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Acronyms Used by Environmental Managers and Regulators

Acronyms Commonly Used by Coastal Managers
and Regulators in Massachusetts and Beyond

AAL
Allowable Ambient Limit in air.

ACEC
Area of Critical Environmental Concern. A Massachusetts resource area designation.

ACO
Administrative Consent Order.

ACOE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Add
Average Daily Dose of a contaminant received by a receptor of concern.

ADE
Average Daily Exposure.

ADSCR
Average Daily Soil Contact Rate.

ADSIR
Average Daily Soil Intake Rate.

AF
Absorbed Fraction, the fraction of OHM in soil absorbed through the skin.

AFCEE
Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence.

AHERA
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (1986).

ANEP
Association of National Estuary Programs. A non-profit organization that promotes the 28 National Estuary Programs.

ANG
The Massachusetts Air National Guard.

AO
Administrative Order.

AOC
area of contamination, or area of concern.

AP
Averaging Period.

APCC
Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod.

AR
Administrative Record.

ARAR
Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirement.

ARARs
Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements.

AST
Above Ground Storage Tank.

ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials.

ATC
Allowable Threshold Concentration.

ATSDR
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

AUL
Activity and Use Limitation.

AWQC
Ambient Water Quality Criteria.

BBP
Buzzards Bay NEP NEP.

BMP
Best Management Practice. A method that has been determined to be the most effective, practical means of preventing or reducing pollution from non-point sources.

BDAT
Best Demonstrated Available Technology.

BDL
Below Detection Limit.

bgs
below ground surface.

BNA
Base- Neutral and Acid Extractable Organics.

BOD
Biological Oxygen Demand. The amount of oxygen consumed by bacteria in a water sample while decomposing organic matter under aerobic conditions. BOD5 is the amount of oxygen demand exerted over a 5-day period.

BOH
Board of Health. A Massachusetts Municipal board, elected or appointed, responsible for septic system permits and inspections, restaurant inspection, beach closures, and other public health matters.

BOL
Bill of Lading. A document between a shipper and a carrier and a shipper and consignee which serves as a receipt for the goods to be delivered to a designated person or to his order.

BPP
MA DEP Bureau of Policy and Planning.

BRP
the Massachusetts DEP Bureau of Resource Protection.

BTEX
Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylenes.

BW
Body Weight of the receptor of concern during the period of exposure.

BWP
the Massachusetts DEP Bureau of Waste Prevention.

BWSC
the Massachusetts DEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup.

Ch. 21E
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 21E. The state law regulating cleanup of hazardous wastes.

C
either (a) Celsius or Centigradeorunits Conversion factor.

CAA
the federal Clean Air Act administered by the US EPA.

CAFE
Corporate Average Fuel Economy [standard].

CAG
the U.S. EPA's Carcinogen Assessment Group.

CAS
Chemical Abstract Service..

CCC
Cape Cod Commission.

CCCGA
Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association.

CCMP
Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. A watershed management plan required by Section 320 of the Clean Water Act for National Estuary Programs.

CDC
Centers for Disease Control.

CDF
Confined Disposal Facility.

CEP
Critical Exposure Pathway.

CERCLA
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, the federal law regulating Superfund and other hazardous waste sites.

CERCLIS
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System.

CERO
MA DEP Central Regional Office.

CFC
chlorofluorocarbon.

CFR
Code of Federal Regulation.

CG
Coast Guard.

CIP
Community Involvement Plan.

CMO
Chief Municipal Officer.

CMR
Code of Massachusetts Regulation.

COC
Contaminant of concern or Chemical of concern.

COD
Chemical Oxygen Demand. The total quantity of oxygen required to fully oxidize a material into carbon dioxide and water.

CRA
Comprehensive Response Action.

CS (w/#)
Chemical Spill.

CWA
the federal Clean Water Act.

CWG
Community Working Group.

CZM
The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

DAD
Dead and Decomposing.

DAQC
the Massachusetts DEP Division of Air Quality Control.

dB
Decibel.

DCE
Dichloroethylene.

DD
Decision Document.

DDE
2,2-bis(p- chlorophenyl)- 1,1- dichloroethane.

ddE
dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene.

DDT
1,1,1- trichloro- 2,2-bis(p- chlorophenyl)ethane.

DEIR
Draft Environmental Impact Report.

DEM
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management.

DEP
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

DEQE
the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering, which is the former name of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

DFA
The Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture.

DFW
The Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife, a section of DFWELE.

DFWELE
The Massachusetts Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement.

DHM
the Massachusetts DEP Division of Hazardous Materials.

DMF
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, a section of DFWELE.

DNAPL
Dense Non- Aqueous Phase Liquid.

DO
Dissolve Oxygen. May be reported as ppm or percent saturation.

DOD
the U.S. Department of Defense.

DOE
the U.S. Department of Energy.

DOI
the U.S. Department of the Interior.

DOJ
the U.S. Department of Justice.

DOT
the U.S. Department of Transportation.

DPH
the MassachusettsDepartment of Public Health.

DPS
either: (a) Downgradient Property Statusor(b) the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety.

DQO
Data Quality Objectives.

DRE
Destruction Removal Efficiency.

DSWM
the Massachusetts DEP Division of Solid Waste Management.

DWPC
the Massachusetts DEP Division of Water Pollution Control.

DWS
the Massachusetts DEP Division of Water Supply.

DWW
MA DEP Division of Wetlands and Waterways.

E/P
Evaporation/percolation.

ECD
Electron Capture Detector.

ED
Exposure Duration.

EDB
Ethylene Dibromide.

EEZ
Exclusive Economic Zone. Those marine areas under the jurisdiction of the federal government. Generally, the area between the three mile state jurisdiction and 200 miles.

EF
Exposure Frequency.

EHS
Extremely Hazardous Substance.

EIR
Environmental Impact Report. A document that may be required by the Massachusetts MEPA office upon submission of an ENF.

EIS
Environmental Impact Statement. Specifically, the document required by federal agencies pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act for major projects or legislative proposals significantly affecting the environment. The EIS is a decision-making tool, and includes the positive and negative effects of the undertaking and includes possible alternative actions.

ELCR
Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk.

ENF
Environmental Notification Form. An application form submitted under the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act. Generally ENF are required only for large projects that meet certain thresholds.

EEA
MassachusettsExecutive Office of Environmental Affairs.

EEA
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.

EOEcA
Executive Office of Economic Affairs.

EP
Exposure Period.

EPA
the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA
The United States Environmental Protection Agency.

EPC
Exposure Point Concentration.

EPCRA
Emergency Planning and Community Right- to- Know Act.

EPH
Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons.

ERL
Effects Range Low.

ERM
Effects Range Median.

ESP
Electrostatic Precipitator.

ETI
1) extraction, treatment, and infiltration when dealing with plumes and groundwater contamination. 2) Environmental Technology Initiative: an EPA program of the late 1990s to promote new environmental technologies, .

eV
Electron Volt.

FAA
Federal Aviation Administration.

FACES
Falmouth Associations Concerned with Estuaries and Salt Ponds.

FB
Field Blank.

FDA
Food & Drug Administration.

FEIR
Final Environmental Impact Report.

FEIS
Final Environmental Impact Statement.

FFS
Focused Feasibility Study.

FI
Food Intake.

FID
Flame Ionization Detector.

FIFRA
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

FNSI
Finding of No Significant Impact.

FOIA
Freedom of Information Act.

FONSEI
Finding Of No Significant Environmental Impact.

FP
Flash Point.

FS
1) feasibility study 2) fuel spill.

FSP
Field Sampling Plan.

FTE
full time employee.

FY
Fiscal Year.

GAC
Granulated Activated Carbon.

GAO
the U.S.General Accounting Office.

GC/ECD
Gas Chromatography/Electron Capture Detector.

GC/FID
Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detector.

GC/MS
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry.

GC/PID
Gas Chromatography/Photoionization Detector.

GC
Gas chromatography.

GEIR
Generic Environmental Impact Report.

GIS
Geographic Information System.

GPM
Gallons per Minute.

gpm
gallons per minute.

GW
Ground Water.

GWTP
Ground Water Treatment Plant.

H&S
Health and Safety.

HAP
Hazardous Air Pollutant.

HASP
Health and Safety Plan.

HAZWOPER
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration' (OSHA).

HAZWRAP
Hazardous Waste Remedial Actions Program.

HCFC
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

HCS
Hazardous Communication Standard.

HDPE
High- Density Polyethylene.

HEAST
U.S. EPA's Health Effects Assessment Summary Tables.

HI
Hazard Index.

HM
Hazardous Material.

HMTA
Hazardous Material Transportation Act.

HMTUSA
Hazardous Material Transportation Uniform Safety Act.

HPLC
High- performance liquid chromatography.

HQ
1) Hazard Quotient. 2) Headquarters.

HRS
Hazard Ranking System.

HSA
Hollow Stem Auger.

HSWA
the federal Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (1984).

HW
Hazardous Waste.

IARC
International Agency for Research on Cancer.

ICAP
Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma emissions Spectroscopy.

ICP
Inductively Coupled Plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.

IDL
Instrument Detection Limit.

IDLH
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health.

IH
Imminent Hazard.

IM
Interim Measure.

IR
either: (a) Infra- Redor(b) Ingestion Rate.

IRA
Immediate Response Action.

IRAC
Immediate Response Action Completion [Report].

IRAP
Immediate Response Action Plan.

IRIS
US EPA'sIntegrated Risk Information System.

IROD
interim record of decision.

IRP
Installation Restoration Program.

ISV
In- Situ Volatilization.

IT
Innovative Technology.

IWPA
Interim Wellhead Protection Area.

IWTP
Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant.

JPAT
Joint Process Action Team.

kg
kilogram.

L
liter.

LAdd
Lifetime Average Daily Dose.

LADSCR
Lifetime Average Daily Soil Contact Rate normalized to bodyweight.

LADSIR
Lifetime Average Daily Soil Intake Rate normalized to bodyweight.

LAER
Lowest Achievable Emission Rate.

LC50
Lethal Concentration, 50%. The concentration needed to kill 50% of a population.

LD50
Lethal Dose, 50%.

LDR
Land Disposal Restrictions.

LEL
Lower Explosive Limit.

LEPC
Local Emergency Planning Committee.

LF (w/#)
Landfill.

LLRW
Low Level Radioactive Waste.

LNAPL
Light Non- Aqueous Phase Liquid.

LOAEL
Lowest Observed Adverse Effects Level.

LOEL
Lowest Observed Effects Level.

LOP
Letter of Permission (ACOE).

LRA
Limited Removal Action.

LSP
Licensed Site Professional required to oversee the cleanup of hazardous waste under Massachusetts General Law 21e.

LTBI
Location To Be Investigated.

LTM
long-term monitoring.

LTO
long-term operation.

LTTD
Low Temperature Thermal Desorption.

LUST
Leaking Underground Storage Tank.

m
meter.

MA DEP
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

MAA
Massachusetts Aquaculture Association.

MAANG
Massachusetts Air National Guard.

MACT
Maximum Available Control Technology.

MCL
Maximum Contaminant Level.

MCP
Massachusetts Contingency Plan.

MDL
Method Detection Limit.

MDPH
Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

MEK
Methyl Ethyl Ketone.

MEPA
Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act.

MEPA
Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Unit. A unit within EEA.

MF
Modifying Factor.

mg
milligram.

MG
million gallons.

MGD
million gallons per day.

MGL
Massachusetts General Law.

MGL
Massachusetts General Laws.

MHW
Mean High Water. The average of high tides, both spring and neap. MHW is often used as the basis of the coastline on nautical and topographic maps.

MLW
Mean Low Water. The average of low tides, both spring and neap.

MMCL
Massachusetts Maximum Contaminant Level.

MMR
Massachusetts Military Reservation.

MOA
Memorandum of Agreement.

MOHML
Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material List.

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding.

MS/MSD
Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate.

MS
Mass spectrometry.

MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet.

MSL
Mean Sea Level.

MSR
Material Shipment Record.

MTBE
Methyl tertiary- Butyl Ether.

MW
either: (a) Molecular Weightor(b) Monitoring Well.

NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

NAPL
Non- Aqueous Phase Liquid.

NCP
National (Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution) Contingency Plan.

ND
either (a) Not Detectedor(b) Non- Detect.

NEFMC
New England Fisheries Management Council.

NEP
National Estuary Program. A coastal watershed management program established by Section 320 of the Clean Water Act, and administered by the US EPA. Currently their are 28 NEPs. The NEPs focuses on implementing watershed management plans called CCMPs.

NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act.

NERO
MA DEP Northeast Regional Office.

NERRS
National Estuarine Research Reserve System. A coastal watershed management program established and administered by NOAA. The NERRS program focuses on research and education.

NESHAP
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.

NFA
No Further Action.

ng
nanogram.

NMFS
The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service.

NOx
1) Nitrous Oxides. 2) Symbolism for Nitrates (NO3) plus Nitrites (NO2) in water.

NOAA
The US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOAEL
No Observed Adverse Effects Level.

NOEL
No Observed Effects Level.

NOHSCP
National Oil and Hazardous Substance Contingency Plan.

NON
Notice of Noncompliance.

NOR
Notice of Responsibility.

NORA
Notice of Response Action.

NOS
National Ocean Service, a unit within NOAA.

NPS
Nonpoint Source Pollution. Generally diffuse or multiple small sources of pollution discharged from a geographic area of any size. Generally, the cumulative input of many pollution sources that do not require separate regulatory permits.

NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Authorization to discharge into surface waters of the U.S. issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in Massachusetts, pursuant to the 1977 Clean Water Act. Massachusetts is one of two non-delegated states.

NPDWSA
Non-Potential Drinking Water Source Area.

NPL
National Priorities List.

NPOTW
Non-Publicly Owned Treatment Works.

NRD
Natural Resource Damage.

NRDA
Natural Resources Damage Assessment.

NRS
Numerical Ranking System.

NRTC
National Research Trustee Council.

NSPS
New Source Performance Standard.

NSR
No Significant Risk.

NSSP
National Shellfish Sanitation Program.

O&M
Operation and Maintenance.

OANGB
Otis Air National Guard Base.

OHM
Oil and/or Hazardous Material.

ORS
DEP Office of Research and Standards.

ORW
Outstanding Resource Water.

OSC
On- Scene Coordinator.

OSHA
the USOccupational Safety and Health Administration.

OTA
[Massachusetts]Office of Technology Assessment.

OWM
the Massachusetts Office of Watershed Management.

PA
Public Affairs.

PAHs
Polycyclic (or Polynuclear) Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

PAN
Penalty Assessment Notice.

PAVE PAWS
Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry - Phased Array Warning System.

Pb
lead.

PCBs
Polychlorinated Biphenyls. Any of the 209 possible molecules having multiple chlorine atoms attached to the carbon atoms of a biphenyl (two carbon ring) nucleus.

PCdds
Polychlorinated Dibenzo Dioxins.

PCDFs
Polychlorinated Dibenzo Furans.

PCE
Perchloroethylene (Tetrachloroethylene).

PDWSA
Potential Drinking Water Source Area.

PEL
OSHA Permissable Exposure Limit.

PGP
Programmatic General Permit (ACOE). A simplified wetlands filling Army Corp permit issued for wetland fillings below a certain size threshold. Under the PGP, projects are categorized as I or II. Category I projects represent minor impacts to State waters and are non-reporting to the ACOE. Category II projects represent more than minor impacts to State waters and must be reviewed at a monthly screening meeting where appropriate State and Federal agencies review the project.

PID
Photo ionization Detector.

PIP
Public Involvement Plan.

PIT
Public Information Team.

PM10
Particulate Matter, 10 microns.

POTW
Publicly Owned Treatment Works.

PPA
either: (a) Potentially Productive Aquiferor(b) Pollution Prevention Act.

ppb
parts per billion also equal to micrograms per liter (mg/l).

PPE
Personal protective equipment.

ppm/v
parts per million by volume.

ppm
parts per million, also equal to milligrams per liter (mg/l).

ppt
in the measurement of salinity, equals parts per thousand or grams per liter (mg/l), but for low level contamination may also equal parts per trillion or nanograms per liter.

PQL
Practical Quantization Limit.

PRA
Preliminary Response Action.

PRP
Potentially Responsible Party.

PSD
Prevention of Significant Deterioration.

PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride.

q1
the US EPA's Cancer Assessment Group's published cancer slope value.

QA
Quality assurance.

QA/QC
Quality Assurance Quality Control. A plan to ensure that data collected is reliable and accurate.

QC
Quality control.

RA
1) remedial action 2) EPA Regional Administrator.

RACT
Reasonably Available Control Technology.

RAF
Relative Absorption Factor.

RAM
Release Abatement Measure.

RAO- P
Response Action Outcome - Partial.

RAPS
Response Action Performance Standard.

RC
Reportable Concentration.

RCGW- 1
the groundwater Reporting Category RCGW- 1.

RCGW- 2
the groundwater Reporting Category RCGW- 2.

RCRA
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.

RCS- 1
the soil Reporting Category RCS- 1.

RCS- 2
the soil Reporting Category RCS- 2.

RD
remedial design.

RfC
U.S. EPA's published Reference Concentration.

RfD
U.S. EPA's published Reference Dose.

RFI
either: (a) Request for Informationor(b) RCRA Facility Investigation.

RFP
Request for Proposals. A solicitation for services.

RFR
Request for Responses. A solicitation for services or bids release by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

RI/FS
Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study. An detailed study designed to gather data needed to determine the nature and extent of contamination at a Superfund site, establish site cleanup criteria; identify preliminary alternatives for remedial action, and support technical and cost analyses of alternatives. The remedial investigation usually includes a feasibility study, which is an analysis of the practicability and cost-effectiveness of the proposed cleanup strategy and alternatives.

RI
Remedial Investigation.

RIP
Remedy Implementation Plan.

RLF
Release Log Form.

RLFA
Release Log Form Amendment.

RNF
Release Notification Form.

ROD
Record of Decision.

ROS
Remedy Operation Status.

RP
either: (a) Responsible Partyor(b) Respirable Particulates.

RP
responsible party (for a spill of hazardous materials).

RQ
Reportable Quantity.

RQD
Rock Quality Designation.

RRT
Regional Response Team.

RTECS
Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.

RTN
Release Tracking Number.

SA
Skin Surface Area in contact with the contaminated soil on days exposed.

SAP
sampling and analysis plan.

SARA
the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.

SCUBA
Self- Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

SDWA
the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

SERO
MA DEP Southeast Regional Office.

SI
site investigation.

SIC
Standard Industrial Classification.

SIP
State Implementation Plan.

SITE
Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation.

SO
2 - Sulfur Dioxide.

SOP
Standard Operating Procedure.

SOW
Scope of Work.

SPCC
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan.

SRM
Substantial Release Migration.

SSI
supplemental site investigation.

STCL
Soil Target Cleanup Level.

STEL
Short- Term Exposure Limit.

SVE
Soil Vapor Extraction.

SVOC
Semi- volatile Organic Compound.

SW
either: (a) Surface Wateror(b) Solid Waste.

TAG
1) Technical Advisory Group. 2) Technical Assistance Grant.

TAPP
Technical Assistance for Public Participation.

TCA
Trichloroethane.

TCdd
Tetrachlorinated Dibenzo Dioxin.

TCDF
Tetrachlorinated Dibenzo Furan.

TCE
Trichloroethylene.

TCLP
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure.

TCRA
time-critical removal action.

TEF
Toxicity Equivalency Factor.

TEL
Threshold Effects Level in air.

TEQ
Toxicity Equivalent.

TICs
Tentatively Identified Compounds.

TLV
OSHA Threshold Limit Value.

TMDL
Total Maximum Daily Load. A regulatory limit, generally a mass load or concentration, need to protect living resources. In the US Clean Water Act, Section 303(d), and state regulations, a TMDL is the quantity of a pollutant that can be assimilated by a water body and still meet water quality objectives.

TN
Total Nitrogen [in a water sample]. Calculated by either adding TKN + Ammonia, or by adding TON plus NOx using the persulfate method.

TOC
Total Organic Carbon.

TOR
Threat of Release.

TOV
Total Organic Vapors.

TPH/GC/FID
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons measured using Gas Chromatography and a Flame Ionization Detector.

TPH/IR
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons measured using Infrared Analysis.

TPH
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons.

TQ
Threshold Quantity.

TRC
Technical Review Criteria.

TRI
Toxic Release Inventory.

TSCA
the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act.

TSDF
Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility.

TWA
Time Weighted Average.

UCL
either: (a) Upper Concentration Limitor(b) Upper Confidence Limit.

UF
Uncertainty Factor.

ug
microgram.

UIC
Underground Injection Control.

UR
Unit Risk value.

URAM
Utility- related Abatement Measure.

US EPA
the United StatesEnvironmental Protection Agency.

USACE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

USAF
U.S. Air Force.

USCG
U.S. Coast Guard.

USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USGS
U.S. Geological Survey.

USN
U.S. Navy.

UST
Underground Storage Tank.

UTM
Universal Transverse Mercator. The grid system found on USGS topographic maps.

UV
Ultra- Violet.

UXO
unexploded ordnance.

VA
Veterans Administration.

VI
Volume Ingested.

VOC
Volatile Organic Compound.

VPH
Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbons.

VR
Volume Respired.

WBNERR
Waquoit Bay National Estuarial Research Reserve
WERO
MA DEP Western Regional Office.

WG
Working Group(s).

WPA
Wetlands Protection Act. The Massachusetts state law (MGL 130) for the protection of wetlands. Also establishes the authority of municipal Conservation Commissions.

WQBELs
Water Quality-Based Effluent Limits applied to dischargers when mere technology-based limitations would cause violations of water quality standards. Usually applied to discharges into small streams.

WQC
[Ambient] Water Quality Criteria.

WQS
Water Quality Standards are adopted by law or regulation, pursuant to the Clean Water Act, and consist of the beneficial designated use or uses of a waterbody, the numeric and narrative water quality criteria that are necessary to protect the use or uses of that particular waterbody, and an antidegradation statement.

WWTF
Waste Water Treatment Facility. Equivalent to WWTP.

WWTP
Waste Water Treatment Plant. Equivalent to WWTF.