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List of Common Acronyms

  • ACPA - American Crop Protection Association
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • APHIS - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • BMPs - Best Management Practices
  • CAA - Clean Air Act
  • CAS - Chemical Abstracts Service
  • CDL - Commercial Driver's License
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CHEMTREC - Chemical Transportation Emergency Center
  • CHP - Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • CMA - Chemical Manufacturers Association (now: American Chemistry Council)
  • CWA - Clean Water Act
  • DCN - Document Control Number
  • DEC - Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS)
  • DOT - Department of Transportation
  • EHM - Extremely Hazardous Material
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • ESA - Endangered Species Act
  • EUP - Experimental Use Permit
  • FDA - Food and Drug Administration
  • FDCA - Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
  • FIFRA - Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
  • FPPA - Federal Plant Pest Act
  • FR - Federal Register
  • FWS - US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • HAP - Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • HCS - Hazard Communication Standard
  • HMTA - Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
  • INFOTRAC- The Hazmat Solution Company
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management
  • SDS - Safety Data Sheets
  • NAS - National Academy of Sciences
  • NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health
  • NIOSH - National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • NPHAP - National Pesticide Hazard Assessment Program
  • NPIRS - National Pesticide Information Retrieval System
  • OHMT - Office of Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • OPP - Office of Pesticide Programs
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Act/Administration
  • REI - Restricted Entry Interval
  • RQ - Reportable Quantity
  • SPCC - Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
  • UN - United Nations
  • USDA - US Department of Agriculture
  • WPS - Worker Protection Standard

The Farm Chemicals Handbook 2000 [Meister Publishing Company, page D2] contains a more complete list of acronyms and definitions of terms relating to pesticides, pesticide regulation and pesticide use.