OC Watersheds Acronyms and Abbreviations


    303(d) List EPA List of Impaired Waters


    AB Assembly Bill-California State Assembly
    ACL Administrative Civil Liability
    ACO Administrative Compliance Order
    AI Authorized Inspectors
    APE Area of Potential Effect
    APWA American Public Works Association
    AQMD Air Quality Management District
    ASA Assistant Secretary of the Army
    ASBS Area of Special Biological Significance


    BAT Best Available Technology
    BCT Best Conventional Technology
    BIA Building Industry Association
    BMP Best Management Practice
    BOD Biological Oxygen Demand


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    CAP Community Awareness Program-Household Hazardous Waste
    CAR Critical Aquatic Resources
    CASQA California Stormwater Quality Association
    CC&Rs Covenants, Codes & Restrictions
    CCR California Code of Regulations
    CCTV Closed Circuit Television
    CDFG California Department of Fish and Game
    CEQA California Environmental Quality Agency
    CESPL OM Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, LA District, Operations Manual COE United States Army Corps of Engineers
    CFR Code of Federal Regulations
    CHP California Highway Patrol
    CIA Common Interest Areas
    COE United States Army Corps of Engineers
    COE-LAD United States Army Corps of Engineers - Los Angeles District Corps United States Army Corps of Engineers
    CPESC Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
    CPSWQ Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality
    CUPA Certified Unified Program Agency
    CWA Clean Water Act


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    DA District Attorney
    DAMP Drainage Area Management Plan
    DCIA Directly Connected Impervious Area
    DHS Department of Health Services
    DMV Department of Motor Vehicles
    DOT Department of Transportation
    DTSC Department of Toxic Substance Control


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    EA Enforcing Attorney
    EA Environmental Assessment
    ECG Enforcement Consistency Guide
    EHS Environmental Health Services
    EIR Environmental Impact Report (addresses CEQA compliance)
    EIS Environmental Impact Statement (addresses NEPA compliance)
    EOC Emergency Operations Center
    EPA Environmental Protection Agency
    EPR Environmental Performance Reporting
    EPS Engineering & Permit Services
    ERP Enforcement Response Plan
    ESA Environmentally Sensitive Area
    ESA Endangered Species Act
    ESC Erosion and Sediment Control


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    F&G California Department of Fish & Game
    FCSA Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement
    FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
    FOG Fats, Oils and Grease


    GIS Geographic Information System
    gpd/gph Gallons per day/gallons per hour
    GPS Global Positioning System
    GWI Groundwater Infiltration


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    HAZMAT Hazardous Materials
    HCA Health Care Agency
    HEC-1 Hydrologic Engineering Center - Flood Hydrograph Package Computer Program
    HEC-1 Hydrologic Engineering Center - Water Surface Profiles Computer Program
    HEC-HMS Hydrologic Engineering Center - Hydrologic Modeling System
    HEC-RAS Hydrologic Engineering Center - River Analysis System
    HEP Habitat Evaluation Procedure
    HGM Hydro-Geomorphic Method
    HHW Household Hazardous Waste
    HMI Hazardous Materials Incident
    HOA Homeowner’s Association
    HQUSACE Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    HTRW Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste
    HWI Hazardous Waste Inspector


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    IC Incident Commander
    ID/IC Illegal Discharge/Illicit Connection
    IPM Integrated Pest Management
    IRWD Irvine Ranch Water District
    IWMD Integrated Waste Management Department


    JPA Joint Powers Authorities
    JURMP Jurisdictional Urban Runoff Management Plan


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    LC LIP Coordinator
    LID Low Impact Development
    LIP Local Implementation Plan
    LIS Land Information System


    MCAS Marine Corps Air Station
    MEP Maximum Extent Practicable
    MOA Memorandum of Agreement
    MOU Memorandum of Understanding
    MRP Monitoring and Reporting Programs
    MS4 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, a system for conveying stormwater that is separate from waste water treatment systems
    MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet


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    NBWEC Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee
    NBWMC Newport Bay Watershed Management Committee
    NC Non-compliance
    NCCP Natural Community Conservation Planning Program
    NCCP/HCP Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan
    NEPA National Environmental Protection Act
    NNC Notice of Non-compliance
    NOI Notice of Intent
    NOT Notice of Termination
    NOV Notice of Violation
    NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
    NPS Non-Point Source


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    O&M Operations and Maintenance
    OC Orange County
    OCC Orange County Code
    OCFA Orange County Fire Authority
    OCFCD Orange County Flood Control District
    OCPW Orange County Public Works
    OCSD Orange County Sanitation District
    OCWR Orange County Waste & Recycling
    OES Office of Emergency Services
    OMB Federal Office of Management and Budget
    OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act


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    PAH Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons
    PAM Polyacrylamide
    PCA Project Cooperation Agreement
    PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls
    PDSD Planning & Development Services Department
    PEA Program Effectiveness Assessment
    PFRD Public Facilities & Resources Department
    PNIR Pollution Notification/Investigation Request
    POTW Publically Owned Treatment Works
    PPE Personal Protective Equipment
    PSP Project Study Plan
    PWC Public Works Crew
    PWD Public Works Department


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    QA Quality Assurance
    QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control
    QAPP Quality Assurance Project/Program Plan
    QC Quality Control
    QCP Quality Control Plan


    RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    RDMD Resources & Development Management Department
    ROWD Report of Waste Discharge
    RP Responsible Party
    RPS Regional Pump Stations
    RWQCB Regional Water Quality Control Board


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    SA Santa Ana
    SAM Sediment Analysis Module
    SAMP Special Area Management Plan
    SARWQCB Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
    SCAG Southern California Association of Governments
    SCCWRP Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
    SCWRP Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
    SD San Diego
    SDRWQCB San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
    SIC Standard Industrial Classification Code
    SMAC Study Management Advisory Committee
    SOCWA South Orange County Wastewater Authority
    SPD South Pacific Division
    SR Spill Responder
    SSMP Sewer System Management Plans
    SSO Sanitary Sewer Overflow
    SUSMP Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan
    SWPPP Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
    SWQTF Stormwater Quality Task Force
    SWRCB State Water Resources Control Board


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    TAC Technical Advisory Committee
    TIC The Irvine Company
    TMDL Total Maximum Daily Loads
    TOC Total Organic Carbon
    TSS Total Suspended Solids


    UCI University of California, Irvine
    UHWM Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest
    USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
    USAF United States Air Force
    USCG United States Coast Guard
    USFWS U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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    WCRD Watershed & Coastal Resources Division
    WDR Waste Discharge Requirement
    WEF Water Environment Federation
    WMA Watershed Management Areas
    WQMP Water Quality Management Plan
    WSPA Western States Petroleum Association
    WURMP Watershed Urban Runoff Management Plan
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