Acronym List


AK   Acceptable Knowledge
ANL-E Argonne National Laboratory - East (Analytical Laboratory)
BLM Bureau of Land Management
C of C Certificate of Compliance
CAST Colorado All State Transportation, Inc.
CBFO Carlsbad Field Office (DOE)
CCA Compliance Certification Application
CCP Central Characterization Project
CH-TRU Contact-Handled Transuranic (waste)
CMR Central Monitoring Room
CTAC Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contractor
DOE   United States Department of Energy
DOE-CBFO    DOE Carlsbad Field Office
DOE-EM  DOE Office of Environmental Management
DOE-HQ           DOE Headquarters (also HQ)
EEG   Environmental Evaluation Group
EOC Emergency Operations Center
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
FSM Facility Shift Manager
GET General Employee Training
HalfPACT NRC-certified packaging, capable of transporting seven 55-gallon drums or one standard waste box
Hazmat Hazardous materials
HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air (filter)
HQ Headquarters (DOE) (also DOE-HQ)
ICV Inner Containment Vessel
IG Office of the Inspector General
INL Idaho National Laboratory
ISO International Standards Organization
JIC Joint Information Center
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, California)
LWA Land Withdrawal Act (PL 102-579)
M&O Management and Operating (contractor)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSDS Material Data Safety Sheet
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration (and Act)
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NCI Information Systems, Inc., the information technology contractor at WIPP
NDA Nondestructive assay
NDE Nondestructive examination
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NMED New Mexico Environment Department
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NTP National TRU Program
NTS Nevada Test Site
OCA Outer containment assembly
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PA Performance Assessment
PAAA Price-Anderson Amendments Act
PCB Polychlorinated biphenyls
PPE Personal protective equipment
QA Quality Assurance
R&D  Research and development
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RFP Request for Proposal
SARP Safety Analysis Report for Packaging
SNL Sandia National Laboratories
SNL-CA Sandia National Laboratories/California
SQS Small quantity site
SRS Savannah River Site
STEP States and Tribal Education Program
SWB Standard waste box
TDOP Ten-drum overpack
TRANSCOM Transportation Tracking and Communications (system)
TRU Transuranic (waste)
TRUPACT Transuranic Package TRansporter (TRU waste shipping container)
TRUPACT-II Transuranic Package Transporter Model II
UG Underground
VE Visual examination
VOC Volatile organic compound
WAC Waste Acceptance Criteria
WAP Waste Analysis Plan
WH Waste handling
WHB Waste Handling Building
WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
WIPPTRAX WIPP Transportation Accident Exercise (New Mexico)
WIPPTREX WIPP Transportation Exercise (program)
WRES Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services
WTS Washington TRU Solutions LLC
WWIS WIPP Waste Information System