AAC: Alaska Administrative Code
ABS: American Bureau of Shipping
ACMP: Alaska Coastal Management Program
ACS: Alaska Clean Seas
ADEC: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
ADF&G: Alaska Department of Fish and Game
ADNR: Alaska Department of Natural Resources
AFER: Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility
AIMS: Alaska Incident Management System
AKOSH: Alaska Occupational Safety and Health
AMOP: Arctic & Marine Oil Spill Program (Technical Seminar)
ANC: Anchorage
ANS: Alaska North Slope -or- Aquatic Nuisance Species
ANSTF: Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Reserve
AOOS: Alaska Ocean Observing System
API: American Petroleum Institute
APSC: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
ARRT: Alaska Regional Response Team
AS: Alaska Statute
ATC: Alaska Tanker Company
ATOM: Alyeska Tactical Oil Spill Model
AQ: Air Quality
AVTEC: Alaska Institute of Technology (formerly Alaska Vocational Technical Center)

BAT: Best Available Technology
BBL: Barrel (42 Gallons = 1 bbl)
BGC:  Board Governance Committee – (PWSRCAC Committee)
BTEX: Benzene, Toluine, Ethylbenzine, Xyline
BLM: Bureau of Land Management
BOO:  Barge of Opportunity
BMPP: Best Management Practices Plan
BP: British Petroleum
BTT: Biological Treatment Tanks
BWT(F): Ballast Water Treatment (Facility)

C-Plan: Contingency Plan
CAA: Clean Air Act
CAC: Chugach Alaska Corporation
CAOS: Coastal Alaska Observing System
CDFU: Cordova District Fishermen United
CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CEWAF: Chemically Enhanced Water Accomodated Fraction
CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
CIP: Community Impacts Planning
CIRCAC: Cook Inlet Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
CISPRI: Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response, Incorporated
CMT: Crisis Management Team
COA: Condition of Approval
COSRS: Community Oil Spill Response System
COTP: Captain of the Port (USCG)
CPRS: Contingency Plan Review Streamlining
CWA: Clean Water Act

DAF: Dissolved Air Flotation
DEIS: Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DES: Division of Emergency Services
DMR: Discharge Monitoring Report
DNV: Det Norske Veritas – Norwegian QA consultant
DOI: U.S. Department of the Interior
DOT: U.S. Department of Transportation
DPS: Dynamic Positioning System
DR&R: Dismantling, Removal and Restoration
DTTS: Disabled Tanker Towing Study
DWT: Deadweight Tons

ECO: Edison Chouest Offshore
ECP: Employee Concern Program
EIA: Environment Impact Assessment
EIS: Environmental Impact Statement
EOC: Emergency Operations Center
EPA: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPPR:  Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response
ERB: Emergency Response Building
ERP: Emergency Response Plan
ERV: Escort Response Vessel
ETT: Enhanced Tractor Tug
EVOS: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
EVOSTC: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustees Council

FBU: Fairbanks Business Unit, Alyeska
FLIR: Forward-Looking Infrared
FOIA: Freedom of Information Act
FONSI: Finding of No Significant Impact
FOSC: Federal On-Scene Coordinator
FV: Fishing Vessels
FWPCA: Federal Water Pollution Prevention and Control Act

GAO: General Accounting Office
GIS: Global Information System
GOA: Gulf of Alaska
GPS: Global Positioning System
GRS: Geographical Response Strategies

HAPs: Hazardous Air Pollutants
HAZWOPER: Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response
HERO: Hinchinbrook Entrance Response Options
HIRD: Harassment, Intimidation, Retaliation, Discrimination

IAP: Incident Action Plan
IAP2: International Association of Public Participation
ICCOPR:  Interagency Coordinating Committee Oil Pollution Research
IC: Incident Command
ICS: Incident Command System
IEC: Information & Education Committee (PWSRCAC Committee)
IMO: International Maritime Organization
IMT: Incident Management Team
IOSC: International Oil Spill Conference
IPL: Independent Protection Layers
IRICISAC: Invasive Species Advisory Committee
IWWS: Industrial Waste Water System

JIC: Joint Information Center
JPO: Joint Pipeline Office

KPI: Key Performance Indicator
KYP: Keeping you Posted (Alyeska Internal Communication)

LEPC: Local Emergency Planning Committee
LAC: Legislative Affairs Committee – (PWSRCAC Committee)
LDAR: Leak Detection and Repair
LIO: Legislative Information Office
LOSC: Local On-Scene Coordinator
LRP: Long Range Plan
LTEMP: Long Term Environmental Monitoring Program

MAC: Multi-stakeholder Agency Committee
MARPOL: International Convention for Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MEPC: Marine Environmental Protection Committee (IMO)
MIS: Marine Invasive Species
MMS: Minerals Management Service
MOA: Memorandum of Agreement
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MSO: Marine Safety Office
MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheets
MSU: Marine Safety Unit

NDBC: National Data Buoy Center
NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act
NESHAP-OLD: National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants – Organic Liquid Distribution
NIIMS: National Interagency Incident Management System
NIS: Non-Indigenous Species
NISA: National Invasive Species Act
NOAA: National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration
NOBOB: No Ballast on Board
NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPREP: National Preparedness & Response Exercise Program
NRDA: Natural Resource Damage Assessment
NSF: National Science Foundation
NTSB: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
NVIC: Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular
NWS: National Weather Service

OCC: Operations Control Center
OHMSETT: Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulate Environmental Test Tank
OMS: Oil Movements and Storage
OPA: 90 Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OSC: On Scene Coordinator
OSHA: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSLTF: Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
OSRB: Oil Spill Response Barge
OSPR: Oil Spill Prevention and Response Committee (PWSRCAC Committee)
OSREC: Oil Spill Region Environmental Coalition
OSRI: Oil Spill Recovery Institute
OSRL: Oil Spill Response Limited
OSRO: Oil Spill Response Organization
OSRV: Oil Spill Response Vessel
OWE: Open Work Environment

PAH: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
POD: Physical Oceanography Data
POVTS: Port Operations and Vessel Traffic System (PWSRCAC Committee)
PPE: Personal Protective Equipment
PRAC: Primary Response Action Contractor
PRT: Prevention and Response Tug
PS: Pump Station
PSM: Process Safety Management
PTP: Prevention Through People
PV: Power Vapor
PWS: Prince William Sound
PWSAC: Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
PWSC: Prince William Sound College
PWSEDC: Prince William Sound Economic Development Council
PWSRAS: Prince William Sound Risk Assessment Study
PWSRCAC: Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
PWSSC: Prince William Sound Science Center
PWSTA: Prince William Sound Tanker Association

RC: Response Centers or Response Coordinator
RCAC: Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
RCM: Reliability Centered Maintenance
RFAI: Request for Additional Information
RFI: Request for Information
RFP: Request for Proposal
RFQ: Request for Qualifications
RMROL: Realistic Maximum Response Operational Limits
RNA: Regulated Navigation Area
RPG: Response Planning Group
RP: Responsible Party
RPOSC: Responsible Party’s On-Scene Coordinator
RPS: Response Planning Standard
RRT: Regional Response Team
RSC: Regional Stakeholder Committee

SAC: Scientific Advisory Committee (PWSRCAC Committee)
SCAT: Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team
SERC: State Emergency Response Commission -or- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
SERVS: Ship Escort/Response Vessel System
SETAC: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
SMS: Safety Management Systems
SOS: Seldovia Oil Spill Response
SOSC: State On-Scene Coordinator
SPAR: Spill Prevention and Response – A division within ADEC
SPO: State Pipeline Coordinator’s Office
SRP: Scientific Response Plan
ST: Strike Team
SWAPA: Southwest Alaska Pilots Association

TAG: Technical Advisory Group
TAPS: Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
TCC: Tatitlek Chenega Chugach
TF: Task Force
TOEM: Terminal Operations & Environmental Monitoring (PWSRCAC Committee)
TOO: Tanker Of Opportunity
TROG: Total Recoverable Oil and Grease
TVCS: Tanker Vapor Control System

UC: Unified Command
UP: Unified Plan
USCG: United States Coast Guard
USF&WS: United States Fish & Wildlife Service

VBU: Valdez Business Unit, Alyeska
VDZ: Valdez
VERP: Prince William Sound Vessel Escort & Response Plan
VEOC: Valdez Emergency Operations Center
VIDA: Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
VMT: Valdez Marine Terminal
VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds
VOO: Vessel of Opportunity
VTC: Vessel Traffic Center
VTS: Vessel Traffic System

WAF:  Water Accommodated Fraction

XCOM: PWSRCAC Executive Committee

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