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Commonly Used Abbreviations

There are many abbreviations used in connection with the "Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program." To assist you in understanding the decisions and letters that you receive, as well to facilitate your use of the many tools developed by the agencies involved with this program, the Office of the Ombudsman developed this list of some of the commonly used abbreviations. We hope that you find this list helpful.

A

  • AAW — Average Annual Wage
  • ABRWH — Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health
  • AEC — Atomic Energy Commission
  • ALCOA — Aluminum Company of America
  • AMA Guides — American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, — 5th Edition
  • ANLE or ANL-E — Argonne National Laboratory — East
  • ANLW or ANL-W — Argonne National Laboratory — West
  • AWE — Atomic Weapons Employer

B

  • BAS — Branch of Automated Systems
  • BE or Be — Beryllium
  • BOTA — Branch of Outreach and Technical Assistance
  • BP — Branch of Policy
  • BPA — Bill Processing Agent

C

  • CANEL — Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory
  • CATI — Computer Assisted Telephone Interview
  • CBD — Chronic Beryllium Disease
  • CDC — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CE — Claims Examiner
  • CFR — Code of Federal Regulations
  • CHP — Certified Health Physicist
  • CIS — Carcinoma in situ
  • CLL — Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training, formerly known as the Center to Protect Workers' Rights
  • CV — Curriculum Vitae

D

  • DAR — Document Acquisition Request
  • DCAS — Division of Compensation Analysis and Support -formerly known as the Office of Compensation Analysis and Support (OCAS)
  • DD — District Director
  • DEEOIC — Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation
  • DHHS — Department of Health and Human Services
  • DMC — District Medical Consultant
  • DO — District Office
  • DOB — Date of Birth
  • DOE — Department of Energy
  • DOJ — Department of Justice
  • DOL — Department of Labor
  • DR — Dose Reconstruction
  • DRGs — Diagnostic-Related Groups

E

  • ECMS — Energy Case Management System
  • EE-1 — Employee's Claim Form
  • EE-2 — Survivor's Claim Form
  • EE-3 — Employment History Form
  • EEOICPA — Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
  • ETEC — Energy Technology Engineering Center, now known as Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

F

  • FAB — Final Adjudication Branch
  • FD — Final Decision
  • FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions
  • FECA — Federal Employees' Compensation Act
  • FMPC — Feed Materials Production Center, formally known as Fernald
  • FOIA — Freedom of Information Act
  • FUSRAP — Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program
  • FY — Fiscal Year

G

  • GAO — Government Accountability Office
  • GE — General Electric
  • GSI — General Steel Industries

H

  • HHS — Department of Health and Human Services
  • HP — Health Physicist

I

  • ICD-9 — International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 9th Edition
  • IH — Industrial Hygienist
  • IMBA — Integrated Modules for Bioassay Analysis
  • INEEL — Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
  • INL — Idaho National Laboratory
  • IOP — Idaho Ordnance Plant
  • IREP — Interactive RadioEpidemiological Program

K

  • K-25 — Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant

L

  • LANL — Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • LBNL — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • LLNL — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • LOOW — Lake Ontario Ordnance Works
  • LPT — Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test
  • LTT — Lymphocyte Transformation Test

M

  • MIT — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MMI — Maximum Medical Improvement

N

  • NARA — National Archives and Records Administration
  • NCI — National Cancer Institute
  • NIOSH — National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NO — National Office
  • NRC — Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • NTS — Nevada Test Site
  • NUMEC — Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation

O

  • OCAS — Office of Compensation Analysis and Support, now known as the Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS)
  • ORAU — Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • ORISE — Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • ORNL — Oak Ridge National Laboratory, also known as X-10
  • OWCP — Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

P

  • PC/PoC — Probability of Causation
  • PDF — Portable Document Format
  • PEP — Program Evaluation Plan
  • PER — Program Evaluation Report
  • PHA — Public Health Advisor
  • PII — Personally Identifiable Information
  • PM — Procedure Manual
  • PNNL — Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • POA — Power of Attorney
  • PoC/PC — Probability of Causation

R

  • RC — Resource Center
  • RCC — Revenue Center Code
  • RD — Recommended Decision
  • RECA — Radiation Exposure Compensation Act
  • REFs — Radiation Effectiveness Factors

S

  • SEC — Special Exposure Cohort
  • SEM — Site Exposure Matrix
  • SLAPS — St. Louis Airport Storage Site
  • SOAF — Statement of Accepted Facts
  • SOL — Office of the Solicitor (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • SSA — Social Security Administration
  • SWC — State Workers' Compensation

T

  • TBD — Technical Basis Document
  • The Act — The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
  • TIB — Technical Information Bulletin
  • TX — Toxicologist

U

  • USPHS — U.S. Public Health Service

V

  • VA — Veterans Affairs

W

  • WLM — Working Level Month

X

  • X-10 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory; also known as ORNL

Y

  • Y-12 — Y-12 National Security Complex