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xi MANAGERâS GUIDE TO THE INTEGRATED ECOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS BISON Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation BLM Bureau of Land Management CHAT Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool COG Council of Governments CWA Clean Water Act DA Department of the Army DOT department of transportation DVRPC Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission EEP Ecosystem Enhancement Program EISPC Eastern Interconnection Statesâ Planning Council EO element occurrence EPA Environmental Protection Agency EROS Earth Resources Observation and Science (USGS) ESA Endangered Species Act FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FHWA Federal Highway Administration FTA Federal Transit Administration GAP Gap Analysis Program GIS geographic information system
xii MANAGERâS GUIDE TO THE INTEGRATED ECOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK IEF Integrated Ecological Framework LCC Landscape Conservation Cooperative LCCP Land Cover Characterization Program (USGS) LWI local watershed inventory MOU memorandum of understanding MPO metropolitan planning organization NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NGO nongovernmental organization NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service NWI National Wetlands Inventory PADUS Protected Areas Database of the United States REF Regional Ecosystem Framework REIDF Regional Ecosystem and Infrastructure Development Framework RGP regional general permit SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users SAMP special area management plan SHC strategic habitat conservation SHRP 2 Second Strategic Highway Research Program SLAMM Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model STIP State Transportation Improvement Program SWAP state wildlife action plan TCAPP Transportation for CommunitiesâAdvancing Projects through Partnerships, former name of PlanWorks TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century TIP Transportation Improvement Program TRB Transportation Research Board USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service USGS U.S. Geological Survey