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AAL - Applied Action Level
AB - Assembly Bill
APCD - Air Pollution Control District
AQMD - Air Quality Management District
ARAR - Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements
ARB - Air Resources Board
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry


BIF - Boilers and Industrial Furnace
BRAC - Base Realignment and Closure


CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
Cal/EPA - California Environmental Protection Agency
CAA - U.S. Clean Air Act
CAO - Corrective Action Order
CAP - Community Assessment Panel
CCR - California Code of Regulations
CDE - California Department of Education
CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act
CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (U.S. Superfund)
CERFA - Community Environmental Response Facilitation Act
CESQG - Conditionally-Exempt Small Quantity Generator
CIWMB - California Integrated Waste Management Board
CLEAN - Cleanup Loans and Environmental Assistance to Neighborhoods (Program)
CMS - Corrective Measures Study
CRP - Community Relations Plan
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube (television, computer monitor)
CUPA - Certified Unified Program Agency
CWA - U.S. Clean Water Act


DERP - Defense Environmental Restoration Program
DOD - U.S. Department of Defense
DOE - U.S. Department of Energy
DOT - U.S. Department of Transportation
DPR - Department of Pesticide Regulation
DTSC - Department of Toxic Substances Control


E.O. - Executive Order
EBST - Environmental Baseline Survey to Transfer
EE/CA - Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis
EIR - Environmental Impact Report (CEQA)
EIS - Environmental Impact Study (NEPA)
EOA - Environmental Oversight Agreement (schools)
ERAP - Expedited Remedial Action Plan


FFA/FFSRA - Federal Facility Agreement/Federal Facility Site Remediation Agreement
FFCA - Federal Facilities Compliance Act
FONSI - Finding of No Significant Impact (NEPA)
FUDS - Formerly-Used Defense Site
FUSRAP - Formerly-Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (Radioactive) Waste


GTCC - Greater Than Class C Radioactive Waste


HB - House Bill
HSC - California Health and Safety Code
HLW - High Level Radioactive Waste
HSWA - Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments
HWCL - California Hazardous Waste Control Law
HWMP - Hazardous Waste Management Program (DTSC)


IRP - Installation Restoration Program
I & SE - Imminent and Substantial Endangerment (order)
ISCP - Investigating Site Contamination Program
ISD - Interim Status Document


LAC - Local Assessment Committee
LLRW - Low Level Radioactive Waste


MOA/U - Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding


NARM - Naturally-Occurring and Accelerrator-Produced Radioactive Material
NCP - National Oil & Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan
NEPA - National Environmental Protection Act
NESHAPS - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NFA - No Further Action
NOC - Notice of Completion
NOD - Notice of Determination (CEQA)
NOD - Notice of Deficiency (Permitting)
NOD - Notice of Defense (Compliance)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
NORM - Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Material
NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPL - National Priorities List (U. S. Superfund)


OEHHA - Office of Environmental Health Hazardous Assessment
OU - Operating Unit


P2 - Pollution Prevention
PAC - Permit Assistance Center
PBR - Permit By-Rule
PEA - Preliminary Endangerment Assessment
PHA - Public Health Assessment
PIO - Public Information Officer
PP - Public Participation
PUC - California Public Utilities Code
PUC - Public Utilities Commission


RAB - Restoration Advisory Board
RAP - Remedial Action Plan
RAW - Removal Action Workplan
RCRA - Resource Conservation & Recovery Act
REA - Registered Environmental Assessor
RFA - RCRA Facility Assessment
RFI - RCRA Facility Investigation
RI - Remedial Investigation
RI/FS - Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
ROD - Record of Decision
RP - Responsible Party
RWQCB - Regional Water Quality Control Board


SARA - Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 SB - Senate Bill
SNF - Spent Nuclear Fuel
SWDA - U.S. Solid Waste Disposal Act
SWMU - Solid Waste Management Unit
SWRCB - State Water Resources Control Board


TAG - Technical Assistance Grant
TENORM - Technologically-Enhanced Naturally-Occuring Radioactive Material
TRC - Technical Review Committee
TRI - Toxic Release Inventory
TSCA - Toxic Substances Control Act
TSD - Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (facilities)
TTU - Transportable Treatment Unit


U.S. EPA - United States Environmental Protection Agency
UXO - Unexploded Ordnance


VCA - Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
VSR - Vehicle Service and Repair (DTSC project)

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