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

Acronym List
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
BE Beryllium
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
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
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
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
GAO Government Accountability Office
GE General Electric
GSI General Steel Industries
HHS Health and Human Services
HP Health Physicist
HSS Office of Health, Safety, and Security (DOE)
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-25 Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LOOW Lake Ontario Ordnance Works
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPC Maximum Permissible Concentrations
MS Mail stop
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
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
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 Analysts)
PII Personally Identifiable Information
PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
POA Power of Attorney
POC/PC Probability of Causation
RECA Radiation Exposure Compensation Act
REFs Radiation Effectiveness Factors
RD Restricted Data
RO Reviewing Official
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
TBD Technical Basis Document
The Act Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
TIB Technical Information Bulletin
TSE Time Since Exposure
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
VA Veterans Affairs
WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
WLM Working Level Month
X-10 Oak Ridge National Laboratory; also known as ORNL
Y-12 Y-12 National Security Complex