Acronyms

ACEC

Area of Critical Environmental Concern

BLM

Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the Department of the Interior

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

COSMAR

Committee on Surface Mining and Reclamation, an NRC committee that in 1979 wrote Surface Mining of Non-Coal Minerals: A Study of Mineral Mining from the Perspective of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977

DOE

Department of Energy

EA

Environmental Assessment

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ESA

Endangered Species Act

FLPMA

Federal Land Policy and Management Act

FONSI

Finding of No Significant Impact (under NEPA)

FS

see USFS

FWS

see USFWS

IBLA

Interior Board of Land Appeals

MMS

Minerals Management Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NAE

National Academy of Engineering

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NHPA

National Historical Preservation Act

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NFMA

National Forest Management Act

NRC

National Research Council, the operating arm of the NAS and the NAE



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HARDROCK MINING ON FEDERAL LANDS Acronyms ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern BLM Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the Department of the Interior CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act CFR Code of Federal Regulations COSMAR Committee on Surface Mining and Reclamation, an NRC committee that in 1979 wrote Surface Mining of Non-Coal Minerals: A Study of Mineral Mining from the Perspective of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 DOE Department of Energy EA Environmental Assessment EIS Environmental Impact Statement EPA Environmental Protection Agency ESA Endangered Species Act FLPMA Federal Land Policy and Management Act FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact (under NEPA) FS see USFS FWS see USFWS IBLA Interior Board of Land Appeals MMS Minerals Management Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior MOU Memorandum of Understanding NAE National Academy of Engineering NAS National Academy of Sciences NHPA National Historical Preservation Act NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NFMA National Forest Management Act NRC National Research Council, the operating arm of the NAS and the NAE

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HARDROCK MINING ON FEDERAL LANDS NSF National Science Foundation RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act SMCRA Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act SPLP Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure TCLP Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure USFS U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the Department of Agriculture USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior UMTRCA Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act USC United States Code USGS U.S. Geological Survey, an agency of the Department of the Interior