ACWA
Assoc of California Water Agencies

ANPRM
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

APWA
American Public Works Association

ATCM
Airborne Toxic Control Measure

AWWA
American Water Works Association

BACWA
Bay Area Clean Water Agencies

BOD
Biochemical Oxygen Demand

CAAQS
Calif Ambient Air Quality Standard

CalARP
Calif Accidental Release Prevention Program

CARB
Calif Air Resources Board

CDFA
Calif Dept of Food & Agriculture

CDO
Cease and Desist Order

CECs
Constituents of Emerging Concern

CEQA
Calif Environmental Quality Act

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

CMOM
Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance

CIWMB
Calif Integrated Waste Management Board

CPUC
Calif Public Utilities Commission

CSO
Combined Sewer Overflow

CTR
California Toxics Rule

CVCWA
Central Valley Clean Water Association

CWA
Clean Water Act

CWAP
Clean Water Action Plan

CWARA
Clean Water Authority Restoration Act

CWEA
Calif Water Environment Association

DHS
Dept of Health Services

DO
Dissolved Oxygen

DTSC
Dept of Toxic Substances Control

EBEP
Enclosed Bays and Estuaries Plan

EDW
Effluent Dominated Waterbody

EIS/EIR
Environmental Impact Statement/Report

EPA
Environmental Protection Agency

ERAF
Educational Reserve Augmentation Fund

ESMP
Electronic Self-Monitoring Report

FOG
Fats, Oils and Grease

GASB
Government Accounting Standards Board

HAP
Hazardous Air Pollutant

ISWP
Inland Surface Waters Plan

JPA
Joint Powers Authority

LA
Load Allocation (non-point sources)

LAFCO
Local Agency Formation Commission

LOCC
League of California Cities

LHC
Little Hoover Commission

MACT
Maximum Achievable Control Technology (air controls)

MCL
Maximum Contaminant Level

MGD
Million Gallons per Day

MMP
Mandatory Minimum Penalty

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MUN
Municipal Drinking Water Use

NACWA
National Association of Clean Water Agencies

NAS
National Academy of Sciences’

NGOs
Non Governmental Organizations

NOP
Notice of Preparation

NOX
Nitrogen Oxides

NPDES
Nat’l Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPS
Non-Point Source

NRDC
Natural Resources Defense Council

NTR
National Toxics Rule

OMB
Office of Management and Budget

ONRW
Outstanding National Resource Water

PAG
Public Advisory Group

PAHs
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons

PCBs
PolyChlorinated Biphenyls

POTWs
Publicly Owned Treatment Works

PPCPs
Pharmaceutical and personal Care Products

PSSEP
Partnership for Sound Science in Environmental Policy

QA/QC
Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Region
IX Western Region of EPA (CA, AZ, NV & HI)

RFP
Request For Proposals

RMP
Risk Management Program

RFQ
Request For Qualifications

RO
Reverse Osmosis

RWQCB
Regional Water Quality Control Board

SCAP
Southern California Alliance of POTWs

SEP
Supplementary Environmental Projects

SERTs
Soluble or Extractable Regulatory Thresholds

SLAPP
Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation

SIP
State Implementation Policy (CTR/NTR criteria)

SRF
State Revolving Fund

SS
Suspended Solids

SSO
Sanitary Sewer Overflow

SSMP
Sewer System Management Plan

SWRCB
State Water Resources Control Board

TAC
Toxic Air Contaminant

TCLP
Federal Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure

TDS
Total Dissolved Solids

TMDL
Total Maximum Daily Load

Tri-TAC
Technical Advisory Committee of CASA, CWEA, and LOCC

TSD
Total Solids Dissolved

TSO
Time Schedule Order

TSS
Total Suspended Solids

UPCCAA
Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

UV
Ultraviolet Treatment

VOCs
Volatile Organic Compounds

WAS
Waste Activated Sludge

WDR
Waste Discharge Requirements

WEF

Water Environment Federation

WERF
Water Environment Research Foundation

WET
Whole Effluent Toxicity or Waste Extraction Test

WESTCAS
Western Coalition of Arid States

WIN
Water Infrastructure Network

WLA
Waste Load Allocation (point sources)

WMI
Watershed Management Initiative

WRFP
Water Recycling Funding Program

WRDA
Water Resource Development Act

WWTP
Wastewater Treatment Plant

WQBEL
Water Quality Based Effluent Limitation

WQS
Water Quality Standards

WWWIFA
Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Financing Agency