ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS – Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

ACI

activated carbon injection

ACS

American Cancer Society

ADHD

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

AEI

adverse environmental impacts

APA

Administrative Procedure Act

BPJ

best professional judgment

BPT

best practicable control technology currently available

BTA

best technology available

CAA

Clean Air Act

CAIR

Clean Air Interstate Rule

CAMR

Clean Air Mercury Rule

CB

chronic bronchitis

CBA

cost–benefit analysis

CEA

cost-effectiveness analysis

CHPAC

Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee

CMAQ

Community Multiscale Air Quality

CO2

carbon dioxide

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

C-R

concentration-response

CWA

Clean Water Act

CWIS

cooling water intake structures

EBA

Economic and Benefits Analysis

EDF

Environmental Defense Fund

EGU

electric generating unit

EIA

Energy Information Administration

EIS

environmental impact statement

EO

executive order

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPRI

Electric Power Research Institute

GAAP

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GDP

gross domestic product

HAP

hazardous air pollutant

Hg

mercury

HRC

habitat replacement cost

I&E

impingement and entrainment

ICD

International Classification of Diseases

IGEM

Intertemporal General Equilibrium Model

IPM

Integrated Planning Model

IQ

intelligence quotient

kg

kilogram(s)

L

liter

m3

cubic meter

MACT

maximum achievable control technology

MAF

mean annual flow

mg

milligram(s)

MMAPS

Mercury Maps

MR

mental retardation

MRAD

minor restricted activity day

μg

microgram(s)

NAAQS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NHANES

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NODA

notice of data availability

NOx

nitrogen oxides

NPDES

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System

NRC

National Research Council

NRDC

Natural Resources Defense Council

O&M

OIRA

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

PM

particulate matter

PM2.5

fine particulate matter

PRA

Paperwork Reduction Act

RA

Regional Analysis

RfD

reference dose

RFF

Resources for the Future

RIA

regulatory impact analysis

SAB

Science Advisory Board (of EPA)

SIP

state implementation plan

SO2

sulfur dioxide

SOx

sulfur oxides

TB

technology-based

TDD

Technical Development Document

TRUM

TSD

Technical Support Document

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

UVb

ultraviolet b

VSL

value of a statistical life

WLD

work loss day

WTA

willingness to accept

WTP

willingness to pay

YPR

yield-per-recruit