Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Acronyms AQMD Air Quality Management District DNA Defense Nuclear Agency DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DOT Department of Transportation EPA Environmental Protection Agency FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission GAO Government Accountability Office (Formerly General Accounting Office) IAEA International Atomic Energy Commission IMF International Monetary Fund INPO Institute of Nuclear Power Operation NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries UN United Nations USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics WANO World Association of Nuclear Operators WHO World Health Organization WTO World Trade Organization Abbreviations ABM Anti Ballistic Missile AQI Air Quality Index BACT Best Available Control Technology BEV Battery-operated Electric Vehicle BMI Body Mass Index BMR Basal Metabolic Rate Btu British Thermal Unit BWR Boiling Water Reactor CAA Clean Air Act CAD Computer Aided Design CAFÉ Corporate Average Fuel Economy CAFTA Central American Free Trade Agreement CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing CFC Chlorofluorocarbon CHP Combined Heat and Power CNG Compressed Natural Gas COLA Cost of Living Adjustment COP Coefficient of Performance CPI Consumer Price Index CWA Clean Water Act 482 DNA Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid DU Depleted Uranium EER Energy Efficiency Ratio FFV Flexible Fuel Vehicle GDP Gross Domestic Products GNP Gross National Products HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon HTGR High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors HWR Heavy Water Reactor ICE Internal Combustion Engine IOU Investor Owned Utility IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPP Independent Power Producers ISO Independent System Operators ITER International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor JET Joint European Torus LDC Load Demand Curve LEV Low Emission Vehicle LMFBR Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor LNG Liquefied Natural Gas LWR Light Water Reactor MHD Magneto Hydro Dynamics MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging MTBE:Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAFTA North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement. NMD National Missile Defense System NNW Net National Welfare NPV Net Present Value OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer OTEC Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion PNGV Partnership for New Generation of Vehicles PSC Polar Stratospheric Cloud PWR Pressurized Water Reactor PX California Power Exchange Corporation QF Qualifying Facility RAD Radiation Adsorbed Dose RNA Ribonucleic Acid SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty SDI Strategic Defense Initiative SI International System (of units) SOC State of Charge START STrategic Arms Reduction Treaty TFTR Tokomak Fusion Test Reactor TNT Trinitrotoluene ULEV Ultra Low Emission Vehicle USCS United States Customary System VOC Volatile Organic Compounds ZEV Zero Emission Vehicle