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Appendix H


Acronyms

ALARA As low as reasonably achievable
API American Petroleum Institute
ARP Actinides Removal Process

BLM

Bureau of Land Management

BRAC

Base Realignment and Closure program

CAB

Citizen advisory board

CAG

Community Advisory Group

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CRESP

Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation

CSO

Combined sewer overflow

D&D

Deactivation and decommissioning

DHEC

Department of Health and Environmental Control

DNAPL

Dense non-aqueous phase liquid

DOD

U.S. Department of Defense

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DQOs

Data Quality Objectives

DUF6

Depleted uranium hexafluoride

DWPF

Defense Waste Processing Facility

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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EIS

Environmental impact statement

EM

DOE Office of Environmental Management

EMAB

DOE Environmental Management Advisory Board

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERDF

Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility

ETTP

East Tennessee Valley Technology Park

FFA

Federal Facility Agreement

FFERD

Federal Facilities Environmental Remediation Dialogue

FWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

HAW

High activity waste

HEU

Highly enriched uranium

HLW

High-level waste

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAWG

Interagency working group

IC

Institutional control

ICDF

Idaho CERCLA Disposal Facility

IDF

Integrated Disposal Facility

INL

Idaho National Laboratory

IRG

Independent Review Group

ISA

Integrated safety analysis

ISCMEM

Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling

IT

Information technology

ITRC

Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council

LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory

LAW

Low activity waste

LLW

Low-level waste

LM

DOE Office of Legacy Management

LNAPL

Light non-aqueous phase liquid

MARLAP

Multi-Agency Radiological Laboratory Analytical Protocols Manual

MARSSIM

Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual

MCL

Maximum containment level

MCU

Modular Caustic-side Solvent Exchange Unit

MFFF

Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility

MLLW

Mixed low-level waste

MOX

Mixed oxide

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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NCP

National Contingency Plan

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NNSA

DOE National Nuclear Security Administration

NPL

National Priority List

NRC

National Research Council

NRCS

National Resource Conservation Service

NYDEC

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORR

Oak Ridge Reservation

ORWBG

Old Radioactive Waste Burial Grounds

OSDF

On-Site Disposal Facility

OU

Operable unit

P&T

Pump and treat system

PA

Performance assessment

PAH

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

PCB

Polychlorinated biphenyls

PCE

Perchloroethylene

PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PRA

Probabilistic risk assessment

PRB

Permeable reactive barrier

PRP

Primary Responsible Party

QA

Quality assurance

RAO

Remedial action objectives

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RI/FS

Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study

ROD

Record of decision

RPM

Remediation Project Manager

RWMC

Radioactive Waste Management Complex

SAM

Sustainability Assessment and Management

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986

SBW

Sodium bearing waste

SDF

Saltstone Disposal Facility

SNF

Spent nuclear fuel

SPF

Saltstone Production Facility

SRS

Savannah River Site

SSAB

Site-Specific Advisory Board

SURF

U.S. Sustainability Remediation Forum

SWPF

Salt Waste Processing Facility

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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TCE

Trichloroethylene

TEF

Tritium Extraction Facility

TI

Technical impractibility

TRU

Transuranic waste

UMTRCA

Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

USNRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

WAG

Waste Area Group

WIPP

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Suggested Citation:"Appendix H: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites: Summary of a Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18747.
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The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management's (EM) mission is the safe cleanup of sites associated with the government-led development of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. While many of these legacy sites have completed cleanup, the largest and most complex sites have not been fully remediated. The cleanup of these sites is proceeding under legally enforceable agreements with timelines for hundreds of milestones. EM is reviewing alternative approaches to increase effectiveness and improve cost efficiencies of its cleanup activities, especially for sites that will have residual contamination when active cleanup is complete.

This report is the summary of two workshops convened in October 2013 and January 2014 on best practices for risk-informed remedy selection, closure, and post-closure control of radioactive and chemically contaminated sites that present significant difficulty for remediation to unrestricted release. The workshop series aimed to explore best practices that promote effective, risk-informed decision making and future opportunities to improve remediation approaches and practices.In the Workshop #1 section of Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites, the report examines holistic approaches for remediating sites with multiple contaminant sources and post-closure uses, and approaches for incorporating a sustainability framework into decision making regarding site remediation, closure, and post-closure control. In Workshop #2, the report focuses on post-closure controls, assessment of long-term performance of site remedies, and best practices for risk-based remediation decisions.

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