Abbreviations and acronyms | State of the Environment 2015

AAQ NEPM National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality

ABARES Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

AEEA Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts

AEMC Australian Energy Market Commission

AEMO Australian Energy Market Operator

ANSTO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

ANZECC Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council

ARMCANZ Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand

ASC NEPM National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999

AWD available water determination

BAM biodiversity assessment method

BASIX Building Sustainability Index

BFCC NSW Bush Fire Coordinating Committee

BioBanking Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme

BTRE Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics

BoM Bureau of Meteorology

BREE Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics

C&D construction and demolition (waste)

C&I commercial and industrial (waste)

CAHC Clean Air, Healthy Communities program

CBD Commercial Building Disclosure

CCA copper chrome arsenate

CCF Climate Change Fund

CDS container deposit scheme

CFI Carbon Farming Initiative

CINSW Coal Innovation NSW (Fund)

CLM Act Contaminated Land Management Act 1997

CMA catchment management authority

CO carbon monoxide

CO2 carbon dioxide

COAG Council of Australian Governments

CSG coal seam gas

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CWP cold water pollution

DCCEE Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (Australian Government)

DEC Department of Environment and Conservation NSW

DECC Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (formerly DEC)

DECCW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (formerly DECC)

DEWHA Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (Commonwealth)

DFS Department of Finance and Services (NSW)

DLWC Department of Land and Water Conservation (NSW)

DP&E Department of Planning and Environment (NSW)

DPI Department of Primary Industries (NSW)

DUAP Department of Urban Affairs and Planning (NSW)

DWE Department of Water and Energy (NSW)

EDO Environmental Defenders Office (NSW)

EEGP Energy Efficient Government Program (NSW)

EEAP NSW Energy Efficiency Action Plan

ENSO El Niño – Southern Oscillation (Index)

EOAM Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology

EPA Environment Protection Authority (NSW)

EPHC Environment Protection and Heritage Council

ERF Emissions Reduction Fund

ESCo energy service company

ESD ecologically sustainable development

ESS Energy Savings Scheme

EWMP environmental water management program

FM Act Fisheries Management Act 1994

FMS fire management strategy

GCCSA Greater Sydney Greater Capital City Statistical Area

GDE groundwater-dependant ecosystem

GEMS Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards

GMR Greater Metropolitan Region (see Glossary)

GREP Government Resource Efficiency Policy (NSW)

GSP gross state product

GVA gross value added

GWP global warming potential

IBRA Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia

IEA International Energy Agency

IOD Indian Ocean dipole

IPART Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature

KTP key threatening process (see Glossary)

Landsat Land and Earth Observation Satellite

LGA local government area

LLS Local Land Services

LMwC land management within capability

LSC land and soil capability

LTAAEL long-term average annual extraction limits (see Glossary)

LULUCF Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry

LWU local water utility

MAC microbial assessment category

MDB Murray–Darling Basin

MDBA Murray–Darling Basin Authority

MEHW mouse-ear hawkweed

MEMA Marine Estate Management Authority (NSW)

MER monitoring, evaluation and reporting

MIL monitoring investigation level

MLA Metropolitan Levy Area

NABERS National Australian Built Environment Rating System

NEM National Electricity Market

NEPC National Environment Protection Council

NEPM National Environment Protection Measure

NGPSG National GreenPower Steering Group

NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council

NLI National Litter Index

NLWRA National Land and Water Resources Audit

N nitrogen

NO2 nitrogen dioxide

NOx oxides of nitrogen

NOW NSW Office of Water

NPW Act National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

NPWS National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW)

NRC Natural Resources Commission

NRM natural resource management

NRMMC Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council

NRS national reserve system

NV Act Native Vegetation Act 2003

NWI National Water Initiative

NWQMS National Water Quality Management Strategy

O3 ozone

OA Office for Ageing (NSW)

OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OEH Office of Environment and Heritage (formerly DECCW)

OHW orange hawkweed

P phosphorus

PAS priorities action statement

PCP pentachlorophenol

PM particulate matter

PM10 particulate matter less than 10 micrometres (10-6 metres)

PM2.5 particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometres (10-6 metres)

POEO Act Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997

PoM plan of management

PV photovoltaic (solar energy)

PVP property vegetation plan

RAMA routine agricultural management activity (by local government)

RCEP Regional Clean Energy Program

RD&E research, development and extension

REAP Renewable Energy Action Plan

RET Renewable Energy Target

RFMS reserve fire management strategy

RIFA red imported fire ant

RIS regulatory impact statement

SCA state conservation area

SDL Sustainable Diversion Limit (Murray–Darling Basin Plan)

SEEA System of Environmental-Economic Accounts

SEPP state environmental planning policy

SHEBA Soil Health Evidence Based Assessment

SLATS statewide landcover and tree survey

SMI statement of management intent

SMU soil monitoring unit

SNA System of National Accounts

SO2 sulfur dioxide

SRA Sustainable Rivers Audit

T&I Department of Trade and Investment (NSW)

TAP threat abatement plan

TfNSW Transport for NSW

TN total nitrogen

TP total phosphorous

TSC Act Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

TSR travelling stock route

TSS total suspended solids

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UPSS Regulation Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2008

UV-B ultraviolet radiation in the 280–320 nm wavelength band

VKT vehicle kilometres travelled

VOC volatile organic compound

VR1 Stage 1 vapour recovery (motor vehicle emissions)

VR2 Stage 2 vapour recovery (motor vehicle emissions)

WARR Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery

WELS Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards

WHO World Health Organization

WoNS Weed of National Significance

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