AAC Alaska Administrative Code
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
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
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

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
DR&R Dismantling, Removal and Restoration
DTTS Disabled Tanker Towing Study
DWT Deadweight Tons

ECO Edison Chouest Offshore
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
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FOSC Federal On-Scene Coordinator
FWPCA Federal Water Pollution Prevention and Control Act
FV Fishing Vessels

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

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
ISAC Invasive Species Advisory Committee
IWWS Industrial Waste Water System

JIC Joint Information Center
JPO Joint Pipeline Office

LEPC Local Emergency Planning Committee
LAC Legislative Affairs Committee – (PWSRCAC Committee)
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)
MMS Minerals Management Service
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSO Marine Safety Office
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets

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
NVIC Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular

OCC Operations Control Center
OHMSETT Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulate Environmental Test Tank
OSC On-Scene Coordinator
OSLTF Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
OMS Oil Movements and Storage
OPA 90 Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OSC  On Scene Coordinator
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

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
PTP Prevention Through People
PV Power Vapor
PWS Prince William Sound
PWSAC Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
PWSCC Prince William Sound Community 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
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
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
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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