Acronyms List

 

ANHE  Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

 

ANRC — Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

 

APHA — American Public Health Association

 

API — American Petroleum Institute

 

ATV — all-terrain vehicle

 

BMP — best management practices

 

BLM — Bureau of Land Management

 

BTEX — benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene

 

CBI — confidential business information

 

CBPR — community-based participatory research

 

CDC — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

COGCC — Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

 

DOT — Department of Transportation

 

EIA — Environmental Impact Assessment

 

EPA — Environmental Protection Agency

 

FERC — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 

HAP — hazardous air pollutants

 

HIA — health impact assessment

 

HRQOL — health-related quality of life

 

IOGCC — Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

 

IPIECA – International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

 

MSDS — material safety data sheet

 

NGO — non-governmental organization

 

NIH — National Institutes of Health

 

NIEHS — National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

 

NIOSH — National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

 

NISA – National Industrial Sand Association

 

NORM — naturally occurring radioactive materials

 

NTSB — National Transportation Safety Board

 

OGP – International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

 

OPS — Office of Pipeline Safety

 

OSHA — Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 

PEL — permissible exposure limit

 

PHMSA — Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

 

PIPA – Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance

 

RFF — Resources for the Future

 

SDWA — Safe Drinking Water Act

 

SWPA-EHP – Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project

 

TDS — Total Dissolved Solids

 

TENORM — technologically enhanced, naturally occurring radioactive material

 

TRB – Transportation Research Board

 

UIC — Underground Injection Control

 

USDW — underground sources of drinking water

 

USFWS — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

USGS — U.S. Geological Survey

 

UTSA — University of Texas — San Antonio

 

VOCs — volatile organic compounds

 

WHO — World Health Organization