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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Review of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management "Air Quality Modeling in the Gulf of Mexico Region" Study. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25600.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Review of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management "Air Quality Modeling in the Gulf of Mexico Region" Study. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25600.
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Appendix C: Acronyms AERMOD American Meteorological Society/Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Model AIS Automatic Identification Systems BEIS Biogenic Emissions Inventory System BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management CAA Clean Air Act CAMx Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions CART Classification And Regression Tree Cl Chlorine CMAQ Community Multi-scale Air Quality CO carbon monoxide COARE Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment EETs emission exemption thresholds EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FB fractional bias FE fractional gross error FRM federal reference method GOMR Gulf of Mexico Region MEGAN Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature MMIF Mesoscale Model Interface NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAM North American Model NEI National Emissions Inventory NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NMB normalized mean bias NME normalized mean error NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NO2 nitrogen dioxide NOX oxides of nitrogen OCD Offshore and Coastal Dispersion OCS outer continental shelf PBL planetary boundary layer PM particulate matter PM10 particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters ≤ 10 µm PM2.5 particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters ≤ 2.5 µm RCP representative concentration pathway RMS root mean square SER Significant Emission Rate SIL Significant Impact Level SO2 sulfur dioxide VOC volatile organic compounds WRF Weather Research and Forecasting 53

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Emissions associated with oil and gas exploration, development, and production on the Gulf waters can result in increased levels of air pollutants that contribute to a range of air quality impacts in the Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR). “Criteria air pollutants”, such as carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide, are considered harmful to public health and the environment. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the U.S. outer continental shelf oil and gas resources and is required to help manage air quality in the GOMR.

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