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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym Acronym Defined
ABSA American Biological Safety Association
ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AEGL Acute Exposure Guideline Levels
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
ANL Argonne National Laboratory
ARL/SORD Air Resources Laboratory/Special Operations and Research Division
ARAC Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BELLE Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures
BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory
BSWG Biosafety Working Group
CAM Consequence Assessment Model
CAMWG Consequence Assessment Modeling Working Group
CARAT Chemical Accident Risk Assessment Thesaurus
CBR Chemical, Biological, and Radiological
CBRNE Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear or high-yield Explosive
CEMS Comprehensive Emergency Management System
CEPPO Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (EPA)
CEWG Chemical Exposure Working Group
CMM Chemical Mixture Methodology
CMWG Chemical Mixtures Working Group
CTR Central Toolbox Registry
DMCC DOE Meteorological Coordinating Council
DOE US Department of Energy
EFCOG Energy Facilities Contractors Group
EMI SIG Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERPGs Emergency Response Planning Guidelines
GUI Graphical User Interface
HCN Health Code Number
HI Hazard Index
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
INEEL Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory
LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LCL0 Lowest Concentration causing lethality
LD50 Lethal Dose 50%
LDL0 Lowest Dose causing lethality
NARAC National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
NA-41 U.S. DOE Office of Emergency Management and Policy
OFCM Office of the Federal Coordiantor for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research
ORAU Oak Ridge Associated Universities
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORISE Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAC Protective Action Criteria
PAG Protective Action Guidance
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SASG Software Assessment Safety Group
SCAPA Subcommittee on Consequence Assessment and Protective Actions
SNL Sandia National Laboratory
SRS Savannah River Site
STEL Short-Term Exposure Limit
STWG Source Term Working Group
TEELs Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits
TCL0 Lowest Dose causing a toxic effect
TDL0 Lowest Dose causing a toxic effect
TLV Threshold Limit Value
TRADE Training Resource and Data Exchange
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction