Here are some common acronyms used by the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup:

AIR – Area in Recovery

AOC – Area of Concern

BCS – Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

BSC – Bird Studies Canada

BUI – Beneficial Use Impairment

COA – Canada and Ontario Agreement – Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem

CSMI – Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative

CSO – Combined Sewer Overflow

CWS – Canadian Wildlife Services

DDT – Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

DFO – Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

DRCC – Detroit River Canadian Cleanup

DRE – Detroit River Evening

ECCC – Environment Canada and Climate Change

ECSN – Essex County Stewardship Network

ERCA – Essex Region Conservation Authority

ERNHSS – Essex Region Natural Heritage System Strategy

GIS – Geographic Information System

GLIER – Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

GLWQA – Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

GLSF – Great Lakes Sustainability Fund

HEC – Huron to Erie Corridor (also called St. Clair – Detroit River System)

IBI – Index of Biotic Integrity

LAMP – Lakewide Action Management Plan

LE – Lake Erie

LOEL – Lowest Observable Effect Level

MISA – Municipal Industrial Strategy for Abatement

NOEL – No Observable Effect Level

NPS – Non-Point Source

OMOECC – Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

OMNRF – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

PAC – Public Advisory Council

PAH – Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

PCB – Polychlorinated Biphenyl

PWQMN – Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network

RAP – Remedial Action Plan

SAV – Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

S&IC – Steering and Implementation Committee (of the DRCC)

STB – Science and Technology Branch (Environment Canada)

US EPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency

RTB – Retention Treatment Basin

TDI – Total Daily Intake

WPA – Windsor Port Authority

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