Acronyms


3R2N

Three Rivers Second Nature

3RWW

Three Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program

ABAG

Association of Bay Area Governments

ACCD

Allegheny Conference on Community Development

ACHD

Allegheny County Health Department

AGI

Acute gastrointestinal illness

ALCOSAN

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority

AMD

Acid mine drainage

AML

Abandoned mine land

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

AWQS

Ambient water quality standards


BMP

Best management practices

BOD

Biological oxygen demand


CAA

Clean Air Act

CATS

Chicago Area Transit Study

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CMOM

Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance

CMU

Carnegie Mellon University

CSO

Combined sewer overflow

CVMP

Citizens’ Volunteer Monitoring Program

CW

Chicago Wilderness

CWA

Clean Water Act

CWARP

Comprehensive Watershed Assessment and Response Plan


DDT

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


EBMUD

East Bay Municipal Utility District

EMAP

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERC

Extended reactive control

EWGCC

East-West Gateway Coordinating Council


FBM

Flow balancing method

FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration


GIS

Geographic information system

GWR

Ground Water Rule (proposed)


HUC

Hydrologic unit code


IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

IAWPR

International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control

IAWQ

International Association on Water Quality

IBI

Index of Biotic Integrity

ICR

Information Collection Rule

I/I

Infiltration and inflow



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Regional Cooperation for Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania Acronyms 3R2N Three Rivers Second Nature 3RWW Three Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program ABAG Association of Bay Area Governments ACCD Allegheny Conference on Community Development ACHD Allegheny County Health Department AGI Acute gastrointestinal illness ALCOSAN Allegheny County Sanitary Authority AMD Acid mine drainage AML Abandoned mine land ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry AWQS Ambient water quality standards BMP Best management practices BOD Biological oxygen demand CAA Clean Air Act CATS Chicago Area Transit Study CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CMOM Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance CMU Carnegie Mellon University CSO Combined sewer overflow CVMP Citizens’ Volunteer Monitoring Program CW Chicago Wilderness CWA Clean Water Act CWARP Comprehensive Watershed Assessment and Response Plan DDT Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services EBMUD East Bay Municipal Utility District EMAP Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ERC Extended reactive control EWGCC East-West Gateway Coordinating Council FBM Flow balancing method FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration GIS Geographic information system GWR Ground Water Rule (proposed) HUC Hydrologic unit code IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer IAWPR International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control IAWQ International Association on Water Quality IBI Index of Biotic Integrity ICR Information Collection Rule I/I Infiltration and inflow

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Regional Cooperation for Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act JLA Joint local agency KIPDA Kentuckyiana Regional Planning and Development Agency LRC Local reactive control LTCP Long-term wet weather control plan MCL Maximum contaminant level MFA Major financial activity MMSD Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District MOU Memorandum of understanding MPN Most probable number MPO Metropolitan planning organization MSA Metropolitan statistical area MSD Metropolitan sewer district MWRD Metropolitan Water Reclamation District NAPRA National agricultural pesticide risk assessment NAWQA National Water Quality Assessment Program NGO Nongovernmental organization NIPC Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission NMR Nine Mile Run NMR-GP Nine Mile Run Greenway Project NODP National Onsite Demonstration Project NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NPS Nonpoint source NRC National Research Council NRDC Natural Resources Defense Council OGP Optimal global predictive ORSANCO Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission OSM Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement OSTDS On-site sewage treatment and disposal system PABS Pennsylvania Biological Survey PADEP Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection PADER Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources PADOH Pennsylvania Department of Health PASEO Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers PCB Polychlorinated biphenyl PEC Pennsylvania Environmental Council PEL Probable effect level PENNVEST Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority PFBC Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission PFU Plaque forming unit POWR Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers PRWA Pennsylvania Rural Water Association PWSA Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority RBP Rapid Bioassessment Protocol RCAP Rural Community Assistance Program RMO Regional Maintenance Organization

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Regional Cooperation for Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania RTA Regional Transportation Authority RTC Real-time control RUS Rural Utility Service RWRC Regional Water Resources Council SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act SEWRPC Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission SLMSD Saint Louis Metropolitan Sewer District SMCL Secondary Maximum Contaminant level SMCRA Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act SPC Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission SSO Sanitary sewer overflow STEP Septic tank effluent pump SWAP Source Water Assessment and Protection SWRC Statewide Water Resources Committee TCMC Twin Cities Metro Council TDS Total dissolved solids TMDL Total maximum daily load TPR Third party review TPRC Third Party Review Committee TSS Total suspended solids USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey USPHS U.S. Public Health Service VOC Volatile organic compound WATRR Watershed Alliance for the Three Rivers Region WPC Western Pennsylvania Conservancy WQIF Water Quality Improvement Fund WQS Water quality standard WRAS Watershed Restoration Action Strategy WRPA Water Resources Planning Act WSIP Southwestern Pennsylvania Water and Sewer Infrastructure Project WSTB Water Science and Technology Board WWTP Wastewater treatment plant

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