Facts: Acronyms Commonly Used in the Chemical Weapons Destruction Program

ACWA – Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives
AEL – Airborne Exposure Limit
AFA – Agent Filtration Area
AFO – Anniston Field Office (Alabama)
AMC – Army Materiel Command
APB – Agent Processing Building
APG – Aberdeen Proving Ground (Maryland)
ASD (NCB) – Assistant Secretary of Defense (Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense)
BGCAPP – Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (Kentucky)
BPT – Bechtel Pueblo Team
BRS – Brine Reduction System
BRAC – Base Realignment and Closure
BRAD – Burster Rotating Adaptor Device
BTA – Biotreatment Area
BUG – Biotreatment Utilization Group
CA – Compliance Advisory
CAA – Clean Air Act
CAC – Citizens’ Advisory Commission
CAM – Cavity Access Machine
CAMS – Continuous Air Monitoring System
CAO – Chemical Agent Operations
CDF – Chemical Agent Disposal Facility
CDP – Chemical Demilitarization Program
CDPHE – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
CEMS – Continuous Emissions Monitoring System
CIMRA – Chemical Incident or Mishap Response and Assistance
CLA – Chemical Limited Area
CMA – U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity
CSB – Control and Support Building
CSEPP – Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
CWCT – Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty
CWG – Closure Working Group
DASD (TRAC) – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Threat Reduction and Arms Control)
DLA – Defense Logistics Agency
DOD – Department of Defense
DPE – Demilitarization Protective Ensemble
DTRA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency
ECR – Explosive Containment Room
EDS – Explosive Destruction System
EDT – Explosive Destruction Technology
EG – Ethylene Glycol
EOC – Emergency Operations Center
EPA – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ERB – Enhanced Reconfiguration Building
FCC – Facilities Construction Certification
GPL – General Population Limit
GSA – U.S. General Services Administration
H/HD/HT – Mustard Agent Types
HWMU – Hazardous Waste Management Units
HAZOP – Hazardous Operation
HAZWOPER – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
ICAM – Improved Cavity Access Machine
ICB – Immobilized Cell Bioreactor
IDLH – Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
IFD – Integrated Facilities Demonstration
IOD – Integrated Operations Demonstration
ISSA – Intra Service Support Agreements
MILCON – Military Construction
MINICAMS – Miniature Continuous Air Monitoring System
MCB – Monochlorobenzene
MOA – Memorandum of Agreement
MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
MPHRA – Multi-Pathway Health Risk Assessment
MME – Munitions Monitoring Enclosure
MSM – Munitions Service Magazine
MTS – Munitions Tracking System
MTU – Munitions Treatment Unit
NASEM – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act
Neut/Bio – Neutralization Followed by Biotreatment
NOD – Notice of Deficiency
OTS – Off-gas Treatment System
OPCW – Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OPP – Overpacked Pallets
ORO – Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office
ORR – Operational Readiness Review
OSD – Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAO/PAS – Public Affairs Officer/Public Affairs Specialist
PCAPP – Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (Colorado)
PCD – Pueblo Chemical Depot
PEO ACWA – Program Executive Office/Officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives
PMD – Projectile/Mortar Disassembly
POAM – Plan of Action and Milestones
PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
PRP – Personnel Reliability Program
PSB – Personnel Support Building
PWG – Permitting Working Group
RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RD&D – Research, Development and Demonstration
SC – Systems Contractor
SDC – Static Detonation Chamber
SDS – Spent Decontamination System
SPM – Site Project Manager
SRC – Single Round Container
STEL – Short-Term Exposure Limit
SWMU – Solid Waste Management Unit
TDG – Thiodiglycol
TSDF – Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility
TMA – Toxic Maintenance Area
TOX – Toxic Area
USD (AT&L) – Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)
VSL – Vapor Screening Level
WPL – Worker Protection Limit

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