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Part I - Canada's Draft National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention

Appendix A - Glossary

AMAP
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program

BAT
Best Available Techniques

BEP
Best Environmental Practices

CCME
Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment

CEAA
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

CEN
Canadian Environmental Network

CEPA 1999
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

CIDA
Canadian International Development Agency

COP
Conference of the Parties

CSA
Canadian Standards Association

CSMWG
Contaminated Sites Management Working Group

CWS
Canada Wide Standard

DSL
Domestic Substances List

EAF
Electric arc furnaces

EIHWR
Export and Import of Hazardous Waste Regulations

EPG
Electric power generation

ESM
Environmentally Sound Management

FCSAAP
Federal Contaminated Sites Accelerated Action Plan

GAPS
Global Atmospheric Passive Sampling Study

GEF
Global Environment Facility

GLBTS
Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy

HAPs
Hazardous Air Pollutants

HCB
Hexachlorobenzene

IADN
Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network

ICC
Inuit Circumpolar Conference

IFCS
Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety

IISD
International Institute for Sustainable Development

IJC
International Joint Commission

INC
Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee

IOMC
Inter-Organization Programme on the Sound Management of Chemicals

IPCS
International Programme on Chemical Safety

ITEQ
International toxic equivalence units

LoQ
Level of Quantification

LRTAP
Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

MSW
Municipal solid waste

NAAEC
North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

NACEC
North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation

NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement

NAICC
National Air Issues Coordinating Committee

NAP
National Action Plan on the unintentional production of pops

NAPs
National Air Pollution Surveillance

NARAP
North American Regional Action Plan

NCP
Northern Contaminants Program

NGOs
Nongovernmental organizations

NIP
National Implementation Plan

NPRI
National Pollutant Release Inventory

NSNR
New Substances Notification Regulations under CEPA 1999

OECD
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

PAH
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

PBBs
Polybrominated biphenyls

PCB
Polychlorinated biphenyls

PCDD
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins

PCDF
Polychlorinated dibenzofurans

PCP
Pentachlorophenol

PCPA
PestControl Products Act

PCTs
Polychlorinated terphenyls

PM
Particulate Matter

PMRA
Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada

PMTS
Policy on the Management of Toxic Substances (CCME)

POPs
Persistent Organic Pollutants

TSMP
Toxic Substances Management Policy (Federal Government)

UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme

UPOPs
Unintentionally produced persistent organic pollutants

VE
Virtual Elimination

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