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Voisey's Bay Mine and Mill Environmental Assessment Panel Report

Appendix B: List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACOA
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
AETE
Aquatic Effects Technology Evaluation
AIRSS
Arctic Ice Regime Shipping System
AQUAMIN
Assessment of Aquatic Effects of Mining in Canada (An Environment Canada Program)
asl
above sea level
BHP
Broken Hill Properties
CAC3
Canadian Arctic Class - Level 3 Classification
CEAA
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
CEA Act
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
CEPA
Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CCG
Canadian Coast Guard
CHS
Canadian Hydrographic Service
COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife In Canada
CSA
Canadian Shipping Act
Cu
Copper
CWS
Canadian Wildlife Services
db
decibel (noise measurement)
dBA
"A-weighted" decibel (noise measurement)
DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
DGPS
Differential Global Positioning System
DND
Department of National Defence
DOE
Department of Environment
EAB
Environmental Advisory Board
EAP
Employee Assistance Programme
ECRC
Eastern Canada Response Corporation
EEM
Environmental Effects Monitoring
EI
Employment Insurance
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EISC
Environmental Impact Screening Committee
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
HADD
Harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat permit
HLC
Health Labrador Commission
IBA
Impact and Benefit Agreement
IEMA
Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency
IEMR
Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research
IMPACT
model used to predict contaminant loadings
INHC
Innu Nation Health Commission
LHDC
Labrador Health Development Commission
LIA
Labrador Inuit Association
LIDC
Labrador Inuit Development Corporation
LIHC
Labrador Inuit Health Commission
LMN
Labrador Métis Nation
L/s
litres per second
mg/l
milligram per litre
MMLER
Metal Mining Liquid Effluent Regulations
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MPTP
Multi-Party Training Plan
NCP
Northern Contaminants Program
NDOEL
Newfoundland Department of Environment and Labour
NRCan
Natural Resources Canada
NWPA
Navigable Waters Protection Act
NWT
Northwest Territories
OPEP
Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
pH
measure of acidity or baseness of a liquid
SOPEP
Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
TIA
Tongamiut Inuit Annait
tpd
tonnes per day
VBNC
Voisey's Bay Nickel Company
VEC
Valued Ecosystem Component
WRDC
Women's Resource Development Committee