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Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

AACS – Alabama Association of Convenience Stores

AEM – Advanced Environmental Management, Inc.

AOA – Alabama Oilmen’s Association


BOD – Biological Oxygen Demand

BTEX – Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene

CAP – Corrective Action Plan

CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CME-45 –

COD – Chemical Oxygen Demand

CSR – Compliance Status Reports

EISOPQAM – Environmental Investigations Standard Operating Procedures and Qualtiy Assurance Manual

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

EPD – Environmental Protection Division (Georgia see also GEPD)


GACS – Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

GCOC – Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

GEPD – Georgia Environmental Protection Division

GTEC – Georgia Tank and Equipment Contractor’s Association


HSI – Hazardous Site Inventory


ISC – Initial Site Characterization

LMOP – Landfill Monitoring Outreach Program

MSWL – Municipal Solid Waste Landfill


NREP – National Registry of Environmental Professionals

NRCS – Natural Resources Conservation Service


OVA – Organic Vapor Analyzer

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Agency

P.G. – Principal Geologist

P.E. – Principal Engineer

PID – Photo Ionization Detector



REM – Registered Environmental Manager

RFP – Request for Proposal

SOP – Standard Operating Procedure(s)

SPCC – Spill Prevention Countermeasure & Control (plan)


SWANA – Solid Waste Association of North America

TDS – Total Dissolved Solids

TPH – Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons

USGS – United States Geological Survey

UST – Underground Storage Tank

VOC’s – Volatile Organic Concentrations