Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • AHL: Allowable Headworks Loading
  • BAT: Best Available Technology [Economically Achievable]
  • BCT: Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology
  • BMP: Best Management Practice
  • BMR: Baseline Monitoring Report
  • BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • BOD5: 5-day Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • BPT: Best Practicable Control Technology [Currently Available]
  • CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
  • CIU: Categorical Industrial User
  • CROMERR: Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule
  • CSO: Combined Sewer Overflow
  • CWA: Clean Water Act
  • CWF: Combined Wastestream Formula
  • ELG: Effluent Limitations Guideline
  • EPA: [U.S.] Environmental Protection Agency
  • ERG: Enforcement Response Guide
  • ERP: Enforcement Response Plan
  • FDF: Fundamentally Different Factors
  • FOG: Fats, Oils, and Grease
  • FWA: Flow-Weighted Average
  • gpd: Gallons per Day
  • IU: Industrial User
  • IWS: Industrial Waste Survey
  • MAHL: Maximum Allowable Headworks Loading
  • MAIL: Maximum Allowable Industrial Loading
  • MG: Million Gallons
  • MGD: Million Gallons per Day
  • mg/L: Milligrams per Liter
  • NAICS: North American Industry Classification System (replaced Standard Industrial Classification [SIC] system)
  • NOV: Notice of Violation
  • NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • NSPS: New Source Performance Standard
  • P2: Pollution Prevention
  • PCBs: Polychlorinated Biphenyls
  • POTW: Publicly Owned Treatment Works
  • PSES: Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources
  • PSNS: Pretreatment Standards for New Sources
  • RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • SIC: Standard Industrial Classification (replaced by NAICS)
  • SIU: Significant Industrial User
  • SNC: Significant Noncompliance
  • SUO: Sewer Use Ordinance
  • TOMP: Toxic Organic Management Program
  • TRE: Toxicity Reduction Evaluation
  • TRC: Technical Review Criteria
  • TSS: Total Suspended Solids