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AADT: Average Annual Daily Traffic
AAO: Airport Approach Overlay
AASHTO: American Association of State and Highway Traffic Officials
ACS: American Community Survey
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act (U.S.)
ADT: Average Daily Traffic
ADU: Accessory Dwelling Unit
AIA: American Institute of Architects
AMI: Area Median Income
APA: American Planning Association
APO: Aquifer Protection Overlay
ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers
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BDA: Brunswick Downtown Association
BDC: Brunswick Development Corporation
BLS: Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S.)
BMP: Best Management Practice
BNAS: Brunswick Naval Air Station
BPAC: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
BRT: Bus Rapid Transit
BSD: Brunswick School District
  Brunswick Sewer District
BTIP: Biennial Transportation Improvement Plan (MaineDOT)
BTLT: Brunswicl-Topsham Land Trust
BTWD: Brunswick-Topsham Water District
BUILD: Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (formerly TIGER) Grant
BwH: Beginning with Habitat Program (run by MFIW)
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CAA: Clean Air Act (U.S.)
CAAA: Clean Air Act Amendments (U.S.)
CBD: Central Business District
CC&Rs: Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions
CCSWCD: Cumberland County Sewer and Water Conservation District
CDBG: Community Development Block Grant
CEO: Code Enforcement Officer
CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CFC: Chlorofluorocarbon
CIP: Capital Improvement Program (or Plan)
CMAQ: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (U.S.)
COG: Council of Governments
CPI: Consumer Price Index
CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
CRA: Community Reinvestment Act (U.S.)
CSS: Context Sensitive Solutions
CUP: Conditional Use Permit
CWA: Clean Water Act
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DEP: Department of Environmental Protection (applied to either USDEP or MDEP)
DMA: Disaster Mitigation Act (U.S.)
DOT: Department of Transportation (U.S.)
DU: Dwelling Unit
DWP: Drinking Water Program (ME)
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EDA: Economic Development Administration (U.S.)
EIS: Environmental Impact Statement
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)
EPCRA: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
ESA: Endangered Species Act (U.S.)
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FAA: Federal Aviation Administration
FAR: Floor Area Ratio
FBC: Form Based Code
FCC: Federal Communications Commission
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHA: Federal Housing Administration
FHWA: Federal Highway Administration
FIRM: Flood Insurance Rate Map
FOAA: Freedom of Access Act ("Right to Know Law")
FPO: Flood Protection Overlay
FRA: Federal Railroad Administration
FSC: Forest Stewardship Council
FTA: Federal Transit Administration
FTE: Full-Time Equivalent
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GBCI: Green Business Certification Inc. (formerly Green Building Certification Institute)
GFA: Gross Floor Area
GHG: Greenhouse Gas
GI: Green Infrastructure
GIS: Geographic Information System
GMA: Growth Management Act (ME)
GMI: Gross Monthly Income
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HAT: Highest Annual Tide
HCFC: Hydrochlorofluorocarbon
HOA: Homeowners Association
HPITC: Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit
HUD: Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S.)
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IDA: International Dark-Sky Association
IES: Illumination Engineering Society of North America
ITE: Institute of Traffic Engineers
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LCA: Life Cycle Analysis
LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LHMP: Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
LID: Low Impact Development
LIHTC: Low Income Housing Tax Credits
LOS: Level of Service
LULU: Locally Undesirable Land Use
LUPC: Land Use Planning Commission (ME)
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MaineDOT: Maine Department of Transportation
MCLs: Maximum Containment Levels
MDEP: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
MDMR: Maine Department of Marine Resources
MDOC: Maine Department of Conservation
MeGIS: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
MESA: Maine Endangered Species Act
MGS: Maine Geological Survey
MHO: Mobile Home Overlay
MHPC: Maine Historic Preservation Commission
MIFW: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
MMA: Maine Municipal Association
MMESA: Maine Marine Endangered Species Act
MNAP: Maine Natural Areas Program (run by MDOC)
MPIC: Master Plan Implementation Committee
MRRA: Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
M.R.S.: Maine Revised Statutes
MS4: Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System
MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area
MSHA: Maine State Housing Authority
MUBEC: Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
MUTCD: Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices
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NCSC: National Complete Streets Coalition
NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act
NFIP: National Flood Insurance Program
NFPA: National Fire Protection Association
NGO: Nongovernmental Organization
NHPA: National Historic Preservation Act
NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIMBY: "Not in My Back Yard"
NLIHC: National Low Income Housing Coalition
NNEPRA: Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency
NRCS: National Resource Conservation Service
NRPA: National Recreation and Parks Association
  Natural Resources Protection Act
NTSB: National Transportation Safety Board
NWI: National Wetlands Inventory
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P3: Public-Private Partnership
PBT: Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemical
PCBs: Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PFCs: Perfluorocarbons
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RFP: Request for Proposals
RFQ: Request for Qualifications
RLUIPA: Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (U.S.)
ROW: Right-of-Way
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SCORP: State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (ME)
SDWA: Safe Drinking Water Act (U.S.)
SF: Square Foot (Feet)
SITES: Sustainable Sites Initiative
SLODA: Site Location of Development Act (ME)
SPI: Soil Productivity Index
SPO: Shoreland Protection Overlay
  State Planning Office (In 2012 the State Planning Office was eliminated. However, Chapter 208: Comprehensive Plan Review Criteria remains, and is currently administered by the Municipal Planning Assistance Program in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.)
SRC: Staff Review Committee
SRI: Solar Reflective Index
SRTS: Safe Routes to Schools
STR: Short Term Rental (See also "VRBO")
SVP: Significant Vernal Pool
SWAP: Source Water Assessment Program (ME)
SWES: Small Energy Wind System
SWH: Significant Wildlife Habitat
SWOT: Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (Analysis)
SZA: Shoreland Zoning Act (ME)
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TCO: Telecommunications Overlay
TDR: Transfer of Development Rights
TEA-21: Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century (U.S.)
TIF: Tax Increment Financing
TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load
TND: Traditional Neighborhood Development
ToB: Town of Brunswick
TOD: Transit-Oriented Design
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UIS: Urban Impaired Stream
ULI: Urban Land Institute
USACE: United States Army Corps of Engineers
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
USDI: United States Department of the Interior
USFS: United States Forest Service
USFWS: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USGBC: United States Green Building Council
USGS: United States Geologic Survey
USHA: United States Housing Act
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VMT: Vehicle-Miles Traveled
VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds
VRAP: Voluntary Response Action Program
VRB: Village Review Board
VRBO: Vacation Rental by Owner (See also "STR")
VRO: Village Review Overlay
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WHPA: Wellhead Protection Area
WPO: Wildlife Protection Overlay
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ZBA: Zoning Board of Appeals