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Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Produced Water in the Western United States APPENDIX G Acronyms and Abbreviations ASR aquifer storage and recovery ATG (Powder River) Aquatic Task Group BER Board of Environmental Review BLM Bureau of Land Management CBM coalbed methane CBNG coalbed natural gas (i.e., coalbed methane) COGCC Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission COGIS Colorado Oil and Gas Information System CWA Clean Water Act DEQ (Wyoming) Department of Environmental Quality DIC dissolved inorganic carbon DIN dissolved inorganic nitrogen DNR (Utah) Department of Natural Resources DNRC Department of Natural Resources and Conservation DOGM (Utah) Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining DWR (Colorado) Division of Water Resources DWRi (Utah) Division of Water Rights EA environmental assessment EC electrical conductivity EIA Energy Information Administration EIS environmental impact statement EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Produced Water in the Western United States FTE Freeze/Thaw Evaporation GPC Groundwater Pollution Control IOGCC Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission LPR Little Powder River MBMG Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology MBOGC Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation MPDES Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NDIC North Dakota Industrial Commission NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NETL National Environmental Technology Laboratory NMED New Mexico Environment Department NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NRC National Research Council OCD Oil Conservation Division OOGO Onshore Oil and Gas Order PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PR Powder River PWMIS Produced Water Management Information System RO reverse osmosis RPSEA Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America SAR sodium-adsorption ratio SDI subsurface drip irrigation SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act SEO State Engineer’s Office SWQB (New Mexico) Surface Water Quality Bureau TIE toxicity identification and evaluation TDS total dissolved solids TOC total organic carbon TR Tongue River
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Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Produced Water in the Western United States UIC Underground Injection Control USDW underground source of drinking water USFS U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service USGS U.S. Geological Survey WQB Water Quality Board WQCC (New Mexico) Water Quality Control Commission WQCD (Colorado) Water Quality Control Division WQS water quality standards WSGS Wyoming State Geological Survey WYPDES Wyoming Pollutant Discharge Elimination System UNITS δ13Cdic delta 13; the difference between the (13C/12C) carbon isotope ratios mg/L milligrams per liter g/L micrograms per liter bbl barrels BCF billion cubic feet MCF thousand cubic feet TCF trillion cubic feet
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