Acronyms

  
Description
3-C
Continuing Comprehensive and Cooperative Planning Process
AADT
Annual Average Daily Traffic
AASHTO
American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials
ACHP
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
ADA
American with Disabilities Act
ADRA
Administrative Dispute Resolution Act
ADT
Average Daily Traffic
AECs
Areas of Environmental Concern
APE
Area of Potential Effect
AQI
Air Quality Index
AQNMP
Air Quality and Noise Management Plan
ARNI
Aquatic Resources of National Importance
AST
Above-ground Storage Tank
BA
Biological Assessment
BIA
Bureau of Indian Affairs
BMPs
Best Management Practices
BO
Biological Opinion
CAA
Clean Air Act
CAAA
Clean Air Act Amendments
CAMA
Coastal Area Management Act
CBD
Central Business District
CBRA
Coastal Barrier Resources Act
CE
Categorical Exclusion
CEQ
Council on Environmental Quality
CERCLA
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CIA
Community Impact Analysis
CIW
Citizens Information Workshop
CMP
Construction Management Plan
CMP
Corrugated Metal Pipe
CO
Carbon Monoxide
CTP
Comprehensive Transportation Planning
CU
Cataloguing Unit
CWA
Clean Water Act
CZMA
Coastal Zone Management Act
DAQ
Division of Air Quality
DCA
Division of Community Assistance
DCM
Division of Coastal Management
DEIS
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DEO
Division Environmental Officer
DFR
Division of Forest Resources
DMF
Division of Marine Fisheries
DSAs
Detailed Study Alternatives
DWQ
Division of Water Quality
EA
Environmental Assessment
EEP
Ecosystem Enhancement Program
EFH
Essential Fish Habitat
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EJ
Environmental Justice
EMC
Environmental Management Commission
EO
Executive Order
ESA
Endangered Species Act
ESMP
Endangered Species Management Plan
ETDM
Efficient Transportation Decision-Making
FAA
Federal Aviation Administration
FEIS
Final Environmental Impact Statement
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
FIP
Flood Insurance Program
FOIA
Freedom of Information Act
FONSI or FNSI
Finding of No Significant Impact
FPPA
Farmland Protection Policy Act
FRA
Federal Railroad Administration
FSC
Federal Species of Concern
FTA
Federal Transit Administration
GIS
Geographical Information Systems
HEU
Human Environment Unit (formerly OHE)
HNI
Highway Needs Inventory
HQW
High Quality Waters
HSCB
Hazardous Spill Catch Basin
HUC
Hydrologic Unit Code
IAG
Inter-Agency Agreement
ICA
Immediate Corrective Action
ICE
Indirect and Cumulative Effects [Assessment]
ICI
Indirect and Cumulative Impact [Analysis]
ILT
Inter-Agency Leadership Team
IP
Individual Permit
ISTEA
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
LEDPA
Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative
LOS
Level of Service
LRTP
Long-Range Transportation Plan
MA-NLAA
May Affect/Not Likely to Adversely Affect
MBTA
Migratory Bird Treaty Act
MIT
Merger Implementation Team
MPO
Metropolitan Planning Organization
MSATs
Mobile Source Air Toxics
MTT
Merger Training Team
NAC
Noise Abatement Criteria
NAGPRA
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
NCAC
North Carolina Administrative Code
NC-CREWS
North Carolina Coastal Region Evaluation of Wetland Significance
NCDCR
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
NCDENR
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NCDOC
North Carolina Department of Commerce
NCDOT
North Carolina Department of Transportation
NCFS
North Carolina Forest Service
NCNHP
North Carolina Natural Heritage Program
NCTA
North Carolina Turnpike Authority
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
NEU
Natural Environment Unit (formerly ONE)
NHPA
National Historic Preservation Act
NHS
National Highway System
NMFS
National Marine Fisheries Service
NO2
Nitrogen Dioxide
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOI
Notice of Intent
NOV
Notice of Violation
NOx
Nitrogen Oxides
NPDES
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NPS
National Park Service
NR
National Register
NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRTR
Natural Resources Technical Report
NSW
Nutrient Sensitive Waters
NWI
National Wetland Inventory
O/D
Origin/Destination Study
O3
Ozone
OBTF
Outer Banks Task Force
OHE
Office of Human Environment (See HEU)
ONE
Office of Natural Environment (See NEU)
ORW
Outstanding Resource Waters
OSA
Office of State Archeology
P/N
Purpose and Need
PDEA
Project Development and Environmental Analysis (NCDOT Branch)
PMii
Project Management Improvement Initiative
PN
Public Notice
PSHs
Pre-formed Scour Holes
RCBC
Re-enforced Concrete Box Culvert
RCRA
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
ROD
Record of Decision
ROW
Right of Way
RPO
Rural Planning Organization
RTK
Right-to-Know
SAFETEA-LU
Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act - Legacy for Users
SASHTO
State Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials
SAVs
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
SDEIS
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement
SDWA
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1944
Section 10
Of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899
Section 106
Of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
Section 303(d)
Of the Clean Water Act of 1977
Section 4(f)
Of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966
Section 401
Of the Clean Water Act of 1977
Section 404
Of the Clean Water Act of 1977
Section 7
Of the Endangered Species Act of 1973
SEPA
State Environmental Policy Act
SFEIS
Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement
SHCs
Strategic Highway Corridors
SHPO
State Historic Preservation Officer
SIP
State Implementation Plan
SO2
Sulfur Dioxide
SPUI
Single Point Urban Interchange
STRAHNET
Strategic Highway Network
T&E
Threatened and Endangered (Species)
TDM
Travel Demand Model
TEA-21
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century of 1998
TIP
Transportation Improvement Plan
TMP
Traffic Management Plan
TVA
Tennessee Valley Authority
US DHHS
United States Department of Health and Human Services
US DHS
United States Department of Homeland Security
US DOI
United States Department of Interior
US DOJ
United States Department of Justice
USACE or ACE
United States Army Corps of Engineers
USCG
United States Coast Guard
USDA
United States Department of Agricultural
USDOC
United States Department of Commerce
USDOT
United States Department of Transportation
USEPA or EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
USFS
United States Forest Service
USFWS or FWS
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS
United States Geological Service
UST
Underground Storage Tank
VPD
Vehicles Per Day
WRC
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
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