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A list of acronyms related to shoreland management are below.
Some are shown with pronunciation.
Acronyms (pronounced) Title
319   Section 319 of the Clean Water Act
ACOE "the Corps" U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
AgBMP   Agricultural Best Management Practices Program
AMC   Association of Minnesota Counties
ASCS   Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
APM   Aquatic Plant Management
BAT   Best Available Technology
BLM   U.S. Bureau of Land Management
BMP   Best Management Practice(s)
BOD   Biochemical Oxygen Demand
BWSR "Bowser" Board of Water and Soil Resources
CAA   Clean Air Act
CERCLA "sirklah" Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CLMP   Citizens Lake Monitoring Program
COLA "cola" Coalition of Lake Associations
CREP "krep" Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
CRP   Conservation Reserve Program
CRWP   Cannon River Watershed Project
CSO   Combined Sewer Overflow
CSREES   The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA)
CWA   Clean Water Act
CWAR   Clean Water Act Reauthorization
CWP   Clean Water Partnership
DIC   Dissolved Inorganic Carbon
DNR   Department of Natural Resources (state or tribal)(see also MNDNR)
DO   Dissolved Oxygen
DOC   Dissolved Organic Carbon
DOT   Department of Transportation (see also MNDOT)
DOW   Division of Water
DTED "dee-ted" MN Department of Trade and Economic Development
EIA   Environmental Impact Assessment
EIS   Environmental Impact Statement
EMPACT   Environmental Monitoring for Public Access & Community Tracking
EPA   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EQB   Environmental Quality Board
ESA   Endangered Species Act
Extension   University of Minnesota, Extension Service
FIFRA "fif-rah" Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FS   Forest Service (see also USFS)
FSA   Farm Service Agency (Formerly ASCS) or Food Security Act
FWPCA   Federal Water Pollution Control Act
GIS   Geographic Information System
GPS   Global Positioning System
GWMAP "G-W-map" Ground Water Monitoring and Assessment Program
HEL "hell" Highly Erodible lands
HUA   Hydrologic Unit Areas
ILCC   Interagency Lakes Coordinating Committee
ISTS   Individual Sewage Treatment System
LAP   Lake Assessment Program
LCMR   Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources
LGU   Local Governmental Unit (county, city, township, water management organization, or SWCD)
LLM   Lake Level Minnesota Program
LMIC "Li-mick" Land Management Information Center
LWM   Large Woody Material
MASWCD "masquid" Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
MAWD "maude" Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts
MCPZA "mic-pizza" Minnesota Coalition of Planning and Zoning Administration
MDA   Minnesota Department of Agriculture
MDH   Minnesota Department of Health
MEPA   Minnesota Environmental Policy Act
MERLA "merla" Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act
MGS   Minnesota Geological Survey
MHB   Mississippi Headwaters Board
MINLEAP "min-leep" Minnesota Lake Eutrophication Analysis Procedure
MISA "missa" Municipal Industrial Strategy for Abatement
MLA   Minnesota Lakes Association
MNDOT "min-dot" Minnesota Department of Transportation
MNDNR   Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
MPCA   Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
MRBJPB   Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board
NACD   National Association of Conservation Districts
NALMS "nalms" North American Lake Management Society
NASCA   National Association of State Conservation Agencies
NAWMP   North American Waterfowl Management Plan
NBS   National Biological Service
NCC   National Computer Center
NEMEEC "knee-mick" Northeastern Minnesota Environmental and Economic Council
NEPA "knee-pah" National Environmental Policy Act
NOAA "noah" National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPDES   National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPS   National Park Service - or - nonpoint source pollution
NRCS   Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRRI   Natural Resources Research Institute
NWI   National Wetlands Inventory
OP   Ortho-Phosphorus
OHW   Ordinary High Water Mark
OHWL   Ordinary High Water Level
PCA   Pollution Control Agency (see also MPCA)
PCT   Project Coordination Team
ppb   parts per billion
ppm   parts per million
ppt   parts per trillion
QA/QC   Quality Assurance/Quality Control
RCM   Rivers Council of Minnesota
RD   Rural Development (USDA)
RCRA "rickrah" Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RIM "rim" Reinvest In Minnesota
SAB   Science Advisory Board
SAS   Statistical Analysis System
SCS   Soil Conservation Service (now NRCS)
SNA   (Designated) Scientific and Natural Areas
STORET "storette" (U.S. EPA's Data) Storage and Retrieval
SWCD   Soil and Water Conservation Districts
SCS   Soil Conservation Service now NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
SEMWRB   Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board
TDML   Total Daily Maximum Load (EPA Project)
TDP   Total Dissolved Phosphorus
TKN   Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
TN   Total Nitrogen
TSI   Trophic State Index
TSS   Total Suspended Solids
TVS   Total Volatile Solids
TVA   Tennessee Valley Authority
USCOE "the Corps" U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (see ACOE)
USDA   U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDI   U.S. Department of the Interior
USEPA   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
USFS   U.S. Forest Service
USFWS   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS   U.S. Geological Survey Department
WAL   Wisconsin Association of Lakes
WCA "wackah" (Minnesota) Wetland Conservation Act
WCAR "wackah rules" (Minnesota) Wetland Conservation Act Rules
WD   Watershed District
WDNR   Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
WHPA   Wellhead Protection Area
WMA   Wildlife Management Area
WMO   Watershed Management Organization
WRC   Water Resources Center (U of M)
WRC   Water Resources Committee of the EQB