Glossary of Acronyms

ACWA: Association of California Water Agencies
AEPS: Alvarado Effluent Pump Station (now known as UEPS)
AQPI: Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information
AMP: Asset Management Plan
ANPRM: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
BAAQMD: Bay Area Air Quality Management District
BACC: Bay Area Chemical Consortium
BACWA: Bay Area Clean Water Agencies
BPA: Basin Plan Amendment
BCDC: Bay Conservation and Development Commission
BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand
CARB: California Air Resources Board
CASA: California Association of Sanitation Agencies
CBOD: Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand
CDFA: CA Department of Food & Agriculture
CEC: Compound of Emerging Concern
CEQA: California Environmental Quality Act
CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
CMMS: Computerized Maintenance Management System
COH: City of Hayward
CPUC: California Public Utilities Commission
CSL: City of San Leandro
CTR: California Toxics Rule
CVCWA: Central Valley Clean Water Association
CVSAN: Castro Valley Sanitary District
CWA: Clean Water Act
CWEA: CA Water Environment Association
DO: Dissolved Oxygen
DPR: Department of Pesticide Regulation
DSRSD: Dublin San Ramon Services District
DTSC: Department of Toxic Substances Control
EBDA: East Bay Dischargers Authority
EIS/EIR: Environmental Impact Statement/Report
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
FOG: Fats, Oils and Grease
GASB: Government Accounting Standards Board
HEPS: Hayward Effluent Pump Station
JPA: Joint Powers Agreement
LAVWMA: Livermore-Amador Valley Water Management Agency
LOCC: League of California Cities
MAC: Managers Advisory Committee
MCC: Motor Control Center
MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level
MDF: Marina Dechlorination Facility
MG: Million Gallons
MGD: Million Gallons per Day
MMP: Mandatory Minimum Penalty
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
N: Nitrogen
NACWA: National Association of Clean Water Agencies
NAS: National Academy of Sciences
NGO: Non-Governmental Organization
NOX: Nitrogen Oxides
NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPS: Non-Point Source
NTR: National Toxics Rule

O&M: Operations & Maintenance
OLEPS: Oro Loma Effluent Pump Station
OLSD: Oro Loma Sanitary District
OMB: Office of Management and Budget
P: Phosphorous
PAHs: Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PCBs: Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls
PLC: Programmable Logic Controller
PFAS: Per and Polyflouroalkyl Substances
POTW: Publicly Owned Treatment Works
PPCPs: Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products
QA/QC: Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Region IX: Southwest Region of EPA (CA, AZ, NV & HI)
ReNUWIt: Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure Engineering Research Center
RFP: Request For Proposals
RFQ: Request For Qualifications
RMP: Regional Monitoring Program
RO: Reverse Osmosis
RWB: Regional Water Board
RWQCB: Regional Water Quality Control Board
SBS: Sodium Bisulfite
SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCAP: Southern California Alliance of POTWs
SEP: Supplementary Environmental Project
SFEI: San Francisco Estuary Institute
SIP: State Implementation Policy
SLEPS: San Leandro Effluent Pump Station
SRF: State Revolving Fund
SSMP: Sewer System Management Plan
SSO: Sanitary Sewer Overflow
SWRCB: State Water Resources Control Board
TDS: Total Dissolved Solids
TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load
TN: Total Nitrogen
TP: Total Phosphorus
TRC: Total Residual Chlorine
TSO: Time Schedule Order
TSS: Total Suspended Solids
UEPS: Union Effluent Pump Station (formerly AEPS)
USD: Union Sanitary District
UV: Ultraviolet Treatment
VFD: Variable Frequency Drive
VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds
WAS: Waste Activated Sludge
WDR: Waste Discharge Requirements
WEF: Water Environment Federation
WET: Whole Effluent Toxicity or Waste Extraction Test
WIN: Water Infrastructure Network
WLA: Waste Load Allocation (point sources)
WPCF: Water Pollution Control Facility
WQBEL: Water Quality Based Effluent Limitation
WQS: Water Quality Standards
WRDA: Water Resource Development Act
WRF: Water Research Foundation
WWTP: Wastewater Treatment Plant
WWWIFA: Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Financing Agency