Abbreviations and acronyms

Abbreviation Definition
AAQ NEPM National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality
ABARES Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
AEEA Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts
AEMO Australian Energy Market Operator
ANSTO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
ANZECC Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council
ANZG Australian and New Zealand Governments
ARMCANZ Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand
ASC NEPM National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999
AWD Available water determination
BAM biodiversity assessment method
BASIX Building Sustainability Index
BC Act Biodiversity Conservation Act
BFCC NSW Bush Fire Coordinating Committee
BioBanking Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme
BTRE Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics
BoM Bureau of Meteorology
BREE Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics
C&D Construction and demolition (waste)
C&I Commercial and industrial (waste)
CAHC Clean Air, Healthy Communities program
CBD Commercial Building Disclosure
CCA Copper chrome arsenate
CCF Climate Change Fund
CDS Container deposit scheme
CFI Carbon Farming Initiative
CINSW Coal Innovation NSW (Fund)
CLM Act Contaminated Land Management Act 1997
CMA Catchment management authority
CM Act NSW Coastal Management Act 2016
CM SEPP State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018
CMP Coastal Management Program
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CSG Coal seam gas
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CWP Cold water pollution
DCCEE Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (Australian Government)
DEC Department of Environment and Conservation NSW
DECC Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (formerly DEC)
DECCW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (formerly DECC)
DEWHA Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (Commonwealth)
DFS Department of Finance and Services (NSW)
DLWC Department of Land and Water Conservation (NSW)
DP&E Department of Planning and Environment (NSW)
DPI Department of Primary Industries (NSW)
DUAP Department of Urban Affairs and Planning (NSW)
DWE Department of Water and Energy (NSW)
EDO Environmental Defenders Office (NSW)
EEGP Energy Efficient Government Program (NSW)
EEAP NSW Energy Efficiency Action Plan
ENSO El Niño – Southern Oscillation (Index)
EOAM Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology
EPA Environment Protection Authority (NSW)
EPHC Environment Protection and Heritage Council
ERF Emissions Reduction Fund
ESD Ecologically sustainable development
ESS Energy Savings Scheme
EWMP Environmental water management program
FM Act Fisheries Management Act 1994
FMS Fire management strategy
GCCSA Greater Capital City Statistical Area (see Glossary)
GDE Groundwater-dependant ecosystem
GEMS Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards
GMR Greater Metropolitan Region (see Glossary)
GREP Government Resource Efficiency Policy (NSW)
GSP Gross state product
GVA Gross value added
GWP Global warming potential
IBRA Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia
IEA International Energy Agency
IOD Indian Ocean dipole
IMOS Integrated Marine Observing System
IPART Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
KTP Key threatening process (see Glossary)
Landsat Land and Earth Observation Satellite
LGA Local government area
LLS Local Land Services
LMwC Land management within capability
LSC Land and soil capability
LTAAEL Long-term average annual extraction limits (see Glossary)
LULUCF Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry
LWU local water utility
MAC microbial assessment category
MDB Murray–Darling Basin
MDBA Murray–Darling Basin Authority
MEMA Marine Estate Management Authority (NSW)
MER Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
MIL Monitoring investigation level
MLA Metropolitan Levy Area
NABERS National Australian Built Environment Rating System
NEM National Electricity Market
NEPC National Environment Protection Council
NEPM National Environment Protection Measure
NGPSG National GreenPower Steering Group
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NLI National Litter Index
NLWRA National Land and Water Resources Audit
N Nitrogen
NO2 Nitrogen dioxide
NO Oxides of nitrogen
NOW NSW Office of Water
NPW Act National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
NPWS National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW)
NRAR Natural Resources Access Regulator
NRC Natural Resources Commission
NRM Natural resource management
NRMMC Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
NRS National reserve system
NV Act Native Vegetation Act 2003
NWI National Water Initiative
NWQMS National Water Quality Management Strategy
O3 Ozone
OA Office for Ageing (NSW)
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OEH Office of Environment and Heritage (formerly DECCW)
P Phosphorus
PAS Priorities action statement
PFAS Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances
PCP Pentachlorophenol
PM Particulate matter
PM10 Particulate matter less than 10 micrometres (10-6 metres)
PM2.5M Particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometres (10-6 metres)
POEO Act Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
PoM Plan of management
PV Photovoltaic (solar energy)
PVP Property vegetation plan
RAAF Royal Australian Airforce
RAMA Routine agricultural management activity (by local government)
RD&E Research, development and extension
REAP Renewable Energy Action Plan
RET Renewable Energy Target
RFMS Reserve fire management strategy
RIS Regulatory impact statement
SCA State conservation area
SDL Sustainable Diversion Limit (Murray–Darling Basin Plan)
SEEA System of Environmental-Economic Accounts
SEPP State environmental planning policy
SHEBA Soil Health Evidence Based Assessment
SIMS Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS)
SLATS Statewide landcover and tree survey
SMI Statement of management intent
SMU Soil monitoring unit
SNA System of National Accounts
SO2 Sulfur dioxide
SRA Sustainable Rivers Audit
T&I Department of Trade and Investment (NSW)
TAP Threat abatement plan
TARA Threat and risk assessment
TfNSW Transport for NSW
TN Total nitrogen
TP Total phosphorous
TSC Act Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
TSR Travelling stock route
TSS Total suspended solids
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UPSS Regulation Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2008
UV-B Ultraviolet radiation in the 280–320 nm wavelength band
VKT Vehicle kilometres travelled
VOC Volatile organic compound
UPSS Underground petroleum storage system
WARR Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery
WELS Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards
WHO World Health Organization