Terminology

Commonly Used Terms

AAI – All Appropriate Inquiry

ACBM – asbestos containing building materials

AST – aboveground storage tank

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials

AUL – Activity and Usage Limitation

BRA – Brownfields Revitalization Act

CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability ACT

DCRP – Dry Cleaner Remediation Program

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

EC – Engineering Control

ERNS – Emergency Response Notification System

FINDS – Facility Index System

GIS – geographic information system

HS – hazardous substance

IC – Institutional Control

IOP – Innocent Owner / Operator Program

IHW – Industrial and Hazardous Waste registration and reporting facility

LUST – leaking underground storage tank

LPST – leaking petroleum storage tank

LBP – lead based paint

MSD – Municipal Settings Designation

MNA – monitored natural attenuation

NPL – National Priority List (a.k.a. Superfund)

NRCS – National Resources Conservation Service

NAPL – non-aqueous phase liquid

OPA – Oil Pollution Act

PST – petroleum storage tank

PMZ – plume management zone

PSH – phase separated hydrocarbon

PCL – protective concentration level

PCB – polychlorinated biphenyls

PAH – polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

PP – petroleum product

QA / QC – quality assurance / quality control

RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

SPL – State Priority List (a.k.a. state Superfund)

SWLF – solid waste landfill

TCEQ – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

TPH – total petroleum hydrocarbons

UST – underground storage tank

USGS – United States Geologic Survey

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

VCP – Voluntary Cleanup Program

VOC – volatile organic hydrocarbons

WMU – waste management unit