AOC

Area of Concern

AISI

American Iron and Steel Institute

ARET

Accelerated Reduction / Elimination of Toxics

B(a)P

Benzo(a)pyrene

BTS (or GLBTS)

Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy

CAA

U.S. Clean Air Act

CAPE

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

CCPA

Canadian Chemical Producers Association

CCU

Catalytic Cracking (fluid and other) Unit

CEC

Centre for Environmental Cooperation

CELA

Canadian Environmental Law Association

CGLI

Council of Great Lakes Industries

CIELAP

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy

COA

Canada Ontario Agreement

CRU

Catalytic reforming unit

CWS

Canada-Wide Standards

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

EAF

Electric arc furnace

EC

Environment Canada

ECOS

Environmental Council of States

ENGO

Environmental non-government organization

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

EPR

Extended producer responsibility

GLC

Great Lakes Commission

GLNPO

Great Lakes National Program Office

GLY

Great Lakes United

GLWQA

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

HCB

Hexachlorobenzene

HCl

Hydrochloric acid

HCWH

Health Care Without Harm

Hg

Mercury

IADN

Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network

IJC

International Joint Commission

LaMP

Lakewide Management Plan

LRTAP

Long-range transport of air pollutants

MACT

Maximum achievable control technology

MISA

Municipal Industrial Strategy for Abatement

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NARAP

North American Regional Action Plan

n.e.c.

Not otherwise classified

NEMA

National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association

NERM

National Emissions Reduction Masterplan

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPRI

National Pollutant Release Inventory

NTI

National Toxics Inventory

OCS

Octachlorostyrene

OTR

Ontario typical range

PAH

Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

PBT

Persistent bioaccumulative toxic substance

PCB

Polychlorinated biphenyl

PCDD

Polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxin

PCDF

Polychlorinated dibenzofuran

PCP

Pentachlorophenol

POPs

Persistent organic pollutants

POTW

Publicly owned treatment work

PR

Public relations

PY

Person year

P2

Pollution prevention

RAP

Remedial Action Plan

RAPIDS

Regional Air Pollutant Inventory Development System

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

SME

Small- and medium-sized enterprise

SMOC

Sound Management of Chemicals

SOLEC

State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference

SOP

Strategic options process

SPU

Sulfur plan unit

STP

Sewage treatment plant

TCDD

Tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin

TEA

Toronto Environment alliance

TEQ

Toxicity equivalent quotient

TGA

Thompson Gow & Associates

TRI

Toxics Release Inventory

TSMP

Toxic Substances Management Plan

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

URL

Universal resource locator

U.S. EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency

VE

Virtual elimination

WLSSD

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District