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GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS AOGA American Oil and Gas Association API Americal Petroleum Institute AUV/AOV autonomous underwater vehicle or autonomously operated vehicle ASW anti-submarine warfare BOM Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior BRAT Benthic Resource Assessment Technique CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DOE Department of the Interior DPLA Deepwater Port Licensing Act DWPA The Deep Water Port Act EPA Environmental Protection Agency EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone HEW high level [radioactive] waste IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency JOMAR Joint Office for Mapping and Research, NOAA and USGS LDC London Dumping Convention LLW low level [radioactive] waste MFCMA Magnuson Fisheries Conservation and Management Act MMS Minerals Management Service, Department of the Interior MPRSA Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOPRDMPA National Ocean Pollution, Research, Development and Monitoring Planning Act NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NSF National Science Foundation NS&T National Status and Trends Program, NOAA OCS outer continental shelf OCSLA Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act ONR Office of Naval Research OTA Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress OTEC ocean thermal energy conversion REMOTS Remote Ecological Monitoring of the Sea Floor ROV remotely operated vehicle SAR synthetic aperture radar USGS U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior 131