Acronym List

Summarized below are acronyms commonly used in Board folders and accompanying staff reports.
A/C Authority to Construct Permit
AB Assembly Bill
AMOS Automatic Meteorological Observation Stations
AP-42 EPA technical reference specifying specific Air Pollutant Emission Factors 
APCD Air Pollution Control District
APCO Air Pollution Control Officer
AQMD Air Quality Management District
ATCM Airborne Toxic Control Measure
BACT Best Available Control Technology
BAM Beta Attenuation Monitor (records hourly ambient particulate data)
BCAG Butte County Association of Governments
BCAQMD Butte County Air Quality Management District
BCC Sacramento Valley Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council
BOS Board of Supervisors
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAQS California Ambient Air Quality Standards
Cal-EPA California Environmental Protection Agency
CAPCOA California Air Pollution Control Officers Association
CARB California Air Resources Board
CCO Central Computer Operator (applies to Agricultural Burning Program)
Cd Chemical symbol for cadmium
CDF California Department of Forestry
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act
CI Compression Ignition
CO Chemical symbol for carbon monoxide
CO2 Chemical symbol for carbon dioxide
CPA Certified Public Accountant
CPI Consumer Price Index
CSAC California State Association of Counties
CUA Chico Urbanized Area
DMV Department of Motor Vehicles
DTSC California Department of Toxic Substance Control
EG Emission Guidelines
EI Emission Inventory
Emfac Emission Factor Computer Model
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (Federal)
ERC Emission Reduction Credit
EVR Enhanced Vapor Recovery
FRM Federal Reference Method
FY Fiscal Year (June 30-July 1, unless otherwise stated)
GASB Governmental Accounting Standards Board
GDF Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
GFOA Governmental Finance Officers Association
GHG Greenhouse Gases
GWP Global Warming Potential
HAP Hazardous Air Pollutants
HCl Hydrochloric Acid
Hg Chemical symbol for mercury
HRA Health Risk Assessments
HSC Health & Safety Code
HWSA High Wood Smoke Area
ICE Internal Combustion Engine
ISR Indirect Source Review
LE5 Law Enforcement, Permit No. 5 (for open burning)
LESB Lower Emission School Bus program
Mb Millibar
Mg/Yr Milligrams per year
Micron Abbreviation of Micrometer or 1,000,000th of a meter in size
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
Msl Mean sea level
MMT CO2 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent emissions
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standard
NACAA National Association Clean Air Agencies
NESHAPS National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NMOC Non-Methane Organic Compound
NON Notice of Noncompliance
NOx Oxides of Nitrogen
NSPS New Source Performance Standards
NSR New Source Review
NTA Notice to Apply
NTC Notice to Comply
OEHHA California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
OAL Office of Administrative Law
ORVR Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery
Pb Chemical symbol for lead
PERP Portable Equipment Registration Program
PM Particulate Matter
PM 10-2.5 Particulate Matter 10 Microns in Size and smaller, but greater than 2.5 Microns
PM10 Particulate Matter 10 Microns in Size and smaller
PM2.5 Particulate Matter 2.5 Microns in Size and smaller
PSD Prevention of Significant Deterioration
RACT Reasonably Available Control Technology
RCRC Regional Council of Rural Counties
RRF Relative Reduction Factor
RSD Remote Sensing Device
SB Senate Bill
SDRMA Special District Risk Management Authority
SF Square Foot
SIC Standardized Industrial Classification
SIP State Implementation Plan
SO2 Chemical symbol for sulfur dioxide
SSI Size Selective Inlet (applies to particulate samplers)
TAC Technical Advisory Committee of the BCC
TARMAC CAPCOA Toxics and Risk Managers Committee
TEIP Toxic Emission Inventory Plan
TEIR Toxic Emission Inventory Report
TEOM Taper Element Oscillating Microbalance (records hourly ambient particulate data)
Title 17 California Code of Regulations, Administrative Law adopted by the California Air Resources Board, and referencing in this Board folder the Agricultural burn guidelines
ug/m3 Micrograms per cubic meter
URBEMIS Urban Emissions computer program
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
UV Ultra Violet
VEE Visible Emission Evaluation Certification
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
WUI Wildland Urban Interface
YTD Year to Date


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