Managing Hazardous Waste

We strengthen regulations and streamline waste management

Environmental Acronyms

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– A –

  • AA – Alternatives Analysis
  • 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

– B –

  • BIF – Boilers and Industrial Furnace
  • BRAC – Base Realignment and Closure

– C –

  • CC – Candidate Chemicals
  • CalEPA – 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

– D –

  • 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 –

  • 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

– F –

  • 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

– G –

  • GTCC – Greater Than Class C Radioactive Waste

– H –

  • 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)

– I –

  • IRP – Installation Restoration Program
  • IRP – Independent Review Panel
  • I & SE – Imminent and Substantial Endangerment (order)
  • ISCP – Investigating Site Contamination Program
  • ISD – Interim Status Document

– L –

  • LAC – Local Assessment Committee
  • LLRW – Low Level Radioactive Waste

 

– M –

  • MOA/U – Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding

– N –

  • 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, Safer Consumer Products)
  • 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)

– O –

  • OEHHA – Office of Environmental Health Hazardous Assessment
  • OU – Operating Unit

– P –

  • 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

– R –

  • 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

– S –

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

– T –

  • 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 –

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

– V –

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