AOC - Area of Concern
ARCS - Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments
ARET - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxicities

B(a)P - Benzo(a)pyrene

COC - Chemical of concern
CSO - Combined sewer overflow

DDT - Dichloro-diphynyl-trichloroethane
DNAPL - Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid
DOI - Declaration of Intent

EC - Environment Canada

FE - Fort Erie

GIS - Geographic Information Systems
GLI - Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative (also GLWQI)
GLWQA - Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
GLWQI - Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative (also GLI)

HCB - Hexachlorobenzene
HCBD - Hexachlorobutadiene
HCCPD - Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

IJC - International Joint Commission

LaMP - Lakewide Management Plan
LOTMP - Lake Ontario Toxics Management Plan

MISA - Municipal/Industrial Strategy for Abatement
MOEE - Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy

NOTL - Niagara-on-the-Lake
NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPL - National Priorities List
NRCC - Niagara River Coordination Committee
NRS - Niagara River Secretariat
NRTC - Niagara River Toxics Committee
NRTMP - Niagara River Toxics Management Plan
NYSDEC - New York state Department of Environmental Conservation

OCS - Octachlorostyrene

P4 - Pollution Prevention Pledge Program
PAHs - Polycyclic or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
PCBs - Polychlorinated biphenyls
PIC - Public Involvement Committee
PISCES - Passive In-Situ Chemical Extraction Samplers
POTW - Publicly owned treatment works
PRP - Potentially Responsible Party
PWQO - Provincial Water Quality objective

RAP - Remedial Action Plan
RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RMC - River Monitoring Committee
ROD - Record of Decision

SPDES - State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
SS - Suspended sediment
STP - Sewage treatment plant

TAWG - Technical Advisory Work Group

USEPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency

WWTP - Waste water treatment plant