• Industry Acronyms

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    ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    ACS American Chemical Society Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    ANPR Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Miscellaneous/Government Relations
    APA Administrative Procedures Act Statutes
    APA American Power Act Government Relations
    ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials Technical
    BACT Best Available Control Technology Government Relations
    BI Business Intelligence Plant Automation
    BI Background Information Security, Labor Relations/Human Resources
    BOM Bill of Material Technical
    BPD Barrels per day Fuels
    CAA Clean Air Act Government Relations
    CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Fuels
    CARB California Air Resources Board Government Relations
    CAS Number Chemical Abstracts Service Number Miscellaneous
    CBI Confidential Business Information Miscellaneous/Government Relations
    CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety Technical
    CEQ Council on Environmental Quality Government Relations
    CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, otherwise known as Superfund Government Relations
    CFATS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard Government Relations
    CFR Code of Federal Regulations General Environmental
    CMMS Computerized Maintenance Management System Technical
    CMS Content Management System Technical
    CO2 Carbon Dioxide Government Relations
    CRC Coordinating Research Council Fuels
    CSAT Chemical Security Assessment Tool Security, Petrochemicals
    CUI Corrosion Under Insulation Technical
    CVI Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information Security
    CWA Clean Water Act Government Relations
    DART Days Away, Restricted, Transferred Safety
    DCS Distributed Control System Technical
    DFR Direct Final Rule General Environmental
    DHS Department of Homeland Security Government Relations
    DOL Department of Labor Labor Relations/Human Resources
    DTAB Diesel Fuel Treated as a Blendstock Fuels
    E0 Gasoline with 0% ethanol Government Relations
    E10 Gasoline with 10% ethanol Government Relations
    E85 Gasoline with 85% ethanol Government Relations
    ECA Enforceable Consent Agreement Miscellaneous
    EFCA Employee Free Choice Act Labor Relations/Human Resources
    EIA Energy Information Administration Various
    EISA Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Government Relations
    EMTS EPA Moderated Transaction System (relevant to RFS2) Fuels
    EPA Enivornmental Protection Agency Government Relations
    EPAct 05 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Government Relations
    ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act Labor Relations/Human Resources
    ESA Endagered Species Act Government Relations
    EU ETS European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Government Relations
    FCC Fluid Catalytic Cracker Technical
    FEL Front End Loading Technical
    FFDCA Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act Statutes
    FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Statutes
    FMA Failure Mode Analysis Technical
    FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Technical
    FMLA Family Medical Leave Act Labor Relations/Human Resources
    FMP Flare Minimization Plan Technical
    FOGEI/FORI Foreign Oil and Gas Extraction Income/Foreign Oil Related Income Government Relations
    FOIA Request Freedom of Information Act Request Miscellaneous
    FOREWARN Act Federal Oversight, Reform and Enforcement of the WARN Act Labor Relations/Human Resources
    FPR Finished Product Reserve Government Relations
    FQPA Food Quality Protection Act Statutes
    FR Federal Register Miscellaneous
    GHG Greenhouse Gas Government Relations
    GLP Good Laboratory Practices Miscellaneous
    GUL Guided Ultrasonics Technical
    H2S Hydrogen Sulfide Technical
    HAPs Hazardous Air Pollutants Miscellaneous
    HAZOP Hazard and Operability Study Technical
    HF Hydrofluoric Acid Technical
    HPV High Production Volume Miscellaneous
    HSNRLM High sulfur (greater than 500 ppm sulfur) nonroad, locomotive, or marine diesel fuel Fuels
    IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Labor Relations/Human Resources
    ICS-CERT Industrial Control Systems - Computer Emergency Response Team (part of DHS) Cyber Security
    ILMA Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association Lubes & Waxes
    IMO International Maritime Organization Fuels
    IOW Integrity Operating Windows Technical
    IST Inherently Safer Technology Government Relations
    ITC Interagency Testing Committee Miscellaneous
    IUOE International Union of Operating Engineers Labor Relations/Human Resources
    IUR Inventory Update Rule Miscellaneous
    KPI Key Performance Inidcators Technical
    KPRP Key Process Reliability Parameter Technical
    LC50 Lethal Concentration Miscellaneous
    LCFS Low Carbon Fuel Standard Government Relations
    LCO Light Cycle Oil Technical
    LD50 Lethal Dose Miscellaneous
    LEL Lower Explosive Limit Technical
    LIFO Last In, First Out Accounting Government Relations
    LM Locomotive or marine diesel fuel Fuels
    LOTO Lock Out Tag Out Technical
    LOX Liquid Oxygen Technical
    LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas (light hydrocarbons) Technical
    LRHR Labor Relations/Human Resources Committee Labor Relations/Human Resources
    LSD Low sulfur diesel (16-500 ppm sulfur) Fuels
    LVE Low Volume Exemption Miscellaneous
    MACTs Maximum Achieveable Control Technologies Plant Automation
    MI Mechanical Integrity Technical
    MOC Management of Change Technical
    MOU Memorandum of Understanding Miscellaneous
    MSAT Mobile Source Air Toxics Fuels
    MSAT2 Revised (phase 2) EPA Mobile Source Air Toxics rule that will be effective 1/1/11 Fuels
    MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet Miscellaneous
    MV Motor vehicle diesel fuel Fuels
    MVNRLM Motor vehicle, nonroad, locomotive or marine fuel, a general category that includes MV, NRLM, LM and NR Fuels
    NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standard General Environmental/Government Relations
    NACAA National Association of Clean Air Agencies (formerly STAPPA and ALAPCO) Fuels
    NACE National Association of Corrosion Engineers Technical
    NAICS Code North American Industry Classification Code System Miscellaneous
    NAS National Academies of Science General Environmental
    NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Government Relations
    NESCAUM Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management Fuels
    NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Miscellaneous
    NLRA National Labor Relations Act Labor Relations/Human Resources
    NLRB National Labor Relations Board Labor Relations/Human Resources
    NOx Nitrogen Oxide Technical
    NPC National Petroleum Council Fuels
    NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Miscellaneous/Government Relations
    NR Nonroad Diesel Fuel - excludes LM and MV diesel fuel Fuels
    NRC National Research Council General Environmental
    NRLM Nonroad, Locomotive or Marine Diesel Fuel Fuels
    NSPS New Source Performance Standards Technical/Government Relations
    NSR New Source Reviews Government Relations
    OCS Outer Continental Shelf Government Relations
    OCSPP Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    OMB Office of Management and Budget Miscellaneous
    OPA Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Government Relations
    OPP Office of Pesticide Programs Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    OPPT Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    OSHA Occupational, Safety and Health Administration Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    OSLTF Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund Government Relations
    OTC Over-the-Counter Government Relations
    P&ID Process and Instrumentation Diagram Technical
    PADD Petroleum Administration for Defense District General Environmental
    PADS Plant Automation and Decision Support Committee Plant Automation
    PAIR Preliminary Assessment Information Rule Miscellaneous
    PDD Previously Designated Diesel Fuel Fuels
    PEL Permissible Exposure Limit Miscellaneous
    PEP Project Execution Plan Technical
    PII Personal Identification Information Security
    PMN Premanufacture Notification Miscellaneous
    ppm Parts per million Fuels
    PRA Paperwork Reduction Act Statutes
    PRIA Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Statutes
    PRM Propose Rulemaking Government Relations
    PSM Process Safety Management Technical
    QSAR Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship Miscellaneous
    RBI Risk Based Inspection Technical
    RBMI Reliability Based Mechanical Integrity Technical
    RCA Request for Corrective Action Technical
    RCFA Root Cause Failure Analysis Technical
    RCM Reliability Centered Maintenance Technical
    RFG Reformulated Gasoline Technical
    RFS Renewable Fuel Standard Government Relations
    RFS1 Renewable Fuel Standard created by EPAct05 Fuels
    RFS2 Renewable Fuel Standard as revised by EISA Fuels
    RGGI Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Government Relations
    RIN Renewable Identification Number (relevant to RFS) Fuels
    ROL Reliability Operating Limits Technical
    RT Radiography Testing Technical
    RWO Refinery Wide Optimization Technical
    SAICM Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management Miscellaneous
    SAP Standard Assessment Procedures Technical
    SAR Structure-Activity Relationship Miscellaneous
    SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (system) Plant Automation/Cyber Security
    SHRM Society for Human Resource Management Labor Relations/Human Resources
    SIC Code Standard Industrial Classification Code Miscellaneous
    SIDS Screening Information Data Set Miscellaneous
    SIGMA Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America Fuels
    SIP State Implementation Plan Government Relations
    SNUR Significant New Use Rule Miscellaneous
    SORN System of Records Notice Security
    SOT Society of Toxicology Agencies, Offices, and Other Organizations
    SPR Strategic Petroleum Reserve Government Relations
    SRU Sulfur Recovery Unit Technical
    SSM Shutdown/Startup Malfunction Government Relations
    TA Turnarounds Technical
    TIR Total Indicator Reading Technical
    TLV Threshold Limit Value Miscellaneous
    TMDL Total Maximum Daily Loads Government Relations
    TME Test Marketing Exemption Miscellaneous
    TML Thickness Measurement Location Technical
    TOT Time on Tools Technical
    TSCA Toxic Substances Chemical Act Government Relations
    ULSD Ultra low sulfur diesel (< 15 ppm sulfur) Fuels
    UNEP United Nations Environment Programme Miscellaneous
    UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Fuels/ General Environmental
    US-CERT United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (part of DHS) Cyber Security
    USW United Steel Workers Labor Relations/Human Resources
    VOC Volatile organic compound Fuels
    WARN Act The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act Labor Relations/Human Resources