APPENDIX E
Acronyms


AAR

Association of American Railroads

AEA

Atomic Energy Act

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

ALARA

as low as reasonably achievable

ASME

American Society for Mechanical Engineers


BAM

German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BNFL

British Nuclear Fuels Limited

BWR

boiling water reactor


CCDF

complementary cumulative distribution function

CEGB

Central Electricity Generating Board

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CT

computed tomography

CVTR

Carolinas-Virginia Tube Reactor


DHS

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE-EM

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management



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Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States APPENDIX E Acronyms AAR Association of American Railroads AEA Atomic Energy Act AEC Atomic Energy Commission ALARA as low as reasonably achievable ASME American Society for Mechanical Engineers BAM German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing BLM Bureau of Land Management BNFL British Nuclear Fuels Limited BWR boiling water reactor CCDF complementary cumulative distribution function CEGB Central Electricity Generating Board CFR Code of Federal Regulations CT computed tomography CVTR Carolinas-Virginia Tube Reactor DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security DNA deoxyribonucleic acid DOE U.S. Department of Energy DOE-EM U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management

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Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States DOE-NE U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy DOE-NR U.S. Department of Energy, Naval Reactors Program DOE-RW U.S. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management DOT U.S. Department of Transportation DOT-FMCSA U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration DOT-FRA U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration DOT-NHA U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Administration DU depleted uranium EIS Environmental Impact Statement EJ Environmental Justice EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPRI Electric Power Research Institute ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FHWA Federal Highway Administration FICA Facility Interface Capabilities Assessment FRA Federal Railroad Administration FRR foreign research reactor GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office GPS global positioning system HEU highly enriched uranium HFIR High Flux Isotope Reactor HLW high-level waste HMIS Hazardous Materials Incident Reporting System HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive HTGR high-temperature gas reactor IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection IME Institution of Mechanical Engineers INEL Idaho National Engineering Laboratory INL Idaho National Laboratory INPO Institute for Nuclear Power Operations ISO International Organization for Standardization

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Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States LCF latent cancer fatality LEU low enriched uranium MERRTT Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training MN meganewton MOU memorandum of understanding MOX mixed oxide fuel MRFA Maximally Reasonably Foreseeable Accident MTHM metric tons of heavy metal NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NIMS National Incident Management System NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NPP nuclear power plant NRC National Research Council NSTI Near Site Transportation Interface NWPA Nuclear Waste Policy Act NWS Naval Weapons Station OCRWM Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (DOE) ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration PATRAM International Symposium on Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials PFS Private Fuel Storage, LLC PWR pressurized water reactor RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration RMIR Radioactive Material Incident Report ROD Record of Decision RSPA Research and Special Programs Administration SI International System of Units as defined by the General Conference of Weights and Measures in 1960 SNF spent nuclear fuel SRS Savannah River Site SSEB Southern States Energy Board

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Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States TEC Transportation External Coordination (Working Group) TEPP Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program TRANSSC Transport Safety Standards Committee TRUPAC II Transuranic Waste Transport Package UER Urban Environmental Institute, LLC USNRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission WGA Western Governors’ Association WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant W/MTU watts per metric ton of heavy metal

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