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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