Glossary of Terms


BMP: Best Management Practice

CPA: Community Preservation Act

CWA: Clean Water Act

DEP: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

DCR: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

EOEEA: Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency

GIS: Geographic Information System

LID: Low Impact Development

LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System

MAPC: Metropolitan Area Planning Council

MS4: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System

MWI: Massachusetts Watershed Initiative

MWRA: Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

NGO: Non-Governmental Organization

NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

SEP: Supplemental Environmental Project

SRF: State Revolving Fund

SuAsCo: Sudbury-Assabet-Concord Rivers

SWMI: Sustainable Water Management Initiative

TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load

USGS: United States Geological Survey

WAP: Watershed Action Plan

WCC: Watershed Community Council

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