Common abbreviations used by the TCEQ

When conducting state agency file research it’s important to know the lingo. Reports and correspondence documents found at the Central Registry are loaded with technical jargon and acronyms. This is a brief guide to the most common acronyms used by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

AER – Allowable Emissions Rate

AOI – Area of Impact

APAR – Affected Property Assessment Report

AQCR – Air Quality Control Region

AST – Above Ground Storage Tank

BAE – Baseline Actual Emissions

CCIP – Comprehensive Compliance Inspection Protocol

CEIS – Computerized Emissions Inventory System

CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act

EIS – Environmental Impact Statement

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

FOP – Federal Operating Permit

FIN – Facility Identification Number

GCCS – Gas Collection and Control System

GIS – Geographic Information System

GLO – General Land Office

GOP – General Operating Permit

HAP – Hazardous Air Pollutant

HW – Hazardous Waste

HRVOC – Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds

IHW – Industrial Hazardous Waste

IOP – Innocent Owner Program

LACT – Lease Automatic Custody Transfer

LCRA – Lower Colorado River Authority

LNG – Liquefied Natural Gas

LOV – Letter of Violation

LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LPST (f/k/a LUST) – Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank

LUST – Leaking Underground Storage Tank

MOA – Memorandum of Agreement

MSDS – Mineral Safety Data Sheet

MUD – Municipal Utility District

NEDS – National Emissions Data System

NESHAP – National Environmental Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NSRP – New Source Air Permits

OSSF – On-site Sewage Facility

PAE – Projected Actual Emissions

PEMS – Predicted Emissions Monitoring System

PCS – Permit Compliance System

PST – Petroleum Storage Tank

RACR – Remediation Activity Completion Report

RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RRC – Railroad Commission

RN – Registration Number

SDWA – Safe Drinking Water Act

SWD – Solid Waste Disposal

SIS – Source Investigation System

SP – Standard Permit

STARS – State of Texas Air Reporting System

STEERS – State of Texas Environmental Electronic Recording System

SWDA – Solid Waste Disposal Act

SWP – Source Water Protection Program

SWQMIS – Surface Water Quality Monitoring System

TAC – Texas Administrative Code

TERP – Texas Emissions Reduction Program

THSC – Texas Health and Safety Code

TNRCC – Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (n/k/a/ TCEQ)

TNRIS – Texas Natural Resource Information System

TPY – Tons per year

TSL – Texas State Library

TWC – Texas Water Code

TxDOT – Texas Department of Transportation

USGS – United States Geological Survey

UST – Underground Storage Tank

VCP – Voluntary Cleanup Program

VOC – Volatile Organic Compound

WCID – Water Control and Improvement District

WMP – Waste Management Plan

WQMP – Water Quality Management Plan

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