Environmental Guidance Documents

NEPA Process Guidance for Federal Aid Projects

Acronyms and Abbreviations

AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADEQ Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
ADOT Arizona Department of Transportation
ADT average daily traffic
AGFD Arizona Game and Fish Department
AOI area of interest
APE area of potential effects
ARHP Arizona Register of Historic Places
ARS Arizona Revised Statute
ASLD Arizona State Land Department
ASM Arizona State Museum
AZ Arizona
AZPDES Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
BDS biological data sheet
BE biological evaluation
BG block group
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BR biological review
CBC concrete box culvert
CC condensed clearance 
CE categorical exclusion
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIF consultation initiation form
CMAQ congestion mitigation and air quality
CMP corrugated metal pipe
CO carbon monoxide
CT census tract
CWA Clean Water Act
dB decibel
DOT Department of Transportation
EA environmental assessment
EB eastbound
ED environmental determination
EIS environmental impact statement
EJ environmental justice
EO executive order
EPG Environmental Planning Group
ES Environmental Services
ESA Endangered Species Act
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FIRM flood insurance rate map
FONSI finding of no significant impact
FY fiscal year
HAZMAT hazardous materials
HMSA hazardous materials site assessment
HPT Historic Preservation Team
LPA local public agencies
LUST leaking underground storage tank
LWCF Land and Water Conservation Fund Act
MPD Multimodal Planning Division 
MOA memorandum of agreement
MOU memorandum of understanding
MP milepost
MS4 designated municipal separate storm sewer system
MSAT mobile source air toxic
MUTCD Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
N/A not applicable
NAP noise abatement policy
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NB northbound
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NESHAP National Emissions Standards for Hazards Air Pollutants
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act
No. number
NOI notice of intent
NOx nitrogen oxides
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPS National Park Service
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRHP National Register of Historic Places
NRMS Natural Resources Management Section
NWP nationwide permit
PA programmatic agreement
PCN preconstruction notification
PDS project data sheet
PISA preliminary initial site assessment
PM2.5 particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns
PM10 particulate matter less than or equal to 10 microns
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REC recognized environmental condition
Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation
ROD record of decision
ROW right of way
SB southbound
SHPO State Historic Preservation Office
SR state route
STIP State Transportation Improvement Plan
SWPPP Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
TCE temporary construction easement
TCM transportation control measures
THPO Tribal Historic Preservation Office
TI traffic interchange
UPBE urban project biological evaluation
US United States
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
USC United State Code
USCG United States Coast Guard
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
USFS United States Forest Service
USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service
VMT vehicle miles traveled
Waters Waters of the United States
WB westbound
Western Western Area Power Administration