MMSA-Good Samaritan Protection for AML Cleanup
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Good Samaritan Protection to Enhance
Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup
- Finding a Path Forward


Terminology and Definitions


AEMA - American Exploration & Mining Association
AMD - acid mine drainage
AML - Abandoned Mine Lands
AOC - Administrative Order on Consent
ARD/ML - acid rock drainage/metal leaching
ARPA - AML Reclamation Partnership Act (H.R. 2937?)
AWAR - Advance Work Authorization Request
BLM - Bureau of Land Management
BMP  - Best Management Practice
CCWF - Clear Creek Watershed Foundation
CDPHE - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (also known as Superfund)
CMC  - Colorado Mountain College
CSM - Colorado School of Mines
CWA - Clean Water Act
CY  - Cubic Yards
DRMS - Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety
EE/CA - Engineering Evaluation Cost Analysis
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
FWS - Fish and Wildlife Service
GS, Good Sam - Good Samaritan
MMSA - Mining and Metallurgical Society of America
MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
NTF - Nevada Trust Fund
NFF  - National Forest Foundation
NGO - Non-governmental organization
NMA - National Mining Association
NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPS - National Park Service
O&M - Operations and maintenance cost
PRP - Potentially Responsible Party
QP - Qualified Professional
RCRA  - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SHPO - State Historical Preservation Office
Superfund - See CERCLA
TSCA - Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
TU - Trout Unlimited
USFS - U.S. Forest Service
USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
USMIN - USGS mineral deposit database project
VCUP - Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Program (Colorado)
WGA - Western Governors Association
WOTUS - Waters of the U.S.
WQ - Water Quality


RCRA Definitions

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