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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2007. Coal: Research and Development to Support National Energy Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11977.
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Appendix F
Acronyms and Abbreviations

ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

ACARP Australian Coal Association Research Program

ACR Australian Coal Research

ACT accelerated technology

AEO Annual Energy Outlook

AFBC atmospheric fluidized bed combustion

AML abandoned mine lands

BCR Bituminous Coal Research

BLM Bureau of Land Management

Btu British thermal unit

CAST Center for Advanced Separation Technology

CCPI Clean Coal Power Initiative

CCS carbon capture and sequestration (alt. carbon capture and storage)

CCTDP Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program

CP carbon price

CRCMining Cooperative Research Centre for Mining

CTL coal-to-liquids

CURC Coal Utilization Research Council

DoD Department of Defense

DOE Department of Energy

DOE-EERE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE)

DOE-EIA Energy Information Administration (DOE)

DOE-FE Office of Fossil Energy (DOE)

DOE-OE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2007. Coal: Research and Development to Support National Energy Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11977.
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DOI Department of the Interior

DOL Department of Labor

DRB Demonstrated Reserve Base

EC European Commission

EIA Energy Information Administration (DOE)

EOR enhanced oil recovery

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPRI Electric Power Research Institute

ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration

ERR Estimated Recoverable Reserves

FGD flue gas desulfurization

FP fuel price

FY fiscal year

GDP gross domestic product

GHG greenhouse gas

GIS geographic information system

GRE Great River Energy

Gt gigaton

GW gigawatt

IEA International Energy Agency

IGCC integrated gasification combined cycle

IOF Industry of the Future

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IWUB Inland Waterways Users Board

MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration

Mt megaton

NCEP National Commission on Energy Policy

NCRA National Coal Resource Assessment

NEMS National Energy Modeling System

NETL National Energy Technology Laboratory

NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NMA National Mining Association

NSF National Science Foundation

O&G oil and gas

O&M operations and maintenance

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ORD Office of Research and Development (EPA)

OSM Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

PC pulverized coal

PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PPII Power Plant Improvement Initiative

PRB Powder River Basin

R&D research and development

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2007. Coal: Research and Development to Support National Energy Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11977.
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RD&D research, development, and demonstration

RRAM Recoverable Reserves at Active Mines

SMCRA Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

SNG substitute natural gas (also known as synthetic natural gas)

UIC Underground Injection Control

UMWA United Mine Workers of America

UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

USACE U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

USBM U.S. Bureau of Mines

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

WEC World Energy Council

WEO World Energy Outlook

WETO World Energy, Technology, and Climate Policy Outlook

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2007. Coal: Research and Development to Support National Energy Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11977.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2007. Coal: Research and Development to Support National Energy Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11977.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2007. Coal: Research and Development to Support National Energy Policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11977.
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Coal will continue to provide a major portion of energy requirements in the United States for at least the next several decades. It is imperative that accurate information describing the amount, location, and quality of the coal resources and reserves be available to fulfill energy needs. It is also important that the United States extract its coal resources efficiently, safely, and in an environmentally responsible manner. A renewed focus on federal support for coal-related research, coordinated across agencies and with the active participation of the states and industrial sector, is a critical element for each of these requirements.

Coal focuses on the research and development needs and priorities in the areas of coal resource and reserve assessments, coal mining and processing, transportation of coal and coal products, and coal utilization.

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