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ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists
ACID Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District
ACWA Association of California Water Agencies
ADP Automated Data Processing
AF Acre-Foot or Acre-Feet
AFRP Anadromous Fish Restoration Program
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
aka (a.k.a.) also known as
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APO Arizona Projects Office
ARMS Automated Records Management System
ARTS Automated Resources Training System
ARWRI American River Water Resources Investigation
ASAP as soon as possible
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCMP Administrative Support Career Management Program
ASIP Action Specific Implementation Plans (referred to in ESA)
ASSE American Society of Safety Engineers
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ASWS Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
AWMC Agricultural Water Management Council
AWS American Welding Association
AWWA American Water Works Association



b2 (b)(2) Refers to Section 3406(b)(2) of the CVPIA (800,000 af of water)
BCDC San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commissioner
BDPAC Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BMP Best Management Practices
BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
BRC Business Resources Center



CALFED California-Federal (as in CALFED Bay-Delta Program)
CAMP Comprehensive Assessment of Monitoring Programs
CAP Central Arizona Project
CBDA California Bay-Delta Authority
CCAO Central California Area Office
CCID Contra Costa Irrigation District
CCSF City and County of San Francisco
CCWD Contra Costa Water District
CDER California Center for Environmental Design Research
CDWA Central Delta Water Agency
CDWR California Department of Water Resources
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (Superfund) (Public Law 96-510)
CFC Combined Federal Campaign
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFS cubic feet per second (cfs)
CNFH Coleman National Fish Hatchery
COA Coordinated Operations Agreement
COB Close of Business
COE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (also used as "Corps")
COMA Consolidated Operations and Maintenance Agreement
COR Contracting Officer's Representative
COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
CPT Commissioner's Policy Team
CRMP California Coordinated Resources Management Program
CSS Construction Safety Standards
CUP Central Utah Project
CUWA/AG California Urban Water Agency/Agricultural Water Users
CUWWCC California Urban Water Conservation Council
CVO Central Valley Operations Office
CVOCC Central Valley Operations Control Center
CVP Central Valley Project
CVPIA Central Valley Project Improvement Act
CVP-OCAP Central Valley Project - Operations Criteria and Plan
CVPWA Central Valley Project Water Association
CVTF Central Valley Task Force
CWA California Waterfowl Association
CWA Clean Water Act
CWPSC Centralized Water and Power Systems Control



DBA d.b.a. doing business as
DCC Delta Cross Channel
DCCG Delta Cross Channel Gates
DEIR Draft Environmental Impact Report
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DFG Department of Fish and Game
DHCS Department of Health Care Services
DLMSP Delta Levees Maintenance Subvention Program
DM Department Manual
DMC Delta-Mendota Canal
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
DOI Delta Outflow Index
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOT Department of Transportation
DPEIS Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
DPOS Draft Plan of Study
DRD Deputy Regional Director
DWMG Delta Water Management Group
DWR Department of Water Resources



EA Environmental Assessment
EBMUD East Bay Municipal Utility District
EBRPD East Bay Regional Parks District
EIR Environmental Impact Report
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERPP Ecosystem Restoration Program Plan
ESA Endangered Species Act (of 1973)
EQWMP Efficient Agricultural Water Management Practices



F Fahrenheit
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act
FAO Fisheries Assistance Office
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FED Federal Ecosystem Directorate
FEIR Final Environmental Impact Report
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FPAP Fish Passage Action Program
FPM Federal Personnel Manual
FPMR Federal Personnel Manual Regulations
FPPS Federal Personnel Payroll System
FREA Federal Reclamation Employees Association
FS Feasibility Study
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
FWA Friant Water Authority
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service
FWUA Friant Water Users Association



GAO Government Accountability Office (had been General Accounting Office)
GBL Government Bill of Lading
GCID Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GP Great Plains Region
GPO Government Printing Office
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GSA General Services Administration



HCP Hazardous Communication Program
HCP Habitat Conservation Plans (related to ESA)
HEM Hydrologic Economic Model
HEP Habitat Evaluation Procedure
HR Forum Human Resources Forum
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development



IA Interagency Agreement
IAG Interagency Group
ICI Americas Imperial Chemicals Incorporation Americas
IDEAS Interior Department Electronic Acquisition System
IEP Interagency Ecological Program
IKM Integrated Key Milestones
IMM Iron Mountain Mine
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act
IRM Information Resources Management
ISI Integrated Storage Investigation (part of CALFE


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KBAO Klamath Basin Area Office
KRCC Klamath River Compact Commission
KRCD Kings River Conservation District
KSA Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
kW kilowatts also kwh (Kilowatt Hours)



LAN Local Area Network
LAPS Land Use Inventory and Real Property Systems
LBAO Lahontan Basin Area Office
LC Region Lower Colorado Region
LOA Letter of Agreement



M&I municipal and industrial
M&IE meals and miscellaneous expense
MAF Million Acre-Feet
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MP Mid-Pacific
MP Region Mid-Pacific Region
MPASC Mid-Pacific Administrative Support Council
MPCO Mid-Pacific Construction Office (previously WCO)
MSCS Multi-Species Conservation Strategy (part of CALFED)
MVWA Mid-Valley Water Authority
MW megawatts - A unit of measurement pertaining to Electrical Power unit called a Watt.
MWD Metropolitan Water District of Southern California



NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990
NBA Net Benefit Analysis
NCAO Northern California Area Office
NCCP NCCP - Natural Community Conservation Planning
(NCCP is California's equivalent to Reclamation's Section 7 consultation. CALFED's ASIP process is a combined NCCP and Section 7 consultation process.)
NCCP Community Refers to both habitats and fish groups addressed in the MSCS. The MSCS provides the information for a programmatic NCCP for 20 natural communities, encompassing 18 habitat types and two ecologically based fish groups
NCCP Community Goals CALFED goals developed by the MSCS team and NCCP communities
NCCP Community Prescriptions MSCS targets that describe the future expected changes in extent and conditions of MSCS NCCP communities with full implementation of CALFED.
NCCP Habitat Broad habitat categories, each of which includes a number of habitat or vegetation types recognized in frequently used classification systems. The MSCS includes an evaluation of 18 NCCP habitats.
NCCPA Natural Community Conservation Plan Act
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NFH Nimbus Fish Hatchery
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NLT no later than
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NMN no middle name
NNWAS Northern Nevada Water Augmentation Study
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA NOAA Fisheries Service
NOAA Fisheries National Marine Fisheries Service (aka NMFS)
NRDC National Resources Defense Council
NTE Not to exceed
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
NWRA National Water Resources Association
NWS National Weather Service



O&M Operation and Maintenance
OCAP Operations Criteria and Plan
OEA Office of Environmental Affairs
OHA Office of Hearings and Appeals
OIG Office of Inspector General
OM&R operation, maintenance, and replacement
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPAC Online Payment and Collection
OPM Office of Personnel Management
ORC Office of the Regional Council
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OWCP Office of Workers' Compensation Program
OWRD Oregon Water Resources Department



PBO Performance Based Organization
PCS Permanent Change of Station
PCWA Placer County Water Agency
PDC Project Dependable Capacity
PEIS Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
PFM Preliminary Findings Memorandum
PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PHABSIM Physical Habitat Simulation Model
PLM Polarized Light Microscopy
PME Personnel Management Evaluation
PN Region Pacific Northwest Region
POC Point of Contact
POS Plan of Study
POWER Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform
PR Preliminary review
PROSIM Project Simulation Model
PRP Potentially responsible party
PSA Preliminary settlement agreement
PSC Putah South Canal
PUP Public Use Plan
PVWMA Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency



QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control



R&B Rehabilitation and Betterment Act
RAEOM Replacements, Additions, and Extraordinary Maintenance
RAIN Reclamation Accounting and Information Network
RBDD Red Bluff Diversion Dam
RBFPS Red Bluff Fish Passage Study
RCC roller-compacted concrete
RD Regional Director
Reclamation Bureau of Reclamation
REGIS Research Program in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems
REMMS Recreation Enterprise Maintenance Management System
REO Regional Emergency Official
RFP Request for Proposal
RI Reclamation Instructions
RMP Resource Management Plan
RMT Regional Management Team
RO&M Review of operation and maintenance
ROD Record of Decision
ROMSS Reclamation Operation and Maintenance Safety Standards
RRA Reclamation Reform Act (of 1982)
RTA Reclamation Time and Attendance System
RWQCB Regional Water Quality Control Board



SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SAFCA Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
SB-34 Delta Flood Protection Act of 1988
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCCAO South-Central California Area Office
SCDD Spring Creek Debris Dam
SCORE Settlement Contractors Open Recontracting Effort
SCS Soil Conservation Service
SCVWD Santa Clara Valley Water District
SDWA South Delta Water Agency
SEED Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams
SEQA State Environmental Quality Assessment
SES Senior Executive Service
SFCP Special Flood Control Projects
SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer
SIP Service Improvement Team
SJAMP San Joaquin Adaptive Management Plan
SJRMP San Joaquin River Management Program
SJVDP San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program
SLD San Luis Drain
SMIS Safety Management Information System
SMPA Suisun Marsh Preservation Agreement
SMSCG Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates
SMUD Sacramento Municipal Utility District
SMWA Sacramento Municipal Water Authority
SNL Speed No Load
SOD Safety of Dams
SOLA Swamp and Overflow Land Act of 1850
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
SOW Statement of Work
SPPCO Sierra Pacific Power Company (Reno NV area)
SRCD State Resources Conservation District
SRCD Suisun Marsh Resource Conservation District
SRPA Small Reclamation Projects Office
STAR Award Special Thanks for Achieving Results Award
SWP State Water Project
SWRCB State Water Resources Control Board



TAAS Time and Attendance Automated System
TAC Technical Advisory Committee
TAF Thousand Acre-Feet
TCC Technical Coordinating Committee
TCC Tehama-Colusa Canal
TCCA Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
TCD Temperature Control Device
TCFF Tehama-Colusa Fish Facility
TCID Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (Nevada)
TCID Tehama-Colusa Irrigation District (Central Valley)
TDY Temporary duty (military term)
TEM Transmission Electron Microscope
TERA Tracking Ecosystem Restoration Activities
TFCF Tracy Fish Collection Facilities
TFFIP Tracy Fish Facility Improvement Program
TFWDC Townsend Flat Water Ditch Company
TMC Truckee Meadows Communities (Reno, Sparks, Washoe County)
TRD Trinity River Division
TROA Truckee River Operating Agreement
TRWQSA Truckee River Water Quality Settlement Agreement
TTP Title Transfer Program



UC Region Upper Colorado Region
USFS U.S. Forest Service
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS U.S. Geological Survey



VAMP Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan
VSP Visitor Services Plan


WAPA Western Area Power Administration (see Western)
WBR Water - Bureau of Reclamation
WCO Willows Construction Office (Now MPCO)
WEF Water Education Foundation
Western Western Area Power Administration
WET Water Education for Teachers (a WEF project)
WQCP Water Quality Control Plan
WRDA Water Resources Development Act
WWD Westlands Water District
WY Water Year


  There are no acronyms beginning with X



Y2K Year 200
YPO Yumas Projects Office


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