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Supplementary Guide for Reporting to the National Pollutant Release Inventory - Alternate Thresholds 2000

Appendix 1: Acronyms and Abbreviations

2000 Canada Gazette notice
"Notice with Respect to Substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory for 2000" published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, December 25, 1999, and its amendment published December 23, 2000.

ARET
Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics

CAS
Chemical Abstracts Service

CEPA
Canadian Environmental Protection Act

CEC
Commission for Environmental Cooperation

CCME
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

CWS
Canada-Wide Standard

Guide for Reporting
Guide for Reporting to the National Pollutant Release Inventory - 2000

HCB
Hexachlorobenzene

LoQ
Level of quantification

mg
Milligram

NATO/CCMS
North Atlantic Treaty Organization/Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society

ng
Nanogram

NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement

NPRI
National Pollutant Release Inventory

PAH
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

pg
Picogram

POPs
Persistent organic pollutants

Supplementary Guide
Supplementary Guide for Reporting to the National Pollutant Release Inventory - Alternate Thresholds - 2000

TEF
Toxic equivalency factor

TEQ
Toxic equivalent

TSMP
Toxic Substances Management Policy

UN ECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

U.S. TRI
United States Toxics Release Inventory

U.S. EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency