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Business Continuity and Emergency Response Planning Acronyms

Posted on Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Acronyms are a shorthand communication method used within the emergency management industry. This list of common acronyms is often used in response plans and/or business continuity plans. Those utilizing these plans should be familiar with the language.

ACP

Area Contingency Plan

API

American Petroleum Institute

BBL

Barrel

BCP

Business Continuity Plan

BLEVE

Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

BIA

Business Impact Analysis

BOP

Blowout Preventer

BPD

Barrels per Day

BSSE

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

BST

Business Support Team

CAER

Community Awareness and Emergency Response

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CM

Crisis Manager

CMT

Crisis Management Team

COTP

Captain of the Port

CP

Command Post

CWA

Clean Water Act

DOM

Dock Operations Manual

DOT

Department of Transportation

DR

Disaster Recovery

DWT

Deadweight Tons

E&P

Exploration and Production

EAP

Emergency Action Plan

EMT

Emergency Management Team

EOC

Emergency Operations Center

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

EPZ

Emergency Planning Zone

ERAP

Emergency Response Action Plan

ERP

Emergency Response Plan

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

FOG

Field Operations Guide

FOSC

Federal On-Scene Coordinator

FPP

Fire Pre-Plan

FRP

Facility Response Plan

FSC

Finance Section Chief

GOM

Gulf of Mexico

GPM

Gallons Per Minute

HAZMAT

Hazardous Materials

HAZWOPER

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

HMIS

Hazardous Material Information System

H2S

Hydrogen Sulfide

IBRRC

International Bird Rescue Research Center

IAP

Incident Action Plan

IC

Incident Commander

ICP

Incident Command Post, Integrated Contingency Plan

ICS

Incident Command System

IDLH

Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health

IMO

International Marine Organization

IMT

Incident Management Team

IPIECA

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

JIC

Joint Information  Center

LEL

Lower Explosive Level

LEL

Lower Explosive Limit

LEPC

Local Emergency Planning Committee

LEPD

Local Emergency Planning District

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

LPG

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LSC

Logistic Section Chief

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet

NCP

National Contingency Plan

NGL

Natural Gas Liquid

NIMS

National Incident Management System

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NM

Nautical Miles

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NRC

National Response Center

NRDA

National Resource Damage Assessment

NRS

National Response System

NRT

National Response Team

OPA 90

Oil Pollution Act of 1990

OSC

On-Scene Coordinator/Commander, Operations Section Chief

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSRO

Oil Spill Removal Organization

OSRP

Oil Spill Response Plan

PE

Professional Engineer

PFD

Personal Flotation Device

PHMSA

Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration

PIAT

Public Information Assistance Team

PIO

Public Information Officer

POB

Persons on Board

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

PREP

Preparedness for Response Exercise Program

PRP

Pandemic Response Plan

PSC

Planning Section Chief

PSI

Pounds per Square Inch

QI

Qualified Individual

RCT

Regional Crisis Team

ROC

Record of Changes

RPO

Recovery Point Objective

RTO

Recovery Time Objective

RP

Responsible Party

RRC

Regional Response Centers

RRT

Regional Response Team (Federal)

RRI

Regional Resource Inventory

SAR

Search and Rescue

SARA

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

SCAT

Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team

SCBA

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

SERC

State Emergency Response Commission

SITREP

Situation Report Message

SMT

Spill Management Team

SOLAS

Safety of Life at Sea

SONS

Spill of National Significance

SOPEP

Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan

SOSC

State On-Scene Coordinator

SOT

Standard Operating Procedure

SPCC

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan

SSC

Scientific Support Coordinator

SSSP

Site Specific Safety & Health Plan

SWD

Saltwater Disposal

UCS

Unified Command System

USCG

United States Coast Guard

WCD

Worst Case Discharge

WHO

World Health Organization

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