Canada’s Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory Report: abbreviations, chemical formulas and units

Abbreviations

AAFC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
APEI
Air Pollutant Emission Inventory
CAC
Criteria air contaminant
CANSIM
Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System
CCME
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CEA
Canadian Electricity Association
CEIP
Centre on Emission Inventories and Projections
CEPA
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
CLRTAP
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
CORINAIR
Core Inventory of Air Emissions in Europe
CPI
Consumer Price Index
D/F
Dioxins and furans
EEA
European Environment Agency
EF
Emission factor
EIIP
Emission Inventory Improvement Program
EMEP
European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
FVRD
Fraser Valley Regional District
GVRD
Greater Vancouver Regional District
ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization
LPG
Liquefied petroleum gas
MOVES
Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator
NAESI
National Agri-Environmental Standards Initiative
NAHARP
National Agri-Environmental Health Analysis and Reporting
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System
NFR
Nomenclature for Reporting
NG
Natural Gas
NPRI
National Pollutant Release Inventory
NRCan
Natural Resources Canada
PAH
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PM
Particulate matter
PM10
Particulate matter less than or equal to 10 microns
PM2.5
Fine particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns
POP
Persistent organic pollutant
QA
Quality Assurance
QC
Quality control
RESD
Report on Energy Supply-Demand Canada
SOMA
Sulphur Oxides Management Area
TPM
Total particulate matter
U.S. EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
VOC
Volatile organic compound

Chemical formulas

B(a)p
Benzo(a)pyrene
B(b)f
Benzo(b)fluoranthene
B(k)f
Benzo(k)fluoranthene
Cd
Cadmium
CH4
Methane
CO
Carbon monoxide
HCB
Hexachlorobenzene
Hg
Mercury
I(cd)p
Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene
NH3
Ammonia
NO2
Nitrogen dioxide
NOx
Nitrogen oxides
Pb
Lead
SO2
Sulphur dioxide
SOx
Sulphur oxides
TCDD
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

Units

g
Gram
gTEQ
Gram of toxic equivalent
kg
Kilogram
kt
Kilotonne
Mt
Megatonne
t
Tonne
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