ACRONYMS
AAQC
Ambient Air Quality Criteria
AQI
Air Quality Index
BaP
benzo(a)pyrene
CCME
Canadian Council of  the Ministers of  the Environment
CO
carbon monoxide
COH
coefficient of haze
GDA
Greater Detroit Area
GLRATEI
Great Lakes Regional Air Toxics Emissions Inventory
HAPs
Hazardous Air Pollutants
IJC
International Joint Commission
LIMA
Lambton Industrial Meteorological Alert - Sarnia
LIMA
Lambton Industry Meteorological Alert - Sarnia
MACT
Maximum Achievable Control Technology
MDEQ
Michigan Department of  Environmental Quality
MSA
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standards - US
NAMS
National Air Monitoring Stations - US
NESHAPS
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants - US
NO
nitrogen dioxide
2
NOx
nitrogen oxides
O
ozone
3
OMOE
Ontario Ministry of  the Environment
PAH
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCDD
polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin
PCDF
polychlorinated dibenzofurans
PEMA
Pollution Emission Management Area
PM
Inhalable Particulate Matter
10
PM
Respirable Particulate Matter
2.5
PMSAs
Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas
ppb
parts per billion
SIP(s)
State Implementation Plan(s)
SLAMS
State and Local Air Monitoring Sites - US
SLEA
Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association
SO
sulphur dioxide
2
SOLEC
State of  the Lakes Ecosystem Conference
SP
suspended particles
SPMS
Special Purpose Monitoring Stations
TACs
toxic air contaminants
TEOM
Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance
TEQ
toxicity equivalent
TRS
total reduced sulphur
TSP
total suspended particulates
U.S. EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
VOCs
volatile organic compounds
65