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Acronyms commonly used during FICMNEW meetings and in distributed notes

Term/ Acronym

Meaning

ACEArmy Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense (also COE)

ACK55

Bioherbicide Pseudomonas fluorescens strain ACK55

AM

Ante Meridian (morning)

AMS

Agricultural Marketing Service

ANSTF

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture

APIPP

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

BLM

Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior

BOR

Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Interior

CISP

Center for Invasive Species Prevention

CO

Colorado

COECorps of Engineers, Department of Defense (also ACE)

CONABIO

National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (in Spanish)

CWMA

Cooperative Weed Management Area

D7

bioherbicide Pseudomonas fluorescens strain D7

DC

District of Columbia

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of Interior

DOS

Department of State

DOT

Department of Transportation

EA

Environmental Assessment

EAB

Emerald Ash Borer

EDDMapS

Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System

EDRR

Early Detection Rapid assessment and Response

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EO

Executive Order

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPPC

Exotic Plant Pest Council

ET

Eastern Time

FACA

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FEIS

Fire Effects Information System

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation

FICMNEW

Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious Exotic Weeds

FSA Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture

FWS

Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior

GrSG

Greater Sage Grouse

ICR

Internal Control Review

IPInvasive Plants

IPC

Invasive Plant Council; also, Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

IPM

Integrated Pest Management

ISAC

Invasive Species Advisory Committee (FACA Committee of NISC)

ITAP

Federal Interagency Committee on Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens

LLC

Limited Liability Company

MAP-21

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act 

MOU

Memorandum Of Understanding

NAISF

North American Invasive Species Forum (formerly Weeds Across Borders),

NAISMA

North American Invasive Species Management Association (formerly NAWMA)

NAISN

North American Invasive Species Network

NAWMA

North American Weed Management Association (former name, now NAISMA)

NBVC

Naval Base Ventura County, Department of Defense

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization, generally not-for-profit

NIFA

National Institute of Food an Agriculture, Department of Agriculture

NISC

National Invasive Species Council

NISMS

National Invasive Species Management System (Bureau of Land Management)

NOAA

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency, Department of Commerce

NPS

National Park Service, Department of Interior

NW

North West

NY

New York

OESHA

Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, Department of Energy

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

PA

Pennsylvania

PM

Post Meridian (afternoon), also Presidential Memorandum

PRISM

Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management

RFP

Request For Proposals

RFS

Renewable Fuel Standard program (EPA)

RIN

Regulation Identification Number (EPA)

RRIS

Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition

SAFED

FICMNEW elist for federal employees

SD-DA

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

SRTD

Seed Regulatory and Testing Division

Spp

species

TN

Tennessee

URL

Web address; Uniform Resource Locator

US

United States

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USFS

United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

USGS

United States Geological Survey, Department of Interior

WAB

Weeds Across Borders (now North American Invasive Species Forum)

WRA

Weed Risk Assessment

WSSA

Weed Science Society of America

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