Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

Organizations and Acronyms
Air Pollution Control Association (APCA)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists  (AAPG)
American Chemical Society   (ACS)
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists   (ACGIH)
American Electrochemical Society   (AES)
American Electromechanical Society (AES)
American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society   (AESF)
American Foundrymen's Association (AFA)
American Foundrymen's Society   (AFS)
American Gas Association   (AGA)
American Geological Institute   (AGI)
American Heritage Center   (AHC)
American Industrial Hygiene Association   (AIHA)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers   (AIChE)
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc.   (AIME)
American Iron and Steel Institute   (AISI)
American National Standards Institute   (ANSI) (U.S. rep. to ISO)
American Petroleum Institute   (API)
American Public Health Association   (APHA)
American Society for Metals   (ASM)
American Society for Testing & Materials   (ASTM)
American Society of Civil Engineers   (ASCE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers   (ASME)
American Society of Safety Engineers   (ASSE)
Association of Iron Ore Exporting Countries (AIOEC)
Bituminous Coal Institute (BCI)
Bituminous Coal Operators' Association (BCOA)
Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology   (CANMET)
Canada Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum  (CIM)
Central Selling Organization (CSO)
Commission of the European Communities  (CEC)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation  (CSIRO)
Conseil Intergouvernemental des Pays Exportateurs de Cuivre (CIPEC)
Coordinating Research Council  (CRC)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research   (CSIR)
Council on Environmental Quality   (CEQ)
Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA)
EROS Data Center   (EROS)
European Coal and Steel Community   (ECSC)
European Union  (EU)
European Free Trade Association  (EFTA)
Federal Emergency Management Administration   (FEMA)
General Services Administration   (GSA)
Geological Society of America   (GSA)
GeoRef Information Services  (GeoRef)
Geoscience Information Society   (GIS)
Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute   (IITRI)
Independent Petroleum Association of America   (IPAA)
Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques  (INERIS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (IEEE)
Institute of Makers of Explosives   (IME)
Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE)
Institution of Mining and Metallurgy   (IMM)
Instrument Society of America  (ISA)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC)
International Copper Study Group   (ICSG)
International Energy Agency  (IEA)
International Labor Organization  (ILO)
International Lead and Zinc Study Group  (ILZSG)
International Nickel Study Group  (INSG)
International Organization for Standardization   (ISO)
International Tin Council (ITC) (defunct)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry   (IUPAC)
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics   (IUPAP)
Joint Army-Navy-Air Force (JANAF)
Lawrence Livermore Laboratories   (LLL)
Manufacturing Chemists Association (MCA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology   (MIT)
Mine Safety and Health Administration   (MSHA)
Minerals Management Service   (MMS)
National Academy of Sciences  (NAS)
National Coal Board (U.K.) (NCB)
National Independent Coal Operators Association (NICOA)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health  (NIOSH)
National Institute of Health  (NIH)
National Institute of Standards and Technology  (NIST)
National Labor Relations Board  (NLRB)
National Mine Rescue Association  (NMRA)
National Petrochemical and Refiners Association   (NPRA)
National Petroleum Association (NPA)
National Research Council  (NRC)
National Science Foundation  (NSF)
National Stone Association  (NSA)
National Technical Information Service  (NTIS)
Northwest Mining Association   (NWMA)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission  (NRC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration  (OSHA)
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission  (OSHRC)
Office of Science and Technology Policy  (OSTP)
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement  (OSM)
Office of Technology Assessment  (OTA)
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries  (OAPEC)
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries  (OPEC)
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME)
Society of Automotive Engineers  (SAE)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists  (SEG)
Standard Industrial Classification  (SIC)
Tennessee Valley Authority  (TVA)
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society  (TMS)
U.S. International Trade Commission Division of Minerals and Metals
United Mine Workers of America  (UMWA)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development  (UNCTD)
United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
United States Bureau of Mines (USBM)
United States Geological Survey  (USGS)
United Steelworkers of America  (USWA)