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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Snowmobiling Acronyms

ACEC - Area of Critical Environmental Concern

ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Snowmobilers snowmobiling along a trail APD - Application for Permit to Drill

AUM - Animal Unit Month

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

CA - Conservation Agreement

CEQ - Council on Environmental Quality

CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations

CS - Conservation Strategy

CX - Categorical Exclusion

DM - Departmental Manual

DNA - Documentation of Land Use Plan Conformance and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Adequacy

DOI - Department of the Interior

DR - Decision Record (for an EA)

EA - Environmental Assessment

EIS - Environmental Impact Statement

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

ESA - Endangered Species Act

FACA - Federal Advisory Committee Act

FWS - Fish and Wildlife Service

FLPMA - Federal Land Policy and Management Act

FONSI - Finding of No Significant Impact

GIS - Geographic Information System

IBLA - Interior Board of Land Appeals

IMP - Interim Management Policy

LAC - Limits of Acceptable Change

LUP - Land use plan

MFP - Management Framework Plan

MOU - Memorandum of Understanding

NOA - Notice of Availability

NOI - Notice of Intent

NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act

NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service

NPS - National Park Service

OHV - Off-Highway Vehicle

PAC - Provincial Advisory Council

POD - Plan of Development

RAC - Resource Advisory Council

RMP - Resource Management Plan

RNA - Research and Natural Area

ROD - Record of Decision (for an EIS)

ROS - Recreation Opportunity Spectrum

T&E - Threatened and Endangered

TMDL - Total Maximum Daily Load

U.S.C. - United States Code

VRM - Visual Resource Management

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American Council of Snowmobile Associations
271 Woodland Pass, STE 216
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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