|AAC||Alaska Administrative Code|
|AADT||Annual Average Daily Traffic (count) AAGPC|
|AAGSG||Alaskan Arctic Gas Study Group
The Alaskan Company involved in one of the pipeline proposals that was not selected. (From Prudhoe Bay, across the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, through the Mackenzie Valley and south to U. S. markets.)
|AAO||Agency Authorized Officer|
|AAP||Affirmative Action Plan|
|AC||Office of Cost Analysis & Audit (OFI term) ACC|
|ACI||Alaska Consultants, Inc.|
|ACHP||Advisory Council on Historic Preservation ACMA|
|ACMP||Alaska Coastal Management Program|
|ADCRA||Alaska Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs(State) ADEC|
|ADGC||Alaska Dept. of Governmental Coordination ADL|
|ADL||Alaska Department of Labor|
|ADNR||Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
The Alaska department concerned with gas and oil pipelines through the State.
|ADOL||Alaska Dept. of Labor (State)|
|ADOT/PF||Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT/PF)|
|AEIDC||Alaska Environmental Information & Data Center AEWC|
|AFN||Alaska Federation of Natives AGCF|
|AKLFO||Alaska Leg Field Office (OFI term) AMSA|
|ANCSA||Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act|
|ANGTA||Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act
U.S. Law which outlined a procedure for selection of a pipeline route for ANGTS
|ANNGTC||Alaska Northwest Natural Gas Transportation Company
A consortium of companies whose objective was to build the Alaska segment of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System. Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Company was their operating member.
|ANGTS||Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System
The entire gas pipeline project from Prudhoe Bay to California and the midwest U. S.
|ANILCA||Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act ANS|
|ANWR||Arctic National Wildlife Refuge|
|AO||Authorized Officer (BLM)|
|AOGCC||Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (State) API|
|APSC||Alyeska Pipeline Service Company ARCO|
|ARPA||Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 AS|
|ASRC||Arctic Slope Regional Corp. ATP|
|bcfd||billion cubic feet per day|
|BIA||Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. BLM|
|BLS||Bureau of Labor Statistics|
|nwpd||barrels of water per day|
|CAA||Clean Air Act|
|CAGPL||Canadian Arctic Gas Pipeline Ltd. (FPC term) CAGSL
The Canadian company involved in one of the pipeline proposals which was not selected.
|CAH||central arctic (caribou) herd|
|CCE||Certification Cost Estimate|
|CCSE||Certification Cost & Schedule Estimate|
|CEAC||Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee CEQ
A council reporting to the U.S. President on the legal and factual sufficiency of the impact statements presented on the gas pipeline project.
|CFR||code of federal regulations|
|CIP||capital improvement project|
|CMP||Coastal Management Program|
|COE||Corps of Engineers, U. S.|
|CPF||central production facility|
|CRETC||Cold Regions Engineering Technical Committee CRREL|
|CWA||Clean Water Act|
|CZM||Coastal Zone Management CZMA|
|DEC||Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (also ADEC) DEIS|
|DNR||Alaska Department of Natural Resources (also ADNR)
The Alaska department concerned with gas and oil pipelines through the State
|DFA||Deputy Federal Inspector, Alaska (OFI term)|
|DFI||Deputy Federal Inspector, Washington (OFI term)|
|DFLW||Division of Forest, Land, & Water Management, Alaska DOC|
|DOD||Department of Defense, U.S.|
|DOE||Department of Energy, U. S.|
|DOJ||Department of Justice, U.S.|
|DOI||Department of Interior, U.S.|
|DOL||Department of Labor, Alaska (ADOL)|
|DOT/PF||Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT/PF) DPDP|
|DWM||Division of Wildlife Management (North Slope Brough) EA|
|EARP||Environmental Assessment Review Panel
A committee of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Environment set up to assess the environmental impact of the gas pipeline across Canada.
|EC||Office of Engineering (OFI term)|
|EE||Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Minority Business Opportunity (OFI term)|
|EEO||Equal Employment Opportunity|
|EEO/MBE||Equal Employment Opportunity/Minority Business Enterprise (SPCO term)|
|EIA||Energy Information Administration, U.S. EIS|
|EL||Eastern Leg (OFI term)|
|EPA||Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. EPAL|
|EPB||Executive Policy Board, U.S.
A board with members from eight (8) Federal agencies set up to advise the Federal Inspector.
|EPNG||El Paso Natural Gas Company
The company which filed to construct the all-Alaska pipeline route which was not selected.
|ER||Office of Environmental Review (OFI term) ERA
Branch of U. S. Department of Energy
|F&G||Department of Fish and Game, Alaska (ADF&G) F&WS|
|FAA||Federal Aviation Administration|
|FBE||Female Business Enterprise|
|FBI||Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|FCC||Federal Communications Commission FEA
An independent five (5) member commission within the U.S. Department of Energy which sets rates for gas and transportation of gas through pipelines. The companies must get a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from this agency before they can begin construction of the pipeline. Before they can get the Certificate, they must prove their capability of constructing a safe well- designed pipeline and of getting the financing to do so.
|FIMIS||Federal Inspector's Management Information System|
|Fluor||Major subcontractor to Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Company FNSB|
|FOIA||Freedom of Information Act|
|FPC||Federal Power Commission
Predecessor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
|FPL||Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd.
A company building a section of the Canadian leg of the gas pipeline
|FWS||Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. (F&WS) GAO|
|GATS||Government Authority Tracking System
A computer system shared by NWA, OFI, and SPCO to track permits and government authorizations.
|GC||Office of General Counsel|
|GAO||General Accounting Office, U.S. GMU|
|HCRS||Heritage Conservation & Recreation Service|
|IAND||Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development, Canada ICS|
|ITAA||Interstate Transmission Associates (Arctic) (FPC term) IMIS|
|IROR||Incentive Rate of Return
A formula devised by the U.S. government to set allowable return for the pipeline company and to act as an artificial competition to keep project costs down.
|IRS||Internal Revenue Service, U.S.|
|ISER||Institute of Social & Economic Research, University of Alaska. A research institute providing many of the social and economic reports on the Alaska gas pipeline project and Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline project.|
|JFWAT||Joint Fish & Wildlife Advisory Team JGPC|
|JPO||Joint Pipeline Office|
|LGL||LGL Ecological Research Associates Inc. LNG|
|LOA||letter of authority|
|MBE||Minority Business Enterprise|
|MLA||Mineral Leasing Act|
|MLUP||Miscellaneous Land Use Permit MMAP|
|MOU||Memorandum of Understanding NAPCO Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Co. NAPLINE Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Co.|
|NARS||National Archives & Record Service, U.S.|
|NASA||National Aeronautics & Space Administration, U.S.|
|NBPL||Northern Border Pipe Line|
|NEB||National Energy Board
Canadian Federal agency that regulates oil and gas industries.
|NEPA||National Environmental Protection Act NGPA|
|NHPA||National Historic Preservation Act|
|NOAA||National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration No. B. PL|
|NOW||Northwest Alaska Co. (FPC term)|
|NPA||Northern Pipeline Agency
The Canadian Federal agency set up to oversee planning for and construction of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline System sections in Canada.
|NPR-A||National Petroleum Reserve -Alaska NPS|
|NSB||North Slope Borough|
|NTP||Notice to Proceed|
|NWA||Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Company
The company proposing to build the Alaska segment of the gas pipeline. Operating member of Alaskan Natural Gas Transportation Company (formerly known as Alcan Pipeline Company).
|OA||Office of Administration, OFI|
|OAC||Contracts Management Division (OFI term) OAP|
|OAS||Office of Aircraft Services, U.S.|
|OAS||Support Services Division, OFI|
|OFI||Office of the Federal Inspector, U.S.
An independent office set up to coordinate all the U.S. government permits and applications for the pipeline project. This office had enforcement authority of all U.S. agencies with jurisdiction over any aspects of the pipeline.
|OMB||Office of Management & Budget OPM|
|PC||Office of Permits & Compliance PG & E|
|PGT||Pacific Gas Transmission Co. (FPC term) PITCO|
|PSI||Planning Systems International|
|PSI||Pounds Per Square Inch|
|PST||Pipeline Surveillance Team|
|RFP||Request for Proposal|
|ROW||Right of Way over lands|
|SAC||Systems Development Corporation, Unified Industries, Inc. SES|
|SHPO||State Historic Preservation Office SLOP|
|SOCAL||Southern California Gas Co. (FPC term) SOW|
|SPCO||State Pipeline Coordinator Office
A division of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Alaska. Its role is to act as the one window between the pipeline company, U. S. federal government, local governments, and State agencies on all matters affecting the pipeline.
|TAGS||Trans-Alaska Gas System
proposed 3" pipeline to Kenai Alaska primarily for LNG sales to Pacific rim markets
|TAPS||Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
The oil pipeline constructed across Alaska by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
|tcf||trillion cubic feet|
|tcfg||trillion cubic feet of gas|
|TUPS||Temporary Use Permits|
|U of A||University of Alaska|
|UAA||University of Alaska Anchorage|
|UAF||University of Alaska Fairbanks UDSL
A computer program to track NCR's & RCA's
|UII/SDC||Unified Industries, Inc./Systems Development Corporation USCG|
|USDA||U. S. Department of Agriculture USDOC|
|USGS||U. S. Geological Survey|
|WAH||Western Arctic Herd (caribou) WL|