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Acronyms (some used by GG; many more in formal documents)

AIP – Agreement in Principle

AFLA – Amended Final License Application

AMC – Appalachian Mountain Club

AMM – Adaptive Management Measures

AW – American Whitewater

CRC – Connecticut River Conservancy

CTB – Cobblestone Tiger Beetle

DEP or MassDEP – Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

EEA / EOEEA – Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

EIS – Environmental Impact Statement

FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FL – FirstLight Power

FLA – Final License Application

FPA – Federal Power Act

GG – Greening Greenfield

ISO-NE – Independent Systems Operator – New England

MDFW – Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MEPA – Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act

MW – Megawatts

NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act

NMFS – National Marine Fisheries Service

NRF – Naturally Routed Flow

PM&E – Protection, Mitigation, & Enhancement

PTB – Puritan Tiger Beetle

REA – Ready for Environmental Analysis

SNS – Shortnose Sturgeon

TF – Turners Falls

TFI – Turners Falls Impoundment

TNC – The Nature Conservancy

USFWS – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS – United States Geological Survey (usually used in FirstLight documents for USGS “gage” or “gage flow”)

WQC – Water Quality Certificate


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  • Last Edited: February 19, 2024