Acronyms and Abbreviations Related to Pesticides

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A
Aerosol formulation
a.e.
Acid Equivalent
A.I.
Active Ingredient
AAPCC
American Association of Poison Control Centers
AAPCO
Association of American Pesticide Control Officials
AAPSE
American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators
ACC
American Chemistry Council
ACPA
American Crop Protection Association (old name for CropLife America)
ACRC
Ag Container Recycling Council
AD
Antimicrobials Division (EPA)
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADI
Acceptable Daily Intake
AFBF
American Farm Bureau Federation
AFOP
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
AFRI
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (USDA)
AMS
Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)
ANPRM
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
APHIS
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
aRfD
Acute Reference Dose
ARAR
Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirement
ARS
Agricultural Research Service (USDA)
ASA
Agronomy Society of America
ASABE
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ASPCRO
Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials
ATSDR
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATTRA
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
B
Bait Formulation
BAT
Best Available Technology
BPPD
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (EPA)
BDAT
Best Demonstrated Available Technology
BEAD
Biological and Economic Analysis Division (EPA)
BEP
Biotechnology and Environmental Protection (APHIS)
BMP
Best Management Practice
BOD
Biological Oxygen Demand
BP
Boiling Point
BPCA
Biochemical Pest Control Agents
BPIA
Biopesticide Industry Alliance
Bt
Bacillus thuringiensis
BTU
British Thermal Unit
C & T
Certification and Training
CAA
Clean Air Act
CAMP
Continuous Air Monitoring Program
CARAT
Committee to Advise on Reassessment and Transition
CARE
Community Action for a Renewed Environment (EPA)
CAS
Chemical Abstract Service
CAST
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
CCA
Certified Crop Advisor
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS)
CDL
Commercial Driver’s License
CEPP
Chemical Emergency Preparedness Program
CEQ
Council on Environmental Quality
CERCLA
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (“Superfund”)
CES
Cooperative Extension Service
CEU
Continuing Education Unit
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CFSA
Consolidated Farm Service Agency
CHEMTREC
Chemical Transportation Emergency Center
CIPM
Center for Integrated Pest Management
CLA
CropLife America
CLI
Consumer Labeling Initiative
CMA
Chemical Manufacturer’s Association
CPDA
Chemical Producers and Distributors Association
CPR
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission
cRfD
Chronic Reference Dose
CRP
Conservation Reserve Program (NRCS)
CSREES
Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (USDA) old name for National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
CTAG
Certification and Training Assessment Group
CWA
Clean Water Act
CWS
Community Water System
CZMA
Coastal Zone Management Act
D
Dust formulation
DF
Dry Flowable formulation
DNT
Developmental Neuro-Toxicity
DNR
Department of Natural Resources
DO
Dissolved Oxygen
DOE
Department of Energy
DOL
Department of Labor
DOT
Department of Transportation
E or EC
Emulsifiable Concentrate formulation
ECR
Enforcement Case Review
ED
Effective Dose
EDSP
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EPA)
EFED
Environmental Fate and Effects Division (EPA)
EHS
Extremely Hazardous Substance
EIA
Environmental Impact Assessment
EIL
Economic Injury Level
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EO
Executive Order
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
EPCRA
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
ERP
Enforcement Response Policy (FIFRA)
ES
Enforcement Standard
ESA
Endangered Species Act or Entomological Society of America
ET
Economic Threshold
EUP
Experimental Use Permit
EXTOXNET
Extension Toxicology Network
F
Flowable formulation
FAA
Federal Aviation Administration
FAO
Food and Agricultural Organization (United Nations agency)
FAS
Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA)
FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FEAD
Field and External Affairs Division (EPA)
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FFDCA
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
FGIS
Federal Grain Inspection Service
FIFRA
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FOIA
Freedom of Information Act
FPPA
Federal Plant Pest Act
FQPA
Food Quality Protection Act
FR
Federal Register or Final Rulemaking
FRAC
Fungicide Resistance Action Committee
FRN
Federal Register Notice
FSA
Farm Service Agency
FTC
Federal Trade Commission
FWPCA
Federal Water Pollution Control Act
FWS
Fish and Wildlife Service
G
Granular formulation
GAO
General Accounting Office (agency of Congress)
GCSAA
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
GAPs
Good Agricultural Practices
GHI
Global Harmonization Initiative
GIS
Geographical Information Systems
GLP
Good Laboratory Practice
GMO
Genetically Modified Organism
GPA
Gallons per Acre
GPM
Gallons per Minute
GPS
Global Positioning System
GRAS
Generally Recognized As Safe
GRGL
Groundwater Residue Guidance Level
GUP
General Use Pesticide
GWPS
Groundwater Protection Strategy
HAL
Health Advisory Level
HAZMAT
Hazardous materials
HCS
Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA)
HED
Health Effects Division
HEL
Highly Erodible Land
HHS
Department of Health and Human Services
HI
Hazard Index
HMIS
Hazardous Material Identification System
HMTA
Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
HMTUSA
Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act
HR
Herbicide Resistant
HRAC
Herbicide Resistance Action Committee
HSPD
Homeland Security Presidential Directive
HT
Herbicide Tolerant
HW
Hazardous Waste
IAG
Interagency Agreement
IAQ
Indoor Air Quality
ICM
Integrated Crop Management
IGR
Insect Growth Regulator
IPM
Integrated Pest Management
IR
Insect Resistant
IR-4
Interregional Research Project No. 4
IRAC
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee
IRED
Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision
IRM
Insecticide Resistance Management
IRVM
Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management
ITC
TSCA Interagency Testing Committee
IUPAC
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
JPSE
Journal of Pesticide Safety Education (AAPSE)
L
Liquid formulation
LC50
Lethal Concentration to 50% of the Test Organisms
LD50
Lethal Dose to 50% of the Test Organisms
LDT
Lowest Dose Tested
LOD
Limit of Detection
LEPC
Local Emergency Planning Committee
LEPD
Local Emergency Planning District
LOD
Limit of Detection
LOER
Lowest Obervable Effect Rate
LUIS
Label Use Information System
M or ME
Microencapsulated formulation
MCL
Maximum Contaminant Level
MCS
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MOE
Margin of Exposure
MOS
Margin of Safety
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MPCA
Microbial Pest Control Agents
MRL
Maximum Residue Level
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet
MSHA
Mine Safety and Health Administration
MTD
Maximum Tolerated Dose
NAAA
National Agricultural Aviation Association
NAAREF
National Agricultural Aviation Research and Education Foundation
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NAHMMA
North American Hazardous Materials Management Association
NAPIAP
National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program
NAS
National Academy of Sciences
NASD
National Ag Safety Database
NASDA
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
NASDARF
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation
NASS
National Agricultural Statistics Service
NASULGC
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
NCAMP
National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
NCODM
National Coalition on Drift Minimization
NEPA
National Environment Protection Act
NFPA
National Fire Protection Association
NGO
Nongovernmental Organization
NIEHS
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIFA
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAEL
No Observable Adverse Effect Level
NOEL
No Observable Effect Level
NOER
No Observable Effect Rate
NOIC
Notice of Intent to Cancel (EPA)
NOIS
Notice of Intent to Suspend (EPA)
NOP
National Standards on Organic Production and Handling
NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPIC
National Pesticide Information Center
NPIRS
National Pesticide Information Retrieval System
NPMA
National Pest Management Association
NPRM
Notice of Proposed Rule Making
NPTN
National Pesticide Telecommunications Network (former name of NPIC)
NRC
National Research Council
NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)
NRP
National Response Plan
NTE
Not to Exceed
NTIS
National Technical Information Service
NTP
National Toxicology Program
OCM
Office of Compliance Monitoring
ODW
Office of Drinking Water
OECA
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
OECD
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OES
Office of Endangered Species
OGC
Office of General Counsel
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
OMRI
Organic Materials Review Institute
OP
Organophosphate insecticide
OPP
Office of Pesticide Programs (EPA)
OPPT
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (EPA)
OPPTS
Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (EPA)
ORM
Other Regulated Materials
ORM-A
Other Regulated Materials-carried on Airlines
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration / Occupational Safety and Health Act
OSW
Office of Solid Waste
OTA
Office of Technology Assessment / Organic Trade Association
OWEP
Office of Wetlands Protection
P&TCN
Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals News
PAASS
Professional Aerial Applicators Support System
PBTs
Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxics
PCC
Poison Control Center
PCO
Pest Control Operator
PDMS
Pesticide Document Management System
PDP
Pesticide Date Program (USDA)
PDSL
Pesticide Data Submitters List
PEL
Permissible Exposure Limit
PESP
Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (EPA)
PG
Packing Group
PGR
Plant Growth Regulator
PHI
Pre-Harvest Interval
PIC
Prior Informed Consent
PIPs
Plant Incorporated Protectants
PM
Product Manager (OPP)
PMRA
Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (Canada)
POE
Point of Exposure
POM
Pesticide Operations and Management (SFIREG committee)
POPs
Persistent Organic Pollutants
PPDC
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (EPA)
PPE
Personal Protective Equipment
PPI
Preplant Incorporated
PPIS
Pesticide Product Information System
PPLS
Pesticide Product Labeling System
PQA
Plant Quarantine Act
PR
Pesticide Registration
PREP
Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (EPA)
PRN
Pesticide Registration Notice
PRP
Potentially Responsible Party
PSEC
Pesticide Safety Education Center
PSEP
Pesticide Safety Education Program (USDA)
PTCN
Pesticide and Toxic Chemical News
QA/QC
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
QAPP
Quality Assurance Project Plan
QL
Quantification Limit
QMP
Quality Management Plan
RAC
Raw Agricultural Commodity
RCRA
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RD
Registration Division (EPA)
RED
Reregistration Eligibility Decision
REI
Restricted Entry Interval
RfD
Reference Dose
RISE
Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
RMCL
Recommended Maximum Containment Levels
RPAR
Rebuttable Presumption Against Registration
RQ
Reportable Quantity
RTU
Ready to Use formulation
RUP
Restricted Use Pesticide
SAB
Science Advisory Board (EPA)
SAP
Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA)
SARA
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (amended CERCLA)
SARE
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
SCBA
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SDTF
Spray Drift Task Force
SDWA
Safe Drinking Water Act
SERC
State Emergency Response Commission
SFIREG
State-FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (committee of AAPCO)
SLA
State Lead Agency
SLN
Special Local Need Registration (FIFRA Section 24(c))
SMP
State Management Plan
SP
Soluble Powder formulation
SQG
Small Quantity Generator (of hazardous waste)
SRRD
Special Review and Reregistration Division (EPA)
STEL
Short Term Exposure Limit
STP
Standard Temperature and Pressure
SWAP
State Source Water Assessment and Protection Program (EPA)
SWCD
Soil and Water Conservation District
SWDA
Solid Waste Disposal Act
SWMU
Solid Waste Management Unit
TCLP
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
TLV
Threshold Limit Value
TMDL
Total Maximum Daily Load
TME
Test Marketing Exemption
TPPC
Tribal Pesticide Program Council
TPQ
Threshold Planning Quantity
TPSA
The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
TRED
Tolerance Reassessment Decision
TSCA
Toxic Substances Control Act
TVOC
Total Volatile Organic Content
ULV
Ultra Low Volume
UNEP
United Nations Environment Program
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
USDI
United States Department of the Interior
USDOT
United States Department of Transportation
USDW
Underground Source of Drinking Water
USGS
United States Geological Survey
UST
Underground Storage Tanks
VHAP
Volatile Hazardous Air Pollutant
VOC
Volatile Organic Compound
VP
Vapor Pressure
WDG
Water Dispersible Granule formulation
WHO
World Health Organization (UN agency)
WP
Wettable Powder formulation
WPS
Worker Protection Standard
WQPD
Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal (SFIREG committee)
WSP
Water Soluble Powder formulation

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