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Commonly Used Acronyms

Because our site contains a wide range of information, we have developed this list of acronyms. It is meant to serve as an easy-access reference point to help you find the meaning of the various acronyms used on our website

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A

ABRWH
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health
ADAMS
Agency-wide Documents Access and Management System (NRC)
ADC
Authorized Derivative Classifier
AEC
Atomic Energy Commission
ALCOA
Aluminum Company of America
ANLE or ANL-E
Argonne National Laboratory - East
ANLW or ANL-W
Argonne National Laboratory - West
AR
Analysis Record
ATLC
Atomic Trades and Labor Council
AWE
Atomic Weapons Employer

B

BE
Beryllium

C

CANEL
Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory
CATI
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEDR
Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource
CHP
Certified Health Physicist
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CIRRPC
Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination
CLL
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
CO
Classification Officer
COB
Conflict or Bias
CPWR
Center to Protect Workers' Rights
CV
Curriculum Vitae

D

DC
Derivative Classifier
DCAS
Division of Compensation Analysis and Support--formerly known as the Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS)
DFO
Designated Federal Official
DDRS
Declassified Document Retrieval System (Hanford)
DHHS
Department of Health and Human Services
DM&A
Dade Moeller & Associates
DOB
Date of Birth
DOD
Date of Death
DOE
Department of Energy
DOJ
Department of Justice
DOL
Department of Labor
DR
Dose Reconstruction

E

ECD
Electronic Citations Database
EEOICPA
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
EG&G
Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier, Inc.
EML
Environmental Measurements Laboratory
ES&H
Environment, Safety & Health
ETEC
Energy Technology Engineering Center, now known as Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

F

FAB
Final Adjudication Branch
FACA
Federal Advisory Committee Act
FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
FMPC
Feed Materials Production Center, formally known as Fernald
FOIA
Freedom of Information Act
FR
Federal Register
FRC
Federal Record Center
FRD
Formerly Restricted Data
FRN
Federal Register Notice
FUSRAP
Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program

G

GAO
Government Accountability Office
GE
General Electric
GSI
General Steel Industries

H

HHS
Health and Human Services
HP
Health Physicist
HSS
Office of Health, Safety, and Security (DOE)

I

IAM&W
International Association of Machinists
IB
Information Bridge (DOE)
IBEW
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
ICD-9
International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th Revision
ICWU
International Chemical Workers Union
IGUA
International Guards Union of America
IJOEH
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
IMBA
Integrated Modules for Bioassay Analysis
INEEL
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
INL
Idaho National Laboratory
IOP
Idaho Ordnance Plant
IREP
Interactive RadioEpidemiological Program

K

K-25
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant

L

LANL
Los Alamos National Laboratory
LBNL
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LLNL
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LOOW
Lake Ontario Ordnance Works

M

MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MPC
Maximum Permissible Concentrations
MS
Mail stop

N

NARA
National Archives and Records Administration
NCI
National Cancer Institute
NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NNSA
National Nuclear Security Administration
NRC
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NTS
Nevada Test Site
NUMEC
Nuclear Materials and Equipment

O

OCAS
Office of Compensation Analysis and Support--now known as the Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS)
OD
Office of the Director
OPEIU
Office and Professional Employees International Union
ORAU
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
ORISE
Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education
ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory; also known as X-10
OSTI
Office of Scientific & Technical Information (DOE)
OUO
Official Use Only

P

PC/POC
Probability of Causation
PDF
Portable Document Format
PDR
Public Document Room (NRC)
PEP
Program Evaluation Plan
PER
Program Evaluation Report
PHA
Public Health Advisor (currently known as Program Specialists)
PII
Personally Identifiable Information
PNNL
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
POA
Power of Attorney
POC/PC
Probability of Causation

R

RECA
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act
REFs
Radiation Effectiveness Factors
RD
Restricted Data
RO
Reviewing Official

S

SC&A
Sanford Cohen & Associates:
SEC
Special Exposure Cohort
SEIU
Service Employees International Union
SLAPS
St. Louis Airport Storage Site
SPFA
Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America
SRDB
Site Research Database

T

TBD
Technical Basis Document
The Act
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
TIB
Technical Information Bulletin
TSE
Time Since Exposure

U

UAW
United Auto Workers
UCNI
Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information
UPTE
University Professional & Technical Employees
USPHS
U.S. Public Health Service
USWA/USW
United Steelworkers of America
USTUR
US Transuranium & Uranium Registries

V

VA
Veterans Affairs

W

WIPP
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
WLM
Working Level Month

X

X-10
Oak Ridge National Laboratory; also known as ORNL

Y

Y-12
Y-12 National Security Complex
 
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