MHW mean high water

MLLW Mean Lower Low Water

MLWL mean low-tide water line

NAP Normaal Amsterdams Peil [Dutch reference for sea level]

NCDENR North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources

NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

NHPA National Historic Preservation Act

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC National Research Council

NRCS Natural Resource and Conservation Service

NWP Nationwide Permit

PTD Public Trust Doctrine

RSM Regional Sediment Management

SAV submerged aquatic vegetation

SCDHEC South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

SPGP State Programmatic General Permit

USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USDHUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

VIMS Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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