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Acronym List & Glossary

AR

Administrative Record: a file containing documents that were considered or relied on to select a response action.

ASR

Archive Search Report

Cantonment

Area containing the temporary living quarters and support buildings for military troops.

CDPHE

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CB&I

Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I)

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980: A federal law passed in 1980 and modified in 1986 by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). The act created a special tax that goes into a trust (Superfund) to investigate and cleanup inactive, abandoned, or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites that may present a danger to public health and the environment. The CERCLA process is intended to ensure that contaminated sites are cleaned up in a timely manner, cleanup objectives are reasonable and achievable, and the affected community participates in selection of the removal measure(s), as appropriate for the site.

CIP

Community Involvement Plan: this document specifies the outreach activities that an agency will undertake to address community concerns and expectations. The CIP is a public document that should be placed in the information repository.

DERP

Defense Environmental Restoration Program: this program addresses the cleanup of DoD hazardous waste sites consistent with the requirements of CERCLA.

DOD

Department of Defense

EFV

East Fork valley

EE/CA

Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis

EOD

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

FS

Feasibility Study

FUDS

Formerly Used Defense Site: FUDS includes those properties previously owned, leased, or otherwise possessed by the U.S. and under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense; or manufacturing facilities for which property accountability rested with DOD but were operated by contractors (Government owned-contractor operated) and which were later legally disposed. Restoration of military land identified as formerly used sites was assigned by the Defense Appropriations Act of 1983.

INPR

Inventory Project Report: this report contains the Preliminary Assessment of Eligibility findings, which identifies whether or not a property is eligible to be cleaned up under the FUDS program.

Military munition

All ammunition products and their components, produced or used by the armed forces for national defense and security. Military munitions are used in training for combat, munitions testing, and weapons research development, testing, and evaluation.

MRS

A discrete area on a defense site that is known or suspected to contain unexploded ordnances, discarded military munitions, or munition constituents, that is known to require a munitions response.

PP

Proposed Plan

RA

Removal Action

RD

Removal Design

RI

Remedical Investigation

SI

Site Investigation

TCRA

Time Critical Removal Action: TCRAs respond to a release or threat of release that poses such a risk to public health (serious injury or death), or the environment, that clean up or stabilization actions must be initiated within six months.

Trail

Colorado Trail/Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

USACE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USEPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

USFS

U.S.D.A. Forest Service

UXO

Unexploded Ordnance

WWII

World War II