List of Acronyms

For definitions, please see Glossary.

ACPArea Contingency Plan
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
APIAmerican Petroleum Institute
AOPLAssociation of Oil Pipelines
ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSPAmerican Society of Safety Professionals
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing & Materials
atmAtmospheric Pressure
BLMBureau of Land Management
BOEMBureau of Ocean Energy Management
BtuBritish Thermal Unit
CANCommunity Awareness Network(s)
CATS  Community Assistance and Technical Services
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CGA Common Ground Alliance
CNGCompressed Natural Gas
CGLCompressed Gas Liquids
CP Cathodic Protection
CPMComputation Pipeline Monitoring
DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DIMPGas Distribution Integrity Management Program
DIRTDamage Information Reporting Tool
DODU.S. Department of Defense
DOEU.S. Department of Energy
DOIU.S. Department of Interior
DOT U.S. Department of Transportation
EIAU.S. Energy Information Administration
ESAEnvironmentally or Ecologically Significant Area(s)
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FRPFacility Response Plan
gStandard Acceleration of Gravity
GAO Government Accountability Office
GTIGas Technology Institute
HCA High Consequence Area
HVLHighly Volatile Liquid
IBRIncorporated By Reference
ILI In-Line Inspection
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IMIntegrity Management
INGAA Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
LEPC Local Emergency Planning Committee 
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
MAOP Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure
McfThousands of Cubic Feet
MMcfMillions of Cubic Feet
MOPMaximum Operating Pressure
MSSManufacturer’s Standardization (Society of Valve & Fittings)
NACENational Association of Corrosion Engineers
NAPSRNational Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives
NARUCNational Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NCPNational Contingency Plan
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NFPANational Fire Protection Association
NIMBY Not in My Back Yard
NISTNational Institute of Standards & Technology
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
OCSOn-Scene Coordinator
OPS Office of Pipeline Safety
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Association
PE Polyethylene
PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration
PIPA Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance
PIR Potential Impact Radius
PPIPlastics Pipe Institute
PRCIPipeline Research Council International
psi Pounds per Square Inch
psiaPounds per Square Inch Absolute
PSC Public Service Commission
PST Pipeline Safety Trust
PUCPublic Utility Commission
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System
SCCStress Corrosion Cracking
SIInternational System of Units
SMYSSpecified Minimum Yield Strength
SPCCSpill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan
SWPASource Water Protection Area
USAUnusually Sensitive Area
TcfTrillions of Cubic Feet
TERCTransportation Environmental Resource Center
TSA Transportation Safety Administration
USAUnusually Sensitive Area
USACEU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
UTC Utility Trade Commission