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Permitting Glossary

 

Permitting Abbreviations & Acronyms
(Updated June 1, 1998)

acfm

Actual cubic feet per minute

AP-42

EPA compilation of air pollutant emission factors

AQD

Air Quality Division of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

BACT

Best Available Control Technology

BTEX

Benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene

CAA or CAAA

Clean Air Act or Clean Air Act Amendments (1990)

CAM

Compliance Assurance Monitoring (40 CFR Part 64)

CAS #

Chemical Abstract Service identification number for chemical compounds

CEMS

Continuous Emissions Monitoring System

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CO

Carbon monoxide

DEQ

Department of Environmental Quality (Oklahoma)

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)

EU

Emissions unit

EUG

Emissions unit group

GEP

Good engineering practice

GLC

Ground level concentration

gpm

Gallons per minute

HAP

Hazardous Air Pollutant (list of 188 chemicals in Section 112 of the CAAA)

HVLP

High volume low pressure (usually referring to spray guns for painting)

MAAC

Maximum Acceptable Ambient Concentration (units ppm or g/m3)

MACT

Maximum Achievable Control Technology

MMBTUH

Million British Thermal Units per hour

MMft3 or MMCF

Million cubic feet

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet (prepared by the manufacturer)

NAAQS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards (40 CFR Part 50)

NESHAP

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (40 CFR Part 61 & 63)

NMHC

Non-methane hydrocarbon

NOx

Oxides of nitrogen

NSPS

New Source Performance Standards (40 CFR Part 60)

NSR

New Source Review

OAC

Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC 252:100 deals with air quality rules)

OAQPS

Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (EPA)

PM or TPM or TSP

Particulate matter or Total particulate matter or Total suspended particulates

PM10

Particulate matter less than 10 microns in size

ppg

Pounds per gallon

PPH or lb/hr

Pounds per hour

ppm

Parts per million (usually by volume)

PSD

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (40 CFR Part 52)

psia

Pounds per square inch absolute

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (40 CFR Parts 260 to 282)

scfm

Standard cubic feet per minute

SIC #

Standard Industrial Classification of establishments by type of activity (U.S. OMB)

SO2

Sulfur dioxide

Title IV

Portion of CAAA dealing with Acid Rain (40 CFR Parts 72 to 78)

Title V

Portion of CAAA dealing with major source operating permits (40 CFR Part 70)

TPY

Tons per year

VOC or VOS or VOL

Volatile organic compound or (solvent) or (liquid)

g/m3

Micrograms per cubic meter



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