List of Acronyms

AHA   American Hospital Association
AHCA   American Health Care Association
AHE   Association for the Healthcare Environment (formerly ASHES)
AHERA   Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
AHRMM   Association for Healthcare Resources and Materials Management
AIRS   Air Facility Indexing and Retrieval System
AMA   American Medical Association
ANA   American Nurses Association
ASHE   American Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASHES   see AHE
AVMA   American Veterinary Medical Association
BIF   Boilers and Industrial Furnaces
BOD   Biochemical Oxygen Demand
BRS   Biennial Reporting System
CAA   Clean Air Act
CAM   Compliance Assurance Monitoring
CAP   College of American Pathologists
CERCLA   Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act
CERCLIS   Comprehensive Environmental and Liability Information System
CESQG   Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators
CFC   Chlorofluorocarbon
CFR   Code of Federal Register
CMS   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CWA   Clean Water Act
CZMA   Coastal Zone Management Act
DPCC   Discharge Prevention Containment & Countermeasure
EMS   Environmental Management System
EPCRA   Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
EPP   Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
FDA   Food and Drug Administration
FIFRA   Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FQPA   Food Quality Protection Act
FRN   Federal Register Notice
FRP   Facility Response Plans
FRS   Facility Registry Systems
GDP   Gross Domestic Product
H2E   Hospitals for a Healthy Environmental
HAP   Hazardous Air Pollutants
HMIWI   Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
HSWA   Hazardous Solid Waste Amendments
IDEA   Integrated Data for Enforcement Analysis
ISO   International Organization for Standardization
LQG   Large Quantity Generators
MACT   Maximum Achievable Control Technology
MCL   Maximum Containment Levels
MCLG   Maximum Containment Level Goals
MRI   Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NAAQS   National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NAICS   North American Industry Classification System
NCDB   National Compliance Database
NCP   National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
NESHAP   National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NIHE   National Institute for Health and the Environment
NIOSH   National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NOx   Nitrogen Oxides
NPDES   National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPL   National Priorities List
NRC   National Response Center
NRC   Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NSPS   New Source Performance Standards
OSHA   Occupational Health and Safety Administration
P2OSH   Pollution Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health
PCB   Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PCS   Permit Compliance System
PEER   Public Entity Environmental Resource Center
POTW   Publically Owned Treatment Works
RCC   Resource Conservation Challenge
RCRA   Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RMW   Regulated Medical Waste
SARA   Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SDWA   Safe Drinking Water Act
SERC   State Emergency Response Commissions
SHP   Sustainable Hospitals Project
SIC   Standard Industrial Classification
SIP   State Implementation Plan
SMDA   Safe Medical Devices Act
SO2   Sulfur Dioxide
SPCC   Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure
SQG   Small Quantity Generators
SWAP   Source Water Assessment Programs
SWDA   Solid Waste Disposal Act
TCLP   Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
TRI   Toxic Release Inventory
TRIS   Toxic Release Inventory System
TSCA   Toxic Substances Control Act
TSS   Total Suspended Solids
UIC   Underground Injection Control
USDW   Underground Sources of Drinking Water
USPS   United States Postal Service
UST   Underground Storage Tanks


Source: EPA Office of Compliance, Framework from the 2005 Profile of the Healthcare Sector (with some additions).

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