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Abbreviations and Acronyms

AASAtomic Absorbtion Spectrophotometry
ACSAmerican Chemical Society
AOACAssociation of Official Analytical Chemists
ASAAmerican Society of Agronomy method of analysis
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing Materials
BNABase,Neutral, and Acid extractable organic compounds
BODBiochemical Oxygen Demand
BTEXBenzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes
CACCalifornia Administrative Code (contains title 22)
CAMCalifornia Assesment Manual
CERCLAComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CFRCode Of Federal Regulations
COCChain Of Custody
CODChemical Oxygen Demand
CWAClean Water Act
DHSDepartment Of Health Services
DLRDetection Limit Reported
ECElectrical Conductivity
ECDElectron Capture Detector
EDBEthylene Dibromide
EDLElectrodeless Discharge Lamp
EP TOXExtraction Procedure Toxicity
EPAUnited States Environmental Protection Agency method of analysis
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
FIDFlame Ionization Detector
GCGas Chromatography
GC/MSGas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
GFAASGraphite Furnace AAS
GLPGood Laboratory Practice
HECDHall Electrolytic Conductivity Detector
HGAASHydride Generation AAS
HPLCHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography
HSLHazardous Substance List
ICIon Chromatography
ICPInductivley Coupled Plasma
ICP/MSInductivley Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry
ISInternal Standard
ISEIon-Selective Electrode
LIMSLab Information Managment System
LODLimit of Detection
LSCLiquid Scintillation Counter
LUFTLeaking Underground Fuel Tank
LUSTLeaking Underground Storage Tank
MBASMethylene Blue Active Substances
MCLMaximum Containment Level
MDAMinimum Detection Activity
MDLMethod Detection Limit
meg/l Millequivalents Per liter
meq/100gMilliquivalents Per 100 grams
MFMembrane Filtration
mg/lMilligrams Per Liter
mmhos/cmMillimhos Per Centimeter
MPNMost Probable Number
MSDSMaterial Safety Data Sheets
NDNot Detected at or above the detection limit
NPDNitrogen Phosphorous Detector
NPDESNational Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NTUNephelometric Turbidity Unit
ORPOxidation-Reduction Potential
PAHPolynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PCBPolychlorinated Biphenyls
PIDPhoto Ionization Detector
PNAPolynuclear Aromatics
PPPriority Pollutants
ppmParts Per Million
PQLPractical Quantitation Limit
QAQuality Assurance
QCQuality Control
RCRAResource Conservation and Recovery Act
SDWASafe Drinking Water Act
SMStandard Method
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
STLCSoluble Threshold Limit Concentration
SW-846Solid Waste testing procedure manual (EPA)
TATTurnaround Time
TCDThermal Conductivity Detector
TCLPToxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
TDSTotal Dissolved Solids
Title 22California Drinking Water and Hazardous Waste Regulation
TKNTotal Kjeldahl Nitrogen
TOCTotal Organic Carbon
TOXTotal Organic Halogens
TPHTotal Petroleum Hydrocarbons
TRPHTotal Recoverable Petroleum Hydrocarbons
TSTotal Solids
TSSTotal Suspended Solids
TTLCTotal Threshold Limit Concentration
TVSTotal Volatile Solids
UCUniversity of California method of analysis
USTUnderground Storage Tank
VOAVolatile Organic Analysis
VOCVolatile Organic Compounds
WETWaste Extraction Test
ZHEZero Headspace Extraction