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S&EP Safety and Environmental Protection
SAA South Atlantic Area (used within USDA, ARS -United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)
S.E.T.R.A.F. Safety of Enclosures for Toxics using Recirculating Air Filtration
SADT Self-Accelerating Decomposition Temperature
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SAF Safety Approval Form
SAR Safety Analysis Report
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act - US federal Legislation which reauthorized the "Superfund", a fund intended to clean up existing hazardous waste sites. It also established a federal community Right to Know and tightened industrial reporting requirements.
SARA Title III Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-to-Know Section of SARA, aka EPCRA
SB Senate Bill (California)
SB 14 Hazardous Waste Source Reduction and Management Review Act, H&S Code Section 2524412 et seq Porter-Cologne Water Code Section 13200 et seq Water Act Proposition 65 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, H&S Code Section 252495 et seq
SBR Styrene Butadiene Rubber
SCAQMD South Coast Air Quality Management District (California)
SCBA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCT Spectrum Control Technology
SDS
1) sodium dodecyl sulfate
2) Safety Data Sheet, new standardized replacement for Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) under global harmonization.
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act (Federal), 42 USC Section 300 et seq
SEAPPM Safety and Environmental Administrative Policy and Procedures
SEC Securities Exchange Commission
SEI Safety Equipment Institute
SERC State Emergency Response Commission
SHEM Safety, Health, and Environmental Management
SHEP Safety, Health, and Environmental Program
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIP State Implementation Plan (CAA)
SITE Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation
SNUR Significant New Use Rule, a regulatory term appearing in TSCA related considerations.
SO2 Sulfur Dioxide
SOB Souls on Board (aircraft)
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
SOT Society of Toxicology, a US-based, international professional society
SOx Oxides of sulfur. Used when the particular oxide is unimportant to the discussion, or when a mixture is being referred to.
SPCC Spill Prevention, Control (or Containment) and Countermeasures
SQG Small Quantity Generator (of waste), a status that relieves the generator of some EPA requirements
SR Senate Report (Federal bill originated in Senate)
SRP Scientific Review Panel (California)
SSE Stationary Source Enforcement
STCC Standard Transportation Commodity Code (used in rail shipment of hazardous materials)
STEL Short Term Exposure Limit (chemical exposure)
STLE Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
STP Standard Temperature and Pressure
SUD Safe Use Determination
SWAG Scientific Wild-Ass Guess (no offense please; this is truly a commonly used acronym in many fields of study, meaning, presumably, an educated guess)
SWA Solid Waste Act (aka RCRA)
SWAT Solid Waste Assessment Test
SWDA Solid Waste Disposal Act (US legislation)
SWIS Solid Waste Information System
SWMP Stormwater Monitoring Program
SWMU Solid Waste Management Unit
SWPPP Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
SWRCB State Water Resources Control Board (Cal/EPA)

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