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Acronyms

The Acronyms list includes all acronyms used in the BMP database and website and other commonly used acronyms related to oil and gas development. Click on the link for each acronym for a definition or example of the terms.

ACEC

Area of Critical Environmental Concern

ACHP

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

AMP

Allotment Management Plan 

APD

Application for Permit to Drill 

APLIC

Avian Power Line Interaction Committee 

ARPA

Archaeological Resources Protection Act

BACT

Best Available Control Technology

BCF

Billion Cubic Feet

BIA

Bureau of Indian Affairs 

BLM

Bureau of Land Management 

BMP

Best Management Practice 

BTU

British thermal unit

CA

Communitization Agreement 

CAA

Clean Air Act

CBM

Coalbed Methane

CEQ

Council on Environmental Quality

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations 

CFS

Cubic Feet Per Second

CH4

Methane

CMP

Corrugated Metal Pipe

CO

Carbon Monoxide

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

COA

Condition of Approval

COGCC

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

CRMP

Cultural Resource Management Plan

CSU

Controlled Surface Use

CWA

Clean Water Act 

DEIS

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy 

EA

Environmental Assessment

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EO

Executive Order

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency 

ERMA

Extensive Recreation Management Area 

ESA

Endangered Species Act 

ESI

Ecological Site Inventory 

FAN

Final Abandonment Notice 

FEIS

Final Environmental Impact Statement

FERC

Federal Energy Rgulatory Commission

FHA

Federal Highway Administration

FLM

Federal Land managers

FLPMA

Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976

FR

Federal Register

FS

Forest Service 

FWS

Fish and Wildlife Service 

FY

Fiscal Year

GAP

Geographic Area Proposal

GCDB

Geographic Coordinate Data Base 

GIS

Geographic Information System

gpm

Gallons Per Minute

HABS

Historic American Buildings Survey

HAP

Hazardous Air Pollutant

HMP

Habitat Management Plan

I

Interstate 

IBLA

Interior Board of Land Appeals 

JIO

Jonah Interagency Office

LN

Lease Notice 

MBOGC

Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation

MCF

thousand cubic feet

MLA

Mineral Leasing Act

MMS

Minerals Management Service 

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MSA

Management Situation Analysis

NAAQS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

NFS

National Forest System

NGD

No Ground Disturbance

NHPA

National Historic Preservation Act

NIA

Notice of Intent to Abandon

NO2

Nitrogen Dioxide

NOA

Notice of Availabilty

NOC

Notice of Completion

NOI

Notice of Intent

NOS

Notice of Staking

NOSR

Naval Oil Shale Reserve 

NOX

Nitrogen Oxides

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPS

National Park Service

NRCS

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRHP

National Register of Historic Places

NSA

Noise Sensitive Area

NSO

No Surface Occupancy

NSRS

National Spatial Reference System 

NTL

Notice to Lessee (National, State, or District)

OHV

Off-Highway Vehicle 

ORV

Outstandingly Remarkable Value

P&A

Plugging and Abandonment

PAC

Protected Activity Center

PEIS

Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement 

PFC

Proper Functioning Condition

PL

Public Law

POD

Plan of Development

PRLA

Preference Right Lease Application

PSD

Prevention of Significant Deterioration

R&PP

Recreation and Public Purposes 

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976

RFD

Reasonably Foreseeable Development

RFDS

Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario

RFFA

Reasonably Forseeable Future Actions

RLCH

Red Lodge Clearinghouse 

RMP

Resource Management Plan 

RMPA

Resource Management Plan Amendment

RNA

Research Natural Area

ROD

Record of Decision

ROW

Right-of-Way

SAR

Sodium Adsorption Ratio

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986

SDA

Specially Designated Area

SDR

State Director Review

SH

State Highway

SHPO

State Historic Preservation Officer

SMA

Surface Management Agency, (includes only Federal agencies with land management)

SMCRA

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation

SN

Sundry Notice 

SO2

Sulfer Dioxide

SPCC

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure

SRMA

Special Recreation Management Area

STC

Standard Terms and Conditions

SUA

Special Use Authorization

SUPO

Surface Use Plan of Operations

SWD

Salt Water Disposal

SWWF

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

T&E

Threatened and Endangered

TCF

Trillion Cubic Feet

TCP

Traditional Cultural Property

TDS

Total Dissolved Solids

TL

Timing Limitation

TMA

Travel Management Area 

UA

Unit Agreement

UIC

Underground Injection Control

US

United States

USBR

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

USC

U.S. Code

USDI

United States Department of the Interior 

USFS

U.S. Forest Service

USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

VRM

Visual Resource Management 

WA

Wilderness Area

WMA

Watershed Management Area

WMP

Water Management Plan

WOGCC

Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

WQS

Water Quality Standards

WRCS

Western Regional Corridor Study

WSA

Wilderness Study Area

WSR

Wild and Scenic River 

WSRA

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

WUG

Western Utility Group

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