Acronyms and glossary

Please select a letter below for a list of environmental acronyms and glossary definitions.

A

data qualifiers - method (analytical) qualifier - A

A

data qualifiers - organic analysis - A

A-106

Office of Management and Budget Circular #A-106

AA

Atomic Absorption

AAQS

Ambient Air Quality Standard

ABM

Abrasive Blasting Media

ACGIH

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

ACH

Air Changes per Hour

ACHP

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

A-E

Architect-Engineer

AF

Soil Adherence Factor to skin, mg/cm2

AFCEE

Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment

Ag

Silver

AIRFA

American Indian Religious Freedom Act

AL

Action Level

Al

Aluminum

AM

Action Memorandum

ANOVA

Analysis of Variance

ANPR

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

B

data qualifiers - metals analysis - B

B

data qualifiers - organic analysis - B

Ba

Barium

BAA

Broad Agency Announcement

BACT

Best Available Control Technology

BADCAT

Bay Area Defense Conversion Action Team

BADT

Best Available Demonstrated Technology

BAEF

Bay Area Economic Forum

BAF

Bioaccumulation Factor

BC

Blind Copy

BCDP

Base Catalyzed Decomposition Process

BCF

Bioconcentration Factor

BCP

BRAC Cleanup Plan

BCT

BRAC Cleanup Team

BD/DR

Building Demolition/Debris Removal

BDAT

Best Demonstrated Available Technology

Be

Beryllium

BEC

BRAC Environmental Coordinator

Benthos

Benthic Organism

BEP

bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate

bgs

below ground surface

BHC

Benzene Hexachloride (Lindane)

BIOPLUME

Computer model to predict the maximum extent of existing plumes

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BMD

Benchmark Dose

BMP

Best Management Practice

BMP

Bi-Metallic Process

BNA

Base Neutral Acid Compound

BNA

Base-Neutral and Acid-Extractable orgranic compounds - now SVOCs

BNP

bimetallic nanoscale particle

BOD

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

BOD

Biological Oxygen Demand

BP

Boiling Point

Br

Bromine

BRAC

Base Realignment and Closure

BSL

BTAG Screening Level

BTAG

Biological Technical Assistance Group

BTEX

Benzene, Tolulene, Ethyl benzene and Xylene

BTU

British Thermal Unit

BTX

Benzene, Toluene and Xylene

BUMED

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

BW

Body Weight, kg

C

Carbon

C

data qualifiers - method (analytical) qualifier - C

C

data qualifiers - organic analysis - C

Ca

Calcium

CA

Cooperative Agreement

CA

Corrective Action

CA

Corrective Action or Cleanup Action

CAA

Clean Air Act

CAAA

Clean Air Act Amendments

CADD

Computer Aided Design and Drafting

CAP

Corrective Action Plan

CAS

Chemical Abstract Service Registration Number

CATEX

Categorical Exclusion

CAX

Cheatham Annex

CBC

Construction Battalion Center

Cd

Cadmium

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

CDF

Confined Disposal Facility

CEAM

Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling

CEC

Civil Engineer Corps

CEQ

Council on Environmental Quality

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

CERCLIS

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Information System

CERFA

Community Environmental Response Facilitation Act of 1992

CES

Cost Effective Sampling

CEU

Continuing Education Units

CF

Conversion Factor

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CFM

Cubic Feet per Minute

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CFS

Cubic Feet per Second

CH20

Formaldehyde

CH4

Methane

CHF

Contaminant Hazard Factor

CI

Confidence Interval

CIMAGE

CIMAGE

cis 1,2-DCE

cis 1,2-Dichloroethene

CITT

conservative interwell tracer test

Cl

Chlorine

Cl-

Chlorides

CLEAN

Comprehensive Long Term Environmental Action, Navy

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

D

data qualifiers - organic analysis - D

d13C

del C 13

dB

decibel

DCA

Dichloroethane

DCE

Dichloroethene or Dichloroethylene

DCP

Dichlorophenol

DD

Decision Document

DDD

Dichloro-Diphenyl-Dichloroethane (Rhothane)

DDE

Dichloro-Diphenyl-dichloro-Ethene

DDT

Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane

DEHNR

Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources

DENIX

Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange

DER

Department of Environmental Resources

DERA

Defense Environmental Restoration Account

DERP

Defense Environmental Restoration Program

DERPMIS

Defense Env'l Restoration Program Management Information System

DFM

Diesel Fuel Marine

h

viscosity

DL

Detection Limit

mg/kg

micrograms/kilogram - equivalent to ppb

mg/L (ðmg/l)

micrograms/liter - equivalent to ppb

DMM

Discarded Military Munitions

mm

micron

DMR

Discharge Monitoring Report

DMSO

Dimethyl Sulfoxide

DNAPL

Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid

DNR

Department of Natural Resources

DO

Dissolved Oxygen

DOC

Department of Commerce

DOC

Dissolved Organic Carbon

DoD Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOIT

Demonstration of On-site Innovative Technologies

DOJ

Department of Justice

DOL

Department of Labor

DON

Department of the Navy

DOS

Department of State

DOT

Department of Transportation

DP

Direct Push

DPM

Defense Priority Model

DQ(*)

Data Qualifiers - Duplicate analysis not within control limits.

DQA

Data Quality Assessment

DQO

Data Quality Objective

DRMO

Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office

DSERTS

Defense Site Environmental Restoration Tracking System

DSMOA

Defense/State Memorandum of Agreement

DSMOA

DoD/State Memorandum of Agreement

DTSC

Department of Toxic Substances Control

DUS

Dynamic Underground Stripping

DWS

Drinking Water Standard

E

data qualifiers - organic analysis - E

E/P

Evaporation/Percolation

EA

Environmental Assessment

EBSL

Environmental Baseline Survey for Lease

EBSL/EBST

Environmental Baseline Survey for Lease/Transfer

EBST

Environmental Baseline Survey for Transfer

EC

Effective Concentration

ECE

Environmental Compliance Evaluation

EDB

Ethylene Dibromide

EDD

Enforcement Decision Document

EDXRF

Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence

EE

Engineering Evaluation

EE/CA

Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis

Eh

Redox Potential

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EL

Exposure Level

ELCR

Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk

ELISA

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

EM

electromagnetic

EMAP

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

EMAP

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program data

EMSL

Environmental Monitoring System Laboratory

Endrin

Endrin

ENRP

Environmental and Natural Resources Program

EO

Executive Order

EO

Explosive Ordnance

EP

Evaporation, Percolation

EP

Extraction Procedure

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA ID

EPA identification number

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

EPIC

Environmental Photographic Interpretation Center

EPTC

Extraction Procedure Toxicity Characteristic

EQ

Environmental Quality

EQ Strategic Plan

Tri Service Environmental Quality Research and Development Strategic Plan

ER

Environmental Restoration

ER, N

Environmental Restoration, Navy

ERA

Ecological Risk Assessment

ER-L

Effects Range-Low

ER-M

Effects Range-Median

ERP

Emergency Response Plan

ERT

Emergency Response Team

ERTAT

Ecological Risk Technical Assistance Team

ESA

Endangered Species Act

ESC

Endangered Species Council

ESI

Expanded Site Inspection

ESTCP

Environmental Security Technology Certification Program

ETIC

Environmental Technology Implementation Contract

eV

electron Volts

EW

extraction well

EZ

Exclusion Zone

EZVI

emulsified zero-valent iron

F

data qualifiers - method (analytical) qualifier - F

F

Fahrenheit

F

Fluorine

F&G

funnel and gate

FAR

Federal Acquistion Regulation

FC

Fluorocarbon

Fe

Iron

FEC

Facilities Engineering Command

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FFA

Federal Facilities Agreement

FFA

Federal Facility Agreement

FFCA

Federal Facilities Compliance Act

FFS

Focused Feasibility Study

FFSRA

Federal Facility State Remediation Agreement

FID

Flame Ionization Device/Detector

FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

FISC

Fleet and Industrial Support Center

FIT

Field Investigation Team

FLP

Flash Point

FML

Flexible Membrane Liner

FNSI

Finding of No Significant Impact

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FORTRAN

Formula Translation (Computer Language)

FOSL

Finding of Suitability for Lease

FOST

Finding of Suitability for Transfer

FPD

Flame Photometric Detector

FR

Federal Register

FRTR

Federal Remediation Technology Roundtable

FS

Feasibility Study

FSP

Field Sampling Plan

ft

feet or foot

FUDS

Formerly Used Defense Sites

FWPCA

Federal Water Pollution Control Act (CWA)

FWQC

Federal Water Quality Criteria

FWS

US Fish and Wildlife Service

FY

Fiscal Year

FYDP

Future Year Defense Plan

GAC

Granular Activated Carbon

GAO

General Accounting Office

GC

Gas Chromatography

GC/MS

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

GIS

Geographic Information System

GLC

Gas Liquid Chromatography

GMP

Groundwater Monitoring Plan

GOCO

Government Owned/Contractor Operated

gpd

gallons per day

gpm

gallons per minute

GPR

Ground Penetrating Radar

Gr°

standard Gibbs free energy

GSA

General Services Administration

GTS

Geostatistical Temporal-Spatial Algorithm

GW

groundwater

GWM

Groundwater Monitoring

GWPS

Groundwater Protection Standard

GWTP

Groundwater Treatment Plant

H

Henry's Law Constant

H

Hydrogen

H&S

Health and Safety

H2

Hydrogen Gas

HA

Health Advisory

HAP

Hazardous Air Pollutant

HARP

Historic and Archeological Resources Plan

HAZMAT

Hazardous Material

HAZWOPER

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

HC

Hydrocarbons

HCFC

Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

HDPE

High Density Polyethelene

HE

High Explosive(s)

HEA

Health Effects Assessment

HEAST

Health Effects Assessment Summary Tables

Heptachlor

Heptachlor

Hg

Mercury

HHEM

Human Health Evaluation Manual

HHRA

Human Health Risk Assessment

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HHS

Housing and Human Services

HI

Hazard Index

HIT

Hazard Index, Total

HM/HW C&M

Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste Control and Management

HMIS

Hazardous Materials Information System

HMTA

Hazardous Material Transportation Act

HMTR

Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations

HMTUSA

Hazardous Material Transportation Uniform Safety Act

HMX

High Melting (or His Majesty's) Explosive

HNTS

Hydrocarbon National Test Site

HPLC

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

HPO

Hydrous Pyrolysis Oxidation

HQ

Hazard Quotient

HQ

Headquarters

HRA

Historical Radiological Assessment

HRS

Hazardous Ranking System

HRS 2

Hazardous Ranking System, Revised

HS

Hazardous Substance

HS

Hydrogen Sulfide

HSL

Hazardous Substance List

HSM

Health and Safety Manager

HSWA

Hazardous and Solid Waste Act Amendments (to RCRA)

HTW

Hazardous and Toxic Waste

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (System)

HW

Hazardous Waste

i

hydraulic gradient

I

Intake

IAG

Interagency Agreement

IAS

In Situ Air Sparging

IC

institutional control

ICE

Internal Combustion Engine

ICP

Inductively Coupled Plasma

ICR

Incremental Carcinogenic Risk Level

ICRE

Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity, Extraction (Characteristics)

ICS

Incident Command System

IDL

Instrument Detection Limit

IDLH

Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health

ieFACMAN

interoperable enterprise Facilities Management

IMAD

Information Management and Distribution

IMS

Internet Map Service

INRMP

Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan

IPT

Integrated Product Team

IR

Infrared

IR

Ingestion Rate, mg/day, or Inhalation Rate

IR

Installation Restoration

IRA

Interim Remedial Action

IRIS

Integrated Risk Information System

IRP

Installation Restoration Program

IRTCC

Installation Restoration Technology Coordinating Committee

IS

Interim (Permit) Status

IS

Interim Status

ISC

Initial Site Characterization

ISCO

In-Situ Chemical Oxidation

ISV

In Situ Vitrification

ISV

In Situ Volatilization

ITRC

Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council

IWA

In Well Aeration

J

data qualifiers - organic analysis - J

JAG

Judge Advocate General

JP-4

Jet Fuel 4

JP-5

Jet Fuel 5

JSA

Job Safety Analysis

K

hydraulic conductivity

K

K

K

Potassium

Kd

Diffusion Coefficient

KMnO4

potassium permanganate

Koc

Organic Carbon Diffusion Coefficient

Koc

Organic Carbon Partition Coefficient

Kow

Octanol Water Partition Coefficient

Kow

Octanol-Water Diffusion Coefficient

KPEG

potassium polyethylene glycol

LADD

Lifetime Average Daily Dose

LBP

Lead Based Paint

LC

Liquid Chromatography

LC50

Lethal Concentration

LD

Land Disposal

LD50

Lethal Dose where 50% of animals die

LDR

Land Disposal Restrictions

LEL

Lower Explosive Limit

LEPC

Local Emergency Planning Committee

LFG

Landfill Gas

LI

Langelier Index

LIF

Laser Induced Fluorescence

LLRW

Low Level Radioactive Waste

LNAPL

Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid

LOAEL

Lowest Observed Adverse Effect Level

LOD

Limit of Detection

LOEL

Lowest Observed Effects Level

LTM

Long Term Monitoring

LTMgt

Long Term Management

LTO

Long Term Operation

LTTD

Low Temperature Thermal Desorption

LUC

Land Use Controls

LUFT

Leaking Underground Fuel Tank

LUST

Leaking Underground Storage Tank

M

data qualifiers - metals analysis - M

MAC

Maximum Allowable Concentrations

MACT

Maximum Achievable Control Technology

MANOVA

Multi Variate Analysis of Variance

MAROS

Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System

MBTA

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

MCETP

Marine Corps Environmental Training Program

MCL

Maximum Contaminant Level

MCLG

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

MCO

Marine Corps Order

MDL

Method Detection Limit

MEK

Methyl Ethyl Keytone

MESO

Marine Environmental Support Office

MF

Modifying Factor

Mg

Magnesium

mg/kg

milligrams/kilogram - equivalent to ppm

mg/kg/day

milligram/kilogram/day

mg/L (mg/l)

milligrams/liter - equivalent to ppm

MGD

Million Gallons per Day

MGP

manufactured gas plant

MHz

Megahertz

mi2

square mile

MILCON

Military Construction

MIP

membrane interface probe

mlw

mean low water

mm

millimeter

mmhos/m

millimhos/meter

MMPA

Marine Mammal Protection Act

Mn

Manganese

MNA

Monitored Natural Attenuation

MNO

Monitoring Network Optimization

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MOD

Modification (Contracts/Plans)

mol

mole

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MP

Melting Point

MPE

Multiphase Extraction

MPF

Migration Pathway Factor

MPN

Most Probable Number

MPPEH

Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard

MPRSA

Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act

MR

Munitions Response

MRL

ATSDR Minimal Risk Level

MS

Mass Spectrometry

MS

Matrix Spike

MSD

Matrix Spike Duplicate

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

MSL or msl

Mean Sea Level

MSW

Municipal Solid Waste

MTBE

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

MW

Molecular Weight

MW

Monitoring Well

N

data qualifiers - metals analysis - N

N

data qualifiers - organic analysis - N

N

Nitrogen

n

porosity

NA

Natural Attenuation

Na

Sodium

NAAQS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NABLC

Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek

NACIP

Navy Assessment and Control Of Installation Pollutants

NAEC

Naval Aviation Engineering Center

NAGPRA

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

NAPALM

Naphthene Palmitate

NAPL

Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid

NAS

Naval Air Station

NAVFAC

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

NAVFAC Atlantic

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic

NAVFAC Hawaii

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii

NAVFAC MidLant

Naval Facilities Engineering Command MidAtlantic

NAVFAC Northwest

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest

NAVFAC Pacific

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific

NAVFAC Southeast

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast

NAVFAC Southwest

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest

NAVFAC Washington

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington

NAVOSH

Naval Occupation Safety and Health program

NAVPHIBASE

Naval Amphibious Base

NAVSEASYSCOM

Naval Sea Systems Command

NBS

National Biological Survey

NC

data qualifiers - method (analytical) qualifier - NC

NCA

Noise Control Act

NCC

National Climatic Center

NCEA

National Center for Environmental Assessment

NCEL

Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

NCLP

National Contract Laboratory Program

NCP

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan

NCP

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan

NCWQ

National Commission on Water Quality

ND

Non Detect

NDIR

Nondispersive Infrared Analysis

NDWAC

National Drinking Water Advisory Council

ne or nef

effective porosity for flow

NEBBS

Naval Environmental Bulletin Board System

NECIS

Naval Environmental Compliance Information System

NEDD

Naval Electronic Data Deliverable

NEESA

Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity, now NFESC

NEHC

Navy Environmental Health Center

NELP

Navy Environmental Leadership Program

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NEPDB

Naval Environmental Protection Data Base

NEPSS

Naval Environmental Protection Support Service

NERRTS

Navy Environmental Regulatory Requirements Tracking System

NESHAP

National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NETTS

National Environmental Technology Test Site

NEX

Naval Exchange

NFA

No Further Action

NFESC

Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

NFRAP

No Further Response Action Planned

NH4

Ammonium

NHPA

National Historic Preservation Act

Ni

Nickel

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NIRIS

Naval Installation Restoration Information Solution

NIST

National Institute for Standards and Technology (formerly NBS)

NJ

data qualifiers - organic analysis - NJ

NMFS

National Marine Fisheries Service (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)

NNPP

Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

NO

Nitric Oxide

NO2

Nitrite

NO2, gaseous

Nitrogen Dioxide

NO3

Nitrate

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAEL

No Observed Adverse Effect Level

NOEL

No Observed Effect Level

NOI

Notice of Intent

NOID

Notice of Intent to Delete

NON

Notice of Non-compliance

NOSC

Naval Ocean Systems Center

NOSC

Naval On-Scene Coordinator

NOV

Notice of Violation

Nox

Nitrogen Oxide

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPL

National Priorities List

NPS

National Park Service (Dept. of Interior)

NPV

net present value

NR

data qualifiers - method (analytical) qualifier - NR

NR

Natural Resource

NRC

National Research Council

NRC

National Response Center

NRD

Natural Resources Damages

NRDA

Natural Resource Damage Assessment

NRI

Natural Resource Injury

NRT

National Response Team

NRTs

Natural Resource Trustees

NSDWR

National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSY

Naval Shipyard

NTIS

National Technical Information Service

NTP

Navy Training Plan

NTR

Navy Technical Representative

NWI

National Wetland Inventory

NWIRP

Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant

NWS

Naval Weapons Station

NZVI

Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron

O

Oxygen

O&M

Operations and Maintenance

O&M, MC

Operations and Maintenance, Marine Corps

O&M, N

Operations and Maintenance, Navy

O2

Oxygen Gas

O3

Ozone

OASN(I&E)

Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment)

OD

Outside Diameter

ODU

Old Dominion University

ODUSD(ES)

Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Environment and Security

OERR

Office of Emergency and Remedial Response

OESO

Ordnance Environmental Support Office

OGC

Office of the General Counsel

OHW

Other Hazardous Waste

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OMM&O

Operations, Maintenance, Monitoring, and Optimization

ONR

Office of Naval Research

OPA

Oil Pollution Act

OPM

Office of Personnel Management

ORA

Oil Reclamation Area

ORC

Oxygen Release Compound

ORD

Office of Research and Development

ORP

Oxidation-Reduction Potential

OSC

On-Scene Coordinator

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Act and/or Administration

OSWER

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

OTI

Office of Technology Innovation

OU

Operable Unit

OVA

Organic Vapor Analyzer

OWS

Oil/Water Separator

P

data qualifiers - method (analytical) qualifier - P

P

data qualifiers - organic analysis - P

P

Phosphorous

P2

Pollution Prevention

PA

Performance Assessment

PA

Pollution Abatement

PA

Preliminary Assessment

PAC

Powdered Activated Carbon

PACDIV

EFD Pacific Division

PAH

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon

PAO

Public Affairs Officer

PAS

photoacoustic spectroscopy

Pb

Lead

PBC

performance based contracting

PC

Permeability Constant, cm/hr

PCB

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

PCDD

Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin

PCDF

Polychlorinated Dibenzofuran

PCE

Perchloroethylene

PCE

Perchloroethylene - also tetrachloroethene

PCE

Tetrachloroethene

PCP

Pentachlorophenol

PCR

Pollution Control Report

PDSB

passive diffusion sampling bag

PE Sample

Performance Evaluation Sample

PEF

Particulate Emission Factor

PEG

Polyethylene Glycol

PEL

Permissible Exposure Limit

PELAN

Pulsed ELemental Analysis with Neutrons

Perchlorate

Perchlorate

PFLA

phospholipid fatty acid profile

PFP

pay for performance

PGRS

Plume Groundwater Recovery System

pH

Indicates the hydrogen ion concentration - acidity or basicity

PHA

Public Health Assessment

PHI

Preliminary Hydrogeological Investigation

PIC

Products of Incomplete Combustion

PID

Photoionization Detector

PITT

partitioning interwell tracer test

PLC

Programmable Logic Controller

PM

Project Manager

PNA

Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon

PNRS

Preliminary Natural Resource Survey

Po

Polonium

POA&M

Plan of Action and Milestones

POC

Point of Contact

pOH

Indicates the hydroxide ion (OH-) concentration - basicity or acidity

POL

Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant

POTW

Publicly Owned Treatment Works

ppb

parts per billion

PPC

Personal Protective Clothing

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PPL

Priority Pollutants List

ppm(v)

parts per million by volume

ppt

parts per thousand

PQL

Practical Quantitation Limit

PR

Preliminary Review

PRAP

Proposed Remedial Action Plan

PRB

Permeable Reactive Barrier

PRG

Preliminary Remediation Goal

PRP

Potentially Responsible Party

PRP Site

Potentially Responsible Party Site

PRT

Portable Rapid Test

PSC

Potential Source of Contamination

PSE

Preliminary Source Evaluation

psi

pounds per square inch

PSI

Preliminary Site Inspection

Pu

Plutonium

PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride

PWC

Public Works Center

PWD

Public Works Department

Q

data qualifiers - organic analysis - Q

Q

volumetric flow rate

QA

Quality Assurance

QA/QC

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

QAO

Quality Assurance Officer

QAPP

Quality Assurance Project Plan

QC

Quality Control

QI

Qualified Individual

QIF

Quality Improvement Forum

QL

Quantitation Limit

r

Correlation Coefficient

R

data qualifiers - organic analysis - R

R & D

Research and Development

RA

Remedial Action

RA

Risk Assessment

RAB

Restoration Advisory Board

RABITT

Reductive Anaerobic In Situ Biological Treatment Technology

RAC

Remedial Action Contract

RACER

Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements

RAC-IT

Remedial Action Contract - Innovative Technologies

RACM

Reasonably Available Control Measure

RACT

Reasonably Available Control Technology

RAGS

Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund

RAO

Remedial Action Objective

RAO

Remedial Action Operation

RAP

Remedial Action Plan

RAW

Risk Assessment Workgroup

RAWP

Remedial Action Work Plan

RBC

Risk Based Concentration

RBCA

Risk Based Corrective Action

RBSL

Risk Based Screening Level

RC

Response Complete

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 1978

RD

Remedial Design

RD&D

Research, Development, and Demonstration

RDDT&E

Research, Development, Demonstration, Test, and Evaluation

RDT&E

Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

RDX

Research Dept (or Royal Demolition) Explosive

REACH IT

Remediation and Characterization Innovative Technologies

REAMS

Risk Exposure and Analysis Modeling System

REC

Regional Environmental Coordinator

REDOX

reduction/oxidation

RF

Radio Frequency

RF

Receptor Factor

RFA

RCRA Facility Assessment

RfC

Reference Concentration

RfD

Reference Dose, Chronic

RfDdt

Reference Dose, Developmental

RfDs

Subchronic Reference Dose

RFI

RCRA Facility Investigation

RFP

Request for Proposal

RI

Remedial Investigation

RI/FS

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study

RIP

Remedy In Place

RITS

Remediation Innovative Technology Seminar

RL

Reporting Limit

RMCL

Recommended Maximum Contaminant Level

RME

Reasonable Maximum Exposure

RMIS

Remediation Management Information System

RMIS

Restoration Management Information System

Rn

Radon

RO

Reverse Osmosis

ROD

Record of Decision

ROICC

Resident Officer in Charge of Construction

RPD

Relative Percent Difference

RPM

Remedial Project Manager

RQ

Reportable Quantity

RREL

Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory

RRSEM

Relative Risk Site Evaluation Model

RSC

Rapid Sediment Characterization

RSD

Relative Standard Deviation

RSE

Remedial Systems Evaluation

RTET

Remediation Technology Evaluation Tool

RTM

Remedial Technical Managers

S

data qualifiers - metals analysis - S

S

data qualifiers - organic analysis - S

S

Storage Coefficient

S

Sulfur

s

value of drawdown

S/S

Stabilization/Solidification

SA

Surface Area of exposed skin, cm2/event

SAB

Science Advisory Board

SACM

Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model

SAP

Sampling Analysis Plan

SAR

Small Arms Range

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986

SAVE tm

Spray Aeration Vacuum Extraction

SB

Soil Boring

SC

Site Characterization

SCADA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

SCAPS

Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System

SCBA

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

scfm

standard cubic feet per minute

SCO

Site Closeout

SCS

Soil Conservation Service

SD

Standard Deviation

SDI

Subchronic Daily Intake

SDL

Sample Detection Limit

SDTS

Spatial Data Transfer Standards

SDWA

Safe Drinking Water Act

Se

Selenium

SEAM

Superfund Exposure Assessment Manual

SEAR

Surfactant-Enhanced Aquifer Remediaion

SECNAV

Secretary of the Navy

SEM

Scanning Electron Microscope

SEM:AVS

Simultaneously Extractable Metal:Acid Volatile Sulfide

SERDP

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

SET

Solvated Electron Treatment

SET tm

Solvated Electron Technology

SF

Slope Factor

sf/day

square feet/day

SI

Site Inspection

SIMA

Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity

SITE

Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation

SMP

Site Management Plan

SNARL

Suggested No Adverse Response Level

SNDL

Standard Navy Distribution List

SO2

Sulfur Dioxide

SOFA

Status of Forces Agreement

Soil Washing

Soil Washing

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure

SOW

Scope of Work

SPCC

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan

SPCC

System Performance Check Compounds

SpG

Specific Gravity

SQL

Sample Quantitation Limit

SR

Specific Retention

sROD

Streamlined ROD

SS

Specific Storage Coefficient

SSI

Screening Site Inspection

SSL

Soil Screening Level

SSO

Site Safety Officer

SSP

Site Safety Plan

SSTL

Site Specific Target Level

STEL

Short Term Exposure Limit

STORET

USEPA's Computer System for the Storage and Retrieval of Water Quality Data

STP

Site Treatment Plans

SV

Sampling Visit

SVE

Soil Vapor Extraction

SVOC

Semi-Volatile Organic Compound

SW

Surface Water

SWDA

Solid Waste Disposal Act

SWMF

Solid Waste Management Facility

SWMU

Solid Waste Management Unit

SY

Specific Yield

SZ

Saturated Zone

T

data qualifiers - method (analytical) qualifier - T

T

data qualifiers - organic analysis - T

T

Transmissivity

T2

Technology Transfer

TABQUIK

TABQUIK

TAG

Technical Assistance Grant

TAL

Target Analyte List

TAPP

Technical Assistance for Public Participation

TAT

Technical Applications Team

TBC ARAR

To Be Considered Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirement

TBC Requirements

To Be Considered Requirements

TBD

Technical Background Document

TBT

Tributyltin

TC

Toxicity Characteristic

TCA

Trichloroethane

TCE

Trichloroethene

TCE

Trichloroethylene

TCL

Target Compound List

TCLP

Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure

TCP

Trichlorophenol

TDS

Total Dissolved Solids

TEAM

Total Exposure Assessment Model

TeCP

Tetrachlorophenol

TEF

Toxicity Equivalence Factor

TENEP

The Electronic Network of Environmental Professionals

TEO

Total Extractable Organics

TEX

Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene

THC

Total Hydrocarbons

THM

Trihalomethane

THOMAS

THOMAS Legislative Information on the Internet

TI

Technical Impracticability

TIC

Tentatively Identified Compound

TIE

Toxicity Identification Evaluation

TIO

Technology Innovation Office, EPA

TIP

Technology Innovation Program, EPA

TKN

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

Tl

Thallium

TL

Trigger Level

TLV

Threshold Limit Value

TLV-C

Threshold Limit Value - Ceiling Exposure Limit

TLV-STEL

Threshold Limit Value - Short-term exposure limit

TLV-TWA

Threshold Limit Value -Time-weighted average

TMV

Toxicity, Mobility, Volume

TNT

Trinitrotoluene

TO14, TO15, TO17

TO14, TO15, TO17

TO15 SIM

TO15 SIM

TOA

Trace Organic Analysis

TOC

Total Organic Carbon

TOX

Total Organic Halogens

TPAH

Total Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

tpd

tons per day

TPH

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons

TPQ

Threshold Planning Quantity

TQL

Total Quality Leadership

TQM

Total Quality Management

TQM/TQL

Total Quality Management/Total Quality Leadership

trans 1,2-DCE

trans 1,2-Dichloroethene

TRC

Technical Review Committee

TRI

Toxic Release Inventory

TRPH

Total Recoverable Petroleum Hydrocarbons

TSCA

Toxic Substance Control Act

TSD

Treatment, Storage, and Disposal

TSDF

Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility

TSP

Total Suspended Particles

TSP

Total Suspended Particulates

TSR

Technical Support Representatives

TSS

Total Suspended (non-filterable) Solids

TSS

Total Suspended Solids

TTAWG

Technology Thrust Area Working Group

TTZ

target treatment zone

TVPH

Total Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbons

TWA

Time-Weighted Average

U

data qualifiers - organic analysis - U

UBST

Underground Bulk Storage Tank

UCL

Upper Confidence Level

UEL

Upper Explosive Limit

UF

Uncertainty Factor

UFL

Upper Flammability Limit

UIC

Underground Injection Control

UIC

Unit Identification Code

ULEV

Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle

UMTRCA

Uranium Tailings Radiation Control Act

USC

United States Code

USCG

US Coast Guard

USCS

Unified Soil Classification System

USDA

US Department of Agriculture

USEPA

US Environmental Protection Agency

USFS

US Forest Service (of USDA)

USFWS

US Fish and Wildlife Service (of DOI)

USGS

United States Geological Survey

USNPS

US National Park Service

UST

Underground Storage Tank

UV

Ultraviolet

UV Rays

Ultraviolet Rays

UXO

unexploded ordnance

UZ

Unsaturated Zone

V

Vanadium

v

velocity

VADEQ

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

VC

Vinyl Chloride

VDWM

Virginia Department of Waste Management

VF

Volatilization Factor

VFD

variable frequency drive

VHWMR

Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations

VI

Vapor Intrusion

VOA

Volatile Organic Analytes/Analysis

VOC

Volatile Organic Compound

VP

Vapor Pressure

VR

Virginia Regulation

VS

Flow Velocity

VSI

Visual Site Inspection

VSS

Volatile Suspended Solids

VSWCB

Virginia State Water Control Board

VSWMR

Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations

W

data qualifiers - metals analysis - W

WCSD

Watershed Contaminated Source Document

WOE

Weight of Evidence

WQCB

Water Quality Control Board

WQS

Water Quality Standard

WSRA

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

X

data qualifiers - organic analysis - X

Zn

Zinc

ZVI

zero-valent iron

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