ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY REPORTER
Susan Allen, Publisher and Editor
P. O. Box 718  
Keene Valley, New York 12943
Telephone: (518) 576-9861     E-Mail: APAReport@aol.com


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AARCH

Adirondack Architectural Heritage
AATV Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages
ACC Adirondack Community College
ACOE Army Corps of Engineers
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADK Adirondack Mountain Club
AEDC Adirondack Economic Development Corp.
AFC Adirondack Fairness Coalition
AG Attorney General
AIR Additional Information Request
ALSC Adirondack Lakes Survey Corp.
ALT Adirondack Land Trust
ANC Adirondack Nature Conservancy
ANC Acid neutralizing capacity
ANCA Adirondack North Country Association
APA Adirondack Park Agency
APAR Adirondack Park Agency Reporter
ASA Adirondack Solidarity Alliance
ATF After the fact
ATV All terrain vehicle

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B&B

Bed & Breakfast
BLC Blue Line Council
BMP   Best management practice
BOCES Board of Cooperative Education Services
BOD Biologic oxygen demand
BR Bedroom
BRASS Boquet River Association

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CABR

Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve
CEA Critical environmental area
COD Chemical oxygen demand
CON Certificate of Need
CU Commercial Use
CZP Coastal Zone Program-Dept.of State

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DAP

Development in the Adirondack Park manual
DBA Doing business as
DEC Department of Environmental Conservation (ENCON)
DED Department of Economic Development (also see ESD)
DOCS Department of Correctional Services
DOH Department of Health
DORP Director of Regulatory Programs
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DPW Department of Public Works (local)
DWM Deepwater marshes

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EAF

Environmental Assessment Form/Environmental Assistance Fund
ECHO Essex Community Heritage Organization
ECL Environmental Conservation Law
ECO Environmental Conservation Officer
EDZ Economic Development Zone
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EMS Emergency Medical Services
ENB Environmental Notice Bulletin
ENCON Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
EPA  

Environmental Protection Agency

EPF Environmental Protection Fund
ESD  

Empire State Development (also see DED)

ESFPA

Empire State Forest Products Association

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FAA

Federal Aviation Administration
FCC  

Federal Communications Commission

FEIS 

Final Environmental Impact Statement

FEMA 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FERC 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FGEIS

Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement

FLP  

Forest Legacy Program

FOIL

Freedom of Information Law

FP   

Finch, Pruyn & Co. 

FSA  

Forest Stewardship Act

FWA  

Freshwater Wetlands Act

FWAB Freshwater Appeals Board

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GEIS 

Generic Environmental Impact Statement

GIS  

Geographic Information System

GORR 

Governor's Office of Regulatory Reform 

GP   

General Permit

GPS  

Global Positioning Satellite

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HA/HAM

Hamlet
H&F Hunting and Fishing
HRBRRD Hudson River-Black River Regulating District

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IDA  

Industrial Development Agency

IG Inspector General
IP   

International Paper

ISTEA

Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act

IU   

Industrial Use (private land); Intensive Use (State land)

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JI   

Jurisdictional Inquiry

JIF   Jurisdictional Inquiry Form

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LCBP

Lake Champlain Basin Program
LCMC Lake Champlain Management Conference
LGA Lake George Association
LGPC Lake George Park Commission
LGRB Local Government Review Board
LI Low Intensity
LLC Limited Liability Corporation
LUA Land Use Area (e. g. Resource Management)
LUDP  Land Use & Development Plan
LUW   Land Under Water
LWCF  Land and Water Conservation Fund
LWRR Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

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MA   

Map Amendment

MHWM Mean High Water Mark
MI   

Moderate Intensity

MLRL Mined Land Reclamation Law
MOU  

Memorandum of Understanding

MPU Major Public Utility

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Nitrogen

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAPAP National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program
NAV Notice of Apparent Violation
NBS   National Biological Service
NFLC  Northern Forest Lands Council
NCCC North Country Community College
NJ Non-jurisdictional
NMPC/NiMo Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
NOx Nitrogen oxide
NOAA  National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration
NPS National Park Service
NRCS Natural Resource Conservation Service
NYCRR New York Compilation of Rules and Regulations
NYS   New York, State of
NYSEG New York State Electric & Gas
NYSERDA New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

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OBPRA Office Of Business Permits and Regulatory Assistance
OD Officer of the Day

OGS  

Office of General Services
OIG   Overall intensity guidelines
OPRHP Office of Parks, Rec.& Historic Preservation
ORDA  Olympic Regional Development Authority
OSSDS On-site sewage disposal system
OSSTS On-site sewage treatment system

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Phosphorus
PBR Principal Building Right
pH    Acidity
PRO   Project Review Officer
PSC   Paul Smiths College
PUD Planned Unit Development

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RASS 

Resource Analysis and Scientific Services
RCPA  Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks
RFP   Request for proposal
RM    Resource Management
ROW Right of Way
RPI   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RR    Railroad
RU    Rural Use

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SA   

State Administrative
SAF Society of American Foresters
SAPA  State Administrative Procedures Act
SCORP Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
SEIS Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
SEQRA State Environmental Quality Review Act
SFD   Single family dwelling
SHPO  State Historic Preservation Office
SLMP  State Land Master Plan -- also see individual UMPs
SO2   Sulfur dioxide
SPDES State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System [pron. "Speedy's"]
SWCD  Soil and Water Conservation District
SUNY  State University of New York

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TDR Transferable Development Right

TNC

The Nature Conservancy

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UAI  

Undue adverse impact
UDC   Urban Development Corporation
UMP   Unit Management Plan
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USFS  U. S. Forest Service
USFWS U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
USF&W U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
USGS  U. S. Geological Survey

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VIC  

Visitors Interpretive Center
VOC   Volatile organic compounds

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WCS   

Wildlife Conservation Society

WF   

Wild Forest
WSRRA Wild, Scenic & Recreational Rivers Act

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X-C

Cross Country or Nordic skiing

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ZBA

Zoning Board of Appeals


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