP: Internet Protocol

IPAMS: Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCS: International Programme on Chemical Safety

IPO: Initial Public Offering

IPS: Improvement Priority System

IPSC: Intermountain Power Service Corporation

IR: Integrated Report; Incident Report; Infrared

IREC: Interstate Renewable Energy Council

IRN: Iron County, Utah

ISB: Interstate Brick Company

ISFSI: Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation

ISP: Internet Service Provider

ISRI: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

ISSR: Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve

IT: Information Technology

ITA: Intent To Approve

ITB: Invitation to Bid

ITC: Information Technology Commission

ITIL: Information Technology Infrastructure Library

ITMGR: Information Technology Manager

ITP: Industrial Technologies Program

ITRC: Interstate Technology Regulatory Council

ITS: Information Technology Services

ITT: International Telephone and Telegraph

IUP: Intended Use Plan

IUSA: International Uranium Corporation

IWL: Industrial Wastewater Lagoon

IWWA: Intermountain Water Works Association


JC: Juvenile Courts

JCWS: James Canyon Well System

JGCRI: Joint Global Change Research Institute

JIC: Joint Information Center

JLENS: Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor

JOA: Joint Operating Agreement

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group

jpg: Joint Photographic Experts Group file extension

JSSDWRF: Jordanelle Special Service District Water Reclamation Facility

JUA: Juab County, Utah

JVWCD: Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District


K: Kilo; Potassium

KAN: Kane County, Utah

Kb: Kilobit

KB: Kilobyte; Knowledge Base

KBps: Kilobytes Per Second; Kilobits Per Second

KEL: Kennecott Environmental Laboratory

kg: Kilogram

KG: 1000 Gallons

KHz: Kilohertz

KI: Potassium Iodide

km: Kilometer

kPa: Kilopascals

KS: Kansas

Kt: Kiloton

KUC: Kennecott Utah Copper

KUCC: Kennecott Utah Copper Company

kV: Kilovolt

kVA: Kilovolt Ampere

KVAR: 1000 Vars

kw: Kilowatt

kwh: Kilowatt-hour

KY: Kentucky


L: Liter

L4: Logan

LA: Louisiana; Legislative Analyst

LAC: Legislature Automation Committee

LAER: Lowest Achievable Emission Rate

LAN: Local Area Network

lat: Latitude

LBA: Local Building Authority

LBP: Lead-Based Paint

LC: Labor Commission; Life Cycle

LCC: Large-Capacity Cesspool

LCD: Liquid Crystal Display

LCR: Least Cost Routing

LD: Long Distance

LDCHG: Long Distance Charge

LE: Legislature

LEAR: Lowest Achievable Emission Rate

LED: Light Emitting Diode

LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LEG: Legislature

LEPC: Local Emergency Planning Committees

LES: Law Enforcement System

LF: Load Factor

LFA: Legislative Fiscal Analyst

LFL: Lower Flammable Limit

LG: Auditor General

LH: House of Representatives

LHD: Local Health Departments

LHII: Local Health Information Infrastructure

LHO: Local Health Officers

LIC: Liquid Incinerator

LIFO: Last In, First Out

LIMS: Laboratory Information Management System

LINX: Law Enforcement Information Exchange

LITANS: Large Item Transportable Access and Neutralization System

LLC: Limited Liability Company

LLRW: Low-level Radioactive Waste

LLW: Low Level Waste

LNG: Liquefied Natural Gas

LOB: Line of Business

LOCT: League of Cities and Towns

LOE: Level of Effort

LOI: Letter of Intent

LOL: Laughing Out Loud

Long: Longitude

Low Org: An Accounting Term

LP: Liquid Propane

LPDR: Local Public Document Room

LPI: Lines Per Inch

LPM: Lines Per Minute

LQ: Liquor Control Commission

LQG: Large Quantity Generator

LR: Legislative Research

LRA: License Renewal Application

LS: Library System

LSA: Low Special Activity

LTD: Long Term Disability

LTGMP: Long-term Groundwater Monitoring Plan

LUST: Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

LUWDS: Large Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems

LVMC: Lisbon Valley Mining Company

LVP: Lisbon Valley Project

LZ: Landing Zone


M: Mega; Milli; Meter

MA: Massachusetts; Multiple Award

MACA: MACA Supply Company

MACT: Maximum Achievable Control Technology

MAG: Mountainland Association of Governments

MAGI: Modified Adjusted Gross Income

MAN: Metropolitan Area Network

MAP: Molybdenum Autoclave Process

MASOB: Multi Agency State Office Building

Mb: Megabit

MB: Megabyte; Manitoba

MBA: Municipal Building Authority

MBE: Minority Business Enterprise

MBE/WBE: Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Business Enterprise

MBO: Management By Objective

Mbps: Million Bits Per Second; Million Bytes Per Second; Megabytes Per Second; Megabits Per Second

MBR: Membrane Bioreactor

MC: Master Contract

MCL: Maximum Containment Level

MCS: Motor Carrier System

MD: Maryland; Medical Doctor

MDB: Munitions Demilitarization Building

MDI: Methylene Diphenyl Di-isosyanante

MeCl: Methylene Chloride

MEK: Methyl Ethyl Ketone

MEP: Maximum Extent Practicable; Manufacturing Extension Partnership

MFP: Membrane Filtration Plant

MG: Milligram; Magnesium; Million Gallons

mg/L: Milligrams Per Liter

mgd: Million Gallons per Day

MGR: Mountain Gas Resources LLC

MGWTF: Mountain Green Wastewater Treatment Facility

MH: Mental Health

MHz: Megahertz

mi: Miles

MI: Michigan; Mechanical Integrity

MIL: Millard County, Utah

min: Minutes

misc.: Miscellaneous

MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mechanical Integrity Testing

ml: Milliliter

MLA: Master License Agreement

MLW: Meteoric Leach Water

mm: Millimeter

MMI: Multiple Metric Indices; Multimetric Index

MMMF: Making Medicine Mercury-Free

MN: Minnesota; Manganese

MNA: Monitored Natural Attenuation

MNB: Mean Normalized Bias

MNGE: Mean Normalized Gross Error

MO: Missouri

MOA: Military Operating Area

MOBILE5A: A model for vehicle emissions.

MODFLOW: Groundwater Flow Modeling

MOL: Milk-of-Lime

MOPS: Millions of Operations Per Second

MOR: Morgan County, Utah

MoO3: Molybdenum Trioxide

MoS2: Molybdenum Disulfide

MoSCoW Rules: Must Have/Should Have/Could Have/Want to Have

MOTD: Message of the Day

MOU: Memorandum of Understanding

MOVES: Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator

MP: Motor Pool

MPA: Model Accreditation Plan; Microscopic Particulate Analysis

MPEG: Moving Pictures Experts Group

MPF: Metal Parts Furnace

MPO: Metropolitan Planning Organization

MPRS: Miscellaneous Parts Removal Station

MQSA: Mammogram Quality Standards Act

MREA: Midwest Renewable Energy Association

MRL: Minimum Risk Level

MRS: Monitored Retrievable Storage

MRT: Media Relations Team

MS: Microsoft Corporation; milliseconds; Mississippi

MS SQL: Microsoft Structured Query Language

MS4: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

MS4S: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet

MSGP: Multi-Sector General Permit

MSO: Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin

MST: Mountain Standard Time

MSW: Municipal Solid Waste; Mixed Solid Waste

mt: Mountain

Mt: Mount

MT: Montana

Mtpy: Million Tons Per Year

MTU: Metric Tons of Uranium

mV: Millivolt

MV: Megavolt

MVA: Megavolt-amperes

MVD: Motor Vehicle Division

MW: Milliwatt; Megawatt

MWC: Municipal Waste Combusters

MWe: Megawatts

MWG: Mercury Work Group

MWh: Mega Watt Hours

MWRF: Moroni City Water Reclamation Facility

MWTF: Moab Wastewater Treatment Facility; Monticello Wastewater Treatment Facility

MY: Model Year


N.A.: Not Available; Not Applicable

N/A: Not Available; Not Applicable

N2O: Nitrous Oxide

NA: Natural; Sodium

NAA: Non Attainment Area

NAAQS: National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NACAA: National Association of Clean Air Agencies

NaCl: Sodium Chloride

NADP: National Atmospheric Deposition Program

NAMS: North American Mine Services

NARM: Naturally Occurring and Accelerator Produced Radioactive Materials

NASEO: National Association of State Energy Offices

NATTS: National Air Toxics Trends Station

NAWQC: National Ambient Water Quality Criteria

NBNM: Natural Bridges National Monument

NBS: National Bureau of Standards; Nucor Building Systems

NC: North Carolina

NCA: National Conservation Area

NCAST: National Center for Automotive Science and Technology

NCEP: National Centers for Environmental Projection

NCPV: National Center for Photovoltaics

NCRP: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement

ND: North Dakota

NDC: Newstate Duck Club

N.E.W.: Net Explosive Weight

NE: Nebraska

NEC: National Electric Code

NEED: National Energy Education Development Project

NEHA: National Environmental Health Association

NEHRP: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

NEI: National Emissions Inventory

NEIEN: National Environmental Information Exchange Network

NELAP: National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program

NEPPS: National Environmental Performance Partnership System

NEHA: National Environmental Health Association

NEIEN: National Environmental Information Exchange Network

NEO: New Employee Orientation

NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act

NEPPS: National Environmental Performance Partnership System

NESHAP: National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NEXT: National Evaluation of X-Ray Trends

NF/WC: Family Medical Leave

NF/LWOP: Family Medical Leave

NFA: No Further Action

NFPA: National Fire Protection Agency

NFRAP: No Further Remedial Action Planned

NG: National Guard

NGA: National Geospatial-intelligence Agency

NGL: Natural Gas Liquid

NGV: Natural Gas Vehicle

NH: New Hampshire

NHD: National Hydrography Data Set

NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHPA: National Historic Preservation Act

Ni: Nickel

NIC: National Integration Center

NICHD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIEHS: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIEM: National Information Exchange Model

NIH: National Institute of Health

NIMS: National Incident Management System

NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

NIPC: National Infrastructure Protection Center

NIROP: Naval Industrial Reserve Ordinance Plant

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology

NJ: New Jersey

NM: Nanometer; New Mexico

NNEPA: Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency

NNP: Net Neutralization Potential

NNSA: National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSS: Nevada National Security Site

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOI: Notice of Intent; Notice of Inquiry

NORM: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

NOT: Notice of Termination

NOV: Notice of Violation

NOV/CO: Notice of Violation and Compliance Order

NOx: Nitrogen Oxides

NP: North Provo; Neutralization Potential

NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPICP: Notice of Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty

NPL: National Priorities List

NPR: Neutralization Potential Ratio; National Public Radio

NPS: National Park Service; Non-point Source

NRCS: Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRF: National Response Framework

NRSB: National Radon Safety Board

NR: Natural Resources

NRC: Nuclear Regulatory Commission; National Response Center; National Regulatory Commission

NRCC: Natural Resources Coordinating Council

NRCS: Natural Resources Conservation Services

NRD: Natural Resource Damage

NRDC: Natural Resources Defense Council

NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NRSB: National Radon Safety Board

NRT: Near-real Time

NRWA: National Rural Water Association

NSA: National Security Agency

NSDI: National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NSF: National Science Foundation; National Sanitation Foundation

NSO: Nevada Site Office

NSPR: New Source Plan Review

NSPS: New Source Performance Standards

NSR: New Source Review

NT: Navajo Trust

NTEC: National Tribal Environmental Council

NTNC: Non-Transient Non-Community

NTNCWS: Non-Transient Non-Community Water System

NTP: National Toxicology Program

NTS: Nevada Test Site

NTSB: National Transportation Safety Board

NTUA: Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

NUCOR: Nucor Steel

NV: Nevada

NW: Northwest

NWCA: National Wetland Condition Assessment

NWCC: National Wind Coordinating Committee

NWI: National Wetlands Inventory

NWIC: Northwest Interstate Compact

NWP: Nationwide Permits

NWPA: Nuclear Waste Policy Act

NWS: National Weather Service

NWTF: Neola Wastewater Treatment Facility

NY: New York


O2: Oxygen; Ogden

O3: Ozone

O/S: Operating System

O&M: Operation and Maintenance

OA: Administrative Leave

OAS: Organization of Agreement States

OB/OD: Open Burning/Open Detonation

OB: Open Burning

OBD: On-board Diagnostics

OCC: Operations Center Commander

OCIO: Office of the Chief Information Officer

OCR: Optical Character Recognition

OCRWM: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

OCTP: Oakley City Wastewater Plant

OD: Organizational Development; Open Detonation

OE: Emergency Leave

OED: Office of the Executive Director

OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer

OFCCP: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

OFF: Oldest Fuel First

OFO: Office of Fiscal Operations

OGC: Open GIS Consortium; Office of Government Commerce

OGM: Oil, Gas and Mining

OH: Ohio

OHSA: Occupational Health and Safety Act

OIO: Open Public Information Online

OIT: Office of Information Technology

OJ: Jury Duty

OJT: On the Job Training

OK: Oklahoma

OLA: Operational Level Agreement

OLE: Object Linking and Embedding

OM: Military Duty; Organic Matter

OMB: Office of Management and Budget

OPB: Office of Planning and Budget

OPA: Oil Pollution Act

OPL: Operating Parameter Limit

OPP: Operating Permit Program

OPPA: Office of Planning and Public Affairs

OR: Oregon

ORA: Oil Reclamation Area

ORB: Onboard Diagnostics

OREMP: Offsite Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program

Org: Organization

ORNL: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORO: Oil Range Organics

ORRCO: Oil Re-Refining Company

ORS: Office of Recovery Services

ORV: Off-Road Vehicle

OS: Operating System

OSB: Oriented Strand Board

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSO: Oso Oil and Gas Properties, LLC

OSS: Office of Support Services

OSWER: Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

OTC: Ogden Technical Center

OU: Operating Unit; Operable Unit


P2: Pollution Prevention

P2Rx: Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange

P3P: Platform for Privacy Preferences

p.m.: post meridian (after noon)

P&G: Procter and Gamble

P&L: Profit and Loss

PA: Performance Assessment

PAH: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

PAL: Plant-wide Applicability Limit

PAS: Pollution Abatement System

PBT: Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic

PB: Petabyte; Lead

PBR: Permitted-By-Rule

PBT: Persistent Bioaccumaltive Toxin

PC#: Purchasing Code

PC: Personal Computer

PCA: Principal Components Analysis

PCB: Polychlorinated Biphenyls

PCC: Primary Combustion Chamber

PCE: Tetrachlorethylene

PCF: Pollution Control Facility

PCI: Payment Card Industry

PCIFB: Permanent Community Impact Fund Board

PCS: Permit Compliance System

PCV: Pressure Control Valve

PCWWTP: Payson City Wastewater Treatment Plant

PDA: Personal Digital Assistant

PDF: Portable Document Format

PDSI: Palmer Drought Severity Index

PE: Personnel Management; Plain End; Professional Engineer

PEC: Product Executive Council

PEHP: Public Employees Health Program

PEL: Permissible Exposure Limit

PER: Preliminary Evalutation Report

PF: Power Factor

PFC: Perflurocarbons; Private First Class

PFR: Plug-Flow Reactor

PFS: Private Fuel Storage; Pollution Filter System

PHMSA: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

PHP: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor

Phz: Petahertz

PICT: Picture Format

PID: Photo Ionization Detector

PIN: Personal Identification Number

PIO: Public Information Officer

PIRT: Public Involvement Resources and Training

PIU: Paiute Country, Utah

PKI: Public Key Infrastructure

PLC: Programmable Logic Controller

PLSS: Public Land Survey System

PLUS: Property Listing and Utilization Service

PM: Preventive Maintenance; Product Management; Program/Project Management; Particulate Matter

PM2.5: Particulate Matter, with an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 microns or less.

PM10: Particulate Matter, with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 microns or less.

PMN: Public Meeting Notice

PMNS: Product Manager for Non-Stockpile Chemical Material

PN: Public Notice

PNEAC: Printers’ National Environmental Assistance Center

PnP: Plug and Play

PO: Point of Origin

POC: Point of Contact

POE: Port of Entry

POHC: Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents

POP: Population

POTW: Publicly Owned Treatment Works

PPA: Performance Partnership Agreements

PPCP: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

PPG: Performance Partnership Grant

PPL: Project Priority List

PPM: Pages Per Minute; Parts Per Million

PPRC: Pollution Prevention Resource Center

PPS: Public Participation Summary

ppt: Part Per Thousand

PQL: Practical Quantitation Limit

PR: Puerto Rico; Parks and Recreation

PRM: Project Management

PRV: Pressure Relief Valve; Pressure Reducing Valve

PS: Public Safety

PSC: Public Service Commission

PSCIPCO: Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Company

PSD: Prevention of Significant Deterioration; Project Scoping Document

PSG: Public Shooting Grounds

PSI: Pounds per Square Inch

PST: Petroleum Storage Tank

PSTE: Public Sector Technology Exchange

PTAC: Procurement Technical Assistance Center

PTE: Potential to Emit; Permanent Total Enclosure

PTIF: Public Treasurer’s Investment Fund

PTS: Project Tracking System

PU: Public Service Commission

PUB UTIL: Public Utilities

PUD: Public Utility District

PURPA: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act

PV: Photovoltaic

PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride

PVE: Petroleum Violation Escrow

PW: Password

PWS: Public Water System


QA/QC: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Program

Q&A: Question and Answer

QA: Quality Assurance

QAAP: Quality Assurance Project Plan

QAC: Quality Assurance Committee

QAFMV: Qualified Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicles

QC: Quality Control

QEP: Questar Exploration and Production

QMP: Quality Management Plan

QO: Quality Objective

QPC: Quality Process Coordinator

QS: Quality System

QSR: Quality System Review


R&D: Research and Development

RAC: Resource Advisory Council

RACES: Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services

RACM: Regulated Asbestos-Containing Material

RACT: Reasonably Available Control Technology

RADInfo: Radiation Information Database

RALCORP: Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Inc.

RAM: Random Access Memory; Radioactive Material

RAN: Return Authorization Number

RATA: Relative Accuracy Test Audit

RAP: Recycled Asphalt Pavement; Risk Assessment Proposal

RB: Career Service Review Board

RBRC: Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation

RCI: Residential/Commercial/Industrial

RCP: Radon Mitigation; Radon Contractor Proficiency

RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RCSP: Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership

RCU: Recycling Coalition of Utah

RD/RA: Remedial Design and Remedial Action

RDA: Urban Renewal Area

RDCC: Resource Development Coordinating Committee

RDWP: Remedial Design Work Plan

RE: Renewable Energy; Retirement

REA: Rural Electrification Administration

REAP: Rural Energy for America Program

REASN: Renewable Energy Analytic Studies Network

REC: Reduced Emissions Completions

REDI: Renewable and Alternative Development Incentive

REFIS: Renewable Electric Plant Information System

REMI: Regional Economic Models, Inc.

RETI: Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative

RF: Radio Frequency

RfD: Reference Dose

RFI: Request for Information; RCRA Facility Investigation

RFID: Radio-frequency Identification

RFM: Random Forests Model

RFP: Request for Proposal

RFQ: Request for Quotation

RG: Board of Regents

RGB: Red Green Blue

RGGI: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

RH: Rest House; Regional Haze

RI/FS: Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study

RI: Rhode Island

RIB: Rapid Infiltration Basin

RIC: Rich County, Utah

RICE: Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

RIF: Reduction in Force

RIOS: Recycling Industry Operating Standards

RM: Resource Management; Review Meeting; Risk Management

RMI: Rocky Mountain Institute

RML: Radioactive Materials License

RMMS: Rocky Mountain Machine Shop

RMP: Resource Management Plan; Radon Measurement; Risk Management Plan; Rocky Mountain Power

RNP: Renewable Northwest Project

RO: Reverse Osmosis

ROD: Record of Decision

ROI: Return on Investment

RPA: Reusable Packaging Association

RPC: Regional Planning Committee

RPM: Revolutions Per Minute; Remedial Project Manager

RPP: Radon Proficiency Program

RPQ: Request for Price Quotation

RPS: Renewable Portfolio Standard

RRF: Relative Reduction Factor

RRNC: Radon Resistant New Construction

RRP: Renovation, Repair, and Painting

RSRM: Refurbished Solid Rocket Motor

RSS: Rich Site Summary; Remote Sampling System; Really Simple Syndication

RTA: Responsible Trails America

RTB: Run the Business

RTCAP: Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

RTD: Resistance Temperature Detector

RTF: Rich Text Format

RTO: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

RTS: Roll To Sheet

RTU: Right to Use License

RV: Recreational Vehicle

RVP: Reid Vapor Pressure

RVSS: Reduced Voltage Soft Starters

RWAU: Rural Water Association of Utah

RX#: Requisition Number


S: South; Senate

SA: State Auditor

SAAP: Special Appropriation Act Projects

SAAS: Software As A Service

SAC: Science Advisory Council

SAG: Semi-Autogenous Grinding

SAGE: Solvent Alternatives Guide

SAJ: San Juan County, Utah

SAN: Storage Area Network; Sanpete County, Utah

SAO: State Auditor’s Office

SAP: Sampling and Analysis Plan

SARA: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

SB: Senate Bill

SBA: Special Billing Agreement

SBAP: Small Business Assistance Program

SBDC: Small Business Development Center

SBEEP: State Building Energy Efficiency Program

SBI: State Bureau of Investigation

SBN: Special Billing Number

SBO: Small Business Ombudsman

SC: South Carolina

SCA: Sunnyside Cogeneration Associates; Stipulated Consent Agreement

SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition

SCAT: Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team

SCO: Stipulation Consent Order; Surface Contaminated Objects

SCR: Selective Catalytic Reduction

SCVHD: Salt Lake Valley Health Department

SD: Sick Dependent; South Dakota

SDS: Spent Decontamination System; Safety Data Sheet

SDSN: South Davis County Sewer District North Wastewater

SDSS: South Davis County Sewer District South Wastewater

SDSU: South Dakota State University

SDWA: Safe Drinking Water Act

SDWIS: Safe Drinking Water Information System

SE: Senate; Southeast; Selenium

SEC: Seconds; Security and Exchange Commission

SEED: State Employee Enterprise Database; State Employee Enterprise Directory

SEEP: State Energy Efficiency Plan; State Energy Efficiency Policy

SEP: State Energy Program; Supplemental Environmental Project

SEPP: Secure Electronic Payment Protocol

SER: Safety Evaluation Report

SERC: State Emergency Response Commission

SESP: State Energy Sector Partnership

SEV: Sevier County, Utah

SF: Family Medical Leave

SF6: Sulfur Hexafluroide

SFI: Schreiber Foods, Inc.

SFR: State Revolving Fund

SFWTP: Spanish Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant

SGID: State Geographic Information Database

SGP: Sustainable Green Printing

SHP: Sustainable Hospitals Program

SHPO: State Historic Preservation Office; State Historical Preservation Office

SIA: State Information Architect

SIC: Sulfur Impregnated Carbon; Standard Industrial Classification; Standard Industry Classification

SID: System Identification Number; Source Image Distance

SIEC: State Interoperability Executive Committee

SIG: Special Interest Group

SIP: State Implementation Plan

SIR: Statistical Inventory Reconciliation

SITLA: School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration

SIU: Significant Industrial User

SLA: Service Level Agreement

SLAMS: State and Local Air Monitoring Stations

SLC: Salt Lake City; Salt Lake County, Utah

SLCC: Salt Lake Community College

SLCCC: Salt Lake Clean Cities Coalition

SLCFD: Salt Lake City Fire Department

SLCCHD: Salt Lake City County Health Department

SLCPU: Salt Lake City Public Utilities

SLOC: Salt Lake Organizing Committee

SLVHD: Salt Lake Valley Health Department

SLVSWMF: Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Management Facility

SME: Small and Medium Enterprises

SMI: Shepherd Miller Inc.

SMP: Site Management Plan; Smoke Management Plan

SNAFU: Situation Normal All Fouled Up

SNCR: Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction

SND: Send

SNF: Spent Nuclear Fuel

SOC: Significant Operational Compliance

SOCMI: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

SO2: Sulfur Dioxide

SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture; Services Oriented Architecture

SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol

SOB: State Office Building; Statement of Basis

SOC: Significant Operational Compliance

SOCMI: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

SOG: Standard Operating Guideline

SOHO: Small Office Home Office

SOI: Statement of Intent

SON: Service Order Number

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

SOQ: Statement of Qualification

SOR: Service Outage Report

SOW: Scope of Work; Statement of Work

SP: State Planning

SPC: State Planning Coordinator; Sevier Power Company

SPLP: Synthetic Precipitation Leach Procedure

SPM: Special Purpose Monitoring

SPOC: Single Point of Contact

SPRA: Southwest Public Recycling Association

SQG: Small Quantity Generator

SQL: Structured Query Language

SR: State Roads; State Route

SRF: State Revolving Fund

SRU: Sulfur Recovery Unit

SS: Social Security

SSA: Social Security Administration

SSI: Server-Side Include

SSKI: Supersaturated Potassium Iodide

SSL: Secure Sockets Layer

SSN: Social Security Number

SSO: Single Sign-on; Sanitary Sewer Overflow

SSOS: Sanitary Sewer Overflows

ST: State Treasurer

STA: State Technical Architect

STB: Surface Transportation Board

STEL: Short Term Exposure Limit

STILT: Stochastic Time-Inverted Lagrangian Transport

STP: Office of State and Tribal Programs; Submersible Turbine Pump

SUM: Summit County, Utah

SURC: Southern Utah Recycling Coalition

SURROC: Surroc Corporation

SUV: Sports Utility Vehicle

SUVSWD: South Utah Valley Solid Waste District

SUWA: Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

SVOC: Semi-volatile Organic Compounds

SVU: Soil Vapor Extraction

SVWRF: South Valley Water Reclamation Facility

SW: Southwest

SWAC: Storm Water Advisory Committee

SWDMR: Storm Water Discharge Monitoring Report

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

SWG: Stakeholder Working Group

SWJV: Southwestern Jordan Valley

SWMP: Storm Water Management Plan

SWMU: Solid Waste Management Unit

SWMUG: Solid Waste Management Unit Group

SWP: Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration

SWPPP: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan


t: Short Tone

T/M: Time and Materials

T3: Tooele

TA: Utah Transit Authority

TAC: Technical Advisory Committee

TACNet: Technical Assistance Center Network

TAX: Tax Commission

TB/S: Terabits per Second

TB: Terabyte

TBA: To Be Announced; Targeted Brownfields Assessment

TBD: To Be Determined

TBPEL: Technology-Based Phosphoros Effluent Limits

TC: Travel Council; Ton Container

TCL: Total Containment Lagoon

TCCP: Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure

TCE: Trichlorethene

TCLP: Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure

TCO: Total Cost of Ownership

TCR: The Climate Registry

TDD: Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

TDM: Transportation Demand Management

TDS: Total Dissolved Solids

TE: Schedule of Position: Temporary Payroll

TEAD: Tooele Army Depot

TEG: Triethyleneglycol

TEL: Telephone

TEO: Telephone Equipment Order

TER: Toxic Effects Ratio

TETF: Totally Enclosed Treatment Facility

TFV: Threshold Friction Velocity

THD: Total Harmonic Distortion

THZ: Terahertz

TI: Tailings Impoundment

TIFF: Tag Image File Format

TKN: Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

TL: Trust Lands Administration; Transportation/Land Use

TLA: Three Letter Acronym

TLS: Transport Layer Security

TLV: Threshold Limit Value

TM: Technical Memoranda

TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load

TN: Telephone Number; Tennessee

TNC: Transient Non-Community

TNCWS: Transient Non-Community Water System

TOC: Technical Operations Center; Table of Contents

TOCDF: Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

TOD: Time of Day

TOO: Tooele County, Utah

TPD: Tons Per Day

TPH: Tons Per Hour; Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons

TPIU: Take Pride in Utah

TPQ: Threshold Planning Quantity

TPY: Tons Per Year

TQM: Total Quality Management

TRC: Total Residual Chlorine; The Climate Registry

TRI: Toxic Release Inventory

TRPH: Total Recoverable Petroleum Hydrocarbons

TRS: Treasurer

TRC: Technical Review Committee

TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act

TSD: Technical Support Document; Treatment, Storage and Disposal

TSI: Thermal System Insulation

TSL: Toxic Screening Level

TSP: Total Suspended Particulate

TSS: Total Suspended Solids

TSSD: Timpanogos Special Service District

TTR: Total Time to Resolve

TTU: Thermal Treatment Unit

TWA: Time Weighted Average

TWWTP: Tremonton Wastewater Treatment Plant

TX: Texas; Tax Commission


U-SAT: Utah Sexual Assault Tracking System

UAA: Use Attainability Analysis

UAC: Utah Administrative Code

UACIR: Utah Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations

UACPA: Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants

UACT: Utah Agriculture Carbon Team

UAD: Utah Association for the Deaf

UALBH: Utah Association of the Local Board’s of Health

UALD: Utah Anti-discrimination and Labor Division

UALHD: Utah Association of Local Health Departments

UAM: Urban Airshed Model

UAMPS: Utah Associated Municipal Power System

UAM-AERO: Urban Airshed Model with Aerosol Module for PM

UAO: Urban Area Orthoimagery

UAPA: Utah Administrative Procedures Act

UASI: Urban Area Security Initiative

UBEES: Utah Building Energy Efficiency Strategies

UBOS: Uinta Basin Ozone Study

UC: Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (NCIC); University of Cincinnati; Unified Command

UCA: Utah Code Annotated

UCAN: Utah Communications Agency Network

UCASE: Utah Comprehensive Assessment of Stream Ecosystems

UCAT: Utah College of Applied Technology

UCC: Uniform Commercial Code; Utah Commercial Code

UCCH: Utah Computerized Criminal History

UCDC: Utah Conservation Data Center

UCDP: Utah Clean Diesel Program

UCHD: Utah County Health Department

UCI: Utah Correctional Industries

UCIB: Utah Criminal Investigation Bureau

UCIN: Utah Communications Infrastructure and Networking Board

UCJIS: Utah Criminal Justice Information System

UCMR: Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation

UCMR2: Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation 2

UCPM: Utah Certified Public Manager

UCS: Union of Concerned Scientists

UDAF: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

UDAQ: Utah Division of Air Quality

UDC: Utah Department of Corrections; Utah Data Center

UDDI: Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration

UDEQ: Utah Department of Environmental Quality

UDOH: Utah Department of Health

UDOT: Utah Department of Transportation

UDWQ: Utah Division of Water Quality

UE3: Utahns for an Energy Efficient Economy

UEA: Utah Environmental Health Association

UECC: Utah Electronic Commerce Committee or Council

UEES: Utah Energy Efficiency Strategy

UEHA: Utah Environmental Health Association

UEN: Utah Education Network

UEOS: Uniform Enforcement Oversight System

UET: Utah Environmental Training

UFL: Upper Flammable Limit

ug: Micrograms

UGIC: Utah Geographic Information Council

UGRB: Upper Green River Basin

UGREEN: Utah Generated Renewable Energy Electricity Network

UGS: Utah Geological Survey

UH2: Utah Healthy Hospital

UHA: Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association

UHIN: Utah Health Information Network

UHOT: Underground Heating Oil Tanks

UHP: Utah Highway Patrol

UI: User Interface; Utah Insurance

UIC: Underground Injection Control

UII: Utah Interactive, Inc.

UIMSSD: Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District

UIN: Uintah County, Utah

UIS: Universal Industrial Sales, Inc.

UITA: Utah Information Technology Association

UITC: Utah Information Technology Commission

UL: Underwriters Laboratories; Utah Law Enforcement

ULCIN: Utah Health Information Network Clinical Exchange

ULEIN: Utah Law Enforcement Intelligence Network; Utah Law Enforcement Information Network

UM: Micron (one millionth of a meter)

UMA: Utah Manufacturers Association

UMAP: Utah Medical Assistance Program

UMD: Utah Master Directory

UMETA: Utah Metadata Discussion Group


UMNH: Utah Museum of Natural History

UN: United Nations

UNC: Universal Naming Convention

UNG: Utah National Guard

UNSCEAR: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

UOSH: Utah Occupational Safety and Health

UPASS: Utah Performance Assessment System

UPCM: United Park City Mines Company

UPDES: Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

UPEA: Utah Public Employees’ Association

UPHE: Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and Western Resource Advocates

UPS: Uninterruptible Power Supply; United Parcel Service

URATE: Universal Rate

UREZ: Utah Renewable Energy Zone

URI: Uniform Resource Identifier

URL: Universal Resource Locator

URS: Utah Retirement Systems

US: United States; Utah Sports Authority

USA: Utah Sports Authority; United States of America

USB: Universal Serial Bus

USBR: United States Bureau of Reclamation

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture

USDA/FSA: United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

USDB: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

USDC: Utah State Developmental Center

USDW: Underground Sources of Drinking Water

USEE: Utah Society for Environmental Education; Utah Society for Environmental Education

USEP: Utah State Energy Program

USEPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency

USERRA: Uniformed Service Employment and Re-employment Act

USF: Universal Service Fund

USFS: United States Forest Service

USFWS: United States Fish and Wildlife Service

USG: United States Gypsum Company

USGBC: United States Green Building Council

USGCRP: United States Global Change Research Program

USGS: United States Geological Survey

USHE: Utah System of Higher Education

USMP: Utah Sewer Management Program

USOE: Utah State Office of Education

USOR: Utah State Office of Rehabilitation

USPC: Utah State Protection Council

USPDI: United States Pharmacopoeia Dispensing Information

USPS: United States Postal Ser

USS: United States Steel

UST: Underground Storage Tank

USTC: Utah State Tax Commission

USTAR: Utah Science Technology and Research

USTC: Utah State Tax Commission

USU: Utah State University

USWAC: Utah Storm Water Advisory Committee

USX: USX Corporation

UT: Utah

UTA: Utah County, Utah; Utah Transit Authority; Utah Trucking Association

UTC: Utah Technology Council

UTCC: Utah Telecommunications Coordinating Co

UTM: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTMETA: Utah Metadata Discussion Group

UTTR: Utah Test and Training Range

UV: Ultraviolet

UVR: Utah Voter Registration

UW: University of Washington

UWORKS: Utah Works

UWWG: Utah Wind Working Group


V: Volt; Converted Sick Leave

VA: Volt-Amps; Virginia; Veterans Administration

VAB: Value Added Business Partner

VAR: Vold-Ampere Reactive

VBL: Value at Beginning of Lease

VBScript: Visual Basic Script

VCP: Voluntary Cleanup Program

VCR: Videocassette Recorder

vDC: Volts Direct Current

VEL: Value at End of Lease

VFD: Variable Frequency Drives

VHF: Very High Frequency

VHS: Video Home System

VIGV: Variable Inlet Guide Vanes

VIN: Vehicle Identification Number

VIS: Visitor Information Services

VITS: Vehicle Incident Tracking System

VITSA: Vehicle Incident Tracking System Administration

VLF: Very Low Frequency

VM: Voice Mail

VMT: Vehicle Miles Traveled

VOA: Valatile Organic Analysis

VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds

VOIP: Voice Over IP

VORTAC: VHF Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation Equipment

VPN: Virtual Private Network

VRU: Vapor Recovery Unit

VSL: Vapor Screening Limit

VT: Vermont

VTD: Vacuum Thermal Distortion


W: Watt; West

W2: Washington Boulevard

W3C: World Wide Web Consortium

WA: Washington

WAC: Waste Acceptance Criteria

WAN: Wide Area Network

WARN: Water Agency Response Network

WAS: Wasatch County, Utah

WAY: Wayne County, Utah

WB: Web Hosting

WBE: Woman Business Enterprise

WCF: Worker’s Compensation Fund

WCI: Western Climate Initiative

WCM: Web Content Management

WCS: Waste Control Specialists

WDPS: Wastewater Disposal Pump Station

WE: Human Services

WEAU: Water Environment Association of Utah

Web: World Wide Web

WEB: Weber County, Utah

WECC: Western Electricity Coordinating Council


X: Excess Hours

XML: Extensible Markup Language

XSL: Extensible Style Sheet Language


Y2K: The Year 2000

YB: Yottabyte

YC: Youth Corrections


ZAM: ZenWorks Asset Management

ZB: Zettabyte

ZN: Zinc

Last updated: January 26, 2022 at 11:06 am
Categories: DEQ