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Appendix B - Acronyms and Abbreviations

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    AE Aeromedical Evacuation
    AEC Agency Emergency Coordinator
    AECC Aeromedical Evacuation Control Center
    AECE Aeromedical Evacuation Control Element
    AECM Aeromedical Evacuation Crew Member
    AELT Aeromedical Evacuation Liaison Team
    AID Agency for International Development
    ALC Agency Logistics Center
    AMC Air Mobility Command
    AMTA Agricultural Marketing Transition Act
    AOC Army Operations Center
    ARAC Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability
    ARC American Red Cross
    ASH Assistant Secretary for Health
    AWD Available Without Declaration
    B&I Business and Industrial Loan Program
    C/B Chemical/Biological
    CAP Civil Air Patrol
    CAR Congressional Affairs Representative
    CC Coordination Center
    CCP Casualty Collection Point
    CCP Crisis Counseling  Assistance and Training Program
    CDBG Community Development Block Grant
    CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CDRG Catastrophic Disaster Response Group
    CEPPO Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
    CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
    CFO Chief Financial Officer
    CFR Code of Federal Regulations
    CINCLANT Commander-in-Chief Atlantic
    CINCPAC Commander-in-Chief Pacific
    CLO Congressional Liaison Officer
    CMC Crisis Management Center
    CNS Corporation for National Service
    CONUS Continental United States
    CPD Community Planning and Development
    CR Community Relations
    CRO Congressional Relations Officer
    CRP Conservation Reserve Program
    CWA Clean Water Act
    DAE Disaster Assistance Employee
    DALO Disaster Area Liaison Officer
    DASHO Designated Agency Safety and Health Official
    DCE Defense Coordinating Element
    DCLO Deputy Congressional Liaison Officer
    DCO Defense Coordinating Officer
    DEST Domestic Emergency Support Team
    DFC Disaster Finance Center
    DFCO-M Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Mitigation
    DFO Disaster Field Office
    DISC Disaster Information Systems Clearinghouse
    DLA Defense Logistics Agency
    DMAT Disaster Medical Assistance Team
    DMORT Disaster Mortuary Team
    DOC Department of Commerce
    DOD Department of Defense
    DOE Department of Energy
    DOEd Department of Education
    DOI Department of the Interior
    DOJ Department of Justice
    DOL Department of Labor
    DOMS Director of Military Support
    DOS Department of State
    DOS-A/DCP Department of State, Office of Diplomatic Contingency Programs
    DOT Department of Transportation
    DRC Disaster Recovery Center
    DRF Disaster Relief Fund
    DRM Disaster Recovery Manager
    DRSF Disaster Response Support Facilities
    DSO Disaster Safety Officer
    DTMS Disaster Transportation Management System
    DUA Disaster Unemployment Assistance
    DWI Disaster Welfare Information
    EC Emergency Coordinator
    ECS Emergency Communications Staff
    ECWAG Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants
    EDA Economic Development Administration
    EEI Essential Element of Information
    EICC Emergency Information and Coordination Center
    EIDL Economic Injury Disaster Loans
    EM Emergency Management
    EMRT Emergency Medical Response Team
    EMS Emergency Medical Service
    EMT Emergency Management Team
    EMWIN Emergency Managers’ Weather Information Network
    E.O. Executive Order
    EOC Emergency Operations Center
    EPA Environmental Protection Agency
    EPLO Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer
    ERL Environmental Research Laboratories
    ERT Emergency Response Team
    ERT Environmental Response Team
    ERT-A Emergency Response Team — Advance Element
    ERT-N National Emergency Response Team
    ESF Emergency Support Function
    ESFLG Emergency Support Function Leaders Group
    ESP Electric Service Priority
    EST Emergency Support Team
    EWP Emergency Watershed Protection
    FAO Federal Approving Official
    FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
    FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
    FCC Federal Communications Commission
    FCC Federal Coordinating Center
    FCO Federal Coordinating Officer
    FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    FECC Federal Emergency Communications Coordinator
    FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
    FESC Federal Emergency Support Coordinator
    FHWA Federal Highway Administration
    FNS Food and Nutrition Service
    FORSCOM Forces Command
    FRERP Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan
    FRMAC Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center
    FRP Federal Response Plan
    FS Forest Service
    FSA Farm Service Agency
    FTS Federal Telecommunications Service
    GAO Government Accounting Office
    GAR Governor’s Authorized Representative
    GIS Geographic Information System
    GPMRC Global Patient Movement Requirements Center
    GSA General Services Administration
    HHS Department of Health and Human Services
    HMGP Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
    HQ Headquarters
    HQAMC Headquarters Air Mobility Command
    HQUSACE Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    HQUSAF Headquarters U.S. Air Force
    HSO Human Services Officer
    HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
    ICS Incident Command System
    ICU Information Coordination Unit
    IFG Individual and Family Grant
    IMA Individual Mobilization Augmentee
    IRR Initial Response Resources
    IRS Internal Revenue Service
    IRT Initial Response Team
    IST Incident Support Team
    IST-A Incident Support Team — Advance Element
    J-4/JCS Medical Readiness Division, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    JIC Joint Information Center
    JOC Joint Operations Center
    JPMT Joint Patient Movement Team
    JRMPO Joint Regional Medical Planning Office
    JTF Joint Task Force
    JTPA Job Training Partnership Act
    JTRB Joint Telecommunications Resources Board
    LFA Lead Federal Agency
    LIMS Logistics Information Management System
    MA Mission Assignment
    MAC Mapping and Analysis Center
    MAC Mission Assignment Coordinator
    MASF Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility
    MATTS Mobile Air Transportable Telecommunications System
    MCC Movement Coordination Center
    MERRT Medical Emergency Radiological Response Team
    MERS Mobile Emergency Response Support
    MOA Memorandum of Agreement
    MOC MERS Operations Center
    MOU Memorandum of Understanding
    MREs Meals-Ready-to-Eat
    MSCA Military Support to Civil Authority
    MSU Management Support Unit
    NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    NCC National Coordinating Center
    NCP National Contingency Plan
    NCS National Communications System
    NCS/DISA-GOSC NCS/Defense Information Systems Agency-Global Operations Security Center
    NCSRM NCS Regional Manager
    NDMS National Disaster Medical System
    NECC National Emergency Coordination Center
    NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
    NFIP National Flood Insurance Program
    NGB National Guard Bureau
    NICC National Interagency Coordination Center
    NIFC National Interagency Fire Center
    NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency
    NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
    NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    NOS National Ocean Service
    N/P Not Provided
    NPSC National Processing Service Center
    NRC National Response Center
    NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
    NRS National Oil and Hazardous Substances Response System
    NRT National Response Team
    NS/EP National Security/Emergency Preparedness
    NSC National Security Council
    NSF National Strike Force
    NTSP National Telecommunications Support Plan
    NVOAD National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
    NWR National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio
    NWS National Weather Service
    OC Operations Center
    OCHAMPUS Office of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
    OCONUS Outside the Continental United States
    OEP Office of Emergency Preparedness
    OET Office of Emergency Transportation
    OFM Office of Financial Management
    OIG Office of Inspector General
    OMB Office of Management and Budget
    OPA Oil Pollution Act
    OPAC On-Line Payment and Collection System
    OPHS Office of Public Health and Science
    OPM Office of Personnel Management
    OSC On-Scene Commander
    OSC On-Scene Coordinator
    OSC Operations Support Center
    OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
    PAO Public Affairs Officer
    PBS Public Buildings Service
    PD Presidential Declaration
    PDA Preliminary Damage Assessment
    PDASH Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
    PDD Presidential Decision Directive
    PMS Payments Management System
    PNP Private Nonprofit
    POA Point of Arrival
    POC Point of Contact
    POD Point of Departure
    PPE Personal Protective Equipment
    PRA Patient Reporting Activity
    RAP Radiological Assistance Program
    RC&D Resource Conservation and Development
    RCP Region Oil and Hazardous Pollution Contingency Plan
    RD Regional Director
    REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
    REC Regional Emergency Coordinator
    RECP Regional Emergency Services Communications Planner
    REP Regional Evacuation Point
    REPLO Regional Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer
    RERT Radiological Emergency Response Team
    RETCO Regional Emergency Transportation Coordinator
    RFA Request for Federal Assistance
    RHA Regional Health Administrator
    RHS Rural Housing Service
    RIC Reconstruction Information Center
    RISC Regional Interagency Steering Committee
    RMA Risk Management Agency
    ROC Regional Operations Center
    RR Response and Recovery
    RRIS Rapid Response Information System
    RRT Regional Response Team
    RSPA Research and Special Programs Administration
    RTF Response Task Force
    RUS Rural Utilities Service
    SA Supplemental Appropriation
    SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
    SBA Small Business Administration
    SCO State Coordinating Officer
    SIOC Strategic Information and Operations Center
    SITREP Situation Report
    SOP Standard Operating Procedure
    SSA Social Security Administration
    SSC Scientific Support Coordinator
    STOLS System to Locate Survivors
    SUPSALV Supervisor of Salvage and Diving
    TAES Tactical Aeromedical Evacuation System
    TIMACS Telecommunications Information Management and Control System
    TLC Territory Logistics Center
    TPFDD Time-Phased Force and Deployment Data
    TPFDL Time-Phased Force and Deployment List
    TREAS Department of the Treasury
    TSP Telecommunications Service Priority
    TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
    UC Unified Command
    U.S. United States
    U.S.C. U.S. Code
    US&R Urban Search and Rescue
    USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    USACOM U.S. Atlantic Command
    USCG U.S. Coast Guard
    USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
    USPACOM U.S. Pacific Command
    USPS U.S. Postal Service
    USSOUTHCOM U.S. Southern Command
    USTRANSCOM U.S. Transportation Command
    VA Department of Veterans Affairs
    VAL Voluntary Agency Liaison
    VIP Very Important Person
    VISTA Volunteers in Service to America
    VOAD Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
    VOLAG Voluntary Agency
    WMD Weapon of Mass Destruction

    Updated: June 3, 1999