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Glossary and Acronyms of Emergency Management Terms
434 definitions by U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

AccidentActivityActors/Role-PlayersAcute ExposureAcute ToxicityAdvance Element of the Emergency Response Team (ERT-A)Aerodynamic Equivalent Diameter (AED)Airborne Release Fraction (ARF)Airborne Release Rate (ARR)AlertAlpha ParticleAlpha RadiationAntiterrorismAppraisalAppraisal and Assessment ProgramsAsphyxiantAssessmentAssistance EvaluationAuthenticationAuthorization BasisAuthorized Derivative ClassifierAuto-Ignition TemperatureBarrierBarrier ChallengedBarrier FailureBase ProgramBecquerel (Bq)Beta ParticleBeta RadiationBeyond Design Basis Accidents (BDBAs)Blast EffectCalculation MethodsCarcinogenCatastrophic DisasterCatastrophic Disaster Response Group (CDRG)Category of EmergencyCausal AnalysisCeiling ("C")Central Nervous SystemChallenge ExaminationChemical Dispersion ModelChemical ModelChronic ExposureClassification CategoryClassification GuideClassification LevelClassification ReviewClassified Information ReviewsClassified MaterialCognizant Secretarial OfficerCo-Located Facility WorkerCombating TerrorismCombustibleCommitted Dose Equivalent (CDE)(HT,50)Common Hazardous MaterialComprehensive Assistance EvaluationComprehensive Emergency Management SystemConcernConditionConfidentialConsequenceConsequence AssessmentConsequence ManagementContainmentContaminated AreaContaminationContracting OfficerContracting Officer's RepresentativeContractorControl CellControllersControl RodCooling TowerCorrective ActionsCounterterrorismCourierCrisis ManagementCriticality AccidentCritical Nuclear Weapon Design InformationCross-CertificationCurie (Ci)Damage Ratio (DR)Decay HeatDeclassificationDeclassifierDecommissioningDecontaminationDeep Dose Equivalent (DDE)Defective Item, Material, or ServiceDefense Coordinating Officer (DCO)Defense-in-DepthDefense Technical Information Center (DTIC)DepositionDermal ToxicityDesignated AreaDesign BasisDesign Basis Accidents (DBAs)Design Basis ThreatDisaster Field Office (DFO)DisqualificationDOE Complex-wide Lessons Learned ProgramDoe Facility RepresentativeDOE Field ElementDoseDose RateDosimeterDowngradingDrillEffective Dose Equivalent (EDE)(HE)EmergencyEmergencyEmergency Action Level (EAL)Emergency Assessment Resource Manual (EARM)Emergency Assistance Planning and PreparednessEmergency Assistance ProgramEmergency Assistance ResponseEmergency ClassEmergency EquipmentEmergency FacilitiesEmergency Facilities and EquipmentEmergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)Emergency Management ExercisesEmergency Management Guide (EMG)Emergency Management Institute (EMI)Emergency Management Team (EMT)Emergency Operating RecordsEmergency Operating Records Protection ProgramEmergency Operations Center (EOC)Emergency PlanEmergency Plan Implementing ProceduresEmergency PlanningEmergency Planning Zone (EPZ)Emergency Power SystemsEmergency PreparednessEmergency Public InformationEmergency Public Information PlanEmergency Readiness Assurance Plan (ERAP)Emergency ResponseEmergency Response Organization (ERO)Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs)Emergency Response Team (ERT)Emergency Support Function (ESF)Emergency Support Team (EST)Energy EmergencyEnergy YieldEscortEtiological AgentEvacuationEvaluationEvaluation CritiqueEvaluatorsEventEvent CategorizationEvent ClassificationEvents Requiring ClassificationEvents That Do Not Require ClassificationEvents That Do Not Require Further ClassificationExclusion Zone (EZ)Executive TeamExerciseExercise BoundariesExercise EvaluationExercise Evaluation CriteriaExercise Objective MatrixExercise SetupExplosionExplosiveExplosive LimitsExposureExternal Departmental OrganizationsExternal EvaluationExtremely Hazardous Substance (EHS)Extreme ScenariosFacilityFacility ManagerFederal Coordinating Officer (FCO)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan (FRERP)Federal Response Plan (FRP)Field of Interest RegisterFinal Emergency ReportFindingFirst ResponderFissionFission ProductFlammableFlammable (Explosive) LimitsFlammable GasFlash PointFormerly Restricted Data (FRD)Full Participation ExerciseGamma RadiationGamma RaysGeneral EmergencyGood Work PracticeGraded ApproachGray (Gy)Half-LifeHazardHazard CategorizationHazard ClassesHazardous Air PollutantHazardous ChemicalsHazardous ClassesHazardous Material IncidentHazardous MaterialsHazards AssessmentHazards SurveyHigh-Risk, High-Population AreasHOTLINEHot ZoneIgnition Temperature (Auto-Ignition)Implementation PlanImprovement ActionsIncidentIncident Command System (ICS)IndependenceIngestionInhalationInitial Nuclear RadiationInitial Protective Action ZoneInjectionIntegrated AppraisalsInteragency Group on Energy VulnerabilityInterconnected CustomerInventory of InterestItemJoint Information CenterJoint Nuclear Accident Coordination CenterKeywordLeak Path Factor (LPF)Lessons LearnedLevel of ConcernLocal Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)lonizationLost WorkdaysMajor DisasterMalevolent ActsMass Casualty EventMaster Interagency AgreementMaster Scenario Event List (MSEL)Material at Risk (MAR)Material Control and AccountabilityMaximum InventoryMember of The PublicMeteorological InformationMitigationModerate ScenariosMonitoringMutual Aid ResponseNational Emergency Coordination Center (NECC)National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, or National Contingency PlanNational Security Emergency Preparedness Critical FunctionsNatural Phenomena HazardNeed-to-KnowNonreactor Nuclear FacilityNotification ReportNuclear Criticality SafetyNuclear Emergency Search TeamNuclear FacilityNuclear Weapon AccidentNuclear Weapon IncidentNuclear Weapon Information (NWI)Observer BriefingOccurrenceOccurrence InvestigationOccurrence ReportOff Normal OccurrenceOffsiteOffsite Response InterfacesOffsite Transportation EventOilOnsiteOnsite Transportation EventOperational Design Basis AccidentOperational EmergenciesOperational Emergency Base ProgramOperational Emergency Hazardous Materials ProgramOperational FacilitiesOperational Procedural ViolationsOral Examination BoardOrganizationPerformance-Based TrainingPerformance DegradationPermissible Exposure LimitPlacardPlumePractical FactorPre-Disaster ResponsePreparedness PhasePreventive ActionsPrimary AgencyPrimary BarriePrimary Environmental MonitorsPrimary Response CapabilityPriority DescriptorProcessProfileProgramProgram ElementsProgram EvaluationProgram Evaluation CriteriaProgram ManagerProgram OfficeProgram Significant CostProgram Significant DelayProtective ActionProtective Action CriteriaProtective Action Guide (PAG)ProtocolsQualificationQualification StandardRadRadiationRadiation Absorbed DoseRadiation SicknessRadiation Survey InstrumentRadioactive DecayRadioactive FalloutRadioactive MaterialRadioactivityRadiological Assistance ProgramRadiological Assistance Program TeamRadiological Buffer Area (RBA)Radiological FacilitiesRadionuclideReactorReadiness AssuranceReceptorReceptor InformationRecoveryRecovery OrganizationRecovery ProceduresReentryReentry PlanningRefresher TrainingRegional Operations Center (ROC)Regional TeamsReleaseRelease DesignationReportable OccurrenceReportable QuantityRequalificationRespirable Fraction (RF)Responder BriefingResponder "Hotwash" CritiqueRespondersResponseResponse TerminationRestricted Data (RD)Resumption of Normal OperationsRetrainingReviewing OfficialRiskRisk AssessmentRisk/ExposureRoentgen (R)Run-Card SystemSafeguardsSafety AnalysisSafety Analysis Report (SAR)Safety BasisSafety Class Structures, Systems, or Components (Safety Class SSCs)Safety EvaluationSafety Significant Structures, Systems, or Components (Safety Significant SSCs)Scenario NarrativeSecondary ContainmentSecretarial OfficerSecure Communications CenterSegmentSenior Management CritiqueServiceShelter-in-PlaceShieldingSievert (Sv)Significant ModificationSignificant Performance DegradationSiteSite Area EmergencySite BoundarySite DescriptionSite ExerciseSmokeSource TermSpecial Nuclear Material (SNM)Specific ActivityStability ClassStandardStandard (Standing) Operating ProcedureStateState Coordinating Officer (SCO)State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)Subject Matter Expert (SME)Substantial Safety HazardSupplierSupport AgencySynergismSystemTechnical Operations CadreTechnological HazardTelecommunicationsTemporary Emergency Exposure Level (TEEL)TerminationTerrorismTerrorist AttackThermal RadiationThreshold for Early Lethality (TEL)Threshold Limit ValueThreshold Planning QuantityThreshold Quantity (TQ)Timeline CoordinatorTimelyTimely Initial Assessment (TIA)Time Weighted AverageTotal Effective Dose Equivalent (TEDE)ToxicityToxic PollutantsTracking and Satellite Communications SystemTrainingTransitory HazardsTransportation Emergency Management Program (TEMP)Transportation EventTransportation Safeguards SystemUninterruptible Power SupplyUnreviewed Safety Questions (USQ)Unusual OccurrenceVaporVapor DensityVulnerable ZoneWater HammerWeapon ComplexWeapon of Mass DestructionWorkerWorkplace Environmental Exposure Level
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