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SRP Rules & Regulations Guidance Documents Soil Guide

Acronyms

Quick Jumps:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

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AA Atomic Adsorption Spectroscopy (inorganics anal.)
A-280 Amendments to SDWA which establish MCLs
ACGH American Conf. of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ACL Alternate Cleanup Levels
ACM Asbestos Containing Material
ACO Administrative Consent Order
ADI Acceptable Daily Intake
AE Acid Extractable Compounds (AE+10) Part of BN/AE
A/E Architectural/Engineering
AHERA Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Abatement Act
AHPA Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979
AIC Acceptable Intake for Chronic Exposure
AIS Acceptable Intake for Subchronic Exposure
AOC Area of concern (or contamination)
APF Assigned Protection Factor
ARARS Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements Include Federal or State standards, requirements criteria, or limitations.
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
ASTSWMO Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC)
ATTIC Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center
AWQC Ambient Water Quality Criteria

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BA Biological Assessment
BCF Bioconcentration Factor
BDAT Best Demonstrated Available Technology
BEI Biological Exposure Indices
BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
BN Base Neutral Compounds (BN+10, BNE) Part of BN/AE
BN/AE Base Neutral/Acid Extractable Compounds, semivolatiles
BTAG Biological Technical Assistance Group
BTEX Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene, xylenes (also BTX)
BTU British Thermal Units (heat unit)

C

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CA Cooperative Agreement
CAA Clean Air Act (Federal)
CAFRA Coastal Area Facility Review Act (DEP)
CAG Carcinogen Assessment Group (EPA)
CAMU Corrective Action Management Unit (RCRA)
CaPAH Carcinogen Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
CBI Confidential Business Information
CC Calibration Compound
CDC Center for Disease Control
CDDs Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins
CDFs Chlorinated Dibenzofurans
CDI Chronic Daily Intake
CEAM Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling
CEC Cation Exchange Capacity
CEPP Chemical Emergency Preparedness Program
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
CERCLIS CERCLA Information System
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGA Combustible Gas Analyzer
Ci Curie (radiation unit)
CIR Color Infrared
CLP Contract Laboratory Program
CM Corrective Measures
CO Contracting Officer
COD Chemical Oxygen Demand
CPM Critical Path Method
also Certified Public Manager
CRP Community Relations Plan
CRDL Contract Required Detection Limit
CRQL Contract Required Quantitation Limit under the CLP
CRS Cultural Resources Survey
CTRL Chronic Toxicity Reference Level
CV Coefficient of Variation
CVAA Cold Vapor Atomic Adsorption Spectroscopy
CWA Clean Water Act
CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972

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D Absorbed Dose (radiation)
DCF Dose Conversion Factor
DL Detection Limit
DNAPL Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid
DNPH Dinitrophenyl Hydrazine
DO Dissolved Oxygen
DOC Department of Commerce (Federal)
DoD Department of Defense
DOI Department of the Interior (Federal)
DOT Department of Transportation
DPCC/DCR Discharge Prevention, Containment and Countermeasure Plan/Discharge Cleanup and Removal Plan
DQO Data Quality Objectives
DRE Destruction and Removal Efficiency
DTW Domestic Treatment Works

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EA Endangerment Assessment (also Environ. Assess.)
EC50 Median effective concentration during a bioassay
ECD Electron Capture Detector
ECRA Environmental Cleanup Responsibility Act (New Jersey)
EDD Enforcement Decision Document
EE/CA Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis
EEM Environmental Evaluation Manual (EPA)
EHS Extremely Hazardous Substance
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EO Executive Order
EM Electromagnetic (usually refers to a type of geophysics survey)
also Environmental Media
EMSL Environmental Monitoring Support Laboratory, Las Vegas
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (Federal-USEPA)
EP Extraction Procedure
EPCRA Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
EPIC Environmental Photographic Interpretation Center
EPTOX Extraction Procedure Toxicity Test (leachability Test)
ERA Expedited Response Action
ERRIS Emergency and Remedial Response Information System
ERT Environmental Response Team
ESA Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Federal)
ESD Document which Explains Significant Differences to ROD
ESI Expanded site investigation

F

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FCC Fiscal Control Center
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FID Flame Ionization Detector
FFS Focused Feasibility Study
FIT Field Investigation Team
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
FMS Financial Management System
foc Fraction Organic Carbon in Soil
FPXRF Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (inorganics)
FS Feasibility Study (See RAA also)
FSP Field Sampling Plan
FTS Federal Telephone System
FWPCA Federal Water Pollution Control Act
FWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FY Fiscal Year

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GAC Granular Activated Carbon
GAO General Accounting Office
GC Gas Chromatography
GC/MS Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
GFAA Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
GIS Geographic Information System
also General Information Submission (ECRA)
GPC Gel Permeation Chromatography
GPR Ground Penetrating Radar

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HAP Hazardous Air Pollutants
HEA Health and Environmental Assessment
HEAST Health Effects Assessment Summary Tables
HEEP Health and Environmental Effects Profile
HHEM Human Health Evaluation Manual (EPA replaces SPHEM)
HI Hazard Index (for noncarcinogens)
HMR Hazardous Materials Regulations
HMTA Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (Federal)
HOC Halogenated Organic Compounds
HPLC High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
HSL Hazardous Substance List
HSO Health and Safety Officer
HSWA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (to SARA)
HQ EPA Headquarters
HRS Hazard Ranking System
HRSD Hazardous Response Support Division
HWS Hazardous waste sites

I

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IA Innovative Alternatives
IAG Inter-Agency Agreement
ICP Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometry
ID Infrared Detector
IDL Instrument Detection Limit
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
IEMP Interim Environmental Monitoring Plan (during design)
IEUBK Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model - EPA model used to develop residential direct contact lead soil cleanup criteria
IFB Invitation for bids
IG Inspector General
IRIS Integrated Risk Information System
IRL Interagency review letter
IRM Interim or Initial Remedial Measure
ISAL Interim Soil Action Level(s)
ISRA Industrial Site Recovery Act (1070)
ISV In Situ Vitrification

K

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Kd Soil/Water Partition Coefficient
Koc Organic Carbon Absorption Coefficient
Kow Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient
KPEG Potassium Hydroxide/Polyethylene glycol
kV Kilovolts

L

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LAER Lowest Achievable Emission Rate
LC50 Median lethal concentration in a bioassay
LD50 Dose causing 50% mortality in bioassay
LDR Land Disposal Restrictions
LEL Lower Explosive Limit
LOAEL Lowest Observable Adverse Effect Level
LOD Limit of Detection
LOE Level of Effort
LOL Limit of Linearity
LOQ Limit of Quantitation
LQG Large Quantity Generator (NJDEPE-RCRA)

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MACT Maximum Achievable Control Technology
MA7CD10 Minimum average 7 consecutive day flow with a statistical recurrence interval of 10 years
MBE Minority Business Enterprise
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level (for drinking water)
MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (for drinking water)
MDL Method Detection Limit
MEK Methyl Ethyl Ketone (2-Butanone)
MeV Million electron volts
MGD Million Gallons per Day
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPRSA Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act
MRATS Major Remedial Action Tracking System (NJDEP)
MS Mass Spectrometer
MS/MSD Method Spike/Method Spike Duplicate (QA/QC term)
MSCA Multi-Site Cooperative Agreement
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MSP Medical Surveillance Plan
MTBE Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
MUL Maximum Use Limit (respiratory protection)

N

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NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NAPL Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid
NBS National Bureau of Standards
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (40 CFR 300)
NEIC National Enforcement Information Center
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NESHAP National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Poll.
NFIP National Flood Insurance Program
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NJAC New Jersey Administrative Code
NJDEP New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJR New Jersey Register
NJSA New Jersey Statutes Annotated
NJAPCA New Jersey Air Pollution Control Act
NJPCA New Jersey Pesticide Control Act
NJPDES New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NJWPCA New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act
NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAEC No-observable-adverse-effect-level
NOEC No-observable-effect-concentration
NOAEL No-observed-adverse-effect-level
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPL National Priorities List
NPS National Park Service
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRHP National Register of Historic Places
NTGS National Technical Guidance Studies
NTIS National Technical Information Service
NVLAP National Voluntary Laboratory Approval Program
NWI National Wetlands Inventory

O

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OERR Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
O&M Operation and Maintenance
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORD Office of Research and Development (EPA - Cinn., Ohio)
To order EPA publications call (513) 569-7562
OSC On-Scene Coordinator
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
OSWER Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
OU Operable Unit
OVA Organic Vapor Analyzer
OWPE Office of Waste Programs Enforcement

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PA Preliminary Assessment
PAC Project Activity Code
PAH Polycyclic (Polynuclear) Aromatic Hydrocarbon
PA/SI Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls. Syn. - Arochlors
PCE Tetrachloroethylene, Syn. - Perchloroethylene, Perc
pCi Picocurie (equiv. 10-12 Curie radiation)
PCDD Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins
PCDF Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans
PEG Polyethylene Glycol (KPEG - hydrodechlorination)
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PF Protection Factor
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHC Petroleum Hydrocarbons (see TPH)
PID Photoionization Detector
pKa Acid Dissociation Constant
PO Project Officer
POETS Point of entry treatment system (for potable water)
POHC Principal Organic Hazardous Constituent (emissions)
POP Project Operations Plan
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
PP Proposed Plan (Equiv. to PRAP)
PP Priority Pollutant List, PP+40 - with 40 Tentatively Identified Compounds
ppb Parts per billion (ug/Kg, ng/g)
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
ppm Parts per million (mg/Kg, ug/g)
also Priority Pollutant Metals (PPM)
ppt Parts per trillion (ng/Kg, pg/g)
also Parts per thousand (salinity)
PRAP Proposed Remedial Action Plan (Equiv. to PP)
PRM Project Response Matrix
PRP Potentially Responsible Party
PSI Pounds per square inch
PTFE Polytetraflouroethylene (Teflon - trademark)
PUF Polyurethane foam sampling media (air sampling media)
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride

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q1* Cancer Potency Factor, risk mg/kg body Wt. per day
QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control
QAPP Quality Assurance Project Plan (also QAPjP)
QAPMP Quality Assurance Project Management Plan

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RA Regional Administrator (EPA)
RAA Remedial Alternative Analysis from Section 5 of 7:26E (Equiv. to FS)
RAGS Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund
RAS Routine Analytical Services
RAWP Remedial Action Workplan, required as per 7:26E-6.2
RBE Relative Biological Effectiveness
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RD Remedial Design
RD/RA Remedial Design/Remedial Action
REL Recommended Exposure Limit
REM Remedial Planning Contractor (for EPA)
RFA RCRA Facility Assessment
RFI RCRA Facility Investigation
RfD Reference Dose, toxicity value for noncarcinogens
RfDdt Developmental Reference Dose
RfDs Subchronic Reference Dose
RFP Request for Proposals
RFQ Request for Qualifications
RI Remedial Investigation
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
RIWP Remedial Investigation Work Plan
RMCL Recommended Maximum Contaminant Level
RMP Risk Management Plan
RME Reasonable Maximum Exposure
ROD Record of Decision
RPD Relative Percent Difference %RPD=100x2(X1-X2)/(X1+X2)
RPM Remedial Project Manager (EPA)
RQ Reportable Quantity
RSCRC Regional Superfund Community Relations Coordinator
RSD Risk Specific Dose
also Relative Standard Deviation (%)
RTK Right To Know (Act)

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SAP Sampling and Analysis Plan
SAS Special Analytical Services
SASS Source Assessment Sampling System
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCS Soil Conservation Service
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SEAM Superfund Exposure Assessment Manual (EPA)
SES Site Evaluation Submission (ECRA)
SF Slope Factor
SI Site Investigation or inspection
SIA Standard Intake Assumption
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SITE Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program
SLCP Secondary Landfill Conventional Parameters
SMP Site Management Plan
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SOW Scope of Work or Statement of Work
SPHEM Superfund Public Health Evaluation Manual (HHEM - new)
SPOC Single Point of Contact
SQC Sediment Quality Criteria
SQG Small Quantity Generator (NJDEPE-RCRA)
SQL Sample Quantitation Limit
SSC Superfund State Contract
STEL Short Term Exposure Limit
SVE Soil Vacuum (Vapor) Extraction
SVOC Semivolatile Organic Compounds (same as BN/AE)
SW-846 EPA Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Wastes
SWDA Solid Waste Disposal Act
SWMU Solid Waste Management Unit (RCRA)

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TAL Target Analyte List (Inorganics)
TAT Technical Assistance Team
TBA Tertiary (Tert) Butyl Alcohol
TBC To be Considered (refers to ARARs)
TC Toxicity Characteristic
TCDD Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, usually 2,3,7,8-TCDD
TCDF Tetrachlorodebenzofuran
TCA 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
TCE Trichloroethylene, Syn. - Trichloroethene
TCL Target Compound List (TCL+30)
TCLP Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
TCPA Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (New Jersey)
TEF Toxicity Equivalency Factor (risk compared to TCDD)
TEGD Technical Enforcement Guidance Document (EPA, 1986)
TIC Tentatively Identified Compounds from Mass Spec. Library Search.
Syn. - Non-Target Compounds
also Total Ion Chromatogram
TLV Threshold Limit Value (respiratory protection)
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load
TOC Total Organic Carbon
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
TOX Total Organic Halogen analysis
TPH Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (see PHC)
TRIS Toxic Release Inventory System
TWA Time Weighted Average

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UCL Upper Confidence Limit (usually 95%)
UCS Unconfined Compressive Strength
UEL Upper Explosive Limit
UGST Underground Storage Tank (also UST)
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (also COE)
USATHAMA U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
UV Ultraviolet

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VO Volatile Organics (VOC, VOA, VO+10)
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
VOST Volatile Organic Sampling Train (air sampling)
VSP Vertical Seismic Profiling
VTSR Verified Time of Sample Receipt

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WA Wilderness Act
also Work Assignment
WBE Women's Business Enterprise
WHO World Health Organization
WP Work Plan
WPCA Water Pollution Control Act
WQC Water Quality Criteria
WSRA Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

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XRF X-Ray Fluorescence, Syn. (FPXRF) - Field Portable XRF

 

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