Commonly Used Acronyms

Compiled by Dee Cummings
Utah USDA

A & E Architectural and Engineering
AC Area Conservationist
ACRES Actual Cost Recovery Evaluation System
AFO Animal Feeding Operation
ALTA American Land Trust Association
AMA Agricultural Management Association
AMTA Agricultural Market Transition Act
AWMFH Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
CA Conservation Agronomist
CAFO Confined Animal Feeding Operation
CAMS Combines Administrative Management System
CCA Certified Crop Advisor
CCRP Continuous Conservation Reserve Program
CED County Executive Director
CFO Conservation Farm Option
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CNMP Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan
COC County Committees
COE Corps of Engineers
CPA Conservation Planning Assistance
CREP Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
CRMP Coordinated Resource Management Plan
CRP Conservation Reserve Program
CRBSCP Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Project
CRSP Colorado River Salinity Program
CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
CSP Conservation Security Program
CST Customer Service Toolkit
CW Converted Wetland
CW + YR Converted Wetland Plus Year
CWA Clean Water Act
CWAP Clean Water Action Plan
DC District Conservationist
DCO Data Collection Officer
DEQ Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DNR Utah Department of Natural Resources
DOQ Digital Orthophotoquad
DWQ Utah Division of Water Quality
DWR Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
DWRe Utah Division of Water Resources
EBI Environmental Benefits Index
ECP Emergency Conservation Program
EFH Engineering Field Handbook
eFOTG Electronic Field Office Technical Guide
EFT Electronic Fund Transfer
EI Erodibility Index
EPIC Erosion/Productivity Impact Calculator
ES Extension Service
EQIP Environmental Quality Incentive Program
EWP Emergency Watershed Protection
EWRP Emergency Wetlands Reserve Program
FACTA Food and Agriculture Conservation and Trade Act
FAIRA Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996
FAS Farm Assessment System
FNM Financial Management
FOCS Field Office Computing System
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOTG Field Office Technical Guide
FPP Farmland Protection Program
FRPP Farm and Ranch Protection Program
FRR Flood Risk Reduction
FS US Forest Service
FSA Farm Service Agency
FSA Food Security Act
FWS US Fish and Wildlife Service
GIS Geographic Information System
GLA Grazing Land Application
GLCI Grazing Land Conservation Initiative
GM General Manual
GPRA Government Performance Reporting Act
GPS Global Positioning System
GRP Grassland Reserve Program
HEL Highly Erodible Land
HELC Highly Erodible Land Conservation
HEP Habitat Evaluation Procedures
HGM Hydrogeomorphic Methodology
HUC Hydrologic Unit Code
IAS Integrated Accounting System
IPM Integrated Pest Management
IRS Internal Revenue Service
LESA Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
LTC Long Term Contract
LTP Land Treatment Program
LWG Local Work Group
M & E Monitoring and Evaluation
M & O Maintenace and Operation
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MW Minimal Effect on a Wetland
NAD National Appeals Division
NACD National Association of Conservation Districts
NAM National Agromomy Manual
NBH National Biology Handbook
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NFSAM National Food Security Act Manual
NHCP National Handbook of Conservation Practices
NHEL Non-Highly Erodible Land
NHQ National Headquarters
NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NLEAP Nitrogen Leaching and Economic Analysis Package
NPPH National Planning Procedures Handbook
NRCD Natural Resource Conservation District
NRCS Natural Resource Conservation Service
NRI National Resources Inventory
NRPH National Range and Pasture Handbook
OGC Office of General Council
OMB Office of Management and Budgeting
PAT Process Action Team
PCMS Purchase Card Management System
PE Professional Engineer
PHEL Potential Highly Erodible Land
PI Phosphorus Index
PL-566 Small Watershed Program
PLGR Precision Lightweight Guidance Receiver
PMC Plant Material Center
POI Personal Office Identifier
PRMS Performance Reporting Measurement System
RC&D Resource Conservation and Development
RMS Resource Management System
RMS Rangeland Management Specialist
RUSLE Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation
SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
SCD Soil Conservation District
SERT State Emergency Response Team
SRC State Resource Conservationist
SRF State Revolving Fund
SRM Society for Range Management
SSURGO Soil Survey Geographic Data Base
STATSGO State Soil Geographic Data Base
SVAP Stream Visual Assessment Protocol
SWAPA Soil Water Air Plants and Animals
SWAPA+H Soil Water Air Plants Animals and Human
SWCA Soil and Water Conservation Assistance
SWCD Soil and Water Conservation District
SWCS Soil and Water Conservation Society
T&E Threatened and Endangered Species
TCAS Total Cost Accounting System
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
TSP Technical Service Provider
UACD Utah Association of Conservation Districts
UDAF Utah Department of Agriculture and Foods
UMARI Utah Manure Application Risk Index
USU Utah State University
WB Wildlife Biologist
WBP Water Bank Program
WC Wetlands Conservation
WebTCAS Web Based Total Cost Accounting System
WEPP Water Erosion Prediction Project
WEPS Wind Erosion Prediction Project
WEQ Wind Erosion Equation
WHIP Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
WHDP Wildlife Habitat Development Plan
WLA Workload Analysis
WQIP Water Quality Incentive Program
WRAS Watershed Restoration Action Strategies
WRP Wetlands Reserve Program
XLT Leadership Team