Rationale for list of regulated substances under Canadian Environmental Protection Act: acronyms


Acronyms

Acronyms and their definitions

ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials

BATF
United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

CAS
Chemical Abstracts Service

CEPA
Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999

CEPA NAC
Canadian Environmental Protection Act National Advisory Committee

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

conc
Concentration

CRAIM
Conseil pour la réduction des accidents industriels majeurs

DOD
United States Department of Defense

DOT
United States Department of Transportation

DSL
Domestic Substance List (Part II of the Canada Gazette, May 4, 1994)

E2
Environmental Emergency

EEC
European Economic Communities

EHS
Extremely Hazardous Substances (EPCRA, SARA Title III, section 302)

EPA
Environmental Protection Agency (United States)

EPCRA
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (enacted in 1986 by the United States Congress)

ERPG
Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (American Industrial Hygiene Association)

IDLH
Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health

IMO
International Maritime Organization

LC50
Lethal concentration 50% (Concentration of the chemical in air at which 50% of the test animals died)

LCLO
Lethal concentration low (Lowest concentration of the chemical in air at which any test animals died)

LD50
Lethal dose 50% (Dose (ingested) of the chemical that killed 50% of the test animals)

LDLO
Lethal dose low (Lowest dose (ingested) of the chemical at which any test animals died)

MIACC
Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada

m
metre

mm
millimetre

mol wt
Molecular Weight

MSHA
United States Mine Safety and Health Administration

N.A.
Not Available

NFPA
National Fire Protection Association

NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NTP
National Toxicology Program

OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (United States)

PIN/UN
Product Identification Number (United Nations)

psi
Pound per Square Inch

RMP
Risk Management Program (United States Environmental Protection Agency)

RTECS
Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances

SARA
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (enacted in 1986 by the U.S. Congress)

SEVESO
Directive dealing with major accident hazards by the Council of the European Communities (Identified by the name of a city in Italy where a major accident happened in 1976)

t
Metric tonnes ( 1,000 kg)

TDG
Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulation

TNO
Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research

TNT
Trinitrotoluene

TPQ
Threshold Planning Quantities

TQ
Threshold Quantities

TSCA
Toxic Substances Control Act

U.S. EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency

V
Volatility
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