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ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern IM Instruction Memorandum
APD Application for Permit to Drill MOU Memorandum of Understanding
BA Biological Assessment NEPA National Environmental Policy
BLM Bureau of Land Management NHPA National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
BMP Best Management Practice NOA Notice of Availability
BO Biological Opinion NOI Notice of Intent
CAA Clean Air Act NRHP National Register of Historic Places
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality NSO No Surface Occupancy
CPR Code of Federal Regulations OHV Off-Highway Vehicle has also been referred to as ORV, Off Road Vehicles)
COA Condition of Approval PA Plan Amendment
CSU Controlled Surface Use RFDS Reasonably Foreseeable Development Scenario
CWA Clean Water Act RMP Resource Management Plan
DM Departmental Manual (Department of the Interior) ROD Record of Decision
DOI Department of the Interior ROW Right-of-Way
EA Environmental Assessment SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer
EIS Environmental Impact Statement SO State Office
EO Executive Order T&E Threatened and Endangered
EPA Environmental Protection Agency USC United States Code
ESA Endangered Species Act USGS U.S.Geological Survey
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement VRM Visual Resource Management
FLPMA Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 WA Wilderness Area
FO Field Office (BLM) WSA Wilderness Study Area
FWS U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service WSR Wild and Scenic River(s)
GIS Geographic Information Systems Information Bulletin    

This information courtesy of ALAA. Shirley Leeson, President, 2013