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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

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX E Acronyms." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2006. Going the Distance?: The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11538.
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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

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX E Acronyms." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2006. Going the Distance?: The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11538.
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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

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX E Acronyms." Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2006. Going the Distance?: The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11538.
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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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