ACHP Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
ADC Agribusiness Development Corporation (State of Hawaii)
AMAC Aha Moku Advisory Committee (State of Hawaii)
ARD Air Resources Division (National Park Service)
AST Aboveground Storage Tank


BDSD Business Development & Support Division (State of Hawaii)
BLNR Board of Land and Natural Resources (State of Hawaii)
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BVA Board of Variance and Appeals (County of Maui)
BWS Honolulu Board of Water Supply (City and County of Honolulu)


CAA Clean Air Act
CAB Clean Air Branch (State of Hawaii)
CCH City and County of Honolulu
CDUA Conservation District Use Application (State of Hawaii)
CDUP Conservation District Use Permit (State of Hawaii)
CE Categorical Exclusion (NEPA)
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIA Cultural Impact Assessment
CIZ Change In Zoning (County of Maui)
COTP Captain of the Port (USCG)
CPLO Community Plans Liaison Officer (Department of Defense)
CSP Covered Source Permit (Clean Air Act)
CUP Conditional Use Permit (City and County of Honolulu, County of Maui)
CWA Clean Water Act
CWB Clean Water Branch (State of Hawaii)
CWRM Commission on Water Resource Management (State of Hawaii)
CZM Coastal Zone Management
CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act
CZO Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (County of Kauai)


DA Department of the Army
DAR Division of Aquatic Resources (State of Hawaii)
dBA Decibels
DBA District Boundary Amendment (State of Hawaii, Counties)
DBEDT Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (State of Hawaii)
DCA Division of Consumer Advocacy (State of Hawaii)
DCCA Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (State of Hawaii)
DEA Draft Environmental Assessment (NEPA, HEPA)
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA, HEPA)
DHHL Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (State of Hawaii)
DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DLIR Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (State of Hawaii)
DLNR Department of Land and Natural Resources (State of Hawaii)
DOBOR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR)
DOD Department of Defense (Federal, State of Hawaii)
DOE Department of Education (State of Hawaii)
DOFAW Division of Forestry and Wildlife (State of Hawaii)
DOH Department of Health (State of Hawaii)
DOI U.S. Department of the Interior
DOTAX Department of Taxation (State of Hawaii)
DPP Department of Planning and Permitting (City and County of Honolulu)
DPW Department of Public Works (County of Maui, County of Hawaii)
DSA Development Services Administration (County of Maui)


EA Environmental Assessment (NEPA, HEPA)
EFH Essential Fish Habitat (NMFS)
EHA Environmental Health Administration (State of Hawaii)
EIS Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA, HEPA)
EISA Energy Independence and Security Act
EISPN Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (HEPA)
ENV Department of Environmental Services (City and County of Honolulu)
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPAct Energy Policy Act
EPCRA Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to-Know Act
ESA Endangered Species Act
ESRC Endangered Species Recovery Committee (State of Hawaii)
EV Electric Vehicle


FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FEA Final Environmental Assessment (NEPA, HEPA)
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA, HEPA)
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact (NEPA, HEPA)
FPA Federal Power Act
FTZ Hawaii Foreign Trades Zone No. 9 (State of Hawaii)
FUDS Formerly Used Defense Sites (USACE)
FWCA Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act


GCAP Groundwater Control Area Permit
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GP General Permit (USACE)


HAR Hawaii Administrative Rules (State of Hawaii)
HCDA Hawaii Community Development Authority (State of Hawaii)
HCC Hawaii County Code (County of Hawaii)
HCEI Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (State of Hawaii)
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan (ESA, HRS 195D)
HDOA Hawaii Department of Agriculture (State of Hawaii)
HDOT Hawaii Department of Transportation (State of Hawaii)
HECO Hawaiian Electric Company
HEPA Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (State of Hawaii)
HEER Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (State of Hawaii)
HELCO Hawaii Electric Light Company
HERL Hawaii Environmental Response Law (State of Hawaii)
HFD Honolulu Fire Department (City and County of Honolulu)
HGIA Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (State of Hawaii)
HHC Hawaiian Homes Commission (State of Hawaii)
HHFDC Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation (State of Hawaii)
HI-EMA Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (State of Hawaii)
HIOSH Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (State of Hawaii)
HoLIS Honolulu Land Information System (City and County of Honolulu)
HNEI Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (State of Hawaii)
HPR Historic Preservation Review
HRHP Hawaii Register of Historic Places
HRS Hawaii Revised Statutes (State of Hawaii)
HSEO Hawaii State Energy Office (State of Hawaii)
HSR Historic Sites Review
HTDC Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (State of Hawaii)


IBC Island Burial Council (State of Hawaii)
IHA Incidental Harassment Authorization (MMPA)
IRHB Indoor and Radiological Health Branch (State of Hawaii)
IRS Interconnection Requirements Study
ITA Incidental Take Authorization (MMPA) (see LOA)
ITL Incidental Take License (HRS 195D)
ITP Incidental Take Permit (ESA)
ITS Incidental Take Statement (ESA)


JD Jurisdictional Determination (USACE)


KCC Kauai County Code (County of Kauai)
KFD Kauai Fire Department (County of Kauai)
KIUC Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
kWh Kilowatt-hour


LOA Letter of Authorization (MMPA) (see ITA)
LOP Letter of Permission (USACE)
LNG Liquified Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LUC Land Use Commission (State of Hawaii)
LUD Land Use District (State of Hawaii)
LUO Land Use Ordinance (City and County of Honolulu)


MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act
MCAR Maui County Administrative Rules (County of Maui)
MCC Maui County Code (County of Maui)
MECO Maui Electric Company
MHK Marine Hydrokinetic
MMPA Marine Mammal Protection Act
MMSZ Marine Mammal Safety Zone (MMPA)
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPA Marine Protected Area (NOAA)
MPRSA Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (aka Ocean Dumping Act)
MSA Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
MTSA Marine Transportation Security Act
MWh Megawatt-hour


NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAA)
NARS Natural Area Reserves System
NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NELHA Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (State of Hawaii)
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NHHPC Native Hawaiian Historic Preservation Council (State of Hawaii)
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA)
NMSA National Marine Sanctuaries Act
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOI Notification of Intent (FERC)
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System
NPS National Park Service
NRHP National Register of Historic Places
NSP Noncovered Source Permit (CAA)
NWP Nationwide Permit (USACE)
NWR National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS)
NWRS National Wildlife Refuge System (USFWS)


OCCSR Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (City and County of Honolulu)
OCCL Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (State of Hawaii)
OCS Outer Continental Shelf
OCSLA Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
ODA Ocean Dumping Act (MPRSA)
OEA Office of Economic Adjustment (U.S. Department of Defense)
OEQC Office of Environmental Quality Control (State of Hawaii)
OHA Office of Hawaiian Affairs (State of Hawaii)
OP Office of Planning (State of Hawaii)
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OTEC Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
OTECA Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Act
OTECRDDA Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Research, Development, and Demonstration Act


PDC Pacific Disaster Center
PEIS Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
PLTIS Public Land Trust Information System (State of Hawaii)
PPA Power Purchase Agreement
PSD Prevention of Significant Deterioration (CAA)
PUC Public Utilities Commission (State of Hawaii)
PUHCA Public Utility Holding Company Act
PURPA Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
PV Photovoltaic


RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
READ Research & Economic Analysis Division (State of Hawaii)
RFI Request for Interest or Request for Information
RFP Request for Proposals
RFQ Request for Qualifications
RHA Rivers and Harbors Act
ROD Record of Decision (USACE)
ROH Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (City and County of Honolulu)
ROW Right-of-Way
RUE Right-of-Use and Easement


SARA Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act
SBRRB Small Business Regulatory Review Board
SCAP Stream Channel Alteration Permit (State of Hawaii)
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SDWB Safe Drinking Water Branch (State of Hawaii)
SDWP Stream Diversion Works Permit (State of Hawaii)
SHPD State Historic Preservation Division (State of Hawaii)
SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer (State of Hawaii)
SHWB Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch (State of Hawaii)
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SMA Special Management Area (State of Hawaii, Counties)
SOEST School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (University of Hawaii)
SPAM Stream Protection and Management Branch (State of Hawaii)
SPCC Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (EPA)
SSV Shoreline Setback Variance (Counties)
STP Statewide Transportation Planning Office (State of Hawaii)
SUP Special Use Permit (State of Hawaii, Counties)
SWPP Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan


T&D Transmission and Distribution
T&E Threatened and Endangered Species
TMK Tax Map Key (State of Hawaii, Counties)


UHERO University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (University of Hawaii)
UIC Underground Injection Control(s)
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USC United States Code
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDOE U.S. Department of Energy
USFS U.S. Forest Service
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
UST Underground Storage Tank


WQC Water Quality Certification (CWA)
WTE Waste-to-Energy
WWB Wastewater Branch (State of Hawaii)