Annex C: List of abbreviations

AHI: Air Health Indicator

AOC: Areas of Concern

AQHI: Air Quality Health Index

AQMS: Air Quality Management System

BOD: Biochemical oxygen demand

CAA: Clean Air Agenda [Annex A]

CARA: Clean Air Regulatory Agenda [Annex A]

CBD: Convention on Biological Diversity [Annex D]

CCAC: Climate and Clean Air Coalition

Cd: Cadmium

CESI: Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators

CFS: Computers for Schools

CHMS: Canadian Health Measures Survey

CMP: Chemicals Management Plan

CO: Carbon monoxide

CO2: Carbon dioxide

CO2eq: Carbon dioxide equivalent

DPR: Departmental Performance Report

DSM: Data sources and methods

DSDS: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

E2 Plan: Environmental Emergency Plan

ECA: Emission Control Area

eTV: ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program

FCSAP: Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan

FEQG: Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines

FSDS: Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

GHG: Greenhouse gas

GLWQA: Canada–U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

GWP: Global Warming Potential [Annex D]

HARS: Heat Alert and Response System

HFC: Hydrofluorocarbon

HSP: Habitat Stewardship Program

ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization

IFMP: Integrated Fisheries Management Plans

IJC: International Joint Commission

IOM: Integrated Oceans Management

kg: Kilogram(s)

km2: Square kilometres

kt: Kilotonne

LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

MPA: Marine Protected Area

m2: Square metres

Mt: Megatonne

MSWG: Mobile Sources Working Group

NASP: National Aerial Surveillance Program

NAWMP: North American Waterfowl Management Plan

NH3: Ammonia

NIR: National Inventory Report

NO2: Nitrogen dioxide

NOX: Nitrogen oxide

O3: Ozone

Pb: Lead

PBDE: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

PERC: Tetrachloroethylene

PFOS: Perfluorooctane sulfonate

PM2.5: Fine particulate matter

PPER: Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations

RCC: Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council

RPSF: Real Property Sustainability Framework

SARA: Species at Risk Act

SDO: Sustainable Development Office

SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time–bound

SO2: Sulphur dioxide

SoD: South of the Divide

SOPF : Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund

SOX: Sulfur oxide

STDC: Sustainable Development Technology Canada

TSS: Total suspended solids

U.S.: United States

VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds


The following abbreviations are used to indicate federal organizations that lead, or share the accountability for, specific implementation strategies.

AAFC: Agriculture and Agri–Food Canada

ACOA: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

CBSA: Canada Border Services Agency

CED: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

CFIA: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

CRA: Canada Revenue Agency

CSC: Correctional Service Canada

DFO: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

DND: National Defence

ECCC: Environment and Climate Change Canada

ESDC: Employment and Social Development Canada

FIN: Department of Finance Canada

GAC: Global Affairs Canada

HC: Health Canada

INAC: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

IRCC: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

ISED: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

JUS: Department of Justice Canada

NEB: National Energy Board

NRC: National Research Council Canada

NRCan: Natural Resources Canada

PC: Parks Canada

PCH: Canadian Heritage

PHAC: Public Health Agency of Canada

PS: Public Safety Canada

PSPC: Public Services and Procurement Canada

RCMP: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

SCC–CCN: Standards Council of Canada

StatCan: Statistics Canada

TBS: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

TC: Transport Canada

VAC: Veterans Affairs Canada

WD: Western Economic Diversification Canada

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