OFFICE LOCATION:
Butte County Air Quality Management District
629 Entler Avenue, Suite 15
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 332-9400

Acronym List

Summarized below are acronyms commonly used in Board folders and accompanying staff reports.



A/C
Authority to Construct Permit
AB
Assembly Bill
AMOS
Automatic Meteorological Observation Stations
AP-42
EPA technical reference specifying specific Air Pollutant Emission Factors 
APCD
Air Pollution Control District
APCO
Air Pollution Control Officer
AQMD
Air Quality Management District
ATCM
Airborne Toxic Control Measure
BACT
Best Available Control Technology
BAM
Beta Attenuation Monitor (records hourly ambient particulate data)
BCAG
Butte County Association of Governments
BCAQMD
Butte County Air Quality Management District
BCC
Sacramento Valley Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council
BOS
Board of Supervisors
CAA
Clean Air Act
CAAQS
California Ambient Air Quality Standards
Cal-EPA
California Environmental Protection Agency
CAPCOA
California Air Pollution Control Officers Association
CARB
California Air Resources Board
CCO
Central Computer Operator (applies to Agricultural Burning Program)
Cd
Chemical symbol for cadmium
CDF
California Department of Forestry
CEQA
California Environmental Quality Act
CI
Compression Ignition
CO
Chemical symbol for carbon monoxide
CO2
Chemical symbol for carbon dioxide
CPA
Certified Public Accountant
CPI
Consumer Price Index
CSAC
California State Association of Counties
CUA
Chico Urbanized Area
DMV
Department of Motor Vehicles
DTSC
California Department of Toxic Substance Control
EG
Emission Guidelines
EI
Emission Inventory
Emfac
Emission Factor Computer Model
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency (Federal)
ERC
Emission Reduction Credit
EVR
Enhanced Vapor Recovery
FRM
Federal Reference Method
FY
Fiscal Year (June 30-July 1, unless otherwise stated)
GASB
Governmental Accounting Standards Board
GDF
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
GFOA
Governmental Finance Officers Association
GHG
Greenhouse Gases
GWP
Global Warming Potential
HAP
Hazardous Air Pollutants
HCl
Hydrochloric Acid
Hg
Chemical symbol for mercury
HRA
Health Risk Assessments
HSC
Health & Safety Code
HWSA
High Wood Smoke Area
ICE
Internal Combustion Engine
ISR
Indirect Source Review
LE5
Law Enforcement, Permit No. 5 (for open burning)
LESB
Lower Emission School Bus program
Mb
Millibar
Mg/Yr
Milligrams per year
Micron
Abbreviation of Micrometer or 1,000,000th of a meter in size
MPO
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Msl
Mean sea level
MMT CO2
Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent emissions
MSW
Municipal Solid Waste
NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standard
NACAA
National Association Clean Air Agencies
NESHAPS
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NMOC
Non-Methane Organic Compound
NON
Notice of Noncompliance
NOx
Oxides of Nitrogen
NSPS
New Source Performance Standards
NSR
New Source Review
NTA
Notice to Apply
NTC
Notice to Comply
OEHHA
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
OAL
Office of Administrative Law
ORVR
Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery
Pb
Chemical symbol for lead
PERP
Portable Equipment Registration Program
PM
Particulate Matter
PM 10-2.5
Particulate Matter 10 Microns in Size and smaller, but greater than 2.5 Microns
PM10
Particulate Matter 10 Microns in Size and smaller
PM2.5
Particulate Matter 2.5 Microns in Size and smaller
PSD
Prevention of Significant Deterioration
RACT
Reasonably Available Control Technology
RCRC
Regional Council of Rural Counties
RRF
Relative Reduction Factor
RSD
Remote Sensing Device
SB
Senate Bill
SDRMA
Special District Risk Management Authority
SF
Square Foot
SIC
Standardized Industrial Classification
SIP
State Implementation Plan
SO2
Chemical symbol for sulfur dioxide
SSI
Size Selective Inlet (applies to particulate samplers)
TAC
Technical Advisory Committee of the BCC
TARMAC
CAPCOA Toxics and Risk Managers Committee
TEIP
Toxic Emission Inventory Plan
TEIR
Toxic Emission Inventory Report
TEOM
Taper Element Oscillating Microbalance (records hourly ambient particulate data)
Title 17
California Code of Regulations, Administrative Law adopted by the California Air Resources Board, and referencing in this Board folder the Agricultural burn guidelines
ug/m3
Micrograms per cubic meter
URBEMIS
Urban Emissions computer program
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
USEPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
UV
Ultra Violet
VEE
Visible Emission Evaluation Certification
VOC
Volatile Organic Compound
WUI
Wildland Urban Interface
YTD
Year to Date