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Appendix G: Acronyms

ABA
AET
AF
AFB
ARAMS
ASE
ATL
AVS
BAF
BASS
BCF
bgs
BLM
BMF
BSAF
BSQV
CA
CERCLA
COC
COI
COPC
COPEC
CSCL
CSM
DCE
DDE
DDT
DEQ
DGT
DOC
DQO
DTPA
EcoSSL
EDTA
EE
EMNR
EPI
EPT
EqP
ERA
ERED
ER-L
ER-M
ESB
ESTCP
FCV
FDA
FGETS
FID
foc
FS
GC/MS
GETS
GIS
HHRA
HMX
HOC
HPAH
HQ
IBI
ICI
IRIS
IRP
ITRC
Koc
Kow
LEL
LOAEL
LPAH
MCAS
MCB
MET
mgd
MNR
NAPL
NFA
NFESC
NJDEP
NOAA
NOAEL
NRWQC
OC
ODEQ
ORNL
OU
PAH
PBT
PCB
PCDD
PCDF
PCE
PCP
PDMS
PE
PEC
PED
PEL
PHC
POM
PRG
PUP
R2
RAGS
RAL
RAO
RBA
RBP
RCRA
RDX
RFI
RI
ROD
SEC
SEL
SEM
SERAFM
SERDP
SFE
SL
SLC
SLERA
SLV
SOC
SPMD
SPME
SPI
SQAL
SQC
SQG
SQO
SQT
SQuiRT
SQV
SSL
SSLC
SVOC
SWAC
TCE
TCDD
T&E
TEC
TEL
TEQ
TET
TIE
TLC
TNB
TNT
TOC
TSMD
TSS
TU
USACE
USEPA
USGS
USFWS
VC
VOC
WDEQ
WES
WNY
absolute bioavailability
apparent effects threshold
accumulation factors
Air Force Base
Adaptive Risk Assessment Modeling System
accelerated solvent extraction
acceptable tissue levels
acid volatile sulfides
bioaccumulation factor
Bioaccumulation and Aquatic System Simulator
bioconcentration factor
below ground surface
biotic ligand model
biomagnification factor
biota-sediment accumulation factor
bioaccumulation sediment quality value
cost analysis
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
contaminant of concern
contaminant of interest
contaminant of potential concern
contaminant of potential environmental concern
chemical stressor concentration limit
conceptual site model
dichloroethene
dichlorodiphenyldichloroethene
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethene
Department of Environmental Quality
diffusive gradient in thin films
dissolved organic carbon
data quality objective
diethylenetriaminetetraacetic acid
ecological soil screening level
ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
engineering evaluation
enhanced monitored natural recovery
Estimation Program Interface
Ephemeroptora (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies), and Trichoptera (caddisflies)
equilibrium partitioning
ecological risk assessment
Environmental Residue Effects Database
effects range low
effects range median
equilibrium sediment benchmark
Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
final chronic value
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Gill Exchange Transport System
flame ionization detector
fraction of organic carbon foc
feasibility study
gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer
Gill Exchange and Transport System
geographic information system
human health risk assessment
octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine
hydrophobic organic chemical
high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
hazard quotient
index of benthic biotic integrity
invertebrate community index
Integrated Risk Information System
Installation Restoration Program
Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council
organic carbon–water partition coefficient Koc
octanol-water partition coefficient Kow
lowest effects level
lowest observable adverse effects level
low-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
Marine Corps Air Station
Marine Corps Base
minimum effects threshold
million gallons per day
monitored natural recovery
nonaqueous-phase liquid
no further action
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
no observable adverse effects level
national recommended water quality criteria
organic carbon
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
operable unit
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic
polychlorinated biphenyl
polychlorinated dibenzodioxin
polychlorinated dibenzofuran
tetrachloroethene
pentachlorophenol
polydimethylsiloxane
polyethylene
probable effects concentration
polyethylene device
probable effects level
petroleum hydrocarbon
polyoxymethylene
preliminary remediation goal
Plant Uptake Program
coefficient of determination
Risk Assessment Guide for Superfund
remedial action level
remedial action objective
relative bioavailability
rapid bioassessment protocol
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine
RCRA facility investigation
remedial investigation
record of decision
sediment effects concentration
severe effects level
simultaneously extracted metals
Spreadsheet-Based Ecological Risk Assessment for the Fate of Mercury
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
supercritical fluid extraction
screening level
screening level concentration
screening level ecological risk assessment
screening level value
sedimentary organic content
semipermeable-membrane device
solid-phase microextraction
sediment profile imaging
sediment quality advisory level
sediment quality criteria
sediment quality guideline
sediment quality objective
Sediment Quality Triad
Screening Quick Reference Table
sediment quality value
soil screening level
species screening level concentration
semivolatile organic compound
surface-weighted average concentration
trichloroethene
tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
threatened and endangered
toxic effects concentration
threshold effects level
toxic equivalent
toxic effects threshold
toxicity identification evaluation
thin-layer chromatography
1,3,5-trinitrobenzene
2,4,6-trinitrotouene
total organic carbon
Tri-State Mining District
total suspended solids
toxic unit
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
vinyl chloride
volatile organic compound
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Waterways Experiment Station
Washington Navy Yard

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