Hazardous Materials Acronyms.
The following is a partial glossary of acronyms drawn from both my own experience and acronym lists published by the US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers. Please e-mail me if you see any glaring omissions.
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ACE US Army Corps of Engineers
ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
API American Petroleum Institute
ASTM American Standards of Testing and Materials
AWWA American Water Works Association
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
CA Cost Analysis
CCME Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CDAP Chemical Data Acquisition Plan
CERCLA US Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act
CEPA Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CFR US Code of Federal Regulations
CGI Combustible Gas Indicator
CIH Certified Industrial Hygienist
CMI Corrective Measures Implementations
CMS Corrective Measures Studies
CO Contracting Officer
CoE US Army Corps of Engineers
Con-HTRW Containerized Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste
COR Contracting Officer's Representative
DERP US Defense Environmental Restoration Program
DFAR US Defense Federal Acquistion Regulation
DOT US Department of Transportation
DOT-E US DOT Exemption
EC Engineering Circular
EE Engineering Evaluations
EFAR US Engineering Federal Acquistion Regulation
EM Engineering Manual
EM Electromagnetic
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EOS End of Service
EPA US Environmental Protection Agency
ER Engineering Regulation
FAR US Federal Acquisition Regulation
FEMA US Federal Emergency Management Agency
FID Flame Ionization Detector
FUDS Formerly Used Defense Sites (US)
GC Gas Chromatography
GPR Ground Penetrating Radar
HAZMAT Hazardous Material
HAZWASTE Hazardous Waste
HC Hazard Class
HMT Hazardous Materials Table
HMR Hazardous Materials Regulations (US)
HSDA Health and Safety Design Analysis
HSWA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (US)
HTRW Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste
HTW Hazardous and Toxic Waste
IA Implementing Agency
IAQ Indoor Air Quality
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
IRP Installation Restoration Program (US)
LDR Land Disposal Restrictions (US)
LEL Lower Explosive Limit - the lowest concentration of gas or vapor in air by volume that can be ignited and cause an explosion or flame propagation
LFL Lower Flammable Limit - the lowest concentration of gas or vapor in air by volume that can be ignited
LTD QTY Limited Quantity
MCX Mandatory Center of Expertise
MOE Minister of the Environment (Canada)
MSC Major Subordinate Commands (US)
NESHAPS National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIST US National Institute of Standards Technology
OEW Ordnance and Explosive Waste
OEWHTW Ordnance and Explosive Waste/Hazardous Toxic Waste
ORM-D Other Regulated Material - Consumer Commodity
OSHA US Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PA Preliminary Assessment
PAT Proficiency Analytical Testing or Laboratory Accreditation programs
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit (OSHA)
PG Packing Group
PID Photoionization Detector
PIN Product Identification Number (Canada)
POLs Petroleum, Oils, Lubricants
POPS Performance-Oriented Packaging Standards
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PRP Potentially Responsible Party
PSN Proper Shipping Name
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
RCRA US Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REL Recommended Exposure Limit (NIOSH)
RFI RCRA Facility Investigations
RI Remedial Investigations
RQ Reportable Quantity
SARA US Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
SHER Safety, Health, and Emergency Response
SHP Safety and Health Program
SI Site Inspections
SSHO Site Safety and Health Officer
SSHP Site Safety and Health Plan
ST Short Term
STEL Short Term Exposure Limit
TCX Technical Center of Expertise
TDG Transport of Dangerous Goods (Canada)
TDGA Transport of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada)
TDGR Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Canada)
TOX Total Organic Halogens
TX Total Halogens
TLV Threshold Limit Value
TSCA US Toxic Substances Control Act
TSD Treatment, Storage, and Disposal
TSDF Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility
TWA Time Weighted Average
UEL Upper Explosive Limit - the highest concentration of gas or vapor in air by volume that can be ignited and cause an explosion or flame propagation
UFL Upper Flammable Limit - the highest concentration of gas or vapor in air by volume that can be ignited
UHWM US Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest
UN United Nations
USCG United States Coast Guard
UST Underground Storage Tank
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
WSR Waste Shipment Record

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This page © 1996-1999 by Earle B. "Glas" Durboraw, and last reviewed on November 4, 1999.