Appendix D: List of Acronyms

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AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ATC - Applied Technology Council
b/ca - benefit/cost analysis
BFE - Base Flood Elevation
BLM - Bureau of Land Management
BSSC - Building Seismic Safety Council
CDBG - Community Development Block Grant
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CRS - Community Rating System
EDA - Economic Development Administration
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
ER - Emergency Relief
EWP - Emergency Watershed Protection (NRCS Program)
FAS - Federal Aid System
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FIRM - Flood Insurance Rate Map
FMA - Flood Mitigation Assistance (FEMA Program)
FTE - Full Time Equivalent
GIS - Geographic Information System
GNS - Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (International)
GSA - General Services Administration
HAZUS - Hazards U.S.
HMGP - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
HMST - Hazard Mitigation Survey Team
HUD - Housing and Urban Development (United States, Department of)
IBHS - Institute for Business and Home Safety
ICC - Increased Cost of Compliance
IHMT - Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team
NCDC - National Climate Data Center
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NHMP - Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (also known as "409 Plan")
NIBS - National Institute of Building Sciences
NIFC - National Interagency Fire Center
NMFS - National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS - National Park Service
NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service
NWS - National Weather Service
SBA - Small Business Administration
SEAO - Structural Engineers Association of Oregon
SHMO - State Hazard Mitigation Officer
TOR - Transfer of Development Rights
UGB - Urban Growth Boundary
URM - Unreinforced Masonry
USACE - United States Army Corps of Engineers
USBR - United States Bureau of Reclamation
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
USFA - United States Fire Administration
USFS - United States Forest Service
USGS - United States Geological Survey
WSSPC - Western States Seismic Policy Council

California Acronyms

A&W - Alert and Warning
AA - Administering Areas
AAR - After Action Report
ARC - American Red Cross
ARP - Accidental Risk Prevention
ATC20 - Applied Technology Council20
ATC21 - Applied Technology Council21
BCP - Budget Change Proposal
BSA - California Bureau of State Audits
CAER - Community Awareness & Emergency Response
CalARP - California Accidental Release Prevention
CalBO - California Building Officials
CalEPA - California Environmental Protection Agency
CalREP - California Radiological Emergency Plan
CALSTARS - California State Accounting Reporting System
CalTRANS - California Department of Transportation
CBO - Community Based Organization
CD - Civil Defense
CDF - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
CDMG - California Division of Mines and Geology
CEC - California Energy Commission
CEPEC - California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council
CESRS - California Emergency Services Radio System
CHIP - California Hazardous Identification Program
CHMIRS - California Hazardous Materials Incident Reporting System
CHP - California Highway Patrol
CLETS - California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
CSTI - California Specialized Training Institute
CUEA - California Utilities Emergency Association
CUPA - Certified Unified Program Agency
DAD - Disaster Assistance Division (of the state Office of Emergency Svcs)
DFO - Disaster Field Office
DGS - California Department of General Services
DHSRHB - California Department of Health Services, Radiological Health Branch
DO - Duty Officer
DOC - Department Operations Center
DOE - Department of Energy (U.S.)
DOF - California Department of Finance
DOJ - California Department of Justice
DPA - California Department of Personnel Administration
DPIG - Disaster Preparedness Improvement Grant
DR - Disaster Response
DSA - Division of the State Architect
DSR - Damage Survey Report
DSW - Disaster Service Worker
DWR - California Department of Water Resources
EAS - Emergency Alerting System
EDIS - Emergency Digital Information System
EERI - Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
EMA - Emergency Management Assistance
EMI - Emergency Management Institute
EMMA - Emergency Managers Mutual Aid
EMS - Emergency Medical Services
EOC - Emergency Operations Center
EOP - Emergency Operations Plan
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)
EPEDAT - Early Post Earthquake Damage Assessment Tool
EPI - Emergency Public Information
EPIC - Emergency Public Information Council
ESC - Emergency Services Coordinator
FAY - Federal Award Year
FDAA - Federal Disaster Assistance Administration
FEAT - Governor's Flood Emergency Action Team
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FFY - Federal Fiscal Year
FIR - Final Inspection Reports
FIRESCOPE - Firefighting Resources of So. Calif Organized for Potential Emergencies
FMA - Flood Management Assistance
FSR - Feasibility Study Report
FY - Fiscal Year
GIS - Geographical Information System
HAZMAT - Hazardous Materials
HAZMIT - Hazardous Mitigation
HAZUS - Hazards United States (an earthquake damage assessment prediction tool)
HAD - Housing and Community Development
HEICS - Hospital Emergency Incident Command System
HEPG - Hospital Emergency Planning Guidance
HIA - Hazard Identification and Analysis Unit
HMEP - Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness
HMGP - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
IDE - Initial Damage Estimate
IA - Individual Assistance
IFG - Individual & Family Grant (program)
IRG - Incident Response Geographic Information System
IPA - Information and Public Affairs (of state Office of Emergency Services)
LAN - Local Area Network
LEMMA - Law Enforcement Master Mutual Aid
LEPC - Local Emergency Planning Committee
MARAC - Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Council
MHID - Multihazard Identification
MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
NEMA - National Emergency Management Agency
NEMIS - National Emergency Management Information System
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
NPP - Nuclear Power Plant
NSF - National Science Foundation
NWS - National Weather Service
OA - Operational Area
OASIS - Operational Area Satellite Information System
OCC - Operations Coordination Center
OCD - Office of Civil Defense
OEP - Office of Emergency Planning
OES - California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
OSHPD - Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
OSPR - Oil Spill Prevention and Response
PA - Public Assistance
PC - Personal Computer
PDA - Preliminary Damage Assessment
PIO - Public Information Office
POST - Police Officer Standards and Training
PPA/CA - Performance Partnership Agreement/Cooperative Agreement (FEMA)
PSA - Public Service Announcement
PTAB - Planning and Technological Assistance Branch
PTR - Project Time Report
RA - Regional Administrator (OES)
RADEF - Radiological Defense (program)
RAMP - Regional Assessment of Mitigation Priorities
RAPID - Railroad Accident Prevention & Immediate Deployment
RDO - Radiological Defense Officer
RDMHC - Regional Disaster Medical Health Coordinator
REOC - Regional Emergency Operations Center
REPI - Reserve Emergency Public Information
RES - Regional Emergency Staff
RIMS - Response Information Management System
RMP - Risk Management Plan
RPU - Radiological Preparedness Unit (OES)
RRT - Regional Response Team
SAM - State Administrative Manual
SARA - Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act
SAVP - Safety Assessment Volunteer Program
SBA - Small Business Administration
SCO - California State Controller's Office
SEMS - Standardized Emergency Management System
SEPIC - State Emergency Public Information Committee
SLA - State and Local Assistance
SONGS - San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
SWEPC - Statewide Emergency Planning Committee
TEC - Travel Expense Claim
TRU - Transuranic
TTT - Train the Trainer
UPA - Unified Program Account
UPS - Uninterrupted Power Source
USAR - Urban Search and Rescue
USGS - United States Geological Survey
WC - California State Warning Center
WAN - Wide Area Network
WIPP - Waste Isolation Pilot Project

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