Remediation Acronyms

List of Terms Commonly Used in Relation to General Environmental Remediation Efforts

AAL Applied Action Level
AO Administrative Order
ASTM American Society for Testing & Materials
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances &Disease Registry
AOC Area of Concern
AOC Administrative Order on Consent
CAO Cleanup and Abatement Order
CAP Corrective Action Plan
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (U.S. Superfund)
COC Chemicals/Contaminants of Concern
DTSC Department of Toxic Substances Control
DISC OPS Discontinued Operations
EESH Energy, Environment, Safety & Health
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ESH   Environment, Safety & Health
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FS  Feasibility Study
GAC Granular Acitvated Carbon
GW Ground Water
HHRH Human Health Risk Assessment
IRAP Interim Remedial Action Plan
IRM Interim Remedial Method
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MW Monitoring Well
NFA No Further Action
NOD Notice of Determination
NRD   Natural Resource Damages
O&M Operations & Maintenance
OM&M  Operations, Monitoring & Maintenance
OU Operating Unit
PAH Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PCE Perchloroethylene
PHA Public Health Assessment
PCBs Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PTF Post Treatment Filtration
RA Remedial Action
RAP Remedial Action Plan
RCRA  Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
PPB Parts Per Billion
RI Remedial Investigation
RP Responsible Party
Record of Decision
ROM Rough Order of Magnitude
SMP  Strategic Management Plan
SOW Statement of Work
SW Surface Water
T&FR Technical and Functional Requirements
TIC Tentatively Identified Compounds
VI Vapor Instrusion
VOC Volatile Organic Compound