Common (and not so common) Acronyms in Pesticide Certification & Training

Prepared by M.H. Shour and R. Flashinski for NCR Pesticide Educator’s Workshop Des Moines, Iowa – June 10-12, 2002


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  A Aerosol formulation
  AAPCO American Association of Pest Control Officials
  AAPSE American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators
  ACE Any Credible Evidence
  ACPA American Crop Protection Association
  ADI Acceptable Daily Intake
  AI Active Ingredient
  APHIS Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
  ARS Agricultural Research Service
  ASA Agronomy Society of America
  ASPCRO Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials
  AST Advanced Secondary Treatment (waste water)
  ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  B Bait formulation
  BAF Bioaccumulation Factor
  BARC Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
  BMP Best Management Practice
  BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
  BP Boiling Point
  BPT Best Practical Treatment
  Bt Bacillus thuringiensis


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  CAMP Continuous Air Monitoring Program
  CCA Certified Crop Advisor
  CDC Centers for Disease Control
  CES Cooperative Extension Service
  CEU Continuing Education Unit
  CFC Chlorofluorocarbons
  CFR Code of Federal Regulations
  CHEMTREC Chemical Transportation Emergency Center
  CIC Continuing Instructional Course
  CLI Consumer Labeling Initiative
  CMA Chemical Manufacturer’s Association
  COB Close of Business
  CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  CRM Crop Residue Management
  CRP Crop Reserve Program or Child Resistant Packaging
  CRS Chemical Registry System
  CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (USDA)
  C & T Certification and Training
  CTAG Certification & Training Assessment Group
  CWA Clean Water Act


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  D Dust formulation
  DBMS Data Base Management System
  DEA Drug Enforcement Agency
  DF Dry Flowable formulation
  DNR Department of Natural Resources
  DO Dissolved Oxygen
  DOT Department of Transportation


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  E or EC Emulsifiable Concentrate
  ED Effective Dose
  EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
  EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
  EIS Environmental Impact Statement
  EPA Environmental Protection Agency
  EPCRA Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act
  EO Executive Order
  EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program
  ESA Entomological Society of America or Endangered Species Act
  EUP Experimental Use Permit
  EXTOXNET Extension Toxicology Network


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  FAO Food & Agriculture Organization
  FDA Food & Drug Administration
  FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
  FFDCA Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  FGIS Federal Grain Inspection Service
  FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
  FOIA Freedom of Information Act
  FPA Federal Pesticide Act
  FQPA Food Quality Protection Act
  FR Federal Register or Final Rulemaking
  FRN Federal Register Notice
  FTE Full Time Equivalent
  FWPCA Federal Water Pollution Control Act
  FY Fiscal Year
  FYI For Your Information


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  G Granular formulation
  GAO General Accounting Office
  GCSAA Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  GLP Good Laboratory Procedures
  GMO Genetically Modified Organism
  GPA Gallons per Acre
  GPM Gallons per Minute
  GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
  GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe
  GWM Groundwater Monitoring


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  HAZMAT Hazardous Materials
  HCS Hazard Communication Standard
  HEL Highly Erodible Land
  HHS Health & Human Services
  HI Hazard Index
  HUD Housing & Urban Development
  HW Hazardous Wastes


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  IAQ Indoor Air Quality
  ICM Integrated Crop Management
  IPAA International Pesticide Applicators Association
  IPM Integrated Pest Management
  IR-4 Interregional Research Project No. 4
  IRED Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision
  IRPTC International Registry of Potentially Toxic Chemicals
  IRVM Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management
  ISA International Society of Arboriculture
  ITC TSCA Interagency Testing Committee
  IVM Integrated Vegetation Management
  IWSS International Weed Science Society


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  JCEP Joint Council of Extension Professionals
  JPSE Journal of Pesticide Safety Education (AAPSE)


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  L Liquid Formulation, Flowable
  LC50, LC50 Lethal Concentration to 50% of test organisms
  LD50, LD50 Lethal Dose to 50% of test organisms
  LDT Lowest Dose Tested
  LOD Limit of Detection


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  M or ME Microencapsulated formulation
  MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
  MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  MDL Method Detection Limit
  MOA Memorandum of Agreement
  MOI Memorandum of Intent
  MOS Margin of Safety
  MOU Memorandum of Understanding
  MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet(s)
  MSHA Mine Safety & Health Administration
  MTD Maximum Tolerated Dose


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  NACA National Agricultural Chemicals Association
  NAFTA North America Free Trade Agreement
  NAS National Academy of Science
  NASDA National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)
  NCAMP National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
  NCP National Contingency Plan
  NCR North Central Region (USDA)
  NER Northeastern Region (USDA)
  NIEHS National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
  NIH National Institutes of Health
  NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
  NOAEL No Observable Adverse Effect Level
  NOEL No Observable Effect Level
  NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  NPIC National Pesticide Information Center
  NPIRS National Pesticide Information Retrieval System
  NPMA National Pest Management Association
  NPS Non Point Source
  NPSA National Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
  NRC National Research Council
  NRCS National Resources Conservation Service (USDA)
  NRDC National Resources Defense Council
  NSF National Science Foundation
  NTE Not To Exceed
  NTP National Toxicology Program (HHS)


   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  OECA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (EPA)
  OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
  OMB Office of Management & Budget
  OP Organophosphate (pesticide)
  OPP Office of Pesticide Programs (EPA)
  OPPT Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (EPA)
  OPTS Office of Pesticides & Toxic Substances (EPA)
  OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Labor)
  OSW Office of Solid Waste (EPA)
  OTA Office of Technology Assessment, Congress


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  P Pellet(s) Formulation
  2-PAM Pyridine-2-Aldoximo-Methiodide (cholinesterase inhibition antidote)
  PAN Pesticide Action Network
  PAS Plant and Animal Systems (USDA)
  PAT Pesticide Applicator Training
  PCO Pest Control Operator
  PDP Pesticide Data Program (USDA)
  PESP Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (EPA)
  PIAP Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (USDA, defunct)
  PIN Pesticide Information Network
  PIRG Public Interest Research Group
  PLCAA Professional Lawn Care Association of America
  PMN Premanufacture Notification (TSCA)
  PMP PEst Management Professional
  PMRA Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Canada)
  POE Point of Exposure
  POI Point of Interception
  POM Policy Operations and Management Committee (SFIREG)
  POP Persistent Organic Pollutants
  POW Plan of Work
  PPB Parts Per Billion
  PPE Personal Protective Equipment
  PPLS Pesticide Product Labeling System
  PPRS Performance Planning and Reporting System (USDA)
  PPM Parts Per Million
  PPT Parts Per Trillion
  PRA Paperwork Reduction Act
  PREP Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (EPA)
  PRN Pesticide Registration Notice
  PS Point Source
  PSEC Pesticide Safety Education Center
  PSEP Pesticide Safety Education Program
  PSI Pounds per Square Inch
  PSM Point Source Monitoring
  PSP Pesticide Safety Program
  PTCN Pesticide & Toxic Chemicals News


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  QA Quality Assurance
  QC Quality Control
  QL Quantification Limit


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  RACT Reasonably Available Control Technology
  RAD Radiation Absorbed Dose
  RBC Red Blood Cell
  RCRA Resource Conservation & Recovery Act
  REAP Regional Enforcement Activities Plan
  RED Reregistration Eligibility Decision
  REI Restricted Entry Interval
  RFD Reference Dose values
  RFP Request for Proposal
  RPAR Rebuttable Presumption Against Registration
  RQ Reportable Quantities
  RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
  RTU Ready to Use formulation
  RUP Restricted Use Pesticide


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  S Soluble Formulation
  SAB Scientific Advisory Board (EPA)
  SAP Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA)
  SARA Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act
  SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
  SCBA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  SETAC Society for Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
  SF Standard Form
  SFIREG State FIFRA Issues Research & Evaluation Group
  SIC Standard Industrial Classifications
  SLA State Lead Agency (Pesticides)
  SLN Special Local Need (FIFRA, Section 24c)
  SMP State Management Plan
  SOW Scope of Work
  SP Soluble Powder
  SR Southern Region (USDA)
  STEL Short Term Exposure Limit
  STP Standard Temperature & Pressure
  SWCD Soil & Water Conservation District


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  TAG Technical Advisory Group or Technical Assistance Grant
  TBD To Be Determined
  TD Toxic Dose
  TLV Threshold Limit Value
  TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
  TPQ Threshold Planning Quantity
  TRED Temporary Registration Eligibility Decision
  TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
  TVOC Total Volatile Organic Content
  TWA Time Weighted Average


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  UCL Upper Control Limit
  UF Uncertainty Factor
  ULV Ultra Low Volume concentrates formulation
  UPS Uninterrupted Power or Supply or United Parcel Service
  USC United States Code
  USDA United States Department of Agriculture
  USDI United States Department of Interior
  USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
  USFS United States Forest Service
  USGS United States Geological Survey
  USPHS United States Public Health Service
  USPS United States Postal Service
  UV Ultraviolet


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  VOC Volatile Organic Content
  VP Vapor Pressure
  VSD Virtually Safe Dose


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  WBC White Blood Cells
  WDG Water Dispersible Granules formulation
  WHO World Health Organization
  WP Wettable Powder
  WPS Worker Protection Standard
  WQS Water Quality Standard
  WR Western Region (USDA)
  WRC Water Resources Council
  WRP Wetlands Reserve Program
  WSSA Weed Science Society of America
  WSP Water Soluble Powder


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  YAR Youth at Risk
  YTD Year to Date


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  ZOI Zone of Incorporation (Soil)
  ZRL Zero Risk Level

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