Glossary of Acronyms

The following is a list of acronyms NCASI regularly references in our resources and their meaning.

ACRONYM / INITIALIZATION MEANING
ADL Above Detection Limit
ADMT Air-Dried Metric Tons
ADTP Air-Dried Tons of Pulp
ADTBP Air-Dried Tons of Bleached Pulp
ADTFP Air-Dried Tons of Finished Paper Product
ADTUBP Air-Dried Tons of Unbleached Pulp
AF&PA American Forest and Paper Association
AOX Adsorbable Organic Halides
APCD Air Pollution Control Device
ASB Aerated Stabilization Basin
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AWC American Wood Council
BACT Best Available Control Technology
BART Best Available Retrofit Technology
BAT Best Available Technology
BDAT Best Demonstrated Available Treatment
BFR Bleach Filtrate Recycle
BKME Bleach Kraft Mill Effluent
BMPs Best Management Practices
BOD Biochemical Oxygen Demand
C&DD Construction and Demolition Debris
CBOD Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand
CCA Chromated Copper Arsenic
CDR Chemical Data Reporting
CDF Cross Tie-Derived Fuel
CEM Continuous Emission Monitors
CEMS Continuous Emission Monitoring System
CEPA Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CMS Continuous Monitoring Systems
COD Chemical Oxygen Demand
COLE Carbon On-Line Estimator
CPM Condensable Particulate Matter
CTMP Chemi-Thermomechanical Pulping
CWA Clean Water Act
DAF Dissolved Air Flotation
DBH Diameter at Breast Height
DCE Direct Contact Evaporator
DO Dissolved Oxygen
DMT Dry Metric Tons
DTPA Diethylenediaminepenta-Acetic Acid
ECF Elemental Chlorine Free
EDTA Ethylenediaminetetra-Acetic Acid
EGU Electric Generating Unit
ENREST Environmental Release Estimation Tool
EROD Ethoxyresorufin-O-Deethylase
ESP Electrostatic Precipitator
FBC Fluidized Bed Combustor
FESTG Forest Environment Sustainability Task Group
FGD Flue Gas Desulfurization
FID Flame Ionization Detector
FPI Forest Products Industry
FPM Filterable Particulate Matter
FSLs Food Simulating Liquids
GC Gas Chromatography
GC/FID Gas Chromatograph/Flame Ionization Detection
GC/FPD Gas Chromatograph/Flame Photometric Detection
GC/MS Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
GHG Greenhouse Gas
HAP Hazardous Air Pollutant
HERC Handbook of Environmental Regulations and Control
HMR Hazardous Materials Regulations
HSL High Solids Liquor
HVLC High Volume Low Concentration
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
LAER Lowest Achievable Emission Reduction
LCA Life Cycle Assessment
LOAEL Lowest Observed Adverse Effect Level
LSL Laminated Strand Lumber
LTRWS Long-Term Receiving Water Study
LVHC Low Volume High Concentration
LVL Laminated Veneer Lumber
MACT Maximum Achievable Control Technology
MDF Medium Density Fiberboard
MDI (resin) Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (resin)
MDL Method Detection Limit
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standard
NAFO National Alliance of Forest Owners
ND Non-Detect
NCG Non-Condensable Gas
NDCE Non-Direct Contact Evaporator
NOAEL No Observed Adverse Effect Level
NOEL No Observed Effect Level
NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
NOx Nitrogen Oxides
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPRI National Pollutant Release Inventory
NSPS New Source Performance Standards
OCC Old Corrugated Container
ODTH Oven-Dried Tons Per Hour
ODTP Oven-Dried Ton of (unbleached) Pulp
OEL Occupational Exposure Limit
OSB Oriented Strand Board
OTM Other Test Method
PAH Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PCDD Polychlorinated Dibenzo Dioxin
PCDF Polychlorinated Dibenzo Furan
PCWP Plywood and Composite Wood Products
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PEST Parameter Estimation Software
PFAS Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
PID Photoionization Detector
PM Particulate Matter
POTWs Publicly Owned Treatment Works
PRF Phenol-Resorcinol-Formaldehyde
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
QA/QC Quality Assurance and Quality Control
RACT Reasonably Available Control Technology
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCO Regenerative Catalytic Oxidizer
REL Recommended Exposure Limit
RfC Reference Concentration
RfD Reference Dose
RO Reverse Osmosis
RSC Reduced Sulfur Compound
RSCR Regenerative Selective Catalytic Reduction
RTO Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer
RTR Residual Risk and Technology Review
SARA Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act
SBR Sequencing Batch Reactor
SCR Selective Catalytic Reduction
SFEW Sustainable Forestry and Eastern Wildlife Program
SNCR Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction
SOG Stripper Off-Gas
SPE Cartridge Solid Phase Extraction
STEL Short-term Exposure Limit
SVI Sludge Volume Index
TCDD Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (also known as Dioxin)
TCDF Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Furan
TCF Totally Chlorine Free
TCLP Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
TEF Toxic Equivalence Factor
TEQ Toxicity Equivalence or Toxic Equivalent
THC Total Hydrocarbon (s)
TLV Threshold Limit Value
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
TMP Thermomechanical Pulp(ing)
TNMHC Total Non-Methane Hydrocarbon
TOC Total Organic Carbon
TRI Toxic Releases Inventory
TRS Total Reduced Sulfur
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
TSS Total Suspended Solids
TWA Time-Weighted Average
UF Urea-Formaldehyde (Resin)
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
WEEL Workplace Environmental Exposure Levels
WET Whole Effluent Toxicity
WQBEL Water Quality-Based Effluent Limitations
WTP Wastewater Treatment Process
WWTP Wastewater Treatment Plant