Veterans Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction    
The final public meeting of the VBDR was held on
July 23, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.


 
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Commonly Used Acronyms

Because the VBDR website contains a wide range of information, we have developed this list of acronyms. It is meant to serve as an easy-access reference point as you browse the site.

ARA

  Applied Research Associates, Inc.

CFR

  Code of Federal Regulations

CHP

  Certified Health Physicist

CIRRPC

  Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination

C&P Service

  VBA Compensation and Pension Service

DNA

  Defense Nuclear Agency

DoE

  Department of Energy

DoD

  Department of Defense

DoJ

  Department of Justice

DR

  Dose Reconstruction

DTRA

  Defense Threat Reduction Agency

EEOICP

  Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program

FACA

  Federal Advisory Committee Act

FR

  Federal Register

GAO

  General Accounting Office

IREP

  Interactive RadioEpidemiological Program

ISO

  International Organization for Standardization

NAS

  National Academy of Sciences

NCI

  National Cancer Institute

NCRP

  National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

NIOSH

  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NRC

  National Research Council

NTS

  Nevada Test Site

NTPR

  Nuclear Test Personnel Review

OPA

  Office of Public Affairs (in the VA)

OPHEH

  Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards

PC

  Probability of Causation

QA

  Quality Assurance

QC

  Quality Control

SOP

  Standard Operating Procedure

VA

  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VACEH

  Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards

VACO

  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office

VARO

  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office

VBA

  Veterans Benefit Administration

VHA

  Veterans Health Administration

 

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