Acronyms and Abbreviations



AEDE

Annual Effective Dose Equivalent

ALARA

As Low As Reasonably Achievable

ALS

Advanced Light Source

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

ASPCP

Accidental Spill Prevention and Containment Plan

AST

Aboveground Storage Tank

BAAQMD

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Basin Plan

Water Quality Control Plan

Berkeley Lab

Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Bq

Becquerel

BTEX

Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene

°C

degrees Celsius

CAA

Clean Air Act

Cal/EPA

California Environmental Protection Agency

CCR

California Code of Regulations

CEDE

Collective Effective Dose Equivalent

CEQA

California Environmental Quality Act

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

Ci

Curie

Clean Air Act

Air Quality

cm

centimeter

CMTW

Committee to Minimize Toxic Waste

COB

City of Berkeley

CODF

chemical oxygen demand, filtered

CUPA

Certified Unified Program Agency

CWA

Clean Water Act

CY

Calendar Year

DHS

Department of Health Services

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE/BSO

U.S. Department of Energy/Berkeley Site Office

DOE/OAK

U.S. Department of Energy/Oakland Operations Office

DOT

U.S. Department of Transportation

DTSC

Department of Toxic Substances Control

EBMUD

East Bay Municipal Utility District

EDE

Effective Dose Equivalent

EH&S

Environment, Health, and Safety

EM

Environmental Management

EMP

Environmental Monitoring Plan

EMS

Environmental Monitoring Station

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

EPG

Environmental Protection Group

EPM

Environmental Monitoring Plan

ERP

Environmental Restoration Program

ERWM

Environmental Restoration and Waste Management

ES&H

Environment, Safety, and Health

°F

degrees Fahrenheit

FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

ft

foot or feet

FTU

Fixed Treatment Unit

FWT

free water tritium

FY

Fiscal Year

gpm

gallons per minute

gsf

gross square feet

gsm

gross square meters

HEPA

High Efficiency Particulate Air

HGL

Human Genome Laboratory

HMMP

Hazardous Materials Management Plan

HT

Tritiated Hydrogen Gas

HTO

Tritium Oxide (Tritiated Water)

HWHF

Hazardous Waste Handling Facility

ICMs

Interim Corrective Measures

INEEL

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory

in

inch

kg

kilogram

km

kilometer

L

Liter

LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory

LBNL

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

m

meter

MCL

Maximum Contamination Limit

MDA

Minimum Detectable Activity

MEI

Maximally Exposed Individual

mCi

microcurie

mg

microgram

mg

milligram

Mgsf

Million gross square feet

ml

milliliter

mrem

millirem

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

mSv

millisievert

MTBE

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

MW

Mixed Waste

ND

non-detectable

NERSC

National Energy Research Scientific Computer Center

NESHAPs

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

NOV

Notice of Violation

NPL

National Priorities List

NRC

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NTLF

National Tritium Labeling Facility

OAP

Operating and Assurance Program

OBT

organically bound tritium

ODS

Ozone-Depleting Substance

pCi

picocurie (one billionth of a curie)

PCB

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

PCE

Perchloroethylene

PM

Performance Measure

POTW

Publicly Owned Treatment Works

ppbv

parts per billion by volume

ppm

parts per million

QA

Quality Assurance

QAPP

Quality Assurance Project Plan

QC

Quality Control

RAML

Radiation and Analytical Measurements Laboratory

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RFI

RCRA Facility Investigation

RMPP

Risk Management and Prevention Plan

RWQCB

Regional Water Quality Control Board

SAA

Satellite Accumulation Area

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

SDWA

Safe Drinking Water Act

SI

Systéme Internationale or International System of Units (the metric system)

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure

STP

Site Treatment Plan

Sv

Sievert

SWMP

Storm Water Monitoring Program

SWPPP

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

SWRCB

State Water Resources Control Board

TBq

Terabecquerel (one trillionth of a Becquerel)

TCE

Trichloroethylene

TDS

Total Dissolved Solids

TICH

Total Identifiable Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

TLD

Thermoluminescent Dosimeter

TOC

Total Organic Carbon

TOMP

Toxic Organic Management Plan

TPH

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons

TPH-D

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Diesel

TPH-G

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Gasoline

TRI

Toxic Release Inventory

TSCA

Toxic Substance Control Act

TSS

total suspended solids

TTO

Total Toxic Organics

UC

University of California

UCB

University of California at Berkeley

UCOP

University of California Office of the President

UHVCF

Ultra-High Vacuum Cleaning Facility

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

US/EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

UST

Underground Storage Tank

UV

Ultraviolet

VOC

Volatile Organic Compound

WAA

Waste Accumulation Area

WERF

Waste Experimental Reduction Facility

WMG

Waste Management Group