GIS

Geographic Information System

GPS

Global Positioning System


HAZMAT

Hazardous Materials


IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


LADWP

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


MCEER

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research


NEES

Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

NEHRP

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

NEIC

National Earthquake Information Center

NIBS

National Institute for Building Sciences

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSS

National Seismic System


OMB

Office of Management and Budget


PBO

Plate Boundary Observatory

PEER

Pacific Earthquake Research Center

PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric


SAFOD

San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth

SCEC

Southern California Earthquake Center

SEAOC

Structural Engineers Association of California


URM

Unreinforced masonry building

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

USNRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

USNSN

U.S. National Seismic Network


WGCEP

Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities

WWSSN

Worldwide Standardized Seismograph Network



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