Strategic Planning Document -
Environment and Natural Resources

Appendix C: Acronyms

ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

CAAA - Clean Air Act Amendments
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
CENR - Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
CFC - chlorofluorocarbon

DDT - dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
DOC - U.S. Department of Commerce
DOD - U.S. Department of Defense
DOE - U.S. Department of Energy
DOI - U.S. Department of the Interior
DOT - U.S. Department of Transportation

EOS - Earth Observing System
EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FEMA - U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

HAP - hazardous air pollutant
HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ICSU - International Council of Scientific Unions
KGBP - International Geosphere-Biosphere Program
IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

MTPE - Mission to Planet Earth

NADP - National Atmospheric Deposition Program
NAPAP - National Acide Precipitation Assessment Program
NARSTO - North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NBS - National Biological Service
NCEH - National Center for Environmental Health
NCI - National Cancer Institute
NEI - National Eye Institute
NIAMS - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NII - National Information Infrastructure
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
NMNM - National Muserum of Natural History
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOx - nitrogen oxides
NSF - National Science Foundation
NSTC - National Science and Technology Council

OMB - Office of Management and Budget
OSTP - Office of Science and Technology Policy

PCB - polychlorinated biphenyl
PM - particulate matter

R&D - research and development

SI - Smithsonian Institution

STRI - Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

TVA - Tennessee Valley Authority

UNEP - United Nations Environment Program
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture
UV - ultraviolet

WCRP - World Climate Research Program
WMO - World Meteorological Organization