Facts: Acronyms Commonly Used in the Chemical Weapons Destruction Program

ACWA – Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives
AEL – Airborne Exposure Limit
AFO – Anniston (Alabama) Field Office
AMR – Automated Mobile Robot
AMSAA – Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity
APB – Acquisition Program Baseline
APG – Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
ASA (ALT) – Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
ATE – ACWA Test Equipment
BGAD – Blue Grass Army Depot
BGCA – Blue Grass Chemical Activity
BGCAPP – Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant
BNI – Bechtel National Inc.
BPBG – Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass
CAC – Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission
CAIRA – Chemical Accident/Incident Response and Assistance (see CIMRA)
CBC – U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center
CDCAB – Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board
CIMRA – Chemical Incident or Mishap Response and Assistance (formerly CAIRA)
CLA – Chemical Limited Area
CMA – Chemical Materials Activity
CON – Control Room
CSB – Control and Support Building
CSEPP – Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
CWC – Chemical Weapons Convention
CWG – Closure Working Group
CWWG – Chemical Weapons Working Group
DASD(TRAC) – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Threat Reduction and Arms Control)
DFAR – Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
DAAMS – Depot Area Air Monitoring System
DOD – Department of Defense
EA – Environmental Assessment
EBH – Energetics Batch Hydrolyzer
ECM – Earth-Covered Magazine
ECR – Explosive Containment Room
ECV – Explosive Containment Vestibule
EDT – Explosive Destruction Technology
EIWG – Economic Impact Working Group
EEB – Explosive Destruction Technology Enclosure Building
EKU – Eastern Kentucky University
EOC – Emergency Operations Center
EONC – Enhanced On-site Container
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
ES&H – Environmental Safety and Health
ESM – Explosive Destruction Technology Service Magazine
GB – Nerve Agent Sarin, Isopropyl Methyl Phosphonofluoridate (C4H10FO2P)
GP – General Physics
H – Blister Agent Mustard made by the Levinstein Process, Bis (2-chloroethyl) Sulfide or 2,2′-H Dichlorodiethyl Sulfide (C4H8Cl2S1.5)
HSA – Hydrolysate Storage Area
HVAC – Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
IDLH – Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
JV – Joint Venture
KDEP – Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
MDB – Munitions Demilitarization Building
MILCON – Military Construction
MINICAMS – Miniature Continuous Air Monitoring System
MIR – Mobile Industrial Robot
MPT – Metal Parts Treater
MWS – Munitions Washout System
NASEM – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (formerly National Research Council)
NOD – Notice of Deficiencies
O2SF – Outside Operations Support Facility
OPCW – Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
ORR – Operational Readiness Review
OSD – Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAO – Public Affairs Office/Officer
PCAPP – Pueblo (Colorado) Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant
PEO ACWA – Program Executive Office/Officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives
PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
PMB – Personnel Maintenance Building
PRP – Personnel Reliability Program
PSB – Personnel Support Building
QA – Quality Assurance
RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RD&D – Research, Development and Demonstration
RDT&E – Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
RHS – Rocket Handling System
RNDE – Rocket Non-Destructive Examination
RWCS – Rocket Warhead Containerization System
SC – Systems Contractor
SCWO – Supercritical Water Oxidation
SDC – Static Detonation Chamber
SFT – Shipping and Firing Tube
SOP – Standard Operating Procedure
SPB – SCWO Processing Building
STEL – Short-Term Exposure Limit
TAR – Temporary Authorization Request
TSDF – Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility
UB – Utility Building
USACE – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
VPP – Voluntary Protection Program
VRCM – Vertical Rocket Cutting Machine
VSL – Vapor Screening Level
VX – Nerve Agent, O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) Methylphosphonothiolate (C11H26NO2PS)
WPL – Worker Population Limit

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