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VISTAS – means Visibility Improvement State and Tribal Association of the Southeast. A collaborative effort of state governments, tribal governments, and various federal agencies established to initiate and coordinate activities associated with the management of regional haze, visibility, and other air quality issues in the Southeastern United States.

VMT – means vehicle miles traveled. One vehicle traveling the distance of one mile equals one VMT. This measure is used to estimate congestion, fuel consumption, and a host of other key transportation-related factors.

Volatile Organic Compound or VOC – means a volatile organic compound as that term is defined by the USEPA at 40 CFR 51.100(s).  A VOC per this definition is any compound of carbon (other than carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbonates, metallic carbides, and ammonium carbonate) which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions.  This term excludes those compounds which the USEPA has excluded from its definition of VOC in the list set forth at 40 CFR 51.100(s).