Appendix E
Acronym List


AEA

Atomic Energy Act (1954)

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

ALARA

As Low As Is Reasonably Achievable

ANPR

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

ARARS

Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements


BEIR

Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

BRWM

Board on Radioactive Waste Management of the NRC

BSS

International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources


CAA

Clean Air Act

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (1980, known as “Superfund”)

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CID

Central Internet Database

CLSM

Controlled Low-Strength Material (used as a filler for waste disposal)

COWAM

Community Waste Management

CRCPD

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors

CWA

Clean Water Act


DHEC

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control



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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes Appendix E Acronym List AEA Atomic Energy Act (1954) AEC Atomic Energy Commission ALARA As Low As Is Reasonably Achievable ANPR Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ARARS Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements BEIR Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation BRWM Board on Radioactive Waste Management of the NRC BSS International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources CAA Clean Air Act CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (1980, known as “Superfund”) CFR Code of Federal Regulations CID Central Internet Database CLSM Controlled Low-Strength Material (used as a filler for waste disposal) COWAM Community Waste Management CRCPD Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors CWA Clean Water Act DHEC South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes DOD U.S. Department of Defense DOE U.S. Department of Energy DOT U.S. Department of Transportation ECCS Emergency Core Cooling System EIS Environmental Impact Statement EM Office of Environmental Management (DOE) EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration ERDF Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (at Hanford, Washington) EU European Union EW Exempt Waste FFCF Fuel Cycle Facilities Forum FRC Federal Radiation Council FUSRAP Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office GTCC Greater-Than-Class-C HLW High-Level Waste HPS Health Physics Society HSWA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection ISCORS Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards LAW Low-Activity Waste LILW—LL Low and Intermediate Level Waste—Long Lived LILW—SL Low and Intermediate Level Waste—Short Lived LLW Low-Level Waste LLWPA Low-Level Waste Policy Act (1980, amended 1985) MARSSIM Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual MCL Maximum Contaminant Level MCLG Maxiumum Containment Limit Goals MIMS Manifest Information Management System MLLW Mixed Low-Level Waste MOU Memorandum of Understanding

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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes NARM Naturally Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Material NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement NEPA National Environmental Policy Act (1969, amended 1970) NESHAPs National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants NMA National Mining Association NNSA U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Effluent Standards NRC National Research Council NRSB Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the NRC NTS Nevada Test Site NWPA Nuclear Waste Policy Act (1982) OAS Organization of [USNRC] Agreement States OSRP Off-Site Source Recovery Program OSWER Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response RPP Radiation Protection Program RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (1976, amended 1984) Rem Roentgen Equivalent Man ROD Record of Decision SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 SECC Southeast Compact Commission SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act SKB Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company SNF Spent Nuclear Fuel Superfund Hazardous Substance Response Trust Fund (CERCLA) TENORM Technologically Enhanced NORM TRU Transuranic TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act UMTRCA Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USNRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission USRTR U.S. Radiological Threat Reduction Initiative WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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