Appendix F - Acronyms

ADEC Alaska Department of Conservation
AE analytical error
AM arithmetic mean
AST aboveground storage tank
ASTM ASTM International, formerly American Standards and Testing Society
bgs below ground surface
BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes
CE2 long-range heterogeneity fluctuation error
CE3 periodic heterogeneity fluctuation error
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CH compositional heterogeneity
CLT central limit theorem
COC chemical of concern
COPC chemical of potential concern
cpm counts per minute
CRREL U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
CSM conceptual site model
CV coefficient of variation
DE delimitation error
DEC Department of Conservation
df degrees of freedom
DH distributional heterogeneity
DL detection level
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DQI data quality indicator
DQO data quality objective
DRO diesel-range organics
DU decision unit
EE extraction error
ECOS Environmental Council of the States
EDQW Environmental Data Quality Working Group
Eh oxidation-reduction potential
ELAP Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
EPC exposure point concentration
ERIS Environmental Research of the States
ESTCP Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
FDEP Florida Department of Environmental Protection
FE fundamental error
FOT fields of testing
GOF goodness-of-fit
GPS Global Positioning System
GSD geometric standard deviation
GSE grouping and segregation error
HDOH Hawaii Department of Health
HMX octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine
HTRW Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste
IATA DGR International Air Transport Association Danger Goods Regulations
IDW inverse distance weighting
IS incremental sample, incremental sampling
ISM incremental sampling methodology
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ITRC Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council
LCS laboratory control sample, laboratory control spike
LOD limit of detection
LOQ limit of quantitation
M maps
MCA Monte Carlo analysis
MCL maximum contaminant level
MDI method data indicator
MDL method detection limit
MI multiincrement
MIS multiincrement sampling
MQI method quality indicator
Ms mass of the collected sample
MS matrix spike
MSD matrix spike duplicate
MSE mean squared error
MSMA monosodium methanearsonate
NELAP National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
NPL National Priorities List
OE overall estimation error
PAH polyaromatic hydrocarbon
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCP pentachlorophenol
PD probability distribution
PE preparation error
POC point of contact
PQL practical quantitation limits
QA quality assurance
QAPP Quality Assurance Project Plan
QC quality control
QSM Quality Systems Manual
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RDX 1,3,5-trinitroperhydro-1,3,5-triazine
RL reporting limit
RMSE root mean square error
RPD relative percent difference
RRO residual-range organic
RSD relative standard deviation
RSL Regional Screening Level
SAP sampling and analysis plan
SD standard deviation
SE sampling error, standard error
SERDP Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
SIM selective ion monitoring
SOP standard operating procedure
SRS simple random sampling
SS sample support
SU sampling unit
SVOC semivolatile organic compound
TE total sampling error
TEQ toxicity equivalent
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
TPP technical project planning
UCL upper confidence limit
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USEPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
UST underground storage tank
UTL upper tolerance limit
UV ultraviolet
VOC volatile organic compound
WRS Wilcoxon rank sum
XRF X-ray fluorescence