Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project: Spartina Control Program
April 2003

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms


g/m3                                      micrograms per cubic meter

m                                                 micrometers

ABAG                  Association of Bay Area Governments

AMPA                 aminophosphoric acid

ATV                      all-terrain vehicle

BAAQMD         Bay Area Air Quality Management District

BAF                      bioaccumulation factor

Bay                        San Francisco Bay

Bay-Delta            San Francisco Bay-Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta

BCDC                  San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development

BP                         years before the present

BPTCP                Bay Protection and Toxic Cleanup Program

CAA                     Clean Air Act (Federal)

CAAS                  California Ambient Air Quality Standards

CalEPPC            California Exotic Pest Plant Council

CARB                 California Air Resources Board

CDFG                  California Department of Fish and Game

CEQ                     President's Council on Environmental Quality

CEQA                  California Environmental Quality Act

CESA                   California Endangered Species Act

CFR                      Code of Federal Regulations

cfs                          cubic feet per second

cm                          centimeters

CNEL                                      community noise equivalent level

CNDDB              California Natural Diversity Database

CNL                      considered but not listed

CNPS                  California Native Plant Society

CO                         carbon monoxide

Conservancy      California Coastal Conservancy

Council                National Invasive Species Council

CPRC                  California Public Resources Code

CSC                      California species of concern/species of special concern

CVRWQCB      Central Valley Regional Water Quality
Control Board

CWA                    Clean Water Act

CZMA                 Coastal Zone Management Act

dB                                                   decibel

dBA                                           sound level weighted for human hearing

DDT                      dicholoro diphenyl tricholoroethane

Delta                     Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

DO                        dissolved oxygen

EA                         environmental assessment

EBRPD               East Bay Regional Park District

EFH                      essential fish habitat

EIR                       environmental impact report (State)

EIS                        environmental impact statement (Federal)

EPA                      United States Environmental Protection Agency

ER-L                     effects range-low

ER-M                   effects range-median

ESA                      Federal Endangered Species Act

Estuary                 San Francisco Estuary

FD                         De-listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act

FE                          Federally-listed Endangered

FPE                       Species proposed for Federal listing as Endangered

FPT                       Species proposed for Federal listing as Threatened

FSC                      Federal species of concern/species of special


FT                          Federally-listed threatened species

FWCA                 Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

H2S                        hydrogen sulfide

Hz                                                    frequency in hertz

IEP                        CALFED's Interagency Ecological Program

ISP                        San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project

IVM                      integrated vegetation management

LEQ                      average noise level

LOEC                   lowest observable effect concentration

LTMS                  San Francisco Long-term Management Strategy for
Disposal and Reuse of Dredged Material

MBTA                 Migratory Bird Treaty Act

mcy                       million cubic yards

MEI                       maximally exposed individual

mg/kg-day          milligrams per kilogram per day

mg/L                     milligrams per liter

mgd                       million gallons per day

MHHW                mean higher high water

mL                         milliliters

MMPA                Marine Mammal Protection Act

MOU                    Memorandum of Understanding

mph                       miles per hour

MPRSA              National Marine Protection, Research,
and Sanctuaries Act

MSFCMA          Magnuson-Stevenson Fishery Conservation and Management Act

NAAQS               national ambient air quality standard

NEPA                  National Environmental Policy Act

NHPA                  National Historic Preservation Act

NMFS                 National Marine Fisheries Service

NNG                     N-nitroso-glyphosate

NOAA                 National Oceanic and Atmospheric

NOEC                  no observable effect concentration

NOI                       Notice of Intent (CEQA term)

NOP                     Notice of Preparation (NEPA term)

NOx                       nitrogen oxides

NPDES               National Pollutant Discharge Elimination

NPEO                   nonylphenol polyethoxylate

NPL                      National Priorities List

O2                           ozone

OHP                     California Office of Historic Preservation

OSHA                                   California Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PAHs                   polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

PCBs                   polychlorinated biphenyls

PM10                                          small diameter particles

ppb                        parts per billion

ppm                       parts per million

ppq                        parts per quadrillion

ppt                         parts per thousand

pptr                       parts per trillion

PRC                      Public Resource Code

RfD                       reference dose

RHA                     Rivers and Harbors Act

RMP                     San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Program

ROD                     Record of Decision (NEPA term)

ROI                       Region of Influence (NEPA term)

RWQCB             Regional Water Quality Control Board

SCP                      Spartina Control Program

SE                          state-listed endangered species

Service                 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

SFBRWQCB   San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

SFEI                     San Francisco Estuary Institute

SFEP                    San Francisco Estuary Project

SHPO                  State Historic Preservation Officer

SIP                        State Implementation Plan (air quality)

SLC                                           State Lands Commission

SO2                                               sulfur dioxide

SOx                                               sulfur oxides

SPCC                                      Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures

SR                                                  State-listed rare

SWRCB             State Water Resources Control Board

ST                          state-listed threatened species

TSS                       total suspended solids

USACE               United States Army Corps of Engineers

USDA                  United States Department of Agriculture

USFWS              United States Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS                   United States Geological Survey

VOC                     volatile organic compound

WDR                    waste discharge requirement