Glossary of Acronyms and Terms


BMP Best Management Practice
COE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CSO Combined Stormwater and Sewer Overflow systems - Combined Sewer Overflow
CWA Clean Water Act
CZM Coastal Zone Management
CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972
DNR Department of Natural Resources
EA Environmental Assessment
EC Escherichia coli
ECI Proposed Indiana Harbor Ship Canal dredge disposal site
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
FS Fecal streptococcus
GLI Great Lakes Initiative
HR 9 Proposed legislation to redefine private property
ICCP Indiana Coastal Coordination Program
IDEM Indiana Department of Environmental Management
IDNR Indiana Department of Natural Resources
INDOT Indiana Department of Transportation
MCL Maximum Contaminant Levels
NGT Nominal Group Technique
NIRPC Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
PAC Political Action Committee
ROI Return On Investment
Ranking A method of prioritizing items for discussion
Round Robin Technique A method of soliciting ideas from a group of people, one person at a time
Rule 5 IAC 327 15-5-1 Rule 5 establishes requirements for stormwater run-off associated with construction activity. Administered by IDEM.
Rule 6 IAC 327 15-6-1 Rule 6 establishes requirements for stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity. Administered by IDEM.
USA United States of America
USC United States Code - law
USDA United States Department of Agriculture