Canada - United States Air Quality Agreement Progress Report 2014: appendix B


Appendix B: List of Acronyms

AIRMoN
Atmospheric Integrated Research Monitoring Network
AMoN
Ammonia Monitoring Network
ANC
acid-neutralizing capacity
ARP
Acid Rain Program
AQA
Air Quality Agreement
AQI
Air Quality Index
AQMEII
Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative
AQMS
Air Quality Management System
AQS
(EPA) Air Quality System
BACT
best available control technology
BART
best available retrofit technology
BCVCC
British Columbia Visibility Coordinating Committee
Bc:Al
base cation to aluminum ratio
Bkd
background
Ca2+
calcium ions
CAA
Clean Air Act
CAAQS
Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards
CAIR
Clean Air Interstate Rule
CAPMoN
Canadian Air and Precipitation Monitoring Network
CASTNET
Clean Air Status and Trends Network
CDDs
chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins
CDFs
furans
CEM
continuous emissions monitoring
CEMS
continuous emissions monitoring system
CEPA 1999
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
CI
continuous improvement
Cl-
chlorine
CO
carbon monoxide
CO2
carbon dioxide
CSAPR
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
CSN
PM2.5Chemical Speciation Network
CWS
Canada-wide Standards
D.C.
District of Columbia
DOC
dissolved organic carbon
DOT
Department of Transportation
ECA
Emission Control Area
EGU
electric generating unit
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
Eq/ha/yr
equivalents per hectare per year
FIPs
Federal Implementation Plans
GHG
greenhouse gas
H+
hydrogen ion
HAPs
hazardous air pollutants
Hg
mercury
HNO3
nitric acid
IJC
International Joint Commission
IMPROVE
Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments
ISA
Integrated Science Assessment
K+
potassium ion
KCAC
Keeping Clean Areas Clean
kg/ha/yr
kilograms per hectare per year
kW
kilowatts
LAER
lowest achievable emission rate
LFV
Lower Fraser Valley
LTM
Long-Term Monitoring
Mg2+
magnesium ion
mg/kg
milligrams per kilogram
MW
megawatt
Na+
sodium ion
NAA
Non-attainment area
NAAQ
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NADP
National Atmospheric Deposition Program
NAPS
National Air Pollution Surveillance
NAtChem
National Atmospheric Chemistry Database
NATTS
National Air Toxics Trends Stations
NBP
Budget Trading Program
NCore
National Core Monitoring Network
NEI
National Emissions Inventory
NH3
ammonia
NH4+
ammonium
NHTSA
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NO
nitrogen monoxide
NO2
nitrogen dioxide
NO3
nitrate
NOX
nitrogen oxides
NOy
total reactive nitrogen
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPRI
National Pollutant Release Inventory
NPS
National Park Service
NSPS
New Source Performance Standards
NSR
New Source Review
NTN
National Trends Network
OBD
on-board diagnostic
OPG
Ontario Power Generation
O3
ground-level ozone
OTC
Ozone Transport Commission
PAH
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PAMS
Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
Pb
lead
PCB
polychlorinated biphenyl
PEMA
Pollutant Emission Management Area
PERC
tetrachloroethylene
PFC
portable fuel container
pH
measure of the activity of the solvated hydrogen ion
PM
particulate matter
PM2.5
particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns
PM10
particulate matter less than or equal to 10 microns
ppb
parts per billion
ppm
parts per million
PSD
Prevention of Significant Deterioration
REA
Risk and Exposure Assessment
SIP
State Implementation Plan
SLAMS
State and Local Air Monitoring Stations
SMB
simple mass balance
SOx
sulphur oxide
SO2
sulphur dioxide
SO42-
sulphate
SSWC
steady-state water chemistry
TCE
trichloroethylene
TEMPO
Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution
TIME
Temporally Integrated Monitoring of Ecosystems
μeq/L
micro-equivalents per litre
μg/m3
micrograms per cubic metre
UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
VOCs
volatile organic compounds

To obtain additional information, please contact:

In Canada
Air Emissions Priorities
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd.
19th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3

In United States:
Clean Air Markets Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (6204J)
Washington, DC 20460

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