Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAA Airport Airspace Analysis (FAA)
ACOE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (old acronym, new acronym is USACE)
AERU Alternative Energy-Related Use (BOEMRE)
ALP Alternative Licensing Process (FERC)
APC Air Pollution Control
AQRV Air Quality Related Value (CAA)
ARD Air Resources Division (NPS)


BA Biological Assessment (ESA)
BACT Best Available Control Technology (CAA)
BO Biological Opinion (ESA)
BOEMRE Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (DOI)
BVA Board of Variance and Appeals


CAA Clean Air Act
CDU Conservation District Use
CE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CE or CX Categorical Exclusion (NEPA)
CEII Critical Energy Infrastructure Information
CEPOH Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Honolulu (USACE)
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIZ Change in Zoning
COE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
COI Conflict of Interest
COP Construction and Operations Plan (BOEMRE)
CP Conservation Plan (ESA) (same as HCP)
CP Conditional-Use Permit
CPD Coastal Programs Division (OCRM)
CSP Covered Source Permit
CTA Conservation Technical Assistance (NRCS)
CUP County Use Permit
CWA Clean Water Act
CWRM Commission on Water Resource Management
CZM Coastal Zone Management
CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act


DA Department of the Army
DBA Draft Biological Assessment
DBA District Boundary Amendment
DBEDT Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
DE District Engineer (USACE)
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DERP Defense Environmental Restoration Program (USACE)
DHAC Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance (FERC)
DI Direct Implementation (EPA)
DLA Draft License Application (FERC)
DLIR (State of Hawaii) Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
DLNR (State of Hawaii) Department of Land and Natural Resources
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DOFAW Division of Forestry and Wildlife (within DLNR)
DOH (State of Hawaii) Department of Health
DOI U.S. Department of the Interior
DOT (State of Hawaii) Department of Transportation
DOTS Dredging Operations and Technical Support (USACE)
DPP Department of Planning and Permitting (City and County of Honolulu)


EA Environmental Assessment (NEPA)
EC-R Engineering Construction—Regulatory (USACE)
EFH Essential Fish Habitat (NMFS)
EIS Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA)
EISA Energy Independence and Security Act
EMD Environmental Management Division (within DOH)
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPAct Energy Policy Act
EPCRA Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to-Know Act
EQC Environmental Quality Commission
ESA Endangered Species Act
ESL Easement for Use of State Lands
ESP Environmental Stewardship Program (USACE)
EUP Experimental Use Permit


FAFF Flammable Finish Facility
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FEBA Fire, Explosives and Blasting Agent
FHAZ Hazardous Materials Permit
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FLAG Federal Land Managers’ Air Quality Related Values Work Group
FLM Federal Land Manager (NPS)
FONSI Findings of No Significant Impact
FPA Federal Power Act
FUDS Formerly Used Defense Sites (USACE)
FWCA Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
FWO Fish and Wildlife Office (USFWS)
FWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


GAP General Activities Plan (BOEMRE)
GCAP Groundwater Control Area Permit
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GP General Permit (USACE)


HAR Hawaii Administrative Rules
HCDA Hawaii Community Development Authority
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan (ESA) (same as CP)
HDOA Hawaii Department of Agriculture
HECO Hawaiian Electric Company
HEER Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (within DOH)
HELCO Hawaii Electric Light Company
HPR Historic Preservation Review
HRS Hawaii Revised Statutes
HSR Historic Sites Review


IHA Incidental Harassment Authorization (MMPA)
ILP Integrated Licensing Process (FERC)
ITA Incidental Take Authorization
ITL Incidental Take License
ITP Incidental Take Permit (ESA)
ITS Incidental Take Statement (ESA)
IWS Individual Wastewater System


JD Jurisdictional Determination (USACE)


KIUC Kauai Island Utility Cooperative


LAA Likely to Adversely Affect (ESA)
LNM Local Notice to Mariners (USCG)
LOA Letter of Authorization (MMPA) (same as ITA)
LOP Letter of Permission (USACE)
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gases
LUC State Land Use Commission


MBSP Migratory Birds and State Programs (USFWS)
MCL Maximum Contaminant Levels (CWA)
MECO Maui Electric Company
MILCON Military Construction (USACE)
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 (also known as the Ocean Dumping Act)


NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAA)
NARS Natural Area Reserves System
NE No Effect (ESA)
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NESHAPS National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (CAA)
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act
NLAA Not Likely to Adversely Affect (ESA)
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA)
NMSA National Marine Sanctuaries Act
NOAA U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOI Notification of Intent (FERC)
NOS National Ocean Service (NOAA)
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System
NPR No Permit Required (USACE)
NPS U.S. National Park Service
NRCS U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (originally called the Soil Conservation Service)
NSP Noncovered Source Permit
NSR New Source Review (CAA)
NW Nationwide (USACE)
NWP Nationwide Permit (USACE)
NWR National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS)
NWRS National Wildlife Refuge System (USFWS)


OCCL Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (within DLNR)
OCI Organizational Conflict of Interest
OCRM Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (NOAA)
OCS Outer Continental Shelf
OCSLA Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
ODA Ocean Dumping Act (MPRSA)
ODD Ocean Disposal Database (USACE)
ODMDS Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Sites
OE Obstruction Evaluation (FAA)
OEMM Offshore Energy and Minerals Management (BOEMRE)
OEQC Office of Environmental Quality Control (within DOH)
OMA Operations & Maintenance, Army (USACE)
OP Office of Planning (within DBEDT)
OPR Office of Protected Resources (NMFS)
OTEC Act Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Act
OWCP Ocean Waters Construction Permit


PAD Pre-Application Document (FERC)
PCN Pre-Construction Notification (USACE)
PIRO Pacific Islands Regional Office (NMFS)
PLP Preliminary Licensing Proposal (FERC)
PM&E Proposed Measures and Plans to Protect, Mitigate, or Enhance Environmental Resources (FERC)
PMP Project Master Plan
POD Pacific Ocean Division (USACE)
POH Pacific Ocean—Honolulu (USACE)
PPA Power Purchase Agreement
PRD Protected Resources Division (PIRO)
PSD Prevention of Significant Deterioration (CAA)
PUC Public Utility Commission


RAB Restoration Advisory Board (USACE)
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REA Ready for Environmental Analysis (FERC)
REAU Renewable Energy and Alternative Uses
REFSP Renewable Energy Facility Siting Process
RFI Request for Interest
RFP Request for Proposals
RFQ Request for Quotes
RHA Rivers and Harbors Act
ROD Record of Decision (USACE)
ROW Right-of-Way
RPA Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (NMFS)
RUE Right-of-Use and Easement


SAP Site Assessment Plan (BOEMRE)
SCAP Stream Channel Alteration Permit
SD Scoping Document (FERC)
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SHPD State Historic Preservation Division (within DLNR)
SMA Special Management Area
SOF Statement of Findings (USACE)
SPGP State Programmatic General Permit (USACE)
SSV Shoreline Setback Variance
SUP Special Use Permit


TDML Total Maximum Daily Loads (CWA)
TLP Traditional Licensing Process (FERC)
TSD Transmission, Distribution, and Storage


UIC Underground Injection Control
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USC United States Code
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USDW Underground Sources of Drinking Water (CWA)
USFS U.S. Forest Service
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
UST Underground Storage Tank


WCPI Well Construction—Pump Installation
WQC Water Quality Certification (CWA)