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Acronyms

A/E
Architectural and Engineering
AASHTO
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
AI
Appraisal Institute
AQB
Appraisal Qualifications Board
BIA
Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM
Bureau of Land Management
BMP
Best Management Practices
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
DBE
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
DCF
Discounted Cash Flow
DOI
Department of the Interior
DOT
Department of Transportation
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EJ
Environmental Justice
EO
Executive Order of the President of the United States of America
FAA
Federal Aviation Administration
FAP
Federal Aid Primary
FAS
Federal Aid Secondary
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
FIRREA
Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act
FMV
Fair Market Value
FRA
Federal Railroad Administration
GAO
General Accounting Office
GIS
Geographic Information Services
GSA
General Services Administration
HBA
Highway Beautification Act
HUD
Department of Housing and Urban Development
ILO
In-Lieu of Actual Moving Expenses
IRS
Internal Revenue Service
IRWA
International Right of Way Association
ISTEA
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
LEED
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LPA
Local Public Agency
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MPO
Metropolitan Planning Organization
NAHBA
National Alliance of Highway Beautification Agencies
NAR
National Association of Realtors
NAREB
National Association of Real Estate Brokers
NCHRP
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act
NHI
National Highway Institute
NHS
National Highway System
NPS
National Park Service
OAC
Outdoor Advertising Control
OLM
Office of Land Management
OMB
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
ORES
Office of Real Estate Services
PDG
Project Development Guide
R/W
Right-of-Way
RAP
Rental Assistance Payment
RFP
Request For Proposal
RHP
Replacement Housing Payment
ROW
Right of Way
SAFETEA-LU
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SDOT RW/RE
State Department of Transportation Right-of-Way/Real Estate
SIP
State Implementation Plan
STEP
Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program
TEA-21
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century--1998
U.S.C.
United States Code
URA
Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (Uniform Relocation Act)
USGS
United States Geological Survey
USPAP
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
WET
Wetland Evaluation Technique
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