ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ALOHA - Areal Location of Hazardous Atmospheres
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
ANSIR - Awareness of National Security Issues and Response
APR - Air-purifying respirators
ARIP - Accidental Release Information Program
ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BACT - Best Available Control Technology
BEI - Biological Exposure Indices
B.O.L.D.E.R. - Basic On-Line Disaster Emergnecy Response
CAA - Clean Air Act
CAMEO - Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations
CAS - Chemical Abstract Service
CEPP - Chemical Emergency Preparedness Program
CERCLA - Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CPC - Chemical-Protective Clothing
CWA - Clean Water Act
DOE - U.S. Department of Energy
DOT - U.S. Department of Transportation
EHS - Extremely Hazardous Substances
EMS - Emergency Management System
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
EPCRA - Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act
ERNS - Emergency Response Notification System
ESLI - End Service Life Indicator
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHML - Federal Hazardous Material law
HARM - Hazards Analysis Resource Manual
HAZWOPER training - OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training
HCP - Hearing Conservation Program
HCS - Hazard Communication Standard
HMEP - Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness
HMIS - Hazardous Materials Identification System
HMMP - Hazardous Materials Management Plan
IAFF - International Association of Fire Fighters
IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer
ICS - Incident Command System
IDLH - Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
LD50 - Lethal Dose for 50% of test subjects
LD10 - Dose level at which first test subjects died
LEPC - Local Emergency Planning Committee
LEL - Lower Explosive Limit
LGR - Local Governments Reimbursement Program
LOC - Level of Concern
MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
MSHA - Mine Safety and Health Administration
NASTTPO - National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NFA - National Fire Academy
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH - National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NAERG96 - 1996 North American Emergency Response Guidebook
NRC - National Response Center
NRT - National Response Team
NSC - National Safety Council
NTP - National Toxicology Program
OREIS™ - Operation Respond Emergency Information System
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAPR - Powered air-purifying respirators
PEL - OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
POTW - Publicly-Owned Treatment Works
RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
REL - NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits
RMP - Risk Management Plan
RRT - Regional Response Team
RQ - Reportable Quantity
SARA Title III - Superfund Amendments Re-Authorization Act
SAR - Supplied-Air Respirators
SCBA - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SERC - State Emergency Response Commission
SIC - Standard Industrial Classification
STEL - Short-Term Exposure Levels (15 minutes)
TERC - Tribal Emergency Response Commission
TLVs - Threshold Limit Values
TPQ - Threshold Planning Quantity
TRI - Toxic Release Inventory
TSD - Transfer, Storage, and Disposal facilities (Hazardous Waste)
TWA - Time-weighted average
UEL - Upper Explosive Limit
UST - Underground Storage Tanks