Common Acronyms

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Let us help navigate the most common environmental and Brownfield industry acronyms. We've assembled a comprehensive alphabetical (A-Z) list to serve as an online educational reference tool. Download a PDF version.

Acronym Full Name
Act 381 Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act
AQD Air Quality Division (MDEQ)
AST Aboveground Storage Tank
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AAI All Appropriate Inquiry
BEA Baseline Environmental Assessment
BRA Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
CAA Clean Air Act
CATeam Community Assistance Team-MEDC
CDBG Community Development Block Grant
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation & Liability Act
CIA Corridor Improvement Authority
CMI Clean Michigan Initiative
CNTS Covenant Not to Sue
CRP Community Revitalization Program
DDA Downtown Development Authorities
DDCC Documentation of Due Care Compliance
DEQ Department of Environmental Quality
DNR Department of Natural Resources
ESA Environmental Site Assessment
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EZ/EC Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities
FTV Future Taxable Value
GWCAC Groundwater Conservation Advisory Council
HASP Health and Safety Plan
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
IFE Industrial Facilities (Tax) Exemption
ITV Initial Taxable Value
LBRF Local Brownfield Revolving Fund
LBA Land Bank Authority
LDFA Local Development Financing Authority
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LUG Local Unit of Government
LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tank
MBDP Michigan Business Development Program (MEDC)
MBP3 Michigan Pollution Prevention Partnership
MBT Michigan Business Tax
MCRP Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MEDC)
MDEQ Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
MEDC Michigan Economic Development Corporation
MOU/MOA Memorandum of Understanding/Memorandum of Agreement
MSF Michigan Strategic Fund
MSHDA Michigan State Housing Development Authority
MSHPO Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
NEZ Neighborhood Enterprise Zone
NPL National Priorities List
NREPA National Resource Environmental Protection Act (Act 451)
O/O Owners or Operators
OPRA Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (Act 146)
Part 111 Part 111 of the NREPA Act 451-Treatment, Storage, Disposal Sites
Part 115 Part 115 of NREPA Act 451-Waste Disposal Areas
Part 201 Part 201 of NREPA Act 451-Michigan's Cleanup Program
Part 213 Part 213 of NREPA Act 451-Leaking UST Program
Part 615, 625 Part 615, 625 of NREPA Act 451-Oil, Gas, and Mineral Wells
PCBs Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PLP Potentially Liable Party
PNAs Polynuclear Aromatics
PRP Potentially Responsible Party
QLGU Qualified Local Governmental Units (Core Communities)
QAPP Quality Assurance Project Plan
RAP Remedial Action Plan
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REC Recognized Environmental Condition
Ren Zone Renaissance Zone
RLF Revolving Loan Fund
RPF Refined Petroleum Fund
RRC Redevelopment Ready Communities
RRD Remediation and Redevelopment Division (MDEQ)
SAP Sampling and Analysis Plan
SEV State Equalized Value
TV Taxable Value
TIF Tax Increment Financing
TIFA Tax Increment Financing Authority
TIR Tax Increment Revenue
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
UST Underground Storage Tank
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds
WHMD Waste and Hazardous Materials Division
WP Work Plan
WRD Water Resources Division

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