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Acronyms – The Alphabet Soup of Environmental Law Acronyms – The Alphabet Soup of Environmental Law

Acronyms – The Alphabet Soup of Environmental Law

BLM - United States Bureau of Land Management
CAA - Clean Air Act
CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
CWA - Clean Water Act
DNR - Indiana Department of Natural Resources
DOJ - United States Department of Justice
DOT - United States Department of Transportation
ELA - The Indiana Environmental Liability Act
ELF - The Indiana Excess Liability Fund
EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPCRA - Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (see Community Right to Know)
EPG - Ice Miller's Environmental Practice Group
EMS - Environmental Management System (See Environmental Audits)
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration FHWA - Federal Highway Administration
FIFRA - Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (???)
FRA - Federal Railroad Administration
HMR - Hazardous Materials Requirements
IDEM - Indiana Department of Environmental Management
LUST - Leaking Underground Storage Tank
MDL - Multi-district Litigation
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
PCB- Polychlorinated biphenyl
PRP - Potentially Responsible Party (see Contaminated Properties – CERCLA)
RCRA- Resource Conversation and Recovery Act
SDWA- Safe Drinking Water Act
TSCA - Toxic Substances Control Act
TRI - Toxic Release Inventory
USCG - United States Coast Guard
UST - Underground Storage Tank
USTA - Indiana's Underground Storage Tank Act
VRP - Indiana's Voluntary Remediation Program

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