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Texas Superfund: Glossary Index

Definitions and Links for Terms Used in Remediation

This glossary provides definitions of terms as used in the context of Superfund. These terms may have other meanings when used in other contexts.


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 

A

 

administrative order (AO)

 

agreed administrative order (AAO)

 

 

B

 

backfill

 

baseline risk assessment

 

biodegradation

 

bioremediation

 

borrow pit

 

 

C

 

cap

 

carbon adsorption

 

category

 

cell

 

chlorinated hydrocarbons

 

closure

 

comment period

 

community relations plan (CRP)

 

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA)

 

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS)

 

cone penetrometer technology (CPT)

 

contract laboratory program (CLP)

 

creosotes

 

 

D

 

data usability summary

 

deleted facility

 

dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPL)

 

dewater

 

 

E

 

ecological services

 

enforcement screening committee (ESC)

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 

epidemiological

 

estuary

 

evaluation under way

 

evaporation pond

 

expanded site investigation

 

 

F

 

feasibility study

 

final administrative order (FAO)

 

 

G

 

geographic information systems (GIS)

 

global positioning system (GPS)

 

good faith offer

 

groundwater

 

 

H

 

House Bill 3030

 

hazard ranking system (HRS)

 

Hazardous & Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account

 

hazardous waste

 

health assessment

 

heavy metals

 

hot line

 

hydrocarbons

 

 

I

 

immediate removal (IR)

 

impoundment

 

information repository

 

injury to natural resource

 

inorganic chemicals/compounds

 

in-situ biodegradation

 

integrated assessment (IA)

 

invitation for bids

 

 

L

 

lagoon

 

landfarm

 

landfill

 

library

 

listed facility

 

 

M

 

migration

 

 

N

 

national contingency plan (NCP)

 

national priorities list (NPL)

 

Natural Resource Trustee Program (NRTP)

 

no further action (NFA)

 

no further remedial action planned (NFRAP)

 

non-residential property

 

 

O

 

Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA)

 

Oil Spill Prevention & Response Act of 1991 (OSPRA)

 

operable unit

 

operation and maintenance (O&M)

 

organic chemicals/compounds

 

overpack drums

 

oversight costs

 

 

P

 

petrochemicals

 

plume

 

pollution report (POLREP)

 

polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

 

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

 

potentially responsible party (PRP)

 

pre-CERCLIS inspection (PCI)

 

preliminary assessment/site investigation (PA/SI)

 

presumptive remedy

 

probable point of entry (PPE)

 

proposed facility

 

proposed remedial action document (PRAD)

 

 

Q

 

quality assurance project plan (QAPP)

 

quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)

 

 

R

 

records repositories

 

registry

 

remedial action (RA)

 

remedial design (RD)

 

remedial investigation (RI)

 

Remediation Division

 

removal action

 

repository

 

request for proposals (RFP)

 

residential property

 

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA)

 

responsiveness summary

 

restoration

 

risk assessment

 

risk factor

 

runoff

 

 

S

 

scope of work (SOW)

 

screening site inspection (SSI)

 

sediment

 

site inspection prioritization (SIP)

 

site investigation (SI)

 

sludge

 

slurry wall

 

Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA)

 

stabilization

 

stakeholder

 

status

 

Superfund

 

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)

 

Superfund chemical data matrix

 

Superfund Site Discovery & Assessment Program (SSDAP)

 

Superfund site land use

 

surface water

 

 

T

 

target distance limit (TDL)

 

technical assistance team (TAT)

 

Texas Air Control Board (TACB)

 

Texas Building and Procurement Commission (TBPC)

 

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

 

Texas Department of Health (TDH)

 

Texas Department of Water Resources (TDWR)

 

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC)

 

toll-free telephone number

 

Texas Water Commission (TWC)

 

Texas Water Quality Board (TWQB)

 


U

 

unilateral administrative order (UAO)

 

 

V

 

vadose zone

 

volatile organic compounds(VOCs)

 

Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)

 

 

W

 

wetland

 

 

X

 

X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

 

 

 

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