BSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms
Abbreviations & Acronyms
Abbreviations & AcronymsA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZAAAPL American Association of Petroleum LandmenAAPG American Association of Petroleum GeologistsAASG Association of American State GeologistsABC Activity Based CostingABS American Bureau of Shippingac acreACOE Army Corps of EngineersAGA American Gas AssociationAGI American Geological InstituteAGU American Geophysical UnionACM Audit and Compliance Management (ONRR)AE Alternative EnergyAID Agency for International DevelopmentAKR Alaska RegionANCSA Alaska Native Claims Settlement ActANILCA Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation ActANIMIDA Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development AreaANPR Advanced Notice of Proposed RulemakingANSI American National Standards InstituteANWR Arctic National Wildlife RefugeAMCR Alternative Management Control ReviewAOOS Alaska Ocean Observing SystemAPA Administrative Procedures ActAPD Application for Permit to DrillAPI American Petroleum InstituteARNI Aquatic Resource of National ImportanceARPA Archaeological Resources Protection ActASCII American Standard Code for Information InterchangeASLM Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals ManagementASME American Society of Mechanical EngineersASPE American Society of Petroleum EngineersASTM American Society for Testing and MaterialsATL Atlanticatm atmosphereContentsBBA Biological AssessmentBACT best available control technologyBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/132BAST best available and safest technologyBbbl billion barrelsbbl barrelsBBOE billion barrels of oil equivalentBcf billion cubic feetBEATT Bureau (or BSEE) Evaluation and Audit Tracking ToolBIA Bureau of Indian AffairsBLM Bureau of Land Management (DOI)BO Biological OpinionBOE barrels of oil equivalentBOP blowout preventerbopd barrels of oil per dayBOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy ManagementBOEMRE Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and EnforcementBOP Blowout PreventerBOR Bureau of ReclamationBPA Blanket Purchase AgreementBRD Biological Resources Division (USGS)BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental EnforcementBtu British thermal unitBWASP Bowhead Whale Aerial Survey ProgramContentsCCAA (I) Clean Air ActCAA (II) Cooperating Agency AgreementCAD Critical Action DateCARA Conservation and Reinvestment ActCCA Central California Planning AreaCD Consistency DeterminationCER Categorical Exclusion ReviewCERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Compensation and Liability ActCEQ Council on Environmental QualityCFR Code of Federal RegulationsCGOM Central Gulf of Mexico Planning AreaCI Cook InletCIDS Concrete Island Drilling SystemCIMO Council of Information Management OfficialsCIO Chief Information OfficerCMC Center for Marine ConservationCMI Coastal Management InstituteCMSP Coastal Marine Spatial PlanningCNG Compressed Natural GasCOF Covered Offshore FacilityCOFR Certificate of Financial ResponsibilityBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/133COOGER California Offshore Oil and Gas Energy Resources StudyCOOL Coordination of Operations on Offshore LeasesCOP Construction and Operations Plan (Note: Renewables)COS Center for Offshore SafetyCOST Continental Offshore Stratigraphic TestCOTR Contract Officer’s Technical RepresentativeCOTS Commercial off-the-shelfCPMT Cost and Performance Management ToolCSU Column Stabilized UnitsCWA Clean Water ActCVA Certified Verification AgentCZM Coastal Zone ManagementCZMA Coastal Zone Management ActContentsDDAD Deputy Associate DirectorDEIS draft Environmental Impact StatementDDCV Deep Draft Caisson VesselDFO District Field Office( BSEE)DHS Department of Homeland SecurityDM (I) District ManagerDM (II) Departmental (DOI) ManualDNA Determination of NEPA AdequacyDOC Department of CommerceDOC Document of ComplianceDOE Department of EnergyDOI Department of the InteriorDOCD Development Operations Coordination DocumentDOS Department of StateDOT Department of TransportationDPP Development and Production PlanDS District SupervisorDSO Directed Suspension of OperationsDWOP Deep Water Operations PlanDWH Deepwater HorizonDPA Deep Water Ports ActDWRC Departmental Web Resources CouncilDWRR Deep Water Royalty ReliefDWRRA Deep Water Royalty Relief ActDWPA Deep Water Port ActContentsEBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/134EA Environmental AssessmentEAGLS Electronic Account Government Ledger SystemEDF Environmental Defense FundEED Environmental Enforcement DivisionEEZ Exclusive Economic ZoneEFH Essential Fish HabitatEFT Electronic Funds TransferEGOM Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning AreaE-GOV Electronic GovernmentEIA Energy Information Administration (DOE)EIS Environmental Impact StatementEJ Environmental JusticeEO Executive OrderEOR (I) End of Operations ReportEOR (II) Enhanced Oil RecoveryEP Exploration PlanEPA Environmental Protection AgencyESA Endangered Species ActESPIS Environmental Studies Program Information SystemContentsFFAD Fish Attraction DeviceFASB Financial Accounting Standards BoardFACA Federal Advisory Committee ActFAIR Federal Activities Inventory ReformFBMS Financial Business Management SystemFCF Fisherman's Contingency FundFDR Facility Design ReportFEED Front End Engineering DesignFEIS final Environmental Impact StatementFERC Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionFFI Focused Facility InspectionFGBNMS Flower Garden Banks National Marine SanctuaryFIR Fabrication and Installation Report ( Note: Renewable)FM Financial Management (ONRR)FMC Fishery Management CouncilFMP Fishery Management PlanFMP Facility Measurement PointFMV Fair Market ValueFOI Floating Offshore InstallationsFOIA Freedom of Information ActFONNSI Finding of No New Significant ImpactFONSI Finding of No Significant ImpactFOPOTS Field Operations Policy Online Tracking SystemBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/135FOS Federal Offshore StatisticsFOSI Finding of Significant ImpactFPPS Federal Personnel Payroll SystemFPS Floating Production SystemsFPSO Floating Production Storage and OffloadingFR Federal RegisterFRN Federal Register NoticeFSA Formal Safety AssessmentsFWPCA Federal Water Pollution Control ActFWS Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI)FY Fiscal YearContentsGGAO General Accounting OfficeGBS Gravity Based StructureGCED Gulf Coast Environmental DefenseG&G geological and geophysicalGIS Geographical Information SystemGIT Geological Interpretive ToolsGL General LedgerGNP Good Neighbor PolicyGOM Gulf of MexicoGOMR Gulf of Mexico RegionGOMT Gas and Oil Measurement TeamGPEA Government Paperwork Elimination ActGPRA Government Performance and Results ActGRI Gas Research InstituteGSA Geological Society of AmericaGVS Gas Verification SystemContentsHha hectare (2.471 acres)HSA Homeland Security ActHA Hazards AnalysisHPHT High Pressure/High TemperatureHSE Health & Safety Executive (United Kingdom)HTML Hypertext Markup LanguageHTTP Hypertext Transfer ProtocolContentsBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/136IIAA or IA Interagency AgreementIADC International Association of Drilling ContractorsIAGC International Association of Geophysical ContractorsIBLA Interior Board of Land AppealsIBR Incorporated by ReferenceIC (I) Information CollectionIC (II) Incident CommandICARD International Committee on Regulatory Authority, Research, and DevelopmentICAS Inupiat Community of the Arctic SlopeID Interagency DirectiveIDEAS Interior Department Electronic Acquisition SystemIEA International Energy AdministrationIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic EngineersIFR Interim Final RulemakingIG Inspector GeneralIMC Information Management CommitteeIMO International Maritime OrganizationINC Incident of NoncomplianceIOGCC Interstate Oil and Gas Compact CommissionIOOS International Ocean Observing SystemIPAA Independent Petroleum Association of AmericaIPD Interim Policy DocumentIRF International Regulators ForumIRMRC Information Resources Management Review CouncilISM International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for PollutionPreventionISO International Organization for StandardizationIT Information TechnologyITM Information Transfer MeetingContentsJJSA Job Safety AnalysisJIP Joint Industry ProjectContentsKKM Knowledge ManagementKPI Key Performance IndicatorContentsLBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/137LANAL Los Alamos National LabsLCA Louisiana Coastal AssessmentLDMS Leasing Data Management SystemLLC Limited Liability CompanyLNG liquefied natural gasLOOP Louisiana Offshore Oil PortLOA Letter of AgreementLOS Law of the SeaLPG liquefied petroleum gasLSMWG Louisiana Sand Management Working GroupLVS Liquids Verification SystemLWCF Land and Water Conservation FundLFRU Leasing and Financial Responsibility Section (BOEM)ContentsMm meterMAFLA Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and LouisianaMARAD Maritime AdministrationMARINe Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal NetworkMARPOL The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ShipsMATL Mid-Atlantic Planning AreaMcf thousand cubic feetMcfgpd thousand cubic feet of gas per dayMCO mission critical occupationsMCR Management Control Reviewmd Measured DepthMEC Management Executives CouncilMEFS Minimum Economic Field SizeMER Maximum Efficient RateMFCMA Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976MIB Main Interior BuildingMINT MMS Intertidal TeamMIT Management Initiatives TeamMMA Marine Managed AreaMMbbl million barrelsMMPA Marine Mammal Protection ActMMS Minerals Management ServiceMPA Marine Protected AreaMPR Maximum Production RateMPRSA Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary ActMRM Minerals Revenue Management (MMS)MRMFS Minerals Revenue Management Financial SystemMOA Memorandum of AgreementBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/138MODU Mobile Offshore Drilling UnitMONTCAR Monte Carlo (computer program for FMV)MORICE Mechanical Oil Recovery in IceMOU Memorandum of UnderstandingMRMFS Minerals Revenue Management Financial System (ONRR)MPRSA Marine Protection Resources and Sanctuaries ActMSFCMA Magnuson – Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (of 1996)MSV Minimum Suspension VolumeMTSA Maritime Transportation Security ActMWCP Marine Wildlife Contingency PlansContentsNNAB North Aleutian BasinNACE National Association of Corrosion EngineersNAICS North American Industry Classification SystemNARA National Archives and Records AdministrationNAS National Academy of ScienceNATL North Atlantic Planning AreaNCA Northern California Planning AreaNCP National Contingency PlanNEC National Economic CouncilNEED National Energy Education and DevelopmentNEP National Energy PlanNEPA National Environmental Policy ActNFR Notice of Final RulemakingNFS National Fisheries Service = NOAA-Fisheries = National Marine Fisheries Service (DOC)NGA Natural Gas ActNGL natural gas liquidNGO Non-governmental OrganizationNGPA Natural Gas Policy ActNHPA National Historic Preservation ActNHPF National Historic Preservation FundNMFS National Marine Fisheries Service = NOAA-Fisheries = National Fisheries Service (DOC)nmi nautical mileNMI Near Miss IncidentNMS National Marine SanctuaryNOA Notice of AvailabilityNOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC)NOAA-F NOAA-Fisheries = National Marine Fisheries Service = National Fisheries Service (DOC)NOI Notice of Intent (to Prepare an EIS)NOIA National Ocean Industries AssociationNOPP National Ocean Partnership ProgramNOPSEMA National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management AuthorityNORLC National Ocean Research Leadership CouncilBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/139NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive MaterialNOSAC National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (USCG)NOTLC National Offshore Training and Learning Center (BSEE)NPC National Petroleum CouncilNPD Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (Norway)NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination SystemNPR Notice of Proposed RulemakingNPRA National Petroleum Reserve - AlaskaNPC National Petroleum CouncilNPS National Park ServiceNPSL net profit share leasesNPV Net Present ValueNRC National Response CenterNRA National Resource AssessmentNRDA Natural Resource Damage AssessmentNRDC Natural Resources Defense CouncilNRHP National Register of Historic PlacesNSB North Slope BoroughNSL National Studies ListNSSI North Slope Science InitiativeNTL Notice to LesseesNVIC Navigation and Vessel Inspection CircularContentsOOCRM Office of Coastal Resource Management (NOAA, DOC)OCS Outer Continental ShelfOCSLA Outer Continental Shelf Lands ActODPCP Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency PlanOE Office of Enforcement (ONRR)OECM Offshore Environmental Cost ModelOESAC Ocean Energy Safety Advisory CommitteeOESI Ocean Energy Safety InstituteOGOR Oil and Gas Operations ReportOIG Office of Inspector GeneralOIM Offshore Installation ManagerOIR Offshore Incident ReportOIP Office of International Programs (BSEE)OMB Office of Management and BudgetOMM Offshore Minerals Management (MMS)ONRR Office of Natural Resources RevenueOORP Office of Regulatory Programs (BSEE)OOC Offshore Operators CommitteeBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/1310OPAA Office of Policy and AnalysisOPA (II) Oil Pollution ActOPD official protraction diagramOPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting CountriesOPM Office of Personnel ManagementOPS Office of Pipeline Safety (DOT)OPRA Office of Policy, Regulation and Analysis (BOEM)ORA Office of Regulatory AffairsOSDBU Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business UtilizationOSFR Oil Spill Financial ResponsibilityOSHA Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationOSIR Oil Spill Intelligence ReportOSM Office of Surface MiningOSRA Oil Spill Risk AssessmentOSRP Oil Spill Response PlanOSRD Oil Spill Response DivisionOSRO Oil Spill Removal OrganizationContentsPPAC PacificPALT Procurement Action Lead TimePAME Protection of the Arctic Marine EnvironmentPART Program Assessment Rating ToolPASR Production Allocation Schedule Report (Form MMS-4058)P&A plugged and abandonedPD Production and Development (BSEE)PINC Potential Incident of NoncompliancePIRG Public Interest Research GroupPLNG Pressurized Liquefied Natural GasPMA President’s Management AgendaPMB Policy, Management, and BudgetPNOS Proposed Notice of SalePOC proof of conceptPOCS Pacific OCSPOCSR Pacific OCS RegionPOE Plan of Exploration (same as EP)POSAR Physical Oceanography of the Slope and RisePOTUS President of the United StatesPR Proposed RuleP&R Production & Royalty Report (Form MMS-4430)PRA Paperwork Reduction ActPREP National Preparedness for Response ProgramPRESTO Probabilistic Resource Estimates OffshorePSA Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (Norway)BSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/1311PSG Policy Steering Group (MMS.gov)PRV Production Reporting and Verification (ONRR)ContentsQQI Qualified IndividualQIA Quality of Information ActQC-FIT Quality Control-Failure Incident TeamContentsRRAA Regulatory Action AlertRCA Root Cause AnalysisRD Regional DirectorRE Resource EvaluationREN Renewable EnergyRFP Request for ProposalRFII Request for Interest and InformationRFO Regional Field Office (BSEE)RIK Royalty-in-KindRM Regional ManagerROD Record of DecisionROTAC Regional Operations Technical Assessment CommitteeROV Remotely Operated VehicleROW right of wayRP Recommended PracticeRS Regional SupervisorRS Reoffering SaleRSA Reimbursable Service AgreementRFSA Royalty Simplification and Fairness ActRSPA Research and Special Programs Administration (DOT)RSV Royalty Suspension VolumeRTR Rigs to ReefsRTWG Regional Technical Working GroupRUE right of use and easementContentsSSA Safety AlertSAFE Safety Award for ExcellenceSATL South Atlantic Planning AreaSBA Small Business AdministrationSBREFA Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness ActBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/1312SCA Southern California Planning AreaSCAT Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment TechniqueSCB Sales Coordination BranchSDC Steel Drilling CaissonSEMP Safety and Environmental Management PlanSEMS Safety and Environmental Management SystemSES Senior Executive ServiceSID Secretarial Issue DocumentS&G Sand and GravelSLA Submerged Lands ActSMC Safety Management CertificateSME subject matter expertSMP Safety Management ProgramsSOL Office of the Solicitor (DOI)SOLAS Safety of Life at SeaSONS Spill of National SignificanceSOO suspension of operationsSOP suspension of productionSOP standard operating proceduresSOW Statement of Worksp. single speciesspp multiple speciesSP strategic planSPE Society of Petroleum EngineersSWSS Sperm Whale Seismic StudyContentsTTAOS Technical Assessment & Operations SupportTAR Technology Assessment and ResearchTcf trillion cubic feetTDMS Technical Data Management Section (BSEE)TIMS Technical Information Management SystemTLP Tension Leg PlatformTPEC Technical Performance Evaluation CommitteeTR Temporary RefugeTVD true vertical depthTVDSS true vertical depth subseaContentsUUC Unified CommandUCRR undiscovered conventionally recoverable resourcesBSEE and BOEM Commonly Used Acronyms 07/08/1313UERR undiscovered economically recoverable resourcesU.H. Undetermined hydrocarbonUMRA Unfunded Mandates Reform ActUNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the SeaUNEP United Nations Environmental ProgramURL Universal Resource LocatorUSC United States CodeUSCG United States Coast GuardUSCOP United States Commission on Ocean PolicyUSGS United States Geological SurveyUSOAP United States Ocean Action PlanContentsVVPOTUS Vice-President of the United StatesContentsWWGOM Western Gulf of Mexico Planning AreaWWW World Wide WebContentsXXML extensible markup language
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