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Suggested Citation:"Enclosure E: Acronym List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2013. Letter Report on a Technical Peer Review of the Buzzards Bay Risk Assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22480.
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54 Enclosure E Acronym List AIS automatic identification system ANPRM advance notice of proposed rulemaking AWO American Waterways Operators BBRA Buzzards Bay Risk Assessment CFR Code of Federal Regulations EPA Environmental Protection Agency FFRDC federally funded research and development center FiFi firefighting HS SEDI Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute IMO International Maritime Organization ITOPF International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation MassDEP Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection MOSPA Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPRM notice of proposed rulemaking NRC National Research Council PrRA preliminary risk analysis RCP Responsible Carriers Program RIN risk index number RNA Regulated Navigation Area ROI return on investment TEV total economic value TRB Transportation Research Board USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers USCG United States Coast Guard VMRS Vessel Movement Reporting System

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At the request of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the TRB/Marine Board Committee to Review the Buzzards Bay Maritime Risk Assessment has evaluated the methods and conclusions of the Buzzards Bay Risk Assessment (BBRA).

The BBRA was originally commissioned by the United States Coast Guard and MassDEP. The committee’s task was to provide an independent technical review of the BBRA focusing on its scope, methods, and supporting data. The committee finds that the choices made in the formulation and execution of the study bring into question the conclusions of the risk assessment on technical grounds and that the ranking of risk mitigation options is not justified and could be reversed with slightly different and more defensible methods or assumptions.

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